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Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Five local school systems among 84 statewide recognized for Farm to School Innovation at 2018 Golden Radish Awards: The award recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. This year, the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Berry Vikings rise to no. 13 in Division III poll, 12th in coaches poll. Latest college honors. What to know about high school softball, volleyball schedules.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Berry Vikings rise to no. 13 in Division III poll, 12th in coaches poll. Latest college honors. What to know about high school softball, volleyball schedules.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Vikings continue to shine in latest football polls: The Berry College football team remained No. 12 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Top 25 after a 35-14 win over Hendrix College on Saturday. Berry also is ranked No. 13 in… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Stacy Sue Cothran, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Ms. Bridgett Green, Ms. Louise Munford, Mrs. Tosha Ann Samples,  Clarence Everett Wilkins.

Obituaries: Mrs. Stacy Sue Cothran, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Ms. Bridgett Green, Ms. Louise Munford, Mrs. Tosha Ann Samples, Clarence Everett Wilkins.

Ms. Louise Munford, age 99, of Cedartown , Ga. transitioned October 13, 2018.  The family will be receiving friends at 146 Liberty St..  Service for Ms. Munford will be Friday, October 19, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Glad Tiding COGIC. Interment will follow at Southview Cemetery. She will rest in state  from 1 p.m. until… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Happy Wok, 99. Outback Steakhouse, 95. Winshape Retreat, 92. Winshape, Normandy Inn, 91. BARTOW Chick-fil-A, Cherokee Place: 100 (reopens Wednesday). Jimmy John’s, Cartersville, 100. GORDON Barbara & Jim’s, Calhoun, 88. Great Wall, Calhoun, 96. Waffle House, Red Bud, 91. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines:  Who gets custody of economic development as Hodge retires from chamber? Some changes coming to Dean Avenue/Ga. 101. Funeral set for woman found at Bartow landfill. Florida pilot was headed to Calhoun to see relatives. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon efforts under way to help hurricane victims.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Who gets custody of economic development as Hodge retires from chamber? Some changes coming to Dean Avenue/Ga. 101. Funeral set for woman found at Bartow landfill. Florida pilot was headed to Calhoun to see relatives. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon efforts under way to help hurricane victims.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT At issue: Economic development up for grabs? There’s a potential custody battle simmering as Hodge retires from chamber. Development Business: Al Hodge announces retirement from Rome Floyd Chamber in early 2019. Hodge Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Six-tenths of an inch of rain so far, cooler temperatures due next.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Six-tenths of an inch of rain so far, cooler temperatures due next.

  THE LATEST From the YMCA: Grizzard Park is closed this evening because of the rain. From Parks and Rec: Because of the weather, all softball and baseball games for today (10/16) are canceled. Rainfall through 6 p.m.: 0.62 of an inch in Rome. FORECAST Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.… Read more

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Updated: Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla. More from Paulding Sheriff’s Office.

Updated: Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla. More from Paulding Sheriff’s Office.

  MONDAY UPDATES The pilot who died in the Saturday afternoon plane crash near the Paulding/Bartow County line has been identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla., according to Paulding County Coroner Lindsey Eberhart Fuller. An exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, she says, adding that medical issues could be a factor.… Read more

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Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Several updates today on Courtney Dubois, who had been living in Fairmont, W.Va., prior to her dismembered body being discovered in Bartow County more than two months ago OBITUARY Limestone, Maine – Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, passed away on August 13, 2018, in Georgia.  Courtney was born in Jacksonville, N.C., on February 2, 1998,  the… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing.

Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing.

  Gordon County Sheriff’s Office update, 8 a.m. Monday: Timothy C. Flippen has been located and is safe. Sheriff  Mitch Ralston thanks the public, and all of the other law enforcement agencies who assisted in the search. Detectives are continuing their investigation of this matter, and more details will be released later. Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The… Read more

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It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

  It’s a huge week in terms of grand openings and ribbon cuttings in Northwest Georgia. Blend all the projects together and you’re talking about an estimated $200 million in combined investment that has wrapped up or else is getting under way. Three of the four projects are based in Cartersville while the fourth –… Read more

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Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Among the items on the Nov. 6th ballot will be race for state Senate District 52 (includes Floyd and parts of Bartow, Chattooga and Gordon) and state House District 13 (Rome). For Senate District 52, Republican incumbent Chuck Hufstetler faces Democratic challenger Evan Ross. For House District 13, Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey faces Democratic challenger… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

September snapshot from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: A look at last month’s data compared to the same month a year ago: Home sales: 89, a 3.3 percent drop. Average sales price: $160,139, up 2.9 percent. Active listings: 380 homes, up 2.4 percent. New listings: 119, up 2.6 percent. Gas prices declined over the weekend and that trend… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: A… Read more

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John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines  The Darlington Tigers stayed in prime contention for the Region 6-A championship with a Friday night win over Trion. The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes barely kept their unbeaten streak intact with a late win over… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL Football: -John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win. McClellan -Football rankings: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mary Y. Littlejohn, Ms. Louise Munford, 99.

Obituaries: Mary Y. Littlejohn, Ms. Louise Munford, 99.

  Mary Y. Littlejohn, 68, a former Cave Spring City Council member, passed away on October 10, 2018. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Cave Spring followed by a 2 p.m. memorial service. Graveside services will be at 3  p.m. at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week.  Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week. Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

    LATEST HEADLINES Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing. Updates Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks… Read more

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