Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Tuesday’s reports: Our first posts might be an hour later than usual. About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another 1.25 inches of rain due Wednesday. Rome saw 4.02 inches of rain in 25 hours; Cartersville, 2.35 inches; 3.4 inches in Calhoun. After-school sports cancellations.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another 1.25 inches of rain due Wednesday. Rome saw 4.02 inches of rain in 25 hours; Cartersville, 2.35 inches; 3.4 inches in Calhoun. After-school sports cancellations.

THE LATEST Even more rain on the way. Your first look at Wednesday’s forecast: Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Patchy fog before 10am. High near 82. South wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: 4-plus inches of rain in 25 hours. Anna’s Mexican Bar & Grill in Euharlee opens tonight with a lot of Los Reyes on the menu. Jamwich gets national notice for El Fuego.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: 4-plus inches of rain in 25 hours. Anna’s Mexican Bar & Grill in Euharlee opens tonight with a lot of Los Reyes on the menu. Jamwich gets national notice for El Fuego.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Tracking the aftermath of the Monday night, Tuesday morning storms. Most power back on; after-school sports cancellations begin. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More than four inches of rain… Read more

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Dining: New name, new location but plenty of favorites from Los Reyes as Anna’s Mexican Bar & Grill opens in Euharlee. Jamwich’s El Fuego named among nation’s top grilled cheese sandwiches.

Dining: New name, new location but plenty of favorites from Los Reyes as Anna’s Mexican Bar & Grill opens in Euharlee. Jamwich’s El Fuego named among nation’s top grilled cheese sandwiches.

  Diners are still mourning the closing of Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant in Cartersville after more than 30 years of service. That location already is being converted into an immediate care clinic and another office space. But good to her word, Anna Reyes isn’t done with cooking. As the March 11 closing was announced, there… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Hufstetler expects ‘a serious attempt to solve out-of-network billing’ next legislative session. But what about the feds?

Georgia Health News: Hufstetler expects ‘a serious attempt to solve out-of-network billing’ next legislative session. But what about the feds?

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The legislative effort to end surprise medical bills has repeatedly led to stalemates – and frustration – at the Georgia General Assembly. Surprise billing occurs when consumers have procedures or visit ERs at hospitals in their insurance network, then get separate bills for hundreds or even thousands of dollars from non-network doctors… Read more

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Education: GOAL honors Darlington’s efforts to support scholarship program. $5,000 presented to Rome High. City school board meets today.

Education: GOAL honors Darlington’s efforts to support scholarship program. $5,000 presented to Rome High. City school board meets today.

  The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Darlington School with the GOAL Advocacy Award, which recognizes the institution that has displayed the most passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect, and expand this opportunity. “The 2018 GOAL Advocacy Award recognizes a head of school and senior school official, both of whom… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Hurricanes’ Trevor Lawrence named starting quarterback at Clemson — and ACC rookie of the week. Berry no. 17 in latest polls; individual honors for Vikings.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Hurricanes’ Trevor Lawrence named starting quarterback at Clemson — and ACC rookie of the week. Berry no. 17 in latest polls; individual honors for Vikings.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Trevor Lawrence, who led the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes to two consecutive 4A state titles, has been named Clemson’s starting quarterback. Trevor Lawrence also was named the ACC’s rookie of the week, his first honor in his college career. “Last week, the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Frances H. Booth, Dennis Crowell Freeman, Mrs. Donna Renee Weems.

Obituaries: Mrs. Frances H. Booth, Dennis Crowell Freeman, Mrs. Donna Renee Weems.

  Dennis Crowell Freeman, 71, of Rome, Ga., passed away on September 22, 2018. Mr. Freeman was born in Rome on March 25th 1947. He is survived by is wife Diana Freeman and stepsons William Goss (Gloria), James Goss (Lek), granddaughter Erica Ballinger (Nick), grandson Ryan Goss and great granddaughter Ava Ballinger. Brother Neal Freeman… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Alto Park School, 100. KFC, Turner McCall, 83. SpeakCheesy food truck base, 100. Kaleido Sno, base at Broad Street, 100. BARTOW Anna’s Mexican Bar & Restaurant, Euharlee, 100. Starbucks, LakePoint (Emerson), 100. GORDON Gordon Nutrition, 100 Christian and Jake’s Bistro, 100. POLK Subay, Walmart, Cedartown, 93. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

  From Floyd County Police, 5:55 a.m.: “Old Summerville is closed from Cemetery Road to the area north of Little Texas Valley because of a minor gas leak.” Floyd 911 reports a downed tree knocked some gas lines and meters over, causing the leak. Read more

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Health: HCA, parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical, at odds with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Existing services could be ‘out of network’ by Oct. 1.

Health: HCA, parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical, at odds with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Existing services could be ‘out of network’ by Oct. 1.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Unless an agreement can be reached in the next seven days, Hospital Corporation of America facilities and physicians — including Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cartersville Medical Center — will be out of network for thousands of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia members in the state. The current three-year contract between HCA… Read more

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Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Friends and family from around the globe came together Sunday to celebrate one special man, Rome’s own Vance Luke. He will turn 100 years old on Tuesday and his family, friends and fellow church members at First Presbyterian Church of Rome celebrated his life of service that still includes annual mission… Read more

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Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

  Rome Police media release: On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:20 a.m., E-911 advised that multiple subjects were calling about possible gun shots in the area of North Broad Street and Church Street.  While en route to the area, Sgt. Hutchins observed a silver Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed pulling into Floyd Medical… Read more

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Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

THE LATEST From the Butts County Sheriff’s Office: “Steven Alford Jacobs and Emmanuel James Nesbitt, both of Cartersville, have been charged with aggravated assault and murder in the shooting death of Curtis A. Pitts. More charges are expected.” Bartow County Jail reports show Alford and Nesbitt were custody there on Saturday, each charged with misdemeanor… Read more

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Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

  We could fill a website with the success former Model High phenom Tim Reynolds has had since his days in Rome to Berklee College of Music in Boston and beyond. And now comes word of another achievement. Here’s how Tim describes it on his Facebook page: “Always dreamed of doing this since I was… Read more

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One Table bridges community groups, conversation in gathering on the pedestrian bridge Sunday evening. Photo gallery: Nine images (and growing; please share your photos).

One Table bridges community groups, conversation in gathering on the pedestrian bridge Sunday evening. Photo gallery: Nine images (and growing; please share your photos).

  The pedestrian bridge connecting Town Green to West Third Street was filled Sunday evening with those supporting One Community United’s annual One Table event. The five-course meal was designed to encourage one-on-one conversations with people from all parts of the community. Donors paid $100 for two tickets to the catered dinner. Attending were folks… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The Pepperell Dragons and Model Blue Devils captured big wins over Floyd County rivals to move to 2-0 in Region 7-AA and move in prime contention for state playoff berths. The Cartersville Purple… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Latest rankings: Rome, Calhoun no. 1; Cartersville, no. 4; Rockmart, 5.  Georgia holds at no. 2 in college rankings. Update on injured Berry player.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Latest rankings: Rome, Calhoun no. 1; Cartersville, no. 4; Rockmart, 5. Georgia holds at no. 2 in college rankings. Update on injured Berry player.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage. McClellan High school rankings:  Rome, Calhoun remain no. 1 at midpoint… Read more

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