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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Cartersville man held on drug charges following report at Adairsville restaurant.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Cartersville man held on drug charges following report at Adairsville restaurant.

Cartersville man held on drug charges following report at Adairsville restaurant. Adairsville Police media release: On Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1:10 a.m., the Adairsville Police Department responded to a complaint of a black male subject trying to sell drugs to customers inside McDonald’s at 100 Princeton Blvd.   The complainant stated the man was riding… Read more

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Georgia Public Broadcasting’s ‘Hometown Georgia/Rome’ episode to be broadcast tonight – or watch it live online right now.

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s ‘Hometown Georgia/Rome’ episode to be broadcast tonight – or watch it live online right now.

From a trip on the river to the Rome Braves to Berry College to Cave Spring, a production crew from Georgia Public Broadcasting spent some time gathering interviews and video clips of some of the area’s landmarks and the people who know about them. For nearly 27 minutes, you get a series of hostless vignettes… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Developing tropical system to bring some rain to our area throughout Saturday, probably less than an inch.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Developing tropical system to bring some rain to our area throughout Saturday, probably less than an inch.

  From the National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon: “Here is our initial update for the Potential Tropical Cyclone which formed in the gulf this morning. The current track will bring it across Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone. Primary impacts will be some much needed rain and potentially gusty winds.” In our area,… Read more

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Fire scare Thursday morning at Adairsville High; no injuries or major damage. Students were back in class by the afternoon.

Fire scare Thursday morning at Adairsville High; no injuries or major damage. Students were back in class by the afternoon.

Students are back in class today following a fire report at Adairsville High School. Here’s the latest: From Bartow County Schools: “Adairsville High School has been evacuated this morning due to an unknown odor. Out of an abundance of caution, the fire department is present and students have been safely moved to the stadium while… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Sign’s up at Little Caesar’s; next two restaurants could feature Philly Cheesesteaks. Updates on Ball Corp.’s $200 million expansion. Local job total up by 1,000 in September; jobless claims also up. Final commission forum tonight. Coolest days yet of fall.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Sign’s up at Little Caesar’s; next two restaurants could feature Philly Cheesesteaks. Updates on Ball Corp.’s $200 million expansion. Local job total up by 1,000 in September; jobless claims also up. Final commission forum tonight. Coolest days yet of fall.

MORNING REPORT Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s. Two Philly Cheesesteak spots under consideration. Dining Ball Corp. tells of ‘new beverage can lines’ at Shannon. Expansion to add 180 jobs and investment of more than $200 million; first facility dedicated to aluminum cup production. Opening by late 2020. Business Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection… Read more

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Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Budgetel Inn updates: February Public Health inspection found roaches, mold but earned a score of 84; previous was 93. Updates for Bartow Schools, emergency teams helping displaced tenants.

Public Health inspection report from Feb. 27 shows score of 84 out of 100; roaches, dirty air filters, mold. The most-recent inspection of the Budgetel Inn at Carson Loop posted on the Public Health website shows several areas of concern but overall, the score was an 84. The previous score, from May 16, 2018, was… Read more

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Ball Corp. tells of ‘new beverage can lines’ at Shannon. Expansion to add 180 jobs and investment of more than $200 million; first facility dedicated to aluminum cup production.

Ball Corp. tells of ‘new beverage can lines’ at Shannon. Expansion to add 180 jobs and investment of more than $200 million; first facility dedicated to aluminum cup production.

  NEW TODAY: Ball Corp.’s August earnings statement told of growth at Shannon site. A look at the company’s most recent quarterly report includes a shoutout about what’s happening at the local plant already. “Our long-term growth outlook continues to develop at a rate higher than we originally anticipated. While in the short term, we… Read more

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Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s. Two Philly Cheesesteak spots under consideration.

Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s. Two Philly Cheesesteak spots under consideration.

