Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Two held on Internet/child seduction charges. Suspects from Floyd, Bartow, Polk arrested by drug task force.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Two held on Internet/child seduction charges. Suspects from Floyd, Bartow, Polk arrested by drug task force.

    Two men held on obscene Internet contact with a child, related charges:   Two men — one from Commerce in Northeast Georgia and the other from Madisonville, Tenn.– have been arrested by Sgt. Misty Pledger of the Floyd County Police Department on Internet seduction of a child and related charges, according to Floyd… Read more

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Politics: Sheriff’s race saw nearly $156,000 in contributions through Dec. 31, half of which already has been spent. Also: Superior court judge report.

Politics: Sheriff’s race saw nearly $156,000 in contributions through Dec. 31, half of which already has been spent. Also: Superior court judge report.

  The red-hot Republican race to be Floyd County’s next sheriff is drawing a lot of green as well. Through Dec. 31, the three candidates — Tom Caldwell, Ronnie Kilgo and Dave Roberson — together collected nearly $156,000 in contributions. Campaign finance reports on file at the elections office also show they’ve together spent about… Read more

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Media release: In its fourth year of making grants, The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded $216,000 from both the Rome Impact Fund and from multiple Donor Advised Funds. “We represent a collection of funds,” said Ashley Garner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “Each year we are giving larger and larger sums of money… Read more

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Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Education: Model High’s Brylen Cantrell among those included in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Media release: Brylen Cantrell, a graduating senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020. Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one… Read more

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State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Here:  1,100 more jobs vs. December 2018.

State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Here: 1,100 more jobs vs. December 2018.

In context: Rome/Floyd County ended 2019 with a labor force of 43,000 people, up 1,100 from December of 2018, according to the state Department of Labor. First-time jobless claims likewise spiked in the month across Northwest Georgia. We’re checking with the state to ensure accuracy before posting those. Media release: State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler… Read more

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Newscast: Sheriff’s race: $156,000 in contributions so far. Job surge in December. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs, lows in NW Georgia.

Newscast: Sheriff’s race: $156,000 in contributions so far. Job surge in December. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs, lows in NW Georgia.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Politics: Sheriff’s race saw nearly $156,000 in contributions through Dec. 31, half of which already has been spent. Also: Superior court judge report. Jobs: State labor commissioner: ‘It’s kind of hard to have any better year than Georgia had.’ Model High’s Brylen… Read more

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The Druck Report. With four elections this year and a growing ballot, it is time to dig deep into the 2020 campaigns.

The Druck Report. With four elections this year and a growing ballot, it is time to dig deep into the 2020 campaigns.

    An abridged rant today as we’re behind thanks to the latest batch of technical issues, first with a Comcast outage and now some collateral damage to the machines. Thank God for backups and Plan Bs. But planning is big part of the rant today as some in our community continue to work toward… Read more

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Buzz: The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, also Feb. 1. Roadwork ahead between Summerville, Lyerly.

Buzz: The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, also Feb. 1. Roadwork ahead between Summerville, Lyerly.

The Floyd County Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 27. The caucus is at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the meeting begins at 6 in the board room. A board work session has been reset for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m. in the superintendent’s office. It should conclude by noon. The… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2019.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2019.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit warmer but we won’t be above 50 until Sunday; about an inch of rain due starting later today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit warmer but we won’t be above 50 until Sunday; about an inch of rain due starting later today.

  OUTLOOK We’ll see close to an inch of rain today into Friday with temperatures not breaking the 50-degree mark again until Sunday. FORECAST Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 47. East wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Showers. Low around 40. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands names President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2019.

Education: Georgia Highlands names President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2019.

  Media release: Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school and local college basketball updates. New football coach for Cedartown High. Busy community sports calendar. Rome Braves’ preseason updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school and local college basketball updates. New football coach for Cedartown High. Busy community sports calendar. Rome Braves’ preseason 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.  Cedartown Bulldogs name Jamie Abrams head football coach. Abrams most recently defensive coordinator at McEachern High School. Watch WGAA for additional updates. BASKETBALL/High school: Tonight’s game: Darlington vs. Bowdon Friday’s games: Gordon Central vs. Armuchee Pepperell vs. Dade Coosa vs.… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Patricia “Rosie” Drought, Mrs. Jeanne Lamar Whitehead Mitchell, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Michael C. Washington.

Obituaries: Mrs. Patricia “Rosie” Drought, Mrs. Jeanne Lamar Whitehead Mitchell, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Michael C. Washington.

Mr. Michael C. Washington, age 62, of Cedartown, Ga. transitioned January 20, 2020. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date.  F.K. Jones Funeral Home. Randa Farid Mixon passed away peacefully at her home on sunny Monday morning, January 20, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends. Randa was born on May 2,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Chef Chen Buffet,  Rome, 91. Redmond Regional Medical Center, 90. Bistro 208, 90. Don Neo’s Tacos and Elotes, 81. Little Caesar’s, Turner McCall, 83. BARTOW McDonald’s, Main Street and I-75, 96. Fite Living Center, 100. Subway, West Avenue, 93. GORDON Sonic, Calhoun, 95. Christian and Jake’s, Calhoun, 99. Thurston’s, Calhoun, 91. POLK No reports.… Read more

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Overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive. Photos from the scene.

Overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive. Photos from the scene.

Hometown Headlines’ Natalie Simms captured these images of an overturned log truck on the Bypass near Redmond Road/Mathis Drive near the old GE plant. Rome Police officers are on the scene at 12:20 p.m.; no ambulances are on the scene. Traffic is being blocked fromturning onto Redmond Circle from the Bypass. Please avoid the area… Read more

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