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Chick-fil-A Dwarf house Sports update: Model and Darlington both in running for Fox 5 Sports’ Team of the Week
Two local teams are in the hunt for Fox 5 Atlanta’s Team of the Week football poll. Both Model Blue Devils and Darlington Tigers are among the five teams up for the honor. The other teams include East Hall Vikings, Mays Raiders and Stephenson Jaguars. As of 8 a.m. Saturday, Model is in the lead with 840 votes and Darlington in second with 104 votes. [ 208 more words. ]
Politics: Total of 634 early voters in Rome. Next up: Election Day on Tuesday.
Advance voting ended Friday across Georgia with just over 600 voting in Rome. Next up: Election Day on Tuesday. You can vote at your precinct between 7 a.m.-7 p.m.. The best way to find it is to use the Secretary of State's My MVP page: Links to candidate profiles, forum coverage Regional roundup: What’s on the ballot across Northwest Georgia on Nov. [ 92 more words. ]
Georgia Health News: Redmond Regional named in U.S. Department of Justice settlement on cardiac implants
#hometownhealth For more on these and additional updates, please click Georgia Health News: By Andy Miller More than 450 hospitals, including several in Georgia, will pay a total of more than $250 million to settle allegations that cardiac devices were implanted in Medicare patients in violation of the program’s coverage requirements, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Georgia hospitals involved in the settlements include… [ 667 more words. ]
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Rome Braves recruit community celebrities for upcoming Wiffle Ball Showcase Nov. 14
The Rome Braves front office staff took to the streets Thursday October 29th to offer “one day contracts” to members of the Northwest Georgia Community to play in the first annual "Sliding into Christmas" Wiffle Ball Showcase. The event will be held at the Miracle Field of Rome on Saturday, November 14th. Four local celebrity teams will compete against each other with each team managed by a current or former Atlanta and Rome Braves personnel including Rome skipper… [ 168 more words. ]
U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk votes for Paul Ryan as new House Speaker. (Check back for updates)
Media release: Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement today after voting to elect Rep. Paul Ryan as the next Speaker of the House: “This historic mid-term process of selecting a new Speaker has never been about a person, but revolutionizing the way Congress does business. The current leadership-centric, top down approach to governing is broken and prohibits members from truly representing their constituents. [ 174 more words. ]
Truck, two vehicles in collision on Ga. 20 near Huffaker Road
From WRGA: Floyd E-911 confirmed a wreck has been reported in the area of 5680 Alabama Highway involving a semi-tractor trailer and two other vehicles. Injuries are unknown at this time. We will have more information as it becomes available. Please use caution if you're driving in the area. From Hometown: The accident is near the intersection of Huffaker Road and the Evans service station and store. Traffic is snarled in the area. To check latest conditions, click traffic.
Gordon sheriff: Investigation into suspected string of burglaries continuing
From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston reports: On Oct. 27, deputy sheriffs responded to three reports of residential burglaries in central Gordon County in the areas of Dews Pond/Red Bud. In all instances, the burglars had forced entry by breaking open doors or windows. Detectives along with the sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit responded to the burglaries as well, interviewing witnesses and collecting physical evidence. [ 308 more words. ]
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Shorter falls 28-24 to Florida Tech
Shorter Hawks late comeback fell short as they fall 28-24 to Florida Tech. Game release: For the third straight year, the game was decided by four points. And for the third time in a row, the Shorter Hawks fell four points short when the Florida Tech Panthers handed the Hawks a 28-24 Gulf South Conference defeat. The loss, one in which two fumbles and an interception stymied Shorter's offensive scheme, is the Hawks' fourth consecutive defeat, giving Shorter a 2-6 overall record and a 1-4 conference mark heading into Shorter's final home game of the season next Saturday in Rome against GSC power North Alabama. [ 667 more words. ]
Ware Mechanical update: Latest Trick or Treat Forecast: 40-50% rain chance, temps in upper 50’s
Rain on the way. At 6 p.m., temperature is 62 degrees and falling. There is 40-50% rain chance through 10 p.m. 6 pm Chance Rain Temp: 62°F Wind: E @ 3 mph 7 pm Chance Rain Temp: 60°F Wind: E @ 3 mph 8 pm Chance Rain Temp: 58°F Wind: ESE @ 6 mph 9 pm Chance Rain Temp: 58°F Wind: ESE @ 6 mph 10 pm Likely Rain Temp: 60°F Wind: ESE @ 6 mph
Ware Mechanical weather update: Total rainfall of 2.49 inches expected from tonight through Monday.
