Jobs: Labor force here up by 300 jobs vs. September 2017 but down that much from the previous month. State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, lowest since May 2001.

Jobs: Labor force here up by 300 jobs vs. September 2017 but down that much from the previous month. State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, lowest since May 2001.

Local jobs climb by 300 vs. September 2017, drop by 300 vs. previous month: Another mixed bag of employment reports today as the local job market climbed to 41,400 jobs in September, 300 more than the same month last year. But the jobs total also dropped by 300 vs. August’s report of 41,700 positions here, the… Read more

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Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

  The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators has named Berry College Chief of Staff Debbie Heida a “Pillar of the Profession” for her service to students and higher education. Each year, the organization recognizes a series of distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. Each individual… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 70 today, 63 on Sunday. Low Monday morning: 39 degrees. Half-inch of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 70 today, 63 on Sunday. Low Monday morning: 39 degrees. Half-inch of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

  OUTLOOK Cooler days ahead and a wet Saturday morning, early afternoon; probably a half inch of rain. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East wind around 5 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. East wind around 5 mph.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa vs. Model football game shifts to Oct. 25. Big record for Rome High’s Jamious Griffin. Latest high school softball updates; volleyball playoffs start Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa vs. Model football game shifts to Oct. 25. Big record for Rome High’s Jamious Griffin. Latest high school softball updates; volleyball playoffs start Saturday.

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 SCHOOL FOOTBALL Model vs. Coosa game moves up to Thursday, Oct. 25: The game at Model had been set for a week from Friday but the date has been changed — and has a 7 p.m. start time. Repeat:… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, age 73, of Rome, Georgia made a peaceful transition on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Home going services for Rev. Charles R. Dodson will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at  Christ Temple Holiness Church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Bojangles, Martha Berry, 100. Domino’s, East Rome, 97. BARTOW Cartersville Elementary School, 91. Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 91. GORDON Hardee’s, Calhoun, 82. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years. Business Jobs: Labor force… Read more

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Business: More changes on Broad Street — Cotton Block building sells; arcade, antique shops opening down in 200 block.

Business: More changes on Broad Street — Cotton Block building sells; arcade, antique shops opening down in 200 block.

111 BROAD ST. Cotton Block sale: The storefront/left combination at 111 Broad St. in the Cotton Block of downtown Rome sold on Tuesday. Maureen Martin purchased the spot for $399,000; Debra McDaniel of Toles, Temple & Wright had the list. Martin resides upstairs while the ground floor is leased to World Finance and that lease… Read more

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Politics: What are Floyd, Bartow voters to do about House District 14 seat on advance, general election ballots? Plus: Coomer submits resignation from House, effective Oct. 31.

Politics: What are Floyd, Bartow voters to do about House District 14 seat on advance, general election ballots? Plus: Coomer submits resignation from House, effective Oct. 31.

  Some voters in eastern and southeastern Floyd County and a big part of Bartow County aren’t sure about what to do when they come to the box for state House District 14 on their advance ballots. Christian Coomer, the Republican incumbent, was unopposed for re-election in the primary and in the Nov. 6 general… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s Jack Eady named commended student by National Merit Scholarship Program. Elm Street’s Greenway honored. Grant to help Rome Schools identify possible child abuse victims.

Education: Darlington’s Jack Eady named commended student by National Merit Scholarship Program. Elm Street’s Greenway honored. Grant to help Rome Schools identify possible child abuse victims.

Ashley Greenway has been awarded for her work in teaching math and science. Greenway was named as a 2018 finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a first-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary and she traveled to the Georgia Department of Education where she was recognized by State… Read more

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Buzz: River District community feedback sought Friday, Saturday; zoning meeting is Oct. 30. Knights of Columbus blood drive is Dec. 3. Honors for 4-H’s Abbie Salmon.

Buzz: River District community feedback sought Friday, Saturday; zoning meeting is Oct. 30. Knights of Columbus blood drive is Dec. 3. Honors for 4-H’s Abbie Salmon.

  The Rome community is invited to participate in planning efforts focused on the future of Rome’s River District. Nelson/Nygaard, a consultant firm housed in Atlanta, will be stationed in front of the Rome Area History Museum on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 until 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon until 3… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer updates. Round two of state softball playoffs under way today; seven local teams in. Volleyball playoffs continue. Latest local college notes.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer updates. Round two of state softball playoffs under way today; seven local teams in. Volleyball playoffs continue. Latest local college notes.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. LOCAL SOCCER REPORT The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams were led this weekend by the U14 boy’s (2005 birthdays) 2 strong wins and posted a 6-8-1 record to make it 27 wins, 33 losses, and 9 ties for the season.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Charla Colston Floyd, Mr. David Anthony Knott, Ms. Terrie Lee Martin, Clarence Everett Wilkins.

Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Charla Colston Floyd, Mr. David Anthony Knott, Ms. Terrie Lee Martin, Clarence Everett Wilkins.

Ms. Terrie Lee Martin, age 70, of Rome, passed away Monday evening, October 15, 2018, at her residence. Ms. Martin was born in Floyd County, GA on October 15, 1948, daughter of the late William Aubrey Gray and the late Jessie Ruth Smallwood Bowman.  She was also preceded in death by sister, Joan Moats.  Ms.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Darlington Middle School, 91. Darlington School, 99. Zaxby’s, Turner McCall, 88. BARTOW Beavers Drive Senior Center, 100. Los Arcos, Cartersville, 79. Mr. Egg Roll, Cartersville, 91. GORDON Super Hibachi Buffet, Calhoun, 85. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Cotton Block building sells; two businesses opening in hotel 200 block on Broad. What do some Floyd, Bartow voters do about out-of-date House race on their ballots. Advance voting surge continues. Cooler today, Thursday (low of 47).

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Cotton Block building sells; two businesses opening in hotel 200 block on Broad. What do some Floyd, Bartow voters do about out-of-date House race on their ballots. Advance voting surge continues. Cooler today, Thursday (low of 47).

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORTS Business: More changes on Broad Street — Cotton Block building sells; arcade, antique shops opening down in 200 block. Broad Street Politics: What are Floyd, Bartow voters to do about House District 14 seat on advance, general election ballots?… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sports updates for this evening; Saturday event postponed. Cooler stretch of weather arrives; high of 70 today, low of 47 Thursday morning.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sports updates for this evening; Saturday event postponed. Cooler stretch of weather arrives; high of 70 today, low of 47 Thursday morning.

DELAYS/POSTPONEMENTS From parks and rec: This afternoon’s games at Alto Park are canceled. HOWEVER: Games at Riverview will be played as scheduled. The Third Annual Boogie Down Broad,’ a benefit for DIGS, is being postponed because of Saturday’s rain threat. The new date probably will be in spring but we’ll have updates. This year’s Boogie is… Read more

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At issue: Economic development up for grabs? There’s a potential custody battle simmering as Hodge retires from chamber.

At issue: Economic development up for grabs? There’s a potential custody battle simmering as Hodge retires from chamber.

  So who gets custody of economic development as Al Hodge retires from the Rome Floyd Chamber? As surprised as many were by Monday’s announcement that Hodge, president and chief executive officer of one of the most successful chambers in the state, was stepping down soon at age 63 after 21 years here, some under-the-radar… Read more

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