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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Old Tymer barbecue seeks beer permit; new dates for balloon festival. Healthcare updates from General Assembly.  Child Abuse Prevention Month expands. Education updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Old Tymer barbecue seeks beer permit; new dates for balloon festival. Healthcare updates from General Assembly. Child Abuse Prevention Month expands. Education updates.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Beer license for Old Tymer barbecue in Armuchee, date change for balloon festival, summer camp/feeding agreements on County Commission agenda today.  County Georgia Health News: An epic, hectic day for health care legislation at the General Assembly — including update on the… Read more

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Beer license for Old Tymer barbecue in Armuchee, date change for balloon festival, summer camp/feeding agreements on County Commission agenda today.

Beer license for Old Tymer barbecue in Armuchee, date change for balloon festival, summer camp/feeding agreements on County Commission agenda today.

  Some items of note from the consent agenda of the Floyd County Commission, meeting today at 3:30 p.m. (caucus) and regular meeting at 6 p.m. Approve request for a new beer only alcohol license for Ole Tymer BBQ at 4534 Martha Berry Highway, Rome.  This application is paid in full and has been approved by the… Read more

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Georgia Health News: An epic, hectic day for health care legislation at the General Assembly — including update on the certificate of need guidelines from Sen. Chuck Hufstetler.

Georgia Health News: An epic, hectic day for health care legislation at the General Assembly — including update on the certificate of need guidelines from Sen. Chuck Hufstetler.

  ON RADIO: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, who has helped revise the proposed changes to the state’s certificate of need program, joins us at 7:40 this morning on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The state House passed a high-profile bill Monday that would allow Gov.… Read more

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Blue Mondays, pinwheels, expanded activities to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Blue Mondays, pinwheels, expanded activities to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month.

There is an incredible amount going on in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month. You’ll find a full list below of activities and how to get involved (courtesy: Exchange Club Family Resource Center). Blue Mondays and “Believe in the Blue”–Each Monday in April Wear blue each Monday in April & let Rome/Floyd County know that… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern students take home 13 medals — five gold, six silver, two bronze — SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Georgia Northwestern students take home 13 medals — five gold, six silver, two bronze — SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference.

    Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College students had an outstanding performance at the 2019 SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference, March 21-23, in Atlanta. GNTC competed in 15 categories and took home 13 medals; five gold, six silver and two bronze. Highlights from SkillsUSA Georgia include winning the gold and silver medal in Practical… Read more

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Buzz: YMCA, Floyd team on Healthy Kids Day on April 27. Darlington taking admissions on a lunch tour of Northwest Georgia. Berry lecture centers on ‘spirituality of eating’ this Thursday.

Buzz: YMCA, Floyd team on Healthy Kids Day on April 27. Darlington taking admissions on a lunch tour of Northwest Georgia. Berry lecture centers on ‘spirituality of eating’ this Thursday.

The YMCA will host the annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27, as part of the Y’s national initiative to get kids moving and learning about how they can maintain their health year-round. The event will take place at the Forum River Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Healthy Kids Day activities,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler the next few days but the 70s return Friday, Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler the next few days but the 70s return Friday, Saturday.

  OUTLOOK A brief dip back into the 60s with sunny skies, 72 due Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rain forces more high school baseball games to this evening. Honors for Berry baseball, softball.  Sweet 16 schedule; games start Thursday night.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rain forces more high school baseball games to this evening. Honors for Berry baseball, softball. Sweet 16 schedule; games start Thursday night.

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 Berry’s Whittemore claims SAA Softball Player of the Week. Release. Berry College’s Brooke Whittemore earned the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Softball Player of the Week honor, the league office announced on Monday. Whittemore led Berry to a series sweep of Hendrix… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Aramark, dining at Berry: Chick-fil-A, 100. Dining Hall, 100. Miso, 84. Subway, 100. Valhalla, 100. China City, 78. Darlington cafeteria, middle school cafeteria, both 100. BARTOW Cass Middle School, 99. Domino’s, Cartersville, 88. McDonald’s, Ga. 20, 92. Subway, Nelson Street, 90. Willy’s Mexicana Grill, 98. GORDON Fairmount Elementary, 100. KC Corner, Fairmount, 96. Simply… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Adairsville police charge woman with meth possession, obstruction.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Adairsville police charge woman with meth possession, obstruction.

Adairsville police charge woman with meth possession, obstruction. Media release: On March 25, Adairsville Police made an early morning arrest in the area of the “Waggz N Whiskerz” business on U.S.  41. The officer noticed a female in the area on foot at about 4:30 a.m. When officers contacted the female, Tiffany Pope, 41, of… Read more

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Thanks to community’s ‘yes’ vote, Cave Spring Distilling Co. hopes to open later this year or in early 2020. A closer look at the business plan — and why the city is becoming a dining destination.

Thanks to community’s ‘yes’ vote, Cave Spring Distilling Co. hopes to open later this year or in early 2020. A closer look at the business plan — and why the city is becoming a dining destination.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With the overwhelming approval of liquor sales by Cave Spring voters last Tuesday, business partners Caney McStotts and Garrett Rothman are moving ahead quickly to bring their Cave Spring Distilling Co. to the town’s historic square later this year. “We are targeting this fall, but it may be early 2020. We have… Read more

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Buzz: It’s almost pickin’ and grinnin’ time at LCCL Strawberry Farm. What’s next for Rome chamber? We’ll have a better idea on Tuesday.

Buzz: It’s almost pickin’ and grinnin’ time at LCCL Strawberry Farm. What’s next for Rome chamber? We’ll have a better idea on Tuesday.

It probably is the no. 1 question we get asked each spring: “Are they picking strawberries yet?” Here’s the latest update from LCCL Strawberry Farm off Old Dalton Road in Armuchee (via Facebook): “The strawberries are loving this sunny, warm weather! Starting to get blooms and little green berries. Hopefully we will have some ready… Read more

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