Look for nearly 2.5 inches of rain between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Monday. Metro Atlanta area could see upwards of 4 inches. We will have continuing weather updates throughout the weekend. Forecast Here is latest Hydrologic Outlook: ...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE OVER NORTH AND PARTS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO MONDAY... A DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL MOVE INTO THE SOUTHEAST THIS WEEKEND. [ 143 more words. ]
Weekend: Halloween, Trunk or Treat events. The “Addams Family” lurking at DeSoto.
Saturday-Sunday The Rome Little Theatre will present “The Addams Family - A Musical” at The DeSoto Theatre. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Details and Tickets Saturday Downtown Rome Trick-or-Treat on Broad St. from 1-3 p.m. From Adairsville Police: Come join us for our annual trick or treating on the square. Local businesses will be on site passing out sweet treats. [ 399 more words. ]
The Leapfrog Group: Redmond Regional Medical Center earns ‘A’ for hospital safety score
Media release: An announcement released nationally by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Redmond Regional Medical Center earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score… [ 398 more words. ]
Halloween safety: Busy Saturday night, heated football rivalry, growing chance of rain add extra concerns for Trick or Treat
Safety always is an issue on Halloween but this year it has a few more concerns to consider. It falls on a Saturday evening, kids start making the rounds during what will be a spirited Florida-Georgia football game and there's a growing chance of rain. As for that forecast: This is an hour-by-hour look at what to expect Saturday evening . [ 541 more words. ]
Rome loses last year of NCCAA Victory Bowl, previously scheduled for Nov. 2.1
The 2015 Victory Bowl, scheduled for Barron Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 21, will not return to Rome after all despite a contract and the scheduled game. Dan Wood, executive director of the National Christian College Athletic Association, confirmed the venue will now be determined using the "seeding" system. That is, the no. 1 seed in the football competition as determined by the NCCAA will be the host and the no. [ 417 more words. ]
Business: Hotel boom continues near LakePoint. Another site to use in your job hunt. Business Before Hours today.
The company behind the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Calhoun, opened earlier this year near Cracker Barrel off Ga. 53 on the "outlets" side of I-75, is staying busy in Northwest Georgia. The next two local projects due up are the Hampton Inn & Suites at Emerson just beyond the new Chick-Fil-A and the Home2Suites in Cartersville just off I-75 and Main Street. [ 136 more words. ]
Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell selected for society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; one of only seven in Georgia.
Media release: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell has been selected to join the society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Membership into this organization is granted to leading orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The mission of the ASES is to promote the ethical practice of evidence-based, high quality shoulder and elbow care through leadership, medical education and research. [ 176 more words. ]
Broad Street packed with hundreds of ‘ghost and goblins’ for Downtown Trick or Treating
Broad Street is packed with ghosts, goblins and even more scary -- parents-- as Trick or Treat on Broad Street is back and better than ever. A note of thanks to the Exchange Club of Rome for helping to keep safe passage at the cross walks. Great job, downtown merchants. The free event is from 1-3 p.m. today. Your latest Trick or Treating forecast, plus Halloween safety tips. Halloween Your guide to area pumpkin patches, fall festivals and “spooky” events. October
Glass Doctor of Rome purchases former Elrod’s Glass Company
The Glass Doctor of Rome has purchased the inventory of Elrod's Glass Company and moved their business from Armuchee into Elrod's former spot at 905 Martha Berry Blvd. (at corner with 10th St.) "We have officially moved into the Elrods building and we are up and running. The only thing we have left to move is our sign," the company stated in a Facebook post. [ 72 more words. ]
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: High School Scoreboard. Big day for college football. Georgia Highlands Basketball updates.
