Category Archives: Bartow

Buzz: ‘Clover cookies,’ a creation by Floyd County 4-H’ers, earns second place in state contest. Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday.

Buzz: ‘Clover cookies,’ a creation by Floyd County 4-H’ers, earns second place in state contest. Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday.

  Much like the hit television show Shark Tank, Floyd County 4-H’ers participated in the State Food Product Development Contest this past weekend.  This contest is a partnership between the University of Georgia  Food Science Department  and Georgia 4-H.  Participants were challenged to develop a food product and complete both a written and verbal proposal.  The Floyd… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves take 3-1 in Augusta; open four-game home stand vs. Asheville on Saturday. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves take 3-1 in Augusta; open four-game home stand vs. Asheville on Saturday. Community sports calendar.

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/baseball State Mutual Stadium Class 6A high school baseball championship. Heritage-Conyers wins.  Game one: Heritage-Conyers defeats Pope 7-2. Game two, Pope 11 – Heritage-Conyers 1. Deciding game three: Heritage-Conyers 11, Pope 4. BASEBALL Rome Braves bounce back, beat Augusta… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW Barnsley Gardens, Adairsville: Woodland Grill, 84. Pavilion, 100. Rice House, 96. Beer garden, 100. Georgian Hall, 93. GORDON Velo Vineyard, Calhoun, 87. POLK China One, Cedartown, 84. 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. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000.” Click for details. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Friday Thursday Cartersville Police reports: May 21… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Today’s high at 93 so far; add five more degrees to that starting Sunday. Special weather statement.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Today’s high at 93 so far; add five more degrees to that starting Sunday. Special weather statement.

HEAT WATCH The following is a look at the forecast high for each day as well as the record for that day. Friday: 94. Record for May 24: 95 (could tie the record). Saturday: 96. Record for May 25: 97 (another tie). Sunday: 98. Record for May 26: 96 (should set record). Monday: 98. Record for… Read more

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GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

GBI media release on the Floyd County officer-involved shooting.

Media release: On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Floyd County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting on Kingston Highway, Rome, Floyd County, GA. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:20 AM, the Metro Drug Task Force and SWAT team were executing a warrant for drugs & weapons at… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Downtown parking fines: A lot of work for under $35,000 in revenue each year. Sizzling forecast gets even hotter. Weekend: What to do indoors and outdoors. Final graduations begin tonight.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Downtown parking fines: A lot of work for under $35,000 in revenue each year. Sizzling forecast gets even hotter. Weekend: What to do indoors and outdoors. Final graduations begin tonight.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Fact check: What about the revenue raised from downtown Rome parking fines. What we found: Those tickets generate an average of $34,291 a year. April sees the most money; September the least. Is it worth all the effort? Parking Ware Mechanical Weather… Read more

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Fact check: What about the revenue raised from downtown Rome parking fines. What we found: Those tickets generate an average of $34,291 a year. April sees the most money; September the least.

Fact check: What about the revenue raised from downtown Rome parking fines. What we found: Those tickets generate an average of $34,291 a year. April sees the most money; September the least.

The city of Rome’s License Plate Reader was on the road, circling the 500 block on Wednesday afternoon. Hometown video (two seconds). The recent controversy over downtown Rome parking sparked several questions about exactly how much revenue the city’s Parking Services office draws from ticketed violations. Hometown Headlines filed an Open Records Request with the… Read more

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April unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in Gordon County, 3% in Bartow and 3.2% in Floyd and Polk counties. Chattooa at 3.4%

April unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in Gordon County, 3% in Bartow and 3.2% in Floyd and Polk counties. Chattooa at 3.4%

  County-by-county look at the jobless rate in April: Floyd: 3.2 percent. Trending: Down. Bartow: 3 percent. Trending: Down. Gordon: 2.8 percent. Trending: Down. Polk: 3.2 percent. Trending: Down. Chattooga: 3.4 percent.  Trending: Down. Media release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome added jobs again in April. According to preliminary data, Rome also managed… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Expanded Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Expanded Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com   DINING: This week’s tip is not a restaurant but a festival. Finster Fest will include barbecue and other items for sale but what got our attention: Executive Director Tina Cox says tomato sandwiches (a.k.a. mater sammiches) will be on sale. What we liked:… Read more

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Graduations: High school graduations Friday, Saturday; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Graduations: High school graduations Friday, Saturday; watch for the heat — and for parking.

  Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. Please check with your school for the latest instructions before heading to graduation. FLOYD… Read more

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Buzz: Farewell reception for Bruce, Jaki Day at Habitat’s ReStore this evening. Living Proof Recovery offers ‘Peddlers Pop-N-Shop’ on June 15. Blood Assurance needs O-negative, other donations ASAP.

Buzz: Farewell reception for Bruce, Jaki Day at Habitat’s ReStore this evening. Living Proof Recovery offers ‘Peddlers Pop-N-Shop’ on June 15. Blood Assurance needs O-negative, other donations ASAP.

  This evening: Farewell reception for Bruce and Jaki Day at Habitat’s ReStore location. On this Thursday, May 23, Habitat will host a retirement/farewell reception for Bruce and Jaki Day. The drop-in reception will be held at 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Habitat ReStore, 95 Three Rivers Drive. Bruce has served as the executive director of… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ rally falls a run short. Rockmart edged 2-0 as Jeff Davis wins state 2A baseball championship. 6A finale at State Mutual tonight at 6. Community: Darlington sets free football camp June 3-6.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves’ rally falls a run short. Rockmart edged 2-0 as Jeff Davis wins state 2A baseball championship. 6A finale at State Mutual tonight at 6. Community: Darlington sets free football camp June 3-6.

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 Canalis to lead USA DIII Women’s Soccer Team in Brazil. Canalis. Berry College’s head women’s soccer coach, Lorenzo Canalis, is set to lead the USA DIII Women’s Soccer team in Brazil next week. The team will feature six Berry women’s… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Cartersville Asian, pizza restaurants both fail. Scores: 58, 66.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Cartersville Asian, pizza restaurants both fail. Scores: 58, 66.

FLOYD Jandy’s Frozen Yogurt, 100. BARTOW Grand China, 58. Last two inspections: 80, 87. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(1)(a)-(c)1,4,5,6-14,15, 16] Observed PIC not properly trained as evidenced by priority violations including failure to show evidence that employees are required to report certain diseases, lack of bodily fluid clean up kit, improper employee beverages, improper cold holding, improper… Read more

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Developing: Gas leak closing some stores, offices in Calhoun near Ga. 53, W.C. Bryant Parkway.

Developing: Gas leak closing some stores, offices in Calhoun near Ga. 53, W.C. Bryant Parkway.

From North Georgia EMC : The Calhoun office “is temporarily closed. An underground gas line was broken on the street near the office and the authorities have evacuated the surrounding area.” From Google Traffic: Ga. 53 is clogged from Walmart west toward W.C. Bryant Parkway at 11:05 a.m.     Read more

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