Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines: Rome Wolves ready for state title fight with Buford. Expanded coverage. Armuchee man jailed following SWAT call-out. Bitter cold morning — and colder Saturday. Reports: Shorter’s athletics director out after 19 months. Weekend guide filled with Christmas events.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome Wolves ready for state title fight with Buford. Expanded coverage. Armuchee man jailed following SWAT call-out. Bitter cold morning — and colder Saturday. Reports: Shorter’s athletics director out after 19 months. Weekend guide filled with Christmas events.

Today’s focus: RHS vs. Buford for the state championship: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports extra: Those Friday night lights have never been brighter: Rome Wolves vs. Buford at 4:30 p.m. Everything you need to know: Dome info, local watching parties plus listen to ‘Rome to the Dome.’  Wolves Tickets remain on sale at the Dome; what… Read more

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Those Friday night lights have never been brighter: Rome Wolves vs. Buford at 4:30 p.m. Everything you need to know: Dome info, local watching parties plus listen to ‘Rome to the Dome.’

Those Friday night lights have never been brighter: Rome Wolves vs. Buford at 4:30 p.m. Everything you need to know: Dome info, local watching parties plus listen to ‘Rome to the Dome.’

ROME HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 5A State Championship: Rome vs. Buford, this afternoon at 4:30 p.m., Georgia Dome. 5A Bracket Ticket information: All seats are general admission at The Dome and will cost $20. Plenty of seats remain. Rome High sold all its discounted tickets ($18) by midafternoon Thursday. Community pep rally: Large crowd turns out on… Read more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Wind chill of 21 at 6 a.m. and dropping. Today’s high: 41. Low of 21 tonight.

Ware Mechanical forecast: Wind chill of 21 at 6 a.m. and dropping. Today’s high: 41. Low of 21 tonight.

HOUR-BY-HOUR MORNING FORECAST: At 6 a.m., we had a morning low of 28 degrees with a wind chill of 21. The immediate forecast:   6 am Clear Temp: 26°F Wind: NNW @ 7 mphWind chill:  19 7 am Clear Temp: 25°F Wind: N @ 8 mphWind chill: 17 8 am Sunny Temp: 26°F Wind: N… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville vs. Thomson at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. High School Football Daily. Local college updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville vs. Thomson at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. High School Football Daily. Local college updates.

CARTERSVILLE HIGH READY FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON’S CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN See our Rome vs. Buford preview by clicking here 4A State Championship: Cartersville vs. Thomson, Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Georgia Dome. 4A Bracket John McClellan’s high school championship picks:  Cartersville by 11 over Thomson.  McClellan Maxwell Ratings say Cartersville over Thomson by 6. High School Daily Dome bag policy.… Read more

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Reports: Shorter Athletic Director Kim Graham out after 19 months; was hired amid exodus of longtime coaches, sports administrators.

Reports: Shorter Athletic Director Kim Graham out after 19 months; was hired amid exodus of longtime coaches, sports administrators.

Kim Graham,  hired as Shorter’s athletics director in June 2015 amid an exodus of coaches and administrators, apparently is out of a job 19 months later. Multiple sources with times to the university report Graham was ousted on Thursday, months after the department came under direct control of the the school’s vice president of student… Read more

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Buzz (in under 100 words): Vince Dooley in town Wednesday. School Board members sworn in Tuesday. Updates from Georgia Northwestern, Highlands, Shorter.

Buzz (in under 100 words): Vince Dooley in town Wednesday. School Board members sworn in Tuesday. Updates from Georgia Northwestern, Highlands, Shorter.

  Former University of Georgia head football coach Vince Dooley will sign copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia on Wednesday, Dec. 14,  from 4-6 p.m. at the Rome Kroger on Turner McCall Boulevard. Dooley coached the UGA football team for 25 years and led the Bulldogs to more than 200 victories, including a 1980 National… Read more

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Weekend: More Christmas celebrations, Into the Woods, Our Lady of Guadalupe festival and procession.

Weekend: More Christmas celebrations, Into the Woods, Our Lady of Guadalupe festival and procession.

