Category Archives: Polk

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Record reports for Greater Community Bank. Heat wave continues. Busy Saturday ahead with high school graduations. Model High photo gallery. End of Hometown Radio Edition.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Record reports for Greater Community Bank. Heat wave continues. Busy Saturday ahead with high school graduations. Model High photo gallery. End of Hometown Radio Edition.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.  Business Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday. Forecast Graduations:… Read more

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Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.

Business: Record reports for Greater Community Bank in the first three months of this year.

Media release: Greater Community Bank is beginning 2019 with strong financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Coming off of its second consecutive record-breaking year in 2018, Greater Community Bank reports net earnings of $659,000, making first quarter 2019 the most profitable quarter in the bank’s history. Highlights from the first quarter include a 15% increase in… Read more

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Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Graduations: Busy day downtown for high school graduations with Rome, Coosa, Pepperell and Armuchee; watch for the heat — and for parking.

Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. Please note: Please check with your school for the latest instructions before heading to graduation.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat wave continues, high of 96 today, but will feel like 99 with heat index. No relief at least until Wednesday.

  HEAT WATCH High expected of 96 degrees today with heat index of 99. The following is a look at the forecast high for each day as well as the record for that day. Friday’s high was 94: We missed the matching record by one degree (95). Saturday: 95. Record for May 25: 97 (another tie). Sunday:… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Memorial Day edition – Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest (with ‘mater sammiches), pool and beach open, on the water — and a solemn tribute to fallen service personnel.

Busy summer ahead at The Forum River Center. Details @ forumrivercenter.com   DINING: This week’s tip is not a restaurant but a festival. Finster Fest will include barbecue and other items for sale but what got our attention: Executive Director Tina Cox says tomato sandwiches (a.k.a. mater sammiches) will be on sale. What we liked:… Read more

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Hometown Headlines Radio Edition canceled after eight years, 5,000 interviews and a ‘few’ rants. What’s next? ‘Stay tuned.’

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition canceled after eight years, 5,000 interviews and a ‘few’ rants. What’s next? ‘Stay tuned.’

After more than eight years and almost 5,000 interviews (and a few rants), the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM is canceled. In a meeting following Friday morning’s program, managing partner Howard Toole of Rome Radio Partners shared a “termination of services” agreement, citing “a decision to go in a different direction with… Read more

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Buzz: East Central named 2020 National ESEA Distinguished School. Rome City Auditorium installs new digital theater system, free movie on June 7. Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen, S.M. will oversee the Atlanta Archdiocese.

Buzz: East Central named 2020 National ESEA Distinguished School. Rome City Auditorium installs new digital theater system, free movie on June 7. Auxiliary Bishop Joel M. Konzen, S.M. will oversee the Atlanta Archdiocese.

East Central Elementary School has been chosen as a 2020 National ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) Distinguished School.  According to the ESEA website, a National ESEA Distinguished School demonstrates a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta. At home tonight vs. Asheville. Coosa High signings. Parks and Rec starting Men’s Summer Basketball League.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Augusta. At home tonight vs. Asheville. Coosa High signings. Parks and Rec starting Men’s Summer Basketball League.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HEADLINES Three signings at Coosa High: Carleigh Otting, Abdias Perez and Nohel Paz. Click CHS  BASEBALL Rome Braves top Augusta, 9-4. Media release: The Rome lineup ripped 12 hits, 6 for extra bases, in a 9-4 romp against rival Augusta on Friday night.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD COOSA COUNTRY CLUB CORP. (POOL HUT) MAY 2019-OCTOBER 2019 110 BRANHAM AVE SW ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW SOUTHERN COMFORTS CATERING (MOBILE) 25 FERGUSON DR KINGSTON, GA 30145 Last Inspection Score: 100 SOUTHERN COMFORTS CATERING (BASE) 25 FERGUSON DR KINGSTON, GA 30145 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON No reports. POLK No… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000.” Click for details. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Friday Cartersville Police reports: May 21 1 /… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 so far today (3:30 p.m.); just missed matching the record (95) on Thursday. Plus: Air quality alert for metro Atlanta including Bartow County; unhealthy for children, people sensitive to ozone, those with heart or lung disease.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 so far today (3:30 p.m.); just missed matching the record (95) on Thursday. Plus: Air quality alert for metro Atlanta including Bartow County; unhealthy for children, people sensitive to ozone, those with heart or lung disease.

HEAT WATCH So far today: High of 94 (through 3:30 p.m.) The following is a look at the forecast high for each day as well as the record for that day. Thursday’s high was 94. We missed matching the record by one degree (95 on March 23, 1933). Friday: 96. Record for May 24: 95… Read more

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Education: Bartow County Schools’ Chief of Leadership and Learning, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, named sole finalist for superintendent of Gordon County Schools

Education: Bartow County Schools’ Chief of Leadership and Learning, Dr. Kimberly Fraker, named sole finalist for superintendent of Gordon County Schools

From Gordon County Schools: In a called meeting on May 23, the Gordon County Board of Education introduced Dr. Kimberly M. Fraker, Ed.D to the community as the sole finalist for superintendent of schools. Dr. Fraker has had a stellar career of over 24 years in education. She has held positions in the classroom, as an… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. The latest on the SWAT standoff, GBI investigation. Near-record heat on Thursday and worst on the way. Graduations everywhere tonight, Saturday. Weekend: Finster Fest, bluegrass and outdoors. First bites at Wings & Seafood.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. The latest on the SWAT standoff, GBI investigation. Near-record heat on Thursday and worst on the way. Graduations everywhere tonight, Saturday. Weekend: Finster Fest, bluegrass and outdoors. First bites at Wings & Seafood.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested. Update Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record heat starts today; just missed matching the record (95) on Thursday. Plus: Air quality alert in Atlanta;… Read more

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Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

Updates: Floyd County Police officer involved in shooting identified. Suspect wounded in exchange with SWAT team remains hospitalized; GBI investigation continues. Woman living at shooting scene also arrested.

  LATEST UPDATES The officer who shot the occupant of a home on Kingston Highway Thursday morning has  been identified as a five year veteran of the Floyd County Police Department. Carlos Ribot, age 31, was serving a search warrant with the SWAT team at 1933 Kingston Highway on May 23 when a male occupant… Read more

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