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Cartersville media release

  -We’ve added the police statement into our ongoing story on the Wednesday tragedy. -Entire update now at https://wp.me/p9XDgJ-Enq   ​At approximately 1:37p.m., on June 20, 2018, Cartersville Police Officers were dispatched to the law office of Antonio Mari, 605 North Tennessee Street, in reference to a shooting reported to the Bartow 911 dispatch center.… Read more

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Health: A different type of Fathers Day story — Doctors Paul and Bennett Brock operating together in Rome, learning from each other.

Health: A different type of Fathers Day story — Doctors Paul and Bennett Brock operating together in Rome, learning from each other.

  From Harbin Clinic: A father and son sharing a meal at Waffle House at 4:30 in the morning isn’t that uncommon. But for Dr. Paul Brock and his son, Dr. Bennett Brock, the shared meal came after finishing emergency surgery. Dr. Paul Brock is a general surgeon at Harbin Clinic and has been serving people… Read more

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Parrothead Paradise Night with Scott Thompson at the Rome Braves

Parrothead Paradise Night with Scott Thompson at the Rome Braves

The Parrot Heads were out in full force Saturday night for the annual Parrot Head Parade Night at State Mutual Stadium. Scott Thompson performed following the Braves’ game with Lexington. Photos by Mills Fitzner. For more game and fan photos, please click photo gallery. Please click or double click each photo for a larger image. Read more

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Rome Police: Vega dies

This story can now be found here: Rome Police now investigating two weekend shooting deaths as Friday night victim dies. Plus: Break-in at latest victim’s home. Developing story at https://wp.me/p9XDgJ-EiO   From Assistant Police Chief Debbie Burnett: UPDATE ON CRYSTAL DAWN VEGA Ms. Vega died as a result of the gunshot wound. She has been… Read more

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Search continues for suspect who robbed Dollar General, struck employee with the handgun.

Search continues for suspect who robbed Dollar General, struck employee with the handgun.

From Rome Police Lt. John Walters Sr.: On June 13,  at approximately 12:10 p.m., a call came into the E911 system advising there was a robbery occurring at the Dollar General located at 25 Central Plaza. We were informed that a black male armed with a handgun  was still in the store when the call… Read more

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Buzz: ‘Sing for Their Supper’ raises more than $7,000 for Community Kitchen; will return in 2019. Reminder: Scrap tire amnesty day is June 23.

Buzz: ‘Sing for Their Supper’ raises more than $7,000 for Community Kitchen; will return in 2019. Reminder: Scrap tire amnesty day is June 23.

  Sing for Their Supper a hit; will return for third year: Good news Wednesday on the outcome of last Friday’s Sing for Their Supper, a benefit to raise funds for the Community Kitchen. The event raised more than $7,000, double from the previous year. It was held at The Vogue, the newly restyled events… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Automotive Technology students to compete in ‘The Great Race,’ from Buffalo to Nova Scotia. Team DeSoto can’t use cells, GPS or laptops.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Automotive Technology students to compete in ‘The Great Race,’ from Buffalo to Nova Scotia. Team DeSoto can’t use cells, GPS or laptops.

Media release: Students in Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s  Automotive Technology program will have a once in a lifetime experience when they compete in The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage vehicles race that begins in Buffalo, N.Y., and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cross-country race will take place from June 23 to July… Read more

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Business Monday: Cartersville project also sees new commercial real estate player in Northwest Georgia. Gas prices down 3 cents a gallon across Georgia.

Business Monday: Cartersville project also sees new commercial real estate player in Northwest Georgia. Gas prices down 3 cents a gallon across Georgia.

  Streetside Retail, a new Atlanta commercial real estate investment and development company, is wasting no time in redeveloping the Los Reyes restaurant site at 122 N. Morningside Drive. One client already booked for the site is Peachtree Immediate Care. In an earlier interview, Bill Miller, chief executive officer of CRH Healthcare, confirmed the company is “taking about… Read more

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Braves win in a walkoff, 5-4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Braves win in a walkoff, 5-4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Please click or double click each image for a larger view. For the latest sports updates, please see http://bit.ly/hometownsports061018 For Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery for the past 10 seasons, please click: http://photosbymills.blogspot.com/ Read more

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Rome Braves fall to Kannapolis, 8-3.  Photos by Mills Fitzner

Rome Braves fall to Kannapolis, 8-3. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Please click once or twice on each photo for a larger image. For more sports, please see http://bit.ly/hometownsports060918 Read more

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17 civil suits filed against Darlington, renewing sexual abuse claims against a former teacher in the ’70s and ’80s.

17 civil suits filed against Darlington, renewing sexual abuse claims against a former teacher in the ’70s and ’80s.

  Seventeen civil suits have been filed in the Oconee County Superior Court, alleging sexual abuse by a former Darlington teacher in the 1970s and 1980s, according to Penn Law Group, which is representing the plaintiffs. Seven new names are involved in the latest filings, in addition to nine others from an earlier accusation as well… Read more

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Education: David Adam Scholarship makes attending Georgia Northwestern a Cedartown fit for Nahomy Diaz and Quentin Shadden.

Education: David Adam Scholarship makes attending Georgia Northwestern a Cedartown fit for Nahomy Diaz and Quentin Shadden.

  Nahomy Diaz and Quentin Shadden of Cedartown were selected to receive the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School. Two scholarships are awarded annually to two graduates of Cedartown High School… Read more

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Petition seeks eight-step change in downtown parking plan as issue goes before City Commission again on Monday.

Petition seeks eight-step change in downtown parking plan as issue goes before City Commission again on Monday.

  Rome’s downtown parking debate is far from over. In recent days, Ira Levy — the man many credit with spurring the revival of Broad Street thanks to various projects in the downtown neighborhoods — and colleagues have been circulating a petition, in part to power a bid to the City Commission to revisit the… Read more

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Downtown: No changes to the Spirit of the Sun River Festival and Chieftain’s Challenge race on July 7 following Saturday’s Big Float close calls.

Downtown: No changes to the Spirit of the Sun River Festival and Chieftain’s Challenge race on July 7 following Saturday’s Big Float close calls.

  Saturday’s scary ending to the Big Float isn’t deterring the Downtown Development Authority from moving ahead with plans for the next “first Saturday” event, this one with river-based duration races and called Spirit of the Sun set for July 7. Tuesday afternoon, the following was posted on the Downtown Rome, Ga., Facebook page: “We… Read more

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Health: Floyd RN’s special attention to elderly couple in need rewarded.

Health: Floyd RN’s special attention to elderly couple in need rewarded.

Media release: Shelby Chumley knew what to do, and for an elderly couple at Floyd Medical Center, that made all the difference. A 90-year-old woman was being treated for the flu and her husband, 93, was worried. Chumley, a registered nurse at Floyd, showed the compassion and clinical skills that are hallmarks at Floyd. As… Read more

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