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ISIS Video Shows Beheading of  
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A second American has apparently been beheaded by the terror group ISIS. An internet video published by the Islamic State extremist group shows the beheading of 31 year-old US reporter Steven Sotloff.

The video also threatens the life of British captive David Haines.

The video shows Sotloff saying that he is `paying the price` for U.S. intervention just before being killed. Considering he was a captive, it`s possible that his words were scripted for him. He added, `. Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, so why is it that I am paying the price of your interference with my life?`

The masked ISIS figure in the video told U.S. President Barack Obama, `Just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.`

The gruesome video then shows Sotloff`s severed head lying next to his body.

The victim`s mother, Shirley Sotloff, has asked the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to show mercy and follow the example of the prophet Muhammad in protecting people of Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths.

Sotloff was last seen in August 2013 in Syria.

James Foley, 45, was the first American journalist to be beheaded by ISIS.

. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the intelligence community will work `as quickly as possible` to determine the video`s authenticity.

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  • Calhoun Police Investigate Death of 4 Year-old - An investigation has been launched following the death of a 4 year-old child in Calhoun. According to reports, a call to 911 Tuesday indicted that a child was being transported to a local hospital not breaking and in `full arrest`. Reports said that while foul play is not suspected an autopsy will be performed.
  • 17 Year-old Dies in Wreck Monday - A 17 year-old Cedartown High School senior, identified as Karina Macedo, was killed in a one car accident on Collard Valley Road Monday morning. Police also said that two other students were injured in the wreck and were sent to a local hospital for treatment. Neither of those suffered life threatening injuries and have since been released.
  • Two Arrested in String of Cartersville Crimes - Cartersville Police Chief Thomas Culpepper has confirmed the arrest of two people who was wanted in connection with numerous crimes in the area over the past few months. Marvin Anthony Edwards, 36, of Taylorsville, and Tracy Darlene Lowe, 36, of Cartersville, are accused of crimes such as burglary, theft and criminal damage of property. Reports said that they allegedly burglarized storage units and committed forgeries by passing stolen checks.
  • No Charges in Wreck that Killed Polk Bicyclist - No charges have been filed after David Perkins, 53 of Rockmart, was struck and killed while riding his bicycle on According to authorities, Adrianna Harris, 17 of Cedartown, was driving her Infiniti G35 when she collided with Perkins. Authorities added that it appeared that the accident was unavoidable. Georgia State Patrol officials said that Perkins never looked before riding into the math of Harris` car. Hardin Road Monday. Report said that Perkins was struck while traveling east on his bike near the Silver Comet Trail.
  • Rome NAACP to Host Justice Walk Saturday - A `Justice` walk will be held in Rome for the Ferguson, Missouri man, Michael Brown, whom was killed for a police officer earlier this summer. The idea for the walk was presented to the local chapter of the NAACP by Laura Johnson and Monica Vaughn. According to member of the Rome/Floyd NAACP Alvin Jackson, `It is important for us to show support of the family of Michael and for the people of Ferguson.` The march is planned for this Saturday, September 6 at 10 am. It will begin at the Southeastern Mills Parking lot and end at Rome City Hall.
  • Gas Prices Hit 4 Year Low - Gas prices remained stable through the Labor Day holiday weekend as 29.7 million people gassed up the vehicle for a road trip. Prices were the cheapest for the holiday since 2010. Compared to last year`s Labor Day, the average price was 15 cents cheaper nationwide, 19 cents cheaper in Florida, 20 cents cheaper in Georgia and 18 cents cheaper in Tennessee.
  • Harbin Clinic Announces 6 New Physicians - Harbin Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty healthcare group in Georgia, announced this week the addition of six new physicians across four different practice groups in Rome and Cartersville, GA. Dr. Mark Floyd and Dr. Charles Pesson have joined the Clinicís Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practice in Rome and Cartersville, respectively; Dr. Christopher Knitig has joined Family Medicine in Cartersville; Dr. Brian McNiece has joined Family Medicine in Rome; Dr. Kunal Patel has joined Pulmonary Medicine in Rome; and Dr. Henaro Sabino has joined Pediatric Cardiology and is seeing patients in both Rome and Cartersville.
