Category Archives: Gordon

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome, Darlington, Calhoun advance; Cartersville upset. What’s next.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome, Darlington, Calhoun advance; Cartersville upset. What’s next.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   TONIGHT’S SCORES INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER 5A—FINAL: Rome 56  Southwest DeKalb 0. Next: Travel to Starr’s Mill. 4A—FINAL: Cartersville 19  Blessed Trinity 21. An absolute stunner as Cartersville’s streak ends. 4A–FINAL: Cedartown 18 Marist 31 3A—FINAL: Calhoun  28 Monroe Area 20. For the 10th… Read more

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Business: David Johnson, Scott Tucker promoted at United Community Bank to lead Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga offices; Steve Kemp retiring after 45-year career.

Business: David Johnson, Scott Tucker promoted at United Community Bank to lead Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga offices; Steve Kemp retiring after 45-year career.

Media release: United Community Bank is pleased to promote two of its longtime bankers to leadership positions in its Northwest Georgia region, which covers Bartow, Chattooga and Floyd counties. David Johnson will be CEO of Northwest Georgia Scott Tucker will be President of Northwest Georgia for United. Johnson and Tucker will work together to manage… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Wind advisory for 10 a.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday; gusts to nearly 30 mph possible.

Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Wind advisory for 10 a.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday; gusts to nearly 30 mph possible.

OUTLOOK New: Wind advisory set for 10 a.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday. We could see some strong gusts in Northwest Georgia. At least 20-mph throughout the afternoon and as high as 28 mph by 10 p.m. A strong cold front will cross the area Saturday night. Ahead of the front, showers and a few… Read more

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Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. http://bit.ly/drminiyar About this report: We update this report around 5 each morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Suspect in the theft of the Chick-fil-A catering van is in … the coop.

Suspect in the theft of the Chick-fil-A catering van is in … the coop.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click http://bit.ly/drminiyar   The news plug is a suspect is in custody on charges of stealing the Chick-fil-A catering van in Cartersville. But the news release from Cartersville Police sums it up much better than we ever could. It reads: “In one of the most popular investigations we… Read more

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Advertising: You’re a click away from the ultimate preview of 600-plus items in the ‘Super Bowl of Local Auctions’ this Saturday.

Advertising: You’re a click away from the ultimate preview of 600-plus items in the ‘Super Bowl of Local Auctions’ this Saturday.

A riverside home, dozens of vehicles, at least 50 guns, furniture, land and more — all up for auction Nov. 18 at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Please click here or the image below for expanded coverage: Video, photos and links to what you need to know.  This is an absolute auction with all items selling regardless… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Final round of Central Plaza upgrades begin. Starbucks at LakePoint by ‘winter.’ Model’s Gordon Powers, longtime football coach, retiring. Huge Saturday with pancakes, auction, Berry’s NCAA football playoff, more. Tonight: Football scores.  Blustery Saturday; subfreezing by Monday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Final round of Central Plaza upgrades begin. Starbucks at LakePoint by ‘winter.’ Model’s Gordon Powers, longtime football coach, retiring. Huge Saturday with pancakes, auction, Berry’s NCAA football playoff, more. Tonight: Football scores. Blustery Saturday; subfreezing by Monday.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow Headlines and Polk County headlines. MORNING EDITION: Business: Final phase of Central Plaza remodeling is under way. LakePoint’s Starbucks — with 20-plus jobs and a rustic cabin look — due ‘this winter.’ Business Berry alum Brin Enterkin, founder of… Read more

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Business: Final phase of Central Plaza remodeling is under way. LakePoint’s Starbucks — with 20-plus jobs and a rustic cabin look — due ‘this winter.’

Business: Final phase of Central Plaza remodeling is under way. LakePoint’s Starbucks — with 20-plus jobs and a rustic cabin look — due ‘this winter.’

  Another phase of a high-end remodeling of Central Plaza is under way off Second Avenue. The former home of Rome Health Spa is under renovation — inside and out — with several prospects looking at the location, says Jimmy Kelley of Hardy Realty. Look for work to continue there and into the parking lot… Read more

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Buzz: Redmond’s Smokeout celebration brings new meaning to ‘cold turkey.’ Rome Floyd firefighters thank donors to planned memorial.

Buzz: Redmond’s Smokeout celebration brings new meaning to ‘cold turkey.’ Rome Floyd firefighters thank donors to planned memorial.

Talk about cold turkey: To celebrate Thursday’s Great American Smoke Out, Redmond Regional’s Lung Clinic provided smoking cessation education to staff and visitors. Everyone who pledged to quick smoking for 24 hours was eligible for a drawing to win a “cold turkey.” Congratulations to one of the visitors, Kandi Sanford, for taking the pledge and… Read more

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Obituaries: Alisha Evon Cross, Mr. James Lee Fuller, Louise Jackson Rickman.

Obituaries: Alisha Evon Cross, Mr. James Lee Fuller, Louise Jackson Rickman.

Louise Jackson Rickman, 88, of Rome, passed away on November 15, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born on August 12, 1929 in Adairsville, GA. She was the daughter of the late John Jackson and the late Ruby Bramblett. She enjoyed telling jokes and needlepoint. Her family was very special to her as well… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD MARKET PLACE (Ga Highlands) (Food Service Inspections) 3175 CEDARTOWN HWY ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: November 16, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A ROME CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT (Food Service Inspections) 1 WOODBINE AVE ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: November 16, 2017 Score: 89, Grade: B BARTOW Mr. Egg Roll  267 C CASSVILLE ROAD CARTERSVILLE,… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Gordon Powers retires as Model High football coach. Updated with comments from colleagues.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Gordon Powers retires as Model High football coach. Updated with comments from colleagues.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Watch the video on Facebook Media release: After nearly 40 years as a collegiate and high school football coach, Gordon Powers is retiring.  An illustrious career that spans four decades and two states comes to an end with 173 wins in 26 years as… Read more

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Berry alum Brin Enterkin, founder of The African SOUP, named to Forbes’ 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs.

Berry alum Brin Enterkin, founder of The African SOUP, named to Forbes’ 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs.

  Media release: Berry College alum Brin Enterkin, founder of The African SOUP, has been named one of 2018’s “Forbes 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs.” Forbes describes the 30 social entrepreneurs under the age of 30 as “leveraging business smarts to save the world.” Enterkin, 27, a 2012 graduate of Berry, is transforming the education system in… Read more

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The Gravy Boat: Back and better than ever by mid-December. Customers already tasting their returning favorites.

The Gravy Boat: Back and better than ever by mid-December. Customers already tasting their returning favorites.

Here’s the official word via Facebook: “We are very excited to announce that The Gravy Boat will be reopening in mid-December. We will be issuing applications for all positions, which include biscuit maker, fry cook, meat cutters, cashiers, dishwasher and other kitchen duties. Please stop by the Gravy Boat at 1413 Dean Ave. in Rome… Read more

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Business: Fastenal jumping from home of five years near Home Depot to Dodd Boulevard off U.S. 411.

Business: Fastenal jumping from home of five years near Home Depot to Dodd Boulevard off U.S. 411.

    Fastenal is leaving its brief home at 190 Hicks Drive near Little Caesars off Turner McCall for larger quarters on Dodd Boulevard just off U.S. 411 (turn at the Huddle House and then a bit down on the right). Original set off Eighth Avenue near the Rome News office, it moved to Etowah… Read more

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