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Business: Ryan Earnest, president and chief executive officer of Heritage First Bank,  elected to the Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Banking Louisiana State University.

Business: Ryan Earnest, president and chief executive officer of Heritage First Bank, elected to the Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Banking Louisiana State University.

Dr. Ken Davis, Chairman of Heritage First Bancshares Inc., announces that Ryan P. Earnest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage First Bank, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Banking Louisiana State University. Says Davis:  “On behalf of the Boards of Heritage First Bank, Heritage First Bancshares Inc., and our officers and… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Suspect dead, trooper treated and released following I-75 standoff in Bartow. Rome/Floyd’s new economic development plan might want to copy what Bartow does so well. Politics: Abrams in Rome, Cartersville today. Busy weekend ahead. Tonight: High school football scores.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Suspect dead, trooper treated and released following I-75 standoff in Bartow. Rome/Floyd’s new economic development plan might want to copy what Bartow does so well. Politics: Abrams in Rome, Cartersville today. Busy weekend ahead. Tonight: High school football scores.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Suspect who fired on troopers dies; identified as Kenneth Martin Anderson. Trooper who was shot in the abdomen — he was wearing a vest — treated for blunt force ‘impact,’ released. Woman who was driving the suspect vehicle in… Read more

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Suspect who fired on troopers dies; identified as Kenneth Martin Anderson. Trooper who was shot in the abdomen — he was wearing a vest — treated for blunt force ‘impact,’ released. Woman who was driving the suspect vehicle in custody.

Suspect who fired on troopers dies; identified as Kenneth Martin Anderson. Trooper who was shot in the abdomen — he was wearing a vest — treated for blunt force ‘impact,’ released. Woman who was driving the suspect vehicle in custody.

  FRIDAY’S UPDATES We are awaiting final confirmation on the identity of the female driver from Thursday’s shootout on I-75 near exit 293. We have notes into the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office for additional information on her but today’s Bartow County Jail logs list a Courtney Shay Caudill of Ansted, W. Va., as having been… Read more

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Rome/Floyd’s changing economic development focus: No longer an if but when. Plus: Would it mirror the structure in Bartow County, which is among the state’s most successful recruiters?

Rome/Floyd’s changing economic development focus: No longer an if but when. Plus: Would it mirror the structure in Bartow County, which is among the state’s most successful recruiters?

  It’s pretty clear economic development and recruitment will have a new formula in Rome/Floyd County going into 2019. With Monday’s announcement that Al Hodge was retiring as president and chief executive officer of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective April 19, it apparently provided the green light for those anxious to move industry recruitment directly… Read more

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Updated: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on 34,000-square-foot medical office building in Cartersville; target completion date is summer 2019.

Updated: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on 34,000-square-foot medical office building in Cartersville; target completion date is summer 2019.

Harbin Clinic Cartersville breaks ground on new medical building. Harbin Clinic drew a large crowd Thursday evening for a groundbreaking ceremony at 200 Gentilly Blvd. for a 34,000-square-foot expansion next to its offices at 150 Gentilly Blvd. near Home Depot just off U.S. 41/Joe Frank Harris Parkway. The construction site is three acres and includes parking for… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, chili cookoff, bluegrass and folk festival in Cartersville, more events. Plus: High school, college football.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, chili cookoff, bluegrass and folk festival in Cartersville, more events. Plus: High school, college football.

  The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com. Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: Much cooler Sunday with a high of 60, low of 38. Saturday’s rain chances easing as well. TODAY BooFest at the YMCA’s Grizzard Park will… Read more

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Campaign watch: Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams due in Rome, Cartersville today. Advance voting updates: 2,916 people between Monday and Thursday. Latest campaign calendars.

Campaign watch: Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams due in Rome, Cartersville today. Advance voting updates: 2,916 people between Monday and Thursday. Latest campaign calendars.

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is scheduled to be in Rome on Friday afternoon as part of her “We Are Georgia.” It is part of an early vote rally set for 2:30-3 p.m. at Schroeder’s New Deli at 406 Broad St. (courtyard)  and is hosted by the Floyd County Democratic Party. This will… Read more

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National Merit Scholarship Program commendations for Rome High’s Brianna L. Cadle, Kenta Y. Davis, Nigara Nizamidin and William Stephenson.

National Merit Scholarship Program commendations for Rome High’s Brianna L. Cadle, Kenta Y. Davis, Nigara Nizamidin and William Stephenson.

