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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.

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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Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Five local school systems among 84 statewide recognized for Farm to School Innovation at 2018 Golden Radish Awards: The award recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. This year, the… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza dedication is Oct. 20. ‘Bones of My Grandfather’ author to speak to Marine Corps League Saturday. CRBI annual fish fry is Nov. 10. Part of Leisure Drive to close Monday, Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza dedication is Oct. 20. ‘Bones of My Grandfather’ author to speak to Marine Corps League Saturday. CRBI annual fish fry is Nov. 10. Part of Leisure Drive to close Monday, Tuesday.

The Rome-Floyd Fire Department and the City of Rome invites the public to the dedication of the Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until noon. The memorial plaza honors all firefighters, past and present, in recognition of the public service these men and women provide to protect our community. The memorial is… Read more

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Rome City Schools names Becky Kemnitz Teacher of the Year; Hillary Oliver is runner up; Dr. Scott McClure is support staffer of the year.

Rome City Schools names Becky Kemnitz Teacher of the Year; Hillary Oliver is runner up; Dr. Scott McClure is support staffer of the year.

Rome City Schools announces the Support Staff of the Year as well as the runner-up and winner of the Teacher of the Year. Named Support Staff of the Year was Dr. Scott McClure, a Para-Professional for Elm Street Elementary. “I’ve experienced a lot of great moments in my life and this one is near the… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at four homes in Rome, priced from $139,900 to $399,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at four homes in Rome, priced from $139,900 to $399,000.

Hardy Realty presents your first look at four homes in Rome priced from $139,900 to $399,000. OPEN HOUSE , 1-3 this afternoon   13 Bent Oak Trail – 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in Northwoods. $258,000. 3 Breckenridge Rd. –  5 bedroom, 4.5 bath on a full unfinished basement in Maplewood neighborhood. $399,000. 114 Rollingwood Cir… Read more

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National Right to Life LifeChain Silent Prayer set for Rome today from 3-4 p.m. at Turner McCall and Broad Street.

National Right to Life LifeChain Silent Prayer set for Rome today from 3-4 p.m. at Turner McCall and Broad Street.

  The National Right to Life LifeChain Silent Prayer will take place across the nation today and in Rome from 3 to 4 p.m. at the intersection of Broad Street and Turner McCall. Members of the Knights of Columbus of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and other supporters will take part in the event.   The… Read more

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Health: Willowbrooke at Floyd sets Oct. 18 session on warning signs of youth suicide. Flu shots in Taylorsville Oct. 9, 16.

Health: Willowbrooke at Floyd sets Oct. 18 session on warning signs of youth suicide. Flu shots in Taylorsville Oct. 9, 16.

Willowbrooke at Floyd has organized a free educational event in Polk County to help parents, teachers and families learn more about recognizing the warning signs of adolescent suicide and where to get help, set for Oct. 18 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Van Wert Elementary School. Joseph Weatherspoon, District Manager of Business Development for… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic announces Oct. 18 groundbreaking for 34,000-square-foot medical office building next to its Gentilly Boulevard campus.

Health: Harbin Clinic announces Oct. 18 groundbreaking for 34,000-square-foot medical office building next to its Gentilly Boulevard campus.

  Harbin Clinic will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct.18 at 200 Gentilly Blvd. “to commemorate the beginning of our newest expansion in Cartersville.” The event is from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. The site is adjacent to Harbin’s medical offices at 150 Gentilly near Home Depot just off U.S. 41/Joe Frank Harris Parkway. A call for bids… Read more

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Funeral arrangements under way for Courtney Dubois, whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill. Vigil confirmed outside the Bartow sheriff’s office on Oct. 20.

Funeral arrangements under way for Courtney Dubois, whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill. Vigil confirmed outside the Bartow sheriff’s office on Oct. 20.

  Funeral arrangements are being made and a local vigil is planned the following day for Courtney Nicole Dubois, the 20-year-old woman whose dismembered body was found at the Bartow County Landfill on Aug. 13. Duncan-Graves Funeral Home in Presque Isle, Maine — near where Dubois grew up — is working with her relatives to… Read more

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Updated: James D. Fielder, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd Schools theft case, surrenders at Floyd County Jail.

