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Heritage First Bank: Another 1.25 inches of rain due today; latest flood warnings, watches. New economic development plan mirrors Bartow’s — minus I-75. Updates on the governor’s race as vote tightens a bit.  Remembering state Rep. John Meadows.

Heritage First Bank: Another 1.25 inches of rain due today; latest flood warnings, watches. New economic development plan mirrors Bartow’s — minus I-75. Updates on the governor’s race as vote tightens a bit. Remembering state Rep. John Meadows.

MORNING EDITION Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on flood watch, river warnings. Another 1.25 inches of rain due. High today 49; just 41 on Thursday. Continuing coverage at Weather Business: Floyd’s economic development push to copy Bartow’s (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format. Business Georgia governor’s race: Provisional… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on flood watch, river warnings. Another 1.25 inches of rain due. High today 49; just 41 on Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Latest on flood watch, river warnings. Another 1.25 inches of rain due. High today 49; just 41 on Thursday.

THE LATEST Flash flood watch for much of North Georgia, including our area, now through 7 a.m. Thursday: Some areas could see two to three inches of additional rain, on top of what we had on Monday. Heaviest rain due this afternoon, evening. The extra rain could cause creeks and streams to overflow, flooding roads… Read more

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Business: Floyd’s economic development push to copy Bartow’s (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format.

Business: Floyd’s economic development push to copy Bartow’s (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format.

  As expected, the future of Rome/Floyd County’s economic development push is separating from the Rome Floyd Chamber to be run by a six-member panel with three representatives each appointed by the city and county governments. The Rome News reports that is the recommendation of Joint Services Committee, its members consisting of County Manager Jamie… Read more

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Georgia governor’s race: Provisional votes inch Kemp, Abrams closer with deadline set for Friday. How to check your provisional ballot. Latest updates.

Georgia governor’s race: Provisional votes inch Kemp, Abrams closer with deadline set for Friday. How to check your provisional ballot. Latest updates.

The latest: As counties continue to certify their votes, the distance between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams tightens but the gap remains wide enough to prevent a Dec. 4 runoff between the two. A federal judge has extended the counties’ reporting deadline to Friday afternoon. The latest vote totals:  As of Tuesday night,… Read more

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Obituary: Remembering state Rep. John Meadows,  R-Calhoun. Calling hours, funeral services set for Saturday at Calhoun First Baptist Church.

Obituary: Remembering state Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun. Calling hours, funeral services set for Saturday at Calhoun First Baptist Church.

  Georgia State Rep. John Dudley Meadows, III, age 74, of Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his residence. John was born on Aug. 28, 1944, in Gordon County to the late John Dudley Meadows Jr. and Doris Esther Scott “Scottie” Meadows. John was a graduate of Calhoun High School, Class of… Read more

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Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

Education: RHS nominates to students for Governor’s Honors. Shannon’s historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium.

On Tuesday, Rome High School announced its nominees for the Governor’s Honors Program that takes place on Berry College’s campus every summer from mid-June to around mid-July. Said RHS’s Governor’s Honors Program Coordinator Melody Burse: “The instruction is completely different from a regular high school classroom. Classes are designed to provide students with various academic, cultural… Read more

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Buzz: Property taxes due Thursday; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne on Hometown Radio at 8:40 a.m. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Buzz: Property taxes due Thursday; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne on Hometown Radio at 8:40 a.m. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Property tax bills due Thursday.  From the Floyd County Tax Commissioner’s Office: “Don’t forget that you can still mail your property tax bill. As long as it is postmarked by Nov. 15, it will not be considered late. Mail to P.O. Box 26 Rome, Ga.  30162. Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne joins us at… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Season-ending local soccer report. Model, Berry standout Michelle Abernathy Lane to speak at Cross Country Banquet. This weekend’s football playoff plans: Berry, high school, middle school.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Season-ending local soccer report. Model, Berry standout Michelle Abernathy Lane to speak at Cross Country Banquet. This weekend’s football playoff plans: Berry, high school, middle school.

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. The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams closed out the season with a 7-4 record to make it 52 wins, 49 losses, and 13 ties for the season. The G’04 C-Red were the top performers, finished the fall season with 2… Read more

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Obituaries: Nellie Virginia Fulton Johnson.

Obituaries: Nellie Virginia Fulton Johnson.

Nellie Virginia Fulton Johnson, of Rome, passed away November 12, 2018. She was born July 3, 1936 in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, John David Fulton and Rose Estelle Stegall Fulton; Siblings, Johnny Fulton and Shirley Fulton. Mrs. Johnson was survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Jimmie… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

FLOYD No reports BARTOW No reports. 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. Includes latest arrests.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Includes latest arrests.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Weekend reports will post a bit later. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekdays and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Update: Calhoun man dies in accident on I-75 South Tuesday morning.

Update: Calhoun man dies in accident on I-75 South Tuesday morning.

FROM WRGA: A Calhoun man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on I-75 Southbound near mile marker 319 in Gordon County just before 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Cody Lovingood, 28, lost control of his Chevy Cobalt. His vehicle spun out of control until coming to rest in the inside lane, facing… Read more

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Free parking on floors 2-4 in the Third Avenue deck beginning Friday through the Christmas season.

Free parking on floors 2-4 in the Third Avenue deck beginning Friday through the Christmas season.

Media release: The City of Rome Parking Office announces free holiday parking at the Third Avenue deck starting Friday, Nov. 16.  In anticipation of the busy holiday season, the Parking Office is offering free deck parking on levels two, three and four to provide an additional parking option throughout the busy holiday season in downtown Rome.… Read more

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