Category Archives: Bartow

Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Wednesday’s headlines with more to come: Budgetel Inn closed in Cartersville area; nearly 200 evicted. We’ll have more on this story throughout the day. The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Holly and Ray have a success on their hands in Rome and now they’re… Read more

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Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

South Rome Redevelopment is hosting an information session about the Georgia GOAL tax credit program at the South Rome Early Learning Center this Friday morning. The Learning Center is at Anna K. Davie Elementary School at 24 E. Main St. The session will begin in the parking lot at the corner of East Main and… Read more

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Buzz: One Book Many Voices features authory Charles Frazier, Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat on Oct. 22. Final John Wisdom Wagon Train, dance is Saturday. Job fair in Calhoun Oct. 30.

Buzz: One Book Many Voices features authory Charles Frazier, Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat on Oct. 22. Final John Wisdom Wagon Train, dance is Saturday. Job fair in Calhoun Oct. 30.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is partnering with One Book Many Voices in Rome as well as the Rome Area Council for the Arts, the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and Duke Hospitality to bring an evening of Cherokee culture and literary exploration to our community with Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat and author… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit more rain this morning (at 0.68 of an inch at 9 a.m.) with a high of 70 and low Thursday morning of 42.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit more rain this morning (at 0.68 of an inch at 9 a.m.) with a high of 70 and low Thursday morning of 42.

  OUTLOOK Rainfall totals between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday: Rome: 0.68 of an inch. Cartersville: 0.29 of an inch. Additional thunderstorms will be possible early next week as another storm system moves into the area. FORECAST Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

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.   Berry no. 7 in latest coaches poll: The latest American Football Coaches Association rankings for D3 teams are out and the Berry Vikings remained at no. 7. In the D3 rankings released earlier this week, Berry rose from eighth to seventh… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Arby’s, Martha Berry, 81. BARTOW Little Caesar’s, Cartersville, 89. GORDON Calhoun Coffee Co., 87. W.L. Swain School, Plainville, 100. POLK Bojangles, Cedartown, 83. Cherokee Golf Club, Cedartown, 97. CHATTOOGA Leslie’s Burger Shack, Summerville, 93. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bartow hotel closed; guests evicted. Ribbons cut on $19 million Trion company, Season Events’ new Cartersville site. New downtown Rome venture by familiar name? Weekend voting now likely; turnout Tuesday: 39 voters. Polk pedestrian struck, killed.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bartow hotel closed; guests evicted. Ribbons cut on $19 million Trion company, Season Events’ new Cartersville site. New downtown Rome venture by familiar name? Weekend voting now likely; turnout Tuesday: 39 voters. Polk pedestrian struck, killed.

LATEST HEADLINES Business. Finally, that big announcement: Ball Corp. doubles down, adding 180 jobs and investing more than $200 million here. MORNING REPORT Developing: Budgetel Inn closed in Cartersville area; nearly 200 evicted. Budgetel The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have… Read more

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State Patrol: Polk County man, 45, dies early Tuesday after being struck while walking near the Cedartown High.

State Patrol: Polk County man, 45, dies early Tuesday after being struck while walking near the Cedartown High.

From the Georgia State Patrol: At approximately 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol Post 3-Cartersville responded to a pedestrian fatality on U.S. 27 south in Cedartown.  It was determined the deceased, Robert Dewaine Allen, 45, was improperly walking in the right southbound lane of U.S. 27 near Cedartown High School.  A 2010 Toyota Tundra was… Read more

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Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

    Tim McGinnis has had a rolling success on his hands for five years. Just about everywhere his food truck, Timbo’s Smokehouse, sets up, the crowd follows. Now he’s adding to the appeal but with a brick-and-mortar location as well. Here’s the update from theh Timbo’s Smokehouse Facebook page. If nothing else, you’ve got… Read more

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Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

More about craft beer: >Above: The founders of Drowned Valley Brewing in Cartersville hope to open in November. >Above: Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. on how he and Dr. Trent Prault combined their passion to create a Northwest Georgia destination.  >Above: Chris Kerr and Ali Booker, in a July interview, talk about the… Read more

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Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A newsy Tuesday begins here with more to come this afternoon: Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. At issue is the required “call” to set the… Read more

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Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance.  Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance. Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Notes from the City Commission: Quick  updates from Monday’s meeting: The commission approved the ‘urban camping’ ordinance by 8-1 vote. Wendy Davis, following an emotional discussion on with what’s missing from the proposal, voted no. The panhandling ordinance passed by the same vote; again, a no from Davis. Building Inspection Department Director Howard Gibson has… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A four-letter forecast — RAIN!

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A four-letter forecast — RAIN!

  OUTLOOK We’ll see around three quarters of an inch of rain starting around 10 a.m. Tuesday and lingering into midmorning Wednesday.Heaviest rain: Afternoon and evening on Tuesday FORECAST Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Shorter, Berry football players from Saturday’s games. High school football notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Shorter, Berry football players from Saturday’s games. High school football notes.

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 Inside linebacker Xavier Robinson of the Shorter Hawks named Gulf South Conference freshman of the week with nine tackles and one sack in Saturday’s game vs. West Alabama. Robinson leads the Hawks with 45 tackles so far this… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Must-see meeting today over weekend voting; 31 voted Monday. Timbo’s Smokehouse adding restaurant in Rockmart. R-A-I-N in the forecast. Pepperell Middle under way.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Must-see meeting today over weekend voting; 31 voted Monday. Timbo’s Smokehouse adding restaurant in Rockmart. R-A-I-N in the forecast. Pepperell Middle under way.

MORNING REPORT Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. Advance voting so far: 31 votes. Voting Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November. Timbo’s Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School on Monday. Education… Read more

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Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Over the summer, most of the former Pepperell Middle School came down with plans in hand to replace almost all of it by January 2021. The detatched gym was spared but the rest of the school is being replaced by a $20 million structure approved by voters in the November 2017 education special tax. School… Read more

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Updated: Miscommunication between City of Rome and Floyd Board of Elections office puts weekend early voting in limbo. Meeting planned for Tuesday to discuss matter with state elections office.

Updated: Miscommunication between City of Rome and Floyd Board of Elections office puts weekend early voting in limbo. Meeting planned for Tuesday to discuss matter with state elections office.

MONDAY UPDATES: We received the following update from Floyd County Elections Clerk Robert Brady on Monday concerning weekend voting for the Nov. 5 Rome City Commission election: The Call by legal definition in O.C.G.A. 21-2-2(3) is: “Call” or “the call,” as used in relation to special elections or special primaries, means the affirmative action taken by… Read more

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