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Federal authorities: Jury convicts leader of 135 Pirus members in Cartersville and Rome on RICO, other charges.

Federal authorities: Jury convicts leader of 135 Pirus members in Cartersville and Rome on RICO, other charges.

Media release: A federal jury found Maurice Antonio Kent guilty of RICO Conspiracy, violent crime in aid of racketeering, discharging a firearm during the commission of those violent crimes, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. “The 135 Pirus gang is a violent criminal organization whose members committed a multitude of crimes, including… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Police seek suspects in murder of 21-year-old Rome man. State reports more than 850,000 advance/absentee voters. As Unity graduates, Rome, Floyd schools up next.

First National Community Bank headlines. Police seek suspects in murder of 21-year-old Rome man. State reports more than 850,000 advance/absentee voters. As Unity graduates, Rome, Floyd schools up next.

Today’s first headlines: Investigation continues into the early Saturday murder of a 21-year-old Rome man. At least 5,700 advance/absentee votes in Floyd County; statewide total at 857,401. Tuesday: Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Please see our sample ballots, precincts locations. Graduations: Unity Christian School’s Class of ’22 celebrates Saturday morning. Rome, Floyd schools graduate this… Read more

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Police: 21-year-old man dead, suspects sought in murder early Saturday in North Rome.

Police: 21-year-old man dead, suspects sought in murder early Saturday in North Rome.

Rome Police are asking for the community’s help as an investigation into the murder of a 21-year-old man in North Rome continues. The victim has been identified as Derricus Smith, 21, of Nelm Street in Rome. He died from a single gunshot wound to the head, says Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. A GBI autopsy… Read more

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At least 5,700 advance/absentee votes in Floyd County; statewide total at 857,401. Tuesday: Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Please see our sample ballots, precincts locations.

At least 5,700 advance/absentee votes in Floyd County; statewide total at 857,401. Tuesday: Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Please see our sample ballots, precincts locations.

THE LATEST Latest advance/absentee voting numbers: Advance ballots cast May 2-20: 5,344. Absentee ballots mailed/received April 26 through May 18: 637 requested and mailed / 349 received / 5 rejected. Click here to track the advance and absentee ballot counts. To request an absentee ballot, please call 706-291‑5167 From the secretary of state:  850,000 Georgia voters cast a ballot… Read more

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Graduations: Unity Christian School’s Class of ’22 celebrates Saturday morning. Rome, Floyd schools graduate next week.

Graduations: Unity Christian School’s Class of ’22 celebrates Saturday morning. Rome, Floyd schools graduate next week.

Unity Christian School’s Class of 2022 graduates. 18 students took part Saturday morning in Lion’s Den on the school campus. The valedictorian was Lauren Baskin and salutatorian is Avery Simms.  You can watch a replay of the ceremony here. The schedule for Floyd County’s high schools: May 25: Pepperell at 7:30 p.m. May 26:  Armuchee at 7:30… Read more

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7 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Friday, up 1.

7 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Friday, up 1.

Rome hospitals update: 7 COVID patients on Friday, up 1. Atrium Floyd Health: 4 patients, no change. AdventHealth Redmond: 3 patients, up 1. Highest since pandemic began: 221 on Sept. 10, 2021. Lowest since pandemic began: 2 on June 1, 2020, and on May 16, 2022. The latest report from the CDC’s COVID tracker shows Northwest Georgia remains in… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain today and more to come into the new week. Temperatures will dip into the upper 70s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain today and more to come into the new week. Temperatures will dip into the upper 70s.

  OUTLOOK Isolated thunderstorms are possible through late tonight. Some storms may be strong to severe and capable of producing gusty winds, locally heavy rainfall, and frequent lightning. There is a chance of thunderstorms each day from Monday through Friday. Some of the storms each day may be strong and capable of producing gusty winds,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Berry Softball sweeps Bethel with 3-1 win Saturday, headed to World Series in Salem, Va., next.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Berry Softball sweeps Bethel with 3-1 win Saturday, headed to World Series in Salem, Va., next.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Media release: Hannah Gore needed three more outs to make history. As the pressure and noise overcame Kay Williams Field,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville splits opening series with Loganville; championship game is Monday night. Berry Softball headed to NCAA Division III World Series this week. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both win.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville splits opening series with Loganville; championship game is Monday night. Berry Softball headed to NCAA Division III World Series this week. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both win.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.   BASEBALL The Rome Braves pound IronBirds 8-3 Saturday night; series finale today. Next: Off Monday; at Hudson Valley,… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. More than two dozen photos from law enforcement expo.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. More than two dozen photos from law enforcement expo.

    About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police and Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4… Read more

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As Food City invests $12 million to $15 million in north Cartersville store, the company’s president talks about more locations in Northwest Georgia.

As Food City invests $12 million to $15 million in north Cartersville store, the company’s president talks about more locations in Northwest Georgia.

  You’ve seen all the work under way just below the U.S. 411/U.S. 41 split north of Cartersville since the first of the year. Even amid supply and equipment issues, a 59,000-square-foot Food City store is quickly coming together — and that doesn’t include the seven-pump “gas n’ go” station that is part of the… Read more

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Secretary of State’s Office announces $400,000 secured from StoneMor for cemetery care and maintenance. Also: Company’s first-quarter revenue/income report.

Secretary of State’s Office announces $400,000 secured from StoneMor for cemetery care and maintenance. Also: Company’s first-quarter revenue/income report.

From a media release: The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has secured $400,000 in additional investment in care and maintenance by StoneMor Inc, a company that operates several cemeteries in Rome. After receiving complaints about several of StoneMor’s cemeteries around the state, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has put the four named cemeteries on conditional… Read more

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Branson Tractors’ parent company doubling down on Floyd site with $20 million expansion, up to 150 new jobs.

Branson Tractors’ parent company doubling down on Floyd site with $20 million expansion, up to 150 new jobs.

    From the Rome News-Tribune: A $20 million investment in production facilities in Georgia by the parent company of TYM-USA and Branson Tractors will include a new 142,500-square-foot facility off Cedartown Highway in Floyd County. Dave Auten, the national sales manager for TYM-USA, said the facility will include new consolidated corporate offices for TYM-USA… Read more

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