Category Archives: Bartow

Schools: Floyd County, Unity Christian, Saint Mary’s, Berry Elementary to start two hours later on Friday. Rome Schools: No changes — for now.

Schools: Floyd County, Unity Christian, Saint Mary’s, Berry Elementary to start two hours later on Friday. Rome Schools: No changes — for now.

    Here are the latest updates we’ve found from area schools concerning our heavy rain, flooded roads and what’s next. Please share reports via email: druck@hometownheadlines.com From Floyd County Schools:  “Because of potential flooding that could create unsafe road conditions Friday morning, Floyd County Schools will be on a two-hour delay for all staff… Read more

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SWAMPED! New video plus incredible photos from KB Aerial Imaging’s Keith Beauchamp shows just how much water covers Greater Rome.

SWAMPED! New video plus incredible photos from KB Aerial Imaging’s Keith Beauchamp shows just how much water covers Greater Rome.

New: Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging has added a video look at flooding in Greater Rome. Especially stunning: Ridge Ferry Park basically under water. Some incredible views of Thursday morning’s flooded conditions courtesy of  Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: 26 roads in Rome/Floyd County closed or under ‘high water’ at 3 p.m. Thursday. More than 5 inches of rain since Saturday; clearing by Sunday. Very few power outages. Continuing updates.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: 26 roads in Rome/Floyd County closed or under ‘high water’ at 3 p.m. Thursday. More than 5 inches of rain since Saturday; clearing by Sunday. Very few power outages. Continuing updates.

  THE LATEST 26 roads in Floyd County have high water or are closed as of 4 p.m. Thursday. Details below. Updates on key rivers, creeks in our area (below) Flood watch in effect tonight until 7 p.m. Friday for Northwest Georgia. Flood watch. Forecast: Rain should end by midmorning Sunday; sunny skies to follow. FLOYD… Read more

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5 Polk County residents, Lindale woman arrested in drug crackdowns this month.

5 Polk County residents, Lindale woman arrested in drug crackdowns this month.

Media release: Citizen complaints and anonymous tip information pertaining to drug distribution lead to several surveillance operations in Rockmart by the Polk County Drug Task Force. These operations resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine ICE, prescription medications, marijuana, and tools used for narcotics distribution. In addition, agents seized $2,349 and a 2002 Cadillac. The operations… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Business: Greater Community Bank marks record earnings, highest dividends in its 23rd year.

Media release: For the second year in a row, Greater Community Bank generates record earnings, with 2018 year-end earnings of $2.3 million. Surpassing a record-breaking 2017 by 38%, 2018 proved to be the best year ever in the bank’s 23 years of operation. In addition, Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community… Read more

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Second eaglet emerges from the shell. There’s a full nest at Berry College as of Thursday morning.

Second eaglet emerges from the shell. There’s a full nest at Berry College as of Thursday morning.

Maybe call them ‘Thunder’ and ‘Lightning.’ There’s a full nest this Thursday at Berry College. The latest: “B13 has arrived! The two eaglets have endured some stormy weather in their first days/hours of life, but our eagle parents are doing a great job with feeding and keeping them warm!” PREVIOUSLY The first of two new… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: More roads closed by high water; more rain due. Latest updates. Search on for suspect in shooting that injured Rome man. A few minutes with David Mathis as he enters the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: More roads closed by high water; more rain due. Latest updates. Search on for suspect in shooting that injured Rome man. A few minutes with David Mathis as he enters the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame.

LATEST HEADLINES Second eaglet emerges from the shell. There’s a full nest at Berry College as of Thursday morning. Continuing weather updates. Latest from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: We’re swamped! More than 5 inches of rain since Saturday and more due. 10… Read more

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Some great advice from David Mathis as he’s inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame:  ‘I believe everyone deserves to have the opportunity to be successful.’

Some great advice from David Mathis as he’s inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame: ‘I believe everyone deserves to have the opportunity to be successful.’

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. By Ethan Bartlett For Hometown Headlines On Feb. 25, the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame will gain an educator, a father and an outgoing community leader. David Mathis will be inducted for his 26 years (and counting) of community service. First… Read more

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Rome Police searching for 34-year-old suspect following midday shooting at Shorter Avenue convenience store; victim recovering following surgery.

Rome Police searching for 34-year-old suspect following midday shooting at Shorter Avenue convenience store; victim recovering following surgery.

  Media release: At approximately 12:45 p.m., Rome Police responded to a shooting that was reported outside the Exxon Service Station at 1941 Shorter Ave.  A black male, Charmian Perkins, 25, was shot after a brief altercation with another black male, Patrick Cortez Turner. The shooting occurred inside the business. Perkins was shot as he… Read more

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Buzz: 3 Woodland High students win Public Health photo contest. Highlands Writers Conference set for March 2. Blood Assurance puts out urgent call for donors. LifeSmart honors for local 4-Hers.

Buzz: 3 Woodland High students win Public Health photo contest. Highlands Writers Conference set for March 2. Blood Assurance puts out urgent call for donors. LifeSmart honors for local 4-Hers.

  Three Woodland High School 10th graders have been announced as winners in a student photo contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District and local school officials.  The #YouthPhotoVoiceContest, held in conjunction with an ongoing community health assessment of Bartow County and its residents,encouraged local high school and college students to… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest updates from Wednesday night’s state high school basketball playoffs; what’s on tap tonight. Big weekend for Rome gymnasts. Berry men, women open SAA tournament games Friday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest updates from Wednesday night’s state high school basketball playoffs; what’s on tap tonight. Big weekend for Rome gymnasts. Berry men, women open SAA tournament games Friday.

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. SPORTS HEADLINES   The Xcel Gold – Rome Aerials Gymnasts scored a record team score of 113 on Saturday at the 2019 Tucker Elite Valentine Invitational in Tucker. The team score is comprised of the sum of the top three athletes’… Read more

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Deadly anniversary for Esom Hill: Tornado on Feb. 21, 1993, killed one, injured nearly three dozen, damaged or destroyed 550 structures.

Deadly anniversary for Esom Hill: Tornado on Feb. 21, 1993, killed one, injured nearly three dozen, damaged or destroyed 550 structures.

  The National Weather Service today remembers another Feb. 21 — this one in 1993 when a deadly tornado ripped through southwestern Polk County. The recap: “In 1993, an F-3 tornado touched down near Esom Hill in southwest Polk County and traveled 9 miles killing one person and injuring 35 more. Five hundred homes, 40… Read more

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