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Podcast: National Weather Service’s special briefing on wintry weather expected Thursday as well as more rain, colder temperatures, potential black ice.

Podcast: National Weather Service’s special briefing on wintry weather expected Thursday as well as more rain, colder temperatures, potential black ice.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. From the National Weather Service: Northwest Georgia, already coping with an extra 1.5 to 2 inches of rain this week, will see more rain Thursday. Some areas to our north — including Gordon and Chattooga counties — could see wintry precipitation as well. Some snow is possible as well… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Latest on rain, floods, what’s next. Bartow murder suspect sought. Rant: Finally, a resource guide for those in need.

Newscast: Latest on rain, floods, what’s next. Bartow murder suspect sought. Rant: Finally, a resource guide for those in need.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Normal start for Floyd County Schools. Latest on heavy rain, flooding, road issues — and more on the way. Cartersville Police seek suspect in Tuesday night murder. Dining: Ana’s showcases new patio; on course to open this… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: United Way’s 80-page digital resource guide shows what can be done with vision, determination.

Rant of the Day: United Way’s 80-page digital resource guide shows what can be done with vision, determination.

   >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Eons ago, as kids, we’d collect old soda bottles and redeem them, hoping to get a quarter or so. Our goal was the ever-squeaking comic book rack at the pharmacy. For 25 cents, we’d get the 80-page giant edition of Superman. It… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Updates at LakePoint. More lunch at Sweet P’s. Gas prices climb. Rant: Miracle on West Third Street.

Newscast: Updates at LakePoint. More lunch at Sweet P’s. Gas prices climb. Rant: Miracle on West Third Street.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: Some tweaks planned to LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s now offering lunch Monday-Thursday. WZQZ radio reports The ‘Trion Facts’ is closing. Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: The Miracle on West Third Street.

Rant of the Day: The Miracle on West Third Street.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. For nearly 12 hours last Thursday, the Rome City Commission held its annual planning retreat at Courtyard Rome Riverwalk. Joining commissioners were key staffers, community guests and even a breakfast with the Floyd County Commission. The agenda stretched beyond the depth of… Continue Reading

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Newscast, Rant of the Day return Tuesday.

Newscast, Rant of the Day return Tuesday.

No newscast, rant today. We’re on the road until later today. Our weekday newscast and rant of the day will return Tuesday morning. The title of the next rant: “The Miracle on West Third Street.” Continuing nerws coverage today on this website as well as on our social media pages, Facebook and Twitter. Hometown Podcast… Continue Reading

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Newscast: John Henry’s Grill due on Broad. Surprising Kindred closing. Rant: Rare healthcare setback; one idea to replace it.

Newscast: John Henry’s Grill due on Broad. Surprising Kindred closing. Rant: Rare healthcare setback; one idea to replace it.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Dining: John Henry’s Grill heading to former Johnny’s Pizza spot on Broad Street. Plus: Dining out tonight? Check, please. Health: Kindred Hospital Rome closing in April; 78 employees impacted. CEO says company will continue to work to place both patients and… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: Kindred closing a rare healthcare setback; how about replacing it with expanded veterans’ medical services?

Rant of the Day: Kindred closing a rare healthcare setback; how about replacing it with expanded veterans’ medical services?

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. This has been one of the busiest news weeks we’ve seen in a while. Which is why our story on Thursday about Kindred Hospital Rome’s pending closure surprised us. Through Friday morning, it was the third most read story we’d posted since… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Morning storm soaks NW Georgia; some power outages. Shorter, mall business updates. Rant: Surge at Georgia Power.

Newscast: Morning storm soaks NW Georgia; some power outages. Shorter, mall business updates. Rant: Surge at Georgia Power.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Just the Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather aftermath: Morning storm soaks Northwest Georgia. More than 1,200 lost power this morning but much of that has been restored. Also, the latest on local flooding; we remain under a flash flood watch until 1 this… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: Plugging in to Georgia Power’s power surge.

Rant of the Day: Plugging in to Georgia Power’s power surge.

>Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Much of today will be spent at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk for Rome city commissioners, staffers and others. Today marks the annual planning retreat for the city and we’re just glad it is in Rome and not the foothills of Dahlonega in Northeast… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Summerville Park update. Moving ‘Mountains’ on Broad. Young hero. Jet crash update. Rant: Coronavirus, Facebook — collision course.

Newscast: Summerville Park update. Moving ‘Mountains’ on Broad. Young hero. Jet crash update. Rant: Coronavirus, Facebook — collision course.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: Summerville Park senior housing project under way. Adairsville site of proposed 1.1 million-square-foot, $55 million warehouse development. The ‘scoop’: Mountains Old Fashioned Ice Cream to reopen in recent home of Frios in Broad Street’s 200 block. Gordon County Deputy Coroner Christy Nicholson has… Continue Reading

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Updated Rant of the Day:  Facebook and Coronavirus – collision course!

Updated Rant of the Day: Facebook and Coronavirus – collision course!

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Earlier today, we checked Facebook one last time before writing this. Some 1,700 people had shared a certain post. In fact, people were ensuring they spread the word beyond Greater Rome. Around 50 comments had been posted – some supportive, others politely… Continue Reading

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Newscast extra: Rough weather expected; what to know from the National Weather Service and Hometown Headlines.

Newscast extra: Rough weather expected; what to know from the National Weather Service and Hometown Headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. A special podcast edition of our Ware Mechanical weather updates. Northwest Georgia is expected to see strong winds, heavy rain and perhaps brief tornadoes late tonight and into Thursday morning as a cold front clips our area. The major concern: High winds toppling trees already standing in saturated soil from… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Flooding rain continues. School updates. Fazoli’s on the way. Rant: Delay or close schools? Just make an early decision.

Newscast: Flooding rain continues. School updates. Fazoli’s on the way. Rant: Delay or close schools? Just make an early decision.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rainfall at 2.5 inches and falling. Latest road closings. Severe weather likely overnight Wednesday. Schools and colleges: Updates on delayed openings in Floyd County, some closings in Gordon and Bartow counties. GNTC, GHC delay openings as well.… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: Delay or close schools? Just make the decision, earlier the better.

Rant of the Day: Delay or close schools? Just make the decision, earlier the better.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Monday around 4:45 p.m., as family and friends gathered to say farewell to Nelle Reagan, we began to look out the windows of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home in Armuchee. An intense round of rain was overhead. As the service end, the… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Latest on jet crash. Much more rain; flood concerns. Brandon’s ‘Warriors.’ Rants: Nelle’s farewell; rugged search; fathers and sons.

Newscast: Latest on jet crash. Much more rain; flood concerns. Brandon’s ‘Warriors.’ Rants: Nelle’s farewell; rugged search; fathers and sons.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Citation jet crash: Three men, one woman died in the accident Saturday morning; no identities yet. Also: Closer look at the Cessna, including reports of a troubled onboard ‘altitude indicator’ during the brief flight. Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: New flood watch… Continue Reading

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Rants of the Day: Rants of the Day: Nelle’s farewell. A rugged search and recovery. Brandon’s ‘Warriors.’ Fathers, sons and sports.

Rants of the Day: Rants of the Day: Nelle’s farewell. A rugged search and recovery. Brandon’s ‘Warriors.’ Fathers, sons and sports.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. There’s no such thing as a good Monday and today will be among the worst. We say farewell to Nelle Reagan today at a 4 p.m. service at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home in Armuchee – which caused us a bit of… Continue Reading

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