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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

  SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Adairsville community mourns loss of local educator killed by suspect in police chase. Man arrested in Polk County now charged in Coweta murder case. Tomorrow final day to register to vote in Presidential primary. Rain returns.

Heritage First Headlines. Adairsville community mourns loss of local educator killed by suspect in police chase. Man arrested in Polk County now charged in Coweta murder case. Tomorrow final day to register to vote in Presidential primary. Rain returns.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Bartow crash: Adairsville community mourns loss of Angela Townsend, 55, Pre-K parapro at White Elementary, killed by suspect in police chase; Alabama man faces nine charges. Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week now charged in deadly home invasion in Coweta County. Politics: Good turnout for Saturday’s Floyd GOP Precinct… Read more

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Remembering Angie Townsend: Tribute Monday at White Elementary in honor of parapro who made ‘students feel safe, supported, and engaged.”

Remembering Angie Townsend: Tribute Monday at White Elementary in honor of parapro who made ‘students feel safe, supported, and engaged.”

From Bartow County Schools, Sunday morning: “Less than 24 hours ago, the Bartow County School System tragically lost Angie Townsend, a White Elementary School Warrior, paraprofessional of 23 years and someone many students affectionately called “mom” or their “special friend.” “Throughout Mrs. Townsend’s influential teaching career at White Elementary School and Cass High School, she… Read more

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Politics: Monday is final day to register to vote in Presidential primary. Advance voting begins next Monday, March 2. Good turnout for Saturday’s Floyd GOP Precinct meeting.

Politics: Monday is final day to register to vote in Presidential primary. Advance voting begins next Monday, March 2. Good turnout for Saturday’s Floyd GOP Precinct meeting.

Good turnout for Saturday’s Floyd County GOP Precinct Meeting to start “the process to organize the start of the 2020 GOP convention cycle.” Next up: The Floyd County Republican Convention is planned for March 21. Monday, Feb. 24 is the final day to register to vote for the March Presidential Preference Primary. Deadline is 5… Read more

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Buzz: Sad news from the Berry College Eagle’s nest as one egg is crushed. Mary Louise Lever’s Italian Pesto Oat Rolls takes first place.

Buzz: Sad news from the Berry College Eagle’s nest as one egg is crushed. Mary Louise Lever’s Italian Pesto Oat Rolls takes first place.

Rome’s own Mary Louise Lever is back in the kitchen creating stuff that will make your mouth water.  That’s another first place win for foodie queen Mary Louise Lever, this time for Italian Pesto Oat Rolls. Sponsored by Ouaker Oats Company, her recipe won the $2,000 top prize in the bread category in the 7th annual Quaker Oatmeal “Bake It Better… Read more

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Rome Commission meets Monday, one public hearing on rezoning along North Avenue. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, two public hearings on rezoning requests.

Rome Commission meets Monday, one public hearing on rezoning along North Avenue. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, two public hearings on rezoning requests.

Starting this year, Hometown Headlines plans to include the minutes from previous government meetings as well as the upcoming agenda.   The Rome City Commission will meet Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Broad Street. The caucus will begin at 5 p.m. The agenda is below, followed by the minutes. Click here to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain returning late Sunday through Tuesday, chance of thunderstorms.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain returning late Sunday through Tuesday, chance of thunderstorms.

  OUTLOOK Mostly cloudy today, high near 56 with showers moving in tonight. There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms Monday through Tuesday. The primary threat from any thunderstorms will be occasional lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. Look for at least two thirds of an inch of rain between Monday and Tuesday. Local flood… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves installing new video board. College basketball updates. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves installing new video board. College basketball updates. Community sports 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. SPORTS MENU: Basketball (high school, college) / Baseball/softball / Community sports calendar The Rome Braves are busy getting things ready for the start of the 2020 season. A new high definition video board is now being installed at State Mutual Stadium. At… Read more

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The Druck Report: Rome’s aggressive plans to grow downtown, the River District, create a River Walk and embrace more younger residents.

The Druck Report: Rome’s aggressive plans to grow downtown, the River District, create a River Walk and embrace more younger residents.

New: Listen to our latest podcast on YouTube (below). Or listen here:   Recently,  Rome’s city commissioners and senior staff members held an 11-hour planning retreat to discuss community issues and what’s next. The retreat was held at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk on West Third Street, fitting perhaps as that area — part of the… Read more

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Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week now charged in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week now charged in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

  A man arrested last Friday in Polk County on a probation violation is now charged in the murder of a 14-year-old girl in a Coweta County home invasion, according to a report from the AJC. William “Bill” Tyree was arrested on Feb. 14 in Polk County on the Eastside around Hwy 278 between Coots… Read more

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AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists arrested in Floyd County planned to kill others. Updates from Friday’s bond hearing.

AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists arrested in Floyd County planned to kill others. Updates from Friday’s bond hearing.

   From the AJC: Alleged Georgia white supremacists planned to kill others, more ‘targets’ found on cellphone. Three men accused of belonging to a white supremacist group based in Silver Creek saw their alleged plot to kill a Bartow County couple as a trial run for murdering others, a prosecutor said at a bond hearing for 21-year-old… Read more

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Health: Georgia flu deaths jump to 57 so far this season; nearly 1,950 hospitalized.

Health: Georgia flu deaths jump to 57 so far this season; nearly 1,950 hospitalized.

  With at least three months to go, 57 people already have died from the flu in Georgia, compared to 44 deaths in all of the previous season. Around 50 percent of those deaths  have been people age 65 and older (29) with another 13 victims listed as being between ages 50 and 64, according… Read more

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Business: Gaines, Amy Dempsey lead effort to bring Java Joy to Rome: A mobile unit staffed by adults with disabilities serving ‘coffee, hugs and joy.’

Business: Gaines, Amy Dempsey lead effort to bring Java Joy to Rome: A mobile unit staffed by adults with disabilities serving ‘coffee, hugs and joy.’

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Local businessman Gaines Dempsey and his wife, Amy, are spearheading an effort to bring a new opportunity to Rome for adults with special disabilities. Introducing Java Joy…a mobile coffee unit staffed by “joyristas” who serve your favorite brew, along with hugs and joy. Based in Athens, Java Joy is a… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bancshares celebrates big 2019. Deal completed for another storefront on Broad Street. Heritage First promotes Connie Hensley Barton.

Business: Greater Community Bancshares celebrates big 2019. Deal completed for another storefront on Broad Street. Heritage First promotes Connie Hensley Barton.

      Greater Community Bancshares celebrates big year: On the eve of its 24th anniversary, Greater Community Bancshares Inc. reports a net income of $2,767,000 for 2019. In a note to shareholders, President and Chief Executive Officer David Lance tells of an 18 percent increase in earnings over the previous year and a loan… Read more

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Buzz: Walking tour of The Martha Berry School for Girls set for Feb. 29. Promotion day at the sheriff’s office. Photo link:  Arbor Day at Parks Hoke Park.

Buzz: Walking tour of The Martha Berry School for Girls set for Feb. 29. Promotion day at the sheriff’s office. Photo link: Arbor Day at Parks Hoke Park.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum plans a walking tour of The Martha Berry School for Girls on Saturday,  Feb. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. As part of its Campus Tour Series, Oak Hill invites the community to step back in history and explore the growth of Berry’s first school for girls. Guests will… Read more

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