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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.


Organization vows to help veteran living in dilapidated home

“Because of the fire damage we know we're going to have to do some wiring in this area,” said Eddie Felton, American Legion Post 516 special projects manager. Felton is describing the repairs needed to make Vietnam veteran Ricky Martin’s home safe for him to live in, but this assessment is three yea

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Baseball playoff primer: 7 teams make state for first time

The baseball state playoffs begin Wednesday with 128 first-round series in seven classifications, each played as a best-of-three series at the home fields of the higher-seeded teams.


Floyd County officials share their SPLOST blueprint for success

After Whitfield County voters rejected a proposed 1 percent, six-year, $100 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in March, county commissioners turned to some helpful neighbors, asking advice on how to handle the next attempt at getting voters to approve a SPLOST.


Kids and More Thrift Store open in Rockmart

Since opening on March 1, Kids and More thrift store has been offering locals affordable clothing, furniture, baby items, and other general knickknacks from 640 Goodyear Ave., Rockmart.


8 people displaced in Monday-night Excelsior fire

Seven adults and one child were displaced last night after a one-alarm fire broke out in a residential building at 272 Oxford St. (at Felton) in the Excelsior, the San Francisco Fire Department said.


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.


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


Jared Hughes Gets Head Job at Shorter University

Shorter University announces the hiring of Jared Hughes as the university’s head women’s basketball coach. “We are delighted to welcome Jared Hughes as part of the Shorter family,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “We look forward to seeing the impact his Christ-centered leadership


Emerson work session focuses on FY 2020 projects

About three-quarters through the 2019 fiscal year, Emerson City Manager Kevin McBurnett said the municipality is doing quite well, budget-wise. “Overall, we’re looking really good,” he said. “Currently, the general fund is sitting at about $269,000 in the black.”


WHS cast stages 'Shrek: The Musical' this weekend

The stage in the Woodland High School Performing Arts Center will be turned into a swamp for the theater department’s next production. A cast of 42 young actors will present Dreamworks’ “Shrek: The Musical” Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the high school’s PAC at 800 Old Ala


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.


Start-up uses data algorithm to further delve into black hole images

For the first time in history, astonishing images of a black hole in the M87 Galaxy were revealed last week and a Rome-based data analytics company took those images a step further.


State Rep. Trey Kelley talks legislative session at Optimist Club

State Rep. Trey Kelley had positive news to report during a recent breakfast meeting at Cedartown’s Optimist Club in recent days. Kelley was invited as guest speaker and provided an overview of the 2019 legislative session and his role as the State House Majority Whip for the Republican-led body dur


Report: Calhoun man caught breaking into Chrysler dealership

A Calhoun man was arrested late Sunday evening, accused of breaking a window at a car dealership. According to Floyd County Jail/ Rome Police Department reports:. Justin Ray Weldon, 19, of 111 Victory Drive, was in jail Monday on a $10,100 bond after police found him outside University Chrysler Dodg


Work underway on 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan

Last week’s Cartersville-Bartow County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting centered around a brief presentation from Tim Preece, a transportation planning manager for the civil engineering firm VHB.


Bohm scratching out hits with BlueClaws

Another day at the ballpark, another multi-hit game for Alec Bohm. Philadelphia's top-ranked prospect went 3-for-5 with a go-ahead home run and three RBIs as Class A Lakewood toppled Rome, 10-5, on Monday night at State Mutual Stadium.


Paulding legislators recall favorite bills approved by General Assembly this year

Some Paulding state lawmakers agreed they were happiest this year to see approval of an anti-abortion bill and funding for a new aviation maintenance academy at the county's airport near Dallas.


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.


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.