Category Archives: Polk

Cedartown shootings appear to be murder-suicide; bodies sent to GBI crime lab for autopsies, coroner says.

Cedartown shootings appear to be murder-suicide; bodies sent to GBI crime lab for autopsies, coroner says.

THURSDAY UPDATES After “aggressively” working the scene Wednesday night, Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier says two young couple found dead at 1019 Cleo St. appear to have died in a murder suicide. “That’s the theory we are working with right now,” Brazier said Thursday morning. “We have nothing to believe to the contrary” of that… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cleanup continues from morning storms; gusty afternoon with partly sunny skies.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cleanup continues from morning storms; gusty afternoon with partly sunny skies.

THE LATEST The day rebounded quickly from the morning storms but conditions remain partly sunny with wind gusts this afternoon in the mid 20s. The day’s high so far: 86 degrees/ Storm damage photos: Several so far from Greater Rome. Click here to see them. Please email storm photos to druck@hometownheadlines.com POWER Around 30 outages… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Photo gallery of trees down, other damage across the area.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Photo gallery of trees down, other damage across the area.

    Please share storm photos, using the same description as above, at druck@hometownheadlines.com Click here for the latest weather, power updates Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves open second season at home tonight at 7 with key roster updates. Plus: Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22 with Rome vs. Marietta, Calhoun vs. Ridgeland games.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves open second season at home tonight at 7 with key roster updates. Plus: Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22 with Rome vs. Marietta, Calhoun vs. Ridgeland games.

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. THURSDAY UPDATES Changes for the Rome Braves as second season starts. Media release:The Atlanta Braves have announced a series of roster moves affecting the Rome Braves to start the second half of the season today. The Braves’ first two draft picks… Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. Updates on a violent Wednesday evening in Northwest Georgia. More on the weather including what’s on the way today. Hepatitis cases causing concern in NW Georgia. Weekend: Nothing bigger than Rome River Jam (13,500 or more).

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Updates on a violent Wednesday evening in Northwest Georgia. More on the weather including what’s on the way today. Hepatitis cases causing concern in NW Georgia. Weekend: Nothing bigger than Rome River Jam (13,500 or more).

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates on the shooting in Rome Wednesday night that left one man injured. RPD Police identify woman, man found dead at a Cleo Street home in Cedartown Wednesday evening; no suspects being sought; investigation continues. Cedartown Update: Atlanta man in custody following SWAT call-out to assist Polk Drug Task Force in Rockmart… Read more

Share Button
Update: Atlanta man in custody following SWAT call-out to assist Polk Drug Task Force in Rockmart Wednesday evening.

Update: Atlanta man in custody following SWAT call-out to assist Polk Drug Task Force in Rockmart Wednesday evening.

  THE LATEST Thursday’s Polk County Jail report includes the arrest of an Atlanta man by the Drug Task Force from Wednesday evening. He is identified as Jarius Danquez Woods, 27, of Atlanta. Charges include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm or know in the commission of felonies and… Read more

Share Button
Jobs: See-saw report from the state labor office — Floyd gains 700 jobs vs. May 2018 but drops 200 jobs from previous month. Regional jobless claims mostly up from the same month last year.

Jobs: See-saw report from the state labor office — Floyd gains 700 jobs vs. May 2018 but drops 200 jobs from previous month. Regional jobless claims mostly up from the same month last year.

Employment snapshot for May: Rome/Floyd County picked up 700 more jobs in May vs. the same month last year, or from 41,500 to 42,200. However, Floyd saw a 200-job drop from April of this year. Initial jobless claims: Floyd: 301 claims, down from April but up vs. a year earlier. Bartow: 181 claims, up one… Read more

Share Button
HHPodcast for Thursday: A rough morning of weather, a violent evening of crime. Huge weekend ahead (River Jam: 13,500 fans). Plus: Thanking our law enforcement community.

HHPodcast for Thursday: A rough morning of weather, a violent evening of crime. Huge weekend ahead (River Jam: 13,500 fans). Plus: Thanking our law enforcement community.

From Studio 1A (just a little late today): Severe weather hammers Rome, Cedartown this morning. Violent night of crime, from SWAT-assisted drug arrest to murder-suicide in Cedartown to another Rome shooting. Huge weekend ahead with Rome River Jam to draw 13,500 fans (sold out!) Plus 10 other new updates from Northwest Georgia. ABOUT OUR PODCASTS… Read more

Share Button
Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Rome River Jam with Luke Combs to draw 13,500 rain or shine. Underground Rome tours. ‘The Fantasticks’ on stage. Rome Braves vs. Hagerstown.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Rome River Jam with Luke Combs to draw 13,500 rain or shine. Underground Rome tours. ‘The Fantasticks’ on stage. Rome Braves vs. Hagerstown.

Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com   Tonight-Sunday: Rome Braves host the Hagerstown Suns for a four-game series. Times: 7 tonight and Friday; Saturday at 6 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Friday: Austin Riley Bobblehead giveaway with the first 1,000 fans through the gates. Saturday: “Beach” jerseys during tonight’s… Read more

Share Button
HHPodcast:  Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. Exploring what’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab.

