Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Flash flood watch Saturday morning through Sunday evening. Nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east. We could see snow Tuesday morning.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Flash flood watch Saturday morning through Sunday evening. Nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east. We could see snow Tuesday morning.

THE LATEST The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Watch for North and Central Georgia, from 7 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday. A strong storm system will spread rain across north and central Georgia tonight and continuing into Sunday. Some of the rain could be heavy late Saturday and Saturday… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Body found near Autumn Canyon Path Friday morning; appears to be a suicide. Investigation continuing.

Cartersville Police: Body found near Autumn Canyon Path Friday morning; appears to be a suicide. Investigation continuing.

  From Cartersville Police: “Early this morning, around 7:30 a.m., units were dispatched to Center Road near Autumn Canyon Path in reference to a possible deceased subject. Upon arrival, officers observed a white male in his mid-20s with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. At this time, the investigation is ongoing. More information will be released when… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weekend weather: Very wet, very cold, no snow through Monday. Dining: Del Taco’s close in Calhoun, the return of an old friend and what’s ‘swirling.’  Christmas: Parades tonight, maybe Saturday; concerts and other events.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weekend weather: Very wet, very cold, no snow through Monday. Dining: Del Taco’s close in Calhoun, the return of an old friend and what’s ‘swirling.’ Christmas: Parades tonight, maybe Saturday; concerts and other events.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Weekend Washout on the way; nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east. We could see snow Tuesday morning. Weather Dining: Del Taco just about ready in Calhoun. Truett Cathy’s statute… Read more

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Dining: Del Taco just about ready in Calhoun. Truett Cathy’s statute has a new home at Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Swirl World part of new RaceTrac coming to Cartersville.

Dining: Del Taco just about ready in Calhoun. Truett Cathy’s statute has a new home at Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Swirl World part of new RaceTrac coming to Cartersville.

    Del Taco’s return to Northwest Georgia almost ready: The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun, probably after the first of the year. The above photo, courtesy of Lynn Brock Construction, shows much of the exterior work has been completed. This is expected to be the first of several locations… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over two inches of rainfall so far, more on way. Flood watch until 7 p.m. tonight. Wind Advisory until noon. Flood warning for Chattooga River in Summerville. Rain/snow mix possible tonight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over two inches of rainfall so far, more on way. Flood watch until 7 p.m. tonight. Wind Advisory until noon. Flood warning for Chattooga River in Summerville. Rain/snow mix possible tonight.

THE LATEST Flood Watch continues through 7 p.m. Sunday. A strong storm system will spread rain across north and central Georgia today into Monday. Total rainfall of three inches is expected across the watch area with isolated higher amounts. The ground across north and central Georgia remains saturated from recent rains. Some rivers and creeks… Read more

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Business: Kevin Ayers named Realtor of the Year as the Greater Rome board celebrates a big 2018.

Business: Kevin Ayers named Realtor of the Year as the Greater Rome board celebrates a big 2018.

From the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: “We had a great Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 5, where we installed the 2019 Officers and Directors and recognized the 2018 award recipients. This wonderful event provided an opportunity for members to celebrate the year, show appreciation to our Affiliate Members, and honor the many volunteers who make… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Expect an extensive rewrite of state’s certificate of need program for hospitals. What we know so far.

Georgia Health News: Expect an extensive rewrite of state’s certificate of need program for hospitals. What we know so far.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Year after year, the Georgia General Assembly deals with proposals to revise the state’s health care regulatory rules. It’s always a contentious process, often pitting hospitals against one another. Even minor tweaks to the system typically get blocked before the end of the legislative session. Come January, though, the… Read more

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Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

Buzz: GHC offering bachelor’s in criminal justice — entirely online. Rome budget hearing part of Monday’s City Commission meeting. Habitat seeks applications for East Rome home.

    Students at Georgia Highlands College are now able to earn a bachelor’s in criminal justice entirely online. The new Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice comes from a partnership between GHC, Dalton State College and Georgia Southwestern State University. Applications are currently being accepted with classes beginning in January. The new area of study… Read more

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Education: Students from 28 area high schools compete in SkillsUSA qualifying hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Education: Students from 28 area high schools compete in SkillsUSA qualifying hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Twenty-eight high schools from across Northwest Georgia competed in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Qualifying Competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College Nov. 30. Hundreds of competitors represented their schools hoping to qualify for SkillsUSA Georgia being held in Atlanta next March. Contestants placing first or second in their respective categories at the regional event earned… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome High’s Jamious Griffin Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year. Honors for Berry athletes. Updates on banquet, half marathon. Cartersville, Rockmart championship updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome High’s Jamious Griffin Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year. Honors for Berry athletes. Updates on banquet, half marathon. Cartersville, Rockmart championship 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.   Saturday: Registration continues for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. In addition to the 13.1-mile Half Marathon, the event that is presented by GoGo Running includes a Half Marathon Relay and a 5- kilometer race. The Rome Half will… Read more

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Obituaries: Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Obituaries: Joseph Burton (Joe) Applegate, Mrs. Mickra A. Staples.

Mrs. Mickra A. Staples, 66, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Services for Mrs. Staples will be Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Wesley Chapel AME Church, 521 E. Elm St, Rockmart, Georgia, 30153. Interment will follow at the Westview Cemetery in Rockmart. There will be a wake Friday,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Rome Crisis Stabilization, 91. BARTOW Character’s Barbecue, Adairsville, 91. Scott’s Walk-up Barbecue, Cartersville,  100. GORDON Elegant Catering, Resaca, 100. POLK Polk Nutrition, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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