Business: Some tweaks planned to LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s now offering lunch Monday-Thursday. WZQZ: ‘Trion Facts’ closing.

Business: Some tweaks planned to LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s now offering lunch Monday-Thursday. WZQZ: ‘Trion Facts’ closing.

Updates at LakePoint Pavilion in Emerson: Look for some changes to the mezzanine level at the LakePoint Indoor Pavilion soon. Bids are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 24 on the changes. This is just a smaller part of the 170,000-square-foot center, between 10,000 to 15,000 square feet per construction bids. Just across the street from… Read more

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Newscast: Updates at LakePoint. More lunch at Sweet P’s. Gas prices climb. Rant: Miracle on West Third Street.

Newscast: Updates at LakePoint. More lunch at Sweet P’s. Gas prices climb. Rant: Miracle on West Third Street.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: Some tweaks planned to LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s now offering lunch Monday-Thursday. WZQZ radio reports The ‘Trion Facts’ is closing. Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in… Read more

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Rant of the Day: The Miracle on West Third Street.

Rant of the Day: The Miracle on West Third Street.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. For nearly 12 hours last Thursday, the Rome City Commission held its annual planning retreat at Courtyard Rome Riverwalk. Joining commissioners were key staffers, community guests and even a breakfast with the Floyd County Commission. The agenda stretched beyond the depth of… Read more

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Education: Berry’s student newspaper wins 11 awards from College Press Association. Floyd BOE called meeting on Wednesday.

Education: Berry’s student newspaper wins 11 awards from College Press Association. Floyd BOE called meeting on Wednesday.

Media release: The Berry College student newspaper, Campus Carrier, garnered 11 awards for journalism excellence in the 2019 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the first place award for general excellence in its division at the awards ceremony, held Friday at the GCPA Press Institute in Athens, Ga. The Campus Carrier is published weekly for the… Read more

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Buzz: Gas prices going up; spring break about to begin? Berry students offer free tax help. One Community small group meeting Wednesday. Department of Corrections hosting job fair March 3.

Buzz: Gas prices going up; spring break about to begin? Berry students offer free tax help. One Community small group meeting Wednesday. Department of Corrections hosting job fair March 3.

One Community United’s next small group meeting is Wednesday at noon at El Zarape on Broad with Robert Brown, facilitator. The meetings are open to all. One Community has tweaked its motto to reflect its expanded mission: Let’s Talk and Act Together. Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves extend Snitker, coaches; promote Anthopoulos. High school basketball state playoff schedule. Local college basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves extend Snitker, coaches; promote Anthopoulos. High school basketball state playoff schedule. Local college basketball 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. SPORTS MENU: Basketball (high school, college) / Baseball/softball / Community sports calendar The Atlanta Braves promote Alex Anthopoulos, extend contracts of Brian Snitker and the coaching staff: BASKETBALL/High school:  Second Round State Tournament games are Wednesday, Thursday.  5A Girls: Rome at Veterans… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Josephine Burrell, Judy Denise Jones and Mrs. Olga Kisor Logan

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Josephine Burrell, Judy Denise Jones and Mrs. Olga Kisor Logan

Mrs. Mary Josephine Burrell, 90, transitioned peacefully February 14, 2020, at her residence in Rome, Georgia. Services will be Thursday. February 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 700 Broad St, Rome, Georgia. She will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in the East View… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Rome Crisis Stabilization Unit, 89. Sugar Rush: Mobile, 90. Base, 100. Smoothie King, 96. BARTOW McDonald’s, Dixie Avenue, 90. Tokyo Japanese Steakhoue, Cartersville, 85. John Boy’s Home Cooking, Cartersville, 83. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Floyd Schools ‘monitoring’ roads, flooding. More high water this evening. Inch of rain in Rome, 1.77 inches in Bartow; another half-inch due. Flash flood watch through 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Floyd Schools ‘monitoring’ roads, flooding. More high water this evening. Inch of rain in Rome, 1.77 inches in Bartow; another half-inch due. Flash flood watch through 1 p.m. Wednesday.

