U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87. Her death sets up a huge political battle with weeks to go before the November election.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87. Her death sets up a huge political battle with weeks to go before the November election.

  U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87. She was the second woman to sit on the High Court, appointed by President Clinton in 1993, and was well-known as a champion for women’s rights. Her death comes just weeks before the November election, setting up a huge political… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s High School football scores. Georgia Tech hosts Central Florida on Saturday. Falcons at Dallas Sunday. Fried due back tonight for Braves vs. Mets. Community updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s High School football scores. Georgia Tech hosts Central Florida on Saturday. Falcons at Dallas Sunday. Fried due back tonight for Braves vs. Mets. Community updates.

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 SCHOOL Tonight’s games: FINAL: Rome falls at Cherokee, 21-15. FINAL: Darlington tops St. Francis, 41-9. FINAL: Model over Trion, 31-0. Now at 7… 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: Friday Cartersville Police reports: Sept. 14: 1 /… Read more

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Education: Floyd School Board hears plan to close Glenwood Primary, Cave Spring Elementary in summer of 2022. Deadline set on virtual vs. face-to-face learning options.

Education: Floyd School Board hears plan to close Glenwood Primary, Cave Spring Elementary in summer of 2022. Deadline set on virtual vs. face-to-face learning options.

  >>A reminder: The regular monthly meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education is this Monday, Sept. 21.  Caucus begins at 5 and the board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Media release: The following are highlights from the Sept. 18 Floyd County Board of Education work session. All agenda items are in bold and can… Read more

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Health Department begins flu shots: ‘This flu season is going to be more challenging than ever due to the added risk of COVID-19 in our community.’

Health Department begins flu shots: ‘This flu season is going to be more challenging than ever due to the added risk of COVID-19 in our community.’

  Media release: The Floyd County and Polk County health departments are now offering flu vaccines on a walk-in basis. “This flu season is going to be more challenging than ever due to the added risk of COVID-19 in our community,” says Floyd County Health Department Nurse Manager Alison Watson.  “Influenza and COVID-19 are both… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus: Death toll jumps to 183 in NW Georgia; 753 students, staff in quarantine at Rome, Floyd schools; 24 student cases at Berry this week. Guess who’s moving back to Horseleg estate? Final day to help Rome Ga Cares.

Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus: Death toll jumps to 183 in NW Georgia; 753 students, staff in quarantine at Rome, Floyd schools; 24 student cases at Berry this week. Guess who’s moving back to Horseleg estate? Final day to help Rome Ga Cares.

  Today’s first headlines: Chattooga deaths jump from 7 to 11 in a day. 85 more positive tests in NW Georgia. State tops 300,000 — fifth in the U.S. behind Calif., Texas, Fla., NY. COVID on campus: 753 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Armuchee High at 168, Rome Middle at 104. At… Read more

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COVID on campus: 780 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome City schools. Armuchee High at 168, Rome Middle at 89. New positives: 3 at Floyd Schools, 1 at Rome. 59 positives at Berry since Aug. 1.

COVID on campus: 780 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome City schools. Armuchee High at 168, Rome Middle at 89. New positives: 3 at Floyd Schools, 1 at Rome. 59 positives at Berry since Aug. 1.

  Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest Sept. 18: 473 overall quarantines; up 29; three new positives — Armuchee High, Pepperell High and Pepperell Primary. Sept. 17: 444 overall quarantines; down two; three new positives — Armuchee High, Pepperell High and Armuchee Elementary. Sept. 16: 446 overall quarantines; three new positives —… Read more

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Another Chattooga resident dies from coronavirus, fifth this week and 12th since pandemic began. 127 more positive tests in NW Georgia.

Another Chattooga resident dies from coronavirus, fifth this week and 12th since pandemic began. 127 more positive tests in NW Georgia.

