Heritage First Headlines: All eyes on the sky as we prepare for what could be 3 to 8 inches of rain; latest updates. Rome Florist closes after 67 yeas. Redmond’s annual Frist Awards honorees. And what’s buzzing.

Heritage First Headlines: All eyes on the sky as we prepare for what could be 3 to 8 inches of rain; latest updates. Rome Florist closes after 67 yeas. Redmond’s annual Frist Awards honorees. And what’s buzzing.

MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Watch for a rain/sleet mix on the way to work or school this morning. Flood watch begins at 7 a.m. Heavy rain on the way. Latest road closures.  Latest updates Business: Rome Florist closes after 67 years. Latest move in an industry that has seen consolidations as well as… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Watch for a rain/sleet mix on the way to work or school this morning. Flood watch begins at 7 a.m. Heavy rain on the way. Latest road closures.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Watch for a rain/sleet mix on the way to work or school this morning. Flood watch begins at 7 a.m. Heavy rain on the way. Latest road closures.

  THE LATEST Potential for slippery commute this morning. From the National Weather Service: “Because of some colder temperatures this morning, some portions of northern Georgia may experience a mix of rain and sleet at times through late morning. Little to no impacts are expected as precipitation should transition to all rain by late morning.”… Read more

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Business: Rome Florist closes after 67 years. Latest move in an industry that has seen consolidations as well as competition from grocers, online suppliers. New look coming for Swift & Finch. Home sales fell in January.

Business: Rome Florist closes after 67 years. Latest move in an industry that has seen consolidations as well as competition from grocers, online suppliers. New look coming for Swift & Finch. Home sales fell in January.

We’re late on this one as we just noticed the real estate sign on West 12th Street near Fifth Avenue on Sunday. Rome Florist, after 67 years, has closed. It is the latest change in an industry that continues to be redefined by mergers, competition and even digital delivery. Here’s the very gracious post from… Read more

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Update: Vic Reynolds takes oath of office to serve as the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Update: Vic Reynolds takes oath of office to serve as the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

  Rome native Vic Reynolds is now on duty as the newest director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Until recent, he served asdistrict attorney of Cobb County. A former Floyd County police officer, chief magistrate judge, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, Reynolds was elected District Attorney for Cobb County in 2012. He and his wife… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Floyd Chamber visits state Capitol on Tuesday. More honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier, staff. The Daraja Children’s Choir will perform at Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Buzz: Rome Floyd Chamber visits state Capitol on Tuesday. More honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier, staff. The Daraja Children’s Choir will perform at Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 24.

  The Berry College student newspaper, Campus Carrier, won 12 awards for journalism excellence in the annual Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the first place award for general excellence in its division at the awards ceremony, held Friday at the GCPA Press Institute in Athens.. “Everyone on the Carrier staff is so dedicated,” said Cassie LaJuenesse, a… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Former Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King now coaching wide receivers at Coastal Carolina. Latest on high school basketball playoffs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Former Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King now coaching wide receivers at Coastal Carolina. Latest on high school basketball playoffs.

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 More than 160 photos from Rome High’s football banquet. Click Wolves Former Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King now coaching wide receivers at Coastal Carolina. Joey King   State High School Basketball Tournament what’s ahead for second round (courtesy of John… Read more

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Obituaries:  Ms. Minnie Williams Knox, age  97; John Grant Self.

Obituaries: Ms. Minnie Williams Knox, age 97; John Grant Self.

  John Grant Self (age 89) went to be present with the Lord on Sunday, February 17, 2019, while held by his wife and children. He was born in 1929 in Floyd County, Georgia. John spent his younger years as the child of a farming family and as a student of the Model Schools. Mr.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW Captain D’s,  Cartersville, 96. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. 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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Rome City Commission OK’s first review of revised adult entertainment ordinance in 6-0 vote Monday; hearing, second reading due Tuesday.

Rome City Commission OK’s first review of revised adult entertainment ordinance in 6-0 vote Monday; hearing, second reading due Tuesday.

THE LATEST Monday night, Rome City commissioners vote 6-0 to put the adult ordinance changes up for a second reading. There was no real discussion. The next step is today at 2 p.m. when the board will gather in a called meeting to further debate the proposal, conduct a public hearing and then decide the… Read more

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Redmond Regional’s Frist Awards go to Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon; Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator; Charlotte Charyk, Redmond Outpatient Department Volunteer. Excellence in Nursing Awards for Kathy Kinne-Ware, Redmond Cardiac Critical Care Unit Director; and Mary Finley, Redmond House Supervisor.

Redmond Regional’s Frist Awards go to Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon; Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator; Charlotte Charyk, Redmond Outpatient Department Volunteer. Excellence in Nursing Awards for Kathy Kinne-Ware, Redmond Cardiac Critical Care Unit Director; and Mary Finley, Redmond House Supervisor.

    Media release: Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the recipients of the hospital’s prestigious HCA Awards of Distinction, the highest honors bestowed upon employees, physicians, and volunteers at Redmond. The recipients of the Frist Humanitarian Awards are: Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon, Physician Recipient. Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator – Employee Recipient. Charlotte Charyk,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Former Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King now coaching wide receivers at Coastal Carolina.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Former Cartersville High Football Coach Joey King now coaching wide receivers at Coastal Carolina.

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.   From a media release: Coastal Carolina football head coach Jamey Chadwell announced the additions of former Furman defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chad Staggs, former Georgia State defensive line coach Skylor Magee and former Cartersville High School head coach Joey King to the Chanticleers football staff. Chad Scott joins… Read more

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