HHPodcast: Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. Exploring what’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab.

Click the above arrow to listen. Rome’s rich history contains numerous references to severe floods and how Broad Street as well as the buildings lining it were changed from their original designs to better cope with the reoccurring nightmare. But with those changes came stories of what’s below some of the buildings we know today… Read more

Share Button
Health: Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler, now part of Harbin Clinic’s Family Medicine Adairsville, took a different route to becoming a physician.

Health: Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler, now part of Harbin Clinic’s Family Medicine Adairsville, took a different route to becoming a physician.

  Media release: After working in cancer research for five years, Dr. Garvin Lee Chandler knew that he was meant for something different. “Doing cancer research was unique and very interesting but there weren’t many opportunities to make connections with people. So, after five years, I started medical school thinking I would become an oncologist.”… Read more

Share Button
Rome, Floyd County, Calhoun officers join Operation Zero Tolerance crackdown on impaired drivers, Friday through Independence Day.

Rome, Floyd County, Calhoun officers join Operation Zero Tolerance crackdown on impaired drivers, Friday through Independence Day.

The Rome Police Department will target impaired drivers during the upcoming wave of Operation Zero Tolerance. The campaign runs from Friday, June 21, until midnight Thursday, July 4. Officers involved in the operation will be looking for signs of impaired driving and other traffic violations. Motorists who show signs of alcohol and/or drug consumption will… Read more

Share Button
Buzz: Mohawk salutes America with largest flag in the state now rising above Union Grove campus. Kiosk now in business at law enforcement deck in downtown Rome.

Buzz: Mohawk salutes America with largest flag in the state now rising above Union Grove campus. Kiosk now in business at law enforcement deck in downtown Rome.

Mohawk Industries raised “the flag is the largest in Georgia,” measuring 45 feet high by 75 feet wide and weighing over 150 pounds during ceremonies on Wednesday afternoon. with a pole towering up to 130 feet, the flag is now quite visible from the company’s Union Grove campus off I-75. “We are proud to be… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Riverwood Personal Care, 91. The Seasons Events, 95. Bistro 208, 95. Country House Buffet, 82. BARTOW Bamboo Garden, Adairsville, 87. Cracker Barrel, Adairsville, 91. GORDON Waffle House, West Belmont, Calhoun, 85. POLK Polk County Nutrition Center, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

Share Button
CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports brought to you by Greater Community Bank.

CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports brought to you by Greater Community Bank.

SAFETY TIPS: 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:  Thursday Updated, normal link. Cartersville Police reports: June… Read more

Share Button
A newer version of this story is now posted. Rome Police: Victim ‘conscious and alert’ following attack near Crane Street. Update due this afternoon.

A newer version of this story is now posted. Rome Police: Victim ‘conscious and alert’ following attack near Crane Street. Update due this afternoon.

For the latest: Three sought in Rome man’s shooting Wednesday night. Click  Rome Police were back in South Rome Wednesday evening investigating another shooting. Preliminary reports show a shooting took place on Crane Street and that “at last update, the victim was conscious and alert,” says Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett. Earlier this week,… Read more

Share Button
Public Health: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know. 

Public Health: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know. 

  Media release: Public health officials have confirmed four cases of hepatitis A among Floyd County residents and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) drug users and their close contacts. Officials are also encouraging all persons who work… Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome man sought on attempted murder charge; Lindale man in custody. American Legion has new buyer for Shorter Avenue site. Latest on AirLife decision to leave. Search for a director; more bank changes; farewell to a friend. Podcast: ‘Underground Rome, Down and a Little Dirty.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome man sought on attempted murder charge; Lindale man in custody. American Legion has new buyer for Shorter Avenue site. Latest on AirLife decision to leave. Search for a director; more bank changes; farewell to a friend. Podcast: ‘Underground Rome, Down and a Little Dirty.’

  LATEST HEADLINES Thursday’s hearing on plans for a Sleep Inn near Summerville Park moved to the City Commission chambers because of expected crowd size. Plus: The agenda for the meeting. Crowd Public Health: 7 cases of Hepatitis in Bartow, 4 in Floyd, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know.  Updates  Updates from the Floyd… Read more

Share Button
Rome man sought, Lindale man in custody following what Cherokee County (Ala.) authorities say was an attempted murder. Third suspect in custody; victim in local hospital.

Rome man sought, Lindale man in custody following what Cherokee County (Ala.) authorities say was an attempted murder. Third suspect in custody; victim in local hospital.

  In context: A Rome man is sought and a Lindale man is in custody on attempted murder charges following a shooting Monday night in Cherokee County, Ala. A third suspect also is in custody. New Wednesday: Radio station WEIS reports the victim was transported to Redmond Regional Medical Center on Monday evening and immediately… Read more

Share Button