George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

  Media release:  Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George H. Carley died late Thursday night from COVID-19, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has announced. The former justice passed away around 11 p.m. at Emory Decatur Hospital. He was 82 years old. Justice Carley was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1993 by then-Gov. Zell Miller.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: 5 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday; 92 patients in Redmond, Floyd. Bids sought for major industrial development in Polk; Red Top getting $2.5 million in renovations. High school playoffs tonight. Very cold air due as the week begins.

Heritage First Headlines: 5 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday; 92 patients in Redmond, Floyd. Bids sought for major industrial development in Polk; Red Top getting $2.5 million in renovations. High school playoffs tonight. Very cold air due as the week begins.

Today’s first headlines: Grim Thursday: 5 more local deaths, including 3 in Floyd, 1 each in Gordon, Polk. 92 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 1. New positive tests as of Thursday: 119. $10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.… Read more

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Grim Thursday: 5 more local deaths including 3 in Floyd, 1 each in Gordon, Polk. 92 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 1. New positive tests as of Thursday: 119.

Grim Thursday: 5 more local deaths including 3 in Floyd, 1 each in Gordon, Polk. 92 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 1. New positive tests as of Thursday: 119.

Thursday’s updates: 3 more deaths in Floyd reported Thursday; 1 each in Gordon, Polk. Regional total since March 15 now 293. 92 patients with COVID, up 1 from Wednesday, at Floyd, Redmond Regional. That’s a pandemic record.  No free testing sites open today through Sunday. 119 new positive cases in the past 24 hours in NW… Read more

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$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

  Multimillion-dollar industrial park coming together in Polk? Bids are being sought for a $10 million to $15 million industrial park in Polk County. Dodge Construction shows the project listed as West Girard Industrial Site; there’s also a listing for Cedartown North Business Park, Route 101 Business Park and Rockmart Vulcan Site Industrial Building. They all carry… Read more

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The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

Sample ballots now out: It is pretty much cut-and-dry — two U.S. Senate races and a post on the state Public Service Commission. The above ballot was available on our MVP voter page on Thursday (click here to check your page). ABOUT THE JAN. 5 RUNOFF: Who can vote? Anyone who is a registered voter… Read more

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‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

There’s a different way to help the Salvation Army’s annual canned food drive “Stock our Shelves” this year. Schools and churches already have been collecting canned and non-perishable food items and we collections are under way. This year, the Salvation Army has added a day of community giving on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 a.m.… Read more

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Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

  Rant of the Day, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving with the runoff candidates. From the morning news shows through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade into NFL football and we think even during back-to-back replays of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, we had regular visits from Kelly and Raphael and Jon and David. The candidates in the two U.S.… Read more

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Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

  Dec. 1: The Rome Christmas Parade Committee is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

  OUTLOOK Another storm system will affect the area on Sunday and Monday. At this time, heavy rainfall appears to be the primary threat, which could lead to localized flooding concerns. Uncertainty still exists regarding the strength of this system, so please continue to monitor for any changes to the forecast. FORECAST Friday: Patchy fog before… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. First round of playoffs tonight, Saturday. Updated scores later this evening. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. First round of playoffs tonight, Saturday. Updated scores later this evening. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside 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. HIGH SCHOOLS John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks: Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart to advance. McClellan Kickoff forecast: 57 degrees, calm wind. Round… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Lena Green, Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves.

Obituaries: Ms. Lena Green, Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves.

   Ms. Lena Green, age 82 of Rome, Georgia, passed Nov. 25, 2020, at a local health care facility following declining health. Services celebrating her life are incomplete but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary. Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves, age 69, of Dallas, Ga. (formerly of Cedartown) transitioned November 26, 2020. Complete arrangements… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. 7 dead on Georgia roads so far this holiday.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. 7 dead on Georgia roads so far this holiday.

State Patrol to holiday motorists: Be careful out there: The Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division  are out in full force during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.  The 102-hour holiday travel period continues until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29. During the 2019 Thanksgiving holiday, the Georgia State Patrol investigated 615 crashes,… Read more

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Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

    One of the bigger stories of the year — William and Shannon Newby’s growing Newby Farm and Vineyard — is getting even bigger. And there’s potential for even more. William Newby has applied for a beer and wine pouring permit to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. in the recent home… Read more

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