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Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Prayer service tonight at Trinity (on FB Live). Also: Rome Police say protests require permit first. Weekend protests set. Polk authorities investigating threats for this Sunday. Funeral services are set for 16-year-old killed in Monday’s shooting. Police: Teen wanted for questioning… Read more

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Buzz:  Unity, Darlington students place first, second in 14th District art contest. Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market returns Saturday. Ribbon cutting for Lindale Rail Viewing Platform set for noon Saturday.

Buzz: Unity, Darlington students place first, second in 14th District art contest. Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market returns Saturday. Ribbon cutting for Lindale Rail Viewing Platform set for noon Saturday.

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announces the local student winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This year Rep. Graves hosted a modified competition for high school students in the 14th Congressional District due to the ongoing public health crisis, and all of the student art was submitted digitally. Local judges, chosen by the Rome Area Council… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Maybe a half-inch of rain through Friday with highs in the upper 80s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Maybe a half-inch of rain through Friday with highs in the upper 80s.

  OUTLOOK A few of the storms could be strong across far north Georgia on Thursday as a weak frontal boundary sags southward. An isolated severe thunderstorm is not out of the question. Otherwise, frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds will be the primary hazards with any storms which do form. FORECAST Thursday: Showers and… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 100 youth teams due here for baseball tournament Saturday,  Sunday. Another look at Barron Stadium’s new turf. Remembering UT’s Johnny Majors.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 100 youth teams due here for baseball tournament Saturday, Sunday. Another look at Barron Stadium’s new turf. Remembering UT’s Johnny Majors.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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.   Welcome Back to Baseball to bring 100 youth teams to town. Chad Parker says the tournament will include more than five locations (Riverview Park,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Ichiban, 87. Subway, Calhoun Road, 94. BARTOW Subway, Ga. 20, 90. Moore’s Gourmet, 91. Dunkin, 86. Santana Mini Mart, 100. Cheeseburger Bobby’s, 96. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Politics: Today, Friday the last days in vote in advance;  absentee ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1 million Georgians already have voted.

Politics: Today, Friday the last days in vote in advance; absentee ballots due by 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1 million Georgians already have voted.

    Advance voting continues through Friday. Absentee ballots continue to arrive at elections offices and drop boxes across Northwest Georgia. As for in-person voting, precincts will be open next Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. THE LATEST Primaries: 1 million votes and counting. Georgia voters have cast over 1 million ballots with less… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Prayer service tonight, another weekend protest. Services set for shooting victim; teen wanted for questioning in custody. Virus updates. Motorcycle procession escorts former Rome Marine’s body home. Recycling returns.

Heritage First Headlines. Prayer service tonight, another weekend protest. Services set for shooting victim; teen wanted for questioning in custody. Virus updates. Motorcycle procession escorts former Rome Marine’s body home. Recycling returns.

  Today’s top headlines: Prayer service tonight at Trinity (on FB Live). Also: Rome Police say protests require permit first. New Rome event set. Polk authorities investigating threats for this Sunday. Funeral services set for 16-year-old killed in Monday’s shooting.Police: Teen wanted for questioning arrested in Cartersville on unrelated charges. Another death in Bartow; 2,123… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: Adairsville man charged with 16 counts of felony sexual exploitation of children.

Bartow sheriff: Adairsville man charged with 16 counts of felony sexual exploitation of children.

From Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap: On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators (who are members of the GBI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force) and Homeland Security Agents executed a search warrant at a residence in Adairsville after both agencies received several leads of possession/distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material. After a… Read more

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Business:  The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director.

Business: The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director.

East Bend continues to take shape: The latest overhead view, taken May 28, shows how the East Bend retail center is growing almost in clusters. The expected  homes of Panda Express off Turner McCall and Five Below off Hicks Drive seem to be the closest to completion. Some of the players on the way, perhaps as… Read more

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Latest update on Georgia, coronavirus from Kemp; transcript and Facebook Live video.

Latest update on Georgia, coronavirus from Kemp; transcript and Facebook Live video.

  Georgia coronavirus update from Gov. Brian P. Kemp; Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health; Homer Bryson, Director, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency; Adjutant General Tom Carden, Georgia National Guard. From the govenor: “Before we get started with our weekly COVID-19 briefing, I wanted to take a few moments to… Read more

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Georgia Highlands adding Film Studies and Film Production pathways as state’s interest in movie and TV production explodes.

Georgia Highlands adding Film Studies and Film Production pathways as state’s interest in movie and TV production explodes.

    Media release: Students now have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to work in one of the fastest growing film industries in Georgia with a new pathway offered at Georgia Highlands College. Starting this fall, GHC students can choose between a Film Studies or a Film Production track putting them on the… Read more

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Buzz: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation resume pavilion rentals starting Saturday.

Buzz: Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation resume pavilion rentals starting Saturday.

Got a birthday party, company picnic, family reunion or other event but don’t have a great space for it? Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation announces pavilions at our parks are again available for rentals starting on Saturday, June 6. With more than 25 pavilions in all shapes and sizes and with different amenities, we have something that should… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Armuchee, Model high schools set conditioning drills for next week. New ‘rug’ well under way at Barron Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Armuchee, Model high schools set conditioning drills for next week. New ‘rug’ well under way at Barron Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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.   SPORTS RETURNS Monday: The Georgia High School Association will open up conditioning for its member schools. The plan is restrictive and provides for conditioning… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Honeymoon Bakery, 91. BARTOW Martin’s, West Avenue, 85. El Nopal, Cartersville, 82. Zaxby’s, Walnut Grove, 83. Sonic, Cartersville, 96. Fire It Up barbecue, restaurant, base and mobile, all 100. Quality Inn, Cartersville, breakfast, 97. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds ‘Speak Their Names’ in Rome. Latest sky view of East Bend and how it looked last August. Help wanted: Downtown director. Adairsville man faces 16 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Virus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds ‘Speak Their Names’ in Rome. Latest sky view of East Bend and how it looked last August. Help wanted: Downtown director. Adairsville man faces 16 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Virus updates.

  Today’s top headlines: Hundreds line the streets of Rome Tuesday evening to ‘Speak Their Names.’ Peaceful protest to be followed by ecumenical prayer service Thursday night. Business: The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director. Bartow sheriff: Adairsville man charged with ‘multiple felony counts of sexual… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Some rain, maybe a storm into the evening in Northwest Georgia.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some rain, maybe a storm into the evening in Northwest Georgia.

OUTLOOK Some rain moving in this evening, the remnants of a storm that was causing a bit of concern on the Alabama side of the border. It appears to be falling apart as it drifts out way. This follows a high of 90 today. FORECAST Wednesday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm,… Read more

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Cartersville area museums to reopen in two phases: members first (June 13-19) and others starting June 20. Guests should expect new safety guidelines.

Cartersville area museums to reopen in two phases: members first (June 13-19) and others starting June 20. Guests should expect new safety guidelines.

From a media release: Georgia Museums Inc. announces the reopening of Bartow History Museum, Booth Western Art Museum and Tellus Science Museum in coming days. Museum members will get priority visitation to the reopened museums beginning Saturday,June 13, through Friday, June 19. The museums will open to the public on Saturday, June 20. All guests… Read more

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