Category Archives: Bartow

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ledbetters’ new ‘East Bend’ development another step closer. Indoor tennis courts coming soon. Floyd Police, E-911 holding prayer vigil for injured co-worker. Police still investigating shots fired at West Rome store.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ledbetters’ new ‘East Bend’ development another step closer. Indoor tennis courts coming soon. Floyd Police, E-911 holding prayer vigil for injured co-worker. Police still investigating shots fired at West Rome store.

  LATEST UPDATES Today’s reports from Floyd, Bartow and Polk County jail. MORNING REPORT Rome Commission: Ledbetters’ new ‘East Bend’ development is one step closer to reality; final vote set May 13. Contract approved for new indoor tennis courts, construction to begin quickly. Updates Floyd Police and E-911 invite community to join them for Thursday prayer… Read more

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Rome Commission: Ledbetters’ new ‘East Bend’ development is one step closer to reality; final vote set May 13. Contract approved for new indoor tennis courts, construction to begin quickly.

Rome Commission: Ledbetters’ new ‘East Bend’ development is one step closer to reality; final vote set May 13. Contract approved for new indoor tennis courts, construction to begin quickly.

  Ledbetter Properties new “East Bend” development at the former Kmart site on Hicks Drive is one step closer to a reality after Monday night’s public hearing before the Rome City Commission on issuing a fourth tax allocation district (TAD) for the project. There was no opposition to the $24 million project that includes three… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Cities Week continues with Carnegie Building open house today, plus new ‘True Colors’ video. Senior Inforum coming May 8. New exhibit at Bartow History Museum.

Buzz: Georgia Cities Week continues with Carnegie Building open house today, plus new ‘True Colors’ video. Senior Inforum coming May 8. New exhibit at Bartow History Museum.

The above video from the City of Rome features a performance of “True Colors” by the Rome High School Advanced Chorale Choir in recognition of the Georgia Cities Week True Colors theme and Rome’s unique character. The City of Rome is celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 21-27. This year’s theme is “Georgia Cities: True Colors”… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another beautiful day with with sunny skies and high in low 80s. Rain expected to return Thursday and Friday. 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another beautiful day with with sunny skies and high in low 80s. Rain expected to return Thursday and Friday. 

  OUTLOOK Another beautiful day with with sunny skies and high in low 80s. Rain expected to return Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday: Mostly sunny,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Shorter names Jared Hughes as new Women’s Basketball coach. Rome Braves lose 10-5 to Lakewood. State Tennis tournament updates. State Soccer tournament begins today, Baseball starts Wednesday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Shorter names Jared Hughes as new Women’s Basketball coach. Rome Braves lose 10-5 to Lakewood. State Tennis tournament updates. State Soccer tournament begins today, Baseball starts Wednesday.

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 Shorter University announces the hiring of Jared Hughes as the university’s head women’s basketball coach. Hughes served from 2015-2017 as head girls’ basketball coach at Rome High School, leading the team to be a 2016 AAAAA State Tournament Qualifier for… Read more

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Photo Gallery: Lakewood Downs Rome 10 – 5. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Photo Gallery: Lakewood Downs Rome 10 – 5. Photos by Mills Fitzner

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… 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:  Tuesday Cartersville Police reports: April 22 1… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports extra: Shorter University names Jared Hughes, former Rome High coach and Berry College assistant, as head Women’s Basketball coach.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports extra: Shorter University names Jared Hughes, former Rome High coach and Berry College assistant, as head Women’s Basketball coach.

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. Shorter University announces the hiring of Jared Hughes as the university’s head women’s basketball coach. Hughes served from 2015-2017 as head girls’ basketball coach at Rome High School, leading the team to be a 2016 AAAAA State Tournament Qualifier for the… Read more

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Business: Mount Vernon Mills in Trion making denim for new line of Wrangler Jeans made from 100% sustainable local cotton

Business: Mount Vernon Mills in Trion making denim for new line of Wrangler Jeans made from 100% sustainable local cotton

  Mount Vernon Mills in Trion is making denim fabric for a new line of jeans by Wrangler that is completely made in the United States. The Wrangler Rooted Collection™ is a limited, premium line made from 100 percent sustainable, local cotton. Each piece was grown, milled, cut and sewn in the United States, helping to… Read more

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With Florida’s Panhandle still recovering from Hurricane Michael, many locals still planning to head to the Gulf this summer, but finding a rental could be more difficult.

With Florida’s Panhandle still recovering from Hurricane Michael, many locals still planning to head to the Gulf this summer, but finding a rental could be more difficult.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net We’re just a few weeks away from the end of the school year and many families are gearing up for a busy summer vacation season. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers, or 64%, are planning to take a vacation this summer. The AAA Travel survey, based… Read more

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Things to watch this week: Public hearing tonight on new tax allocation district for Kmart redevelopment. First meeting of Rome-Floyd Nonprofit Executive Roundtable. Dance Trance Rome opens Thursday on Broad Street.

Things to watch this week: Public hearing tonight on new tax allocation district for Kmart redevelopment. First meeting of Rome-Floyd Nonprofit Executive Roundtable. Dance Trance Rome opens Thursday on Broad Street.

A few things to watch this week: Tonight’s public hearing before the Rome City Commission on a fourth tax allocation district for the Ledbetter Properties purchase of the old Kmart to become the new East Bend development. Planned are three anchors — the largest at 36,269 square feet with the others a third and a fourth… Read more

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Guest column for Child Abuse Prevention Month: Everyone has a role to play in protecting our children, from faith-based organizations to the friendly neighbor.

Guest column for Child Abuse Prevention Month: Everyone has a role to play in protecting our children, from faith-based organizations to the friendly neighbor.

  About this series on Hometown Headlines: This is the third of four guest columns on Child Abuse Prevention Month. By LaDonna Collins Commission on Children & Youth Child abuse prevention has been a huge concern for the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth for quite a while. For many years, Rome-Floyd County… Read more

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‘Blue Mondays,’ other events continue as Northwest Georgia observes Child Abuse Prevention Month.

‘Blue Mondays,’ other events continue as Northwest Georgia observes Child Abuse Prevention Month.

  There is an incredible amount going on in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. You’ll find a full list below of activities and how to get involved (courtesy: Exchange Club Family Resource Center). Blue Mondays and “Believe in the Blue”–Each Monday in April Wear blue each Monday in April & let Rome/Floyd County know… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Beautiful spring weather to start the week with sunshine and highs around 80 degrees. Rain possible again Thursday, Friday. Flood warning continues for Coosa River at Plant Hammond.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Beautiful spring weather to start the week with sunshine and highs around 80 degrees. Rain possible again Thursday, Friday. Flood warning continues for Coosa River at Plant Hammond.

  OUTLOOK Beautiful spring weather to start the week with sunshine and highs around 80 degrees. Next rain chance will be Thursday and Friday. Flood warning continues for Coosa River at Plant Hammond: River is at 570.5 feet and steady, flood stage is 570 feet. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves back home tonight for series against Lakewood. First round of GHSA State Soccer and Baseball tournaments start Tuesday. Second round of GHSA Tennis continues this week.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves back home tonight for series against Lakewood. First round of GHSA State Soccer and Baseball tournaments start Tuesday. Second round of GHSA Tennis continues this week.

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.   BASEBALL Rome Braves were off Sunday. Return home for 3-game series against Lakewood.  Next: At home vs. Lakewood on Monday, Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Pictures: Mills Fitzner’s photos from 2008-18, archive Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series,… Read more

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