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Buzz: Rome-Floyd Fire Department gets new water tanker, Marine Corps League to hear about new Mental
The Rome-Floyd Fire Department got a new 2,000 gallon water tanker truck this week with funds from the 2013 SPLOST. According to the project description, many areas of the city and county have either low or no positive water supply, thus the need for a water tanker in the event of a fire. According to Floyd County Commissioner Scotty Hancock… [ 208 more words. ]
Health: Floyd Family Medicine Residency program names chief residents; Adds 8 new residents
Media release: Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency program has named Curtis Glidewell, M.D. and Justin Smith, M.D. as Chief Residents for the new academic year that began July 1. Chief Residents are selected and voted upon by their peers and are approved by faculty and staff. During their one-year term, they will serve in a leadership role, mentoring underclassmen and acting as liaisons between residents and faculty. [ 372 more words. ]
Georgia Health News: Piedmont, United split as their contract ends.
#hometownhealth For more on these and additional updates, please click Georgia Health News: By Andy Miller Eleventh-hour contract talks between Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare ended Thursday evening without an agreement. So starting at midnight, five Piedmont hospitals, along with Piedmont physicians, would be out of network to tens of thousands of United members. That means they will face higher out-of-pocket costs to visit those facilities. [ 760 more words. ]
Business: Cheeseburger Bobby’s opens in Calhoun. rue21 growing at Mount Berry Mall. Latest to join L
rue21 is growing at Mount Berry Mall: The longtime retailer is shifting to the former home of Express with the move set for early August. Express closed its Rome store in February and rue21 was quick to grow into new quarters. The company, based outside of Pittsburgh, has more than 1,100 stores and has been adding locations across North Georgia in recent years. [ 305 more words. ]
Tonight’s line-up: Block Party and fireworks in Cave Spring and Summerville. Plus hour-by-hour forec
Tonight: Independence Day Block Party featuring Rome’s very own, Tim Reynolds & Friends on stage at 4th Avenue and Broad Street between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Grab your family, friends, and lawn chairs and meet on Broad Street. Broad Street will close to traffic in the 300 and 400 blocks at 3:30 p.m. Children may jump on the inflatables for a minimal fee. [ 165 more words. ]
No winners in Mega Millions lottery, jackpot soars to $449 million for Tuesday’s drawing
There were no winners in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing according to the Georgia Lottery. The jackpot is now at $449 million for Tuesday's drawing, the third largest jackpot in the game's history according to WSB TV. No ticket matched all of the six numbers drawn Friday night. The winning numbers were 20, 41, 42, 45 and 49, plus the Mega Ball 14. The next drawing will be Tuesday, July 5 at 11 p.m.
Outdoors: Registration open for Paddle Georgia’s Fall Float on the Flint, Plus: latest outdoors cale
Media release: This fall, river lovers will have the opportunity to explore Southwest Georgia’s scenic Flint River during Georgia River Network’s (GRN) Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint, a three-day, 56-mile canoe and kayak journey set for Oct. 8-10. This will be the third year that the statewide river advocacy group has offered this trip in conjunction with Flint Riverkeeper, and organizers are expecting at least 150 paddlers to make the journey. [ 554 more words. ]
Redmond Regional’s application for new 18-bed Psychiatric unit denied by state officials
Redmond Regional Medical Center's application for a Certificate of Need to establish a new 18-bed inpatient psychiatric program has been denied by the Georgia Department of Community Health according to latest CON tracking report. The hospital applied for the CON for new psychiatric and substance abuse adult inpatient program in February with an estimated cost of $2.3 million. There was opposition to their application and it was denied this week. [ 34 more words. ]
Blood Assurance Blood Drive at Rome Cleaners, 712 Broad St., now through 7 p.m. Everyone who donates will be entered into drawing for door prizes. Also: Alzheimers Association T-shirts from Monday's spirit night are on sale.
Outdoors: Some updates on Paddle Georgia 2016 — and a return trip in 2017? Plus: Outdoors calendar.
