Newscast: Cedartown parents in jail following child’s death. 2019 weather: hotter, wetter. Rant: Big changes for ’20 Rome Braves.


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Today’s headlines:

  • The Cedartown parents of 11-month-old boy found dead two weeks ago are jailed on child cruelty, neglect charges, Polk County Jail records show.
  • Business: Moore’s Soda Fountain ‘making baby steps progress’ toward reopening in downtown Cedartown. TOMCO Systems hires Trey Smith as senior product manager.
  • Ware Mechanical 2019 Weather: Annual temperatures were hotter than normal in Rome, Cartersville; most monthly totals, too. Rainfall: Surplus in Rome, deficit in Cartersville.
  • Kelly Loeffler has been sworn in as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. Locally, the Republican sheriff’s candidates meet at today’s GOP Women’s meeting at Red Lobster.
  • 10 Floyd County schools ‘Beat the Odds’ in 2019 by doing better than ‘statistically expected’ on the College and Career Ready Performance Index.
  • Pepperell High wins top Teen Driving Award at National Summit; also receives $6,500 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
  • Rant of the Day: Big changes for the 2020 Rome Braves.

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