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State Patrol: Pedestrian struck, killed on U.S. 27 near Armuchee High School Thursday night.

State Patrol: Pedestrian struck, killed on U.S. 27 near Armuchee High School Thursday night.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: This crash occurred around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3. A 2015 Kia Optima, driven by Ashlynn Nicole Pattison, 19, of Rome, was traveling south on U.S. 27 in the left lane.  A pedestrian, identified as Richard Dustin McCay, 29, of Lineville, Ala., was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 in… Read more

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18 died on Georgia roads during the extended New Year’s weekend, including Rockmart and Cedartown men. Together with Christmas, 46 people during during in holidays crashes.

18 died on Georgia roads during the extended New Year’s weekend, including Rockmart and Cedartown men. Together with Christmas, 46 people during during in holidays crashes.

    New Year’s Day crash kills driver in Paulding, according to the Georgia State Patrol: The driver, James A. MacArthur, age 56, of Rockmart, was traveling north on Woodrow Kay Road in Paulding County.  Mr. MacArthur lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve.  His vehicle began to rotate counter clockwise, exiting the… Read more

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(Corrected) What we’re hearing: Rocket Wheeler lands with Doubledays (and what better spot for a veteran baseball manager). Interesting year ahead for the Rome City Commission. Lean, mean times at the Rome News.

(Corrected) What we’re hearing: Rocket Wheeler lands with Doubledays (and what better spot for a veteran baseball manager). Interesting year ahead for the Rome City Commission. Lean, mean times at the Rome News.

  One of the most loved baseball figures in Northwest Georgia, Rocket Wheeler, has a new team to manage in 2019. He’s the new skipper of the Auburn, N.Y., DoubleDays, a Class A short season affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Look for the formal announcement soon. “18 Wheeler’ managed Rome for his second stint in… Read more

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Health: Some easy steps to living a healthy lifestyle in 2019 from Harbin Clinic. Examples: Ditch the salt, add some pistachios.

Health: Some easy steps to living a healthy lifestyle in 2019 from Harbin Clinic. Examples: Ditch the salt, add some pistachios.

    Media release: You’re going to get a gym membership… and actually go this time. You’ll eat balanced meals. Sign up to volunteer. Save money. Quit smoking. Stress less. Travel more. The New Year resolutions are in. If you go down the list, you may notice that most of your resolutions revolve around living a… Read more

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Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Politics: Voting resumes for advance voting in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Floyd Democrats meet Thursday to elect new officers.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election resumes Wednesday and continues through Friday. A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six… Read more

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Education: Three Rome City elementary schools named ‘Beating the Odds Schools’ for improved performance. Floyd Schools reminds parents to complete applications for free/reduced lunch.

Education: Three Rome City elementary schools named ‘Beating the Odds Schools’ for improved performance. Floyd Schools reminds parents to complete applications for free/reduced lunch.

  Media release: Three Rome City elementary schools including East Central Elementary, West Central Elementary and West End Elementary have been named ‘Beating the Odds Schools’ by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. “This designation signifies that these three schools are outperforming other comparable schools in Georgia that are similar in demographics and past performance,”… Read more

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Buzz: One Community United’s small group meetings set for January. Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo returns Jan. 27.

Buzz: One Community United’s small group meetings set for January. Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo returns Jan. 27.

  Busy January for One Community United’s small group meetings: Each is open to all. Please see the above calendar for specific times and locations. For more 2019 Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo is Jan. 27: The venue is the Clarence Brown Conference Center off Ga. 20 in Cartersville and the expo will feature more than 50 wedding… Read more

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Reports: Missing South Carolina Alzheimer’s patient found safe in Bartow County.

Reports: Missing South Carolina Alzheimer’s patient found safe in Bartow County.

  A 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s — reported missing in Greenville, S.C. — is safe after being found in Bartow County, according to television station WYFF. Michele Marckini was found by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the report shows. Marckini was reported missing after she was last known feeding her brother’s cats on Chenoweth Drive… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election continues through Jan. 4. A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates, including… Read more

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Peaks & Valleys: More than a dozen or so highs and lows across Northwest Georgia in 2018, from rebirth on Broad Street and the start of a new ‘community’ to local tragedies that made state and national headlines.

Peaks & Valleys: More than a dozen or so highs and lows across Northwest Georgia in 2018, from rebirth on Broad Street and the start of a new ‘community’ to local tragedies that made state and national headlines.

  Our year in review: We bring back our Peaks & Valleys commentary to look at the top stories — good and bad — from the past year. We welcome you additions as well. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  Peak to The Spires at Berry College: Valued at more than $135 million, this is more than… Read more

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The ‘spirit of Christmas past:’ Remote disposal site off Wax Road packed.

The ‘spirit of Christmas past:’ Remote disposal site off Wax Road packed.

A post-Christmas trip to the remote trash collection/recycling site off Wax Road in Silver Creek was an eye opener at midday Wednesday. First, there was a line of vehicles – mostly pickup trucks – awaiting to get to the trash collection area. Those with recyclables got right through. What they found, in addition to the… Read more

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What were the Peaks & Valleys in Northwest Georgia for the past 12 months? Please share the headlines you remember the most from this year.

What were the Peaks & Valleys in Northwest Georgia for the past 12 months? Please share the headlines you remember the most from this year.

What were the Peaks & Valleys of Northwest Georgia in 2018? We’re assembling updates on the big stories and events of the past 12 months in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Please share what you think were the top local headlines in 2018 by replying below, emailing druck@hometownheadlines.com or texting 706-346-2031. Read more

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