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Photo gallery: Coosa High School Class of 2019.

Photo gallery: Coosa High School Class of 2019.

Coosa High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Saturday morning. Valedictorian is Lillian Chesnut and Salutatorians are Kaylee Clayton and Joshua Ruff. Click here to see the entire album of 118 photos from Floyd County Schools.   Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Record reports for Greater Community Bank. Heat wave continues. Busy Saturday ahead with high school graduations. Model High photo gallery. End of Hometown Radio Edition.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Record reports for Greater Community Bank. Heat wave continues. Busy Saturday ahead with high school graduations. Model High photo gallery. End of Hometown Radio Edition.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.  Business Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday. Forecast Graduations:… Read more

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Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.

Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.

Media release: Greater Community Bank is beginning 2019 with strong financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Coming off of its second consecutive record-breaking year in 2018, Greater Community Bank reports net earnings of $659,000, making first quarter 2019 the most profitable quarter in the bank’s history. Highlights from the first quarter include a 15% increase in… Read more

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Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. Please note: Please check with your school for the latest instructions before heading to graduation.… Read more

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Photo Gallery: Model High School Class of 2019.

Photo Gallery: Model High School Class of 2019.

Model High School’s Class of 2019 graduated at The Forum River Center on Friday night. Valedictorian is Zoe Madison Wheat and Salutatorians are Griffin Davis Burgess and James Alexander Nelson. Click here to see the entire album of 98 photos from Floyd County Schools. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday.

  HEAT WATCH High expected of 96 degrees today with heat index of 99. The following is a look at the forecast high for each day as well as the record for that day. Friday’s high was 94: We missed the matching record by one degree (95). Saturday: 95. Record for May 25: 97 (another tie). Sunday:… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com   DINING: This week’s tip is not a restaurant but a festival. Finster Fest will include barbecue and other items for sale but what got our attention: Executive Director Tina Cox says tomato sandwiches (a.k.a. mater sammiches) will be on sale. What we liked:… Read more

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Hometown Headlines Radio Edition canceled after eight years, 5,000 interviews and a ‘few’ rants. What’s next? ‘Stay tuned.’

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition canceled after eight years, 5,000 interviews and a ‘few’ rants. What’s next? ‘Stay tuned.’

After more than eight years and almost 5,000 interviews (and a few rants), the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM is canceled. In a meeting following Friday morning’s program, managing partner Howard Toole of Rome Radio Partners shared a “termination of services” agreement, citing “a decision to go in a different direction with… Read more

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Buzz: East Central named 2020 National ESEA Distinguished School. Rome City Auditorium installs new digital theater system, free movie on June 7. Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen, S.M. will oversee the Atlanta Archdiocese.

Buzz: East Central named 2020 National ESEA Distinguished School. Rome City Auditorium installs new digital theater system, free movie on June 7. Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen, S.M. will oversee the Atlanta Archdiocese.

East Central Elementary School has been chosen as a 2020 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Distinguished School.  According to the ESEA website, a National ESEA Distinguished School demonstrates a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta. At home tonight vs. Asheville. Coosa High signings. Parks and Rec starting Men’s Summer Basketball League.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta. At home tonight vs. Asheville. Coosa High signings. Parks and Rec starting Men’s Summer Basketball League.

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. HEADLINES Three signings at Coosa High: Carleigh Otting, Abdias Perez and Nohel Paz. Click CHS  BASEBALL Rome Braves top Augusta, 9-4. Media release: The Rome lineup ripped 12 hits, 6 for extra bases, in a 9-4 romp against rival Augusta on Friday night.… Read more

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Obituaries: Jimmy Lane Massingill, Mrs. Katherine Campbell “Kay” Williams and Mrs. Maggie Inez Hughes Woodall.

Obituaries: Jimmy Lane Massingill, Mrs. Katherine Campbell “Kay” Williams and Mrs. Maggie Inez Hughes Woodall.

  Mrs. Katherine Campbell “Kay” Williams, age 70, of Rome, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. Williams was born in Macon, GA on November 13, 1948, daughter of the late Frances T. Cassidy and the late Hilda Hancock Cassidy.  She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Williams. … Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD COOSA COUNTRY CLUB CORP. (POOL HUT) MAY 2019-OCTOBER 2019 110 BRANHAM AVE SW ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW SOUTHERN COMFORTS CATERING (MOBILE) 25 FERGUSON DR KINGSTON, GA 30145 Last Inspection Score: 100 SOUTHERN COMFORTS CATERING (BASE) 25 FERGUSON DR KINGSTON, GA 30145 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON No reports. POLK No… Read more

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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. 706-236-5000.” Click for details. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Friday Cartersville Police reports: May 21 1 /… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 so far today (3:30 p.m.); just missed matching the record (95) on Thursday. Plus: Air quality alert for metro Atlanta including Bartow County; unhealthy for children, people sensitive to ozone, those with heart or lung disease.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 so far today (3:30 p.m.); just missed matching the record (95) on Thursday. Plus: Air quality alert for metro Atlanta including Bartow County; unhealthy for children, people sensitive to ozone, those with heart or lung disease.

HEAT WATCH So far today: High of 94 (through 3:30 p.m.) The following is a look at the forecast high for each day as well as the record for that day. Thursday’s high was 94. We missed matching the record by one degree (95 on March 23, 1933). Friday: 96. Record for May 24: 95… Read more

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