  THE LATEST Forecast now through 5 a.m. Wednesday: At least another half inch of rain. Hour-by-hour forecast below. From Floyd County Schools: “While we are planning on a normal start time for tomorrow (Wednesday). We will be monitoring road conditions overnight and will make a decision early in the morning if we need to… Read more

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Local law enforcement agencies partner with Pepperell High’s SADD group for motorcycle awareness ‘Cycle Clap’ campaign.

Local law enforcement agencies partner with Pepperell High’s SADD group for motorcycle awareness ‘Cycle Clap’ campaign.

  Media release: Local police met with a group from Pepperell High School today to discuss an innovative campaign launched by students to address motorcycle awareness and safety. The student group Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) wants to “put the power in your hands” to protect motorcycle riders on the road. The campaign called “Cycle Clap”… Read more

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AJC: Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

AJC: Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in Coweta County.

  A man arrested Friday in Polk County on a probation violation last Friday is now being questioned by authorities in connection with a Coweta County home invasion that led to a 14-year-old girls’s shooting death, according to a report from the AJC. According to Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats: “Busy afternoon in Polk County on… Read more

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Broad Street buzz — Who’s opening when as moves continue: Ana’s, John Henry’s Grill, Mountains, Dogwood Books, Keg Room at Rome City Brewing Co.

Broad Street buzz — Who’s opening when as moves continue: Ana’s, John Henry’s Grill, Mountains, Dogwood Books, Keg Room at Rome City Brewing Co.

  Not even two months old yet, we know 2020 is the year of change on Broad Street in downtown Rome. A series of real estate moves has dominated our headlines but so, too, some changes to a few familiar names in downtown Rome, including a much-welcomed reunion of sorts. Below is a quick look… Read more

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Local Korean War veterans to be recognized during certificate and peace medal ceremony in April.

Local Korean War veterans to be recognized during certificate and peace medal ceremony in April.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Some 130,000 Georgians served our country during the span of the Korean War and approximately 300 of those are still living in Floyd and surrounding counties. A long overdue, public recognition ceremony is planned for Thursday, April 2, to honor these local veterans. “There are over 114,200 veterans in Floyd… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting for presidential primary starts two weeks from today. Where to vote; sample ballots. Plus: Election calendar.

Politics: Advance voting for presidential primary starts two weeks from today. Where to vote; sample ballots. Plus: Election calendar.

  Early voting for the presidential preference begins two weeks from today and it will be a little different than what you’re used to from past elections. First, we’ll be using the new voting machines which really aren’t all that different from the previous ones. Please click the above box to hear our podcast with… Read more

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Newscast, Rant of the Day return Tuesday.

Newscast, Rant of the Day return Tuesday.

No newscast, rant today. We’re on the road until later today. Our weekday newscast and rant of the day will return Tuesday morning. The title of the next rant: “The Miracle on West Third Street.” Continuing nerws coverage today on this website as well as on our social media pages, Facebook and Twitter. Hometown Podcast… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball state playoffs — what’s next. Local college basketball updates. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball state playoffs — what’s next. Local college basketball updates. Community sports calendar.

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 MENU: Basketball (high school, college) / Baseball/softball / Community sports calendar   BASKETBALL/High school:  Second Round State Tournament games are Wednesday, Thursday.  5A Girls: Rome at Veterans (Houston County), Wednesday. 3A Girls: Sonoraville will host Jackson. 2A Boys: Chattooga will face… Read more

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Obituaries: Rose Mary Dennis, Mrs. Hazel Evelyn York Mull.

Obituaries: Rose Mary Dennis, Mrs. Hazel Evelyn York Mull.

  Mrs. Hazel Evelyn York Mull, age 85, of Silver Creek, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at a Chattanooga Hospital. Mrs. Mull was born in Floyd County, Georgia on October 18, 1943, daughter of the late Isaac Alfred York and the late Lizzy Pearl Boatner York.  She was also preceded in death by… Read more

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