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HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

From Studio 1A: -Your local news headlines for the day. -Local sports: Dylan Beasley signs with Nats. -Today’s newsmakers: Buzz Wachsteter and Gene Proctor. -Peaks & Valleys: Highs and lows of Northwest Georgia. Also today:  -Our latest long-form podcast: Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. What’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of… Read more

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Independence Day: Celebrations begin June 29; Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday on July 3 at Ridge Ferry; parade, fireworks set in Cartersville; Cave Spring fireworks on June 29; parade on the holiday. Also: Lindale.

Independence Day: Celebrations begin June 29; Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday on July 3 at Ridge Ferry; parade, fireworks set in Cartersville; Cave Spring fireworks on June 29; parade on the holiday. Also: Lindale.

  Hometown Headlines is assembling activities celebrating the nation’s 243rd birthday, some starting as early as June 22. We welcome brief media releases (no PDFs or flyers) with details on free events open to the community. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com. JUNE 29 Restoration Lindale Inc. will host its Fifth Annual Independence Day Celebration Parade/Festival on… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

Buzz: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse honors Dempsey, Living Proof Recovery founder Claudia Hamilton. GNTC Foundation awards scholarships. Floyd Board of Education sets called meetings on millage rates.

  State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) recently named a 2019 Champion of Recovery and friend of the Georgia Recovery Community by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. Dempsey received this award at an event to launch The Georgia Recovers Project, where she also served as a speaker for the event. Said Dempsey: “As Chairman of… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry’s Dylan Beasley signs with the Nationals. No football at Georgia School for the Deaf this year? Rome Braves start the second season at home Thursday vs. Hagerstown. Catching up with Brian Bridges.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry’s Dylan Beasley signs with the Nationals. No football at Georgia School for the Deaf this year? Rome Braves start the second season at home Thursday vs. Hagerstown. Catching up with Brian Bridges.

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.     Dylan Beasley signs with the Washington Nationals: Berry College’s Dylan Beasley was taken by the National League East club in the baseball draft earlier this month. The former Rome High standout is a junior infielder and pitcher from Rome, ranked… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Blue Fin, Rome, 99. Ryan’s Steakhouse, 88. BARTOW KFC, Cherokee Place, 94. Georgia Highlands ‘The Marketplace,’ 96. GORDON Arby’s, Red Bud Road, 91. POLK Arby’s, Rockmart, 83. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Emergency Management director.

Severe weather threats possible overnight and again on Thursday, says Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s Emergency Management director. He shared the following updates from the National Weather Service briefing on the potential threats: There is potential for strong to severe thunderstorms overnight tonight into early Thursday morning as a line of storms moves into the area… Read more

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AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here.

    Wednesday: Please check back later this morning. We have two potential updates to this story; we’re awaiting one report. ORIGINAL  STORY: Less than a year after landing at Redmond Regional Medical Center in an agreement with the hospital, AirLife Georgia is said to be pulling its helicopter and flight crew from Rome. Notice was given to… Read more

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Business People: Jarrod Floyd returns to United Community Bank. Kroger’s Steve Van Meter — a mainstay in Rome’s competitive grocery wars — leaving after this week.

Business People: Jarrod Floyd returns to United Community Bank. Kroger’s Steve Van Meter — a mainstay in Rome’s competitive grocery wars — leaving after this week.

  Media release: United Community Bank welcomes Jarrod Floyd as Senior Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager to its Northwest Georgia team. In this role, Floyd will utilize United’s large catalog of products and services to assist commercial clients in Floyd, Chattooga and Bartow counties. “Jarrod is a skilled banker with close community ties, and we are… Read more

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Rome-Floyd Development Authority: Seven interviews for economic director so far. Plus financial, land purchase updates.

Rome-Floyd Development Authority: Seven interviews for economic director so far. Plus financial, land purchase updates.

News watch: The following is a loose transcript from Tuesday morning’s meeting, first reported as a nearly live update on our website. Rome-Floyd County Development Authority meeting at the Rome Floyd Chamber: Meeting convenes at 7:30 a.m. by Chairman Jimmy Byars. Attending: Elaine Abercrombie, Gary Burkhalter, Byars, Bill Collins, Scotty Hancock, Doc Kibler, Jamie McCord,… Read more

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Business: City Commission unanimously approves incentive for East Bend (Kmart). Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia economic development.

