Category Archives: Bartow

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Another customer threatened leaving Kroger; police say it was among 44 crimes reported at Riverbend since March 2018 (other than wrecks).  Georgia flu deaths climb to 15 since Sept. 30. Prepare for lots of rain later in the week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Another customer threatened leaving Kroger; police say it was among 44 crimes reported at Riverbend since March 2018 (other than wrecks). Georgia flu deaths climb to 15 since Sept. 30. Prepare for lots of rain later in the week.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT After an armed customer scares off potential threat leaving Kroger last month, our investigation shows 44 ‘incidents’ at Riverbend since March 2018, ranging from assaults to armed robbery to vehicle theft. Violent 2016 attack never was solved. Safety concerns Health: State flu deaths… Read more

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After armed customer scares off potential threat leaving Kroger last month, investigation shows 44 ‘incidents’ at Riverbend since March 2018, ranging from assaults to armed robbery to vehicle theft. Violent 2016 attack never was solved.

After armed customer scares off potential threat leaving Kroger last month, investigation shows 44 ‘incidents’ at Riverbend since March 2018, ranging from assaults to armed robbery to vehicle theft. Violent 2016 attack never was solved.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Ledbetter Properties is looking at options to improve security at its Riverbend shopping center, just off Turner McCall Boulevard and Riverbend Drive in Rome, after a shopper was recently accosted in the parking lot. It’s one of more than 40 reported criminal/suspicious incidents occurring since March 2018, not to mention the… Read more

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Health: State flu deaths jump to 15 since the season started Sept. 30, another 1,108 hospitalized in metro Atlanta. How to protect yourself.

Health: State flu deaths jump to 15 since the season started Sept. 30, another 1,108 hospitalized in metro Atlanta. How to protect yourself.

  Flu has claimed at least 15 lives in Georgia this season: The report from the Georgia Department of Health for the week ending Feb. 8 contained a six-person jump in the number of  people who has died since Sept. 30 from the flu. After initially reporting one death through the week of Feb. 2,… Read more

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Buzz: A few tweaks at Johnny’s Pizza in downtown Rome (open during updates). Latest check on gas prices as spring break season arrives. Knights of Columbus free-throw contest returns Saturday.

Buzz: A few tweaks at Johnny’s Pizza in downtown Rome (open during updates). Latest check on gas prices as spring break season arrives. Knights of Columbus free-throw contest returns Saturday.

Checking lowest gas prices (via georgiagasbuddy.com): As the above graphic shows, gas prices hit a low in early January but continue to increase. Prices, on average in Georgia, climbed 11 cents alone last week. Here are the community numbers: Rome: $2.05 to $2.06 on the cheaper side (Hi-Tech, Murphy’s at Walmart) Bartow County: $2.07 at the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for at least 3.25 inches of rain between Tuesday and Friday; 1.27 inches on Sunday. Cooler Tuedsay (45), warmer Thursday (69).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for at least 3.25 inches of rain between Tuesday and Friday; 1.27 inches on Sunday. Cooler Tuedsay (45), warmer Thursday (69).

  OUTLOOK Confidence is increasing that multiple rounds of rain can be expected across much of the area through Friday, with two to as much as eight inches possible by the end of the week. The highest rainfall amounts at this time are expected across Northwest Georgia. An increased threat for river and stream flooding… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. A look at this week’s high school basketball playoffs; schedule and some times. Community sports sign-ups continues.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. A look at this week’s high school basketball playoffs; schedule and some times. Community sports sign-ups continues.

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. SPORTS HEADLINES State High School Basketball Tournament what’s ahead for second round (courtesy of John McClellan) GIRLS Second Round Games (to be played Wednesday or Thursday): Bracket links are in each classification; just click Class 5A for the bracket. Class 5A Rome… 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. 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 help their police in solving… Read more

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A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ starting Feb. 25.

A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ starting Feb. 25.

  Dalton Dover has been a familiar face — and voice — at a lot of restaurants in the area, particularly Rome City Brewing Co., in recent months. Since last fall, rumors have circulated that he might be connected to season 16 of NBC’s smash “The Voice.” There were hints about an early summer audition… Read more

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Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

  Unity Christian School’s annual fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair‘ returns Saturday, March 9, to the new Lodge at Taylor Estate. The evening of dining, raffling and bidding on both silent and live auction items will be one of the first events at the new venue located on the Taylor Estate, 549 Minshew Road in… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Liquidation sale to begin today at Payless ShoeSource. Rome Commission meeting on “sexually oriented business” amendment. Pixar Co-Founder speaking at Berry on Thursday. Adventure Film Festival Rome on Saturday.

Ahead of the headlines: Liquidation sale to begin today at Payless ShoeSource. Rome Commission meeting on “sexually oriented business” amendment. Pixar Co-Founder speaking at Berry on Thursday. Adventure Film Festival Rome on Saturday.

Today: Liquidation sale slated to begin at Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome (1314 Turner McCall Blvd.) and Calhoun (475 Highway 53 East) as the company is shutting down all 2,100 stores across the country.  The stores will remain until the end of March and some into May. Previous report Monday: The Rome City Commission has scheduled… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA Wrestling Championship results. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). College basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA Wrestling Championship results. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). 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. SPORTS HEADLINES GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships (results for 1st, 2nd individual finishers only from GHSA):  Final Team Standings: 1A: Darlington, 2nd place; Trion, 4th place 2A: Chattooga, 3rd place; Pepperell, 5th place 3A: Sonoraville, 1st place 5A: Woodland, 1st place;… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. ‘Deluge’ coming with up to 6-8 inches of rain coming this week. Polk County singer Dalton Dover on ‘The Voice’. Unity’s ‘Southern Affair’ fundraiser returns Mar. 9. Liquidation at Payless Shoes begins today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. ‘Deluge’ coming with up to 6-8 inches of rain coming this week. Polk County singer Dalton Dover on ‘The Voice’. Unity’s ‘Southern Affair’ fundraiser returns Mar. 9. Liquidation at Payless Shoes begins today.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for the ‘deluge’ as several rounds of heavy rain this week could bring 6-8 inches our way. Forecast A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s… Read more

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