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From the Ingles Studio this is The Northwest Georgia News Podcast from the Rome News Tribune, Calhoun Times, Catoosa Walker News, and Polk County Standard


   Today is Wednesday, June 14th, and happy 64th birthday to jazz musician Marcus Miller



I’m Brian Giffin and here the top stories Northwest Georgia is talking about presented by Drake Realty


Rome man accused of murder dies in hospital after medical complications


Architects named for new field houses at 2 Floyd County high schools


And Attorneys file to push back Superior Court review of Cochran ethics process


Plus, Leah McGrath of Ingles Markets talks with our Bruce Jenkins about Keto Diets


Crawford of the US dept. of Agriculture on that same topic

These stories and more are coming up in today’s edition of the Northwest Georgia News podcast


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STORY 1: dies


A 74-year-old man from Rome, who was accused of killing a woman earlier this year, has died after being transported to the hospital from jail. Will Henry Ford Sr., who was already suffering from a terminal medical condition, passed away at the hospital. Ford had been incarcerated on charges of killing a 61-year-old woman, identified as Harriett Ann Turner, at his residence. The victim was described as a longtime friend of Ford's. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office released a statement confirming Ford's death and expressing that he died from his preexisting medical condition. Services for the victim are pending...…..get more on this story at northwestgeorgianews.com


STORY 2: named


The Floyd County Board of Education has approved new architects for the construction of field houses at Armurchee and Coosa high schools. The board received an update on various ongoing construction projects, including football fields, LED signage, and playground installations across the school properties. The projects are progressing well and are expected to be completed on time. The board also discussed strategies to reduce energy costs and considered hiring an energy manager to maximize savings. The financial review revealed that the general fund earned significant interest in May, indicating successful financial management. While the graduating class at Pepperell High School is smaller, lower schools are experiencing increased enrollment. Additionally, the board agreed to auction off older buses that are currently used as spares.


STORY 3: ethics


Attorneys for Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran and the city itself have filed a motion to delay a Superior Court review of perceived flaws in an ethics investigation process involving Cochran. They aim to work towards a resolution in the matter. The City Commission is expected to hear from attorney Chris Balch, appointed to represent the city, during a pre-meeting caucus. The decision to seek a delay comes after Floyd County Superior Court Chief Judge John "Jack" Niedrach temporarily halted an Ethics Investigation Panel hearing due to concerns about flaws in the process. The investigation process has highlighted disputes among city commissioners, including allegations of division along racial and ideological lines....…..we’ll be back in a moment.


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STORY 4: trib


The Rome News-Tribune staff received several significant awards at the Georgia Press Association convention. Competing in a division that includes larger newspapers, they were recognized for their coverage of Rome and Floyd County. The awards included 1st place in editorial writing, sports feature story, and humorous column, as well as 2nd place in headline writing, investigative reporting, and editorial page. The editorial page award recognized all the regular columnists and contributors who lend their voices to the publication. Sister newspapers, such as the Calhoun Times and Walker County Messenger, also received awards in various categories. Other newspapers from Times-Journal Inc. and publications like the Marietta Daily Journal and Gwinnett Daily Post were also honored.



STORY 5: berry


Berry College's softball program, led by head coach Jessica Strong and assistant coach Abbey Gamble, has received the Region VI Coaching Staff of the Year award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The team achieved a program-record 43 wins and went undefeated in Southern Athletic Association (SAA) play, becoming only the second team in the league's history to do so. They also swept through the SAA Championship, won the Mary Hardin-Baylor Regional, and clinched the Mount Berry Super Regional with a sweep of Belhaven. Strong's strategic move of adjusting the batting order proved successful, leading to an impressive winning streak and record-breaking performances by players such as Katie White and Morgan Frye. Additionally, Strong has achieved the rare feat of reaching the NCAA Softball Championship final site in consecutive years in different divisions and with different schools. Gamble, an alumna of Berry College, joined the coaching staff last year.



STORY 6: advisory


Kileigh Barcomb, a junior competition cheerleader from Armuchee High School, has been selected to serve on the Georgia High School Association's student athlete advisory council for the 2023-24 term. Out of the statewide applicants, Barcomb is the only student from Northwest Georgia to be chosen for the council, which consists of 20 students. The council's main focus is promoting sportsmanship among teams, schools, and officials, as well as fostering unity among the student body and sports teams. They also aim to ensure inclusivity for all students regardless of their race, economic backgrounds, athletic ability, or academic success.


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Story 7: caucus


And Now, Leah McGrath, corporate dietician at Ingles Markets joins our Bruce Jenkins to talk keto diets




We’ll have closing comments after this


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