Category Archives: Bartow

Business:  Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24.

Business: Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24.

Sidebar: Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority. Development From Hometown: As community speculation focuses on retirements and the next full-time leader of the Rome Floyd Chamber, an interim leader has been named. Jeanne Krueger takes over Jan. 24 even though 21-year president and chief executive officer Al… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: With new players on development authority, what’s next for industrial recruitment? Man dies in Bartow fire; two escape. December: Downer month for Realtors. Shutdown Day 27: Latest impact. Light rain today; more Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: With new players on development authority, what’s next for industrial recruitment? Man dies in Bartow fire; two escape. December: Downer month for Realtors. Shutdown Day 27: Latest impact. Light rain today; more Saturday.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority. Changes Man dies in Tuesday fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second… Read more

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Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

  Sidebar: Business:  Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24. Chamber Amid changes to how Rome/Floyd County recruit and retain industry, the group that could wind us with jurisdiction over future recruiting has a new lineup. On Tuesday, new members of the Rome-Floyd Development Authority were sworn in by Superior Court… Read more

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Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms the death of a man in a fire Tuesday morning off Barnsley Gardens Road. The man’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and to confirm his identity, Guyton says. The fire was worked by the Bartow County Fire Department, according to WBHF 1450… Read more

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Business: A downer December for local Realtors as home sales fall nearly 18% to 32.4% in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties.

Business: A downer December for local Realtors as home sales fall nearly 18% to 32.4% in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties.

  Home sales stall in December for Greater Rome Realtors: There was a 20.5 percent year-over-year drop in home sales last month in Rome/Floyd County as 70 single-family homes changed hands. Also down: The average sales price was $126,851, a decline of 24.7 percent from the same month in 2017. Realtors also saw a 3.1… Read more

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Shutdown Day 27: State issuing February food stamp benefits early because of federal government shutdown. Plus: Seeking local relief efforts.

Shutdown Day 27: State issuing February food stamp benefits early because of federal government shutdown. Plus: Seeking local relief efforts.

As the federal government’s partial shutdown creeps toward four weeks with no resolution on the table, state agencies and businesses are taking steps to help workers and their families. Hometown Headlines will be posting those efforts each day until there is a resolution. If your business is taking steps to help those hurt by the… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Surge in flu cases, other illnesses means return of Grady’s mobile ER at its downtown Atlanta campus.

Georgia Health News: Surge in flu cases, other illnesses means return of Grady’s mobile ER at its downtown Atlanta campus.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A surge in cases of flu and other illnesses has led Grady to return a mobile ER to its downtown Atlanta campus. The mobile unit, which is about the size of a tractor trailer and is owned by North Carolina-based Atrium Health, is the same one that served Grady… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

  Georgia Highlands College announces students named to the fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at least… Read more

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Buzz: Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, in state House 5 runoff (Gordon, Murray counties).  Lookout Wild Film Festival returns Jan. 24-27.

Buzz: Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, in state House 5 runoff (Gordon, Murray counties). Lookout Wild Film Festival returns Jan. 24-27.

Media release: There will be a Special Election Runoff on Feb. 5 for the state House District 5 seat between Republicans Matt Barton and Jesse Vaughn. Early voting will begin on Monday, Jan. 28, and end on Friday, Feb. 1.  To cast your vote early you will go to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, heavier on Saturday. Low 60s by Saturday; possible snow showers Sunday morning.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, heavier on Saturday. Low 60s by Saturday; possible snow showers Sunday morning.

  OUTLOOK Rain: Light rain most of the day but totals shouldn’t top 0.20 of an inch. Saturday: At least an inch stretching into Sunday. Temperatures: From 82 on Saturday to 24 degrees (wind chill of 18) Monday morning. Snow: 20 percent chance of snow showers between 7 a.m. and noon. FORECAST Today: Showers likely, mainly after… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend ahead in high school basketball. Local college basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend ahead in high school basketball. Local college basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Friday/boys at 7:30 p.m. Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Friday/girls Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Saturday/boys East Paulding at… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Schroeder’s New Deli, Broad Street, 98. Local Joe’s barbecue, Cave Spring, 100. BARTOW Hampton Inn, Cartersville, breakfast, 91. McDonald’s, Canyon Parkway (I-75/Main Street), 100. Quality Inn, White, breakfast, 87. GORDON No reports. POLK Nana’s Place, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community (nearly 250 in Floyd County). Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to… Read more

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Dining: Third new Popeye’s to rise near Aldi in Cartersville; Wendy’s due on westside of town. Foundry Growler Bar expands lunch, dining service.

Dining: Third new Popeye’s to rise near Aldi in Cartersville; Wendy’s due on westside of town. Foundry Growler Bar expands lunch, dining service.

  Two new fast-food options on the way in Cartersville: The first is another Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen for Cartersville/Bartow County, this one at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Morningside Drive just off U.S. 41. The planned restaurant is across King Drive from Aldi and across U.S. 41 from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Waffle House. There’s… Read more

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Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Media release: Calhoun Police were involved in an early morning chase that began on North Wall Street and came to an end on I-75 after the officer involved crashed his patrol car while attempting to stop the suspect vehicle. The chase started around 12:04 a.m. after an officer noticing the suspect vehicle driving without headlights.… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns Saturday, March 16. More than 1,500 took part in 2018; what you need to know this year.

Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns Saturday, March 16. More than 1,500 took part in 2018; what you need to know this year.

It’s time to reserve your spot and join more than 1,500 glowing, green-garbed, bubble-blasting, foam-frolicking runners and walkers along the trails and streets of downtown Rome for the 2019 edition of the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon on Saturday, March 16. Harbin Clinic once again is teaming with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Parker Systems for the event, which is… Read more

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