Bartow fire crews rescue 11-year-old boy from burning house; he’s stable today at Grady. Injured firefighter in ‘good condition.’

Bartow fire crews rescue 11-year-old boy from burning house; he’s stable today at Grady. Injured firefighter in ‘good condition.’

  Update from Bartow County Schools: Off-duty firefighter and Cass Middle School Wrestling Coach P.J. Piatt noticed smoke billowing from a home on Gilreath Road while watching a baseball game nearby late Thursday afternoon. That instant, instincts kicked in and he jumped in his vehicle and found the home engulfed in flames. A neighbor was… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: 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: Thursday Friday Cartersville Police reports, March 4:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. COVID’s 1-year toll in Georgia: 15,462 people; 574 from our area. Wreck claims 3rd life this week on Rome roads. Coosa Valley closing a Dean Avenue office. Beer at Shrimp Boat? Our suggested pairings.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID’s 1-year toll in Georgia: 15,462 people; 574 from our area. Wreck claims 3rd life this week on Rome roads. Coosa Valley closing a Dean Avenue office. Beer at Shrimp Boat? Our suggested pairings.

Today’s first headlines: In 365 days, Georgia has lost 15,462 people to COVID or 42 per day; that’s not counting 2,288 ‘probable’ virus deaths. Gordon, Chattooga residents among latest victims. 42 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Thursday, up 1. Vaccine clinic updates. North Avenue collision kills 37-year-old man; third fatality this week in Rome. Coosa Valley… Read more

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North Avenue collision kills 37-year-old man; third fatality this week in Rome.

North Avenue collision kills 37-year-old man; third fatality this week in Rome.

A 37-year-old Rome man has died following a collision that shut down parts of North Avenue Thursday in Rome near PAWS animal shelter. Hector Guzman, 37, was killed in the accident, sustaining head and chest wounds, according to Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor. The cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma. Guzman was… Read more

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Gordon, Polk residents among latest COVID victims. 39 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Friday,  down 3. Vaccine clinic Saturday at Lovejoy; nearly 33,000 have both doses in NW Georgia.

Gordon, Polk residents among latest COVID victims. 39 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Friday, down 3. Vaccine clinic Saturday at Lovejoy; nearly 33,000 have both doses in NW Georgia.

It was a year ago, March 5, 2020, when Georgia “officially” recorded the first coronavirus death. Since then, 15,462 people have died including 574 from Northwest Georgia. Statewide, another 2,288 “probable deaths” have been linked to the virus as well, meaning nearly 18,000 people have died since the pandemic began. The state has lost 42… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union closing one of two Dean Avenue locations as of April 2.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union closing one of two Dean Avenue locations as of April 2.

Media release: To better serve our field of membership, Coosa Valley Credit Union is consolidating its two East Rome branches into its branch at 1504 Dean Ave. The office at  1311 Dean Ave. will close at the end of the business day on Friday, April 2. CVCU’s two Dean Avenue locations are less than 0.03 miles apart. Having… Read more

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Dining: So which beers pair best with shrimp, chicken and fried livers? We have some recommendations for Shrimp Boat’s new owners.

Dining: So which beers pair best with shrimp, chicken and fried livers? We have some recommendations for Shrimp Boat’s new owners.

  Rome’s ever-changing restaurant market continues to shift, this tmie with not just new ownership of The Shrimp Boat but also a new menu item. Beer. Restauranteer Jeremy Duke — who with his stepfather Truman Webb and business partner Tyson Dube continue to expand their dining options — seeks a beer pouring license from Rome’s Alcohol… Read more

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COVID on campus: Floyd Schools’ 2 staff cases, no student count due to Planning Day; Rome at 67 quarantines. Cartersville Schools: 6 cases, 55 quarantines for the week.

COVID on campus: Floyd Schools’ 2 staff cases, no student count due to Planning Day; Rome at 67 quarantines. Cartersville Schools: 6 cases, 55 quarantines for the week.

Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools, March 4: 67 students and staff; up 3. No new cases. Floyd County Schools, March 5: Teacher Planning Day (no student count), staff positives at 2. March 4: 275 quarantines, up 29 in a day. Cartersville City Schools, March 1-5: 6 new cases, 55 quarantines for… Read more

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Buzz: GNTC opens adult learning center in Cedartown. Floyd elections board meets Tuesday. DOT’s upcoming paving plans. Floyd elected officials committee meets this afternoon.

Buzz: GNTC opens adult learning center in Cedartown. Floyd elections board meets Tuesday. DOT’s upcoming paving plans. Floyd elected officials committee meets this afternoon.

Located off North Park Boulevard in Cedartown stands Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s new Cedartown Adult Learning Center, which will begin offering free English as a Second Language  classes on Monday, March 8. Recently renovated, it includes classrooms, a computer lab, a conference room, offices and bonus spaces that GNTC’s Office of Adult Education can utilize.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler but clear skies into next week. 62 today, 59 on Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler but clear skies into next week. 62 today, 59 on Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

THE LATEST HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING FOR PARTS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the early evening. Winds will be northwest to northeast at 5 to 10 MPH.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington salutes winter sports athletes. Atlanta Braves fall 6-1 to Pirates; Fried scratched because of COVID concerns. Berry football on the road Saturday; bye week for Shorter. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington salutes winter sports athletes. Atlanta Braves fall 6-1 to Pirates; Fried scratched because of COVID concerns. Berry football on the road Saturday; bye week for Shorter. Community sports 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 From Darlington: Outstanding athletes in varsity basketball, swim, and wrestling were recognized at the Winter Sports Assembly on Monday, March 1, in… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Adrian Rashad Huggins, Gary Milton Padgett, James Alvin Shuler Sr., Kay Chambers Studdard.

Obituaries: Mr. Adrian Rashad Huggins, Gary Milton Padgett, James Alvin Shuler Sr., Kay Chambers Studdard.

  On Sunday, September 26, 1943, a beautiful cotton-topped, blue-eyed girl was born to Jess and Katherine Chambers. They named her Kay Frances. She was their first child followed by 2 sisters and a brother. They live in the Celanese Mill Village and she attended Riverside School and Model. At the age of 16, she… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday. 67/U for popular breakfast stop.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday. 67/U for popular breakfast stop.

FLOYD La Scala, 90. Six Mile Nutrition, 99. Gravy Boat, 67. Previous score: 100 on Jan. 21. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(1)(a)-(c)1,4,5,6-14,15, 16] Observed multiple risk control factors not in compliance. CA: discussed and educated pic while in facility-Corrected all risk factors in facility  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 1-2B Violation of Code: [511-6-1-.03(3)(d)] CFSM failed to supervise and instruct… Read more

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