Category Archives: Bartow

Huge break in case against 3 Bartow men charged in suspected drug ring: Chappell pleads guilty, cooperating with task force also investigating case of dismembered woman found here. He won’t face prosecution ‘for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in injury or death’ last August, WV News reports.

Huge break in case against 3 Bartow men charged in suspected drug ring: Chappell pleads guilty, cooperating with task force also investigating case of dismembered woman found here. He won’t face prosecution ‘for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in injury or death’ last August, WV News reports.

  Story lines: Thursday’s guilty plea by one of three Cartersville men charged in what authorities call a conspiracy to run narcotics from Bartow County to West Virginia is a huge breakthrough in the case. William Chappell agreed to cooperate with federal investigators who are handling the drug case; the task force also is investigating… Read more

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Parks & Rec shake-up: Two senior employees who had been on administrative leave since Cowling’s exit both resigned Thursday. Floyd County Police asked to review the case.

Parks & Rec shake-up: Two senior employees who had been on administrative leave since Cowling’s exit both resigned Thursday. Floyd County Police asked to review the case.

  Update from Floyd County Government: “Two Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Department employees gave their resignations to Floyd County Human Resources effective Thursday.  This concludes the administrative investigation into the department and a request has been made to the Floyd County Police Department to look over the information for any potential criminal wrongdoing. Any future… Read more

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Estimate to add six indoor courts to tennis center jumps by $1 million to $5 million; current 60-court complex paid for by $11.4 million SPLOST package.

Estimate to add six indoor courts to tennis center jumps by $1 million to $5 million; current 60-court complex paid for by $11.4 million SPLOST package.

An addition to the 31-month-old Rome Tennis Center at Berry College to house six indoor, temperature controlled courts already is being called “one of the largest in the nation.” But with a price tag now set at $5 million — nearly half the $11.4 million voters agreed to tax themselves to fund the original 60-court… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain — lots of it — due next week. Estimates start at 4 to 6 inches between Saturday, next Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain — lots of it — due next week. Estimates start at 4 to 6 inches between Saturday, next Thursday.

THE LATEST Last fall, forecasters predicted we’d see a wet winter and that’s exactly what happened in December and January.  Rainfall has been light this month but that’s about to change as four to six inches of rain — and perhaps up to eight inches in extreme Northwest Georgia — is on the way. We’ll… Read more

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Buzz: YMCA offers 100 scholarships for free swim/water safety lessons. CASA training set for Saturdays in March; how to help. Finster Fest 2019 gets $10,000 arts grant.

Buzz: YMCA offers 100 scholarships for free swim/water safety lessons. CASA training set for Saturdays in March; how to help. Finster Fest 2019 gets $10,000 arts grant.

The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County is launching Safety Around Water, a program to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. The program will focus on reaching African American and Hispanic communities in Rome and Floyd County where risk of drowning among children… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Bean’ry at Berry College, 100. Java City at Berry College, 100. Rome High School, 100. BARTOW LongHorn Steakhouse, 91. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thursday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Traveling across the state, Marty and I have heard firsthand from parents,… Read more

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Business: RaceTrac confirms West Rome location, 20 to 25 additional jobs, by early 2020. It joins the new store rising on Main Street in Cartersville near I-75.

Business: RaceTrac confirms West Rome location, 20 to 25 additional jobs, by early 2020. It joins the new store rising on Main Street in Cartersville near I-75.

    Rumored for almost two years, West Rome will soon see a RaceTrac at the corner of Shorter Avenue and Coker Drive across the road from Jack’s restaurant. Megan Shannon, a representative from the Atlanta-based retailer, says the upsized convenience store “will be similar to the Armuchee location, which is our new 5,500-square-foot model.… Read more

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Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

On radio: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan will join us at 7:40 a.m. Friday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. Our first question will be about the healthcare package. Media release: On Wednesday, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia State Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp’s Floor Leader,… Read more

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Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Harbin Clinic welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon.  Media release:As he scrubbed in on his first heart surgery, Dr. Zachary Solomon admits his own heart was racing. “It was during the third year of my residency and my mentor was replacing an aortic valve,”  Solomon recalls. “That’s the valve that separates the heart from the blood vessel… Read more

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Buzz: Update on open house Tuesday for 411 Connector project.  ‘Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices’ women’s empowerment production set for Feb. 22-23. Pruning tips available Saturday.

Buzz: Update on open house Tuesday for 411 Connector project. ‘Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices’ women’s empowerment production set for Feb. 22-23. Pruning tips available Saturday.

  Join Rome City Arborist Terry Paige and Floyd County Extension Agent Keith Mickler for a pruning demonstration on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum. Courtney W. Davidson, who recently moved to Rome from Lexington, presents Kentucky in August, “Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices,” an evening of empowering women in theater. Tapping… Read more

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Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

  Rome High School senior and  Air Force Junior ROTC student Anthony Linatoc, center, proudly displays his award of a four-year scholarship to the Army ROTC program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Retired Air Force Col. Seaborn Whately (left) and retired Air Force Master Sgt.  Keith Thrash (right) are the lead instructors… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Not exactly a weekend washout but rain is on this way late Friday,  part of Saturday and light but steady throughout Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Not exactly a weekend washout but rain is on this way late Friday, part of Saturday and light but steady throughout Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Rain returns: About a half-inch of rain Friday night into Saturday, and then from Saturday afternoon into Monday, look for a light, steady rain. Temperatures will remain near normal (upper 50s) with a few days in the mid 60s. From the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office: “Enjoy the dry day today! Unfortunately,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

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 State High School Basketball Tournament first round Match-ups (courtesy of John McClellan) Georgia High School Association first round girls games will be played Friday night with first round boys games being played on Saturday. A school that is hosting both… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Model Elementary, 100. Model Middle,  100. Model High, 100. BARTOW Cartersville Country Club, 95. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac’s West Rome location due in early 2020. Kemp proposes ‘Patients First Act.’ One of the first McCain awards goes to Johnny Isakson. Health, education, business updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac’s West Rome location due in early 2020. Kemp proposes ‘Patients First Act.’ One of the first McCain awards goes to Johnny Isakson. Health, education, business updates.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: RaceTrac confirms West Rome location, 20 to 25 additional jobs, by early 2020. It joins the new store rising on Main Street in Cartersville near I-75. West Rome Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing… Read more

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