Category Archives: Polk

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood warning for central Polk County.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood warning for central Polk County.

THE LATEST THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… NORTHEASTERN HARALSON COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… SOUTH CENTRAL POLK COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… * UNTIL 315 AM EDT. * AT 919 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED.… Read more

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CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

  Media release: Michael McEarchern has been sentenced for attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, promising $10,000 and two Atlanta Hawks basketball tickets as payment for the murder. “McEarchern was serious about having his ex-wife killed and provided $800 as a down payment for her murder,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “The… Read more

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Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

  THE LATEST Jeanne Betz, missing since Sunday afternoon and found Monday morning, was found in a wooded area not too far from where she stays in southern Floyd County near Booger Hollow Road, says Floyd County Police spokesman Jerome Poole. She was dehydrated, had bug bites and a few scraped up a bit when… Read more

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Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

From Calhoun Police, Monday, noon: “On Sunday July 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office contacted Calhoun Police in reference to a body being discovered in a wooded area off Kirby Road.  Deputies had searched the area over the weekend after receiving a missing person’s report. “Police detectives along… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Missing woman found alive. Calhoun Police identify body; order GBI autopsy. Churches, community groups helping kids in need with school supplies. Emergency drill set for Tuesday morning. Thatcher’s barbecue hopes to open in Summerville by summer’s end. Final week to vote in advance of July 24 runoff.

Heritage First Headlines: Missing woman found alive. Calhoun Police identify body; order GBI autopsy. Churches, community groups helping kids in need with school supplies. Emergency drill set for Tuesday morning. Thatcher’s barbecue hopes to open in Summerville by summer’s end. Final week to vote in advance of July 24 runoff.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST UPDATES -Missing woman in Floyd County found, alive. -Calhoun Police identify body found Sunday as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. -Reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County, Polk County jails. MORNING UPDATE Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with… Read more

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Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net In less than a month, local students will return to the classroom. The start of the school year can be a big expense for families with the purchase of school supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes, new clothes and shoes among the necessities. Locally, there are many families who struggle to purchase school supplies… Read more

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Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue hopes to open in Summerville within 30-45 days. A closer look at the growing regional chain already in Calhoun — and once in Rosedale.

Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue hopes to open in Summerville within 30-45 days. A closer look at the growing regional chain already in Calhoun — and once in Rosedale.

  The newest player in Northwest Georgia’s barbecue addiction is getting closer and closer. Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill, with four locations including Calhoun and two more on the way (Ootlewah, Tenn., as well as Summerville), is as anxious to open as are barbecue fans. The Summerville restaurant is at 10070 Commerce St. Says John Thatcher:… Read more

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Politics: 104 cast ballots in Floyd on Monday; advance voting continues today-Friday. Political calendar for the week ahead.

Politics: 104 cast ballots in Floyd on Monday; advance voting continues today-Friday. Political calendar for the week ahead.

Tuesday: The Rome TEA Party will host its monthly Lunch Bunch at Fuddruckers, noon-1 p.m. The program will feature Rome attorneys David Guldenschuh and Joel Thornton speaking about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. For more: Mike Morton 706-346-3400. Saturday: The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County for a presentation intended… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves get that elusive W with a 1-0 win vs. Augusta; rematch tonight. Local college, high school football links.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves get that elusive W with a 1-0 win vs. Augusta; rematch tonight. Local college, high school football links.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves snap five-game losing streak with 1-0 win in Augusta Sunday.  Media release: The Greenjackets lost 1-0 against the Rome Braves on Sunday night. Aaron Phillips came ready to play in his third start against the Rome Braves this season. Phillips was dominate… Read more

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Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Nestled in eastern Floyd County, Morrison Campground has been a place of spiritual revival and memory-making for generations of families across the Southeast for the last 150 years. The Christian revival church camp meets this week as it has every July for 10 days for “old fashion arbor-style” revivals and… Read more

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Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

MarsFest coming to Tellus Science Museum: On Saturday, July 28, Mars will be at opposition, meaning the red planet and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of the Earth. This will be just a few days before Mars is closest to Earth in its orbit at a distance of only 35.9 million miles.… Read more

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