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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Soggy Sunday afternoon/evening on the way with a high Monday of 47.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Soggy Sunday afternoon/evening on the way with a high Monday of 47.

  OUTLOOK Another storm system will affect the area on Sunday and Monday. At this time, heavy rainfall appears to be the primary threat, which could lead to localized flooding concerns. The heaviest rain will be Sunday afternoon and evening; probably 1.2 inches total. FORECAST Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s high school football scores. Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun and Rockmart advance. Georgia, Georgia Tech play tonight; Falcons on Sunday. SEC shifts schedule for games to be played Dec. 5.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s high school football scores. Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun and Rockmart advance. Georgia, Georgia Tech play tonight; Falcons on Sunday. SEC shifts schedule for games to be played Dec. 5.

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. HIGH SCHOOLS Round 1 playoff games: Tonight’s scores: Class 2A: FINAL: Pepperell loses to Lovett, 38-17. FINAL: Model tops Washington, 28-14. Advances to 2nd… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mildred Inez “Mickie” Selman Formby, Mrs. Marion F. Pollard Lee, Mr. Fred Methvin “F. M.” Massey, Mr. Kenneth Owen.

Obituaries: Mrs. Mildred Inez “Mickie” Selman Formby, Mrs. Marion F. Pollard Lee, Mr. Fred Methvin “F. M.” Massey, Mr. Kenneth Owen.

  Mr. Fred Methvin “F. M.” Massey, age 89, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Massey was born in Rome, GA on June 19, 1931, son of the late Fred Sewell Massey and the late Lucy Rosalee Formby Massey.  He was also preceded in death by 2… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to COVID, tops 5,000 cases since March. Rome Commissioner Mark Cochran on his coronavirus battle. Rain on way, followed by freezing temps. Sports updates.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to COVID, tops 5,000 cases since March. Rome Commissioner Mark Cochran on his coronavirus battle. Rain on way, followed by freezing temps. Sports updates.

Today’s first headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to coronavirus; county tops 5,000 cases since March. Region: 294 deaths, 15,578 cases. Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran details his battle with coronavirus this past week: ‘Thought I was getting better (Thursday) and then got hit hard again today.’ Floyd County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of retired Reserve… Read more

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Floyd County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of retired Reserve Major Ray Brierly.

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of retired Reserve Major Ray Brierly.

Area law officers are among those mourning the death Friday morning of Ray Brierly, an honored retired major from the Floyd County Sheriff’s reservists’ division, The sheriff’s office posted this note at midday Friday: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Reserve Major Ray Brierly. Please keep his wife Ann,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe storms and heavy rain expected Sunday, up to 1.5 inches of rain. Light snow accumulations possible on Monday evening.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe storms and heavy rain expected Sunday, up to 1.5 inches of rain. Light snow accumulations possible on Monday evening.

    Special Weather Statement from NWS: ..HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT… …LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT OVER NORTH AND WEST GEORGIA… A unusually strong storm system will lift northeast across the region Sunday and Monday bringing severe storms and some winter weather to the area.… Read more

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George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

  Media release:  Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George H. Carley died late Thursday night from COVID-19, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has announced. The former justice passed away around 11 p.m. at Emory Decatur Hospital. He was 82 years old. Justice Carley was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1993 by then-Gov. Zell Miller.… Read more

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$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

  Multimillion-dollar industrial park coming together in Polk? Bids are being sought for a $10 million to $15 million industrial park in Polk County. Dodge Construction shows the project listed as West Girard Industrial Site; there’s also a listing for Cedartown North Business Park, Route 101 Business Park and Rockmart Vulcan Site Industrial Building. They all carry… Read more

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‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

There’s a different way to help the Salvation Army’s annual canned food drive “Stock our Shelves” this year. Schools and churches already have been collecting canned and non-perishable food items and we collections are under way. This year, the Salvation Army has added a day of community giving on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 a.m.… Read more

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Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

  Rant of the Day, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving with the runoff candidates. From the morning news shows through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade into NFL football and we think even during back-to-back replays of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, we had regular visits from Kelly and Raphael and Jon and David. The candidates in the two U.S.… Read more

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Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

  Dec. 1: The Rome Christmas Parade Committee is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

  OUTLOOK Another storm system will affect the area on Sunday and Monday. At this time, heavy rainfall appears to be the primary threat, which could lead to localized flooding concerns. Uncertainty still exists regarding the strength of this system, so please continue to monitor for any changes to the forecast. FORECAST Friday: Patchy fog before… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s first round of playoffs scores. More games Saturday. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s first round of playoffs scores. More games Saturday. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

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. HIGH SCHOOLS Round 1 playoff games on tonight, Saturday: Class 6A: FINAL: Rome tops Habersham Central, 35-14. Class 5A: FINAL: Cartersville over Maynard Jackson, 56-6.… Read more

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