Kemp releases shelter-in-place order, effective from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 13. The document, the FAQ and the first takes on what it says.

Kemp releases shelter-in-place order, effective from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 13. The document, the FAQ and the first takes on what it says.

Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective beginning Friday, April 3, at 6 p.m., and expire Monday, April 13, at 11:59 p.m. View the executive order HERE. View the guidance and FAQs for the executive order HERE What they’re saying about the order: WSB… Read more

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State death toll climbs to 176 with 5,444 people testing positive (23.7%). Floyd now has 78 positive cases; Bartow, 153; region, 270. Worldwide cases top 1 million.

State death toll climbs to 176 with 5,444 people testing positive (23.7%). Floyd now has 78 positive cases; Bartow, 153; region, 270. Worldwide cases top 1 million.

THE LATEST Another Bartow County resident has passed at a Marietta hospital. He has yet to show up on the state reports, at least through 7 p.m. Thursday. Friends identify him as a male in his 70s who attended The Church at Liberty Square. It will be the fifth Bartow resident to die from coronavirus.… Read more

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Business: New limits at Walmart. State labor department says a record number of claims (133,820) issued March 22-28; $14.5 million in jobless benefits. Closer look at C.A.R.E.S. and your small business.

Business: New limits at Walmart. State labor department says a record number of claims (133,820) issued March 22-28; $14.5 million in jobless benefits. Closer look at C.A.R.E.S. and your small business.

    In addition to daily tests of employees’ health, Walmart is taking other steps because of the pandemic. Among them: Limiting access to the store from the grocery side only. Walmart procautions.   In context: From production work to restaurants, a growing number of Georgians including those in our five-county area are losing their… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Kemp closes schools; distance learning continues. State shelter-in-place order due today; expiring Rome order up for review? State death toll: 154. In our area, 254 test positive. Also: 5 children died in Bartow apartment. Kayakers find body in Polk. Murder victim identified.

Heritage First Headlines. Kemp closes schools; distance learning continues. State shelter-in-place order due today; expiring Rome order up for review? State death toll: 154. In our area, 254 test positive. Also: 5 children died in Bartow apartment. Kayakers find body in Polk. Murder victim identified.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Updates from local school systems. Kemp orders shelter-in-place, Friday through April 13. Rome to discuss city extension. 7 Northwest Georgians among 154 dead in the state. Floyd has 70 positive cases; region, 254. Business: Shaw Industries halting… Read more

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Updated: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The latest: Darlington, Unity to stay with distance learning; still plans graduation.

Updated: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. The latest: Darlington, Unity to stay with distance learning; still plans graduation.

  Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Brian Kemp announced he was closing K-12 public schools in Georgia for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. We’re posting statements from area school systems below as we receiving them. THE LATEST Darlington to continue distance learning through remainder of school year. Darlington School has made the decision to keep the… Read more

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Business: Shaw Industries halting operations in the U.S. starting April 6; some reopening April 13. America’s Auto Auction Atlanta idles 65 in Cartersville. Earlier: Toyo Tire halts production.

Business: Shaw Industries halting operations in the U.S. starting April 6; some reopening April 13. America’s Auto Auction Atlanta idles 65 in Cartersville. Earlier: Toyo Tire halts production.

  Dalton-based Shaw Industries — which closed five Bartow campuses for several days for a thorough cleaning after four employees tested positive for coronavirus — is suspending much of its U.S. production starting April 6. Some campuses will resume operations on April 13. The company is one of the largest employers in Northwest Georgia. Also,… Read more

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Floyd Medical Center gets frank about coronavirus, expected surge in patients and what’s next. Also: Latest vigils offer support to Redmond, Floyd.

Floyd Medical Center gets frank about coronavirus, expected surge in patients and what’s next. Also: Latest vigils offer support to Redmond, Floyd.

Starting at 3 p.m. sharp, Floyd Medical Center used Facebook Live to present a panel about what’s being done as the community sees the outbreak of coronavirus continue. Early on, Kurt Stuenkel, president and CEO of Floyd, told of treating not only the region’s first patient but perhaps one of the first on the East… Read more

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Bartow COVID19 updates: County awaiting Kemp’s shelter-in-place order. Bartow weekly report set for 2 p.m. Friday (Facebook Live). Latest from Cartersville Medical Center.