  • Rome Man Threatens to Kill 3 with Guns Arrested - Mason Dewayne Brown, 39 of Rome, has been arrested on numerous charges following an altercation at a home on North Ridge Court. According to reports, Brown pointed a rifle and a handgun at three victims and threatened to kill them.
  • Shorter U. to Host High School Writing Contest - Shorter Universityís literary magazine, The Chimes, is accepting submissions for its first High School Creative Writing Contest. The contest, which will be an annual event, is open to area seniors and will be comprised of three categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry. High school seniors from Rome, Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington School, Model, Pepperell, Unity Christian School, Cedartown, Calhoun, Gordon Central, and Sonoraville are invited to submit their work.`We are hoping this contest will engage area high school students and potentially attract more students to Shorterís English program,` Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson said.
  • Man Tries to Run from Police Arrested for Drugs - A Rome man, Roy Franks Jr, 39, attempted to escape arrest on Monday after police began questioning him at his home on Agnes Street. Report said that officers found Franks with five suspected hydrocodone pills when he shoved the officer in an attempt to flee. Officers later captured him after a short foot chase.
  • DOT to Repair Asphalt in Floyd County - Georgia DOTís Maintenance crews are set to begin repairing and deep patching the deteriorating asphalt spots on State Route (SR) 1 and SR 101 in Floyd County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. It is the Georgia DOT policy to repair and maintain Georgia interstates and state highways promptly, efficiently and economically using well-planned activities such as deep patching, proper equipment, and skilled and dedicated employees. Prompt repair of small asphalt pavement defects has significant impacts on reducing maintenance costs. Deep patching which will be used in this maintenance operation is one of the methods Georgia DOT uses to repair deteriorated, settled, cracking and dislodged pavement.
  • Local Companies Submit Bids for New Tourism Center - Three local companies have submitted bids to turn part of the Rome Area History Museum into a downtown information center. The center will place its entrance across from the Town Green off West First Street. They money is expected to come from the 2013 SPLOST which earmarked $50,000 for the remodel.
  • Three Arrested After 1 Barked/ Walked Like a Dog - Floyd County Police have arrested two men and a woman after one of them was reported walking and barking like a dog near the Economy Inn on Martha Berry Boulevard. Reports said that officers were dispatched to a motel in which the men were staying. Once they arrived they discovered methamphetamine in a bottle in the bathroom.
  • Man Arrested for Stalking an OTR Employee - Floyd County Sheriff`s Deputies arrested Travis William Maner Jr, 44 of Rome, after police said he stalked another man between last August 20 and 28th. According to reports Maner violated his bond when he harassed an OTR Wheel Enginnering employee numerous times.
  • Free Digital Textbooks Avail. for Georgia Students - As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Educationís website. `As we implement the new standards, we know teachers and parents need high-quality resources,` State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. `We developed these textbooks and other resources for middle and high school virtual school courses, and the students who have used them have been very successful. Much of their success can be attributed to these exceptional resources in the hands of our teachers.`
  • Dead Body Pulled from Lake Allatoona - Cherokee County authorities recovered the body of 33 year-old Sheila Ann Carlotta in Lake Allatoona near Kellogg Creek Road over the weekend. The Marietta woman was found by a boater who said they spotted her near the beach area in around three feet of water.
  • Police Find Cocaine During DUI Stop - A Rome man, Darrell Jerome Crawford, 50, was arrested over the weekend after police discovered suspected cocaine in his car. Reports said that Crawford was pulled over near Broad Street when police suspected he was driving under the influence of alcohol. When Crawford pulled over the officer allegedly spotted the drugs in sight.
