Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A newsy Tuesday begins here with more to come this afternoon: Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. At issue is the required “call” to set the… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Meet the BoilMasters, cooking for a cause. Advance voting begins. Vaping concerns in Gordon Co. Rant: Block the Vote.

Newscast: Meet the BoilMasters, cooking for a cause. Advance voting begins. Vaping concerns in Gordon Co. Rant: Block the Vote.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Monday’s first news and our rant of the day, “Block the Vote.” Meet The BoilMasters: We spotted these guys on Facebook in recent days having more fun than should be allowed, serving up barrels of low country boil. It turns out, they do it… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 2 Rome midlevel managers resign following investigation. Panda Express permit issued. Busy, cooler weekend. Rant: Power to the people, right on.

Newscast: 2 Rome midlevel managers resign following investigation. Panda Express permit issued. Busy, cooler weekend. Rant: Power to the people, right on.

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Friday’s exclusive updates include: Two midlevel administrators have left city of Rome employment following an investigation; both had been on leave prior to resigning. Business: $800,000 permit for Panda Express the first at new East Bend. Value of three other projects together at… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: Cartersville’s Drowned Valley Brewing Co. is just about ready to pour. Owners Dean Kimberly and JD Dean on how an idea is about to become a craft brew destination.

Druck Report: Cartersville’s Drowned Valley Brewing Co. is just about ready to pour. Owners Dean Kimberly and JD Dean on how an idea is about to become a craft brew destination.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Northwest Georgia’s second craft brewery is expected to open in November. Drowned Valley Brewing Co. is just about ready at 4 Tennessee St. in Cartersville and will greet customers with eight custom brews on tap. Dean Kimberly, the owner and head of business operations,… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: Alli Mitchell on why the United Way of Rome & Floyd County has changed ‘to take on challenges … that no one agency’s mission can take on alone.’

Druck Report: Alli Mitchell on why the United Way of Rome & Floyd County has changed ‘to take on challenges … that no one agency’s mission can take on alone.’

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Alli Mitchell joined the United Way of Rome & Floyd County in January as the agency was changing to what’s called a community impact model.  What it means: “The new funding structure focuses on specific programs proposed by local nonprofits that fit together collaboratively to… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Two Floyd men held following chase to Ala. Another vaping death; more concerns. ‘Fest’-ive weekend. Rant: Brian McCann a part of our sports history.

Newscast: Two Floyd men held following chase to Ala. Another vaping death; more concerns. ‘Fest’-ive weekend. Rant: Brian McCann a part of our sports history.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. News and sports dominate today’s headlines: A chase that started in downtown Rome and ended in Cherokee County (Ala.) lands two Floyd County men in custody. Health: State confirms second vaping death; governor, health department issue health warning. Plus: Our recent podcast on local… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Area’s coolest food truck returns; craft beer updates. New security at Floyd Schools. Honors for city teacher. Election updates. Rant: United Way way of the future?

Newscast: Area’s coolest food truck returns; craft beer updates. New security at Floyd Schools. Honors for city teacher. Election updates. Rant: United Way way of the future?

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Wednesday’s first headlines include: Swift & Finch’s unique mobile van is back on the road again. Oktoberfest at The Vogue to feature Tim Reynolds. Rome City Brewing adds distribution in Alabama. Preview of new craft brewery. First Floyd County Schools start new Visitor… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Froggy’s jumping into former Kangaroo Jake’s. Alli Mitchell on United Way changes. Peaks & Valleys as we remember a great community servant.

Newscast: Froggy’s jumping into former Kangaroo Jake’s. Alli Mitchell on United Way changes. Peaks & Valleys as we remember a great community servant.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Tuesday’s first headlines include: Business: Froggy’s jumping into Kangaroo Jake’s former spot in Armuchee;  we’re awaiting an opening day. The company has been in the inflatables business for more than a year. Also, Downtown Cartersville has been named state’s Main Street of the Month.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Meet the Ward 1 Commission candidates. Caching crowd means ‘cha-ching’ downtown. Remembering Ken Oates. Rant: Rome unglued? Maybe so.

Newscast: Meet the Ward 1 Commission candidates. Caching crowd means ‘cha-ching’ downtown. Remembering Ken Oates. Rant: Rome unglued? Maybe so.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. What to know as a very busy Monday gets under way: Politics: Candidate profiles, Q&A for the Ward 1 Rome City Commission hopefuls. Topics: Downtown, economic development, transparency. Also: Today’s the last day to register to vote in Nov. 5 election. Heard on the… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Roll the dice, play Rome Opoly (seriously). Fair’s biggest days; busy weekend. More near-record heat. Rant: Our spin on Rome Opoly (economic development, Third World City, ‘free parking.’)

Newscast: Roll the dice, play Rome Opoly (seriously). Fair’s biggest days; busy weekend. More near-record heat. Rant: Our spin on Rome Opoly (economic development, Third World City, ‘free parking.’)

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Friday’s news and what’s ahead this weekend: Who’s ready to roll the dice and win Rome Opoly? Get the perfect Christmas present now for $19.98 at Walmart.  Coosa Valley Fair: Gates open at 5 p.m.; today’s schedule. Latest pageant updates; exhibition results Weekend!… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Countdown to Rocket Wash opening. Fallout from McDaniel’s ‘Third World’ comment. Huge weekend ahead. Rant: Our first Facebook election!

Newscast: Countdown to Rocket Wash opening. Fallout from McDaniel’s ‘Third World’ comment. Huge weekend ahead. Rant: Our first Facebook election!

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. The headlines aren’t slowing down this week. The latest: Business: Rocket Wash in Cartersville to open in about three weeks; two more sites under review. Fashion Ten also looking to grow. Farrell’s Frame and Design in new home at 519 Broad St. Politics: Commissioner… Continue Reading

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Updated link — Newscast: More chamber fallout as Ken Wright leaves. Latest SAT scores. Fair opens (and great photos). Fighting breast cancer.  Rant: Inspiration for would-be voters.

Updated link — Newscast: More chamber fallout as Ken Wright leaves. Latest SAT scores. Fair opens (and great photos). Fighting breast cancer. Rant: Inspiration for would-be voters.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. The headlines on an already busy Wednesday: Chamber-economic development fallout continues as Ken Wright is out. He was the liasion with the existing industries association, which voted unanimously to stay with the chamber. Keep an eye on this one. Floyd Schools: SAT scores top… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Updates on fatal Rockmart fire. City, county discuss home for economic development.  The fair opens tonight. Rant: $2 million economic development bill.

Newscast: Updates on fatal Rockmart fire. City, county discuss home for economic development. The fair opens tonight. Rant: $2 million economic development bill.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Tuesday’s first headlines include: The latest on the home ‘flash burn/explosion’ that claimed the life of a Rockmart woman Business: Plans for rehabbing the storage building behind the chamber for economic development on joint services committee agenda today.  Bucket O’ Shrimp ‘growing’ in East… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Commissioners blistered on state radio show. Ward 3 candidate profiles, Q & A. Beer festivals brewing. Rant: Radio host calls city vote ‘a scam.’

Newscast: Commissioners blistered on state radio show. Ward 3 candidate profiles, Q & A. Beer festivals brewing. Rant: Radio host calls city vote ‘a scam.’

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. The news week starts with… : Syndicated talk show host Erick Erickson goes off on Rome City Commission’s ‘school zone speed’ detection vote. ‘They want revenue… it’s all a scam, folks, it’s all a scam.” Politics: Candidate profiles as well as questions and answers… Continue Reading

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