Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast: ‘Significant’ updates at LakePoint? Storms take it easy on us. Floyd’s teacher the year. Rants: Wild dogs and AWOL voters.

Newscast: ‘Significant’ updates at LakePoint? Storms take it easy on us. Floyd’s teacher the year. Rants: Wild dogs and AWOL voters.

   -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Tuesday’s first headlines include: LakePoint to announce ‘significant infrastructure and growth initiatives’ Thursday afternoon with Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp attending. Business: Blast off for Rocket Wash in Cartersville as it opens today — with free car washes for a few… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Swift & Finch stirring things up. Wild dogs return. Fog advisory issued. Rant: Saluting 178 advance voters for enduring bizzaro election.

Newscast: Swift & Finch stirring things up. Wild dogs return. Fog advisory issued. Rant: Saluting 178 advance voters for enduring bizzaro election.

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. This week’s first headlines: Business: Swift & Finch updates and expands the shop, has that customized French van on the road again and looks to grow wholesale business Residents in the Between the Rivers neighborhoods report the return of the wild dogs. One… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Watching our tropical Saturday weather. Crushed Tomato expands, KFC remodels. Busy weekend. Rant: New voting machines: Paper or plastic?

Newscast: Watching our tropical Saturday weather. Crushed Tomato expands, KFC remodels. Busy weekend. Rant: New voting machines: Paper or plastic?

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Busy Friday and it ain’t going to slow down over the weekend: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: We’re looking at an inch of rain, 15 to 20 mph gusts as a tropical system moves across the state on Saturday. Continuing updates all weekend. ‘Severity of… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Updates on Ball Corp’s $200 million expansion. Latest on closed Budgetel, families. Restaurant news. Rave: Salute Ball Corp. deal with something from a can made in Shannon.

Newscast: Updates on Ball Corp’s $200 million expansion. Latest on closed Budgetel, families. Restaurant news. Rave: Salute Ball Corp. deal with something from a can made in Shannon.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Continuing headlines from Hometown Headlines: Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s as opening day is now just a few weeks away. Also, two Philly Cheesesteak spots are under consideration in Rome. One appears to pretty much be a done deal. Aluminum cups are… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Wednesday’s headlines with more to come: Budgetel Inn closed in Cartersville area; nearly 200 evicted. We’ll have more on this story throughout the day. The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Holly and Ray have a success on their hands in Rome and now they’re… Continue Reading

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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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