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Tour your hometown during National Travel and Tourism Week
The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism invites locals to be a tourist in your hometown during National Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11. The week celebrates the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being and invites locals to gain the full visitor experience by becoming tour
Report: Man had vehicle stolen in Alabama
A Rome man caught driving a vehicle without a license plate has been charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property. David Stephen Miller II, 39, of 114 Margo Trail, was stopped near the intersection of East Eighth Street and Turner McCall Boulevard just after 1 a.m. Tuesday for driving a ve
Rome man facing federal drug charges in bust near school
A Rome man is facing federal drug charges on top of state cocaine trafficking charges from an incident on Jan 31, 2018 near North Heights Elementary School. According to Floyd County Jail reports and court records:
Falcons sign former Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox
FLOWERY BRANCH — The Falcons added more depth for the safety position by signing former Georgia Southern standout J.J. Wilcox on Monday. Wilcox was selected in the third round (80th overall) of the 2013 draft by the Dallas Cowboys. — He played with the Colts and the Jets last season.
Calhoun Teen Charged in Rome Burglary
Justin Ray Weldon, 19 of Calhoun, was arrested this week in Rome after reports said he used a 2×4 to break a window in order to steal car keys at University Jeep Chrysler Dodge in Rome.
Community Garden event coming Tuesday morning at Zion Hill First Baptist
Like with many other activities around Polk, bad weather caused a delay in Zion Hill First Baptist Church's community garden event. Those who were looking forward to the festivities can rest easy knowing the event is now scheduled for Tuesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at 828 MLK Jr. St, Rockmart.
BFR seeks participants for Golf for Life benefit
To help “support life and life-affirming services,” Bartow Family Resource’s staff is gearing up for the nonprofit’s annual golf tournament May 20. The Golf for Life benefit will be presented at Cartersville Country Club, 1310 Joe Frank Harris Parkway.
Gwinnett County mom convicted of killing four children and husband
A Gwinnett County mother is convicted of stabbing and killing four of her children and husband in July of 2017. Fox5-News reports Isabel Martinez was convicted Tuesday of five counts of murder, five counts of aggravated assault and cruelty to children. Another child was also stabbed and did survive.
Adairsville police say Cartersville man had meth in vehicle
Adairsville Police recently arrested a man on drug charges after they reportedly stopped him while he drove without headlights on after dark and found methamphetamine in his vehicle.
Fire damages house on King Street in Cedartown
No reports of injuries have been issued so far in a house fire on King Street off South Main Street in Cedartown. However, it is likely extensive damage was done before firefighters from the Cedartown Fire Department and the Polk County Volunteer Fire Department were able to contain the blaze.
Local governments briefed on Northwest Ga. regional plan, broadband deployment
Floyd County and Cave Spring officials got briefings Tuesday, in separate meetings, on implementing the regional development plan along with information on how to become a Broadband Ready Community.
DARRELL HUCKABY: When did meanness become an everyday thing?
My mama used to say, “There’s just too much meanness going on.” It didn’t begin with her generation. Long before my mama was a twinkle in her daddy’s eye, an old Methodist preacher named Sam Jones coined the phrase, “Quit your meanness.” Old Sam was a curiosity, in and of himself. He was a lawyer an
GHC commencement planned for May 11, 973 diplomas to be conferred
Georgia Highlands College Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome at 10 a.m. GHC will have up to 973 students receiving diplomas.
County's Finance Committee set to meet on Wednesday
The Polk County Finance Committee is meeting Wednesday, April 24 to discuss everything from jail repairs to their retirement policy, and those interested in sitting and listening in can visit 144 West Ave, Cedartown beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Elementary school placed on soft lockdown after gun fired nearby
FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. — Floyd County Police said an altercation between two men led to a gun being fired near an elementary school Monday. According to Chris Fincher of Floyd County Police, Alto Park Elementary, which is located on Burnett Ferry Road in Rome, was placed on a soft lockdown while officers
Aragon PD to hold community meeting
The Aragon Police Department wishes to invite local residents to an evening of information and transparency with their first inaugural Town Hall Meeting. The meeting set to be held on May 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Aragon City Hall will give citizens the opportunity to talk to officers and hear about rec
Canes look to begin journey towards state championship
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That quote is a rough translation of a Chinese proverb, but it’s also a rough translation of Cartersville head baseball coach Kyle Tucker’s message to his team this week.
Update on Friday’s Chase
On April 19, 2019, the Summerville Police Department was given a BOLO (Be on the Lookout) for a red Acura SUV that had just committed a theft at the Dunham’s Sports store located in Rome, GA. Officer Phillip Cox and Officer Matt Pritchard made contact with the vehicle on Rome Boulevard. Officers att
Chick-fil-A to Build First Distribution Center in GA
ATLANTA, GA – Last Thursday, April 18, 2019, Governor Brian Kemp announced that Chick-fil-A, among the nation’s top quick-service restaurant chains, will begin construction on the chain’s first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville that will create up to 300 jobs.
Rockmart wraps up regular season with perfect region record
The Rockmart Yellow Jackets baseball team reached a new milestone: they are not only region champions, but undefeated in 7-AA play. It is a first in school history as this year’s program went 14-0 against all comers in 7-AA, wrapping up their regular season with a 4-3 win over Dade County at home fo