Latest Heritage First Headlines: Year ends with 800 more jobs (Jan. 1-Dec. 31). Jeanne Krueger named interim chamber director. Watch weekend weather: Warmer, rain Saturday; snow flurries early Sunday. Day 28 of shutdown; local assistance.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Year ends with 800 more jobs (Jan. 1-Dec. 31). Jeanne Krueger named interim chamber director. Watch weekend weather: Warmer, rain Saturday; snow flurries early Sunday. Day 28 of shutdown; local assistance.

LATEST HEADLINES Hays State Prison inmate murdered; investigation under way. Serious accident this morning on U.S. 27 north of Cedartown. Dense fog advisory through 10 this morning for Northwest Georgia. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Jobs: Rome/Floyd closes the year with 300-job game vs. December 2017 — but down… Read more

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Jobs: Rome/Floyd closes the year with 300-job game vs. December 2017 — but down 100 jobs from November.  Plus: Who’s hiring.

Jobs: Rome/Floyd closes the year with 300-job game vs. December 2017 — but down 100 jobs from November. Plus: Who’s hiring.

o The work force in Rome and Floyd County closed 2018 with 41,800 jobs, up 300 jobs from the previous December but down 100 jobs from November of last year. December was the second best month for jobs, following November. We started 2018 with 41,000 employees. Statewide, it was a banner with increases in jobs, work… Read more

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Business:  Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24.

Business: Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24.

Sidebar: Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority. Development From Hometown: As community speculation focuses on retirements and the next full-time leader of the Rome Floyd Chamber, an interim leader has been named. Jeanne Krueger takes over Jan. 24 even though 21-year president and chief executive officer Al… Read more

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Upgrades under way at Floyd Cherokee Medical Center. Campus also serves as weigh-in site for Scaleback Alabama push to battle obesity.

Upgrades under way at Floyd Cherokee Medical Center. Campus also serves as weigh-in site for Scaleback Alabama push to battle obesity.

  Media release: Projects under way at Floyd Cherokee Medical Center are expected to ensure the hospital continues providing quality care for the patients it serves. In the Emergency Room, exam rooms and the waiting room will be expanded. Upgrades to Imaging Services are also planned. “All these facility and technology upgrades will enable Cherokee to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dense fog advisory until 10 this morning.  Warmer and 58 today; snow flurries possible Sunday morning; Monday morning low of 22.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dense fog advisory until 10 this morning. Warmer and 58 today; snow flurries possible Sunday morning; Monday morning low of 22.

THE LATEST Dense fog advisory, now through 10 this morning: The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Dense Fog Advisory. VISIBILITIES…Widespread visibilities of near zero to a half mile. LOCATION…North Georgia and portions of central Georgia, mainly along and north of a Franklin to McDonough to Lexington line, including all of the… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend for high school basketball. High school wrestling updates. Local college hoops notes. NFL’s ‘final four’ play Sunday; winners advance to Atlanta Super Bowl Feb. 3.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend for high school basketball. High school wrestling updates. Local college hoops notes. NFL’s ‘final four’ play Sunday; winners advance to Atlanta Super Bowl Feb. 3.

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.   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Friday/boys at 7:30 p.m. Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Friday/girls Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Saturday/boys East Paulding at… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Larry “Bo” R. Barnett, Maciej Kuchcinski, Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry “Bo” R. Barnett, Maciej Kuchcinski, Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs.

  Mr. Mark Anders Skeggs, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Skeggs was born in Lakewood, New Jersey, on July 20, 1956, son of the former Vivian Anderson and the late Frank Skeggs.  Mark served in the United States Navy.  He worked on the Apollo… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW Tacos & Subs, Cartersville, 91. Ming Moon, Cartersville, 90. GORDON No reports. POLK Meadow Lakes Golf Course, 96. CHATTOOGA Chattooga County Nutrition Center, 100. Little Caesar’s, 83. Read more

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Pastor Carey Ingram, Rome High’s Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth.

Pastor Carey Ingram, Rome High’s Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth.

  Pastor Carey Ingram, Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners for this year by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth: The winners were honored Thursday afternoon in a luncheon held by the commission at Restoration Rome. The award honors the late Dr. George Pullen, a longtime member of the Board… Read more

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Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority.

  Sidebar: Business:  Jeanne Krueger named interim director of the Rome Floyd Chamber, effective Jan. 24. Chamber Amid changes to how Rome/Floyd County recruit and retain industry, the group that could wind us with jurisdiction over future recruiting has a new lineup. On Tuesday, new members of the Rome-Floyd Development Authority were sworn in by Superior Court… Read more

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Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Man dies in fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second fatal fire in the region in two days.

Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms the death of a man in a fire Tuesday morning off Barnsley Gardens Road. The man’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and to confirm his identity, Guyton says. The fire was worked by the Bartow County Fire Department, according to WBHF 1450… Read more

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Business: A downer December for local Realtors as home sales fall nearly 18% to 32.4% in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties.

Business: A downer December for local Realtors as home sales fall nearly 18% to 32.4% in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties.

  Home sales stall in December for Greater Rome Realtors: There was a 20.5 percent year-over-year drop in home sales last month in Rome/Floyd County as 70 single-family homes changed hands. Also down: The average sales price was $126,851, a decline of 24.7 percent from the same month in 2017. Realtors also saw a 3.1… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Surge in flu cases, other illnesses means return of Grady’s mobile ER at its downtown Atlanta campus.

Georgia Health News: Surge in flu cases, other illnesses means return of Grady’s mobile ER at its downtown Atlanta campus.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A surge in cases of flu and other illnesses has led Grady to return a mobile ER to its downtown Atlanta campus. The mobile unit, which is about the size of a tractor trailer and is owned by North Carolina-based Atrium Health, is the same one that served Grady… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Education: Georgia Highlands College announces fall 2018 President’s List and Dean’s List.

  Georgia Highlands College announces students named to the fall 2018 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 and achieve at least… Read more

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Buzz: Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, in state House 5 runoff (Gordon, Murray counties).  Lookout Wild Film Festival returns Jan. 24-27.

Buzz: Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. 28, in state House 5 runoff (Gordon, Murray counties). Lookout Wild Film Festival returns Jan. 24-27.

Media release: There will be a Special Election Runoff on Feb. 5 for the state House District 5 seat between Republicans Matt Barton and Jesse Vaughn. Early voting will begin on Monday, Jan. 28, and end on Friday, Feb. 1.  To cast your vote early you will go to the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. Darlington names top speller in grades 3-8.

Education: Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. Darlington names top speller in grades 3-8.

Rome City Schools Pre K Program registration is Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. The following schools have Pre K Programs available in Rome City Schools: Anna K. Davie Elementary – 44 enrollment slots Elm Street Elementary – 22 enrollment slots North Heights for (August 2019 Main Elementary)- 44… Read more

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