Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

The flu has claimed a second Georgian’s life this season. The Georgia Department of Health’s “Flu Activity in Georgia” report for the week ending Dec. 1 shows a second person older than age 65 has died from the flu. Another 28  people were hospitalized during that week, boosting the seasonal total to 111 (since Sept.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First round of football championships start today; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday. Check back for updates on high school sports changes because of ice.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First round of football championships start today; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday. Check back for updates on high school sports changes because of ice.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS From Rockmart High School: We have a few spots left on the three fan buses. Let’s all sit together together Wednesday and make the stadium look packed for our boys! For more: Facebook From Rockmart High: A few… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

  Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Modlin was born in Rome, Georgia, on June 4, 1931, daughter of the late Elbert Lee Hanson and the late Nora Lee Beard Hanson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Developing: Floyd, Rome city, Saint Mary’s, Unity Christian, Berry Elementary schools closed Tuesday. Delayed starts Tuesday: Darlington, Bartow, Cartersville, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk.

Developing: Floyd, Rome city, Saint Mary’s, Unity Christian, Berry Elementary schools closed Tuesday. Delayed starts Tuesday: Darlington, Bartow, Cartersville, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk.

    CLOSED TUESDAY Floyd County Schools closed Tuesday for all students, faculty and staff. A decision about all after school activities will be made by noon Tuesday. Rome City Schools closed Tuesday for students, faculty and staff. Rome City Schools will continue monitoring the weather and will provide updates as necessary. Saint Mary’s Catholic… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Black ice’ expected tonight, early Tuesday. Hourly forecast shows we’ll slip below freezing from 3 until 10 a.m.  Latest on rivers, Gordon County roads.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Black ice’ expected tonight, early Tuesday. Hourly forecast shows we’ll slip below freezing from 3 until 10 a.m. Latest on rivers, Gordon County roads.

DELAYS AND CLOSINGS We’ve started a separate story for schools, offices, others.  Click Delays & Closings THE LATEST Icy spots, black ice expected tonight, Tuesday morning, says the National Weather Service: “Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s across north and portions of central Georgia. The colder temperatures combined with moisture left… Read more

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First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others.  ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others. ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

      The members of First Christian Church sold their building on Second Avenue in April; stopped worshipping together last month and informed their denomination office they are no longer a congregation.   But their ministry will go on in new ways. In November, the remaining members voted to give away the proceeds from the… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Court updates, Adairsville arrest.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Court updates, Adairsville arrest.

About CrimeWatch: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Weekend reports will post a bit later. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekdays and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No snow in latest forecast. Four area rivers/creeks still at flood warning stage; Oostanaula above 24 feet and apparently cresting. Weather Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House… Read more

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Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

    By Natalie Simms  nsimmshh@att.net Voters in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties will head back to the polls onDec. 18 for the House District 14 special election to fill the seat vacated by Judge Christian Coomer who was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in October. The four candidates seeking the seat… Read more

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded its third cycle of grants from the Community Impact Fund to the Free Clinic of Rome, Elevation House, Living Proof Recovery, Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Communities in Schools.  Other funds at the Community Foundation have awarded additional grants to Living Proof Recovery, the Davies Homeless Shelter… Read more

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Special elections: What to know about House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd) and House 5 race (Gordon County).

Special elections: What to know about House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd) and House 5 race (Gordon County).

  HOUSE DISTRICT 14 special election Four seek House District 14 seat: They are Ken Coomer, Nickie Leighly, Mitchell Scoggins and Nathan Wilson. The winner replaces state representative and now Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer. Please see our candidate profiles by clicking House 14. The Special Republican Primary will be held on Dec. 18. Early… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Monday-Friday: Time for some to vote again — advance voting, that is — for  registered voters living in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties, represented by House District 14. Please see our Politics page for updates on how to vote in advance and where. And please see Natalie Simms’ candidate profiles today. Wednesday: Championship football… Read more

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