Category Archives: Gordon

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert. Flood watch extended until 7 a.m. Saturday. 44 roads in Rome, Floyd closed or under high water; 17 in Gordon County. 7-plus inches of rain this week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert. Flood watch extended until 7 a.m. Saturday. 44 roads in Rome, Floyd closed or under high water; 17 in Gordon County. 7-plus inches of rain this week.

  THE LATEST 44 roads in Floyd County have high water or are closed. Details below. Updates on key rivers, creeks in our area (below) Flood watch extended until 7 a.m. Saturday; was to expire this evening. We could see another inch of rain later today, early Saturday. Flood watch Forecast: Another inch of rain due today… Read more

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SATURATED: New drone video of the floods surrounding Rome and Floyd County by Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging.

SATURATED: New drone video of the floods surrounding Rome and Floyd County by Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging.

Latest video:  Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging produced an incredible second video on Friday, showcasing extensive flooding occurring in Greater Rome. In addition to areas behind the Levee, Keith also captured not-so-Dry Creek flowing out from under Martha Berry near John Davenport as well as the flooding that has closed part of John Davenport near Life… 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. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to help their police in solving… Read more

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Sad news: Latest eaglet has died in the nest at Berry College.

Sad news: Latest eaglet has died in the nest at Berry College.

  For the second season in a row, one of the eaglets born in the nest behind Krannert Center at Berry College has died. B13, which hatched around 10 p.m. Wednesday, died from unknown causes, according to the college. Here’s the update posted Friday afternoon: “We are heartbroken to report that B13 has died. Our… Read more

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Schools: Floyd County Schools, Unity cancel all after-school activities. Fallen tree cancels classes at Berry College Elementary & Middle School today.

Schools: Floyd County Schools, Unity cancel all after-school activities. Fallen tree cancels classes at Berry College Elementary & Middle School today.

  Tree down at Berry College Elementary and Middle School:  The above image is from the school’s Facebook page today. The original post is first below followed by the update accompanying the tree photo. “Because of fallen trees that caused two water mains to break on mountain campus last night, we are unable to use… Read more

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Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

Welding wizard and Georgia Northwestern alum Ryan Fincher of Cedartown ready to take on the world this summer.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College  alumnus and 2017 SkillsUSA welding national champion Ryan Fincher was chosen to be the U.S. representative in an elite international competition against the best welders from around the world. On Thursday, Fincher was selected as the SkillsUSA World Team Welder to represent the nation at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan,… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Updates on flooding, schools, rain and roads. Plus: Incredible aerial photos of the water. West Rome Walmart getting spruced up. New spin on Chicken Salad Chick here. Record year for Greater Community Bank.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Updates on flooding, schools, rain and roads. Plus: Incredible aerial photos of the water. West Rome Walmart getting spruced up. New spin on Chicken Salad Chick here. Record year for Greater Community Bank.

LATEST HEADLINES Floyd County Schools: Some bus routes won’t run this morning because of flooding. Suspect wanted in Jan. 6 shooting of a Rome man now in custody. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert:  Almost 7 inches of rain this week with another inch to go.… Read more

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SWAMPED! New video plus incredible photos from KB Aerial Imaging’s Keith Beauchamp shows just how much water covers Greater Rome.

SWAMPED! New video plus incredible photos from KB Aerial Imaging’s Keith Beauchamp shows just how much water covers Greater Rome.

New: Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging has added a video look at flooding in Greater Rome. Especially stunning: Ridge Ferry Park basically under water. Some incredible views of Thursday morning’s flooded conditions courtesy of  Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging. Read more

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Business: Upgrades continue at West Rome Walmart. Make that ‘Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’ in Rome. Gordon-Floyd Development Authority to meet Wednesday.

Business: Upgrades continue at West Rome Walmart. Make that ‘Stacy’s Chicken Salad Chick’ in Rome. Gordon-Floyd Development Authority to meet Wednesday.

  West Rome Walmart update continues: The six-figure sprucing up of the West Rome Walmart is well under way. This update from the store’s Facebook page this week: “Remodel Update: This week, we’re upgrading the Food Department to make shopping easier for you. Hope you’re as excited as we are.” The Court of Facebook —… Read more

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Education: 6,000 visitors due at Berry Saturday for Governor’s Honors Program interviews. Georgia Northwestern Radiologic Technology students all pass critical exam. Highlands hosts guest lecturer Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Sunday.

Education: 6,000 visitors due at Berry Saturday for Governor’s Honors Program interviews. Georgia Northwestern Radiologic Technology students all pass critical exam. Highlands hosts guest lecturer Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Sunday.

Berry College will welcome approximately 6,000 visitors from across Georgia Saturday for this year’s Governor’s Honors Program Interview Day. The Governor’s Honors Program is a four-week summer program for gifted and talented high school students who are entering into their junior or senior year. The goal of the program is to provide students with academic, cultural… Read more

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Busy weekend at the DeSoto: ‘Runway’ gives way to the ‘Art of Fashion’ tonight; Adventure Film Festival returns Saturday.

Busy weekend at the DeSoto: ‘Runway’ gives way to the ‘Art of Fashion’ tonight; Adventure Film Festival returns Saturday.

  FRIDAY Tonight:  ‘An Evening on The Runway: The Art of Fashion’ at the DeSoto: The Fourth Annual “An Evening on the Runway” is a popular catwalk presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center at the Historic DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street in Rome.  The runway show showcases the latest spring fashions from Rome’s local boutiques in… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Seasons end for Rome boys, Darlington girls at high school basketball playoffs. More updates. Honors for local tennis organizer, event. Berry men, women open up conference basketball championships tonight.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Seasons end for Rome boys, Darlington girls at high school basketball playoffs. More updates. Honors for local tennis organizer, event. Berry men, women open up conference basketball championships tonight.

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 The United States Tennis Association/Georgia recognized Eddie Stokes as the Local League Coordinator of the year recently at a banquet in Atlanta on Feb. 9.  Eddie has been the Local League Coordinator for Coosa Valley Tennis Association for the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Sweet Pea’s at the Tavern,Trion, 96. Read more

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5 Polk County residents, Lindale woman arrested in drug crackdowns this month.

5 Polk County residents, Lindale woman arrested in drug crackdowns this month.

Media release: Citizen complaints and anonymous tip information pertaining to drug distribution lead to several surveillance operations in Rockmart by the Polk County Drug Task Force. These operations resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine ICE, prescription medications, marijuana, and tools used for narcotics distribution. In addition, agents seized $2,349 and a 2002 Cadillac. The operations… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Media release: For the second year in a row, Greater Community Bank generates record earnings, with 2018 year-end earnings of $2.3 million. Surpassing a record-breaking 2017 by 38%, 2018 proved to be the best year ever in the bank’s 23 years of operation. In addition, Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community… Read more

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