Category Archives: Bartow

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s closing. Heat relief due Tuesday. Lots of politics on the way. Illusions due in downtown Rome. Big win for Berry, big loss for Shorter.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s closing. Heat relief due Tuesday. Lots of politics on the way. Illusions due in downtown Rome. Big win for Berry, big loss for Shorter.

Ware Mechanical forecast: 96 again on Saturday! How about a low in the mid 50s Wednesday morning? Heat streak is almost over. Weather Keith Mickler: Falling into color as our trees signal another change of seasons. Extension service Latest local headlines: Ballenger’s, the region’s most unique and satisfying restaurant, closing after Friday night’s dinner. Ballenger’s… Read more

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Ballenger’s, the region’s most unique and satisfying restaurant,  closing after Friday night’s dinner.

Ballenger’s, the region’s most unique and satisfying restaurant, closing after Friday night’s dinner.

  It’s nothing short of “a hike” to get to for much of Northwest Georgia unless you live atop John’s Mountain, in the northern suburbs of Armuchee or those to the south of Summerville. The outside appearance very quickly says hole-in-the-wall. The true entrance — on the back side off Gore-Subligna Road amid the growing… Read more

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Politics: What you need to now about Monday’s presidential debate, including local analysis. Also: Campaign 2016 updates.

Politics: What you need to now about Monday’s presidential debate, including local analysis. Also: Campaign 2016 updates.

A LOCAL LOOK AT THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES On Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM At 8:10 a.m. Monday, Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic sets up Monday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Robinson, a political consultant, has served as spokesman for Gov. Nathan Deal and former U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey. He’s a… Read more

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Sunday Buzz: Illusions coming to downtown Rome. Sparks to be sworn in as judge Oct. 6.

Sunday Buzz: Illusions coming to downtown Rome. Sparks to be sworn in as judge Oct. 6.

    Another new player is coming to the red-hot 200 block of Broad Street. Illusions looks just about ready at 204 Broad St. The shop specializes in fine art and what appears to be home decor. It is open just a few weeks in front of another new players, Frios Gourmet Pops (as in popsicles). Matt… Read more

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Seven homes from Rome to Cartersville

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Seven homes from Rome to Cartersville

Priced from $164,900 to $396,000, you can get an early look at the seven homes included in this week’s Hardy Realty open house gallery by clicking one of the links below: To view from a desktop computer: Desktop To view from a smartphone: Mobile A publication of Hometown Headlines Media and Marketing. Read more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: How about a low in the mid 50s Wednesday morning? Heat streak is almost over.

Ware Mechanical forecast: How about a low in the mid 50s Wednesday morning? Heat streak is almost over.

Third consecutive day of 96-degree heat in Rome on Saturday — and it started with a 95 on Wednesday. Relief is on the way! YOUR FORECAST Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.… Read more

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This week: Rome City Commission’s decision on ‘Duck Pond.’ All week: ‘Peter and the Star Catcher.’ Duck Dash returns.

This week: Rome City Commission’s decision on ‘Duck Pond.’ All week: ‘Peter and the Star Catcher.’ Duck Dash returns.

Monday Rome City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. At issue: The Ledbetters’ plans for the “Duck Pond.”  Agenda Monday through Oct. 2 Peter and the Star Catcher. The origin of Peter Pan performed outdoors Monday through Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Please see the above video feature by Berry’s Viking Fusion… Read more

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Crimewatch: Floyd, Bartow jail reports.

Crimewatch: Floyd, Bartow jail reports.

Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m. / 8 a.m.  / 8 p.m.  Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Bartow County Jail reports: Saturday The ’24-hour report’ detailing who’s in custody. Click Bartow County Jail Cartersville Police reports: Sunday: 1 /  2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry Vikings more to 4-0 with 41-3 win over Sewanee. Hawks down 27-7 with more than a quarter to play. Football updates. Rome Rugby wins.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry Vikings more to 4-0 with 41-3 win over Sewanee. Hawks down 27-7 with more than a quarter to play. Football updates. Rome Rugby wins.

COLLEGES SATURDAY The Berry Vikings football team remained perfect on Saturday with a 41-3 win over the Sewanee Tigers.  For more HOW IT HAPPENED: The Vikings jumped out to a 24-3 halftime lead on a pair of touchdowns by Trey Ciresi, a 29 yard rushing score by Jacob Collins and a 42-yard field goal by… Read more

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Making history at the Historic DeSoto Theatre: Inaugural concert by J. Scott Thompson and Hope Cassity. A photo gallery.

Making history at the Historic DeSoto Theatre: Inaugural concert by J. Scott Thompson and Hope Cassity. A photo gallery.

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation teamed with David Parker of Parker FiberNet to enhance the beautifully restored DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street in downtown Rome by adding a state-of-the-art sound system. Mission very much accomplished. For a sample look at the concert Friday night, please see Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery. Please click Scott Thompson. Or… Read more

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Dining & drink: Brewhouse’s Rome City Brewery gets critical federal OK; state next. Celebrate with a new foot-long hot dog next week.

Dining & drink: Brewhouse’s Rome City Brewery gets critical federal OK; state next. Celebrate with a new foot-long hot dog next week.

    Rome City Brewery Co. is a giant leap closer to being able to sell craft brew.  Key federal licensing has been completed – one of the major parts in the permitting process – which frees partners Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault to seek final state approval. Once in hand, the new brewery inside Brewhouse… Read more

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Buzz: A vote for Facebook? Secretary of State Kemp praises social media registration push. Cedartown’s Big Spring Park closes for waterway repairs. Rose Lawn announces art winners.

Buzz: A vote for Facebook? Secretary of State Kemp praises social media registration push. Cedartown’s Big Spring Park closes for waterway repairs. Rose Lawn announces art winners.

  Media release: As of 2 p.m. Friday, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reported 12,787 hits – a 2,255 percent increase compared to hits on this date last year – on Georgia’s Online Voter Registration System after Facebook’s launch of a voter registration reminder in user newsfeeds this morning. Kemp expects the numbers to continue to grow and thanks the… Read more

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Health: It’s time to roll up your sleeves for that annual flu shot. Dr. John Pittman now part of Redmond Physician Services Group.

Health: It’s time to roll up your sleeves for that annual flu shot. Dr. John Pittman now part of Redmond Physician Services Group.

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Keith Mickler: Falling into color as our trees signal another change of seasons.

Keith Mickler: Falling into color as our trees signal another change of seasons.

By Keith Mickler, county coordinator and agriculture agent Yeah, yeah, I know the first day of fall was this past Thursday. Problem, someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it’s fall and time to cool off. It’s still hotter than a billy goat’s derrière in a pepper patch. So just how in blue blazes could I be… Read more

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Education:  Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools — starting this morning, actually.

Education: Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools — starting this morning, actually.

Floyd County Schools’ Activity Messenger Saturday, September 24: Armuchee Middle:  Competition Cheerleading Team competes at the Ringgold Invitational   Armuchee High:  (1 – 9 p.m.)  9th Annual Armuchee Invitational –  The high school band invitational will feature 19 bands from Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina! The entire campus will be closed for the day to… Read more

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