Ware Mechanical Weather update: Power out Sunday morning in Shannon for 260 customers; Cedartown outage repaired.

Ware Mechanical Weather update: Power out Sunday morning in Shannon for 260 customers; Cedartown outage repaired.

Parts of Shannon are waking up with coffee and lights this morning as an outage has zapped power for 260 customers off Ga. 53 on the west side include Avenue E and the Connector. Repairs should be done by 10:15 a.m., according to Georgia Power’s outage map. In Polk County, 1,100 were without power near… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Spring Brew Coffee Shop adds new location, expanding services in Cave Spring. Berry, Shorter students return to campus, classes start Monday (Darlington, too). More rain due. Results, photos from Tillman Clocktower Race.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Spring Brew Coffee Shop adds new location, expanding services in Cave Spring. Berry, Shorter students return to campus, classes start Monday (Darlington, too). More rain due. Results, photos from Tillman Clocktower Race.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Power was out this morning for 260 customers in Shannon; Cedartown outage (1,100 customers) repaired. Rainfall: Just over an inch fell late Saturday; more on the way. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Spring Brew… Read more

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Business: Spring Brew Coffee Company opens new location with creamery, antique shop in Cave Spring and more on the way.

Business: Spring Brew Coffee Company opens new location with creamery, antique shop in Cave Spring and more on the way.

Spring Brew Coffee Company has opened a new location in the heart of Cave Spring with plans to expand their offerings.  Now open at 16 Alabama St., in the old Blue Willow Antique Shop, the coffee shop has added ice cream, gifts and antiques to their coffee bar offerings. “We use only the freshest coffee… Read more

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Education: Berry and Shorter students returning to campus this weekend. Fall classes begin Monday. Also back in class Monday: Darlington School.

Education: Berry and Shorter students returning to campus this weekend. Fall classes begin Monday. Also back in class Monday: Darlington School.

The school year begins Monday for Berry College and Shorter University (photos below) and also Darlington School.   Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ continues today. Coming next weekend: Post-game fireworks at Rome Braves game and Butterfly Ball benefiting The Sweet Cocoon.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ continues today. Coming next weekend: Post-game fireworks at Rome Braves game and Butterfly Ball benefiting The Sweet Cocoon.

Hometown Headlines’ Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. Below please find some of the key events for this Friday through Sunday. To be included in future editions, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  SUNDAY Rome Little Theatre begins its 2018-2019 season with the southern comedy,… Read more

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Buzz: Living & Giving wins national ‘Retailer Excellence Award’. Sign-ups under way for Cub Scout troops in NW Georgia.

Buzz: Living & Giving wins national ‘Retailer Excellence Award’. Sign-ups under way for Cub Scout troops in NW Georgia.

  Living & Giving and the Pop Up Pop In! shop at 401 Broad St. are the winners of the 2018 National Retail Excellence Award for Multiple Retail Locations in gifts and decorative accessories. Owners Lisa Landry and Sheree White recently attended the 67th annual awards ceremony in New York to receive the award. “It… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Inch of rain in Rome Saturday; quarter inch in Cartersville. More possible today and throughout the week, highs in upper 80s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Inch of rain in Rome Saturday; quarter inch in Cartersville. More possible today and throughout the week, highs in upper 80s.

  OUTLOOK Saturday report: We saw slightly more than an inch of rain in Rome and a quarter inch in Cartersville (which is hard to believe as we drove through a series of downpours Saturday evening). A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms today with up to quarter inch of rain. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves lose 4-2 at Delmarva. Unity Christian wins scrimmage, 14-8. Results, photos from Tillman Memorial Clocktower Race.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves lose 4-2 at Delmarva. Unity Christian wins scrimmage, 14-8. Results, photos from Tillman Memorial Clocktower Race.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Results, photos from Saturday’s Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race & Walk. Clocktower HIGH SCHOOLS Later today, latest high school football rankings from AJC.  John McClellan’s picks for upcoming week coming on Monday.  An updated, team-by-team look at the 2018 high… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Rita Faye Gibson and Mary Aultman Waters

Obituaries: Mrs. Rita Faye Gibson and Mary Aultman Waters

Mrs. Rita Faye Gibson, age 62, of Kingston, passed away on Saturday morning, August 18, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Gibson was born in Rome, Georgia on July 21, 1956, daughter of the late Esther Hardigree and the late Odessa Hardigree Hughes.  She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, James William… Read more

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CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

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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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: Results posted for Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race & Walk, plus photos.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: Results posted for Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race & Walk, plus photos.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The rain held off for an overcast morning as hundreds of participants raced through Historic Downtown, Myrtle Hill and the challenging Clocktower Hill for Saturday’s 33rd annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-mile Health Walk. The chip-timed 5K (USATF… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of nearly 200 students. Creekside Restaurant returns to Cave Spring. Latest on Bartow murder investigation. Weekend guide. Rain ahead.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of nearly 200 students. Creekside Restaurant returns to Cave Spring. Latest on Bartow murder investigation. Weekend guide. Rain ahead.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Education: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of 182 students this school year, while Floyd County Schools faces opposite situation with declining numbers.  Schools Dining: Creekside returns in Cave Spring with a ‘fluid’ menu that already is earning thumbs up from first customers. Dining Bartow… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of 182 students this school year, while Floyd County Schools faces opposite situation with declining numbers.

Education: Rome City Schools sees enrollment increase of 182 students this school year, while Floyd County Schools faces opposite situation with declining numbers.

  Rome City Schools is seeing a spike in enrollment numbers this year, an increase of some 182 students across all schools this year over the 2017-18 school year, according to figures released Friday. This is the exact opposite problem facing Floyd County Schools which has seen a decline of some 150-200 students per year… Read more

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Dining: Creekside returns in Cave Spring with a ‘fluid’ menu that already is earning thumbs up from first customers.

Dining: Creekside returns in Cave Spring with a ‘fluid’ menu that already is earning thumbs up from first customers.

  Creekside is back in Cave Spring with new owners, new focus: There’s a soft opening under way for the Creekside in downtown Cave Spring as Tim Ayers and Greg Blanton get their new venture under way. The first meals were served earlier this week and the initial plan is to open from 11 a.m.… Read more

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