Category Archives: Polk

Heritage First Headlines. Word on the Tweet: Our news tips and a few rumors. Floyd Police seek serial burglary suspect. 17% more collisions in Rome last year. Grooms get some love at bridal expo. Weather: Inch of rain so far; sunny weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Word on the Tweet: Our news tips and a few rumors. Floyd Police seek serial burglary suspect. 17% more collisions in Rome last year. Grooms get some love at bridal expo. Weather: Inch of rain so far; sunny weekend.

  MORNING REPORT Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors. Floyd Police seek your help in finding suspect in serial burglaries in Rome, Bartow and Polk; he’s considered armed and dangerous. 2019 Rome collision statistics: 17% jump in collisions with almost a third caused… Read more

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Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

  Some Kiplinger-style updates on our nine key topics in Northwest Georgia: BUSINESS: This week should end on a plus note. A couple of things in the works are expected to gel before sunset. We’ll have the updates once final this afternoon or evening. We’re do for a little good news after a recent spike… Read more

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Business: The Season Events adds a new touch to Sunday’s bridal expo — a groom’s corner (beer included). Ball’s new aluminum cups to get Super Bowl treatment. Rome chamber’s annual meeting. Shaw honored by Forbes, Atlanta magazines.

Business: The Season Events adds a new touch to Sunday’s bridal expo — a groom’s corner (beer included). Ball’s new aluminum cups to get Super Bowl treatment. Rome chamber’s annual meeting. Shaw honored by Forbes, Atlanta magazines.

  The Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo returns to the Clarence Brown Conference Center this Sunday with exhibitors from just about every step of the process scheduled to attend. Usually an event for the bride, perhaps her mother and sisters, and bridemaids, the 2020 edition has something extra for the guys in tow. The Season Events of… Read more

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2019 Rome collision statistics: 17 percent jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks: Shorter at Redmond Circle.

2019 Rome collision statistics: 17 percent jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks: Shorter at Redmond Circle.

  From Rome Police: From 2018 to 2019, we saw an increase in total traffic collisions and injuries (collisions – 2018: 2,122/ 2019: 2,490). The most common cause of the collisions has been very consistent, following too close. The most common days for collisions to occur were found to be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with… Read more

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Floyd Police seek your help in finding suspect in serial burglaries in Rome, Bartow and Polk; he’s considered armed and dangerous.

Floyd Police seek your help in finding suspect in serial burglaries in Rome, Bartow and Polk; he’s considered armed and dangerous.

  From Floyd County Police: Investigators are seeking public assistance in finding a suspect who has been burglarizing homes and churches all across Rome and Floyd County since November. Several vehicle thefts and cases of entering an auto are also being attributed to the suspect. John James Shillibeer, 31, currently is driving a stolen gray… Read more

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Newscast: Latest news tips, rumors. 17% jump in accidents in ’19. Rants: Wreck reports on area driving; 2019 advance voting; rally coverage.

Newscast: Latest news tips, rumors. 17% jump in accidents in ’19. Rants: Wreck reports on area driving; 2019 advance voting; rally coverage.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors. 2019 Rome collision statistics: 17% jump in collisions with almost a third caused by drivers following too closely. No. 1 intersection for wrecks:… Read more

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The Druck Report. The highs, lows of Northwest Georgia from star students, a job surge, retail concerns and a Panera plug.

The Druck Report. The highs, lows of Northwest Georgia from star students, a job surge, retail concerns and a Panera plug.

Please click the above box for an audio version of today’s report. PEAK to Model High senior Brylen Cantrell for being named to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. That’s a huge honor not only for her but for Floyd County as well. It is an accolade shared with just 4,500 other students across the USA.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain should end around noon today; sunny, cooler weekend ahead. Inch of rain so far.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain should end around noon today; sunny, cooler weekend ahead. Inch of rain so far.

THE LATEST Rainfall at 1.04 inches so far (from 9 a.m. Thursday through 5 Friday morning) in Rome; in Cartersville, about a half inch. OUTLOOK We’re expecting about an inch of rain over all from Thursday and this morning, with skies clearing later in the day throughout the weekend. We’ll get back to normal temperatures… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school, local college basketball updates from Thursday night; tonight’s schedule. Hot Stove Gathering is Monday; community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school, local college basketball updates from Thursday night; tonight’s schedule. Hot Stove Gathering is Monday; community sports updates.

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. BASKETBALL/High school: Thursday’s game: Girls: Bowdon over Darlington, 47-44. Boys: Darlington 57-43 over Bowdon Tonight’s games: Gordon Central vs. Armuchee Pepperell vs. Dade Coosa vs. Chattooga Model vs. Rockmart Rome vs. East Paulding College: Berry Men’s basketball. Tonight: At Birmingham-Southern, at… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Troy’s barbecue, 87. Courtyard Rome Riverwalk, 88 (food). Dos Bros., 88. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Two held on Internet/child seduction charges. Suspects from Floyd, Bartow, Polk arrested by drug task force.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Two held on Internet/child seduction charges. Suspects from Floyd, Bartow, Polk arrested by drug task force.

    Two men held on obscene Internet contact with a child, related charges:   Two men — one from Commerce in Northeast Georgia and the other from Madisonville, Tenn.– have been arrested by Sgt. Misty Pledger of the Floyd County Police Department on Internet seduction of a child and related charges, according to Floyd… Read more

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Media release: In its fourth year of making grants, The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded $216,000 from both the Rome Impact Fund and from multiple Donor Advised Funds. “We represent a collection of funds,” said Ashley Garner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “Each year we are giving larger and larger sums of money… Read more

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Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Media release: Brylen Cantrell, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one… Read more

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State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Here:  1,100 more jobs vs. December 2018.

State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Here: 1,100 more jobs vs. December 2018.

In context: Rome/Floyd County ended 2019 with a labor force of 43,000 people, up 1,100 from December of 2018, according to the state Department of Labor. First-time jobless claims likewise spiked in the month across Northwest Georgia. We’re checking with the state to ensure accuracy before posting those. Media release: State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler… Read more

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Newscast: Sheriff’s race: $156,000 in contributions so far. Job surge in December. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs, lows in NW Georgia.

Newscast: Sheriff’s race: $156,000 in contributions so far. Job surge in December. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs, lows in NW Georgia.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Politics: Sheriff’s race saw nearly $156,000 in contributions through Dec. 31, half of which already has been spent. Also: Superior court judge report. Jobs: State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Model High’s Brylen… Read more

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