  Christmas Headlines: Your guide to parades, concerts and more this season. Click Christmas Friday Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will ring in the Christmas season with a new tradition this year. Oak Hill’s Historic Christmas Tours will allow visitors to experience the holidays as they were celebrated during the time of Martha… Read more

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Your updated guide to Christmas parades, concerts, church services and festive performances across Northwest Georgia.

Your updated guide to Christmas parades, concerts, church services and festive performances across Northwest Georgia.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net UPDATED: ‘Tis the season for Christmas parades, light displays, festival concerts and fun holiday events. Here is your guide to the latest Holiday Happenings in Northwest Georgia. If you have an event to add, please email: nsimmshh@att.net. PARADES Dec. 19: City of Summerville Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. The parade theme… Read more

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Georgia Health News: State identifies rural hospitals in biggest need of donation help. Polk Medical ranked no. 11.

Georgia Health News: State identifies rural hospitals in biggest need of donation help. Polk Medical ranked no. 11.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A South Georgia hospital has been ranked as the most financially stressed among 49 rural hospitals eligible for a new state tax credit program. State officials, after reviewing facility financials, have ranked Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla as the neediest among eligible rural hospitals. The program, created during the… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Latest reports from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Cartersville Police.

CrimeWatch: Latest reports from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Cartersville Police.

  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: Thursday The ’24-hour report’ detailing who’s in custody. Click Bartow County Jail Cartersville Police reports: Wednesday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8… Read more

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Remembering astronaut and statesman John Glenn, 1921-2016.

Remembering astronaut and statesman John Glenn, 1921-2016.

  U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Thursday released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn: “John Glenn is one of the greatest heroes of my generation. He led America to space and sought peace around the world. He will be missed by the citizens of Ohio and… Read more

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Floyd lifts burning ban, joining neighboring counties, following recent rains.

Floyd lifts burning ban, joining neighboring counties, following recent rains.

  Floyd County lifts burning ban: The Floyd County Commission voted 3-0 Thursday to rescind the emergency temporary burn ban for Floyd County. Bartow County burning ban to be lifted Wednesday. Media release: “The Bartow County Fire Department will be lifting the temporary burn ban effective 12/7/16 at 9 a.m. due to recent rains. Should conditions warrant… Read more

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Business in under 100 words: Rome City Brewery adds growler sales. Jason Free named Realtor of the Year. Job fair Dec. 20.

Business in under 100 words: Rome City Brewery adds growler sales. Jason Free named Realtor of the Year. Job fair Dec. 20.

    Rome City Brewing Co., based at Brewhouse Music & Grill on Broad Street in downtown Rome, is now selling “growlers” or take-home craft beer. Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault got the final license needed to sell 64-ounce glass containers on Wednesday. Each growler container costs $6; you keep the container. Each fill-up… Read more

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Business: RecoverMD LLC opening in Rome, targets recycling select medical devices following surgery.

Business: RecoverMD LLC opening in Rome, targets recycling select medical devices following surgery.

  Start-up RecoverMD is coming to Rome. It is labeled as an “environmentally oriented company that collects soiled single-use (disposable) medical devices after surgery that would otherwise be thrown away. ” “RecoverMD is elated to be launching in Rome and looks forward to creating dozens of local jobs while delivering economic and environmental benefits to… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter’s Phil Taylor named national player of the week following stellar game. Hawks’ Elizabeth Dowd honored. Berry gets its football trophy for championship season. Latest on Rome, Cartersville title games.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter’s Phil Taylor named national player of the week following stellar game. Hawks’ Elizabeth Dowd honored. Berry gets its football trophy for championship season. Latest on Rome, Cartersville title games.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS John McClellan’s high school championship picks:  Rome by 3 over Buford; Cartersville by 11 over Thomson.  McClellan Signs of success across Rome as businesses salute the Wolves. Photos 5A State Championship: Rome vs. Buford, Friday (Dec. 9) at 4:30 p.m., Georgia Dome. 5A Bracket Ticket information: Adult championship tickets will be on sale… Read more

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