These updates from Joe Cook of Coosa River Basin Initiative, who completed the 103-mile Paddle Georgia trek to Rome last week: Carlton Gober of Davisboro was the winner in the Duck Race. He won $250 and a complimentary registration for Paddle Georgia 2017. Carroll Voss of Cumming, an 83-year-old, was our oldest paddler. Aviva Peiken, the daughter of… [ 396 more words. ]
Ware Mechanical alert: Keep an eye on this evening’s weather; hour-by-hour forecast shows 70% rain/s
The above radar image shows what's on the way this evening and tonight. The first alerts are out, for Whitfield, Dade and Catoosa counties, as a strong thunderstorm moves in near LaFayette. We've already seen a high of 94 today -- a bit warmer than forecast -- but the heat index has remained within a few degrees of the actual high. [ 98 more words. ]
Charles Williams REIC preparing to break ground on new apartments near State Mutual Stadium
With bids to be accepted next week, look for construction to get underway soon on the apartments located in the Diamond Village at The Boulevard development near State Mutual Stadium. The apartments, which were previously slated to be built down Riverside Parkway across from Ridge Ferry Park, are being developed by Charles Williams REIC. "We hope to receive bids next week. [ 185 more words. ]
WBHF Radio: Officer involved fatal shooting in Cartersville
From WBHF Radio: Fatal Shooting in Atco Park - Cartersville Police responded to a situation in Atco that resulted in an officer fatally shooting a suspect. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene to investigate. We will release more information as soon as we can. The Cartersville Police Department have scheduled a press conference for 8:45 p.m. at police headquarters to release more information.
  LATEST FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph …
LATEST FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. [ 105 more words. ]
Outdoors: Fact or fiction — panthers and peacocks in Maplewood, gators prowling in Northwest Georgia
Panthers on the prowl? A dazzling peacock on the run? A gator sunning itself on the banks of the Coosa? Welcome to Wild Kingdom: Northwest Georgia or maybe a local edition of Myth Busters. We put those questions to Ben Winkelman and Jason Hosford of the E.C.O. Center in Rome during Tuesday's Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. [ 438 more words. ]
Sellers Gourmet Eatery coming to former Greener Burger; Sellers also have restaurants in Calhoun, Sh
The former Greener Burger is about to give way to Sellers Gourmet Eatery as David and Amanda Sellers open or re-establish yet another restaurant in Floyd and Gordon counties. The family operates Sellers Chophouse at 114 Court St. in Calhoun, the former home of Thurston's Cafe. View the menu here. They also own Wings R Us, the former Opi's, [ 176 more words. ]
Photo gallery: First Friday concert draws huge crowd downtown, More to come tonight.
A huge crowd enjoyed the First Friday concert at Bridgepoint Plaza on Friday night featuring The Georgia Blues Brothers. The event kicked off Independence Day weekend festivities in Greater Rome. The fun continues with tonight's Independence Day Block Party featuring Rome's own Tim Reynolds and Friends playing from 7-10 p.m. Click here for complete list of Independence Day events.
Buzz: Grand opening today at City Creamery. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Labor commissioner to lead
The City Creamery at 225 Broad St. will hold its grand opening today at 11 a.m. Several prizes are available, from Yeti items to free ice cream for the rest of the year. The Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday, July 5, at Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. The guest speaker is Floyd County School Board member… [ 253 more words. ]
Georgia Health News: Report scolds state over mental health housing (story hits close to home in the
#hometownhealth For more on these and additional updates, please click Georgia Health News: By Andy Miller Georgia is not meeting its court-supervised obligations for creating housing for people with serious mental illness, according to a recently released report. State-run psychiatric hospitals, in fact, have discharged dozens of patients to homeless shelters, and many of them wind up being re-hospitalized, the report from an independent reviewer says. [ 1124 more words. ]
Ware Mechanical forecast: Another smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta. Watching rain, heat forecast
Another Code Orange smog alert for Bartow County, metro Atlanta today -- the 15th such designation since the ozone season began this year. Code Orange means the air could be "unhealthy for sensitive groups" including children, people who are sensitive to ozone and people with heart or lung disease. They should limited their efforts outdoors, especially during the late afternoon and early evening when ozone concentrations are at their highest level… [ 182 more words. ]
Remembering Pat Summitt, legendary Lady Vols coach
Media release: “You win in life with people.” This is one simple statement that Patricia Sue Head Summitt embodied, lived by and passed on to so many throughout her 64 years of life. She ‘won’ every day of her life because of the relationships she developed, nurtured and cherished. Relationships with her family and friends. Relationships with players, coaches, and fans. [ 670 more words. ]
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