Heritage First Headlines. Dreadful January can’t end fast enough as COVID records continue. Latest on teens’ accident, Cedartown student. Stormy night with a few power outages. Decent December for area homebuyers, sellers.

Heritage First Headlines. Dreadful January can’t end fast enough as COVID records continue. Latest on teens’ accident, Cedartown student. Stormy night with a few power outages. Decent December for area homebuyers, sellers.

Today’s first headlines 3 deaths posted Monday: 2 in Bartow, 1 in Polk. Monthly total: 85, a pandemic record. 99 new cases since Sunday. 110 patients at Floyd, Redmond, down 19 from Friday. COVID on campus: 695 quarantines at Rome on Friday; 13 new positive cases. Floyd reports 470 quarantines from Monday. Cartersville: No additional… Read more

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3 deaths posted Monday: 2 in Bartow, 1 in Polk. Monthly total: 85, a pandemic record. 99 new cases since Sunday. 110 patients at Floyd, Redmond, down 19 from Friday.

3 deaths posted Monday: 2 in Bartow, 1 in Polk. Monthly total: 85, a pandemic record. 99 new cases since Sunday. 110 patients at Floyd, Redmond, down 19 from Friday.

  Monday: 85 deaths so far in Northwest Georgia in January sets pandemic record. The month; region has recorded 464 deaths since March 15 and 47 probable deaths. 110 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond Regional as of Monday, down 19. Pandemic record: 163 on Jan. 6, 2021. 53 deaths in Georgia in last 24 hours. Total now… Read more

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Vax Report: 674,967 vaccinations through Monday evening including more than 20,000 in NW Georgia. Publix taking appointments starting today for vaccinations starting Thursday.

Vax Report: 674,967 vaccinations through Monday evening including more than 20,000 in NW Georgia. Publix taking appointments starting today for vaccinations starting Thursday.

  The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard tracks the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov.… Read more

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COVID on campus: Calhoun Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel weighing vaccinations for teachers, staff. 695 quarantines at Rome on Friday; 13 new positive cases. Floyd reports 470 quarantines from Monday.

COVID on campus: Calhoun Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel weighing vaccinations for teachers, staff. 695 quarantines at Rome on Friday; 13 new positive cases. Floyd reports 470 quarantines from Monday.

  Calhoun City Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel discussing vaccinations for teachers, school staff: The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health are bringing together school superintendents from across Georgia to discuss vaccination rollout plans for teachers and school staff. In addition to superintendents, representatives from teacher associations will attend… Read more

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Business: 285 homes sold in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon last month, 14% from November. Average sale prices increased from 8.2% to 16.3%.

Business: 285 homes sold in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon last month, 14% from November. Average sale prices increased from 8.2% to 16.3%.

  Realtors in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon sold 285 homes in December — with Floyd seeing a 20.2% jump from the same month last year while Bartow reported a 5.8% drop with 131 deals closed. Gordon saw 41 sales completed, a 16.3% gain. In November, 250 homes sold in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon — with… Read more

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The Big Boom: Floyd 911 says ‘responding units have checked multiple areas and were unable to determine a cause, source or any signs of what was described.’

The Big Boom: Floyd 911 says ‘responding units have checked multiple areas and were unable to determine a cause, source or any signs of what was described.’

EARLIER: About that big boom: Tons of reports flooding us tonight (and 911 — they don’t know, either) about a very loud “explosion” around 6:08 p.m. We’re hearing reports of homes shaking off Cave Spring Road near Darlington. Calls are coming in to 911 from Lindale and across the county. As of 6:40 p.m., we… Read more

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Latest updates on the teens hurt in Sunday morning’s accident on Ga. 101.

Latest updates on the teens hurt in Sunday morning’s accident on Ga. 101.

We continue to check on the aftermath of Sunday morning’s horrible accident off Ga. 101. Friends who say they’re posting on behalf of one of the teen’s parents say he sustained multiple injuries after being ejected — neck, nose, internal, lungs. The latest report is that Chase is not on a ventilator. Monday evening, Trinity… Read more

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Wednesday prayer vigil planned in Cedartown as community copes with loss of three students.

Wednesday prayer vigil planned in Cedartown as community copes with loss of three students.

