Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Media release: Brylen Cantrell, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one… Read more

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Car, semi collide on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College.

Car, semi collide on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College.

A small car and a semi-tractor trailer collided on U.S. 27 in front of Berry College on Wednesday morning. Witnesses say both vehicles are off the side of the highway as the investigation continues. Floyd E-911 reports traffic is flowing at the intersection with the entrance to the college but vehicles in both direction are… Read more

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Updated: 48-year-old man faces murder, child cruelty charges stemming from grandson’s death a year ago. Police: Autopsy showed child ‘had a controlled substance in its blood.’ Coroner initiated the investigation.

Updated: 48-year-old man faces murder, child cruelty charges stemming from grandson’s death a year ago. Police: Autopsy showed child ‘had a controlled substance in its blood.’ Coroner initiated the investigation.

THE LATEST Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says he initiated the investigation into the death of 3-year-old Dajarius Hudson a year ago after he was summoned to Redmond Regional Medical Center following the child’s death. Proctor says he noted some “red flags” during his initial review and had the boy’s body sent to the GBI… Read more

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Politics: Add Republicans Ben Bullock, Kevin Cooke, Kyle Perkins to your U.S. House candidates’ list. That makes six declared candidates with a few more expected.

Politics: Add Republicans Ben Bullock, Kevin Cooke, Kyle Perkins to your U.S. House candidates’ list. That makes six declared candidates with a few more expected.

In context: More decisions are being made about the vacancy due as Tom Graves exits the U.S. House in December. Ben Bullock of Dallas,  Kyle Perkins and now Kevin Cooke of Carrollton are the latest declared Republican candidate, joining Dr. John Cowan, Clayton Fuller and Majorie Taylor Greene.     From a media release: Ben Bullock, a… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Suspect held in Rome murder case. Politics: Sheriff’s race, new House candidates, gun rally moves to fairgrounds. Night to Shine even brighter this year. Another cold morning; gradual warming trend.

Heritage First Headlines. Suspect held in Rome murder case. Politics: Sheriff’s race, new House candidates, gun rally moves to fairgrounds. Night to Shine even brighter this year. Another cold morning; gradual warming trend.

  MORNING REPORT Murder: 48-year-old man charged with murder, child cruelty charges. Politics: Packed house for TEA Party’s meeting with GOP sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday. Q & A with Caldwell, Kilgo and Roberson. Add Republican Ben Bullock and Kyle Perkins  to your U.S. House candidates’ list. One more due later today. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ moves… Read more

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Politics: Packed house for TEA Party’s meeting with GOP sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday. Q & A with Caldwell, Kilgo and Roberson.

Politics: Packed house for TEA Party’s meeting with GOP sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday. Q & A with Caldwell, Kilgo and Roberson.

  The backroom at Fuddruckers on Riverside Parkway has played host to numerous youth sports awards banquets, bridal showers, birthday parties and an extra heavy dose of political meetings. It was just about standing-room-only on Tuesday as the Rome TEA Party welcomed the Republican candidates for Floyd County Sheriff — Tom Caldwell, Ronnie Kilgo and… Read more

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Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ moves to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds; 1 p.m. Saturday.

Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ moves to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds; 1 p.m. Saturday.

THE LATEST The Floyd County 2A Sanctuary County Rally has been moved to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Organizer Chris Ashley says “interest in the rally has grown beyond the capacity of the original venue” at the American Legion Farm in Armuchee. The rally begins at 1 p.m. and look for a strong turnout from area candidates… Read more

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Night to Shine 2020: Local churches partnering with Tim Tebow Foundation for special needs prom event on Feb. 7 in Floyd, Gordon, Bartow and Polk

Night to Shine 2020: Local churches partnering with Tim Tebow Foundation for special needs prom event on Feb. 7 in Floyd, Gordon, Bartow and Polk

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Four Northwest Georgia churches will be among the 720 churches worldwide hosting the “Night to Shine” special needs prom event in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, Feb. 7. Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek will once again be hosting the event for the Rome-Floyd County… Read more

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Newscast: Arrest in Rome’s first murder of ’20. Politics: Sheriff’s forum, new House hopefuls. Rant: Dollars, debates and campaigns.