  • Man Killed in Polk County Sky Diving Accident - Polk County police have confirmed that Donald Bragg, 26 of Marietta, was killed over the weekend. Reports said that Bragg landed in a wooded area near the landfill near Grady Road. They added that another person was injured in the sky diving accident. The unidentified victim landed on the opposite side of Grady Road.
  • Another Gang Arrest Made in Rome Assault - Floyd County police have arrested yet another man on gang related activity. Dominiqie DeSean Herron, 24 of Carrolton, was arrested over the weekend and charged with an alleged assault that occurred on Callahan Street in Rome on June 7th. He is charged with criminal gang activity and battery.
  • Painter Charged with Stealing Checks - Polk County authorities have arrested a painter, Josh Bragg, 27 of Buchannan, and charged him with cashing stolen checks from homes he did work for. Reports said that the victim noticed that two checks were cashed that he did not write. The victim told police that the last check that he wrote was to Bragg to paint the inside of his home. He added that he noticed that three checks were missing and two of them were posted to his account.
  • Calhoun Man Leads Police on Car/Foot Chase - Calhoun Police were lead on a car and foot chase by , Derek Montae Bennett, 34 of Calhoun. Reports said that a officer attempted a routine traffic stop near Gordon Ave. when Bennett refused to pull over. Following a brief chase Bennett lost control of his vehicle and took off via foot. He was quickly caught and arrested.
  • First Friday to Feature Famers Market in Bartow - The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority will host the September First Friday event, `Buy Fresh, Buy Local` event on Friday, September 5th, at Friendship Plaza in historic downtown Cartersville. This completely FREE event will start at 5pm with a few kidís activities including coloring fun and sidewalk chalk. Free lemonade, courtesy of Chick Fil A, will be available near the kidís area in Friendship Plaza. Also, vendors of the Cartersville Farmerís Market will be set up in front of various local downtown businesses from 5-8pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rolling Nowhere who will be playing from 7-9pm.
  • Next Trail of Tears Meeting Announced - The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marsh House in LaFayette, GA. The speaker will be Dr. Andrew Denson, Associate Professor in the Dept. of History at Western Carolina University in North Carolina. He teaches courses on Native American history and participates in the Cherokee Studies program at WCU.
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  • State Educators Back Jason Carter - The Georgia Association of Educations (GAE) has announced an endorsement for Democrat Jason Carter as he challenges incumbent Governor Nathan Deal this November. The GAE cited `chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia`s public education` as the reason for its endorsement.
  • Georgia Giants Dinner in Rome - Join Us for Floyd County Democratic Partyís Annual Fundraising Event - Georgia Giants Dinner on Friday, September 12th at 6:30pm at Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill, 400 Civic Center Drive, Rome. Tickets - $30 in advance and $35 at door (if available)
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  • Georgia Hospitals Contribute $40M to Economy - As Georgia continued to slowly rebound from years of economic decline and job loss, Georgia hospitals continued to be a bright spot in 2012, pumping nearly $40 billion into the state`s economy, a new Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) study shows. The report also revealed that hospitals in the state employed more than 126,000 full- and part-time workers and indirectly created more than 287,000 full-time jobs in Georgia.
  • Woman Gets Life After Butt Injections Killed Woman - A Mississippi woman, Tracy Lynn Garner, has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury found her guilty of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections. Garner was sentenced Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court after she was found guilty of depraved heart murder and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She was sentenced to five years on the wire fraud charge.
  • Clayton Teen Killed by Stray Bullet - Clayton County Police are searching for a gunman who accidently killed a teenager on Tuesday. Reports said that the teen was sitting on a couch inside a home when he was struck by a stray bullet. Reports said that shots were fired from an assault rifle in a parking lot near the apartment complex of 18 year-old Devin Jackson.
  • Illinois Man Arrested in Gwinnett for Murder - Gwinnett County police have arrested a 19 year-old Illinois man, Devon Stidwell, in connection with a murder that occurred last month in Cook County. The arrest was made after Gwinnett County Police received a tip that he was hiding at an extended stay hotel in the Duluth area.