#hometownsports Rome Braves recruit community celebrities for upcoming Wiffle Ball Showcase Nov. 14. Braves HIGH SCHOOLS High School Football Scoreboard: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Model, Cartersville, Adairsville, Calhoun. Scoreboard John McClellan's high school picks: How did John do? McClellan Georgia High School Football Daily. Returns Monday. MIDDLE SCHOOL Rome Middle School seventh and eighth grade teams host playoff games Saturday at 4 and 6 p.m. [ 424 more words. ]
Cartersville Police arrest suspect in Oct. 20 home invasion incident
In a press release, Chief Thomas N. Culpepper stated that on 10/30/2015, Investigators with the Cartersville Police Department arrested Michael Cornelius Chairs in connection with a home invasion incident that occurred on 10/20/2015. During the incident, Chairs forcefully entered a residence and a physical altercation ensued. During the altercation, Chairs pointed a firearm at several occupants in the residence and struck one victim multiple times with the weapon. [ 120 more words. ]
Georgia Health News: Percentage of uninsured kids in Georgia still remains above national average
#hometownhealth For more on these and additional updates, please click Georgia Health News: By Andy Miller The number of uninsured children in Georgia dropped by nearly 50,000 after the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, a new report has found. But the state’s 189,000 children who remain uninsured make Georgia’s rate relatively high – 7.6 percent, versus 6 percent nationally. [ 494 more words. ]
Cartersville-Bartow visitors bureau honored by Convention South magazine; Greater Rome also makes awards list
From a media release: It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau with a 2015 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said Publisher… [ 418 more words. ]
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Cartersville vs. Pickens game up for 11 Alive Sports Game of the Week
Next Friday's match up between Cartersville High and Pickens High School is up for honor of 11 Alive's Team of the Week. Voting is live now. From 11 Alive: If your game is the winner, we'll roll out the red carpet and give you the VIP treatment. You'll get extensive coverage before, during and after the big game! (Note: Your game will not air live on TheATL or 11Alive, but you'll still be the envy of other schools in the area). [ 68 more words. ]
Shorter days ahead: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Good time to test smoke alarms.
Get ready for shorter days as Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Look for sunrise at 7 a.m. Sunday and sunset at 5:48 p.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before you head to bed. Reminder from Gordon County Government: As fall is upon us and we move our clocks back an hour Saturday night before bed, everyone should take the time sometime Saturday to check your battery and the operation or each of your smoke alarms. [ 94 more words. ]
Smile Report: GNTC student Jim Adcock wins Literary Journal contest
Media release: Jim Adcock was the winner of the “Name the Journal Contest” held recently to select the name of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) new student-run literary journal that is scheduled to begin distribution in April 2016. The title “Georgia Mountain Review” was a unanimous choice by the committee that picked the name according to Raymond Atkins, instructor of English at GNTC. [ 263 more words. ]
Sign’s Up! New Krispy Kreme just months away from opening in Rome.
There's a new sign up on Turner McCall that get those taste buds excited. A new Krispy Kreme 'Coming Soon' sign is now up at the site of the new doughnut shop coming to 1602 Turner McCall Blvd. Our last update from corporate said you’ll see a “small shop doughnut factory serving hot doughnuts” inside a 2,00-square-foot building soon. No specific opening dates have been mentioned but we’re estimating a four- to five-month turn around. [ 83 more words. ]
Isakson: ‘I cannot support a bill that raises the debt ceiling to an unspecified amount.’
Media release: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement after announcing that he will vote against the Bipartisan Budget Act: “I cannot support a bill that raises the debt ceiling to an unspecified amount. Further, this bill undoes many of the achievements of the Budget Control Act by allowing for increased government spending without the inclusion of critical reforms to address our deficits and long-term debt. [ 68 more words. ]
The Rome Braves are traveling throughout the community today, signing "players" to one-day contracts to take part in the wiffle ball for charity event set for Nov. 14. Victims -- err, signees -- so far include Dr. Brian McNiece, Darlington Head of School Brent Bell, Julie and Kevin from Rome Radio Partners, WRGA Talk of the Town host Nelle Reagan, Sam Lucas, orthodontist Dr.
Weekend: Lots of Halloween, Trunk or Treating events. Addams Family finale. Fall crafts show.
Friday City of Cedartown will host Downtown Trick or Treating for children 12 and under from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. with Halloween Costume Contest for children 12 and under at 5:30 p.m. at the Park in front of Courthouse No. 2. Spooky Science Night at Tellus Science Museum on Friday, 6-9 p.m. Members: $5; non-members, $15. The Halloween fun includes: [ 564 more words. ]
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