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Public Health: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know. 

Public Health: 4 cases of Hepatitis in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know. 

  Media release: Public health officials have confirmed four cases of hepatitis A among Floyd County residents and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) drug users and their close contacts. Officials are also encouraging all persons who work… Read more

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Today’s hearing on plans for a Sleep Inn near Summerville Park moved to the City Commission chambers because of expected crowd size. Plus: The agenda for today’s meeting.

Today’s hearing on plans for a Sleep Inn near Summerville Park moved to the City Commission chambers because of expected crowd size. Plus: The agenda for today’s meeting.

  Thursday’s Board of Adjustments meeting at City Hall has been moved from the Sam King Room on the first floor to the City Commission chambers on the second level because of the crowd expected from Summerville Park. At issue is a variance concerning sidewalks sought by the developer of a proposed 52-room Sleep Inn… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome man sought on attempted murder charge; Lindale man in custody. American Legion has new buyer for Shorter Avenue site. Latest on AirLife decision to leave. Search for a director; more bank changes; farewell to a friend. Podcast: ‘Underground Rome, Down and a Little Dirty.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome man sought on attempted murder charge; Lindale man in custody. American Legion has new buyer for Shorter Avenue site. Latest on AirLife decision to leave. Search for a director; more bank changes; farewell to a friend. Podcast: ‘Underground Rome, Down and a Little Dirty.’

  LATEST HEADLINES Thursday’s hearing on plans for a Sleep Inn near Summerville Park moved to the City Commission chambers because of expected crowd size. Plus: The agenda for the meeting. Crowd Public Health: 7 cases of Hepatitis in Bartow, 4 in Floyd, 25 in Chattooga. Prevention: What you need to know.  Updates  Updates from the Floyd… Read more

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Rome man sought, Lindale man in custody following what Cherokee County (Ala.) authorities say was an attempted murder. Third suspect in custody; victim in local hospital.

Rome man sought, Lindale man in custody following what Cherokee County (Ala.) authorities say was an attempted murder. Third suspect in custody; victim in local hospital.

  In context: A Rome man is sought and a Lindale man is in custody on attempted murder charges following a shooting Monday night in Cherokee County, Ala. A third suspect also is in custody. New Wednesday: Radio station WEIS reports the victim was transported to Redmond Regional Medical Center on Monday evening and immediately… Read more

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American Legion has a signed contract for the Post 5 site off Shorter Avenue — and a backup as well just in case.

American Legion has a signed contract for the Post 5 site off Shorter Avenue — and a backup as well just in case.

  Eleven months ago, a done-deal purchase of the American Legion campus at 5 Shorter Ave. was exactly that. With an intent of down-sizing and some extra interest, Legion members were confident Butler Properties would close on the deal within weeks, allowing for construction of a small strip center anchored by a German-based grocery store.… Read more

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HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

From Studio 1A: -Your local news headlines for the day. -Local sports: Dylan Beasley signs with Nats. -Today’s newsmakers: Buzz Wachsteter and Gene Proctor. -Peaks & Valleys: Highs and lows of Northwest Georgia. Also today:  -Our latest long-form podcast: Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. What’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of… Read more

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Independence Day: Celebrations begin June 29; Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday on July 3 at Ridge Ferry; parade, fireworks set in Cartersville; Cave Spring fireworks on June 29; parade on the holiday. Also: Lindale.

Independence Day: Celebrations begin June 29; Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday on July 3 at Ridge Ferry; parade, fireworks set in Cartersville; Cave Spring fireworks on June 29; parade on the holiday. Also: Lindale.

  Hometown Headlines is assembling activities celebrating the nation’s 243rd birthday, some starting as early as June 22. We welcome brief media releases (no PDFs or flyers) with details on free events open to the community. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com. JUNE 29 Restoration Lindale Inc. will host its Fifth Annual Independence Day Celebration Parade/Festival on… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

  State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) recently named a 2019 Champion of Recovery and friend of the Georgia Recovery Community by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. Dempsey received this award at an event to launch The Georgia Recovers Project, where she also served as a speaker for the event. Said Dempsey: “As Chairman of… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry’s Dylan Beasley signs with the Nationals. No football at Georgia School for the Deaf this year? Rome Braves start the second season at home Thursday vs. Hagerstown. Catching up with Brian Bridges.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry’s Dylan Beasley signs with the Nationals. No football at Georgia School for the Deaf this year? Rome Braves start the second season at home Thursday vs. Hagerstown. Catching up with Brian Bridges.

