Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe thunderstorm warning for Polk County until 6:30 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe thunderstorm warning for Polk County until 6:30 p.m.

  OUTLOOK THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… HARALSON COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… SOUTH CENTRAL POLK COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… * UNTIL 630 PM EDT. * AT 543 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR EUBANK LAKE, OR NEAR BUCHANAN, AND IS NEARLY STATIONARY. HAZARD…60… Read more

Share Button
State’s positive test count climbs by 2,826, up to 93,319. Only one death statewide in 24 hours. Another 41 positive tests in Northwest Georgia, decrease from Friday’s record.

State’s positive test count climbs by 2,826, up to 93,319. Only one death statewide in 24 hours. Another 41 positive tests in Northwest Georgia, decrease from Friday’s record.

  Decrease in Northwest Georgia positive test results after Friday’s record day. Total of 41 positive tests on Saturday, half of Friday’s 82, that’s 123 in last two days.  Total of 2,085 posts tests through Satruday. The county-by-county increases from Friday to Saturday show: Floyd County: Up 4, from 582 to 586. Bartow County: 765,… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Celebrate Independence Day! Local COVID cases continue to rise, record cases in Floyd. Dining out with safety in mind. Parades in Cave Spring, Rome. Fireworks over Rome tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. Celebrate Independence Day! Local COVID cases continue to rise, record cases in Floyd. Dining out with safety in mind. Parades in Cave Spring, Rome. Fireworks over Rome tonight.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Celebrating Independence Day 2020!  Today’s top headlines: NW Georgia positive test results jump by 82 in 24 hours, led by 30 alone in Floyd County (local record). State’s positive test count climbs by 2,784, down from Thursday’s record. Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at… Read more

Share Button
Independence Day 2020: Cave Spring opens the celebration with a parade at 9 a.m.; parade in Rome at 2 p.m.; 20 minutes of fireworks start at 9:50 p.m.  Plus: Parade, fireworks safety tips. Can’t attend? FB Live at the fireworks.

Independence Day 2020: Cave Spring opens the celebration with a parade at 9 a.m.; parade in Rome at 2 p.m.; 20 minutes of fireworks start at 9:50 p.m. Plus: Parade, fireworks safety tips. Can’t attend? FB Live at the fireworks.

Here is a rundown of what’s still ‘a go’ and what has been canceled or postponed in communities around Northwest Georgia. CAVE SPRING The 35th Annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade is a go for Saturday, Independence Day, at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to line up between 8:15-8:45 AM. Motorized vehicles and horses… Read more

Share Button
Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

    There’s an option for those still wary of returning to local restaurants, especially with this latest surge in new coronavirus cases in Northwest Georgia. If you can endure a little extra heat, there are plenty of options to dine outdoors. The secrets: Arrive other than “prime time” for lunch or dinner and look… Read more

Share Button
Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

  By Keith Mickler County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent Working in the yard and garden definitely promotes social distancing at my homestead. Just think about it, who really wants to help the resident gardener (that would be me) in the heat and windup all dirty, sweaty and smelly. That’s right, no one. Thus, I am… Read more

Share Button
Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Media release: Although COVID-19 and the switch to remote delivery at the college caused some setbacks, Georgia Highlands College’s student organizations overcame many obstacles to achieve a series of state and national first place awards and accolades. Chief among these are GHC’s Alpha Psi Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the GHC student… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

SKY WATCH TONIGHT From WJLA: According to NASA, the penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:07 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 4, reach its peak around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and wrap up at 1:52 that same morning. The entire process will be visible across most of the United States. This will be more of a shadow, and… Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Even amid a pandemic, there’s the Macon Bacon — and Savannah Bananas. Live, with fans, baseball is under way in Macon, Savannah and a few… Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Anthony Harbin (Tony) Fricks, Linda Joan Hitchcock, Mr. Joseph C. Smith, Mr. Dewey Lee Stevens, Ms. Edna Lee Warren West.

Obituaries: Anthony Harbin (Tony) Fricks, Linda Joan Hitchcock, Mr. Joseph C. Smith, Mr. Dewey Lee Stevens, Ms. Edna Lee Warren West.

Anthony Harbin (Tony) Fricks, 79, of Cave Spring, died Thursday morning, July 2, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Fricks was born in Floyd County November 11, 1940, a son of the late Arthur Harbin Fricks and the late Auzie Rebecca Buchannon Fricks. Mr. Fricks was a retired veteran of the U.… Read more

Share Button
CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic count at 1 fatality statewide as of noon Saturday.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic count at 1 fatality statewide as of noon Saturday.

Holiday traffic watch: This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. Holiday Traffic Count is 1 as of 12 p.m. Saturday: Worked by DeKalb Co PD (1). Buckle Up. Last year, the holiday period was 102 hours long. During the holiday period, state troopers… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash flood warning for Chattooga until 5:15 a.m. Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorm in Floyd, Chattooga until 11:30 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash flood warning for Chattooga until 5:15 a.m. Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorm in Floyd, Chattooga until 11:30 p.m.

  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN CHATTOOGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… * UNTIL 515 AM EDT SATURDAY. * AT 1105 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING… Read more

Share Button
8 p.m. update: Nearly 600 customers still without power, traffic lights out in East Rome after large tree falls on East 8th Street.

8 p.m. update: Nearly 600 customers still without power, traffic lights out in East Rome after large tree falls on East 8th Street.

8 p.m. update: Georgia Power reports 581 customers still without power in East Rome area. Expected restoration is 12:15 a.m. A large tree is down on power lines on East 8th Street between Turner McCall Boulevard and Lee Avenue on Friday evening. As of 7 p.m., crews are working now to remove the tree and… Read more

Share Button
From Dr. Gary Voccio: Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 21% in two weeks; young adults behind much of the increase. Average age of those testing positive drops from 55 to 42.

From Dr. Gary Voccio: Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 21% in two weeks; young adults behind much of the increase. Average age of those testing positive drops from 55 to 42.

The following statement is from Dr. Gary Voccio,  director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District: Two weeks of increases in COVID-19 cases in the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District point to a concerning sign that our community is moving in the wrong direction to contain the virus.… Read more

Share Button
Politics: Sheriff’s race finalists together collect nearly $200,000 so far. Floyd seeks poll workers for upcoming elections. Updates on absentee voting.

Politics: Sheriff’s race finalists together collect nearly $200,000 so far. Floyd seeks poll workers for upcoming elections. Updates on absentee voting.

  Floyd County sheriff’s finalists together raise nearly $200,000 in contributions. The latest campaign finance reports show Dave Roberson has raised more than $102,000 in his bid to be Floyd County’s next sheriff compared to $95,484 for Tom Caldwell. Both Republicans are in runoff on Aug. 11 that will decide who replaces the retiring Tim… Read more

Share Button