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Heritage First Headlines: County Commission stands by economic development vote; new wrinkles arise. Meet the winners of the Rome Christmas Parade — and what’s next. Bitter cold morning and a look at what’s next.

Heritage First Headlines: County Commission stands by economic development vote; new wrinkles arise. Meet the winners of the Rome Christmas Parade — and what’s next. Bitter cold morning and a look at what’s next.

County Commission defends vote, maintains stance on proposed economic development model. Meeting yields past concerns about chamber; questions about city ‘filibuster.’ Plus: What our Open Records Request found. Big Switch The proposal to shift economic development from the chamber to government control is the focus of this week’s Community Watch from Georgia Highlands; Hometown Headlines guests. Home… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, citing a lack of specifics, halts economic development switch. Coldest air of the season sweeps in. Tips on tonight’s Rome Christmas Parade: Set up early and bundle up; freezing temperatures expected.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome City Commission, citing a lack of specifics, halts economic development switch. Coldest air of the season sweeps in. Tips on tonight’s Rome Christmas Parade: Set up early and bundle up; freezing temperatures expected.

LATEST HEADLINES The proposal to shift economic development from the chamber to government control is the focus of this week’s Community Watch from Georgia Highlands; Hometown Headlines guests. Big Switch 423 vote in advance Monday in Floyd County for the Dec. 4 runoff. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County schools. MORNING REPORT… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than thought; owners optimistic over record 1.25 million visitors this year, new highway. John McClellan’s picks as Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart head into football semifinals Friday. McWhorter founder among Chronicle’s ’40 Under 40.’ Cold start to the work week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than thought; owners optimistic over record 1.25 million visitors this year, new highway. John McClellan’s picks as Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart head into football semifinals Friday. McWhorter founder among Chronicle’s ’40 Under 40.’ Cold start to the work week.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. Ware Mechanical Weather Update: 18-mph gusts out there and you’ll really feel those throughout the day as our temperatures drop to the mid 40s. Overnight rainfall: Around two-tenths of an inch. MORNING REPORT Business: LakePoint’s reorganization taking longer than hoped. New owners optimist, cite… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Pipe bomb found; Plainville man arrested. Latest on murder investigation of Rome man. Toys for Tots still needs donations with three weeks to go. Advance voting starts Monday for runoff. Clear and cold for Tuesday’s Rome Christmas Parade.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Pipe bomb found; Plainville man arrested. Latest on murder investigation of Rome man. Toys for Tots still needs donations with three weeks to go. Advance voting starts Monday for runoff. Clear and cold for Tuesday’s Rome Christmas Parade.

LATEST HEADLINES Gordon sheriff: Domestic violence arrest leads to discovery of pipe bomb, gun power. Suspect arrested, nearby area evacuated as Floyd County’s bomb squad summoned to remove the device. Sunday’s other headlines: Fog adds new concern to holiday travel. What does Saturday’s football mayhem mean to Georgia’s playoff chances? Our advice for Tuesday’s Christmas… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Shooting kills Rome man, 77. Big month of openings begins with new retailers, restaurants and health care. South Rome ELC now part of GOAL program. Rain ahead today. Rome, Rockmart, Cartersville and Calhoun advance to semifinals.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Shooting kills Rome man, 77. Big month of openings begins with new retailers, restaurants and health care. South Rome ELC now part of GOAL program. Rain ahead today. Rome, Rockmart, Cartersville and Calhoun advance to semifinals.

LATEST HEADLINES 77-year-old man dies in Friday evening shooting; at least seventh murder victim in Rome since Jan. 1. MORNING EDITION: Big month of openings begins: Gifts of Grace opens on Broad Street today. Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Redmond’s West Rome urgent care, new Cartersville clinic, several other restaurants on the way. Openings Buzz: South Rome Early… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s Lumina Coffee Co. now due in late January; hiring under way (40 jobs). Retail: Grand opening, 70th anniversary, mimosas for early bird shoppers, $1 off dark craft beer (‘black Friday,’ get it?) await shoppers. Nasty day of weather: Cold, breezy, rain tonight. Five high school football playoff games tonight; get your scores here.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s Lumina Coffee Co. now due in late January; hiring under way (40 jobs). Retail: Grand opening, 70th anniversary, mimosas for early bird shoppers, $1 off dark craft beer (‘black Friday,’ get it?) await shoppers. Nasty day of weather: Cold, breezy, rain tonight. Five high school football playoff games tonight; get your scores here.