  Four Rome High students — Brianna L. Cadle, Kenta Y. Davis, Nigara Nizamidin and William Stephenson — have been commended by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Letters of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, were presented by the RHS principal Dr. Eric Holland to the quartet. About… Read more

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Hurricane Michael relief: Donors cover 600 relief bucket purchases for RomeGaCares. Donation sites in Bartow, Polk close today. Rome Braves collecting donations through October.

Hurricane Michael relief: Donors cover 600 relief bucket purchases for RomeGaCares. Donation sites in Bartow, Polk close today. Rome Braves collecting donations through October.

    ROMEGACARES update: Those 600 five-gallon buckets from Ace Hardware have been purchased thanks to the retailer’s great deal and your generosity. In fact, “we have raised enough to cover the cost with a little extra to buy more kit supplies.”  If still want to help Hurricane Michael survivors, we definitely could use more… Read more

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Education: East Central Elementary students, faculty create food pantry to help those in need.

Education: East Central Elementary students, faculty create food pantry to help those in need.

  Media release: East Central Elementary has started a food pantry in an effort to curb the hunger of children who enter their doors. “This idea started in Trion with the observation of an eighth-grade student who saw the need to save food from the cafeteria that was being thrown into the trash,” said Faith… Read more

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Buzz: New Antioch Baptist features barbecue, bluegrass — and worship — on Sunday. Honors for Shaw’s employee recruiting.

Buzz: New Antioch Baptist features barbecue, bluegrass — and worship — on Sunday. Honors for Shaw’s employee recruiting.

New Antioch Baptist Church in Shannon invites you to attend BBQ and Bluegrass this Sunday with special guests, Dixie Jubilee. Music in Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with a barbecue lunch in the Activity Building immediately following the Worship Service. New Antioch Baptist Church is at 4553 Calhoun Road NE (in the Shannon Community, near the intersection… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Much cooler Sunday with a high of 60, low of 38. Saturday’s rain chances easing as well.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Much cooler Sunday with a high of 60, low of 38. Saturday’s rain chances easing as well.

FORECAST Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Calm wind. Saturday: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Get scores from 14 high school games tonight, web, Facebook or Twitter. High school softball updates. Unity advances to final four in volleyball; more volleyball Saturday. Berry, Shorter home Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Get scores from 14 high school games tonight, web, Facebook or Twitter. High school softball updates. Unity advances to final four in volleyball; more volleyball Saturday. Berry, Shorter home Saturday.

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 SCORES: Please check back after 7:30 tonight for our continuing scoreboard. Also, check us on Facebook @hometownheadlines, @bartowheadlines or on Twitter @hometown or @bartowheadlines. WEATHER: 63 degrees with a 5-mph wind at kickoff; rain possible in the second  half. This… Read more

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Obituaries: Monica Rae Flores, Mr. Andrew Jackson ‘Andy’ Worthington.

Obituaries: Monica Rae Flores, Mr. Andrew Jackson ‘Andy’ Worthington.

Mr. Andrew Jackson “Andy” Worthington, age 95, of Rogers, Arkansas, formerly of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Worthington was born in Silver Creek, Georgia on May 17, 1923, son of the late Claude Demearl Worthington and the late Dora Fricks Worthington.  He was also preceded in death by… Read more

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Feeling luck? Tonight’s MegaMillions’ jackpot soars to record $970 million. Plus: Saturday’s Powerball grows to $430 million.

Feeling luck? Tonight’s MegaMillions’ jackpot soars to record $970 million. Plus: Saturday’s Powerball grows to $430 million.

MegaMillions drawing soars to $970 million: That jackpot will be another record for the MegaMillions drawing. It has grown since July 27 and has rolled 24 times (meaning no overall winning ticket sold). Tickets cost $2 each. Powerball: Saturday jackpot swells to $430 million. Two tickets had four numbers and the Powerball, each winning $50,000. CBS News… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links. New: Can you help solve this case?

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links. New: Can you help solve this case?

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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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

As the picture states, the second Cartersville office of Coosa Valley Credit Union is now open. The office is at 15 Walnut Grove Road, off Old Mill and West Avenue. The office includes 7,000 square feet under roof and compliments the credit union’s other Cartersville site at 1149 N. Tennessee St. Old Havana Cigar Co. has… Read more

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