Category Archives: Polk

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:  Friday Cartersville Police reports: Thursday 1 / 2 / 3 /… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Emily Claytor named head girls basketball coach at Pepperell High; 2005 Dragon honor grad.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Emily Claytor named head girls basketball coach at Pepperell High; 2005 Dragon honor grad.

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.   Media release: Pepperell High School announces Emily Claytor is the new head girls basketball coach. Claytor played college basketball at Truett-McConnell College and later at the University of North Georgia under Coach Buffie Burson. “I am thrilled about this decision. I… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre Bartow site; distribution center expected. Changing face of Martha Berry continues with doctor’s office. Big results, arrests in separate drug raids. Education updates including student honors, competition. Sunny, upper 60s this weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre Bartow site; distribution center expected. Changing face of Martha Berry continues with doctor’s office. Big results, arrests in separate drug raids. Education updates including student honors, competition. Sunny, upper 60s this weekend.

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Business: Look for Chick-fil-A to build its first distribution center on 50 acres of I-75 north off Cartersville. WXIA/Business Chronicle say purchase price was $3.7 million. Chick-fil-A Business: Next likely upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard — new office for Dr.… Read more

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Business: Look for Chick-fil-A to build its first distribution center on 50 acres off I-75 north of Cartersville. WXIA/Business Chronicle say purchase price was $3.7 million.

Business: Look for Chick-fil-A to build its first distribution center on 50 acres off I-75 north of Cartersville. WXIA/Business Chronicle say purchase price was $3.7 million.

  The answer is: A distribution center, the first for the emerging no. 3 fast food chain in America. The question is: What does Chick-fil-A want with 50 acres in the  Cartersville Business Park just off I-75 at Cassville-White Road? We asked that question to corporate more than two weeks ago after receiving a tip that… Read more

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Business: Next likely upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard — new office for Dr. Stephan LaPointe’s Georgia Foot and Ankle Specialists.

Business: Next likely upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard — new office for Dr. Stephan LaPointe’s Georgia Foot and Ankle Specialists.

The transformation of Martha Berry Boulevard in Rome has been roughly one spot, a year at a time. Down goes an older building, usually in need of substantial upgrades if not replacement, and in comes a new one. Drug stores, restaurants, a tire shop — one by one, changes have come somewhat slowly but also… Read more

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Updated: Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seizes  $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of pot, pills, eight weapons in North Floyd case; one arrested. ‬ Polk County Drug Task Force, in separate case, arrests one, seizes cash, drugs.

Updated: Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seizes $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of pot, pills, eight weapons in North Floyd case; one arrested. ‬ Polk County Drug Task Force, in separate case, arrests one, seizes cash, drugs.

‪ The Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force seized drugs and weapons on Thursday with K9 Lex during a raid in north Floyd County. Totals include: $14,420 cash, 5.84 pounds of marijuana, four rifles, four pistols and prescription pills. ‬We’ll have updates on arrests and other information later today. Task Force members were responding to a… Read more

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Education: Calhoun wins AAA literary state championship. Rome, Floyd, Gordon county students also honored.

Education: Calhoun wins AAA literary state championship. Rome, Floyd, Gordon county students also honored.

  The 2019 Georgia High School Association Literary State Championships were held March 16 at Buford, Houston County, Veterans and Georgia Military College. Thanks to the host sites, officials, GHSA staff, volunteers, supporters and participants, on successful events. Congratulations to: South Forsyth, Creekview, Buford, Columbus, Calhoun, Bremen, GMC and Lakeview Academy for winning state titles. (full list: click… Read more

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Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

  The Floyd County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold an “Ask An Expert About Plants Day” at the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and also on Sunday, April 14, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  This annual fund raiser for Chieftains… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Finally — beautiful weekend on the way with sunny skies, highs in the upper 60s.  Fire danger today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Finally — beautiful weekend on the way with sunny skies, highs in the upper 60s. Fire danger today.

OUTLOOK Fire danger today because of low humidity, steady winds and vegetation killed by recent freeze. Please be extra careful burning outdoors today. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Monday and Monday night as a cold front moves through the area. FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Today’s NCAA basketball schedule (TV, too). Big weekend of high school baseball.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Today’s NCAA basketball schedule (TV, too). Big weekend of high school baseball.

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. Later today: We expect to hear of a coaching hire to be announced. Northwest Georgia High School Football Clinic this Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Darlington School, hosted by Trion High and Darlington. Great lineup of current college and high school speakers.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 69/U for Menlo restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. 69/U for Menlo restaurant.

FLOYD Subway, Redmond Regional, 100. BARTOW El Charro Sports Bar & Grill, Cartersville, 99. Hamilton Crossing Elementary, Cartersville, 100. Knights Inn, Adairsville (breakfast), 100. North Georgia Mercantile, White, 100. Subway, Cass White, 100. Subway, Joe Frank Harris Parkway, 100. TCBY, West Avenue, 85. GORDON McDonald’s, Ga. 53, Calhoun, 91. POLK Daisy Produce and El Rio… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Redmond opens region’s latest urgent care clinic. Update on Northwest Georgia’s employment picture. Education updates, honors. First full day of spring: sunny, almost 60. Soccer, high school baseball updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Redmond opens region’s latest urgent care clinic. Update on Northwest Georgia’s employment picture. Education updates, honors. First full day of spring: sunny, almost 60. Soccer, high school baseball updates.

  THURSDAY’S LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Health: Redmond Urgent Care opens on Turner McCall and East Ninth Street; hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. Health Jobs: 500 more jobs here in February vs. same month in 2019. First-time jobless claims mixed in… Read more

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Jobs: 500 more jobs here in February vs. same month in 2019. First-time jobless claims mixed in area counties. Overall: State employment numbers set several records.

Jobs: 500 more jobs here in February vs. same month in 2019. First-time jobless claims mixed in area counties. Overall: State employment numbers set several records.

Story lines: Rome/Floyd County’s labor force holds at 41,900 jobs in December, January and last month, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. February’s report represents a 500-job gain from the same month last year. (See above chart). First-time jobless claims: Floyd, Gordon and Chattooga report increases in February vs. same month last year. Most… Read more

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