Category Archives: Polk

Latest Heritage First Headlines: As Northwest Georgians lend in handle in still-reeling Florida, Maria poses a new threat. 5 Guys coming to Calhoun. Mohawk has 130 local jobs available. Last days of summer will be warm ones.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: As Northwest Georgians lend in handle in still-reeling Florida, Maria poses a new threat. 5 Guys coming to Calhoun. Mohawk has 130 local jobs available. Last days of summer will be warm ones.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk county jails. MORNING EDITION Tracking Maria, recovering from Irma: As another hurricane threatens, Northwest Georgia sends donations, personnel to a still-reeling Florida. Hurricanes Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs.… Read more

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Tracking Maria, recovering from Irma: As another hurricane threatens, Northwest Georgia sends donations, personnel to a still-reeling Florida.

Tracking Maria, recovering from Irma: As another hurricane threatens, Northwest Georgia sends donations, personnel to a still-reeling Florida.

WATCHING MARIA Maria will pass over Puerto Rico on Wednesday where a state of emergency already has been declared. All eyes are on where the storm moves next. The 5 a.m. summary: Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday. On the forecast track, the eye of Maria… Read more

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Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs. Development authority meets.

Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs. Development authority meets.

  Five Guys Burgers & Fries seeks bids on Calhoun location: The popular hamburger chain is coming to Calhoun Station at 613 Ga. 53, Suite 200,  and seeks bids for an “interior buildout” of less than 5,000 square feet. Bids ae due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. It is the latest Northwest Georgia location… Read more

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Buzz: Heart of the Community nominations sought. Recovery Month celebration, walk is Saturday. Cedartown Christmas Parade details. Harbor House says thanks to Roman Rumble runners, helpers. Today’s meetings.

Buzz: Heart of the Community nominations sought. Recovery Month celebration, walk is Saturday. Cedartown Christmas Parade details. Harbor House says thanks to Roman Rumble runners, helpers. Today’s meetings.

  The Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. is  accepting nominations of potential recipients for the annual Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The deadline is Oct. 23. The awards committee searches for individuals who have given their time and talents to make this community a better place in which to live through their… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight chance of storms through Saturday; highs in the upper 80s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight chance of storms through Saturday; highs in the upper 80s.

  FORECAST Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind. Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Three new coaches at Georgia Highlands. Honors for Berry receiver, goalie. Latest high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Three new coaches at Georgia Highlands. Honors for Berry receiver, goalie. Latest high school football updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   Media release: Georgia Highlands Collegewelcomed three new coaches over the summer for the men’s basketball team, the women’s basketball team and the softball team. Greg Schiefen comes all the way from Corning, New York. He will serve as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach. Schiefen… Read more

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Obituaries: Mary Kate Smith-Head, Mrs. Eloise Oliver Sewell, Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten.

Obituaries: Mary Kate Smith-Head, Mrs. Eloise Oliver Sewell, Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten.

  Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten, age 89, of Rome, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Sitten was born in Floyd County on August 26, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph Oscar “J. O.” Whelchel and the late Audrey Jackson Whelchel.  She was also preceded in death… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. t

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. t

  FLOYD THE CITY CREAMERY  225 BROAD ST STE 100 ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A WAFFLE HOUSE 2309 MARTHA BERRY BOULEVARD BLVD ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score: 72, Grade: C BARTOW SUBWAY 298 NELSON ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score:… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates all day from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails; Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updates all day from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails; Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch report brought to you by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report Tuesday Cartersville Police Department Monday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Bartow County Jail report -How to check the Bartow County Jail log: Click Photo Name In Custody… Read more

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Updated: More help to prevent youth suicides. Earlier: An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention.

Updated: More help to prevent youth suicides. Earlier: An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention.

  September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month By Melanie Dallas, LPC; Highland Rivers Health CEO Suicide has always been puzzling and tragic. Psychiatrists, psychologists and especially those who have lost a loved one to suicide often don’t understand how an individual might perceive daily life to be so unbearable that he or she would choose… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: What to do about surge in young suicides. Parker Systems mobilizes an army to aid first responders in Florida. Hurricanes x 3: Maria the latest threat; Rome Cares packs third truck bound for Florida; gas prices fueled by Harvey start to ease. John McClellan’s high school picks.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: What to do about surge in young suicides. Parker Systems mobilizes an army to aid first responders in Florida. Hurricanes x 3: Maria the latest threat; Rome Cares packs third truck bound for Florida; gas prices fueled by Harvey start to ease. John McClellan’s high school picks.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION: An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention. Preventing young suicides From Katrina… Read more

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From Katrina to Irma, Parker Systems has sent its people and a convoy of technology into chaos to restore critical communications for first responders.

From Katrina to Irma, Parker Systems has sent its people and a convoy of technology into chaos to restore critical communications for first responders.

By Michelle Picon For Hometown Headlines Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey and a week after Hurricane Irma, Parker FiberNet trucks will be rolling back into Rome and Summerville, another hurricane mission accomplished.  Starting on Key West at Mile Marker 1, the local telecommunications and logistics company helped bring back emergency communications for first responders serving in… Read more

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Hurricanes x 3: Maria is latest threat as it starts is run through the Caribbean. Irma: Third truck of Rome Cares’ relief locked and loaded, heading for Florida. Harvey: Gas price surge tied to storm just starting to ease here.

Hurricanes x 3: Maria is latest threat as it starts is run through the Caribbean. Irma: Third truck of Rome Cares’ relief locked and loaded, heading for Florida. Harvey: Gas price surge tied to storm just starting to ease here.

All eyes now on Maria: Another tropical system has grown into a hurricane and, like Irma, is a major threat in the Caribbean later this week with a big mystery as to what’s after that. Many of the island nations were battered by Irma a week ago as was much of Florida. Another storm, just… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Middle to upper 80s all this week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Middle to upper 80s all this week.

OUTLOOK Locally: After a dry first half of the week, the chance for thunderstorms  will return for portions of north and central Georgia, mainly during the afternoon and evening, Wednesday through Saturday. FORECAST Monday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday… Read more

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