LATEST HEADLINES Latest Friday headlines: Paraglider pilot rescued from Weiss Lake. Quick work by Rome Police, Floyd EMS save customer’s life at West Rome Walmart. It’s all Christmas, all the time at WGAA in Cedartown. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Business: What’s perking at Lumina Coffee Co.? A lot… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving! Closer look at the bid to change industrial recruitment. Updates on October jobs in Northwest Georgia. Four candidates qualify for open Bartow/Floyd House seat. What to know about Thanksgiving 2018. High school playoffs on Friday: Chilly, rainy night expected.

Heritage First Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving! Closer look at the bid to change industrial recruitment. Updates on October jobs in Northwest Georgia. Four candidates qualify for open Bartow/Floyd House seat. What to know about Thanksgiving 2018. High school playoffs on Friday: Chilly, rainy night expected.

MORNING EDITION A closer look: ‘Custody battle’ begins over which development authority would pilot economic development. Chamber retreat postponed? Open Records Request nets new concerns, scant detail. Closer look Jobs: Unemployment rates rose in October across Northwest Georgia compared to the previous month. First-time jobless claims also jump, especially in Floyd County. Jobs Politics: Four candidates qualify… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Toyo Tire adding $138 million to Bartow campus, will boost total employment there to 2,100. William S.  Davies named parade grand marshal. Woodland High student, band get great news on way to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sunny and cool through Thursday; rain and cold Friday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Toyo Tire adding $138 million to Bartow campus, will boost total employment there to 2,100. William S. Davies named parade grand marshal. Woodland High student, band get great news on way to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sunny and cool through Thursday; rain and cold Friday.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Toyo Tire growing again, investing $138 million in Bartow County and, in turn, creating 150-plus jobs. Total Toyo employment here once completed: 2,100 people. Toyo Hometown Radio: Brian Kemp, Georgia’s next governor, on what’s ahead during the transition and then his inauguration… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Burger King will flip sides of Shorter Avenue by Feb. 1. One dead, one arrested in fatal Bartow accident. Elections: Runoff is Dec. 4; House vote Dec. 18; Kemp on Hometown Radio today. Big playoff weekend for local high schools, Berry Vikings.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Burger King will flip sides of Shorter Avenue by Feb. 1. One dead, one arrested in fatal Bartow accident. Elections: Runoff is Dec. 4; House vote Dec. 18; Kemp on Hometown Radio today. Big playoff weekend for local high schools, Berry Vikings.

LATEST UPDATES William S. Davies to serve as grand marshal of the Nov. 27 Rome Christmas Parade. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION Dining: Look for Burger King to open in the former Popeye’s on Shorter Avenue before Feb. 1. Dining Expanded report of the overnight accident on I-75… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Campaign 2018: Some of us could be voting three more times this year (runoffs, special House election). Ahead of the Headlines: More questions, no answers, on economic development proposal. Parade grand marshal due Tuesday. John McCellan’s high school playoff picks: 4 of 5 locals move on.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Campaign 2018: Some of us could be voting three more times this year (runoffs, special House election). Ahead of the Headlines: More questions, no answers, on economic development proposal. Parade grand marshal due Tuesday. John McCellan’s high school playoff picks: 4 of 5 locals move on.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Politics: We’re not done yet as runoff for two statewide seats is Dec. 4. A special election in parts of Bartow and Floyd to fill a state House — and it could see a runoff. Finally, some Gordon and Murray votes will… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Two shot, one arrested in Cartersville. New Charbucks Almost Famous Grill locations opening after Thanksgiving. Rome City Brewing Co. adding lunch service. Berry launching new logo, branding campaign. Christmas tree vendors open this week, plus parade lineup around region.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Two shot, one arrested in Cartersville. New Charbucks Almost Famous Grill locations opening after Thanksgiving. Rome City Brewing Co. adding lunch service. Berry launching new logo, branding campaign. Christmas tree vendors open this week, plus parade lineup around region.

LATEST HEADLINES Developing: Two people shot, suspect in custody following early Sunday shooting in Cartersville. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Dining: Charbucks Almost Famous Grill to open after Thanksgiving in Shannon and later in Summerville, plus adding lunch service at Rome City Brewing Company. Dining Education: A new look for… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Broad Street building sold, Colosseum Escape Rooms expanding. Abrams ends run for Governor. Search underway for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children. Sports updates.

Heritage First Headlines: Broad Street building sold, Colosseum Escape Rooms expanding. Abrams ends run for Governor. Search underway for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children. Sports updates.

MORNING EDITION Business: Broad Street building sold as tenants, Colosseum Escape Rooms, expanding by end of year. Rome-Floyd County Development Authority schedule Tuesday meeting to discuss future of entity. Business Search underway for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth as Carol Willis set to retire in March 2019. Search Politics: Stacey Abrams ends… Read more

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