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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Changes brewing after sunset; storms possible through midnight. (Radar’s up).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Changes brewing after sunset; storms possible through midnight. (Radar’s up).

  OUTLOOK Strong thunderstorms may move into Northwest Georgia around sunset and continue moving southeast in the evening. Isolated areas of strong winds up to 60 mph may be possible before they weaken later tonight, but still may produce heavy rain and lightning through midnight. FORECAST Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Happy Mother’s Day! Kohls going up fast at East Bend. Remembering the Rev. Warren Jones. 13 new COVID cases in NWGA. Atlanta Braves Nailbiter.

Heritage First Headlines. Happy Mother’s Day! Kohls going up fast at East Bend. Remembering the Rev. Warren Jones. 13 new COVID cases in NWGA. Atlanta Braves Nailbiter.

The latest: Going up! Kohls, now committed to East Bend, iBraves sn’t wasting any time. Asked about opening date, corporate says, ‘There’s nothing to share just yet.’ The Rev. Warren Jones, a community servant and servant of God, passes away just months shy of his 100th birthday. Sold-out Cody Johnson concert rocks Ridge Ferry Park.… Read more

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Going up! Kohls, now committed to East Bend, isn’t wasting any time. Asked about opening date, corporate says, ‘There’s nothing to share just yet.’

Going up! Kohls, now committed to East Bend, isn’t wasting any time. Asked about opening date, corporate says, ‘There’s nothing to share just yet.’

  The official word from Kohl’s at East Bend is Rome is as follows: “There’s nothing to share just yet but I will keep you posted.” Our visual tour on Friday, shows otherwise. A week earlier, basic grading was continuing on the hole between Five Below and what eventually will be Old Navy.  Some parking spots… Read more

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The Rev. Warren Jones, a community servant and servant of God, passes away just months shy of his 100th birthday.

The Rev. Warren Jones, a community servant and servant of God, passes away just months shy of his 100th birthday.

  In context: Warren Jones did more than preach. He shared. He helped. He gave. And for almost 100 years, he lived a very full life. Some knew him from the pulpit or from all his community work. And others knew him as a radio personality, as part of “The Padre and Ernie,” joining Ernie… Read more

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13 new cases in Northwest Georgia Saturday; statewide, 761. Earlier: Floyd records 41st ‘probable’ death. Weekly update from Dr. Gary Voccio on virus, vaccination. Rome hospitals had 25 COVID patients at week’s end.

13 new cases in Northwest Georgia Saturday; statewide, 761. Earlier: Floyd records 41st ‘probable’ death. Weekly update from Dr. Gary Voccio on virus, vaccination. Rome hospitals had 25 COVID patients at week’s end.

 Vaccination calendar: Ongoing: Floyd Medical Center: Appointments / Vaccination site at LakePoint. Register or call, 844-275-8966. May 15: Rome-Floyd NAACP, Redmond Regional team up for vaccination clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the hospital (outpatient side). Free hot dogs, hamburgers after the shot plus a big-screen TV giveaway. Appointments for free COVID-19 vaccinations are available daily for eligible individuals at… Read more

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Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling..

Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling..

ON OUR RADAR THIS WEEK Those Redmond rumors: In recent weeks, the rumors have crossed the many circles of Northwest Georgia’s medical community. From doctors to staffers to vendors and rivals, the exchanges all centered on a possible sale by HCA of Redmond Regional Medical Center and the adjoining surgical center. The potential buyers have been both… Read more

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Sold-out Cody Johnson concert rocks Ridge Ferry Park.  Old Dominion coming in June.

Sold-out Cody Johnson concert rocks Ridge Ferry Park. Old Dominion coming in June.

Heard on the Tweet: Cody Johnson concert at Ridge Ferry Park tonight courtesy of @RF_ParksandRec popular enough for long lines. Seating in pods of four to observe social distance. pic.twitter.com/q6Hfv9sIjh — Hometown Headlines (@hometown) May 8, 2021   Cody Johnson was the first performer for the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation’s summer concert series —… Read more

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Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Under an order signed Saturday by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors for presenting cases to the grand jury involving detained adults and juveniles. The order is the 14th the Chief Justice has signed that extends for 30 days the Statewide Judicial Emergency… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves dash hopes of Winston-Salem 3-0; Atlanta Braves amaze in 12th inning; A list of high school tennis champions crowned at Rome Tennis Center. High school baseball, soccer prepare for next rounds.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves dash hopes of Winston-Salem 3-0; Atlanta Braves amaze in 12th inning; A list of high school tennis champions crowned at Rome Tennis Center. High school baseball, soccer prepare for next rounds.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.   BASEBALL The Rome Braves victorious over Winston-Salem 3-0. Rome Braves to open home stand May 18 with full capacity seating; COVID protocols remain including… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, Mrs. Mildred Irene Wiseman Lefler, Mr. James Lewis.

Obituaries: Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, Mrs. Mildred Irene Wiseman Lefler, Mr. James Lewis.

  Ms. Shanah Marie Brannon, age 39, of Lindale, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Shanah was born in Rome, Georgia on December 16, 1981, daughter of Janet Marie Bradshaw Huckaby and Gregory Steve Brannon.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Shanah loved the outdoors, animals, and riding in her Jeep.  She was an… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Calendar: Friday: The Law Enforcement Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Law Enforcement… Read more

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Graduation 2021: Berry honors 389 graduates on Saturday, capping big graduation weekend. Next up: Georgia Highlands on Thursday.

Graduation 2021: Berry honors 389 graduates on Saturday, capping big graduation weekend. Next up: Georgia Highlands on Thursday.

  Saturday: Berry College held Spring Commencement at Valhalla Stadium for its 389 undergraduates. Georgia Supreme Court Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren was the featured commencement speaker. Watch the replay above. Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and pictures. Please click GNTC   Thursday: Shorter University held Commencement at the Winthrop-King Center on Shorter’s main… Read more

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Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

Metro Drug Task Force arrests three Cave Spring relatives in drug case, jail records show.

  Three Cave Spring relatives face drug charges following arrests Friday by the Rome-Floyd Metro Drug Task Force. Floyd County Jail reports show: Jerrod W. Pledger, 25, of Morgan Dairy Road faces 12 counts including drug purchase and possession. Jerrod R. Pledger, 64, faces three drug counts. Candice S. Pledger, 51, was charged with two… Read more

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Heard on the Tweet: Some ‘Tropical’ grand opening specials today. Sneak peek at burgers, BBQ and a stunning building. The ‘Vax Meal’ deal:  Free burgers, dogs and maybe a TV. More ‘news blues’ in Cartersville.

Heard on the Tweet: Some ‘Tropical’ grand opening specials today. Sneak peek at burgers, BBQ and a stunning building. The ‘Vax Meal’ deal: Free burgers, dogs and maybe a TV. More ‘news blues’ in Cartersville.

  A collection of updates from our social media channels: Facebook, the Tweeter Machine and others… Item 1: The latest East Bend opening today, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Our take: Deals of the day. Free smoothies for a year for the 50 in line… $2.99, 24-ounce smoothies all day. Nice. Item 2: Blossom Hill barbecue and burgers:… Read more

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