Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW Daylight Donuts, Cartersville, 96. IHOP, Cartersville, 91. Salsa’s Mexican Taqueria, 91. Subway, Ga. 20, 92. Swheat Market, 91. GORDON No reports. POLK R&R Catering, Cedartown, 100. Timbo’s Smokehouse,  Aragon, 99. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

‘Hurry, he’s turning blue.’ Bartow school resource officer helps save choking 11-year-old student. Video shows officer’s, others quick actions.

Media release: Through the static of a two-way radio, Red Top Middle School administrators heard four life-altering words during lunch Tuesday afternoon: “hurry, he’s turning blue.” Running to the cafeteria, they found Bartow County School Resource Officer Duane Smith already performing the Heimlich maneuver on 11-year-old Ethan Hamrick in an attempt to dislodge a water bottle cap that… Read more

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What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project.

What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project.

  More than a few eyes have spotted some work under way at the northwest corner of Ga. 53 and Ga. 140 in Shannon, the so-called “100-acre” industrial site that is on the market for $3.85 million. Now covering 110 acres and prepped for any newcomers, the North Floyd Industrial Rail Site is seeing some… Read more

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Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop resigns after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June.

Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop resigns after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     Look for more changes at State Mutual Stadium in 2020 aside from all the enhancements under way. Jim Bishop, who was named vice president and general manager of the Rome Braves in September 2017, has left. This note was shared from… Read more

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Business: Greater Rome Realtors salute 2019 president, present annual awards. ‘Network & Nibble’ today at noon at Rome City Brewing.

Business: Greater Rome Realtors salute 2019 president, present annual awards. ‘Network & Nibble’ today at noon at Rome City Brewing.

‘Network & Nibble’ at  midday in the Tap Room at Rome City Brewing Co. A different type of business network continues at  Rome City Brewing Co. beginning at noon. Network & Nibble meets every other Thursday starting today. Look for the event to last 90 or so minutes. Speakcheesy’s Hoptimist lunch menu will be available for guests who… Read more

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Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

–Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. –Or hear Just the Rant by clicking here. A busy Thursday news report starts here: What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project. Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop leaves after two seasons; change comes… Read more

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The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

  That was one of Paul Harvey’s greatest quotes as he tried to frame some national or world happening that didn’t quite jibe with the way most thought things should be. There’s a lot of that happening these days, especially in football and politics. Please consider these examples: Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech: Georgia’s senior U.S.… Read more

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Buzz: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church’s Lessons and Carols service is Sunday. Seniors’ tax exemption rally is Dec. 17. Also: Job fair, development authority meeting.

Buzz: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church’s Lessons and Carols service is Sunday. Seniors’ tax exemption rally is Dec. 17. Also: Job fair, development authority meeting.

St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at 42 Ash St. will have its annual Lessons and Carols service on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. For more: 706-506-1241. A public information meeting and rally supporting improvements in Senior School Tax Exemptions is set for Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Clarence Brown Center on Ga. 20.  Members of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 62 today; low 50s for parades tonight in Cartersville, Rockmart. Today’s weather photo.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 62 today; low 50s for parades tonight in Cartersville, Rockmart. Today’s weather photo.

  OUTLOOK Parade forecast tonight for Cartersville and Rockmart looks good: 52 degrees, clear skies and a slight breeze. About two-tenths of an inch of rain on Friday. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind. Friday: A 50 percent… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown fires football coach Doyle Kelley after 20-12 record over three seasons. Rome Braves searching for new general manager. Georgia vs. LSU for SEC Title, playoff spot set for 4 p.m. Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown fires football coach Doyle Kelley after 20-12 record over three seasons. Rome Braves searching for new general manager. Georgia vs. LSU for SEC Title, playoff spot set for 4 p.m. Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     WGAA 106.1 FM and AM 1340 in Cedartown was the first to report that Cedartown High had dismissed Head Footbal coach Doyle Kelley. What makes the situation a bit dicey, as Kelley will outline in the letter below, is who… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Audie “Bill” Cromer, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Kay DeBerry Huckaby, Mrs. Wanda Knowles, Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, Mr. Harold Jimmy Taylor Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. William Audie “Bill” Cromer, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Kay DeBerry Huckaby, Mrs. Wanda Knowles, Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, Mr. Harold Jimmy Taylor Jr.

  Mrs. Margaret Louise Smith, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Dekalb County, Alabama on April 11, 1936, daughter of the late Houston Helms and the late Mary Leola Wooten Neal.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72/C for Rome pizza shop.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. 72/C for Rome pizza shop.

FLOYD New China Buffet, Redmond, 87. Pick-o-deli, 85. Cici’s Pizza, 72. Last inspection: 91 on April 15. 3-1C Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(1)] Observed multiple cans of pineapple with dents on the seal. CA: PIC discarded cans. Discussed designating a separate labelled shelf for dented can storage.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 4-2B Violation of Code: [511-6-1.05(7)(b)] Observed beverage nozzles not… Read more

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Traffic: Martha Berry to U.S. 411 a mess this afternoon.

Traffic: Martha Berry to U.S. 411 a mess this afternoon.

  Watch for traffic if you’re heading south on Turner McCall from downtown Rome. Georgia DOT is doing “some paving maintenance on the SR 1 loop from SR 1 all the way to Highway 411,” says Joe Schulman of the Cartersville office. One spot to watch in particular: The merge onto Martha Berry as you come… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. All that work at Shannon industrial site just a dirt transfer. Rome Braves general manager resigns. School resource officer helps saves student. Another high school coach out. Parades tonight: Cartersville, Rockmart; weather looks fine.

Heritage First Headlines. All that work at Shannon industrial site just a dirt transfer. Rome Braves general manager resigns. School resource officer helps saves student. Another high school coach out. Parades tonight: Cartersville, Rockmart; weather looks fine.

Morning Report What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project. Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop leaves after two seasons; change comes as the stadium is being updated and city hosting the league All-Star game in June. Bartow school officer’s quick response helps save choking 11-year-old student.… Read more

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Updated: State patrol says car left the road, hit a culvert. Previous: Four Woodland High students at area hospitals following Wednesday morning accident.

Updated: State patrol says car left the road, hit a culvert. Previous: Four Woodland High students at area hospitals following Wednesday morning accident.

Four Woodland High students injured in Wednesday morning accident. From the Georgia State Patrol: This was a single vehicle crash. A Honda Accord was traveling east on Old Alabama Road and went off the roadway, striking a concrete culvert. There were four teenage occupants in the vehicle and all four sustained injuries. Three were taken… Read more

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Kemp announces Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. Latest updates, reaction.

Kemp announces Kelly Loeffler as Georgia’s next U.S. senator. Latest updates, reaction.

Kemp names Georgia’s next U.S. senator: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp make if official Wednesday morning, naming Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate seat Johnny Isakson will leave on Dec. 31. You can watch the announcement in the above Facebook Live video. Kemp’s statement: “From the farm to the New York Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler has lived… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

Heritage First Headlines. Christmas parade lights up Rome; 2019 winners; Cartersville next. Fatal home fire investigated. Isakson’s farewell; Kemp’s appointment. Dining: Truett’s celebrates one year; Cook Out opens in Calhoun, SEC party. Georgia no. 4 in latest playoff rankings.

MORNING REPORT Rome’s Christmas Parade: Photos from Tuesday night’s trip down Broad Street. Plus: This year’s winning entries. Next up: Cartersville, Rockmart on Thursday evening. State helping to investigate a house fire that took the life of a 69-year-old Gordon County man. Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A celebrates first year next week. Cook Out opens in Calhoun. Potluck community cookout… Read more

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