Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines. Closer look: ‘Big Switch’ is official; here’s what happens next. Cave Spring says yes to distilled spirits, sales. Love Library Express to bypass downtown, looks elsewhere. Some uncomfortable health stats. Spring starts this evening.

Heritage First Headlines. Closer look: ‘Big Switch’ is official; here’s what happens next. Cave Spring says yes to distilled spirits, sales. Love Library Express to bypass downtown, looks elsewhere. Some uncomfortable health stats. Spring starts this evening.

MORNING EDITION A closer look: ‘The Big Switch’ is now official and so are additional tax dollars pledged to make it happen. What to watch: Next steps for chamber, hiring new directors, impact on fall and 2020 elections. Big Switch Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites. Business Cave… Read more

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A closer look: ‘The Big Switch’ is now official and so are additional tax dollars pledged to make it happen. What to watch: Next steps for chamber, hiring new directors, impact on fall and 2020 elections.

A closer look: ‘The Big Switch’ is now official and so are additional tax dollars pledged to make it happen. What to watch: Next steps for chamber, hiring new directors, impact on fall and 2020 elections.

  The contract for industrial recruitment in Rome and Floyd County is locked down through Dec. 31, 2030, with just one formal tweak scheduled on or before March 31, 2022 — if needed. The urgency initiated by the Floyd County Commission with a rushed, nearly clandestine unanimous vote on Nov. 12 took four months to… Read more

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Health: Forsyth is Georgia’s healthiest county. Locally, Bartow was no. 33; Floyd, 54; Gordon, 61; Chattooga, 83; and Polk, 91. See our links to each county’s health scorecard.

Health: Forsyth is Georgia’s healthiest county. Locally, Bartow was no. 33; Floyd, 54; Gordon, 61; Chattooga, 83; and Polk, 91. See our links to each county’s health scorecard.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Once again, Forsyth County ranks as the healthiest county in Georgia. And the next four healthiest — Oconee, Cherokee, Fayette and Gwinnett — are the same as last year’s, in the newly released  2019 County Health Rankings. All five counties are suburban and in the northern half of the… Read more

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Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Two road closings from Floyd County Department of Public Works, one today and one next week:   Baby Doe Drive will be closed to through traffic at no. 102 just before the cul-de-sac to replace a failed cross drain on Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.. Please plan to park outside of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Spring begins at 5:58 tonight; look for mostly sunny skies through Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Spring begins at 5:58 tonight; look for mostly sunny skies through Saturday.

  OUTLOOK Mostly sunny through Saturday with a slight rain chance Thursday. Highs in the mid 60s. FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind. Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest high school baseball scores and schedules. Jim Jones leaving Rome Braves after 17 years. Updates to football coaches/$100,00-plus salaries update. Links to March Madness.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest high school baseball scores and schedules. Jim Jones leaving Rome Braves after 17 years. Updates to football coaches/$100,00-plus salaries update. Links to March Madness.

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. Jim Jones leaves the Rome Braves for Georgia Public Broadcasting: For 17 years, he was the go-to guy with the Rome Braves, from advertising to special events to just about anything dealing with multimedia. But come Thursday, Assistant General Manager Jim… 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:  Wednesday Tuesday Cartersville Police reports: Tuesday… Read more

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Three arrested as GBI, partners raid Gas & Go on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.

Three arrested as GBI, partners raid Gas & Go on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.

  From the GBI: On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corp., executed a search warrant in Cartersville for violations of Georgia’s gambling laws. A search warrant was executed at one business location in Cartersville, Gas & Go at  2320 Highway… Read more

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Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

  Story lines: Drew Haynes won’t continue the battle to open The Love Library Express on Tribune Street, citing city’s rush of new ordinances to prevent its opening. Another location for the Express is being scouted in North Georgia. The original store on Shorter Avenue remains in full service. Media release: The Love Library Express,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded  $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College received a $2.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education called the Strengthening Institutions Program  to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility. The five-year grant is intended assist eligible higher education institutions to become more self-sufficient and expand capabilities to better serve lower-income students and boost… Read more

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UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

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. Update to our coaches’ salaries stories: Hometown Headlines asked both city and county school leaders for comment Monday evening on the First Coast News report. Tuesday morning, Floyd County Schools‘ provided the following updates on the salaries and stipends for their… Read more

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Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

  Media release: River City Bank announces that Jamie Tallent has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank and its parent company, RCB Financial Corp.  Tallent succeeds Roger Smith who retired Feb. 28. As President and CEO, Tallent will be responsible for strategic direction and operational performance of the company.  “River City… Read more

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Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

  The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank is pleased to announce Debbie Davis has joined the bank as Loan Operations Manager. With 30-plus years of loan operations experience, Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the bank. She possesses the leadership skills necessary for effective workflow and loan processing management. Davis served as… Read more

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Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

  Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on March 8-10.  Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perform or prepare a food item.  They are also required to submit… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freeze warning through 10 a.m. and then a high of 57. A bit warmer on Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freeze warning through 10 a.m. and then a high of 57. A bit warmer on Wednesday.

  OUTLOOK The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 2 until 10 this morning as temperatures drop to 29 to 32 degrees. Freezing temperatures could damage or kill sensitive vegetation and affect early-bloom crops. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming northeast… Read more

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