Category Archives: Polk

Education: Pepperell High’s Leah Streams, Ailyn Rodriguez as well as Rome High’s Bethany Allison, Johs Hart and Sam Thomas to represent Floyd and Rome schools at Georgia Music Educators Association’s all-state chorus.

Education: Pepperell High’s Leah Streams, Ailyn Rodriguez as well as Rome High’s Bethany Allison, Johs Hart and Sam Thomas to represent Floyd and Rome schools at Georgia Music Educators Association’s all-state chorus.

The event will be held Feb. 17-19 at The Classic Center. GMEA events at the Classic Center include In-Service Conference, All-State Band, All-State Chorus, All-State Orchestra, Statewide Elementary Honor Chorus, and Sixth Grade Statewide Honor Chorus. For more. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gorgeous weekend ahead with highs mostly in the low 70s, sunny skies.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gorgeous weekend ahead with highs mostly in the low 70s, sunny skies.

  OUTLOOK A trace of rain likely late Sunday into early Monday and then temperatures drop back to the upper 50s. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind around 5 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: More changes for area schools proposed by Georgia High School Association. Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal. Latest updates on Georgia-Alabama SEC Championship game this Saturday. Falcons’ updates; host Bucs Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOL By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Just when high schools in Georgia thought the 2022-24 reclassification process was complete and… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Media release: Damon Thomas Young, a/k/a Morgan Sylvia, has been sentenced for his fraud scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers, while serving a 20-year state sentence as an inmate with the Georgia Department of Corrections. “Young schemed to steal millions of dollars’ worth of heavy equipment while serving a… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

Today’s first headlines: Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘ Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 3 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee,… Read more

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Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade. Best in Parade – Pridemore and Cox Orthodonics (above video, Polar Express) Adult 1st Place – Floyd Republican Party 2nd Place – Bloomin T’s Boutique 3rd Place – Coosa Valley Credit Union 4th Place – Floyd Home Health Care 5th Place – Pruitt Hospice 6th Place –  McClain Sealock Post 136 of the American Legion Children 1st Place –… Read more

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Business: Pam Powers-Smith named Rome Floyd Chamber’s president and CEO, the third person to hold that title since January 2019.

Business: Pam Powers-Smith named Rome Floyd Chamber’s president and CEO, the third person to hold that title since January 2019.

  In context: The Rome Floyd Chamber has its third president/chief executive officer in as many years. Pam Powers-Smith, who had served as the chamber’s interim leader since Jeanne Krueger announced her resignation in early November, is now her official replacement. Krueger replaced Al Hodge who retired in January 2020 after more than 20 years… Read more

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With the Toys for Tots facing increased calls for assistance, the Rome campaign gets a huge boost from Hardy Realty. Plus some great news for the Santa Bike Patrol (thanks, Walmart).

With the Toys for Tots facing increased calls for assistance, the Rome campaign gets a huge boost from Hardy Realty. Plus some great news for the Santa Bike Patrol (thanks, Walmart).

A year ago at this time, Linda Hatcher had counted some 400 requests from Floyd County families alone for assistance for Christmas. As of Tuesday, hours before the midnight deadline, that Floyd County number alone was at 818. Hatcher, who coordinates the Toys for Tots program that served 3,000 families in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga… Read more

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Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police, family and friends continue a nearly three-month search for a missing Rome man identified as James Kevin Bradshaw. The latest update follows: Media release: The Rome Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of James Kevin Bradshaw, 41, of Rome. Police are asking for the assistance of Floyd County residents, businesses, and/or visitors for… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern fall graduations this Thursday. GNTC student climbing at Roper. Highlands’ teacher mixes accounting, ‘real world.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern fall graduations this Thursday. GNTC student climbing at Roper. Highlands’ teacher mixes accounting, ‘real world.’

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Buzz: Salvation Army’s ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is this Friday — with drive-through donations available. ‘A Bing Crosby Christmas’ at Civic Auditorium Dec. 20.  Also: Recycling center adds cardboard area.

Buzz: Salvation Army’s ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is this Friday — with drive-through donations available. ‘A Bing Crosby Christmas’ at Civic Auditorium Dec. 20. Also: Recycling center adds cardboard area.

The Salvation Army of Rome’s 2021 “Stock our Shelves” (SOS) canned food drive is this Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and features drive-through service at 317 E. First Ave. or 310 E. Second Ave. Area residents are asked to donate canned and non-perishable food for future distribution in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties. For more: 706-291-4745. “A Bing… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Check these afternoon highs: 66 today, 70 on Thursday and 73 on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Check these afternoon highs: 66 today, 70 on Thursday and 73 on Friday.

  OUTLOOK Gorgeous few days ahead with sunny skies, highs reaching 73 by Friday. FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Southwest 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: SEC Network announces programming surrounding UGA-Alabama championship game.  Georgia holds at no. 1 in playoff rankings. Braves extend Brian Snitker’s contract through the 2024 season. ACC Network coming to Xfinity. Armuchee earns county sports trophy.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: SEC Network announces programming surrounding UGA-Alabama championship game. Georgia holds at no. 1 in playoff rankings. Braves extend Brian Snitker’s contract through the 2024 season. ACC Network coming to Xfinity. Armuchee earns county sports trophy.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s games: Calhoun hosts Blessed Trinity. Cedartown at Carver. John McClellan’s high school football playoff predictions: Close wins for Cedartown, Calhoun this… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Crowds, Christmas line Broad Street — and more parades are on the way. November’s COVID toll was the lightest in several months. Powers-Smith named Rome chamber president. Toys for Tots gets key boost; Santa Bike Patrol, too..

First National Community Bank headlines. Crowds, Christmas line Broad Street — and more parades are on the way. November’s COVID toll was the lightest in several months. Powers-Smith named Rome chamber president. Toys for Tots gets key boost; Santa Bike Patrol, too..

Today’s first headlines: Parade: A gorgeous night, a spirited crowd and a steady stream of floats, bands and trucks rocked Broad Street Tuesday night as the Christmas parade returned. Plus: Eight more parades set across Northwest Georgia. 32 COVID deaths, 18 ‘probable’ deaths in NW Georgia in November; lowest since August. 20 virus patients in… Read more

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Business: New home of Buffalo Wild Wings on the market for just over $3 million. October was an up month for Greater Rome Realtors.

Business: New home of Buffalo Wild Wings on the market for just over $3 million. October was an up month for Greater Rome Realtors.

Even as refit continues, the pending home of Buffalo Wild Wings in Rome is on the market: You can watch the renovations under way at the most recently home of O’Charley’s on Turner McCall on the commute each day. Current plans call for Buffalo Wild Wings to open there by March (maybe sooner). Bull Realty… Read more

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Education: Berry among 420 listed in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.

Education: Berry among 420 listed in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.

    Princeton Review recently recognized Berry College’s initiatives to be an environmentally aware institution. Berry is one of 420 colleges named in the 2022 edition of the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. The profiles in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges present information on each school’s use of renewable energy, its recycling and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Clear, low 50s for the parade tonight and then warming temperatures with 70 due Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Clear, low 50s for the parade tonight and then warming temperatures with 70 due Friday.

  OUTLOOK Sunny, clear skies for the rest of the week with temperatures increasing up to 70 degrees on Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Calm wind. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near… Read more

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