Education: Changes in leadership at some Bartow County Schools. Georgia Milestones Testing begins Monday at Floyd County Schools.

Education: Changes in leadership at some Bartow County Schools. Georgia Milestones Testing begins Monday at Floyd County Schools.

There are some changes in leadership at some Bartow County Schools.  Current Woodland High School Principal, Dr. Wes Dickey, will be moving to South Central Middle School.  “I can have a bigger influence on the kids at the middle school,” he says. “But with my high school experience and knowing what’s required at the high… Read more

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Health: The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County now offering ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’, a cancer survivor exercise program, starting April 30.

Health: The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County now offering ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’, a cancer survivor exercise program, starting April 30.

  The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County is now offering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a cancer survivor exercise program. The first 12-week program begins on Tuesday, April 30 with two 90-minute sessions each week, facilitated by LIVESTRONG-certified YMCA instructors. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is open to adults 18 and over and requires a referral… Read more

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Georgia Health News: WellStar Health System to partner with Northwest Georgia Oncology Center to bring chemotherapy services to Cartersville, Hiram.

Georgia Health News: WellStar Health System to partner with Northwest Georgia Oncology Center to bring chemotherapy services to Cartersville, Hiram.

  By Andy Miller Georgia Health News WellStar Health System announced a partnership Friday with Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) to enhance community-based cancer care in the northwest Atlanta suburbs. The Marietta-based oncology group’s main service is providing chemotherapy infusion to cancer patients. The locations that will serve WellStar patients in this partnership will be… Read more

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Buzz: Cartersville Medical Center names 2018 Frist Humanitarian Volunteer Award winner. ‘As Time Goes By Garden’ at Clocktower to be dedicated May 8. Registration underway for Viking Explorers Gifted and Talented Summer Camp.

Buzz: Cartersville Medical Center names 2018 Frist Humanitarian Volunteer Award winner. ‘As Time Goes By Garden’ at Clocktower to be dedicated May 8. Registration underway for Viking Explorers Gifted and Talented Summer Camp.

  Cartersville Medical Center volunteer Evelyn Mullreed has been named the recipient of the 2018 Frist Humanitarian Volunteer Award. Created in 1971, the Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for their humanitarian and volunteer activities. Mullreed has been a volunteer at Cartersville Medical Center for over 20 years. She typically serves in the outpatient registration… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain expected today, clearing this afternoon. Chilly start to Easter Sunday around 41 degrees, but sunshine will warm temps to near 73. Latest weather cancellations.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain expected today, clearing this afternoon. Chilly start to Easter Sunday around 41 degrees, but sunshine will warm temps to near 73. Latest weather cancellations.

  OUTLOOK Another quarter of an inch of rain expected today with 70% rain chance, clearing later this afternoon. Cooler temps today with high near 57 and low of 39 tonight. After a chilly start to Easter Sunday, temperatures should rise to near 73 with sunshine. CANCELLATIONS: YMCA Grizzard Park will be closed Saturday, April… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves lose 2-0 at Greenville. Positive Athlete names regional winners. GHSA State Tournament updates for soccer, tennis and baseball. G-Day Game today. Berry wraps up spring football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves lose 2-0 at Greenville. Positive Athlete names regional winners. GHSA State Tournament updates for soccer, tennis and baseball. G-Day Game today. Berry wraps up spring football.

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. SPORTS HEADLINES   Berry Golf update: The Berry College men’s golf team jumped to No. 21 in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll following a dominant outing at the Rhodes Spring Classic. Berry sits behind Southern Athletic Association (SAA)… Read more

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Obituaries: Services today for Evon Billups, former Floyd County Elections Supervisor

Obituaries: Services today for Evon Billups, former Floyd County Elections Supervisor

Ms. Evon Billups, age 69, of Rome, Ga. transitioned April 14, 2019. Celebration of Life for Ms. Evon Billups will be Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11 am at Lovejoy Baptist Church. Interment will follow at East View Cemetery. Please keep the family lifted up in prayer. * No scheduled public viewing * Care and… Read more

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Update Cartersville Police: Thursday’s ‘threatening’ call to Cartersville Schools traced to suspect, charges pending. Schools were locked down for several hours following call.

