Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs.

Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs.

A Floyd County School bus and a 2004 Buick LaSabre collided in a head-on crash in the 2400 block of Calhoun Road on Wednesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. According to Trooper Bowden with Georgia State Patrol, the Buick, driven by Mandy Coast, age 33 of Rome, was traveling north on Calhoun Road when she… Read more

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A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes a tree in the Pocket area of Gordon County.

A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes a tree in the Pocket area of Gordon County.

A 43-year-old Rome man was killed Wednesday afternoon after his motorcycle left the roadway striking a tree along Pocket Road in Gordon County. Deputy Coroner Kristy Nicholson identified the deceased as Nathan Michael Holt. No one else was involved in the crash. Earlier report: From WEBS Radio: A motorcycle wreck reported in the 2000 block… Read more

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GBI and Calhoun Police investigating suspicious death of 47-year-old man, however, foul play no longer suspected after autopsy points to heart attack.

GBI and Calhoun Police investigating suspicious death of 47-year-old man, however, foul play no longer suspected after autopsy points to heart attack.

  Latest from The City of Calhoun Police Department: Chief Tony Pyle said that the results of the autopsy point to signs of a heart attack that claimed the life of 47-year-old James Balston on Tuesday. While some facts initially led investigators to believe Mr. Balston’s death could have been the result of a homicide, Chief Pyle… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

  Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000.” Click for details. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Wednesday Cartersville Police reports: April 24 1… Read more

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Photo Gallery: Rome Blanks Lakewood 1 to 0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Photo Gallery: Rome Blanks Lakewood 1 to 0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Business: Shaw Industries to close Chatsworth plant in June, affecting 260 workers, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle report.

Business: Shaw Industries to close Chatsworth plant in June, affecting 260 workers, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle report.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia-based Shaw Industries Group Inc. is ending yarn production at one of its seven plants in Chatsworth in Murray County, affecting 260 workers. Shaw Industries filed a federally required notice of the action, which said it is effective May 12, with the Georgia Department of Labor. In an announcement,… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murphy USA gas station temporarily closed at East Rome Walmart with expanding remodeling coming to store this summer. Busy season of college graduations. Cartersville Police charge Riverdale juvenile with schools threats.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murphy USA gas station temporarily closed at East Rome Walmart with expanding remodeling coming to store this summer. Busy season of college graduations. Cartersville Police charge Riverdale juvenile with schools threats.

  LATEST UPDATES Latest updates from Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Murphy USA gas station closed temporarily at East Rome Walmart for renovations, will reopen this summer. Expanded $1.5 million remodeling project coming this summer to East Rome and Calhoun Walmart stores. Business Busy season of college graduations begins next Thursday with… Read more

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Business: Murphy USA gas station closed temporarily at East Rome Walmart for renovations, will reopen this summer. Expanded $1.5 million remodeling project coming this summer to East Rome and Calhoun Walmart stores.

Business: Murphy USA gas station closed temporarily at East Rome Walmart for renovations, will reopen this summer. Expanded $1.5 million remodeling project coming this summer to East Rome and Calhoun Walmart stores.

    The Murphy USA gas station at the East Rome Walmart at 825 Cartersville Hwy. is now temporarily closed for renovations. Fencing is up and crews have already taken out fuel pumps. It will be closed for the next few months, reopening in Summer 2019. This is part of a bigger $1.5 million remodeling… Read more

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Cartersville Police arrest juvenile from Riverdale, Ga. in connection with threats made against Cartersville Elementary School last week.

Cartersville Police arrest juvenile from Riverdale, Ga. in connection with threats made against Cartersville Elementary School last week.

  Tuesday, April 23 update from Cartersville Police: On Tuesday April 23rd 2019, formal charges were made on the juvenile suspect who called in threats to the Cartersville Elementary School on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The juvenile, from Riverdale, Georgia was charged by Cartersville Police Investigators with Terroristic Threats and Disruption of Public Schools, to be heard at the Bartow County Juvenile… Read more

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Busy season of college graduations begins next Thursday with Shorter University’s commencement, Berry College’s commencement is May 4.

Busy season of college graduations begins next Thursday with Shorter University’s commencement, Berry College’s commencement is May 4.

Next week begins a busy season of college graduations. First up will be Shorter University’s commencement on Thursday, May 2 at the Winthrop-King Centre on campus, while Berry College will hold its undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 4 on campus. COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES Shorter University’s Spring Commencement will take place on Shorter University’s campus in the Winthrop-King… Read more

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Buzz: Tallatoona CAP, Inc. taking applications for cooling/electric bill assistance. Cartersville Medical Center offering SafeSitter certification course. Rome Symphony Orchestra hosting free family concert on Saturday.

Buzz: Tallatoona CAP, Inc. taking applications for cooling/electric bill assistance. Cartersville Medical Center offering SafeSitter certification course. Rome Symphony Orchestra hosting free family concert on Saturday.

Cartersville Medical Center is offering a SafeSitter Babysitting Certification Course on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for girl or boy in grades 6-8 (ages 11-14). Space is limited and the class is taught by two certified instructors. The Safe Sitter® curriculum is designed exclusively for young teens and covers the following… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm spring day with high near 85. Rain returns Thursday and Friday. 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm spring day with high near 85. Rain returns Thursday and Friday. 

  OUTLOOK Another warm spring day with high near 85. Rain returns Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall to Lakewood, 3-2. Former Berry basketball coach Lennie Acuff named Lipscomb head coach. GHSA State Soccer, Baseball and Tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall to Lakewood, 3-2. Former Berry basketball coach Lennie Acuff named Lipscomb head coach. GHSA State Soccer, Baseball and Tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. SPORTS HEADLINES Former Berry College head basketball coach and member of Shorter Athletic Hall of Fame (2011), Lennie Acuff has been named the new men’s basketball coach at Lipscomb University. He most recently served as head coach at the University of… Read more

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Photo gallery: Lakewood Clips the Braves 2 – 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Photo gallery: Lakewood Clips the Braves 2 – 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Malcolm Foss, Sr., Lawrence Randolph “Randy” Hawkins and Mr. George Howard Warren

Obituaries: Mr. Malcolm Foss, Sr., Lawrence Randolph “Randy” Hawkins and Mr. George Howard Warren

Lawrence Randolph “Randy” Hawkins, age 78, was born on October 19, 1940, and entered his eternal rest in Heaven with Jesus on April 22, 2019. Randy was born in Rome, Georgia, to Otho Randolph Hawkins and Mittie Odessa Deason Hawkins.  Randy lived his entire life in Armuchee, Georgia and graduated from Armuchee High School in… Read more

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