Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

Jobs snapshot: Local work force grew by 400 jobs in October. First-time jobless claims down in most area counties except for Gordon. Statewide reports continue to set records. Links to local jobs.

  LOCAL JOBS REPORT The labor force rose by 200 jobs in October compared to the previous month, according to the state Department of Labor. Compared to October 2017, the area picked up 400 jobs. One factor: Retailers and others are staffing up for the Christmas shopping season. October’s work force, 41,700, tied the “high”… Read more

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Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases.

  October saw a 25 percent jump in home sales by members of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors vs. the same month last year. The latest market snapshot shows 110 homes closed in October, one of the busiest months of 2018.  Some other indicators of note: Average sales price: $161,188, up 7.6 percent from… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education Program seeks volunteers. How you can help.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education Program seeks volunteers. How you can help.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education Program seeks volunteers who can tutor adult learners in reading, writing, basic math, and English Language skills. You can make a difference in someone’s life and provide the opportunity for students to develop new skills or build on existing experience or knowledge. Volunteers should have a high school diploma… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: What you need to know about Saturday’s Berry vs. Maryville game at Valhalla; tickets now on sale. Chilly but dry forecast for Friday night’s high school playoffs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: What you need to know about Saturday’s Berry vs. Maryville game at Valhalla; tickets now on sale. Chilly but dry forecast for Friday night’s high school playoffs.

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. Tickets on sale for Saturday’s Berry Vikings vs. Maryville in round one of the NCAA Division III football playoffs kicking off a noon Saturday.  Ticket prices will be $10 for adults, $5 for students with student identification, children under 12 and seniors.… Read more

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Obituaries:  Ms. Mary Sue Adams, Mr. William Eugene “Bill” Findley.

Obituaries:  Ms. Mary Sue Adams, Mr. William Eugene “Bill” Findley.

  Ms. Mary Sue Adams, age 86, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at her residence. Ms. Adams was born in Rome on August 12, 1932, daughter of the late Lloyd Franklin Frasier and the late Bessie Brice Frasier.  She was a member of Wilkerson Road Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Starbucks at Floyd, 95. Jack’s, Shorter Avenue, 92. Open Door Home, boys. 100 Open Door Home, girls, 91. Wendy’s, Turner McCall, 100. BARTOW Bamboo Garden, 82. Country Pride, 87. Five Guys, 96. Shane’s Rib Shack, 91. GORDON Gordon Hospital, 90. El Zarape, 84. POLK Buffet Queen, Cedartown, 83. Cedar Valley Nursing and Rehab, Cedartown,… Read more

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Buzz: Property taxes due today; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne says $60 million already been collected. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Buzz: Property taxes due today; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne says $60 million already been collected. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Property tax bills due this evening.  From the Floyd County Tax Commissioner’s Office: “Don’t forget that you can still mail your property tax bill. As long as it is postmarked by Nov. 15, it will not be considered late. Mail to P.O. Box 26 Rome, Ga.  30162. Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne joined us at 8:40… Read more

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Updated: Robert Brady named new elections clerk for Floyd County; should be on the job Thursday. Also: Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) new House Majority Whip.

Updated: Robert Brady named new elections clerk for Floyd County; should be on the job Thursday. Also: Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) new House Majority Whip.

  Robert Brady, currently the elections supervisor in Sumter County, will be the new elections clerk in Floyd County, according to WRGA Says Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord: “He comes to us with six years of experience in that position. He is also retired from AT&T on the technology side of their operation and will bring some… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Bank: New rain means more flood concerns this morning. Freeze warning tonight. Latest on the governor’s race. Employment snapshot looks good. October was a big month for home sales in Northwest Georgia. Tickets on sale for Berry football playoff opener Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Bank: New rain means more flood concerns this morning. Freeze warning tonight. Latest on the governor’s race. Employment snapshot looks good. October was a big month for home sales in Northwest Georgia. Tickets on sale for Berry football playoff opener Saturday.

LATEST HEADLINES Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer — and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rivers rising again tanks to 1.50 inches of new rain. Update on flood… Read more

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Updated: Georgia governor’s race: The latest vote count and updates on legal challenges. What the Abrams and Kemp campaigns are saying. New: Counties told to recheck rejected absentee ballots.

Updated: Georgia governor’s race: The latest vote count and updates on legal challenges. What the Abrams and Kemp campaigns are saying. New: Counties told to recheck rejected absentee ballots.

. The latest from the Secretary of State’s office: On November 14, 2018, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones issued an order directing Secretary of State Robyn A. Crittenden to ensure that each Georgia county’s certified election results include the counts for absentee ballots where the date of birth was omitted or incorrect. To comply with… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Wind chill of 29 degrees at 7 p.m.; overnight low will be in that range. Some concerns about black ice overnight. Rivers still rising.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Wind chill of 29 degrees at 7 p.m.; overnight low will be in that range. Some concerns about black ice overnight. Rivers still rising.

THE CHILL At 7 p.m., it  was 35 degrees in Rome. With the steady 7-mph wind, the wind chill was at 29 degrees. Tonight’s low will be 29 degrees — and that’s before the wind chill. Please bundle up on Friday as the kids head to school There’s a potential for black ice for some… Read more

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Rome: Truck overturned, car in ditch at Pleasant Valley and Boyd Valley roads. Cartersville: Log truck spill on I-75 northbound near U.S. 411 intersection; traffic flowing again. .

Rome: Truck overturned, car in ditch at Pleasant Valley and Boyd Valley roads. Cartersville: Log truck spill on I-75 northbound near U.S. 411 intersection; traffic flowing again. .

  Two-vehicle accident off Pleasant Valley: From witnesses: One vehicle is in a ditch and a truck has flipped near the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Boyd Valley Road. Emergency crews were on the scene as of 3 p.m. From Georgia DOT: There was a major delay on Northbound I-75 starting before exit 294,… Read more

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Education: Man who slipped into Cartersville High this morning escorted off campus by officer, administrator without incident.

Education: Man who slipped into Cartersville High this morning escorted off campus by officer, administrator without incident.

From Cartersville City Schools: At 7:36 a.m. Wednesday, an hour prior to school starting, a man walked onto the campus of Cartersville High School. He entered the building through a door that had been propped open by students who were at the school for a meeting. Video surveillance revealed the man entered the building. At… Read more

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