From the church: “Our community has experienced tragedy in recent days with the unexpected passing of three local students. We want to join together and pray for their friends and family. We believe in the power of prayer. The prayer vigil will take place in the parking lot of Second Baptist Cedartown with overflow parking… Read more

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Services pending for Gordon County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Garigan who died following his battle with COVID-19.

Services pending for Gordon County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Garigan who died following his battle with COVID-19.

  Funeral services for Michael D. Garigan, 56, of Calhoun, will be announced at a later date by Willis Funeral Home of Dalton.   The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan who lost his battle with coronavirus on Sunday. “I am heartbroken today to inform the people of Calhoun… Read more

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Buzz: Deadline to apply for Junior Service League’s community partnership program is Feb. 8. Little Texas Valley road work today. The Friends of the Library is offering our first Silent Auction for 2021.

Buzz: Deadline to apply for Junior Service League’s community partnership program is Feb. 8. Little Texas Valley road work today. The Friends of the Library is offering our first Silent Auction for 2021.

The Junior Service League of Rome announces that the 2021-2022 Community Partnership Application continues until Feb. 8 (the deadline to apply). The program provides opportunities for selected organizations via year-long volunteer placement, group service projects, member drives and community funding. This year, the league is accepting applications for volunteers and member drives only. Partnerships will… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Stormy night, complete with a tornado watch and a half-inch of rain. A handful of power outages this morning with clearing skies on the way. Incredible lightning photo (thanks, Jay Shell).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Stormy night, complete with a tornado watch and a half-inch of rain. A handful of power outages this morning with clearing skies on the way. Incredible lightning photo (thanks, Jay Shell).

  AFTERMATH It was a stormy night in Northwest Georgia, complete with a tornado watch between 1:30 and 3:30 a.m. The storms left around a half inch of rain across the region. A handful of power outage remained as of 6:30 this morning including: Georgia Power: Floyd: 14 customers. Bartow: 5 customers. Polk: 5 customers. North… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Pepperell, Armuchee students sign to run cross country in college. Tennis tournament chased indoors Monday; resumes today. Falcons new general manager talks about what’s next.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Pepperell, Armuchee students sign to run cross country in college. Tennis tournament chased indoors Monday; resumes today. Falcons new general manager talks about what’s next.

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. Congratulations to Pepperell High Senior Tom Vincent who will continue his education and cross country career at Reinhardt University. Congratulations to Armuchee High Senior… Read more

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Obituaries: Annette Bowles, Mr. Douglas McEwan, Mrs. Faye Fleming Milner, Mr. Kenneth M. Moore, Ms. Tera Lazette Williams.

Obituaries: Annette Bowles, Mr. Douglas McEwan, Mrs. Faye Fleming Milner, Mr. Kenneth M. Moore, Ms. Tera Lazette Williams.

  Mr. Douglas McEwan, age 74, of Rome, GA, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021, in a local hospital. Mr. McEwan was born in Dayton, Ohio on May 16, 1946, son of the late Robert “Bob” McEwan and the late Virginia Keiser McEwan. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Kinsey McEwan,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

FLOYD Waffle House, U.S. 411, 91. Hardee’s, Turner McCall, 87. The Skillet/Floyd County Jail, 89. BARTOW Pine Log Elementary, 100. GORDON Denny’s, Resaca, 86. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail: Tuesday Monday Cartersville Police reports: Jan. 22… Read more

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Rockmart — and fans across the country — rally to support Pizza Farm owners and employees. More than $19,000 has been raised in last two weeks.

Rockmart — and fans across the country — rally to support Pizza Farm owners and employees. More than $19,000 has been raised in last two weeks.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Since news of the Jan. 9 fire that destroyed the Pizza Farm restaurant, Rockmart has rallied together to help the owners and employees of the beloved Polk County landmark at 734 Knox Mountain Road. Over the last two weeks, some $19,000 and counting has been raised for the Sanders family and… Read more

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Trailblazer Carolyn Smyth will be region’s first female Eagle Scout — and her project brings a needed and artistic touch to the GE Trails in West Rome.

Trailblazer Carolyn Smyth will be region’s first female Eagle Scout — and her project brings a needed and artistic touch to the GE Trails in West Rome.

Those new benches dazzling the GE Trails have been crafted by another sort of trailblazer. Carolyn Smyth is doing to be the first female Eagle Scout in the Northwest Georgia Scout Council and is among the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts in Georgia. Carolyn’s project was crafting three concrete benches with mosaic tops for the… Read more

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