Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast: Third restaurant due at East Bend. Bekaert updates. Busy weekend. Christmas trees. Rant: About those ‘conservation easements.’

Newscast: Third restaurant due at East Bend. Bekaert updates. Busy weekend. Christmas trees. Rant: About those ‘conservation easements.’

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy Friday with more brewing for the weekend: East Bend: Add Texas Roadhouse to the list of confirmed East Bend occupants. Also confirmed so far: Panda Express, Chipotle. Now what about the other 20 to 25? Business: Bekaert closing Shelbyville, Ky., plant; 100… Continue Reading

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Newscast: IRS crackdown on conservation easements. Dining updates. 1,000 more jobs here. Rant: Ga. Power building huge for downtown’s future.

Newscast: IRS crackdown on conservation easements. Dining updates. 1,000 more jobs here. Rant: Ga. Power building huge for downtown’s future.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. And here’s how Rome’s news day starts today: IRS: ‘Significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions’ begins; Rome considered a ‘hotbed’ for easements. Dining: Sage Inn in Adairsville begins Sunday brunch service. O’Charley’s restaurant, land for sale; no change in operations.Updates… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Record low to start the day. Buyer for Ga. Power office? 1 million views of Justus’ walk. Midweek observations.

Newscast: Record low to start the day. Buyer for Ga. Power office? 1 million views of Justus’ walk. Midweek observations.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Lots of news on a way-too-cold Wednesday: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Waking up to record low temperatures with wind chills in the teens. Today’s high: 48. Business: Potential buyer identified for former Georgia Power building at Turner McCall and Broad Street; likely use —… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Brutal weather today, Wednesday. Two tragic accidents. ‘Word on the Tweet.’ Rant: A year after the economic development ‘Big Switch.’

Newscast: Brutal weather today, Wednesday. Two tragic accidents. ‘Word on the Tweet.’ Rant: A year after the economic development ‘Big Switch.’

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Or listen below:     A busy Tuesday is under way: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rainfall near a half inch; snow in Dalton. Gusts: 33 mph; advisory in effect. Power: 200-plus without service. Wind chill: 33 degrees; freeze warning tonight. Fatality: A Calhoun man, 18,… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Aftermath of 411 collisions. Meet the ‘Sausage Dogs.’ Fox 5 at Sam’s Burger-Deli to share 3,000 veterans’ photos. Peaks & Valleys.

Newscast: Aftermath of 411 collisions. Meet the ‘Sausage Dogs.’ Fox 5 at Sam’s Burger-Deli to share 3,000 veterans’ photos. Peaks & Valleys.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy Monday news report includes: 411 accidents: Latest updates on Sunday evening accidents that sent nine to area hospitals. Floyd Medical Center reports seven patients were listed as stable late Sunday. Floyd County Police say the original accident on U.S. 411 left debris, triggering… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: Mark Cochran on winning a Rome City Commission seat — and his dazzling blueprint for shaping a very different future for the community.

Druck Report: Mark Cochran on winning a Rome City Commission seat — and his dazzling blueprint for shaping a very different future for the community.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Architect Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab likes to design and help build things. You’ve seen his projects across Northwest Georgia, either new structures or restored historical gems that never looked better.  As a newly elected city commissioner, Cochran likewise has some huge ideas about Rome.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Power repaired in East Rome. Return of Herb Ballenger. Cold weekend — busy one, too. Druck Report (and rant): Cochran’s economic blueprint.

Newscast: Power repaired in East Rome. Return of Herb Ballenger. Cold weekend — busy one, too. Druck Report (and rant): Cochran’s economic blueprint.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy start to Friday including: The big story today is a power outage in East Rome that has 900 customers in the dark. The big issue is traffic lights in the area including Turner McCall and Second Avenue, especially with the morning commute… Continue Reading

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Newscast: A preview of Aventine restaurant. New hires at Greater Community; honors for Georgia and Broad Street. Weekend guide. Rant: Time for commissioners to play ‘Survivor.’

Newscast: A preview of Aventine restaurant. New hires at Greater Community; honors for Georgia and Broad Street. Weekend guide. Rant: Time for commissioners to play ‘Survivor.’