Bartow COVID19 updates: County awaiting Kemp’s shelter-in-place order. Bartow weekly report set for 2 p.m. Friday (Facebook Live). Latest from Cartersville Medical Center.

  COVID19 Updates/Information for Bartow County Georgia Updates/Information Regarding COVID19; Response from Bartow County and Community     4/01/20 update: We have received several inquiries regarding Governor Kemp announcing he will be issuing a shelter in place order. We are awaiting the specific details of said order to better answer questions addressed to our local Emergency Management… Read more

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Five children, ages 3 through 12, were found in the Bartow apartment on Sunday; obituaries now posted. The exact cause of death remains under investigation. How to help the family.

Five children, ages 3 through 12, were found in the Bartow apartment on Sunday; obituaries now posted. The exact cause of death remains under investigation. How to help the family.

  An online fund has been set up to help the Garcia family who lost five children earlier this week. Already, 740 people have donated more than $22,000 for funeral and related expenses. According to organizer Jessica Silva-Vasquez of Acworth: “Dear family, friends, and community. Here is once again the continuing fundraising we are doing for… Read more

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Coroner identifies woman who died in murder/attempted suicide in Cedartown Tuesday morning.

Coroner identifies woman who died in murder/attempted suicide in Cedartown Tuesday morning.

The 36-year-old woman who died in a murder/attempted suicide on Tuesday morning in Cedartown has been identified as Rekiesha Moore, according to Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. Frantic calls to 911 between 6:45 and 7 a.m. alerted authorities to an altercation at 605 Jule Peek Ave. According to Brazier: Moore’s stepfather entered her apartment… Read more

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Kayakers find body of man believed to be in his late 50s in a creek off Seab Green Road in Polk County, coroner says.

Kayakers find body of man believed to be in his late 50s in a creek off Seab Green Road in Polk County, coroner says.

Two kayakers found the body of a man who appears to have been in his late 50s in Cedar Creek near Seab Green Road on Monday afternoon, according to Polk County Coroner Tony L. Brazier. The body was spotted amid some driftwood near a bridge over the creek by the pair, Brazier says. The man… Read more

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Newscast/Rant: Kemp closes schools, shutting down state. Local virus impact, updates. Rant: Already the story of the century.

Newscast/Rant: Kemp closes schools, shutting down state. Local virus impact, updates. Rant: Already the story of the century.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: Gov. Brian Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. We have updates from local school systems. Kemp also orders shelter-in-place, Friday through April 13. Details due today. Rome to discuss city extension as current restrictions expire Tuesday night The numbers: 7 Northwest… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We’ll heat back up to the upper 70s, low 80s under mostly dry skies through Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We’ll heat back up to the upper 70s, low 80s under mostly dry skies through Sunday.

OUTLOOK One more day in the upper 60s and then a fast climb from mid 70s to near 80 on Sunday. Sunny skies for most of the weekend. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 68. North wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: An update from GHSA and spring high school sports. Baseball to pay minor leaguers through May 31.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: An update from GHSA and spring high school sports. Baseball to pay minor leaguers through May 31.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, drive-through only. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (curbside only).  Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. An update on high school sports from Dr. James R. Hines Jr., Executive Director of the Georgia High School Assocation: \ “Given the announcement yesterday by Governor Kemp,… Read more

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Obituaries: William Earl Holder, Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Hogan, Mr. Gary Livingston Sr., James O. Reed, Mrs. Jeanette Sims.

Obituaries: William Earl Holder, Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Hogan, Mr. Gary Livingston Sr., James O. Reed, Mrs. Jeanette Sims.

Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Hogan, age 88, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Hogan was born in Rome, Georgia on February 22, 1932, daughter of the late James Edward Redmon and Hattie Mae Reynolds Redmon. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Plus restaurant updates.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday. Plus restaurant updates.

  The Crushed Tomato closing for two week in Summerville: From Facebook — “We want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, for all the support during these uncertain times. We have made the decision that after tonight, our *Summerville* location will be closed for the next two weeks… Thank you for your… Read more

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