Business: City Commission unanimously approves incentive for East Bend (Kmart). Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia economic development.

  TAD deal for East Bend (Kmart site) blessed by Rome City Commission: It took around two minutes for the expected unanimous vote by city commissioners to move forward with the tax allocation agreement for Ledbetter Properties’ proposal to redevelop the Kmart site into East Bend with 20 to 28 new stores and restaurants. In… Read more

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HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

  From Studio 1A today: What’s new with the Ledbetters’ East Bend development and what’s next. Political season is formally under way with a sheriff’s “forum” today, presidential politics tonight and in late June. Names in the news: Bob Berry, Chip Hood and the late Neil Sanders. Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows of… Read more

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Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

Buzz: Bob Berry named to board of directors of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Hood completing his term on Airport Commission; chairs today’s meeting and serves until June 30.

  Media release: Attorney Robert L. (Bob) Berry, a senior partner of Brinson Askew Berry, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s  newest Board of Directors member by Stuart Phillips, interim president of GNTC, at the June meeting held on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. Berry has served as a partner for… Read more

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Keith Mickler: Why those earworms love corn just as much as you do — and what you can do about them.

Keith Mickler: Why those earworms love corn just as much as you do — and what you can do about them.

  By Keith Mickler, County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent I noticed the other day that most home garden sweet corn is already silking. Silking in the world of corn is when very fine shiny, thread-like fibers grow out the tip-end of the ear of corn. Thus the warning about the corn earworm. You see, the… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves help anchor southern division team in tonight’s South Atlantic League All-Star game in West Virginia. Next home stand opens Thursday night.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves help anchor southern division team in tonight’s South Atlantic League All-Star game in West Virginia. Next home stand opens 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. The 60th annual South Atlantic League All-Star Game, is set for a 7:35 p.m. first pitch at Appalachian Power Park, home of the West Virginia Power. Gates will open at 5 p.m. The Home Run Derby begins at 6 p.m. You… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Antigua, East Rome, 91. Pizza Hut, Martha Berry, 96. Southern Flavors, Cave Spring, 91. Wendy’s, Armuchee, 86. BARTOW Martin’s, West Avenue, 89. Noble & Main coffee, Cartersville, 98. Zena Drive Senior Center, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK Rockmart Nutrition Center, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. East Bend clears City Commission; another review Thursday. Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia business. Politics: Sheriff’s hopefuls and presidential contenders. Rain chances growing this week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. East Bend clears City Commission; another review Thursday. Payless down to final days. More honors for Georgia business. Politics: Sheriff’s hopefuls and presidential contenders. Rain chances growing this week.

  LATEST HEADLINES AirLife leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service here. AirLife Rome-Floyd Development Authority: Seven interviews for economic director so far. Plus financial, land purchase updates. Development Business People: Jarrod Floyd returns to United Community Bank. Kroger’s Steve Van Meter — a mainstay in Rome’s competitive grocery wars —… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Power still out near Freeman Ferry; repairs due by 1:15 a.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Power still out near Freeman Ferry; repairs due by 1:15 a.m.

    At 11:20 p.m., the following are reported on the Georgia Power outage map: Freeman Ferry Road, 68 customers. OUTLOOK Thunderstorms can be expected today through Thursday, during the afternoon and evening hours. Some storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. We had about a quarter inch… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Alabama motorcyclist critically injured in collision near Cartersville hospital on Sunday.

Georgia State Patrol: Alabama motorcyclist critically injured in collision near Cartersville hospital on Sunday.

From the Georgia State Patrol: From Sunday: Gary D. Bonds of Alabama ran a red light at the intersection of U.S. 41 and the Cartersville Medical Center entrance.  Mr. Bonds struck the side of a pickup truck making a left turn from CMC onto U.S. 41 with his motorcycle.   Mr. Bonds was flown by… Read more

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Rome family’s connection to Notre Dame Cathedral: More than 30 years later, Bressettes return to share their love of the historic church even after the devastating fire April 15.

Rome family’s connection to Notre Dame Cathedral: More than 30 years later, Bressettes return to share their love of the historic church even after the devastating fire April 15.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net When Jennifer and Andrew Bressette heard the news of the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, their hearts broke. The Rome couple, who had visited the famed landmark more than 30 years ago, were in the midst of planning a return trip this summer with their children to… Read more

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