20-plus local churches unite to bring Dr. Tony Evans to Rome on June 29.

20-plus local churches unite to bring Dr. Tony Evans to Rome on June 29.

Media release: More than 20 local churches in partnership with a local ministry organization Covenant Kingdom Pastors are uniting to bring national pastor, author and speaker Dr. Tony Evans to Rome. He will be the featured speaker for the free community on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Forum River Center. Evans is one of the… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Police Explorers earn honors at  Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

Buzz: Rome Police Explorers earn honors at Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

  The Rome Police Department Explorers attended an Explorer Academy hosted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Montevallo, Ala. This training and class room lecture covered various law enforcement related topics such as de-escalation training, dealing with domestic violence, crime scene processing, DUI Investigation, Team Building, Traffic Stops, and many other courses. There were… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Code Orange’ smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta today. Slight break in the afternoon heat begins Thursday; storms return.

Smog alert today: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Wednesday June 20. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to ozone, and people… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: All-Star win for southern division, Rome Braves. Local college updates: Vikings soccer, volleyball set for fall debuts. Honors for Hawks.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: All-Star win for southern division, Rome Braves. Local college updates: Vikings soccer, volleyball set for fall debuts. Honors for Hawks.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS South Atlantic League’s southern division, powered by six Rome Braves, wins All-Star game 9-5 Tuesday night. Media release:  One of the best things that happened to Nick Pratto at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday night might have been losing his bat. A couple… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Alton ‘Man ‘ Allen Jr., Mrs. Ann Woolsey Jackson, Ms. Shirley Posey.

Obituaries: Mr. John Alton ‘Man ‘ Allen Jr., Mrs. Ann Woolsey Jackson, Ms. Shirley Posey.

 Mr. John Alton ‘Man ‘ Allen Jr., age 36, of Rome, Ga., transitioned June 16, 2018. Service for ‘Man’ will be Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Faith Temple Church at 542 Branham Ave. in Rome. The body will lie in state from noon until the funeral hour. Interment will follow at Free… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

FLOYD El Zarape, Rome. 77 La Cabana, Cave Spring. 83. Schroeder’s, Broad Street. 91. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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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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Latest Heritage First Headlines: ALDI’s returns June 28. Savoy Automobile Museum putting the car in Cartersville. Updates on Rome murder investigations. Smog alert in Bartow today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: ALDI’s returns June 28. Savoy Automobile Museum putting the car in Cartersville. Updates on Rome murder investigations. Smog alert in Bartow today.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Latest headlines: Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. Morning report: Business: ALDI’s grand reopening, ribbon cutting set for Thursday, June 28. What to expect that morning. Business Savoy Automobile Museum plans 2020 opening in Cartersville. Floyd Board of Education sets called… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office to hold media briefing Thursday on 30-year-old man last seen in Emerson on May 24.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office to hold media briefing Thursday on 30-year-old man last seen in Emerson on May 24.

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has planned a 10 a.m. Thursday media briefing regarding the ongoing search for Freddy Seth Morgan. According to the release: “The family of Mr. Morgan will be present along with representatives from the various law enforcement agencies investigating the case. We will be releasing a photo of Mr. Morgan taken… Read more

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Panama City newspaper: Cartersville man was the fifth person to die in the nearby Gulf in less than a month.

Panama City newspaper: Cartersville man was the fifth person to die in the nearby Gulf in less than a month.

    An update from Tuesday’s Panama City News Herald examines a deadly chain of five deaths in the Gulf of Mexico in fewer than 30 days, the latest victim being a Cartersville resident. An interactive map also has details on each case, including Jackson’s drowning. Witnesses says he was “overtaken by a large wave… Read more

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State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, who cosponsored the distracted driving law, hopes it stops the spike in deaths and injuries on Georgia highways.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, who cosponsored the distracted driving law, hopes it stops the spike in deaths and injuries on Georgia highways.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Rome, was a cosponsor of the Georgia’s distracted driving law which takes effect July 1. Lumsden was a guest on Tuesday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and discussed how a surge in traffic deaths and injuries in the state and nation led to creation of the bill. The… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: ‘Desire and need’ for more downtown residential cited as zoning change OK’d; other options on the way. Rome Police now investigating two shooting deaths.  Cartersville man drowns at Panama City Beach. May home sales jump; inventory slips. Heat index of 99 due again today.

Heritage First Headlines: ‘Desire and need’ for more downtown residential cited as zoning change OK’d; other options on the way. Rome Police now investigating two shooting deaths. Cartersville man drowns at Panama City Beach. May home sales jump; inventory slips. Heat index of 99 due again today.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept. Residential Latest updates as Rome Police investigate two shooting deaths and violent armed robbery. RPD Cartersville man drowns… Read more

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Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept.

Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept.

  It wasn’t that long ago that Rome’s Downtown Development Authority was hearing about the need for residential to help balance the continued evolution and revitalization of Broad Street. That “live-work-play” mantra stuck and we’ve since seen a surge in lofts along Broad Street and connecting streets — some with monthly rents of $1,300 a month… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

May was a great month for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: As the above graphic shows, home sales climbed 21.3 percent to 131 (vs. the same month last year). Also up: Average sales price of $184,964, up almost 28 percent. On the flip side: Inventory is low. There were 318 listings last month, down… Read more

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Tyson Foods awards $25,000 to the YMCA of Rome & Floyd County’sYear Round Outreach Feeding Program ‘Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.’

Tyson Foods awards $25,000 to the YMCA of Rome & Floyd County’sYear Round Outreach Feeding Program ‘Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.’

The YMCA of Rome & Floyd County announces a $25,000 grant from the Tyson Foundation to support the Y’s Year Round Outreach Feeding Program – Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.  Building on Tyson Foods’ long-standing commitment to address hunger insecurity, this is the third consecutive year that the Rome Y has received a… Read more

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