Category Archives: Gordon

Business: Al Hodge announces retirement from Rome Floyd Chamber in April 2019.

Business: Al Hodge announces retirement from Rome Floyd Chamber in April 2019.

  This is anything but “Good stuff that!” Al Hodge, the president and chief executive officer of the Rome Floyd Chamber, announces his retirement, giving the business group six months to find a replacement. That is not an envious mission for the chamber’s executive board because Hodge will be very tough to replace. In addition to… Read more

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Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla.

Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla.

MONDAY UPDATES The pilot who died in the Saturday afternoon plane crash near the Paulding/Bartow County line has been identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla., according to Paulding County Coroner Lindsey Eberhart Fuller. An exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, she says, adding that medical issues could be a factor. The… Read more

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Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Several updates today on Courtney Dubois, who had been living in Fairmont, W.Va., prior to her dismembered body being discovered in Bartow County more than two months ago OBITUARY Limestone, Maine – Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, passed away on August 13, 2018, in Georgia.  Courtney was born in Jacksonville, N.C., on February 2, 1998,  the… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing.

Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing.

  Gordon County Sheriff’s Office update, 8 a.m. Monday: Timothy C. Flippen has been located and is safe. Sheriff  Mitch Ralston thanks the public, and all of the other law enforcement agencies who assisted in the search. Detectives are continuing their investigation of this matter, and more details will be released later. Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week.  Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week. Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

    LATEST HEADLINES Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing. Updates Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks… Read more

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It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

  It’s a huge week in terms of grand openings and ribbon cuttings in Northwest Georgia. Blend all the projects together and you’re talking about an estimated $200 million in combined investment that has wrapped up or else is getting under way. Three of the four projects are based in Cartersville while the fourth –… Read more

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Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Among the items on the Nov. 6th ballot will be race for state Senate District 52 (includes Floyd and parts of Bartow, Chattooga and Gordon) and state House District 13 (Rome). For Senate District 52, Republican incumbent Chuck Hufstetler faces Democratic challenger Evan Ross. For House District 13, Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey faces Democratic challenger… Read more

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RomeGaCares, Keller Williams Realty accepting donations of South Georgia, Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Michael. How to help.

RomeGaCares, Keller Williams Realty accepting donations of South Georgia, Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Michael. How to help.

Whether from drone flyovers or emergency officials, the video coming out of the Gulf Coast of Florida and South Georgia tells a story of destruction and need. Recovery efforts are well under way but more will be needed. RomeGaCares is answering that call and will receive donations at the warehouse at 1929 N. Broad St.… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

September snapshot from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: A look at last month’s data compared to the same month a year ago: Home sales: 89, a 3.3 percent drop. Average sales price: $160,139, up 2.9 percent. Active listings: 380 homes, up 2.4 percent. New listings: 119, up 2.6 percent. Gas prices declined over the weekend and that trend… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: A… Read more

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John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines  The Darlington Tigers stayed in prime contention for the Region 6-A championship with a Friday night win over Trion. The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes barely kept their unbeaten streak intact with a late win over… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL Football: -John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win. McClellan -Football rankings: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no.… Read more

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Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 35th consecutive win Friday. Now 8-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville drops a spot to no. 5 after close win over Sandy Creek.… Read more

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