Category Archives: Polk

Health: HCA, parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical, at odds with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Existing services could be ‘out of network’ by Oct. 1.

Health: HCA, parent company of Redmond Regional and Cartersville Medical, at odds with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Existing services could be ‘out of network’ by Oct. 1.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Unless an agreement can be reached in the next seven days, Hospital Corporation of America facilities and physicians — including Redmond Regional Medical Center and Cartersville Medical Center — will be out of network for thousands of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia members in the state. The current three-year contract between HCA… Read more

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Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Friends and family from around the globe came together Sunday to celebrate one special man, Rome’s own Vance Luke. He will turn 100 years old on Tuesday and his family, friends and fellow church members at First Presbyterian Church of Rome celebrated his life of service that still includes annual mission… Read more

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Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

  We could fill a website with the success former Model High phenom Tim Reynolds has had since his days in Rome to Berklee College of Music in Boston and beyond. And now comes word of another achievement. Here’s how Tim describes it on his Facebook page: “Always dreamed of doing this since I was… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Less heat this week but perhaps 1.5 inches of rain on the way.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Less heat this week but perhaps 1.5 inches of rain on the way.

  OUTLOOK More widespread development of showers and thunderstorms is expected daily through the week. A few strong storms will be possible with gusty winds, frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: A… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The Pepperell Dragons and Model Blue Devils captured bug wins over Floyd County rivals to move to 2-0 in Region 7-AA and move in prime contention for state playoff berths. The Cartersville Purple… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Latest rankings: Rome, Calhoun no. 1; Cartersville, no. 4; Rockmart, 5.  Georgia holds at no. 2 in college rankings. Update on injured Berry player.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks for Friday. Latest rankings: Rome, Calhoun no. 1; Cartersville, no. 4; Rockmart, 5. Georgia holds at no. 2 in college rankings. Update on injured Berry player.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan’s high school football picks: Coosa over Armuchee; Pepperell to top Model. Rome, Cartersville, Rockmart, Cedartown (Thursday) to cruise. Darlington by 12 over Christian Heritage. McClellan High school rankings:  Rome, Calhoun remain no. 1 at midpoint… Read more

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Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Monday’s reports: Our first posts might be an hour later than usual on Monday. 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… Read more

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Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Fifth murder in Rome since mid-June.

  Rome Police media release: On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4:20 a.m., E-911 advised that multiple subjects were calling about possible gun shots in the area of North Broad Street and Church Street.  While en route to the area, Sgt. Hutchins observed a silver Jeep traveling at a high rate of speed pulling into Floyd Medical… Read more

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Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

Two Cartersville men charged with murder, aggravated assault by Butts County authorities as investigation continues into Bartow man’s slaying.

THE LATEST From the Butts County Sheriff’s Office: “Steven Alford Jacobs and Emmanuel James Nesbitt, both of Cartersville, have been charged with aggravated assault and murder in the shooting death of Curtis Author Pitts. More charges are expected.” Bartow County Jail reports show Alford and Nesbitt were custody there on Saturday, each charged with misdemeanor… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Update: High school rankings: Rome, Calhoun remain no. 1 at midpoint of regular season; Cartersville drops to no. 4 in 4A; Rockmart holds at no. 5 in 2A; Darlington drops out of A Private.

Chick-fil-A Sports Update: High school rankings: Rome, Calhoun remain no. 1 at midpoint of regular season; Cartersville drops to no. 4 in 4A; Rockmart holds at no. 5 in 2A; Darlington drops out of A Private.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 32th consecutive win Friday. Now 5-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville drops from no. 3 to no. 4 after close call at Cedartown; … Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia holds at no. 2 in AP Top 25; Tide no. 1, LSU no. 5. Falcons fall in OT to Saints. Berry Vikings get tough win in OT. Shorter falls at Valdosta State. Atlanta Braves clinch NL East Division.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia holds at no. 2 in AP Top 25; Tide no. 1, LSU no. 5. Falcons fall in OT to Saints. Berry Vikings get tough win in OT. Shorter falls at Valdosta State. Atlanta Braves clinch NL East Division.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Three of AP’s Top 25 from the SEC: Georgia remained no. 2 in the latest AP rankings, 13 points ahead of no. 3 Clemson (which decimated Georgia Tech on Saturday). Alabama was no. 1 again with LSU — at 4-0 —… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: 1 dead, 3 shot in Rome. Two arrested in murder of Cartersville man found in Butts County. Shorter puts 4.2 acres back on market. Ware Mechanical changing owners within family. Weekend guide.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: 1 dead, 3 shot in Rome. Two arrested in murder of Cartersville man found in Butts County. Shorter puts 4.2 acres back on market. Ware Mechanical changing owners within family. Weekend guide.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Rome Police: One dead, three others wounded in early Sunday shooting in North Rome. Two Cartersville men charged with murder after Bartow man found shot to death in Butts County. Murder MORNING HEADLINES Shorter University puts 4.2 acres of property along Shorter… Read more

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Shorter University puts 4.2 acres of property along Shorter Avenue back on market for $1.5 million after Butler Group pulls out of deal.

Shorter University puts 4.2 acres of property along Shorter Avenue back on market for $1.5 million after Butler Group pulls out of deal.

Shorter University has put approximately 4.2 acres of land along Shorter Avenue back on the market for $1.5 million after the deal for the Butler Plaza development collapsed last month. The property is listed with Toles, Temple and Wright Real Estate with Craig McDaniel as listing agent. From the listing: This valuable property is currently… Read more

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Business: Ware Mechanical ownership changing hands as Mike Littlejohn set to retire in October passing company to son, B.J.

Business: Ware Mechanical ownership changing hands as Mike Littlejohn set to retire in October passing company to son, B.J.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net After 45 years in the heating and air business, Ware Mechanical’s Mike Littlejohn is ready to hang up his tool belt and travel the world. He will be retiring in October from the company he founded in 1984 with Bud Ware. Littlejohn is passing the business down to the next generation… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: One Community United’s One Table, Christian music concert at Berry. A look ahead to next weekend with Harbin Hero Hustle.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: One Community United’s One Table, Christian music concert at Berry. A look ahead to next weekend with Harbin Hero Hustle.

  Hometown Headlines’ Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. Below please find some of the key events for this Friday through Sunday. To be included in future editions, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  SUNDAY One Community United’s One Table, 6:30 p.m.  A Five-Course Sunset… Read more

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