  • 10 Die on Georgia Roads over Labor Day - Ten Georgians died on the roads over the Labor Day weekend. The Georgia State Patrol said six of those crashes were investigated by its troopers. Two fatal accidents were reported in Rincon, and one wreck each occurred in Calhoun, Rome, Toccoa and Valdosta.
  • Forsyth Couple Arrested for Burglarizing Home - Forsyth County police have arrested two people, Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer, who was pretending to be house hunting, but instead staking out homes so that they could burglarize it. Reports said that the two were arrested and charged with burglarizing the home of a 76-year-old man. Officials said the two posed as an engaged couple to gain entry into the house. Once inside the home they allegedly searched for items they wanted to steal. They are believed to have waited for the homeowner to leave, and then they broke into the house.
  • Body Found in Neighboring Alabama - DeKalb County, Alabama Sheriff Jimmy Harris reported that a body was found in a wooded area near Ider over the weekend. The body appears to be that of a missing white male but that will be determined by Forensics. The Body was discovered by riders on horseback after Ider Police Chief Crabtree asked them for assistance.
  • Newton Jailer Arrested for Sending Porn to Minor - A Newton County Jail officer has been arrested for sending pornographic photos to a 16 year-old female. Jacob Vanderwartz has been charged with electronically furnishing pornography to a minor.
  • Snake Disease Confirmed in Georgia - A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia. An emaciated mud snake from Bulloch County tested positive last month for Snake Fungal Disease, according to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study. The mud snake is the first free-ranging snake from Georgia that the Athens-based cooperative has confirmed with Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the fungus associated with the disease.
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  • Shorter Soccer Makes National Ranking - For the second straight week, Shorter`s men`s soccer team finds itself at No. 10 on the latest NCCAA Men`s Soccer Rankings the conference. The Hawks, which are a part of the NCCAA`s South Region, are joined on the list by fellow region members Judson and Emmanuel who rank 11th and 12th, respectively.
  • Lee returns home to join Lady Hawks, Mitchell - As he prepares to begin his 25th season as the head coach of Shorter`s women`s basketball team, Vic Mitchell didn`t have to look far to find two coaches that he tasks to assist him this year. After all, the Lady Hawks` newest assistant coach who grew up watching Mitchell produce winners over the past quarter of a century calls Rome home as former Armuchee High standout Amber Lee assumes the seat next to the head coach on the bench, while after closing out a stellar career playing for Mitchell at Shorter last year former Lady Hawks` standout Kristin Nash returns as a graduate assistant.
  • Berry Men`s soccer blanks Transylvania - Zak Wallingford and Evan Echols scored as Berry College won at Transylvania, 2-0, on Sunday. With the win, the Vikings improved to 2-0. Transy dropped to 1-1.
  • Berry Menís Soccer Preview - Graduating six seniors last spring, the Berry College Vikings remain optimistic about the men`s upcoming soccer season. Last year, the Vikings finished 10-6-3 and went 4-1-2 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). With 15 returning players, the Vikings will guide four freshmen that have joined the squad.
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    • SShorter presents `Relics of Tomfoolery` artist exhibit - Shorter University welcomes alumnus and Rome native James Davis and fellow ceramic artist Galen Olmsted to the Arnold Art Gallery as the clay artists kick off the guest artist exhibition series with Relics of Tomfoolery, which runs Sept. 2-26. This will be Davis first hometown show since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics from Shorter in 2011 and leaving Rome for Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he earned a Master of Fine Arts. Olmsted, who is a graduate of University of Floridas Master of Fine Arts program, and Davis are connected through the Roswell Art Centers artist-in-residence program, where Davis is currently an instructor.

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      • Moon Gallery series now underway at Berry College - The Berry College Moon Gallery has opened its first show of the season with Atlanta-based artist Shana Robbins. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Moon building. Robbins exhibit will end Sept. 19.