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Business: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in Northwest Georgia including opportunities at voestalpine Automotive, Shaw Industries and LG Hausys

Business: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in Northwest Georgia including opportunities at voestalpine Automotive, Shaw Industries and LG Hausys

Over 200 manufacturing jobs will be available through job fairs next week across Northwest Georgia. In Bartow County, voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. just completed a $50 million expansion of their plant and will be filling 200 positions ranging from advance manufacturing to hot-forming and assembly positions. A job fair will be held on Wednesday, June… Read more

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Buzz: Horseleg Creek Road to be closed Tuesday morning for tree removal. ‘Thank a Hero’ luncheon is Tuesday. SPLOST committee meeting Thursday.

Buzz: Horseleg Creek Road to be closed Tuesday morning for tree removal. ‘Thank a Hero’ luncheon is Tuesday. SPLOST committee meeting Thursday.

Horseleg to be closed Tuesday morning for tree removal: On Tuesday, June 26, a Georgia Power contractor will have Horseleg Creek Rd closed to through traffic to remove a dead tree.  Because of the size of the tree, a crane is needed and will require the entire road to be closed.  The road will be… Read more

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Food Lion, Georgia Power Foundation step up to help the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County with key community programs.

Food Lion, Georgia Power Foundation step up to help the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County with key community programs.

  The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County has received $1,725 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local children. The Rome YMCA will use the gift to help with its “Best Summer Ever” free food and fun program. “We are grateful to the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation… Read more

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Health: Health Initiative for Men and Women returns Aug. 18. Summit Quest, cancer society seek volunteers to drive patients to treatment.

Health: Health Initiative for Men and Women returns Aug. 18. Summit Quest, cancer society seek volunteers to drive patients to treatment.

The 17th Annual Health Initiative for Men +Women is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Floyd County Health Department. Free health screenings will be available. It is presented by the 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia as well as the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. For vendor information, please contact Allison… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta 5-0, rematch tonight. Latest roster moves.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta 5-0, rematch tonight. Latest roster moves.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Rome Braves top Augusta, 5-0. Media release: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, lost 5-0 to the Rome Braves on Friday night. The Braves pitching was the story of the game as they held the GreenJackets to just two hits.Huascar… Read more

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Obituaries: William Earnest “Bill” Johns

Obituaries: William Earnest “Bill” Johns

William Earnest “Bill” Johns, age 92, passed away peacefully on June 20, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Johns was born in Fairfield, Alabama on April 1, 1926, son of the late Percy Johns and Marguerite Fowler Johns. He grew up in Birmingham and immediately after high school graduation enlisted in the Navy; following his discharge… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday

FLOYD COUNTRY GIRLS SOUTHERN GRUB-BASE 98 ANGEL RD CAVE SPRING, GA 30124 Last Inspection Score: 100 COUNTRY GIRLS SOUTHERN GRUB-MOBILE 98 ANGEL RD SW CAVE SPRING, GA 30124 Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW BOOTH WESTERN ART MUSEUM 501 MUSEUM DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in NW Georgia. More storms possible today. Floyd Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Offender Watch’. Harbin Hero Hustle and Hero Challenge returning.

Heritage First Headlines: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in NW Georgia. More storms possible today. Floyd Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Offender Watch’. Harbin Hero Hustle and Hero Challenge returning.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Business: Over 200 jobs available through job fairs next week in Northwest Georgia including opportunities at voestalpine Automotive, Shaw Industries and LG Hausys. Business Floyd County Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Offender Watch,’ which lets you know about convicted sex offenders within two miles of your… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe thunderstorm watch canceled, but rain and storm still likely this afternoon and evening.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe thunderstorm watch canceled, but rain and storm still likely this afternoon and evening.

OUTLOOK 3:15 p.m. update: NWS has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Chattooga. However, rain and storms are still likely this afternoon and evening. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia this afternoon into tonight. Some storms will be severe, mainly across north and portions of central Georgia.… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, high of 88. Hotter on Sunday with heat index near 101.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, high of 88. Hotter on Sunday with heat index near 101.

  OUTLOOK There is a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon and evening. High near 88. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia this afternoon into tonight. Some storms will be severe, mainly across north and portions of central Georgia. The main hazards will be damaging winds, frequent lightning,… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe Thunderstorm Warning canceled for Floyd and Bartow as storms weaken.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe Thunderstorm Warning canceled for Floyd and Bartow as storms weaken.

10:15 p.m. update: Thunderstorm has weakened. NWS cancels severe thunderstorm warning for Floyd, Bartow. THE LATEST Keep an eye for storms moving throughout the area overnight. OUTLOOK Our break from the low 90s and accompanying heat index readings of 100 or better is about over. We’ll by in the low 90s again by Sunday afternoon.… Read more

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Floyd County Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Offender Watch,’ which lets you know about convicted sex offenders within two miles of your home.

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office launches ‘Offender Watch,’ which lets you know about convicted sex offenders within two miles of your home.

    Media release: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office have launched a new sex offender registration and public notification program called OffenderWatch. The  Sheriff’s Office will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies. The new service is a user-friendly website that enables citizens to search… Read more

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5:30 p.m.: Over 900 customers without power in East Rome following afternoon storms. Traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle Mountain out.

5:30 p.m.: Over 900 customers without power in East Rome following afternoon storms. Traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle Mountain out.

Approximately 946 Georgia Power customers in East Rome area are in the dark this afternoon. According to the GA Power outage map, a tree has fallen on power lines in the area. Georgia Power is assessing the situation and no estimated time for restoration is yet available. The traffic light on Hwy. 101 at Saddle… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Suspect in one of Rome’s two recent murders in custody. Services Sunday for slain Cartersville attorney. Dwarf House closes tonight; Truett’s Chick-fil-A on the way.  Plus a dozen more updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Suspect in one of Rome’s two recent murders in custody. Services Sunday for slain Cartersville attorney. Dwarf House closes tonight; Truett’s Chick-fil-A on the way. Plus a dozen more updates.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.  Arrest  Celebration of life for Antonio B.… Read more

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Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.

Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.

The latest: The suspect in one of two weekend murders in Rome is now in the Floyd County Jail, awaiting the first of what will be numerous court appearances.Grady Harper Jr., 28, was transported from the Chatham County Jail in Savannah to Rome overnight by Floyd County sheriff’s deputies. Rome Police, the investigating agency, report… Read more

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