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Mrs. Lola Ann Martin Harp, 67, of Taylorsville

Mrs. Lola Ann Martin Harp, age 67, of Taylorsville, GA, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in a Rome medical center. Mrs. Harp was born in Euharlee, GA on September 7, 1950, a daughter of the late James Franklin Martin, Sr. and the late Bertha Miller Martin. She lived the greate

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:51:19

Report: Man defrauds 2 by not finishing construction projects he was paid for

A Rome man was in jail Monday night, charged with two felony counts of conversion of payments for real property improvements and one count of exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons and residents. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Ronald Dean Murphy, 44, of 179 Boyd Val

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 04:45:00

FOOTBALL: Battles mark 1st week of 7-AA schedule

The fight in a team playing in a game for the fourth straight week was put to the test twice Friday night in highly-contested Region 7-AA contests featuring Floyd County teams. While the final outcome differed for each, Model and Coosa came away with strong resolves to start region play. Coosa survi

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:31:00

Woman arrested on meth charge

A Floyd County woman is being held in the Floyd County Jail with a $10,100 bond on a felony drug charge, but no bond on a hold for Bartow County. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Jennifer Michelle Pauley, 36, of 17 Fannin St., Cave Spring, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:55:00

Cowboys are world's most valuable team at $4.8 billion

The Dallas Cowboys not only are the NFL's most valuable franchise for the 11th straight year, they are the top-valued team in the world. According to Forbes magazine, their worth increased 14 percent in the last year, reaching $4.8 billion. That's more than $1 billion ahead of the Patriots ($3.7 bil

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 17:20:08

Someone is throwing rocks at cars along busy highway

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are investigating a dangerous crime for drivers on a busy local highway. Paulding County deputies said someone has been throwing rocks onto cars, shattering windshields, and even injuring one woman. Deputies said they will begin intensely patrolling Villa Rica High

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 11:05:09

Report: Cedartown woman shoplifted, hid drugs on way to jail

A Cedartown woman initially arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge was in jail without bond Sunday night after police found she also had drugs with her. According to Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail records: Evin Danielle Hannon, 28, of 946 Cut Log Road in Cedartown, was arrested o

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:39:00

Bartow History Museum Plans 'Cities Of The Dead' Cemetery Bus Tour

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- Pieces of Bartow County's history can be found throughout its numerous cemeteries, and these "cities of the dead" tell us much about how people in the past formed communities, expressed their faith and confronted death. Cemeteries have evolved over time to reflect the values and

PATCH - 2017-09-18 14:13:41

Woodland 7th Grader Named To 2017-18 Student Advisory Council

CARTERSVILLE, GA -- A Bartow County middle school student has been named to the 2017-18 Student Advisory Council. State School Superintendent Richard Woods selected 142 students, including Woodland Middle School seventh-grader Addison Payne, to serve on the council tasked with providing a student pe

PATCH - 2017-09-19 16:06:32

Hospitality Heroes, People's Choice awards presented Saturday

As a former Hospitality Heroes Award recipient, Michele Sims embraced the opportunity to recognize others in the community during the Arts Festival at Rose Lawn. Now serving as the business development manager for the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, she helped present the Ho

DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Papa John's employee wins prestigious award

The Newnan Times-Herald Sam Smallwood 1: Sam Smallwood shows off a special award he received from Papa John's restaurant founder, John Schnatter. Smallwood is a customer service representative at the store off Temple Avenue. He was recognized for his hard work and special connections to customers

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-17 15:11:00

COLUMN: Don't judge a pregnant book by its cover

Here's why you don't judge a book by its cover. A couple years ago I was at a friend's birthday party in Acworth. I only knew a few people at the party so as we were milling about and making small talk, I realized that most of the people I know are outside while I'm inside with all these strangers.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:17:00

Aggravated child molestation trial continues today

The attorney for a Rome man accused of aggravated child molestation worked to discredit the victim's testimony by showing what he characterized as a suggestive photo taken from the girl's Facebook page. Dean Arce, 28, is also charged with felony enticing a child for indecent purposes, two counts of

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:09:00

AAA: 'Gas prices poised to plummet'

Gas prices around Rome are starting to decline following a spike in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that affected the southeast. Hurricane Harvey hit refineries along the Gulf Coast and, as they recovered, Hurricane Irma caused a surge in demand, according to AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. "Gas

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:04:00

Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73, of Calhoun

Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73 of Calhoun, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Gordon Health Care. He was born in Bartow County on October 5, 1943, son of the late Sidney and Gladys Goodnight Tow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Estelle Seabolt Tow; sisters, Louise Ma

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:48:02

Jobs up, new claims for unemployment aid down in August

First time claims for unemployment benefits dropped significantly from July to August. The Georgia Department of Labor reports 325 Floyd County resident filed a claim for benefits in August, down from 732 in July. A first time claim is one that is filed by a worker who has not sought unemployment be

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:20:00

VRHS collecting items to help homeless

The Villa Rica school cluster, which is usually on the receiving end of community support, is giving back. While the elementary and middle schools typically have a donation drive in the spring, Villa Rica High will have a Help the Homeless Drive during the school's homecoming week this week. "The Vi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

16 arrested in Cartersville drug, firearms sweep

CARTERSVILLE, GA. - Sixteen people were arrested Thursday in Cartersville as part of a major drug and firearms sweep. The operation was conducted by Cartersville police and the Cartersville-Bartow County joint drug task force. Here is a list of those arrested, along with their charges: Brandi Anders

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-18 14:38:44

Cartersville's Barnett commits to Auburn

Cartersville junior pitcher Mason Barnett announced his commitment to Auburn Monday, following in the footsteps of current Tigers pitcher and Canes alum Elliott Anderson and Cartersville seniors Anthony Seigler and Devin Warner, both of whom are also committed to Auburn. "I'm really relieved, if tha

DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Hoyt asking to demolish family home

Wade Hoyt III will take a request to the Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday for the demolition of his family's home at 603 W. First St. which has been in his family since it was built a century and a half ago. Hoyt was unsuccessful earlier this year in an attempt to get the home and three ad

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:41:00