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. While watching for the rain, these items: Dining: Updates on Aventine, including opening before Thanksgiving, hours, menu overview, photos.Rome City Brewing’s ‘community cookout’ moves to Nov. 16 (chili). Business: Greater Community Bank welcomes Cartersville lenders Richard Carlton and Tina Hudson. Georgia named top business… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Big changes for Rome’s City Commission. Business: Floyd/Atrium combine, Goo-Goo and Chicken Salad Chick sell. A rant and Peaks & Valleys: election edition.

Newscast: Big changes for Rome’s City Commission. Business: Floyd/Atrium combine, Goo-Goo and Chicken Salad Chick sell. A rant and Peaks & Valleys: election edition.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A huge day even before the last votes were counted. On to the headlines: Newcomers Bojo, Cochran win as does returning commissioner Askew. Incumbents Collins, Stevenson, McDaniel re-elected; ‘brunch bill’ easily passes. We have election results, some analysis and profiles of the six winners… Continue Reading

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Newscast: You decide Rome’s future today. Polk plane crash kills pilot. Business updates. Rant: Our 100th podcast; what’s next.

Newscast: You decide Rome’s future today. Polk plane crash kills pilot. Business updates. Rant: Our 100th podcast; what’s next.

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Election day headlines with the first one being, “Please vote.” ‘Equipment all in place’ for today’s election; precincts open until 7 tonight. Our results coverage starts just after that. Cumming man, 53, dies as plane crashes in Polk cotton field. Greater Community Bank earns… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Roman to help decorate the White House for Christmas. Updates on La Scala, Crawdaddy’s, Del Taco. Election news. Peaks & Valleys.

Newscast: Roman to help decorate the White House for Christmas. Updates on La Scala, Crawdaddy’s, Del Taco. Election news. Peaks & Valleys.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. As we start a huge news week, these headlines: Local master gardener/entrepreneur Carol Rutledge selected as one of 150 volunteers to help decorate the White House for Christmas this season. Dining: La Scala adds wine, tapas area. Full-time oyster shucker wanted for Crawdaddy’s new… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Halloween washout and more weather concerns. Little Caesar’s opens. Rant: Flood of rain, flood of candidate endorsements.

Newscast: Halloween washout and more weather concerns. Little Caesar’s opens. Rant: Flood of rain, flood of candidate endorsements.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. As we wait for the rain, these headlines: One traffic alert: More fog concerns today for Northwest Georgia. Please give yourself a few extra minutes when commuting to work or school or both. It should burn off by midmorning. Also, light rain is beginning… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Rome elections a week away; what we know so far. Flu fight begins. 2 inches of rain due. Rant: Why you need that flu shot.

Newscast: Rome elections a week away; what we know so far. Flu fight begins. 2 inches of rain due. Rant: Why you need that flu shot.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy Tuesday’s first headlines: It all comes down to a week from today. Guaranteed: 2 commissioners will get new terms; 1 new face. ‘Brunch bill’ should pass. 111 new votes Monday. Floyd, Polk and Cherokee medical centers restricting visitors as flu season kicks… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Suspect held in bank robbery. Safe landing on I-75. LivingProof expanding. Second voting site. Peaks & Valleys on Peach State, voting.

Newscast: Suspect held in bank robbery. Safe landing on I-75. LivingProof expanding. Second voting site. Peaks & Valleys on Peach State, voting.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy Monday is under way with these headlines: Rome Police says a suspect arrested on armed robbery, probation violation in Synovus hold-up case last week. In another case, a Rome face faces 20 counts including rape, kidnapping and battery. Safe landing for pilot,… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: Rome’s City Commission election dysfunction. What will it take to get voters engaged? Wendy Davis has some ideas and answers.

Druck Report: Rome’s City Commission election dysfunction. What will it take to get voters engaged? Wendy Davis has some ideas and answers.

   -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. All elections are important but what’s before Rome voters on Nov. 5 (and in advance) finds the community at a cross roads. With six commission seats to fill and five incumbents and four challengers on the ballot, will voters stay the course or… Continue Reading

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