Fields of Faith draws 1,800 to Pepperell High’s Dragon Stadium on a cool Wednesday night.

Fields of Faith draws 1,800 to Pepperell High’s Dragon Stadium on a cool Wednesday night.

                          1,800 join Fields of Faith at Pepperell High School Wednesday night: With a message of  “one day, one message, one stand,”  an estimated 1,800 students gathered on a cool fall Wednesday evening to celebrate the annual Fields of Faith. This year’s event was… Read more

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Ex-Bartow County firefighter faces 16 felony charges including arson, battery, burglary and theft after building destroyed by fire in White.

Ex-Bartow County firefighter faces 16 felony charges including arson, battery, burglary and theft after building destroyed by fire in White.

  Media release: On Oct. 11, investigators with the Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office arrested Bartow County Firefighter Cary Wolf, 36, of Cartersville and charged him with 1 Count of First Degree Arson, 1 Count of Aggravated Battery, 1 Count of Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony, 3 Counts of Burglary, 5 Counts of Theft by… Read more

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Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Business: The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have plans for Broad Street?

Armed with jalapeno duck poppers, sausage balls and pimento cheese, The Season Events held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday for the new Cartersville office. Joined by the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, Holly Lynch and Ray Harris served light snacks during the late-morning ceremony, announcing the opening of the full-service event planning and catering companywhich also offers… Read more

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Update: 39 advance voters on Tuesday. Plus: Weekend voting set for Oct. 26-27 at civic center; second early voting site discussed. Tonight: Democratic presidential candidates’ debate.

Update: 39 advance voters on Tuesday. Plus: Weekend voting set for Oct. 26-27 at civic center; second early voting site discussed. Tonight: Democratic presidential candidates’ debate.

    Tonight at 8 p.m. Next Democratic presidential debate. Watch on the cable channels. TUESDAY EVENING: Another 39 people voted in advance on Tuesday at the Floyd County Health Department on East 12th Street. That brings the total turnout to all of 70 people of the more than 19,000 eligible to vote in the… Read more

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Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

Newscast: Troubled Bartow hotel closed; 200 evicted. The Season Events grows; $19M Trion plant celebrated. Election updates. Peaks & Valleys: 12-pack of Northwest Georgia’s highs, lows.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Wednesday’s headlines with more to come: Budgetel Inn closed in Cartersville area; nearly 200 evicted. We’ll have more on this story throughout the day. The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Holly and Ray have a success on their hands in Rome and now they’re… Read more

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Lynn Rousseau returns as executive director of Hospitality House for Women; busy month includes Thursday vigil, Oct. 25 Walk a Mile.

Lynn Rousseau returns as executive director of Hospitality House for Women; busy month includes Thursday vigil, Oct. 25 Walk a Mile.

  Media release: Hospitality House for Women Inc. announces Lynn Rousseau has joined the organization as its new executive director. Rousseau graduated magna cum laude from Berry College with dual degrees in Sociology and Psychology. She previously served as Executive Director of Hospitality House from 2000 through 2008, at which time her family relocated to North… Read more

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Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

Education: South Rome Redevelopment hosts GOAL update, learning center tour on Friday. Berry names director for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development.

South Rome Redevelopment is hosting an information session about the Georgia GOAL tax credit program at the South Rome Early Learning Center this Friday morning. The Learning Center is at Anna K. Davie Elementary School at 24 E. Main St. The session will begin in the parking lot at the corner of East Main and… Read more

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Buzz: One Book Many Voices features authory Charles Frazier, Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat on Oct. 22. Final John Wisdom Wagon Train, dance is Saturday. Job fair in Calhoun Oct. 30.

Buzz: One Book Many Voices features authory Charles Frazier, Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat on Oct. 22. Final John Wisdom Wagon Train, dance is Saturday. Job fair in Calhoun Oct. 30.

