Celebration of life for Antonio B. Mari, slain Cartersville attorney, set for Sunday afternoon. Daily Report shares chilling story of Mari’s last hours.

Celebration of life for Antonio B. Mari, slain Cartersville attorney, set for Sunday afternoon. Daily Report shares chilling story of Mari’s last hours.

REMEMBERING ANTONIO B, MARI From Owen Funeral Home: Antonio Benjamin Mari, 41, was born on March 26, 1977 and passed away on June 20, 2018. Visitation is set for 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville. A celebration of life will follow at 4 p.m. Obituary ‘I JUST KILLED… Read more

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Farewell to a friend: As Dwarf House celebrates its final day, Greg Major talks about what’s next — Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

Farewell to a friend: As Dwarf House celebrates its final day, Greg Major talks about what’s next — Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

Twenty-five years of ever-increasing business is something to celebrate. But it also means there comes a time when certain tweaks — a new patio, some added space on the back end, a modernized drive-through line and other improvements — reach a max. The general kitchen footprint in Chick-fil-A Dwarf House when it opened in September… Read more

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Dining: Cans of Short Hot Blonde, other RCBC brews on the way. Ice cream war heats up on Broad Street. ‘Micro Marathon’ returns Aug. 4. Lyerly Drive Thru using ‘Armstrong’s Famous BBQ Sauce.’

Dining: Cans of Short Hot Blonde, other RCBC brews on the way. Ice cream war heats up on Broad Street. ‘Micro Marathon’ returns Aug. 4. Lyerly Drive Thru using ‘Armstrong’s Famous BBQ Sauce.’

Brewed on Broad, on sale at the store: “Rome City Brewing Co will be rolling out cans in July.” The craft beers from the downtown Rome brewery at 333 Broad St. already are available on taps around Northwest Georgia as well as in take-home growlers. Next up: By the can. The scoop on Rome’s ice cream… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Harbin Clinic’s next Walk with a Doc is set for Saturday, July 21. Harbin Clinic ENT Dr. Brandon Miller will present a short health talk at Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m. before leading a two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail. “I love Walk with a Doc,” says Dr. Miller. “The program offers a great opportunity… Read more

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Public Health: Summer’s call to get outdoors also means you need to take steps to protect against seasonal headaches such as ticks, mosquitoes and parasites.

Public Health: Summer’s call to get outdoors also means you need to take steps to protect against seasonal headaches such as ticks, mosquitoes and parasites.

Media release: The combination of warm weather, people getting outside to enjoy it and rising insect populations brings potential for insect-borne diseases, also calledvector-borne diseases. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offers these precautions, so residents can protect themselves, their families, neighbors and pets. “We encourage our residents to get outside and… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open second season with a loss; rematch tonight. Rome opens three-game home stand Sunday. Atlanta Falcons’ training camp schedule.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open second season with a loss; rematch tonight. Rome opens three-game home stand Sunday. Atlanta Falcons’ training camp schedule.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   Rome Braves start ‘second’ season with a 6-1 loss to Augusta. Media release: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, won 6-1 on Thursday night against the Rome Braves. Rome struck first in the second inning when Drew Lugbauer hit a solo home… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Harvey Dennis Daniel, Jerry Thomas Childers, Mr. Doyle Vernon Ingram.

Obituaries: Mr. Harvey Dennis Daniel, Jerry Thomas Childers, Mr. Doyle Vernon Ingram.

Jerry Thomas Childers was born on April 23, 1941 and passed away on June 20, 2018. Daniel’s Funeral Home. Mr. Harvey Dennis Daniel, age 65, of Rome, Georgia made a peaceful transition on Monday, June 18, 2018, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Home going services for Mr. Harvey D. Daniel will… Read more

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Buzz: ALDI reopens on Turner McCall. High praise for Restoration Rome from state. Honors for Georgia Highlands.

Buzz: ALDI reopens on Turner McCall. High praise for Restoration Rome from state. Honors for Georgia Highlands.

  And they’re back: Rome’s remodeled ALDI grocery is back in service with grand opening events set for Thursday, June 28, beginning at 8:25 a.m. The store at 836 Turner McCall Blvd. had been closed for an expansion as well as some interior changes. The parking lot was nearly full at 6 p.m. Thursday when this photo… 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 City Blends, 97. Daylight Donuts, 93. King Pizzeria, Cartersville. 85. GORDON Bowman’s Restaurant & Catering, Resaca, 96. POLK R & R Catering, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Business: Jarrod S. Floyd, Vice President and Business Development Officer with Heritage First Bank, graduates from the School of Banking at Louisiana State.

Business: Jarrod S. Floyd, Vice President and Business Development Officer with Heritage First Bank, graduates from the School of Banking at Louisiana State.

Media release: Ryan Earnest, President and CEO of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announces that Jarrod S. Floyd, Vice President and Business Development Officer with Heritage First Bank, is among the 185 bankers receiving graduation diplomas from the graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Participation… Read more

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Business: Jobless rate drops again across Northwest Georgia; all five counties below 4%.

Business: Jobless rate drops again across Northwest Georgia; all five counties below 4%.

  The local unemployment rates for May: Floyd: 3.6 percent, down from the previous month and from the same month last year. Bartow: 3.4 percent, down from April and down from May 2017. Gordon: 3.4 percent, down from the month before and from the same month in 2017. Polk: 3.7 percent, down from April of… Read more

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Weekend/Outdoors: Latest safety updates, including on Bartow’s stretch of the Etowah River.

Weekend/Outdoors: Latest safety updates, including on Bartow’s stretch of the Etowah River.

Dwayne Jamison, deputy chief of the Bartow County Fire Department, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Wednesday, June 20, to talk water safety on the “extremely dangerous” Etowah River.” The agency has worked seven to eight rescues involving multiple kayakers or others in recent weeks,  he says. Among the… Read more

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Education: Safety update for Rome City Schools. Georgia Northwestern team ready for nationals.

Education: Safety update for Rome City Schools. Georgia Northwestern team ready for nationals.

  On Tuesday June 19, Rome City Schools’ Superintendent Louis Byars,  School Board Members, Central Office staff, school faculty and members of the community met in the Central Office board room to discuss ways to keep schools safe and secure. The meeting attendees were broken into groups that addressed four key elements of the policies. Facilities,… Read more

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Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

  By Melanie Dallas, licensed professional counselor and CEO of Highland Rivers Health. The recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain were a shocking reminder that no one is immune from circumstances that might cause them to consider suicide. Sadly, their deaths are part of a dramatic increase in suicide in the U.S.,… Read more

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Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

  Media release: Cartersville Medical Center has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma. The designation completes a nearly two-year process of preparation by the hospital and an extensive on-site survey by the state. One of the most important benefits to… Read more

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