Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Mr. James Lee Willkie.

Obituaries: Mr. James Lee Willkie.

Mr. James Lee Willkie, age 71, of Silver Creek, GA, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Willkie was born in Floyd County, Ga., on February 11, 1948, son of the late Oron Otto Willkie and the late Odessa Stanley Willkie. He was a graduate of West Rome High School… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Score of 75/C for longtime area restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Score of 75/C for longtime area restaurant.

FLOYD Coosa Country Club Main kitchen, 89. Snack bar, 85. Landmark Restaurant, 75 C. Previous: 81 on Nov.13. 2-2B Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(5)(j)1&2] Observed employee drinks without lids and straws stored improperly in kitchen area. Drinks observed on shelves over prep top coolers and over clean dishes in dishwashing area. Corrective Action: CFSM was notified. All unapproved… Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. WNB Factory bring wings, burgers, fried rice to Cartersville, Cedartown. With two days to go, 8 qualify for commission election. Updates on Rome shootings. Rome, Calhoun football tonight. Weekend: Mother’s Finest and two Atlanta Braves here for rehab.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. WNB Factory bring wings, burgers, fried rice to Cartersville, Cedartown. With two days to go, 8 qualify for commission election. Updates on Rome shootings. Rome, Calhoun football tonight. Weekend: Mother’s Finest and two Atlanta Braves here for rehab.

MORNING REPORT Dining & Drink: WNB Factory opening soon in Cedartown, Cartersville, offering wings, burgers, fried rice. Hiring begins in 3 week at Popeye’s in Cartersville. New from Rome City Brewing: ‘When in Rome.’ D & D City Commission: Through Wednesday: Charles Love running for Ward 1 seat; Craig McDaniel qualifies for new term in Ward 3.… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Evening thunderstorms passing through Rome at the wrong time.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Evening thunderstorms passing through Rome at the wrong time.

THE LATEST Several small thunderstorms are moving through Rome/Floyd County right at the wrong time with the Corky Kell Classic under way as well as the Rome Braves’ game. Tarp was down at State Mutual Stadium; should be coming off now. No watches or warnings as of 8:05 p.m. OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are… Read more

Share Button
CRBI has found four species of freshwater mussels on the Etowah River near Grizzard Park, the first in decades. Plus: Another recent find.

CRBI has found four species of freshwater mussels on the Etowah River near Grizzard Park, the first in decades. Plus: Another recent find.

 Adds Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, executive director of CRBI: “This is the first recording of mussels on this stretch of the … Etowah in decades. Exciting news on the Etowah just outside of Rome.” Demonbreun-Chapman recently was a guest on The Druck Report podcast series. In the final minutes of the interview, he talks about another… Read more

Share Button
Rome Police: Two men wounded in exchange of gunfire; both taken to hospital and are expected to recover from their wounds.

Rome Police: Two men wounded in exchange of gunfire; both taken to hospital and are expected to recover from their wounds.

In context: The second shooting three days has been reported in Rome, this one off Maple Avenue. Rome Police cited witness reports in saying the men had shot at each other; both are expected to survive their wounds. Media release: On Aug. 20, 2019, Rome Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired… Read more

Share Button
Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday.

Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday.

Rome’s two newest restaurants will premiere a day apart from each others, which might provide a little bit of relief for law enforcement expected on site to handle overflow traffic. It starts Monday with the return of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen to West Rome. The franchisees, Funky Chicken LLC, has a post on Facebook telling fans “one more week… Read more

Share Button
Rome Police issue new mug of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater; ‘should be considered armed and dangerous.’ Services set for shooting victim.

Rome Police issue new mug of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater; ‘should be considered armed and dangerous.’ Services set for shooting victim.

Tuesday morning, Rome Police issued new mugshot of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater, 18, of Rome. Police say the photograph was “recently acquired.” The media release adds this note: “If you see Mr. Atwater, please contact 911 immediately. He has active murder warrants and should be considered armed and dangerous.” Atwater, of a Chambers Street… Read more

Share Button
Newscast: 6 candidates in, more due for City Commission. Combo meal: Double restaurant openings. Rant: There’s ‘mor chikin’ in your future.

Newscast: 6 candidates in, more due for City Commission. Combo meal: Double restaurant openings. Rant: There’s ‘mor chikin’ in your future.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Our Wednesday updates with a familiar but new opening jingle:   City Commission candidate update: J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Another  candidate expected to announce at midday today. Nothing formal yet from three… Read more

Share Button
Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ local economic impact tops $177 million. Haunted on Broad tours will be lurking for you. Miracle Field season begins Saturday; ‘Challenger Brigade’ returns as well. Ribbon cutting for ER, helipad at Cartersville Medical Center.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ local economic impact tops $177 million. Haunted on Broad tours will be lurking for you. Miracle Field season begins Saturday; ‘Challenger Brigade’ returns as well. Ribbon cutting for ER, helipad at Cartersville Medical Center.

Georgia Highlands’ economic impact: Almost $180 million. The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $17 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was nearly $180 million. GHC’s economic impact was exactly: $177,046,638. This represents an increase of… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances increase Thursday through Saturday but rainfall should be mostly light. A break in the heat next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances increase Thursday through Saturday but rainfall should be mostly light. A break in the heat next week.

  OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across much of north and central Georgia through the week, mainly in the afternoon and evening. A few storms could be strong to marginally severe with gusty winds, frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly… Read more

Share Button
Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, after a long illness. Mr. Collier was born in Tifton, GA on September 16, 1931, to the late William Paul Collier and Edna Coker Collier.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Collier Langley. Mr. Collier… Read more

Share Button
Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Mellow Mushroom, Broad Street, 86. Taco Bell, Shorter Avenue, 97. BARTOW Cartersville Heights Care & Rehab, 84. Sleep Inn/Main Stay, breakfast, Emerson, 85. GORDON Open Frame, Calhoun, 96. POLK WNB Factory Wings & Burgers, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA Little Caesar’s, Summerville, 87. Lyerly Drive-Thru, 92. Willow Tree, Summerville, 82.   Read more

Share Button
John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

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.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Northwest Georgia’s four-year streak of having at least one state football champion ended in 2018 as Cartersville lost in the state finals and Calhoun and Rome fell short in the state semifinals. The… Read more

Share Button
Druck Report: From clean drinking water to rivers filled with kayaks to proactive talks with developers, Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman says CRBI is totally committed to our community.

Druck Report: From clean drinking water to rivers filled with kayaks to proactive talks with developers, Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman says CRBI is totally committed to our community.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. At 26 years and growing, the Coosa River Basin Initiative is staging itself to be more proactive in protecting our waterways and community. Executive Director Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman joined John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines to help focus on what the organization does and where it… Read more

Share Button
Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six qualify so far for City Commission; three days to go. Double header for restaurant openings next week. Remember Vance Luke’s dedication. Manhunt continues for murder suspect.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six qualify so far for City Commission; three days to go. Double header for restaurant openings next week. Remember Vance Luke’s dedication. Manhunt continues for murder suspect.

MORNING REPORT Next candidate expected by noon today. J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Nothing formal yet from three other incumbents. Politics Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday. Dining Rome Police issue new mug of… Read more

Share Button