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Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder:  Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder: Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

  The drive from Fairmont, W.Va., to the Bartow County remote trash site where Courtney Nicole Dubois’ dismembered body was discarded is around 580 miles. The traffic maps show it as a roughly nine-hour drive, mostly on interstates 81 and 75. Another route, on I-64 and then I-75, takes at least 40 minutes longer. The… Read more

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SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

  Media release:  Rome First United Methodist Church (Rome First) announces the grand opening of a new collaborative, non-denominational community venture called SERVE ROME. It is a cooperative venture between Rome First and other non-profit agencies that are sharing space and resources to provide  individual community services and accomplish ministry goals. A grand opening/ribbon cutting… Read more

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Updated: What’s buzzing: Rome Braves back in the playoffs — but fewer fans saw it happen this season. The next great restaurant rumors.

Updated: What’s buzzing: Rome Braves back in the playoffs — but fewer fans saw it happen this season. The next great restaurant rumors.

  Rome Braves see 3 percent fewer fans in 2018: With the final regular season game set for tonight at State Mutual Stadium (7 p.m. vs. Greenville), the Rome Braves will see the annual average attendance in the 2,287 tickets sold per game range, down 3.1 percent from 2,374 in the 2017 season and 2,405… Read more

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Health: Redmond, AirLife agreement brings 24/7 emergency helicopter to service to region. Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns Sept. 15.

Health: Redmond, AirLife agreement brings 24/7 emergency helicopter to service to region. Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns Sept. 15.

    Redmond Regional Medical Center’s new helipad is operational and the hospital announces an agreement with AirLife Georgia to base a full-time helicopter and flight crew at the hospital. Redmond’s decision to build the helipad was to further enhance emergency services. One of the most visible changes was the expansion of the landing zone,… Read more

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AAA survey shows motorists saw an easy majority of other drivers using their smart phones, texting a month after the new law started. Rome Police saw drop in driving-too-close accidents in July vs. March.

AAA survey shows motorists saw an easy majority of other drivers using their smart phones, texting a month after the new law started. Rome Police saw drop in driving-too-close accidents in July vs. March.

  On radio today: Garrett Townsend of AAA South joins us to talk more about this survey of nearly 1,200 Georgia drivers that shows a surprising number of people continue to use cell phones — including texting — while driving. Join us at 8:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM… Read more

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John McCain — Isakson: ‘Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping.’ Deal: Flags at half-staff until his burial. Trump relents: ‘Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Sen. John McCain’s service to our country.’  McCain’s own farewell.

John McCain — Isakson: ‘Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping.’ Deal: Flags at half-staff until his burial. Trump relents: ‘Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Sen. John McCain’s service to our country.’ McCain’s own farewell.

A takeout from U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s reflections on his fallen friend, John McCain:  “Anybody who in any way tarnishes the reputation of John McCain deserves a whipping. Because most of the ones who would do the wrong thing about John McCain didn’t have the guts to do the right thing when it was their… Read more

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Health: Dr. Erin Dunbar on glioblastoma, the cancer that claimed senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy.

Health: Dr. Erin Dunbar on glioblastoma, the cancer that claimed senators John McCain and Ted Kennedy.

Dr. Erin Dunbar, M.D. , of Piedmont Healthcare, who specializes in the comprehensive care of brain and spine tumor patients with primary and metastatic tumors, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday morning to discuss the disease that claimed the life of John McCain and what forms of treatment are available. Glioblastoma is… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome and Acworth, priced from $219,900 to $674,500.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome and Acworth, priced from $219,900 to $674,500.

  Hardy Realty open house gallery: Your first look at four homes in Rome and Acworth, priced from $219,900 to $674,500. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. today 112 TREESIDE DR – 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home with in-ground pool and private backyard. $219,900. 56 HAWKINS RD –  Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch sitting on 5 acres… Read more

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Health: Nurse Practitioner joins Floyd Primary Care in Calhoun. Cartersville Medical Center hosting opioid take-back event on Sept. 7.

Health: Nurse Practitioner joins Floyd Primary Care in Calhoun. Cartersville Medical Center hosting opioid take-back event on Sept. 7.

  ​James Duncan, FNP, has joined Floyd Primary Care in Calhoun at 251 Ga. 53. Nurse practitioners prescribe medications and treat patients with oversight from a physician. They also obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, and order and perform diagnostic studies. Duncan earned a Master’s of Science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor… Read more

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Business: Henderson & Sons Oaknoll Chapel opens. Off Broad updates riverfront deck. Kroger sacking plastic bags.

Business: Henderson & Sons Oaknoll Chapel opens. Off Broad updates riverfront deck. Kroger sacking plastic bags.

Henderon & Sons Oaknoll Chapel now open: “It is with great pleasure that we announce our acquisition of Miller-Richards Oaknoll Chapel located directly across from Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home Oaknoll Chapel is now open and we are proud to offer a convenient and modern location for all of our West Rome… Read more

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CLEARED: Rollover accident at U.S. 27/Walker Mountain Road had traffic snarled Thursday afternoon.

CLEARED: Rollover accident at U.S. 27/Walker Mountain Road had traffic snarled Thursday afternoon.

PREVIOUSLY Traffic alert for U.S. 27 South near Walker Mountain Road intersection and the Mayfield Dairy facility. Witnesses describe a “rollover accident” as shown in this photo, courtesy of AMT of Cedartown. Going to Cave Spring of Cedartown? You might want to take Maple Avenue until further notice. Read more

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Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

  About this report: Tuesday morning, following the Rome City Commission’s 6-to-2 vote the night before to enact an 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on juveniles 16 and under, Hometown Headlines filed an Open Records Request with the city. Our expressed intent was to share any and all information presented to commissioners in recent weeks while considering… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Your first look at three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900, brought to you by Hardy Realty.  OPEN HOUSE,  1-3 p.m. Sunday: 2 NORMAN LANE –  4 bedroom, 4.5 bath brick home in Berry Forest with spacious back deck and private yard perfect for entertaining. $349,900. 14 NICKLAUS DR – 4 bedroom,… Read more

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Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

  Media release: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.  “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the 10-county public health district.  “This National Immunization Awareness Month, we urge parents to… Read more

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Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

This Bud’s water’s for you: Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe emergency drinking water — processed in Cartersville — to Ukiah and Redding, Calif., at the request of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts for the ongoing, devastating wildfires. The shipments are expected to arrive on Sunday. The water… Read more

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Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

  Media release: Superheroes of all shapes and sizes will converge at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the third edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K Race and Health Walk. Registration is now open for the event, which saw more than 600 runners and walkers last year. This year, the race and walk move to Ridge… Read more

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Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

    Please click here for additional details.   By Andy Miller Georgia Health News An analysis of Medicare data shows that nearly half of Georgia nursing homes recently were found “below average’’ or “much below average’’ in their staffing levels of registered nurses. RNs are the highest-trained caregivers required to be on staff in… Read more

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Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Work has just begun on a resurfacing project on Turner McCall Boulevard. This project includes 3.21 miles of milling and plant mix resurfacing, beginning just north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge (after Home Depot) and extending to the Bypass. A contract to resurface this portion of the highway was awarded to Northwest Georgia Paving,… Read more

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