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

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

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to help their police in solving… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a high of 40 on Monday, dropping to 26 tonight.  Slightly warmer on Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a high of 40 on Monday, dropping to 26 tonight. Slightly warmer on Tuesday.

  OUTLOOK Light showers will be possible late Tuesday Night as warm moist air returns to the region. These showers combined with overnight low temperatures has a small chance for producing light freezing rain in the Northeast Georgia mountains. The main storm system is currently expected to move through Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning ahead… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Freezing temperatures, brutal wind chill will last until noon today. Community Kitchen marks 10 years, 400,000-plus meals served. Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun closing. Update on former Shorter executive Corey Humphries. Busy day remembering Dr. King. And how about that eclipse!

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Freezing temperatures, brutal wind chill will last until noon today. Community Kitchen marks 10 years, 400,000-plus meals served. Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun closing. Update on former Shorter executive Corey Humphries. Busy day remembering Dr. King. And how about that eclipse!

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Cold and clear today with wind chills in the teens through 11 a.m. Weather Celebrating 10 years and some 400,000 meals served: Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen continues to feed those in need thanks to local volunteers and donations. Community Kitchen Gymboree… Read more

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Celebrating 10 years and some 400,000 meals served: Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen continues to feed those in need thanks to local volunteers and donations.

Celebrating 10 years and some 400,000 meals served: Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen continues to feed those in need thanks to local volunteers and donations.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Ten years ago, several Rome churches came together with one mission…to feed those in need. That mission lead to the opening of the Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen in January 2009. And now, having served some 400,000 meals since opening its doors in the old Troy’s Barbecue building on Calhoun Avenue, it’s a… Read more

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Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

  Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun among stores closing nationwide: One of the favorites at Calhoun Outlet Marketplace is closing — Gymboree Outlet at 455 Belwood Road. It is part of the chain’s recent announcement that all Gymboree, outlet and Crazy 8 stores will close within a few months, citing a “changing retail environment.” The company… Read more

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Today: Parade, speech, luncheon to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What to know.

Today: Parade, speech, luncheon to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What to know.

  The celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concludes today in downtown Rome. Today’s schedule includes: The annual Freedom March down Broad Street as shown in this image from the 11 Alive camera atop City Hall around 11:45 a.m. The march began at 11:30 a.m. at First  Avenue and… Read more

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Eclipsed! Moon, earth, sun put on a dazzling total lunar eclipse show overnight.

Eclipsed! Moon, earth, sun put on a dazzling total lunar eclipse show overnight.

Rome photographer Mills Fitzner put assembled a great series of photographs on on a cold, clear night to capture one of the most dynamic total lunar eclipses we’ll ever see. For a few more images, please click Mills Fitzner’s gallery. You’ll find dozens of photos from friends on Facebook and Instagram this morning as well.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Super Bowl match-up on Feb. 3: Los Angeles Rams vs. the Patriots. Honors for Berry women’s Alex Weems as she nets 1,000th point. High school basketball schedule for the week.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Super Bowl match-up on Feb. 3: Los Angeles Rams vs. the Patriots. Honors for Berry women’s Alex Weems as she nets 1,000th point. High school basketball schedule for the week.

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.   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Monday-Saturday: Tuesday/boys and girls Carrollton at Rome Armuchee at Dade County Model at Coosa Rockmart at Pepperell Jan. 25 Friday/boys and girls Rome at East Paulding Jan. 26 Saturday/boys and girls Rome at Kell COLLEGES/basketball Berry College:… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Tammy Chatman, Anna Jebian, Zallas Loza Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Tammy Chatman, Anna Jebian, Zallas Loza Jr.

Anna Jebian was born in Aleppo, Syria, to Vartouhi and Sarkis Postalian on Jan. 1, 1931, and died Jan. 12, 2019, at Erlanger Baroness Hospital. She had an older brother in Caracas, Antranik (deceased) and a younger sister, Stella, who currently lives in Fresno, Calif. Anna immigrated to Venezuela in 1954 and later to the… Read more

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Shutdown Day 31: Greater Community Bank offers relief for those hit by government furlough. Plus: More local offers to help those idled.

Shutdown Day 31: Greater Community Bank offers relief for those hit by government furlough. Plus: More local offers to help those idled.

As the federal government’s partial shutdown marks four weeks with no resolution on the table, state agencies and businesses are taking steps to help workers and their families. Hometown Headlines will be posting those efforts each day until there is a resolution. If your business is taking steps to help those hurt by the shutdown,… Read more

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Night to Shine 2019: Four Northwest Georgia churches among those worldwide hosting annual special needs prom event in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

Night to Shine 2019: Four Northwest Georgia churches among those worldwide hosting annual special needs prom event in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Four Northwest Georgia churches will be among the 655 churches worldwide hosting the “Night to Shine” special needs prom event in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek will once again be hosting the event for the Rome-Floyd County… Read more

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Buzz: Gears to Cheers Bicycle Repair opening in Forrest Place on Broad. Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns to Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Retirement celebration today for Schroeder’s co-founder.

Buzz: Gears to Cheers Bicycle Repair opening in Forrest Place on Broad. Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns to Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Retirement celebration today for Schroeder’s co-founder.

Gears to Cheers Bicycle Repair will open Tuesday, Jan. 22 on the bottom floor of the Forrest Place building on Broad Street. Rhonda Eichenberger and Dan Greeson are behind the new venture. Business Hours will be Tuesday-Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 2-4 p.m. A grand opening celebration is planned for… Read more

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