Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Not exactly a weekend washout but rain is on this way late Friday,  part of Saturday and light but steady throughout Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Not exactly a weekend washout but rain is on this way late Friday, part of Saturday and light but steady throughout Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Rain returns: About a half-inch of rain Friday night into Saturday, and then from Saturday afternoon into Monday, look for a light, steady rain. Temperatures will remain near normal (upper 50s) with a few days in the mid 60s. From the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City office: “Enjoy the dry day today! Unfortunately,… Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Darlington, Rockmart, Chattooga, Sonoraville girls open high school basketball playoffs at home; boys’ home openers include Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Chattooga. Two days left for half-price Leprechaun-a-thon entry fees.

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 HEADLINES State High School Basketball Tournament first round Match-ups (courtesy of John McClellan) Georgia High School Association first round girls games will be played Friday night with first round boys games being played on Saturday. A school that is hosting both… Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, Mrs. Glenda Henderson York.

Obituaries: Ms. Sheila Eleam Smith, Mrs. Glenda Henderson York.

Mrs. Glenda Henderson York, age 81, of Lindale, passed away Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019, in a local hospital. Mrs. York was born in Lindale, Ga., on November 23, 1937, daughter of the late Marvin Clifford Henderson and Essie Glenora Williams Henderson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Fain York, on… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Model Elementary, 100. Model Middle,  100. Model High, 100. BARTOW Cartersville Country Club, 95. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac’s West Rome location due in early 2020. Kemp proposes ‘Patients First Act.’ One of the first McCain awards goes to Johnny Isakson. Health, education, business updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac’s West Rome location due in early 2020. Kemp proposes ‘Patients First Act.’ One of the first McCain awards goes to Johnny Isakson. Health, education, business updates.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: RaceTrac confirms West Rome location, 20 to 25 additional jobs, by early 2020. It joins the new store rising on Main Street in Cartersville near I-75. West Rome Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing… Read more

Share Button
Politics: Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., awarded the inaugural ‘John S. McCain Service to Country Award’ from Voices for National Service.

Politics: Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., awarded the inaugural ‘John S. McCain Service to Country Award’ from Voices for National Service.

    Media release: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was awarded the inaugural ‘John S. McCain Service to Country Award’ from Voices for National Service on Tuesday in recognition of his life-long devotion to citizen and public service and for his exceptional leadership in advancing national service to solve community problems. Video footage of Isakson’s acceptance… Read more

Share Button
GBI: 31 arrested in Cedartown, Cartersville, Buchanan following 18-month drug investigation. Seized: More than nine pounds of meth, three ounces of heroin, 18 firearms.

GBI: 31 arrested in Cedartown, Cartersville, Buchanan following 18-month drug investigation. Seized: More than nine pounds of meth, three ounces of heroin, 18 firearms.

Story lines: 31 people charged or sought in 18-month investigation mostly based in Cedartown. Five suspects yet to be arrested. Three arrests were made in Bartow County last month. Seized: More than nine pounds of meth, three ounces of heroin, 18 firearms. Charges: Mostly drug counts but also possession of explosives, possession of firearms by… Read more

Share Button
Federal judge denies bail for one of three Cartersville men charged in what authorities describe as a large-scale drug conspiracy in West Virginia.

Federal judge denies bail for one of three Cartersville men charged in what authorities describe as a large-scale drug conspiracy in West Virginia.

The story line: No bail for one of three Cartersville men suspected in a large-scale drug smuggling operation in West Virginia. Items seized by investigators: 2.6 kilos of crystal meth, 52 grams of pure fentanyl, 223 grams of cocaine, $17,000-plus in cash. From WVNews.com: “A federal magistrate on Tuesday declined to set bail for a… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Krystal closes at LakePoint with no plans to reopen; company says employees reassigned to nearby restaurants.

Dining: Krystal closes at LakePoint with no plans to reopen; company says employees reassigned to nearby restaurants.

    LakePoint’s Krystal gone after two years: The Krystal at 185 LakePoint Parkway in Emerson is closed as sales did not meet expectations. There are no plans to reopen at that location but a company representative added that employees from LakePoint were moved to other nearby restaurants. “There were no jobs lost,” she said… Read more

Share Button
Buzz: Ducks Unlimited Dinner is March 8. Rome TEA Party invites Republican groups, community to Feb. 19 meeting.

Buzz: Ducks Unlimited Dinner is March 8. Rome TEA Party invites Republican groups, community to Feb. 19 meeting.

The Rome Ducks Unlimited Dinner Event is coming up on March 8 at the Forum beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s membership dinner includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with American, Italian and Cajun food stations; raffles as well as live and silent auctions; plus networking opportunities. Various levels of ticket packages and sponsorships remain. For  more:… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler today but then nothing but low 60s through Sunday. Rain back in the forecast.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler today but then nothing but low 60s through Sunday. Rain back in the forecast.

  OUTLOOK Gusty and cooler with a high of 54 today. Low 60s for the rest of the week. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible again on Sunday as a series of storm systems move across the outlook area. In addition, some localized flooding will be possible as the potential for locally heavy rainfall will exist.… Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend of high school basketball state playoff games. Culberson stops by Calhoun High baseball before spring training. Community: Half price registration this week for Leprechaun-a-thon.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend of high school basketball state playoff games. Culberson stops by Calhoun High baseball before spring training. Community: Half price registration this week for Leprechaun-a-thon.

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 HEADLINES Calhoun High alum and Atlanta Braves Player Charlie Culberson stopped by to visit with Coach Chip Henderson and the Baseball Team before the CHS season opener –– and spring training. For more photos: Culberson / Atlanta Braves Half price… Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Ms. Margaret Holsey Johnson, Mr. Paul Wayne Tibbs.

Obituaries: Ms. Margaret Holsey Johnson, Mr. Paul Wayne Tibbs.

Mr. Paul Wayne Tibbs, age 71, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, in a local hospital. Mr. Tibbs was born in Rome, GA on September 18, 1947, son of the late L. B. Tibbs and the late Hazel Lucille Adams Tibbs. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Allen… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD IHOP, 96. M&J Home Cooking, 97. Shannon Diner, 89. Subway, Lindale, 91. BARTOW Longhorn Steakhouse, Cartersville, 72. Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Cartersville, 91. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. Drugs: 31 arrested or sought in Polk County-based, 18-month investigation; no bail for Cartersville man, one of three charged in Bartow/W. Virginia case. Krystal at LakePoint closes; won’t reopen.  Hometown Radio: About the Midway sale. No more interim at Anna K. Davie.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Drugs: 31 arrested or sought in Polk County-based, 18-month investigation; no bail for Cartersville man, one of three charged in Bartow/W. Virginia case. Krystal at LakePoint closes; won’t reopen. Hometown Radio: About the Midway sale. No more interim at Anna K. Davie.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT GBI: 31 charged or in custody in crackdown centered on Cedartown, Buchanan following 18-month drug investigation; three arrests made in Bartow County. Seized: More than nine pounds of meth, three ounces of heroin, 18 firearms. Crackdown Federal judge denies bail for one of… Read more

Share Button
Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Education: Rome City Schools names Felisha Jackson principal for Anna K. Davie Elementary School.

Story line: Felisha Jackson on Wednesday takes on the official title of principal at Anna K. Davie after serving as interim following the surprise resignation of Dr. Clifton Nicholson, hired in June 2017 to serve as the principal. Nicholson replaced Parke Wilkinson who was named principal at Rome Middle School.  The media release follows: Rome City Schools… Read more

Share Button