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State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

According to the Georgia State Patrol: On June 13,  at 1:35 p.m., the Calhoun Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol Post 43 Calhoun with a fatal crash in the city. A passenger car driven by 51-year-old Eddie Lee Hampton of Calhoun was traveling west on Fairmount Highway just east of Lovers Lane… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

  MONDAY’S NUMBERS A high of 95 with a heat index reaching 102 degrees. (Normal high: 87; record high, 99). OUTLOOK A brief dip into the upper 80s before the low 90s return Thursday through Saturday. FORECAST Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light northwest wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Touki Toussaint was one of the stars of the 2016 South Atlantic League champion Rome Braves in 2016. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner shares seven photos from… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: As Rome considers final fate of Forrest monument, Memphis moves remains, statue. Heard on the Tweet: Doug’s party, peach milkshakes, fried pies. State to top 900,000 COVID cases by midweek. Calhoun motorcyclist killed in collision. Touki on the mound tonight.

Heritage First Headlines: As Rome considers final fate of Forrest monument, Memphis moves remains, statue. Heard on the Tweet: Doug’s party, peach milkshakes, fried pies. State to top 900,000 COVID cases by midweek. Calhoun motorcyclist killed in collision. Touki on the mound tonight.

The latest: Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken. Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of… Read more

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Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

A 72-year-old Rome man is the 15th person to die on area roads so far this year. Sherman Waites died in a single-vehicle accident on the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road on Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed Waites died at Floyd Medical… Read more

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Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

  By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines On June 27, Devon Smyth is trading her practically permanently attached N-95 mask and gloves for a pair of sunglasses and flipflops. That’s when she and 99 others will leave behind the pandemic for the Davies Shelter’s Dog Days of Summer party, at (where else would you have a… Read more

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Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

  Rome’s River District can’t stay out of the headlines — and that’s a good thing. Restaurant openings, building revitalizations, streetscape updates, proposed large-scale redevelopment, even walk-and-talk tours. So what’s next? How about the River District ArtsFest set for Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Look for craft vendors and live music throughout the River… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 with a heat index of 100 today; cooler Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 with a heat index of 100 today; cooler Tuesday and Wednesday.

  OUTLOOK There will be a chance of thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia Monday, then mainly confined to parts of central Georgia Tuesday. Dry conditions expected Wednesday through Friday. FORECAST Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat… Read more

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Rome Braves Sunday photo gallery by Mills Fitzner: The fun was there but the game was a blowout by the Tourists, 9-0.

Rome Braves Sunday photo gallery by Mills Fitzner: The fun was there but the game was a blowout by the Tourists, 9-0.

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves upended 9-0 by Tourists but take series, four games to two. Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.Atlanta Braves stop skid, beat Marlins 6-4. Both teams off today. Former Berry Vikings pitcher Collin McHugh gets 800th Major League strikeout.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves upended 9-0 by Tourists but take series, four games to two. Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.Atlanta Braves stop skid, beat Marlins 6-4. Both teams off today. Former Berry Vikings pitcher Collin McHugh gets 800th Major League strikeout.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   Rome Braves hammered 9-0 by Asheville Sunday but take series, four games to two. Media release: The visiting Asheville Tourists (15-20) jumped on top early and poured it… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.   In context: This will be a homecoming of sorts of Touki Toussaint who was a popular member of the 2016 edition of the Rome Braves before starting… Read more

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Headlines ahead: What to know about Rome-to-Summerville commute this week; Rome commission meets tonight; a very busy Thursday.

Headlines ahead: What to know about Rome-to-Summerville commute this week; Rome commission meets tonight; a very busy Thursday.

MONDAY Traffic watch: That Rome-to-Summerville commute will be a little tricky again this week (see above). Rome City Commission, 6:30 p.m. Among the topics is looking at revisions to the land development code. Click agenda. TUESDAY Rome Braves open a six-game home stand vs. first-place Bowling Green. Games at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome/Floyd records 15th traffic death since Jan. 1. Dog Days of Summer a celebration and fund-raiser for Davies Shelters. Stalled week for fully vaccinated residents in NW Georgia. River District ArtsFest is June 26.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome/Floyd records 15th traffic death since Jan. 1. Dog Days of Summer a celebration and fund-raiser for Davies Shelters. Stalled week for fully vaccinated residents in NW Georgia. River District ArtsFest is June 26.

The latest: Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year. Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate. NW Georgians who… Read more

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WBHF: Repairs under way on shallow sinkhole near Euharlee (Chulio) Road at Macedonia.

WBHF: Repairs under way on shallow sinkhole near Euharlee (Chulio) Road at Macedonia.

    “WBHF just spoke with Lamont Kiser with the Bartow County Water Department about the situation at Euharlee Road and Macedonia Road. Kiser said a small hole was caused by work conducted at the site last week. The sinkhole was only about 15 inches deep. They are working at the site but should be… Read more

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Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

  On the way: Bids are sought for two Cartersville projects, still below radar right now. One is a restaurant with a permit value of $350,000; another is identified as a “sports bar” for $125,000. Newcomers we’ve already heard about in Cartersville include: Chipotle in front of Academy Sports at 405 E. Main St.  (Project… Read more

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Federal grand jury returns 61 counts against Atlanta CPA in expanding conservation easement investigation.

Federal grand jury returns 61 counts against Atlanta CPA in expanding conservation easement investigation.

In context: A lot of eyes on this update from the federal Department of Justice regarding the expanding conservation easement investigation. Local interest is high given Rome’s reputation as being what federal authorities have called a “hot bed” of easement involvement. Media release: A federal grand jury sitting in Atlanta returned an indictment last week… Read more

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