  Sign’s up at Little Caesar’s in East Rome: With an opening expected in the next few week, motorists on Turner McCall are tracking the daily progress of the stand-alone Little Caesar’s pizza shop. This week, the new sign went up for the carry-out and drive-through location. Hirnig continues as well; please see Snag-a-Job for details on crewmember… Read more

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No longer interim, Kimberly King named executive director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

No longer interim, Kimberly King named executive director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Media release: The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia Board of Directors voted to appoint Kimberly King as the organization’s permanent executive director on Wednesday. King has served as interim executive director since July. “While we were fortunate to receive interest from a good number of highly qualified candidates; in the end, the consensus was… Read more

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Newscast: Updates on Ball Corp’s $200 million expansion. Latest on closed Budgetel, families. Restaurant news. Rave: Salute Ball Corp. deal with something from a can made in Shannon.

Newscast: Updates on Ball Corp’s $200 million expansion. Latest on closed Budgetel, families. Restaurant news. Rave: Salute Ball Corp. deal with something from a can made in Shannon.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Continuing headlines from Hometown Headlines: Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s as opening day is now just a few weeks away. Also, two Philly Cheesesteak spots are under consideration in Rome. One appears to pretty much be a done deal. Aluminum cups are… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, Bluegrass & Roots Festival, chili cookout, John Wisdom ride on the agenda.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, Bluegrass & Roots Festival, chili cookout, John Wisdom ride on the agenda.

    Friday: BooFest at the Y returns to Grizzard Park from 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature a trick or treat village, bounce houses, games, hayrides, story telling music, train rides and more. Advance purchase tickets are $7 per person or $10 the day of the event. Tickets on sale at Y on Second Avenue.… Read more

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Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here last month vs. September 2018 but first-time jobless claims also rise. State sets employment record. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here last month vs. September 2018 but first-time jobless claims also rise. State sets employment record. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Snapshot: September work force matches high for the year in Floyd County: Some 42,400 people were working in Rome/Floyd County last month, matching highs from April , June and August. That’s also 1,000 more jobs than were counted in September 2018. But Floyd (362 claims), Bartow (175 claims) and Polk (122 claims) counties all saw… Read more

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Buzz: $1,000 donation to Highland Rivers Foundation. Harbin Clinic Cartersville ribbon cutting this afternoon. Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament is Nov. 5. Floyd School Board meets Monday. Big quarter for Lottery.

Buzz: $1,000 donation to Highland Rivers Foundation. Harbin Clinic Cartersville ribbon cutting this afternoon. Strike Out Child Abuse Bowling Tournament is Nov. 5. Floyd School Board meets Monday. Big quarter for Lottery.

  Highland Rivers Foundation receives $1,000 donation from Modern Woodmen in Rome. Christopher Pope, Rome-based agent of Modern Woodmen financial planning agency, holds a $1,000 check representing his recent donation to the Highland Rivers Foundation, a newly formed non-profit foundation supporting the recovery programs of Highland Rivers Health. Pope pledged $1,000 in matching funds as… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Weekly soccer update. Friday, Saturday high school football schedule. State volleyball match-ups. Tryouts set for Floyd County swimmers.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Weekly soccer update. Friday, Saturday high school football schedule. State volleyball match-ups. Tryouts set for Floyd County swimmers.

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.   SOCCER The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams posted a 5-4 record this weekend but kept a strong 31-23-2 record for the season. The G’07 C-West beat Cobb Strikers Blue 5-0 on Saturday then lost Sunday in Hampton to 3rd place… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Chicken Salad Chick, 93. Taco Bell, Martha Berry, 97. La Mexicana, Shorter Avenue, 96. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Calhoun Middle, High schools, 100. POLK Burger King, Cedartown, 91. CHATTOOGA Subway, U.S. 27,  Summerville, 92. Read more

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Ex-Bartow County firefighter faces 16 felony charges including arson, battery, burglary and theft after building destroyed by fire in White.

Ex-Bartow County firefighter faces 16 felony charges including arson, battery, burglary and theft after building destroyed by fire in White.

  Media release: On Oct. 11, investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office arrested Bartow County Firefighter Cary Wolf, 36, of Cartersville and charged him with 1 Count of First Degree Arson, 1 Count of Aggravated Battery, 1 Count of Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, 3 Counts of Burglary, 5 Counts of Theft by… Read more

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Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Armed with jalapeno duck poppers, sausage balls and pimento cheese, The Season Events held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday for the new Cartersville office. Joined by the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, Holly Lynch and Ray Harris served light snacks during the late-morning ceremony, announcing the opening of the full-service event planning and catering companywhich also offers… Read more

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