Bartow Sheriff’s Office adds tip line to handle calls about the murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office adds tip line to handle calls about the murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Friday afternoon: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has opened a tip line specifically for anyone with information on the unidentified female victim found Monday. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, hundreds of tips and messages have been received and investigated on the case which has prompted the need for a separate easy-to-reach number. The number is… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales dip almost 6 percent in July vs. same month last year. Sarah Husser joins Cancer Navigators. Development Authority to meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Home sales dip almost 6 percent in July vs. same month last year. Sarah Husser joins Cancer Navigators. Development Authority to meet Tuesday.

July snapshot from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: A look at last month’s data compared to the same month a year ago: Home sales: 81, a 5.8 percent drop. Average sales price: $181,994, down 3.5 percent. Active listings: 358 homes, down 10.3 percent. New listings: 166, up almost 25 percent. Sarah Husser has been… Read more

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Education: 7 RHS students part of High School Leadership this year. Update on Pepperell Middle School set for Aug. 23. Georgia Northwestern plans special guest for Industrial Career Day on Sept. 7.

Education: 7 RHS students part of High School Leadership this year. Update on Pepperell Middle School set for Aug. 23. Georgia Northwestern plans special guest for Industrial Career Day on Sept. 7.

After completing the comprehensive application process, seven Rome High students were selected to participate in the High School Leadership Rome program presented by the Rome-Floyd Chamber. The students are Aaron Bartleson, Nathaniel Fisher, Claire Fortenberry, Abby Murphy, Abigail Payne, Magda Reyes and Annalise Uldrick.  High School Leadership Rome is an eight-month leadership training program for… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Weekend washout ahead with 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms today and into next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Weekend washout ahead with 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms today and into next week.

OUTLOOK Weekend washout expected with 70% rain chance. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across the area through Wednesday. A few storms could be strong to severe with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: High school football scores. Rome Braves fall to BlueClaws. Atlanta Falcons lose 28-14 to Kansas City. Community: Tillman run/walk today.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: High school football scores. Rome Braves fall to BlueClaws. Atlanta Falcons lose 28-14 to Kansas City. Community: Tillman run/walk today.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS Friday’s Football Scores:  FINAL: Darlington beats Pepperell, 44-14. FINAL: Trion over Coosa, 18-15. FINAL: Model falls at LaFayette, 28-25. FINAL: Cartersville tops Allatoona, 35-0. FINAL: Armuchee over Murray County, 28-7. FINAL: Adairsville tops Chattooga, 21-20. FINAL: Rockmart downs Cedartown,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. George William (B.J.) Cox, Mr. Harold Keover, Jr. and Charles Waymon Rickman

Obituaries: Mr. George William (B.J.) Cox, Mr. Harold Keover, Jr. and Charles Waymon Rickman

Mr. George William (B.J.) Cox, 46, passed away early Saturday morning, at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome, Georgia, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, with his wife Mandi by his side. B.J. was born in Macon, Georgia December 27, 1971 to George William (Billy) Culpepper Jr. and Bonnie Marie (Modena) Culpepper and briefly… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW CITY CELLAR & LOFT, THE 110 S MUSEUM DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA SUBWAY  9880 COMMERCE ST SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747 Last Inspection Score: 91 Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Scoreboard: Friday night High School Football scoreboard. Updated scores all evening. Rome downs Marietta 51-41; Calhoun flies past Ridgeland, 45-21. John McClellan picks tonight’s winners. Rome Braves edged 5-4.

Chick-fil-A Sports Scoreboard: Friday night High School Football scoreboard. Updated scores all evening. Rome downs Marietta 51-41; Calhoun flies past Ridgeland, 45-21. John McClellan picks tonight’s winners. Rome Braves edged 5-4.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS Friday night scoreboard:  FINAL: Darlington beats Pepperell, 44-14. 3rd quarter: Trion leads Coosa, 10-7. FINAL: Model falls at LaFayette, 28-25. FINAL: Cartersville tops Allatoona, 35-0. FINAL: Armuchee over Murray County, 28-7. FINAL: Adairsville tops Chattooga, 21-20. FINAL: Rockmart downs… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorms in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon until 10:30 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorms in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon until 10:30 p.m.

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR GORDON…NORTHWESTERN BARTOW…SOUTHEASTERN FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 1030 PM EDT… AT 946 PM EDT…A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM COHUTTA TO TILTON AND COOSA, MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. HAZARD…UP TO 40 MPH WIND, OCCASIONAL CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT…EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT, UNSECURED… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Records show police reports of juvenile concerns at parking decks, Town Green, Broad Street. Henderson & Sons adds Oaknoll Chapel. Candle shop coming to Broad Street. High school football: Rome, Calhoun win; tonight’s predictions. Weekend guide. Forecast looks all wet.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Records show police reports of juvenile concerns at parking decks, Town Green, Broad Street. Henderson & Sons adds Oaknoll Chapel. Candle shop coming to Broad Street. High school football: Rome, Calhoun win; tonight’s predictions. Weekend guide. Forecast looks all wet.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT 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. Curfew Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel… 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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Business: New convenience store, deli at Redmond Circle and the Bypass under way. J & J Candles moving to Broad Street.

Business: New convenience store, deli at Redmond Circle and the Bypass under way. J & J Candles moving to Broad Street.

The new convenience store coming to the Bypass and Redmond Circle is under way. These pictures from Wednesday morning show some of the ground work under way by crews from Phillip Burkhalter Builders. According to our previous post, the store will feature a sit-down deli by the folks who operate the successful one at The Rock… Read more

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Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home is growing again. Barry Henderson joined us Thursday morning on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to announce the family has purchased Miller & Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home at 2542 Shorter Ave. in West Rome. You can hear the interview by clicking the SoundCloud feature… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer President’s List and Dean’s List (Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties).

Education: Georgia Highlands announces summer President’s List and Dean’s List (Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties).

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2018 summer President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Read more

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