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Dallas-Hiram: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market

DALLAS-HIRAM, GA — When you're in the market for some new digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a tedious job. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the prepwork for you.


Dallas-Hiram Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

DALLAS-HIRAM, GA — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Clear throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day.


Southwest Georgia flu death shows disease is still active

ALBANY — A flu death was confirmed in southwest Georgia last week, prompting public health officials to remind citizens that the disease is still spreading and they can get a flu shot.


Atlanta Man Found with Drugs, Distribution Materials in Rome

Shaquinne Tyrone Gallimare, 31 of Atlanta, was jailed following a traffic stop at the intersection of East 8th and Lee Avenue after a K9 dog detected drugs from his vehicle. Reports said that a search of the vehicle led police to find two ounces of marijuana hidden in the steering column. They also


Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. Melquan Robinson, 12, died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October, The Augusta Chronicle reported. It happened a


Opening injunction hearing in lawsuit all about odor, buzzards and soil cover

The opening arguments in a first hearing in the lawsuit between Polk County and ETC of Georgia, a subsidiary of Waste Industries, began with a focus on odors, buzzards, run-off and whether soil cover on a daily basis or current solutions of using tarps will be reduce many of the problems at the Grad


PCOM Georgia student overcomes five surgeries to compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Nine months after her fifth knee surgery — the fourth on her right knee — Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia physical therapy student Alyssa Varsalona wasn’t sure about the integrity of her ligaments as she landed, jumped and pivoted through obstacles at an Atlanta-area “ninja gym.


Tee time soon for Ayers-Beck tournament

Howard “Doc” Ayers’ dream of making sure the resources are there to help community organizations through a fun time out on the links continues onward, along with a tradition he enjoys celebrating in April.


Local youth hitting big in Little League play

Local youth are busy as they can be in Little League baseball and youth softball play. Take the example of J.B. Casey. Casey, who plays for the 5 and 6 year old Yankees team in Cedartown, got a big first hit for the season last week. The youngster knocked an in-the-park home run against the Raptors,


Cartersville Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Light rain in the morning.


Seniors honored at Dawg Pound as 2019 regular season closes out

The Cedartown Bulldogs aren’t quite done with the season just yet, but they won’t likely be back home for play in 2019 after making the playoffs this year in a fourth seed spot.


Deputies search for missing girl in Paulding County

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — Authorities are asking for public help to find a teen who went missing in Douglasville. Analyce Pope, 13, is considered a runaway teen, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. She left the area of the Burton’s Mill subdivision off Ridge Road and was last seen near Ridg


Convicted Felon Found with Firearm

Walter Matthew Hightower, 42 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he was found with a stolen gun near West 12th and North Fifth Avenue. Reports aid that Hightower is a convicted felon.


Only one shot every ten years

The Rome-Floyd County Planning Office and Northwest Georgia Regional Commission are taking lead roles in getting Rome and Floyd County prepared for the 2020 Census count. Artagus Newell, the director of that office, said it’s hard to understate the importance of getting the count right.


Teen facing felony drug charges

A 19-year-old Rome youth is facing a single drug-related felony after his arrest early Saturday morning. Jose M. Alcauter-Mendez, 19, of 15 Presley St., was arrested near the intersection of Butler and Harper around 3 a.m. Saturday.


Cave Spring to open sewer bids, revamp alcohol ordinance during a busy Tuesday

The Cave Spring City Council will meet Tuesday to open construction bids on a massive rehabilitation of the city's failing sewer system. They'll reconvene later that day to discuss a major overhaul to their alcohol ordinance. They're also expected to formally rename the council chambers after Mike R


Fifty & 100 Years Ago

Survey shows ‘astounding’ cost of rearing children. What is the price tag on the average 18-year-old in Floyd County? How much have his parents spent over the years in the process of raising him from a gurgling infant to a young adult?


Ex-North Georgia officer gets 6 years in prison for having sex with probationer

A former Georgia probation officer was sentenced to six years in prison for having sexual relations with a probationer in Rome, authorities said. Anyoel Cordovi, 31, of Calhoun, also pleaded guilty to exchanging nude photos with another probationer under his supervision, the Rome News-Tribune report


Roman charged with possession of stolen firearm

A Rome man faces two felonies after being apprehended with a stolen gun. Walter Matthew Hightower, 42, of 106 Avenue A, was charged with felonies for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving stolen property. He was taken into custody Friday afternoon with the stolen firear


Douthit Ferry Road widening talks highlight Cartersville council meeting

Thursday’s Cartersville City Council meeting began with discussion of a transportation project that — to put it mildly — has hit a few snags over the years. Council voted unanimously to approve a change order for the Douthit Ferry Road widening project at the request of environmental sub-consultant