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State health officials investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in those who are ‘vaping.’

State health officials investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in those who are ‘vaping.’

    Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health is currently investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who reported vaping. Symptoms, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Multiple states have reported similar cases requiring hospitalization and patients being placed on ventilators. There are… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A third of an inch of rain late Saturday; low to mid 80s Sunday and Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A third of an inch of rain late Saturday; low to mid 80s Sunday and Monday.

  OUTLOOK About a third of an inch of rain expected Saturday afternoon, evening. More due Sunday. Temperatures will drop to the low to mid 80s Sunday and Monday before rebounding to the low 90s. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across much of north and central Georgia into next week, mainly in the afternoons… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday’s High School football scoreboard. Braves fall to Columbia, 7-5. Atlanta Braves stars Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley slated to play in Rome tonight.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday’s High School football scoreboard. Braves fall to Columbia, 7-5. Atlanta Braves stars Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley slated to play in Rome tonight.

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 FOOTBALL Friday’s games FINAL: Darlington tops Pepperell, 17-7. FINAL: Coosa loses at Trion, 26-14. FINAL: Armuchee falls at Murray County, 30-12. FINAL: LaFayette beats Model, 18-16. FINAL: Unity Christian School tops Peachtree Academy, 62-30. FINAL: Cartersville over Allatoona, 14-13.… Read more

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Gallery: The Austin and Dansby Show at State Mutual Stadium. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: The Austin and Dansby Show at State Mutual Stadium. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Gallery: Columbia clips Rome, 7 to 5. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Columbia clips Rome, 7 to 5. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Obituaries: Mr. William Alford, Ms. Hazel L. Bess, Patsy Pearson Duncan.

Obituaries: Mr. William Alford, Ms. Hazel L. Bess, Patsy Pearson Duncan.

  Mr. William Alford, age 67, loving dad and granddad, passed away August 22, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Alford was born in Eatonton, GA, on November 30, 1951, son of the late Jack Alford and the late Vera Harper Alford, one of 11 children.  He was raised in Rutledge, GA and after graduating high… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD ROME CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT 1 WOODBINE AVE ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW MCDONALD’S (WEST AVE) 1130 WEST AVE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 97 MCDONALD’S (DIXIE AVE) 266 N DIXIE AVE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 95 AMERICA’S CAFE 444 JOE FRANK HARRIS PKWY CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 Last Inspection… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Eleven candidates qualify for Rome City Commission. The Season Events opens Cartersville office. New web home for downtown Rome. Weekend! guide. More rain, cooler temps ahead.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Eleven candidates qualify for Rome City Commission. The Season Events opens Cartersville office. New web home for downtown Rome. Weekend! guide. More rain, cooler temps ahead.

MORNING REPORT Campaign 2019 begins: Evie McNiece not seeking a new term; six candidates in Ward 1 race, five in Ward 3. What’s next, what else is on the Nov. 5 ballot; voter registration deadline. Politics Business: The Season Events opens Cartersville office. New web home for downtown Rome. Business State health officials investigating possible cases of… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday’s High School Football Scoreboard: Big wins for Darlington, Unity, Cartersville, Rockmart and Chattooga.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday’s High School Football Scoreboard: Big wins for Darlington, Unity, Cartersville, Rockmart and Chattooga.

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 FOOTBALL Tonight’s games FINAL: Darlington tops Pepperell, 17-7. FINAL: Coosa loses at Trion, 26-14. FINAL: Armuchee falls at Murray County, 30-12. FINAL: LaFayette beats Model, 18-16. FINAL: Unity Christian School tops Peachtree Academy, 62-30. FINAL: Cartersville over Allatoona, 14-13.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Afternoon thunderstorms bring trees and power lines down in Adairsville

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Afternoon thunderstorms bring trees and power lines down in Adairsville

THE LATEST The NWS reports thunderstorms damage in Adairsville on Friday afternoon (around 3:50 p.m.): Tree down on the outer lane of I-75 at Exit 306 Multiple power lines and tree down at intersection of Old Dixie Highway and Woody Road. As of 7 p.m., Georgia Power reports 255 customers without power in the Adairsville… Read more

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Remembering Dr. Larry W. Draper, former pastor of West Rome Baptist Church and a member of the Sound the Trumpet Ministries Inc.

Remembering Dr. Larry W. Draper, former pastor of West Rome Baptist Church and a member of the Sound the Trumpet Ministries Inc.

Dr. Larry W. Draper, age 75, of Rome, Ga., passed away peacefully at home Wednesday evening, August 21, 2019. Dr. Draper was one of the premiere preachers of our generation. He was a faithful expositor of the Word of God. He preached the Word with confidence, without apology and without compromise. Dr. Draper believed the… Read more

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Education: 67 Floyd County Schools’ students earn 92 AP Scholar Awards.

Education: 67 Floyd County Schools’ students earn 92 AP Scholar Awards.

  Media release: The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 67 Floyd County Schools  students earning 92 AP Scholar Awards. These teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2019. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity… Read more

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Newscast: 10 candidates for 6 commission seats — so far. Mother’s Finest in Rome tonight. Rant: Politics really is about ‘Love’ — and war.

Newscast: 10 candidates for 6 commission seats — so far. Mother’s Finest in Rome tonight. Rant: Politics really is about ‘Love’ — and war.

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Busy news week not over yet. Consider: Sundai Stevenson qualifies for new term in Ward 1;  Jamie Palmer qualifies for Ward 3. Today’s the final day to sign up with a 4:30 p.m. deadline looming. Education: 67 Floyd County Schools’ students earn 92… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: ‘Mother’s Finest’ and friends at The Forum on Friday; see our Q & A. Rome Braves in must-win final stretch — with two Atlanta stars. Chattooga County fair. Plus: Farmers markets, outdoors (latest CRBI water tests).

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: ‘Mother’s Finest’ and friends at The Forum on Friday; see our Q & A. Rome Braves in must-win final stretch — with two Atlanta stars. Chattooga County fair. Plus: Farmers markets, outdoors (latest CRBI water tests).

  Tickets for Mother’s Finest on sale @ forumrivercenter.com Today-Sunday: Rome Braves host Columbia comes for a three-game home stand. Saturday will feature post-game fireworks (presented in part by Hometown Headlines). Sunday is Family Fun Day with the $50 Family Fun Day Package (over $100 value) includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas,… Read more

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Hometown commentary: Charles Love’s past includes time in prison. But what he’s done since and wants to do next have some people scared enough to launch whisper campaigns. Let the city voters decide.

Hometown commentary: Charles Love’s past includes time in prison. But what he’s done since and wants to do next have some people scared enough to launch whisper campaigns. Let the city voters decide.

  Up on North Broad, an old strip center has “under contract” across the Hardy Realty for sale sign. Next door, there’s an almost-new Dollar General store, transplanted from a spot a bit closer to Broad Street. Keep an eye on that site as well. Across the highway and a turn down Watters Street gives way… Read more

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Buzz: Four Rome Middle students saluted. Darlington hosts convocation (video and photos). Rome Christmas Parade is Dec. 3; theme: “Let it be Christmas Everywhere.”

Buzz: Four Rome Middle students saluted. Darlington hosts convocation (video and photos). Rome Christmas Parade is Dec. 3; theme: “Let it be Christmas Everywhere.”

    On Thursday, Aug, 22, four Rome Middle School students were honored by Rome Rotary as Terrific Students for the Month of August. Christina Tomlin, ShaymaaJabara, Haley Major and Chloe North were nominated by their teachers.They each excel in their studies and are model students through their positive attitude and enthusiasm, determination and effort… Read more

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