CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

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 report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Latest on body found at landfill: Investigators still trying to determine identity. Sanitation worker says victim was a woman who had been dismembered.

Latest on body found at landfill: Investigators still trying to determine identity. Sanitation worker says victim was a woman who had been dismembered.

  Tuesday evening updates: The official word: Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton says investigators are still awaiting positive identified of the victim found at the Bartow County Landfill at 12:30 p.m. Monday. For now, investigators are not commenting on the crime scene and the way she was found. What we’re hearing: The landfill was open… Read more

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Floyd authorities called to help search for suspect in Cedar Bluff incident; suspect now believed to be on the move back in Alabama.

Floyd authorities called to help search for suspect in Cedar Bluff incident; suspect now believed to be on the move back in Alabama.

Floyd County authorities are in stand-down mode after being asked for assistance following an incident in Cedar Bluff, Ala., early Tuesday. Several Hometown readers asked about a heavy police presence in Coosa Tuesday afternoon. Jerome Poole of the Floyd County Police Department said local authorities were asked to join the search for a suspect in… Read more

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Remembering Capt. Louis Dean of the Adairsville Police Department.

Remembering Capt. Louis Dean of the Adairsville Police Department.

For the second time since December, the Adairsville Police Department is preparing to bury one of its own Tuesday afternoon. Adairsville Police Capt. Louis Dean, 47, died Saturday at Gordon Hospital. He served several roles at the police department, including assistant police chief as well as public information officer. It was Dean who notified the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, by 6-2 vote, creates 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew for those under 17. Body parts found at Bartow landfill. Latest on county schools, enrollment and what’s next. Save $5 by buying Corky Kell football tickets early.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, by 6-2 vote, creates 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew for those under 17. Body parts found at Bartow landfill. Latest on county schools, enrollment and what’s next. Save $5 by buying Corky Kell football tickets early.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Rome City Commission passes teen curfew from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. by 6-2 vote. Concerns about violence raised as main focus; Davis calls it ‘criminalizing being a… Read more

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Updated: Rome City Commission passes teen curfew (under 17) from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. by 6-2 vote. Concerns about ‘juvenile violence’ raised; Davis calls it ‘criminalizing being a teenager.’

Updated: Rome City Commission passes teen curfew (under 17) from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. by 6-2 vote. Concerns about ‘juvenile violence’ raised; Davis calls it ‘criminalizing being a teenager.’

  New Tuesday: Hometown Headlines has filed an Open Records Request with the city of Rome regarding any and all data shared with city commissioners — in commission meetings and committee meetings — regarding juvenile crime concerns so far this year and any comparison data from recent years. We’ll have updates as that information becomes… Read more

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Education: 91 Darlington students earned AP Scholar designation by The College Board based on their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

Education: 91 Darlington students earned AP Scholar designation by The College Board based on their performance on the college-level Advanced Placement Program exams.

  Media release: During the 2017-18 school year, 91 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. The College Board’s AP Program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college-level courses while still in high school, and… Read more

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Health: Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine in Rome.

Health: Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine in Rome.

Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome: Taking a few extra minutes to dig deeper into someone’s family medical history can bring about a wealth of change for their future. This is something Dr. John-Scott Carroll knows well, and it flourishes within his philosophy as a Family Medicine physician.  “I had a patient in his late… Read more

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Education: Berry communication adviser, senior lecturer Kevin Kleine honored. Berry named ‘great place to work’ by Chronicle for Higher Education.

Education: Berry communication adviser, senior lecturer Kevin Kleine honored. Berry named ‘great place to work’ by Chronicle for Higher Education.

  Student publications adviser and senior lecturer for Berry College’s Department of Communication Kevin Kleine will receive a 2018 Distinguished 4-Year Multimedia Adviser Award from the College Media Association at the CMA national convention in October. The Distinguished Adviser Award is presented to a CMA member who has had five or more years experience in college student… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few degrees cooler by Friday, over the weekend; rain possible Thursday-Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few degrees cooler by Friday, over the weekend; rain possible Thursday-Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected each day, mainly during the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves win 5-4 thanks to key hit in the ninth. Tickets on sale for Thursday’s Corky Kell Classic (save $5 in advance) football double header. Plus: Berry’s digital media days begin; today, women’s soccer.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves win 5-4 thanks to key hit in the ninth. Tickets on sale for Thursday’s Corky Kell Classic (save $5 in advance) football double header. Plus: Berry’s digital media days begin; today, women’s soccer.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Rome Braves get 5-4 walk-off win thanks to key hit by Marcos Almonte. Media release: The Rome Braves edged the West Virginia Power Monday evening at State Mutual Stadium 5-4 in walk-off fashion before a crowd of 1,408. The Braves and Power split their… Read more

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Buzz: Village Theatres gets a new home. Scouts’ annual popcorn sale under way.

Buzz: Village Theatres gets a new home. Scouts’ annual popcorn sale under way.

Movies’ headquarters on the move: Village Theatres Inc. has moved the corporate office to the Movies at Berry Square theater, in the lobby (adjacent to the mall). Village Theatres also owns Rome Cinemas off Shorter Avenue. The Gordon Floyd Joint Development Authority will meet this Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Gordon County… Read more

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Obituaries:  Carolyn N Anderson, Mr. Marcus Lamar Haynes, Mr. Harold Keover Jr., Mr. Calvin William Payne, Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley.

Obituaries: Carolyn N Anderson, Mr. Marcus Lamar Haynes, Mr. Harold Keover Jr., Mr. Calvin William Payne, Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley.

Mrs. Joyce Anne Overby Talley, age 74, of Adairsville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, at a local hospital. Mrs. Talley was born in Rome, Georgia on September 26, 1943, daughter of the late Martin Overby and the late Eva Mae Fortune Overby. She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, Christopher Shaun… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday, Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday, Monday.

FLOYD Don Neo food truck, 91. Spartan Smoothies, mobile, 93. SpeakCheesy food truck, 84. Zaxby’s. Shorter Avenue, 87. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Country Inn & Suites, breakfast, Calhoun, 100. POLK Vickie’s Country Kitchen, Cedartown, 96. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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