Newscast: Arrest in Rome’s first murder of ’20. Politics: Sheriff’s forum, new House hopefuls. Rant: Dollars, debates and campaigns.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Murder: 48-year-old man charged in Rome’s first murder of 2020; also faces child cruelty charges. Packed house for TEA Party’s meeting with GOP sheriff’s candidates on Tuesday. Q & A with Caldwell, Kilgo and Roberson. Add Republican Ben Bullock and Kyle Perkins… Read more

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The Druck Report. Guns and politics and what do both mean to the 2020 elections?

The Druck Report. Guns and politics and what do both mean to the 2020 elections?

>Please click the above box to hear an audio version of this report. Usually when some of us think of Silver Creek, it is in a pleasing way: a Christmas tree farm, a very efficient but tiny post office, several respected churches and for us, at least, the home of one of our favorite pictures… Read more

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Education: From archery to livestock, great showings by Floyd County 4H-ers.

Education: From archery to livestock, great showings by Floyd County 4H-ers.

    On Saturday, Jan. 18, seven Floyd County 4-H’ers competed at the State Indoor Archery Tournament held in Perry at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. The State Indoor event consists of 30 arrows shot in 10 rounds of 3 arrows each at 18 meters. Center shots are scored as an 11, making 330 a perfect… Read more

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Buzz: Demonstration on new voting machines set for Feb. 1. County seeks honorees for African American History Month. City Commission committee assignments posted. ‘Valentunes VII’ is Feb. 15.

Buzz: Demonstration on new voting machines set for Feb. 1. County seeks honorees for African American History Month. City Commission committee assignments posted. ‘Valentunes VII’ is Feb. 15.

Please join the League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd and Floyd County Chief Elections Clerk Robert Brady for a demonstration of the new Dominion Voting Machines on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon at  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Daniel Hall,  101 E. Fourth Ave.,  Rome. The event will include a presentation, Q&A, and hands-on training… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Youth Success Academy a ‘win-win’ for its members, local businesses.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Youth Success Academy a ‘win-win’ for its members, local businesses.

  Media release: Four years after graduation, a Model High School alum has found her passion in helping the children of Rome and she is doing so through a partnership between the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth and Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Youth Success Academy. Abby Larry met the executive director of the commission, LaDonna… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High outdoor fire danger today. Warming trend begins; 50 and sunny by Saturday; rain late Thursday into Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High outdoor fire danger today. Warming trend begins; 50 and sunny by Saturday; rain late Thursday into Friday.

THE LATEST Morning low of 21 so far; no wind chill. HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon. Winds will be out of the northeast between 5… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High welcomes football Coach Joey Mathis. Rome Braves upgrading video boards with HD, larger screens. Raffle of bat signed by 2019 Atlanta Braves to help Pinson Scholarships. High school basketball scores; local college updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High welcomes football Coach Joey Mathis. Rome Braves upgrading video boards with HD, larger screens. Raffle of bat signed by 2019 Atlanta Braves to help Pinson Scholarships. High school basketball scores; local college updates.

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.   Raffle of bat signed by 2019 Atlanta Braves to help Pinson Scholarships: You’ve seen Ronald Acuna Jr., Josh Donaldson, Freddie Freeman and hometown favorite Charlie Culberson play for the Atlanta Braves. Now $20 can get you a chance to own… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins, Mrs. Lisa Marie Dew, Mrs. Janet Karen Gazerro, Ms. Lakendra Rochelle Griffin, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Marshall Thomas “M. T.” Mullinax.

Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Ann Adkins, Mrs. Lisa Marie Dew, Mrs. Janet Karen Gazerro, Ms. Lakendra Rochelle Griffin, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Marshall Thomas “M. T.” Mullinax.

Randa Farid Mixon passed away peacefully at her home on sunny Monday morning, January 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends. Randa was born on May 2, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt. The daughter of General Salah Farid and Aida “Lulu” Fahmy Farid. She, along with her sister, Mervette enjoyed a childhood of… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD China Max, 96. Brookdale Rome, 99. Japan Cafe, 99. BARTOW Mango’s Ice Cream, Cartersville, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK Highland Rivers, Cedartown, 100. Vickie’s Country Kitchen, Cedartown, 99. CHATTOOGA Chattooga County Nutrition Center, 99. Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

    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. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s… Read more

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