Category Archives: Bartow

Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

An abduction that triggered an Amber alert for a 2-year-old girl has turned into a manhunt now that the child is safely back with her mother, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. A Thursday morning media release (below) states that Ricky Lee Buttrom, 25, is sought on numerous charges includingL Kidnapping Aggravated assault Aggravated… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

Today’s first headlines: Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘ Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 3 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee,… Read more

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Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘

Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘

The RaceWay at 2459 Shorter Ave. across from Jack’s and Sonic will open on Dec. 8, owner Johnny Adhikari says. At 10:30 that morning, the Rome Floyd Chamber will hold a ribbon cutting with the store opening to the public at 2 that afternoon. Says Adkikari: “We will have expanded offerings of merchandise along with hot food like Krispy Krunchy… Read more

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Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 5 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee, car shops at American Legion site.

Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 5 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee, car shops at American Legion site.

  The former Fred’s location Armuchee has sold and look for 24/7 storage from Brian Spears there soon. He earlier won a special use permit to reshape the interior of the former retailer at 4111 Martha Berry to allow climate-controlled storage in Armuchee. The application cites “climate controlled storage is in high demand and short… Read more

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Banking: Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Also: Dividend at RCB Financial.

Banking: Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Also: Dividend at RCB Financial.

Media release: Dwight Stout has joined Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Dwight served as a valuable member of the Greater team from the bank’s beginning in 1996 to 2010, serving as President from 2005 – 2010. Most recently, Stout served as the Executive Vice President of Mount Vernon Bank in Vidalia, GA.… Read more

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3 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday; 1 each in Floyd, Bartow, Polk; also 4 more ‘probable’ deaths.  23 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Wednesday, up 3.

3 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday; 1 each in Floyd, Bartow, Polk; also 4 more ‘probable’ deaths. 23 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Wednesday, up 3.

Latest updates from Dr. Gary Voccio on COVID, flu, World AIDS Day and aftermath  Voccio says there’s been a slight uptick in cases but hospitalizations are remaining virtually flat. Sadly, he says, so are local vaccine rates. The omicron variant remains a mystery, he says, because there’s “not a lot of data on it” as… Read more

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Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight. How to watch the Cartersville parade live on YouTube. Also: 7 other parades set across Northwest Georgia.

Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight. How to watch the Cartersville parade live on YouTube. Also: 7 other parades set across Northwest Georgia.

>Click here to watch the parade tonight. TONIGHT Weather forecast: Clear, around 58 degrees when the parade starts. The 2021 Cartersville Christmas Parade will start at 6 p.m.  Line-up begins at 4 p.m. in the Tabernacle church parking lot. Parade Route: The Christmas Parade begins in the Tabernacle Church parking lot. The floats will take a: RIGHT… Read more

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Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

THE LATEST Unofficial but we’re reading in the Between the Rivers Facebook page that those stalled Norfolk Southern cars along Glenn Milner Boulevard have finally departed. They’d been sitting there for nearly two weeks. We’ll have updates soon.     Those rail car clogging the crossings at Glenn Milner Boulevard, between First and Sixth avenues,… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Democrat Stacey Abrams’ entry Wednesday into the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial race almost guarantees that health care will be a leading issue in the campaign. Abrams, who narrowly lost to Brian Kemp in the 2018 race, pushed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act as a top priority… Read more

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Education: Pepperell High’s Leah Streams, Ailyn Rodriguez as well as Rome High’s Bethany Allison, Johs Hart and Sam Thomas to represent Floyd and Rome schools at Georgia Music Educators Association’s all-state chorus.

Education: Pepperell High’s Leah Streams, Ailyn Rodriguez as well as Rome High’s Bethany Allison, Johs Hart and Sam Thomas to represent Floyd and Rome schools at Georgia Music Educators Association’s all-state chorus.

The event will be held Feb. 17-19 at The Classic Center. GMEA events at the Classic Center include In-Service Conference, All-State Band, All-State Chorus, All-State Orchestra, Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus, and Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus. For more. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gorgeous weekend ahead with highs mostly in the low 70s, sunny skies.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gorgeous weekend ahead with highs mostly in the low 70s, sunny skies.

  OUTLOOK A trace of rain likely late Sunday into early Monday and then temperatures drop back to the upper 50s. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind around 5 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOL By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Just when high schools in Georgia thought the 2022-24 reclassification process was complete and… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

FLOYD Mellow Mushroom, 94. Sam’s Burger-Deli, 90. John Henry’s, 90. BARTOW Sweet Snow, base and mobile, 100. Mule House Pizza, mobile no. 2, 93. Popeye’s, Martin Luther King Jr., 97. GORDON Pizza Hut, Calhoun, 87. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA China, 94. Jim’s Place, 91. Chattooga High, 99. Jefferson’s, 83. Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Media release: Damon Thomas Young, a/k/a Morgan Sylvia, has been sentenced for his fraud scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers, while serving a 20-year state sentence as an inmate with the Georgia Department of Corrections. “Young schemed to steal millions of dollars’ worth of heavy equipment while serving a… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Bartow County Jail… Read more

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Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade. Best in Parade – Pridemore and Cox Orthodonics (above video, Polar Express) Adult 1st Place – Floyd Republican Party 2nd Place – Bloomin T’s Boutique 3rd Place – Coosa Valley Credit Union 4th Place – Floyd Home Health Care 5th Place – Pruitt Hospice 6th Place –  McClain Sealock Post 136 of the American Legion Children 1st Place –… Read more

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Business: Pam Powers-Smith named Rome Floyd Chamber’s president and CEO, the third person to hold that title since January 2019.

Business: Pam Powers-Smith named Rome Floyd Chamber’s president and CEO, the third person to hold that title since January 2019.

  In context: The Rome Floyd Chamber has its third president/chief executive officer in as many years. Pam Powers-Smith, who had served as the chamber’s interim leader since Jeanne Krueger announced her resignation in early November, is now her official replacement. Krueger replaced Al Hodge who retired in January 2020 after more than 20 years… Read more

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