Category Archives: Bartow

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Elevated risk for strong to severe storms tonight, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tornado watch in effect for extreme Northwest Georgia until 4 a.m. Saturday.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Elevated risk for strong to severe storms tonight, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tornado watch in effect for extreme Northwest Georgia until 4 a.m. Saturday.

UPDATED OUTLOOK 8 p.m. update: A tornado watch is now in effect until 4 a.m. for Catoosa, Dade, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties at this time. There is the chance for strong to severe thunderstorms, likely along a line, to affect parts of northwest and west-central Georgia later this evening and into the overnight hours.… 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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Busy Weekend kicks off tonight with Rockmart’s Homespun Festival. Saturday: Berry Farmers’ Market, Walk with a Doc, Ridge Ferry Film and Music by Tracks in Cartersville.

Busy Weekend kicks off tonight with Rockmart’s Homespun Festival. Saturday: Berry Farmers’ Market, Walk with a Doc, Ridge Ferry Film and Music by Tracks in Cartersville.

Join the Berry College Student Enterprises as many as 30 community vendors for our annual summer Farmers’ Market. The hours are 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clara Bowl adjacent to the Ford buildings. The market will include products such as Angus Beef, jams and jellies, vegetables, eggs, artwork, handcrafted jewelry, Jersey Milk cheese… Read more

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Health: More than 500 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Health: More than 500 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Media release: With roughly one week remaining in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge, votes continue to fly in. As of Friday morning (July 20), the top five charities are Living Proof Recovery, Summit Quest, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, RLT Prime Timers and The Sweet Cocoon. Several other charities are within striking distance of the top five. Two… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center receives statewide Community Leadership Award for Diabetes prevention program

Health: Floyd Medical Center receives statewide Community Leadership Award for Diabetes prevention program

Media release: At its annual Summer Meeting, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) presented its prestigious Community Leadership Award to Floyd Medical Center in Rome for diabetes prevention and education. Floyd Medical Center President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel accepted the award on behalf of the hospital. To address the prevalence of diabetes in the community, Floyd Medical… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Which retailer should go in former Kmart site? Survey says: Target by a landslide. New name for new Courtyard. Who wants to be a newspaper editor? Final day of advance voting; surge continues. More storms possible Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Which retailer should go in former Kmart site? Survey says: Target by a landslide. New name for new Courtyard. Who wants to be a newspaper editor? Final day of advance voting; surge continues. More storms possible Saturday.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd, Polk and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT What should go where Kmart was? Target is the dominant social media favorite. The Poll  Business: New name for new Courtyard in Rome. Help wanted: Executive editor. Business Politics: 1,270 advance votes… Read more

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What should go where Kmart was? Target is dominant in record social media response, Academy Sports a distant number two.

What should go where Kmart was? Target is dominant in record social media response, Academy Sports a distant number two.

  Reports that Ledbetter Properties is in negotiations to purchase the 15-acre Kmart site off Turner McCall spread quickly throughout Rome/Floyd County as speculation expanded into what the retail mix might be. With no plans yet public, and the deal pending, the what-if game is about all we have for now. That and a Hometown… Read more

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Business: New name for new Courtyard in Rome. Help wanted: Executive editor.

Business: New name for new Courtyard in Rome. Help wanted: Executive editor.

Make that Courtyard Rome Riverwalk: The new hotel on West Third Street has an even newer name, Courtyard Rome Riverwalk. The rebranding is tied to the meeting space offered by the hotel — and its very wise appreciation and use of its position above the Oostanaula River (our opinion). That space and access gets its… Read more

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Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

Politics: 1,270 advance votes through Thursday; today is final day to vote early. Also: Perdue meets with supreme court nominee.

  Endorsements continue in GOP governor’s race as Trump backs Kemp, Deal supporting Cagle: The final days of the Casey Cagle-Brian Kemp battle for the Republican nomination to be Georgia’s next governor continues to be a blow-by-blow boxing match. One Monday, the state’s most highly regarded Republican, Nathan Deal, endorsed Cagle–a bit of a surprise… Read more

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Buzz: Rome City Schools shares app to help with bus schedules. New chief engineer for local DOT office. Veterans Service office closed next week for training.

Buzz: Rome City Schools shares app to help with bus schedules. New chief engineer for local DOT office. Veterans Service office closed next week for training.

  From Rome City Schools: The Rome Transit Department has a new app to help Rome City parents and students. The Tripper Web Application displays routes, stop times, schools and school districts. It is accessible from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. The links on the Rome Transit page allow you to access the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Thursday rainout so Rome/Charleston play two beginning at 5 this evening.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Thursday rainout so Rome/Charleston play two beginning at 5 this evening.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Rome Braves open eight-game home stand tonight at 5. First up: Charleston through Sunday. First pitch is at 5 this evening as Thursday’s game was postponed because of heavy rain. Two seven-inning games are scheduled. Fans holding tickets for tonight can… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW No reports. GORDON Classic Kitchen, Calhoun, 95. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Heard on the Tweet: Some media makeovers for local football this season. Ledbetters dealing for Kmart site? Twitter poll on which retailers to add. Taco Bell getting a new look in Cartersville. Two Rome City Brewing Co. crafts beers get canned starting today. Why Paradise Garden is a day tripper (per Atlanta magazine).

Heard on the Tweet: Some media makeovers for local football this season. Ledbetters dealing for Kmart site? Twitter poll on which retailers to add. Taco Bell getting a new look in Cartersville. Two Rome City Brewing Co. crafts beers get canned starting today. Why Paradise Garden is a day tripper (per Atlanta magazine).

  Some media changes coming to local college football, high school football this year: The one that’s already out of the bag is Shorter University’s move to a webcast broadcast/digital format this year. Ad sales are about to start and more information about a “multiplatorm” offering is due soon. Also: The Hawks get more digital… Read more

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