Updated: James D. Fielder, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd Schools theft case, surrenders at Floyd County Jail.

LATEST UPDATE James David Fielder, 57, the 14th person indicted in the Floyd County Schools theft case but one of two who hadn’t been arrested as yet, surrendered at the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday. He faces six charges — four counts of violating the state’s RICO (racketeering) Act; records and reports of certain currency… Read more

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Last day to vote: Podcasts — What are we following in Northwest Georgia? And what would you like to hear? A quick survey — and some early answers.

Last day to vote: Podcasts — What are we following in Northwest Georgia? And what would you like to hear? A quick survey — and some early answers.

  Podcasts are everywhere these days, from “true crime” to sports to religion. We’re interested in knowing your thoughts and ideas when it comes to podcasts. Do you reserve part of your week — or day — to catch up on a particular subject? Do you have national favorites or Georgia-based favorites? Perhaps there are… Read more

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Health: A sudden boom in medical offices — two each in Rome and Cartersville, and one in Northeast Alabama.

Health: A sudden boom in medical offices — two each in Rome and Cartersville, and one in Northeast Alabama.

    Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama are seeing something of a surge in new medical offices — be they primary care, immediate care or urgent care. And while almost all are from the traditional players in the regional — Redmond Regional Medical Center has two and one each for Floyd and Cartersville Medical Center —… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional, SmartCare Medical Group bringing new urgent care centers to East Rome, West Rome. Includes video from ceremony, photos, closer look at Shorter Avenue clinic.

Health: Redmond Regional, SmartCare Medical Group bringing new urgent care centers to East Rome, West Rome. Includes video from ceremony, photos, closer look at Shorter Avenue clinic.

Above: Facbeook Live (in black and white?) of the Redmond announcement. Redmond Regional Medical Center broke ground Thursday afternoon for one of two new urgent care centers it is bringing to opposite ends of Rome. The ceremony was held at 1801 Turner McCall Blvd. near Zaxby’s for the East Rome clinic. It turns out all… Read more

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Thursday’s ‘Rome Remembers Burt’ is both a tribute to the late actor who was here last year for the film festival and a prelude to 2018 event set for Nov. 1-4.

Thursday’s ‘Rome Remembers Burt’ is both a tribute to the late actor who was here last year for the film festival and a prelude to 2018 event set for Nov. 1-4.

Elvis Presley had a love of jelly doughnuts. But what was one of the late Burt Reynolds’ favorite indulgences? It also included jelly — pineapple jelly — and peanut butter (Jif, by the way). Burt’s only request during his stay at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham during last year’s Rome International Film Festival was his… Read more

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Health: Polk County’s second rabies case of the year reported. How to protect your family and your animals.

Health: Polk County’s second rabies case of the year reported. How to protect your family and your animals.

Media release: Polk County’s second confirmed animal-rabies case this year has public health officials reminding everyone about the potential dangers of rabies, urging pet owners to make sure pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease. Public health is warning residents in the densely populated downtown area around East Girard Avenue, Cedartown, where the case,… Read more

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Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

Minor gas leak shuts part of Old Summerville Road this morning.

  From Floyd County Police, 5:55 a.m.: “Old Summerville is closed from Cemetery Road to the area north of Little Texas Valley because of a minor gas leak.” Floyd 911 reports a downed tree knocked some gas lines and meters over, causing the leak. Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at four homes in Rome, Silver Creek and Cedartown priced from $119,900 to $279,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at four homes in Rome, Silver Creek and Cedartown priced from $119,900 to $279,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for this afternoon: Your first look at four homes in Rome, Silver Creek and Cedartown priced from $119,900 to $279,900. Today’s open houses, 1-3 p.m 18 Crossridge Drive, Silver Creek.  3-bedroom, 1 bath, move in ready. $119,900. 3 Gregory Drive, Rome.  Spacious 3-bedroom 2.5 bath.  $264,900. 1 Berckman Lane, Rome. Beautifully remodeled Cape Cod. $279,900. 615 Collard… Read more

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