Update Cartersville Police: Thursday’s ‘threatening’ call to Cartersville Schools traced to suspect, charges pending. Schools were locked down for several hours following call.

Friday update from Cartersville Police: On April 18, 2019, a threatening anonymous call was received by school officials during school hours. All city schools where placed in a lockdown status, in an abundance of caution though no tangible threat existed.  Within minutes, multiple agencies responded to each school and assisted with perimeter searches and observation duties… Read more

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After post-storm analysis, Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 5 at time of landfall in Oct. 2018 with wind intensity of 160 mph when it slammed into Florida’s panhandle.

After post-storm analysis, Hurricane Michael upgraded to Category 5 at time of landfall in Oct. 2018 with wind intensity of 160 mph when it slammed into Florida’s panhandle.

  From the NOAA’s National Hurricane Center: Scientists at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center conducted a detailed post-storm analysis on all the data available for Hurricane Michael and have determined that the storm’s estimated intensity at landfall was 140 knots (160 mph). This final wind intensity is a 5 knot (5 mph) increase over the operational estimate and… Read more

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Business: Updates on ‘East Bend’ (the site formerly known as Kmart in East Rome). Now named, the TAD application goes before the City Commission on Monday.

Business: Updates on ‘East Bend’ (the site formerly known as Kmart in East Rome). Now named, the TAD application goes before the City Commission on Monday.

    Look for demolition work to begin at the former Kmart site and its nearly 20 acres this summer as the Ledbetters’ newly christened “East Bend” comes to life. There are a few hurdles left, including the Rome City Commission’s blessing a fourth tax allocation district at Monday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting, which is pretty… Read more

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Business: Governor confirms Chick-fil-A’s plans for Cartersville area distribution center, bringing 300 new jobs.

Business: Governor confirms Chick-fil-A’s plans for Cartersville area distribution center, bringing 300 new jobs.

Context: Chick-fil-A’s distribution center in Bartow County, bringing 300 jobs, is now official (the original story). The latest Media release: Gov. Brian P. Kemp announces Chick-fil-A, among the nation’s top quick-service restaurant chains, will begin construction on the chain’s first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville that will create up to 300 jobs. “Today is an… Read more

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Two arrested in Craton Road home suspected arson case including former homeowner and a Polk County man.

Two arrested in Craton Road home suspected arson case including former homeowner and a Polk County man.

  Two men have been charged with first-degree arson following the Feb. 10 blaze that gutted a 5,900-square-foot home — repossessed by Regions Bank — in the Silver Creek area. Fire crews were summoned to 11 Craton Road just after 4 a.m. that Sunday morning. Arrested were a 59-year-old Polk County man as well as… Read more

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Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

  Media release:  Floyd Medical Center presented Carla Moldavan with the Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year award for her service with Floyd’s Volunteer Services department. Moldavan has been a volunteer for two years, working with Floyd’s pastoral care staff. “I love working directly with patients because it allows me to get to know a… Read more

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Buzz: Over 300 athletes participate in Floyd County Special Olympics. Three Rivers Singers to present free “Reel Music” concert on May 11.

Buzz: Over 300 athletes participate in Floyd County Special Olympics. Three Rivers Singers to present free “Reel Music” concert on May 11.

From Rome City Schools: Over 300 athletes from the Rome and Floyd County community gathered at Darlington’s Chris Hunter Stadium to participate in the 2019 Floyd County Special Olympics. Rome City Schools students lined up against their peers to compete in events like the softball throw, standing long jump and running events. It is important… Read more

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Weekend: Lots of walking on tap this weekend — and some Easter egg hunting, too.

Weekend: Lots of walking on tap this weekend — and some Easter egg hunting, too.

FRIDAY The Walk to Reframe the Shame, hosted by the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, is staged to “raise awareness for sexual assault in our community by participating in our annual The Walk. We are walking in solidarity and unity to honor those who have been affected by sexual assault, whether directly or indirectly. Whether… Read more

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