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is partnering with One Book Many Voices in Rome as well as the Rome Area Council for the Arts, the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association and Duke Hospitality to bring an evening of Cherokee culture and literary exploration to our community with Cherokee musician Tommy Wildcat and author… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit more rain this morning (at 0.68 of an inch at 9 a.m.) with a high of 70 and low Thursday morning of 42.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit more rain this morning (at 0.68 of an inch at 9 a.m.) with a high of 70 and low Thursday morning of 42.

  OUTLOOK Rainfall totals between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday: Rome: 0.68 of an inch. Cartersville: 0.29 of an inch. Additional thunderstorms will be possible early next week as another storm system moves into the area. FORECAST Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Vikings hold at no. 7 in coaches football rankings. State playoff volleyball pairings; games Saturday. Atlanta United at home Saturday to open MLS playoffs. High school football updates.

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.   Berry no. 7 in latest coaches poll: The latest American Football Coaches Association rankings for D3 teams are out and the Berry Vikings remained at no. 7. In the D3 rankings released earlier this week, Berry rose from eighth to seventh… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Earlie Clowers, Mr. David Crawford.

Obituaries: Mr. Earlie Clowers, Mr. David Crawford.

  Mr. Earlie Clowers, 71, of Rome, Georgia, made a peaceful transition on Monday, October 14, 2019, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Services will be Friday, October 18, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Wright Memorial Mortuary, 814 South Broad St. Rome, Georgia. He will lie in-state from 1:00 p.m. until the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Arby’s, Martha Berry, 81. BARTOW Little Caesar’s, Cartersville, 89. GORDON Calhoun Coffee Co., 87. W.L. Swain School, Plainville, 100. POLK Bojangles, Cedartown, 83. Cherokee Golf Club, Cedartown, 97. CHATTOOGA Leslie’s Burger Shack, Summerville, 93. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bartow hotel closed; guests evicted. Ribbons cut on $19 million Trion company, Season Events’ new Cartersville site. New downtown Rome venture by familiar name? Weekend voting now likely; turnout Tuesday: 39 voters. Polk pedestrian struck, killed.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bartow hotel closed; guests evicted. Ribbons cut on $19 million Trion company, Season Events’ new Cartersville site. New downtown Rome venture by familiar name? Weekend voting now likely; turnout Tuesday: 39 voters. Polk pedestrian struck, killed.

LATEST HEADLINES Business. Finally, that big announcement: Ball Corp. doubles down, adding 180 jobs and investing more than $200 million here. MORNING REPORT Developing: Budgetel Inn closed in Cartersville area; nearly 200 evicted. Budgetel The Season Events celebrates Cartersville addition. Ribbon cutting for $19 million Dixie Specialty Fibers in Trion. Does a famililar name have… Read more

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State Patrol: Polk County man, 45, dies early Tuesday after being struck while walking near the Cedartown High.

State Patrol: Polk County man, 45, dies early Tuesday after being struck while walking near the Cedartown High.

From the Georgia State Patrol: At approximately 4:52 a.m. Tuesday, Georgia State Patrol Post 3-Cartersville responded to a pedestrian fatality on U.S. 27 south in Cedartown.  It was determined the deceased, Robert Dewaine Allen, 45, was improperly walking in the right southbound lane of U.S. 27 near Cedartown High School.  A 2010 Toyota Tundra was… Read more

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Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

    Tim McGinnis has had a rolling success on his hands for five years. Just about everywhere his food truck, Timbo’s Smokehouse, sets up, the crowd follows. Now he’s adding to the appeal but with a brick-and-mortar location as well. Here’s the update from theh Timbo’s Smokehouse Facebook page. If nothing else, you’ve got… Read more

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Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

More about craft beer: >Above: The founders of Drowned Valley Brewing in Cartersville hope to open in November. >Above: Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. on how he and Dr. Trent Prault combined their passion to create a Northwest Georgia destination.  >Above: Chris Kerr and Ali Booker, in a July interview, talk about the… Read more

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Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A newsy Tuesday begins here with more to come this afternoon: Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. At issue is the required “call” to set the… Read more

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