Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

  Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No snow in latest forecast. Four area rivers/creeks still at flood warning stage; Oostanaula above 24 feet and apparently cresting. Weather Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion. Community Foundation Politics: Q&A with four candidates for… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No snow in latest forecast. Four area rivers/creeks still at flood warning stage; Oostanaula above 24 feet and apparently cresting.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No snow in latest forecast. Four area rivers/creeks still at flood warning stage; Oostanaula above 24 feet and apparently cresting.

THE LATEST THE LATEST Thankfully, no snow in the immediate forecast. We’ve seen references on and off for the past few days but it appears we’ll be too warm (morning low was 40 degrees at 5 a.m.) We’ll drop below freezing overnight into Tuesday but any precipitation threat should be long gone. RIVER UPDATES AND… Read more

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Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

    By Natalie Simms  nsimmshh@att.net Voters in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties will head back to the polls onDec. 18 for the House District 14 special election to fill the seat vacated by Judge Christian Coomer who was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in October. The four candidates seeking the seat… Read more

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Special elections: What to know about House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd) and House 5 race (Gordon County).

Special elections: What to know about House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd) and House 5 race (Gordon County).

  HOUSE DISTRICT 14 special election Four seek House District 14 seat: They are Ken Coomer, Nickie Leighly, Mitchell Scoggins and Nathan Wilson. The winner replaces state representative and now Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer. The Special Republican Primary will be held on Dec. 18. Early voting is Monday-Friday, Dec. 10-14. A run-off, if needed,… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Monday-Friday: Time for some to vote again — advance voting, that is — for  registered voters living in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties, represented by House District 14. Please see our Politics page for updates on how to vote in advance and where. And please see Natalie Simms’ candidate profiles today. Wednesday: Championship football… Read more

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Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

    Del Taco opening in Calhoun Dec. 28:  The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Operating partner Billy Jensen says the group is “very excited” about the new location. As for additional growth here? “We have some sites that we like in Rome, Ga., but have not made any commitments… Read more

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Christmas: Cave Spring, Calhoun parades on Thursday. Several Living Nativity scenes set for final week of Christmas. Plus: Additional events.

Christmas: Cave Spring, Calhoun parades on Thursday. Several Living Nativity scenes set for final week of Christmas. Plus: Additional events.

  There’s a lot more Christmas left in Northwest Georgia. On the way: PARADES Dec. 13: The City of Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. through Downtown Main Street. One of the best places to watch this festive event is on the Square in Downtown Cave Spring. (The parade was moved… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons fall to 4-9 after collapse in Green Bay. Parade this morning to honor MLS champion Atlanta United. Cartersville, Rockmart ready for Wednesday’s high school football championship games.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons fall to 4-9 after collapse in Green Bay. Parade this morning to honor MLS champion Atlanta United. Cartersville, Rockmart ready for Wednesday’s high school football championship games.

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. NFL Atlanta Falcons flattened by sputtering Green Bay, 34-20. About the loss. Next: Home vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox.  Schedule Falcons now 4-9 on the season, in last place of the NFC South. MLOS Atlanta United,  now MLS champs, to… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

About CrimeWatch: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Weekend reports will post a bit later. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekdays and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and… Read more

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Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

  While some of us don’t even have the live trees all the way up quite yet, others are thinking about just the opposite: What happens when the ornaments and lights come off after Christmas? A familiar answer is: Let those trees help area anglers build better fish habitats in our lakes. You can do… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta United wins MLS Cup Championship. Photos, results from JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon. Falcons at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta United wins MLS Cup Championship. Photos, results from JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon. Falcons at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

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.   Atlanta United are the 2018 MLS Cup Champions after defeating the Portland TImbers, 2-0, on Saturday night. A record crowd of 73,000 packed the Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the game, according to the AJC. Read more #JamieStrong: Runners brave cold, rainy… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: It’s a mess out there today — power outages, roads closed, rising rivers and maybe snow early Monday. Arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Bartow. Rome Commission to discuss smoking ordinance for Broad Street. Sports update.

Heritage First Headlines: It’s a mess out there today — power outages, roads closed, rising rivers and maybe snow early Monday. Arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Bartow. Rome Commission to discuss smoking ordinance for Broad Street. Sports update.

  MORNING EDITION: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over two inches of rainfall so far, more on way. Flood watch until 7 p.m. tonight. Wind Advisory until noon. Flood warning for Chattooga River in Summerville. Rain/snow mix possible tonight. Forecast Buzz: Proposed no-smoking ordinance for Downtown Broad Street district to be discussed at Monday’s City Commission meeting.… Read more

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