Category Archives: Polk

Latest Heritage First Headlines:  Who gets custody of economic development as Hodge retires from chamber? Some changes coming to Dean Avenue/Ga. 101. Funeral set for woman found at Bartow landfill. Florida pilot was headed to Calhoun to see relatives. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon efforts under way to help hurricane victims.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Who gets custody of economic development as Hodge retires from chamber? Some changes coming to Dean Avenue/Ga. 101. Funeral set for woman found at Bartow landfill. Florida pilot was headed to Calhoun to see relatives. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon efforts under way to help hurricane victims.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT At issue: Economic development up for grabs? There’s a potential custody battle simmering as Hodge retires from chamber. Development Business: Al Hodge announces retirement from Rome Floyd Chamber in early 2019. Hodge Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Six-tenths of an inch of rain so far, cooler temperatures due next.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Six-tenths of an inch of rain so far, cooler temperatures due next.

  THE LATEST From the YMCA: Grizzard Park is closed this evening because of the rain. From Parks and Rec: Because of the weather, all softball and baseball games for today (10/16) are canceled. Rainfall through 6 p.m.: 0.62 of an inch in Rome. FORECAST Tuesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.… Read more

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Updated: Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla. More from Paulding Sheriff’s Office.

Updated: Pilot killed in Saturday plane crash near Paulding/Bartow line identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla. More from Paulding Sheriff’s Office.

  MONDAY UPDATES The pilot who died in the Saturday afternoon plane crash near the Paulding/Bartow County line has been identified as Paul Deep of Middleburg, Fla., according to Paulding County Coroner Lindsey Eberhart Fuller. An exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy, she says, adding that medical issues could be a factor.… Read more

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Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Funeral service for Courtney Dubois, whose remains were found in Bartow County, for Saturday in Maine; local vigil planned that day outside the sheriff’s office.

Several updates today on Courtney Dubois, who had been living in Fairmont, W.Va., prior to her dismembered body being discovered in Bartow County more than two months ago OBITUARY Limestone, Maine – Courtney Nicole Dubois, 20, passed away on August 13, 2018, in Georgia.  Courtney was born in Jacksonville, N.C., on February 2, 1998,  the… Read more

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It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

  It’s a huge week in terms of grand openings and ribbon cuttings in Northwest Georgia. Blend all the projects together and you’re talking about an estimated $200 million in combined investment that has wrapped up or else is getting under way. Three of the four projects are based in Cartersville while the fourth –… Read more

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Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Politics/candidate profiles: Q&A with candidates running for state Senate District 52 and state House District 13.

Among the items on the Nov. 6th ballot will be race for state Senate District 52 (includes Floyd and parts of Bartow, Chattooga and Gordon) and state House District 13 (Rome). For Senate District 52, Republican incumbent Chuck Hufstetler faces Democratic challenger Evan Ross. For House District 13, Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey faces Democratic challenger… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

September snapshot from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: A look at last month’s data compared to the same month a year ago: Home sales: 89, a 3.3 percent drop. Average sales price: $160,139, up 2.9 percent. Active listings: 380 homes, up 2.4 percent. New listings: 119, up 2.6 percent. Gas prices declined over the weekend and that trend… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fickle fall weather with a high today of 86, low early Thursday of 47.

FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph after midnight. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: A… Read more

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John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win.

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 Darlington Tigers stayed in prime contention for the Region 6-A championship with a Friday night win over Trion. The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes barely kept their unbeaten streak intact with a late win over… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks; latest football rankings; softball and volleyball playoffs continue. Georgia drops to no. 8 with loss. Falcons get second W of the season.

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 picks for 14 high school games this Friday: Model over Gordon Central, Pepperell to beat Dade County. Rome, Cartersville Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington should win. McClellan -Football rankings: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no.… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week.  Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: $200 million worth of openings, ground breakings this week. Candidate profiles for state House, Senate races. Advance voting under way. John McClellan’s high school picks; latest rankings. Weather: 86 today, 47 by Thursday morning.

    LATEST HEADLINES Gordon Sheriff: Man missing from the Ranger community since Friday has been found and is safe; investigation is continuing. Updates Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

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 The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 35th consecutive win Friday. Now 8-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville drops a spot to no. 5 after close win over Sandy Creek.… Read more

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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia drops no. 8 following loss to LSU. Berry now 7-0 on season. Shorter falls again. Coosa Volleyball takes first place in region tournament. Falcons host Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia drops no. 8 following loss to LSU. Berry now 7-0 on season. Shorter falls again. Coosa Volleyball takes first place in region tournament. Falcons host Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Georgia drops from no. 2 to no. 8 in latest AP Top 25 football poll: LSU’s upset knocked the Bulldogs from the no. 2 spot behind Alabama and also allowed the Tigers to climb to the no. 5 spot. LSU was… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Pilot dead in small plane crash near Bartow/Paulding County line. Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek. Weekend guide: Air show takes to skies again, plus photos. Mega Millions jackpot grows.

Heritage First Headlines: Pilot dead in small plane crash near Bartow/Paulding County line. Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek. Weekend guide: Air show takes to skies again, plus photos. Mega Millions jackpot grows.

Pilot dead following small plane crash near Paulding/Bartow county line. WXIA: Flight started in Gainesville, Fla., was en route to Calhoun. Crash Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more. Business Gordon Sheriff and GBI seek help to find missing man from Ranger community. Missing Mega Millions… Read more

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Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more.

Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more.

  Southern Glam, a new boutique salon, is now open in Silver Creek at 4466 Rockmart Rd. The new shop is a combination of Hair by Heather Salon, owned by Heather Shirley, and Southern Charm Design, Events and Photography, owned by Misty Golden. “We have been friends for a long time and have always talked… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

About this page: The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com. Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: Mostly sunny, high near 80 today. SUNDAY Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” Showtime at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the DeSoto Theatre.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Cooler temps return by midweek.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Cooler temps return by midweek.

  OUTLOOK Mostly sunny, high near 80 today. Slight rain chance on Monday and then cooler temps by midweek back in low 70s. FORECAST Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Monday: A 20 percent chance of… Read more

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