  Friday:  Another death in Chattooga County through Friday. That’s 12 fatalities since March 15; regional total now 184. 127 new positive cases in Northwest Georgia since Thursday. Total to date: 9,528. 64 deaths reported statewide since Thursday. Statewide total now at 6,537. Daily record: 122 deaths on Aug. 11. State positive cases: 302,737, up 1,807. The… Read more

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23 Horseleg Creek Road — something of an attraction as Charles Craton had it built — is getting a new tenant: Charles Craton.

23 Horseleg Creek Road — something of an attraction as Charles Craton had it built — is getting a new tenant: Charles Craton.

There’s about to be a new tenant at 23 Horseleg Creek Drive following the sale last week. It is a person very familiar with the property and the community: Charles Craton. The resort-like home Craton had built more than a decade ago has changed hands a few times, including a $2.5 million sale to Carol… Read more

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Politics: Floyd elections board to meet Tuesday. Absentee ballots are on the way — 1.1 million of them in Georgia. How to apply — and return (mail or drop box). Updated elections calendar.

Politics: Floyd elections board to meet Tuesday. Absentee ballots are on the way — 1.1 million of them in Georgia. How to apply — and return (mail or drop box). Updated elections calendar.

The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration has set a called meeting for noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, to continue to play for the Nov. 3 election. The meeting is set for the County Commission’s caucus room. AJC: 1.1 million absentee ballots going out today: The first wave of absentee ballots is in the mail… Read more

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Final day to donate to Rome Ga Cares as team leaves Monday to help Beauregard Parish, La., recover from Hurricane Laura. How you can help.

Final day to donate to Rome Ga Cares as team leaves Monday to help Beauregard Parish, La., recover from Hurricane Laura. How you can help.

Rome Ga Cares collecting hurricane relief supplies at tonight’s Darlington football game: “Hey Tigers! We’d like to show those who have been affected by recent hurricanes that we care by collecting donations at this Friday’s football game.  Volunteers from Rome Cares will be at the gates collecting donations of cash and supplies that will be… Read more

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Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A, mall restaurant add curbside service (app required). Updated menu adds brownie (thumbs up), Mocha Cream cold brew and another cup of coffee.

Dining: Truett’s Chick-fil-A, mall restaurant add curbside service (app required). Updated menu adds brownie (thumbs up), Mocha Cream cold brew and another cup of coffee.

  Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue has added another safety and convenience step for customers. With the “sit down” portions of the restaurant still closed, Truett’s has expanded another service: Curbside pickup is now available. Using the Chick-fil-A app, customers can order and pay, and then arrive at designated spaces for their ready-to-go order. The… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s President’s and Dean’s lists for the summer semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s President’s and Dean’s lists for the summer semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2020 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, the… Read more

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Buzz: Legends Cafe seeks pouring license for Shorter Avenue site at Monday’s ACC meeting. Floyd School Board meets today, Monday.

Buzz: Legends Cafe seeks pouring license for Shorter Avenue site at Monday’s ACC meeting. Floyd School Board meets today, Monday.

  Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday a 5 p.m., City Hall. The agenda includes: Issue a New Beer, Wine, and Liquor Pouring License at Legends Café Bar & Grill, 2214 Shorter Ave. (former M & J Home Cooking) to Michael Dean. Issue a New Beer Package License at Pop’s Food Mart, 1437 N. Broad St., to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Real fall preview this weekend with highs in the 70s, overnight lows in the 50s. No rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Real fall preview this weekend with highs in the 70s, overnight lows in the 50s. No rain.

  OUTLOOK A pretty nice stretch of weather ahead: highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the mid 50s and no rain. FORECAST Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind 5… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Alton Allen Sr., Mr. Larry D. Evans, Ms. Virginia Faye Pollard, Andy Lee Williams.

Obituaries: Mr. John Alton Allen Sr., Mr. Larry D. Evans, Ms. Virginia Faye Pollard, Andy Lee Williams.

Mr. Larry D. Evans, age 69, of Gaylesville, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at a local hospital. Larry was born in Rome, GA on November 30, 1950, the son of the late Garlin Evans and the late Julia Rogers Evans.  Larry graduated with honors from Cave Spring High School and went on… Read more

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