Category Archives: Polk

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Score from tonight’s seven high school playoffs games. Saturday: Berry hosts Maryville at Valhalla to open college football playoffs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Score from tonight’s seven high school playoffs games. Saturday: Berry hosts Maryville at Valhalla to open college football playoffs.

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. Tickets on sale for Saturday’s Berry Vikings vs. Maryville in round one of the NCAA Division III football playoffs kicking off a noon Saturday.  Ticket prices will be $10 for adults, $5 for students with student identification, children under 12 and seniors.… Read more

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

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

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Weekend reports will post a bit later. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekdays and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Politics: Stacey Abrams ends run again Brian Kemp for Governor, but won’t concede

Politics: Stacey Abrams ends run again Brian Kemp for Governor, but won’t concede

From the AJC: Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her run for Georgia governor on Friday as the state prepared to certify the election, but she said she would not concede the contest to Republican Brian Kemp. Saying the law “allows no further viable remedy,” she said she will not continue to seek legal action against Kemp. However, Abrams… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather: Frost advisory in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday. Area rivers still at, near flood stage but cresting. Sunny and 62 on Saturday and Sunday.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather: Frost advisory in effect through 9 a.m. Saturday. Area rivers still at, near flood stage but cresting. Sunny and 62 on Saturday and Sunday.

  THE CHILL The NWS has issued a frost advisory in effect from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM EST Saturday. * TEMPERATURES…In the lower to middle 30s. * TIMING…Overnight and early Saturday… Read more

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Gordon Sheriff: Fugitive arrested, deputies assaulted with firearms. Shots fired, but no one injured.

Gordon Sheriff: Fugitive arrested, deputies assaulted with firearms. Shots fired, but no one injured.

    Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 11 a.m. Friday, several deputy sheriffs were at an RV camp on Red Bud Road near Calhoun in search of an armed suspect which had been involved in a violent incident a short time earlier today in Calhoun. In the course of searching for the suspect, who… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Closer look at Tuesday’s county/city blitz to OK new economic development plan.  Weather: Overnight freeze, potential black ice, swollen rivers. Politics: Governor’s race, special House election, what’s next. High school football playoff scores start at 7:30 tonight. Weekend guide.

Heritage First Headlines: Closer look at Tuesday’s county/city blitz to OK new economic development plan. Weather: Overnight freeze, potential black ice, swollen rivers. Politics: Governor’s race, special House election, what’s next. High school football playoff scores start at 7:30 tonight. Weekend guide.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice to the community; an angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there. Closer look Ware Mechanical Weather… Read more

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Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice; angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there.

Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice; angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there.

In less than 12 hours Tuesday, much of what is done in Rome and Floyd County to recruit new industry and new jobs began to change. Three separate meetings involving the Floyd County Commission, the Rome City Commission and the Joint Services Committee (consisting of key representatives from both governments) almost completed the formal blessing of… Read more

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Politics. Georgia governor’s race: Latest on absentee ballot counts; deadline is 5 this evening. Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of Rep. Meadows. GOP’s Rome office open through runoff. Floyd elections chair, new clerk on Hometown Radio Monday.

Politics. Georgia governor’s race: Latest on absentee ballot counts; deadline is 5 this evening. Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of Rep. Meadows. GOP’s Rome office open through runoff. Floyd elections chair, new clerk on Hometown Radio Monday.

  The latest: Dec. 18 special election set for parts of Bartow, Floyd counties to select a representative for House District 14, vacated as Christian Coomer as appointed to the state Court of Appeals. Story Gov. Nathan Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of the passing of state Rep. John Meadows,… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Coosa Valley Credit Union celebrated the completion of its newest branch office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Located at 15 Walnut Grove Road in Cartersville, the interior layout was designed to allow for ease of transactions in an open and inviting space. The new full service branch and ATM is equipped with all… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Home third in Berry high school mathematics competition. Three River Singers’s Christmas program Dec. 15. Boston Butt sale benefits Pleasant Hill Baptist youth.

Buzz: Rome Home third in Berry high school mathematics competition. Three River Singers’s Christmas program Dec. 15. Boston Butt sale benefits Pleasant Hill Baptist youth.

  The Fall High School Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Nov. 15. Six high school teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Tattnall Square Academy (Macon); second, Starr’s Mill High School (Fayetteville); and third, Rome High School. Top individual student winners were: first, Kyle Robinson from Starr’s Mill High School;… Read more

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Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer — and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff.

Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer — and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff.

    Some voters in Bartow and Floyd counties will go the polls for the fifth time this year to decide who takes the House District 14 season vacated by Christian Coomer. Voters already have taken part in the primary, the runoff and the general election. A runoff is set for Dec. 4 for at… Read more

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Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

  LOCAL JOBS REPORT The labor force rose by 200 jobs in October compared to the previous month, according to the state Department of Labor. Compared to October 2017, the area picked up 400 jobs. One factor: Retailers and others are staffing up for the Christmas shopping season. October’s work force, 41,700, tied the “high”… Read more

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Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

  October saw a 25 percent jump in home sales by members of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors vs. the same month last year. The latest market snapshot shows 110 homes closed in October, one of the busiest months of 2018.  Some other indicators of note: Average sales price: $161,188, up 7.6 percent from… Read more

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