Category Archives: Polk

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Brewhouse gets a new owner; some changes on the way. More rain, maybe a few storms due today. Another quake near Tuesday’s epicenter. Final day to vote early in House race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); election is this Tuesday. Drive-through Nativity starts Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Brewhouse gets a new owner; some changes on the way. More rain, maybe a few storms due today. Another quake near Tuesday’s epicenter. Final day to vote early in House race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); election is this Tuesday. Drive-through Nativity starts Saturday.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Dining: Eric McJunkin the new owner of Brewhouse Music & Grill; Jay Shell to help book musicians and focus on Rome City Brewing Co. Brewhouse to close Jan. 2, 3 for updates; grand reopening Jan. 4. Dining Ground moves again Thursday… Read more

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Dining: Eric McJunkin the new owner of Brewhouse Music & Grill; Jay Shell to help book musicians and focus on Rome City Brewing Co.

Dining: Eric McJunkin the new owner of Brewhouse Music & Grill; Jay Shell to help book musicians and focus on Rome City Brewing Co.

  Eric McJunkin has purchased Brewhouse Music & Grill at 425 Broad St. but founder Jay Shell will still have his hand in helping with some of the musical acts — including the just-announced Cole Swindell concert there on Dec. 27 (tickets on sale at 10 this morning; click here). Asked about changes, McJunkin said,… Read more

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Ground moves again Thursday evening near same spot of Tuesday’s earthquake in Decatur, Tenn. This time: 2.5 magnitude. It was one of three quakes in that part of Tennessee on Thursday.

Ground moves again Thursday evening near same spot of Tuesday’s earthquake in Decatur, Tenn. This time: 2.5 magnitude. It was one of three quakes in that part of Tennessee on Thursday.

No local reports as yet but Decatur, Tenn. — still “shaken” from a 4.4 earthquake followed by a 3.0 aftershock on Tuesday — had another round of moving ground later Thursday. It happened around 7:24 p.m. Two other smaller earthquakes shook Northeast Tennessee on Thursday, bring to nine in the same zone — including the… Read more

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Buzz: Cole Swindell tickets go on sale this morning at 10 for Dec. 27 show. City, county school boards to meet with legislators on Tuesday.

Buzz: Cole Swindell tickets go on sale this morning at 10 for Dec. 27 show. City, county school boards to meet with legislators on Tuesday.

Cole Swindell returns to Brewhouse Music & Grill on Dec. 27; tickets on sale this morning. Looking for a stocking stuffer for the music fans in your family? Cole Swindell returns to the Brewhouse on Broad Street on Thursday, Dec. 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 this morning and they will sell out quickly. Tickets… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We could see a few thunderstorms today with two-thirds of an inch of rain. Highs in the mid 50s through Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We could see a few thunderstorms today with two-thirds of an inch of rain. Highs in the mid 50s through Sunday.

  OUTLOOK A  storm system will move into the area today and Saturday. We’ll have a small risk of thunderstorms later today, some of which could be strong. We’re look at two thirds of an inch of rain with thunder possible for most of Friday into Saturday morning. FORECAST Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Areas… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports:  High school basketball tournaments on the way. Stephen Gaylor brings back baseball camp after Christmas. Bowls start Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball tournaments on the way. Stephen Gaylor brings back baseball camp after Christmas. Bowls start Saturday.

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. From Calhoun Football and Georgia High School Association: “Congratulations to Coach Hal Lamb as he was honored at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Lamb was recognized for earning multiple state championships over the past decade. We are extremely proud of Coach… 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.

About CrimeWatch: 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 and… Read more

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Christmas: Drive-through Nativity scene Saturday and Sunday nights at Spring Creek Baptist Church. Plus: Additional events this weekend.

Christmas: Drive-through Nativity scene Saturday and Sunday nights at Spring Creek Baptist Church. Plus: Additional events this weekend.

  There’s a lot more Christmas left in Northwest Georgia. On the way:   RELIGIOUS   Saturday, Sunday: A Hallelujah Christmas (drive-through Nativity recreation) at Spring Creek Baptist Church, 6-8:30 p.m., 2636 Chulio Road. “Come join Spring Creek Baptist Church and Reynolds Chapel Baptist Church for our annual drive-through nativity experience. We have added new… Read more

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Special elections: Early voting ends this evening in House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Plus: House 5 race (Gordon County).

Special elections: Early voting ends this evening in House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Plus: House 5 race (Gordon County).

  HOUSE DISTRICT 14 special election Four seek House District 14 seat: They are Ken Coomer, Nickie Leighly, Mitchell Scoggins and Nathan Wilson. The winner replaces state representative and now Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer. Please see our candidate profiles by clicking House 14. The Special Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday. Early voting… Read more

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Updated: Fuddruckers on the market for $1.9 million; restaurant remains open. It is one of at least four larger dining spots available.

Updated: Fuddruckers on the market for $1.9 million; restaurant remains open. It is one of at least four larger dining spots available.

  Fuddruckers on the market in Rome: The first business to open adjacent to State Mutual Stadium 15 years ago is on the market. Toles,  Temple & Wright has the listing for both the franchise and building housing Fuddruckers at 595 Riverside Parking. Asking price: $1.9 million. Included are the building, covering nearly 7,000 square… Read more

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Calhoun officer shot in Tuesday’s standoff recovering at home. Chief thanks community for ‘kind words, prayers.’ GBI begins investigation into what prompted standoff that killed Columbus suspect.

Calhoun officer shot in Tuesday’s standoff recovering at home. Chief thanks community for ‘kind words, prayers.’ GBI begins investigation into what prompted standoff that killed Columbus suspect.

THE LATEST ‘Doing well.’ Officer Joe Yother, shot in Tuesday’s exchange outside the BP station on Wall Street  in Calhoun, has been released from the hospital and is home recovering, “doing well,” according to Calhoun Police. This note Wednesday from Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle: “I would like to thank everyone for the prayers and… Read more

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Manhunt continues for 18-year-old suspect in Tuesday night murder in Rome. It was the city’s seventh homicide in 2018.

Manhunt continues for 18-year-old suspect in Tuesday night murder in Rome. It was the city’s seventh homicide in 2018.

  Rome Police are investigating the city’s seventh homicide in 2018.  According to the media release: On Tuesday Dec. 11, the Rome Police Department was requested by an E911 call to investigate a shooting that occurred in the parking lot located at 1105 Martha Berry Blvd.  in Rome. Preliminary information indicates that at 9:38 p.m.,… Read more

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Buzz: Shop With a Cop, sponsored by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, set for Saturday. More than 200 graduates for Georgia Northwestern. Called development authority meeting Friday.

Buzz: Shop With a Cop, sponsored by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, set for Saturday. More than 200 graduates for Georgia Northwestern. Called development authority meeting Friday.

  The annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored again by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, will host 49 kids this Saturday at the East Rome Walmart. Families will visit with police and enjoy breakfast before beginning a $200 shopping spree with police escort per child. Walmart has been very gracious and is a… Read more

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