Man found shot to death Sunday morning in Cedartown; investigation continues. Fourth homicide in nine days in our area.

Man found shot to death Sunday morning in Cedartown; investigation continues. Fourth homicide in nine days in our area.

Updated: The murder victim has been identified as Ronald Morris Bentley, 40. EARLIER Media release: Cedartown officers responded to an early Sunday morning call of shots fired in the Gibson Street area, according to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, Upon arriving at the scene, the Cedartown Police Department found a white male, 40 to 50… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Eight deaths in last nine days across Northwest Georgia. Rome nearly 2 inches below normal rainfall for year. CFA Cow Appreciation returns July 10. Heat index near 100 today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Eight deaths in last nine days across Northwest Georgia. Rome nearly 2 inches below normal rainfall for year. CFA Cow Appreciation returns July 10. Heat index near 100 today.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Man found shot to death in Cedartown Sunday morning. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Deadly summer: Eight deaths in last nine days in Northwest Georgia including four in car crashes; four in shootings. Deaths Despite a… Read more

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(Updated) Deadly summer: Nine deaths in last 10 days in Northwest Georgia including four in car crashes; four in shootings.

(Updated) Deadly summer: Nine deaths in last 10 days in Northwest Georgia including four in car crashes; four in shootings.

It’s been a deadly summer so far with eight deaths in the last nine days across Northwest Georgia from either car crashes or shooting incidents. The latest include two separate, fatal crashes on Saturday. Early Sunday, a man believed to be in his 40s to 50s was found shot to death in Cedartown. Bartow County… Read more

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Despite a rainy spring season, Rome is about two inches below normal rainfall for the year.

Despite a rainy spring season, Rome is about two inches below normal rainfall for the year.

Given all the rain we’ve had this spring, one would think Rome would be ahead in total rainfall for the year. But according to the National Weather Service, Rome is about 2-inches below average rainfall total so far in 2018. The NWS rainfall station at the Rome Airport has recorded 23.25 inches of rainfall from… Read more

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Dining: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day returns July 10 but participating locations are limited in the area.

Dining: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day returns July 10 but participating locations are limited in the area.

Chick-fil-A’s annual Cow Appreciation Day returns July 10, but there will be fewer participating locations in the area this year with Rome’s Chick-fil-A Dwarf House and Chick-fil-A in Cartersville now closed for renovations. For those who want to dress as a cow to receive a free entree, you will have to visit the Chick-fil-A at Mount. Berry Mall… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900.

  Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900. Open house, 1-3 p.m.  1220 MOUNT ALTO RD – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a gorgeous view. $399,000. 510 E. 9TH ST – 4 bedroom, 2 bath on huge lot. $259,900. 318 BROW RD – MENLO, GA! 3… Read more

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Buzz: Olive Garden employees collect food for hospice families. Pop Up Farmer’s Market coming to Broad Street on June 30.

Buzz: Olive Garden employees collect food for hospice families. Pop Up Farmer’s Market coming to Broad Street on June 30.

Crystal Thacker, a server at Rome’s Olive Garden, has made it her mission to help families served by Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd. Thacker often spearheads food drives with the help of her co-workers to provide non-perishable items for the families. She and co-worker Andrew Williams recently stopped by Heyman HospiceCare to drop off several boxes… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 20% chance of rain, thunderstorms today, high of 91. Heat index will feel like 100.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A 20% chance of rain, thunderstorms today, high of 91. Heat index will feel like 100.

  OUTLOOK A 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms today with high near 91. Heat index value near 100. There is a chance of thunderstorms every day for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with gusty winds, frequent lightning and isolated flooding… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 1-0 to Augusta in 10 innings. Home stand vs. Greenville begins today at 2 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 1-0 to Augusta in 10 innings. Home stand vs. Greenville begins today at 2 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Rome Braves fall 1-0 to Augusta in 10th inning on walk-off hit. Media release: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, won 1-0 on Saturday night against the Rome Braves. The game started off as a pitchers’ duel between John Gavin for the GreenJackets… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Shirley Posey

Obituaries: Ms. Shirley Posey

Ms. Shirley Posey, age 63, of Rome, Ga. transitioned June 17, 2018. Service for Ms. Posey will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1 pm at F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Please keep the family lifted up in prayer. Care and Direction entrusted to F.  K. Jones Funeral Home. Read more

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Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

On radio: Jim Alred from Harbin Clinic joins us at 7:40 a.m Monday on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm  to talk about the 2018 Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept. 29 as well as the Harbin Hero Challenge. Media release: Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl… Read more

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Chattooga Sheriff: One person dead in two vehicle crash off Highway 27 in Gore.

Chattooga Sheriff: One person dead in two vehicle crash off Highway 27 in Gore.

From The Summerville News: A two vehicle crash on Hwy. 27 in Gore has killed one man today.  The crash happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of Hwy. 27 and Gore-Subligna Road. A black newer model Chevrolet Silverado and a semi-truck crashed just south of the gas stations, according to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader.  From Hometown… Read more

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Updated: Plainville man killed in crash involving tractor trailer and car on Hwy. 140 in Adairsville

Updated: Plainville man killed in crash involving tractor trailer and car on Hwy. 140 in Adairsville

4:30 p.m. update: Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has identified 45-year-old Jason Manning of Plainville,GA as the deceased victim in today’s crash on SR 140 at Big Oak Tree Rd. He died of blunt force trauma. From the Georgia State Patrol: A Green Honda (Driven by Jason Manning, Plainville GA) was traveling west on GA 140… Read more

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Cartersville Police investigating shooting in Mountain Chase complex; One man seriously injured.

Cartersville Police investigating shooting in Mountain Chase complex; One man seriously injured.

Cartersville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred late Friday night in the Mountain Chase apartment complex. An adult male was shot and sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries, according to Mike Bettikofer with Cartersville Police. He says the incident is still under investigation at this time and no arrests have been made. No other… Read more

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