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Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop resigns after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June.

Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop resigns after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June.

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.     Look for more changes at State Mutual Stadium in 2020 aside from all the enhancements under way. Jim Bishop, who was named vice president and general manager of the Rome Braves in September 2017, has left. This note was shared from… Read more

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Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

–Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. –Or hear Just the Rant by clicking here. A busy Thursday news report starts here: What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project. Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop leaves after two seasons; change comes… Read more

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The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

  That was one of Paul Harvey’s greatest quotes as he tried to frame some national or world happening that didn’t quite jibe with the way most thought things should be. There’s a lot of that happening these days, especially in football and politics. Please consider these examples: Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech: Georgia’s senior U.S.… Read more

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Buzz: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church’s Lessons and Carols service is Sunday. Seniors’ tax exemption rally is Dec. 17. Also: Job fair, development authority meeting.

Buzz: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church’s Lessons and Carols service is Sunday. Seniors’ tax exemption rally is Dec. 17. Also: Job fair, development authority meeting.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at 42 Ash St. will have its annual Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. For more: 706-506-1241. A public information meeting and rally supporting improvements in Senior School Tax Exemptions is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Clarence Brown Center on Ga. 20.  Members of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 62 today; low 50s for parades tonight in Cartersville, Rockmart. Today’s weather photo.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 62 today; low 50s for parades tonight in Cartersville, Rockmart. Today’s weather photo.

  OUTLOOK Parade forecast tonight for Cartersville and Rockmart looks good: 52 degrees, clear skies and a slight breeze. About two-tenths of an inch of rain on Friday. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind. Friday: A 50 percent… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown fires football coach Doyle Kelley after 20-12 record over three seasons. Rome Braves searching for new general manager. Georgia vs. LSU for SEC Title, playoff spot set for 4 p.m. Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown fires football coach Doyle Kelley after 20-12 record over three seasons. Rome Braves searching for new general manager. Georgia vs. LSU for SEC Title, playoff spot set for 4 p.m. 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.     WGAA 106.1 FM and AM 1340 in Cedartown was the first to report that Cedartown High had dismissed Head Footbal coach Doyle Kelley. What makes the situation a bit dicey, as Kelley will outline in the letter below, is who… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72/C for Rome pizza shop.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72/C for Rome pizza shop.

FLOYD New China Buffet, Redmond, 87. Pick-o-deli, 85. Cici’s Pizza, 72. Last inspection: 91 on April 15. 3-1C Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(1)] Observed multiple cans of pineapple with dents on the seal. CA: PIC discarded cans. Discussed designating a separate labelled shelf for dented can storage.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 4-2B Violation of Code: [511-6-1.05(7)(b)] Observed beverage nozzles not… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. All that work at Shannon industrial site just a dirt transfer. Rome Braves general manager resigns. School resource officer helps saves student. Another high school coach out. Parades tonight: Cartersville, Rockmart; weather looks fine.

Heritage First Headlines. All that work at Shannon industrial site just a dirt transfer. Rome Braves general manager resigns. School resource officer helps saves student. Another high school coach out. Parades tonight: Cartersville, Rockmart; weather looks fine.

Morning Report What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project. Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop leaves after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June. Bartow school officer’s quick response helps save choking 11-year-old student.… Read more

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Kemp announces Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. Latest updates, reaction.

Kemp announces Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. Latest updates, reaction.

Kemp names Georgia’s next U.S. senator: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp make if official Wednesday morning, naming Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate seat Johnny Isakson will leave on Dec. 31. You can watch the announcement in the above Facebook Live video. Kemp’s statement: “From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has lived… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

MORNING REPORT Rome’s Christmas Parade: Photos from Tuesday night’s trip down Broad Street. Plus: This year’s winning entries. Next up: Cartersville, Rockmart on Thursday evening. State helping to investigate a house fire that took the life of a 69-year-old Gordon County man. Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week. Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout… Read more

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Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week with specials (see Tuesday). Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout for SEC Championship game at Rome City Brewing on Saturday.

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week with specials (see Tuesday). Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout for SEC Championship game at Rome City Brewing on Saturday.

That’s been a fast first year for Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue, which was built on the site of the former Dwarf House. It opened the morning of Dec. 13, 2018, and hasn’t slowed down since. The Riverside Parkway “container” location — which offered much of Chick-fil-A’s menu during the construction period — also remains… Read more

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Updated: Another week of “high” level flu activity in Georgia. Hardest hit age group so far: 18 through 49. New reporting from Georgia Health News.

Updated: Another week of “high” level flu activity in Georgia. Hardest hit age group so far: 18 through 49. New reporting from Georgia Health News.

  The latest reports continue to show a high level of flu activity in the state, based on Georgia Department of Health data. So far, 88 people have been hospitalized in the metro area for the illness. Most are in 18-49 age group, or 30 in all. Thirteen others were 50-64 and 18 were 65 and older.… Read more

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Newscast: Christmas parade lights up Rome. Fire death investigated. Dining updates. Rant: Paul Harvey was right; ‘it’s not one world.’ (Also available: Just the Rant).

Newscast: Christmas parade lights up Rome. Fire death investigated. Dining updates. Rant: Paul Harvey was right; ‘it’s not one world.’ (Also available: Just the Rant).

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. -Just the Rant: Paul Harvey was right; “it’s not one world.” Click here. Suddenly realizing Christmas is three weeks from today, these items: Rome’s Christmas Parade: Photos from Tuesday night’s trip down Broad Street. Plus: This year’s winning entries.Next up: Cartersville and Rockmart. State helping… Read more

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The Druck Report. Too soon to talk Black Friday 2020? Lots of retail changes once again on the way.

The Druck Report. Too soon to talk Black Friday 2020? Lots of retail changes once again on the way.

  >Please click the above item to hear the Rant of the Day or click here.   Congratulations on surviving the retail blitz of 2019. Any cash you have left today is being sought by the growing number of open palms taking part in Giving Tuesday. You’ve weathered Black Friday which began on Thanksgiving for… Read more

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Buzz: Darlington announces senior scholarships. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday.  21st Annual Christmas at First Baptist concert is Sunday. Updates on Gordon Health Department.

Buzz: Darlington announces senior scholarships. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday. 21st Annual Christmas at First Baptist concert is Sunday. Updates on Gordon Health Department.

  Darlington’s College Guidance Office announces the following college scholarships reported between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1: Caleb Baldwin has earned an $80,000 Mercer University Academic Scholarship. He is the son of Cristy and Joseph Baldwin of Rome. Hank Crawford has earned an $80,000 Mercer University Academic Scholarship. He is the son of Madge (’84) and Cooper (’83) Crawford… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit warmer through Sunday; some rain expected on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit warmer through Sunday; some rain expected on Friday.

  OUTLOOK A bit warmer through Sunday, with highs mostly in the upper 50s. Light rain possible midday Friday. FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: UGA holds at no. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings; key game Saturday vs. No. 2 LSU. Ohio State in top spot wth Clemson no. 3.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: UGA holds at no. 4 in latest College Football Playoff rankings; key game Saturday vs. No. 2 LSU. Ohio State in top spot wth Clemson no. 3.

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.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL College Football Playoff rankings. Georgia maintained the no. 4 spot in the weekly College Football Playoff rankings with the Bulldogs’ opponents in Saturday’s SEC Championship, LSU, in the no. 2 spot with Ohio State listed as no. 1. … Read more

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