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.     Dylan Beasley signs with the Washington Nationals: Berry College’s Dylan Beasley was taken by the National League East club in the baseball draft earlier this month. The former Rome High standout is a junior infielder and pitcher from Rome, ranked… Read more

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Obituaries: Sarah Alexander Kilgore, Mr. Edward William McBurnett.

Obituaries: Sarah Alexander Kilgore, Mr. Edward William McBurnett.

  Mr. Edward William McBurnett, age 76, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. A native of Rome and Floyd County, Mr. McBurnett was born September 7, 1942, a son of the late Vester William McBurnett and Lavada Brazier McBurnett.  He was associated with Mohawk Industries, retiring after 25 years of service.  Mr.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Blue Fin, Rome, 99. Ryan’s Steakhouse, 88. BARTOW KFC, Cherokee Place, 94. Georgia Highlands ‘The Marketplace,’ 96. GORDON Arby’s, Red Bud Road, 91. POLK Arby’s, Rockmart, 83. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Presidential politics: Georgia’s presidential primary set for March 24. Trump announces bid for second term; 40 watch at Floyd GOP event. Next: Back-to-back Democratic debates.

Presidential politics: Georgia’s presidential primary set for March 24. Trump announces bid for second term; 40 watch at Floyd GOP event. Next: Back-to-back Democratic debates.

  Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger sets Presidential Preference Primary Date as Tuesday, March 24.  Presidential candidates: Trump announces re-election in Orlando Tuesday night. The Floyd County Republican Party held a watch party at Moe’s barbecue to watch the announcement from Orlando. Around 40 people attended, says Mickey Tuck (also sent the photo). The Georgia… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s Emergency Management director. He shared the following updates from the National Weather Service briefing on the potential threats: There is potential for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight tonight into early Thursday morning as a line of storms moves into the area… Read more

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AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

    Wednesday: Please check back later this morning. We have two potential updates to this story; we’re awaiting one report. ORIGINAL  STORY: Less than a year after landing at Redmond Regional Medical Center in an agreement with the hospital, AirLife Georgia is said to be pulling its helicopter and flight crew from Rome. Notice was given to… Read more

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Business People: Jarrod Floyd returns to United Community Bank. Kroger’s Steve Van Meter — a mainstay in Rome’s competitive grocery wars — leaving after this week.

Business People: Jarrod Floyd returns to United Community Bank. Kroger’s Steve Van Meter — a mainstay in Rome’s competitive grocery wars — leaving after this week.

  Media release: United Community Bank welcomes Jarrod Floyd as Senior Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager to its Northwest Georgia team. In this role, Floyd will utilize United’s large catalog of products and services to assist commercial clients in Floyd, Chattooga and Bartow counties. “Jarrod is a skilled banker with close community ties, and we are… Read more

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Rome-Floyd Development Authority: Seven interviews for economic director so far. Plus financial, land purchase updates.

Rome-Floyd Development Authority: Seven interviews for economic director so far. Plus financial, land purchase updates.

News watch: The following is a loose transcript from Tuesday morning’s meeting, first reported as a nearly live update on our website. Rome-Floyd County Development Authority meeting at the Rome Floyd Chamber: Meeting convenes at 7:30 a.m. by Chairman Jimmy Byars. Attending: Elaine Abercrombie, Gary Burkhalter, Byars, Bill Collins, Scotty Hancock, Doc Kibler, Jamie McCord,… Read more

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Business: City Commission unanimously approves incentive for East Bend (Kmart). Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia economic development.

Business: City Commission unanimously approves incentive for East Bend (Kmart). Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia economic development.

  TAD deal for East Bend (Kmart site) blessed by Rome City Commission: It took around two minutes for the expected unanimous vote by city commissioners to move forward with the tax allocation agreement for Ledbetter Properties’ proposal to redevelop the Kmart site into East Bend with 20 to 28 new stores and restaurants. In… Read more

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HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

  From Studio 1A today: What’s new with the Ledbetters’ East Bend development and what’s next. Political season is formally under way with a sheriff’s “forum” today, presidential politics tonight and in late June. Names in the news: Bob Berry, Chip Hood and the late Neil Sanders. Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows of… Read more

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Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

  Media release: Attorney Robert L. (Bob) Berry, a senior partner of Brinson Askew Berry, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s  newest Board of Directors member by Stuart Phillips, interim president of GNTC, at the June meeting held on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. Berry has served as a partner for… Read more

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