Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines. 15,000 virus tests by Public Health in Floyd, Bartow last month. 61st Bartow resident dies. 2 Chattooga High students test positive. Floyd jail reports another employee has it. Shaw updates Cartersville operations. New bakery opens.

Heritage First Headlines. 15,000 virus tests by Public Health in Floyd, Bartow last month. 61st Bartow resident dies. 2 Chattooga High students test positive. Floyd jail reports another employee has it. Shaw updates Cartersville operations. New bakery opens.

  Today’s first headlines: Almost 15,000 Public Health coronavirus tests in Floyd, Bartow counties combined last month; around 45,000 for the health district since mid March. How to get tested. 61st death in Bartow County; 103 new regional cases since Monday. Two Chattooga High students test positive. 67 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 112 hospitalized… Read more

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61st death in Bartow County; 103 new regional cases since Monday. Two Chattooga High students test positive. 67 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 112 hospitalized in Northwest Georgia.

61st death in Bartow County; 103 new regional cases since Monday. Two Chattooga High students test positive. 67 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 112 hospitalized in Northwest Georgia.

Wednesday morning: Chattooga High School students have tested positive for COVID-19. School Superintendent Jared Hosmer notified parents on Tuesday, saying Public Health has been notified and contract tracing will begin. The school system reopened on July 28. Today’s AJC reports a second grade class at Cherokee County, Ga., is in quarantine today after a student… Read more

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Almost 15,000 Public Health coronavirus tests in Floyd, Bartow counties combined last month; around 45,000 for the health district since mid March. How to get tested.

Almost 15,000 Public Health coronavirus tests in Floyd, Bartow counties combined last month; around 45,000 for the health district since mid March. How to get tested.

    Nearly 15,000 coronavirus tests were given at the West Rome Baptist Church and Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville in July, according to the Northwest District of the Georgia Department of Public Health. That breaks down to: Bartow 7,326 (was 4,078 through July 16). Floyd 7,610 (was 4,596 through July 16). Throughout the… Read more

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COVID updates: 3 Floyd jail employees now test positive for COVID-19. Gordon County Jail reports 1 inmate, 2 jail staffers tested positive, others were awaiting test results. Chattooga County Jail also has dealt with staff cases.

COVID updates: 3 Floyd jail employees now test positive for COVID-19. Gordon County Jail reports 1 inmate, 2 jail staffers tested positive, others were awaiting test results. Chattooga County Jail also has dealt with staff cases.

Three of five Northwest Georgia county jails are dealing with coronavirus issues. The first was Chattooga County last week and then at the Floyd County Jail and finally on Monday, the Gordon County Jail. On Tuesday, it was confirmed three cases have been discovered at the Floyd jail — all employees. From July 29: “As of… Read more

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Business: Shaw moving some operations to another Cartersville location; 200 jobs involved. Bartow Chamber’s Williams picked to study economic recovery, resilience strategies. Rome offers small business help.

Business: Shaw moving some operations to another Cartersville location; 200 jobs involved. Bartow Chamber’s Williams picked to study economic recovery, resilience strategies. Rome offers small business help.

Shaw Industries Group Inc. has announced plans to shift a portion of the commercial broadloom manufacturing operations that currently take place at Plant 12 in Cartersville to other nearby Shaw commercial manufacturing facilities. Equipment will be moved to other Shaw facilities — including expanding and enhancing operations at Plant 13 (also in Cartersville). The transition will take… Read more

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Politics: Updates on advance voting, absentee ballots. Polk to begin ‘processing’ today (no results until election night). Sample ballot.

Politics: Updates on advance voting, absentee ballots. Polk to begin ‘processing’ today (no results until election night). Sample ballot.

  >Below: Advance voting times, locations / Q&A with Floyd sheriff’s candidates / Q&A with Secretary of State’s office on the runoff. Final days of  advance voting begins, today-Friday. Voters in Floyd, Polk and Gordon counties can cast ballots in through through Friday afternoon. There still is time to request absentee ballots via the mail… Read more

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Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

Education: 85 Darlington students earn designation of AP Scholar by The College Board.

  Media release: During the 2019-20 school year, 85 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) Exams. “Darlington is extremely pleased and proud to have such a great number of AP Scholars in an unprecedented school year… Read more

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COVID notes: YMCA cancels 2020 BooFest. No Chiaha festival this October. Northwest Georgia Regional Fair in Calhoun cancels September event.

COVID notes: YMCA cancels 2020 BooFest. No Chiaha festival this October. Northwest Georgia Regional Fair in Calhoun cancels September event.

THE LATEST YMCA cancels BooFest: “Our community continues to face challenges related to COVID, and with our commitment to Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility, we believe it is in our community’s best interest to cancel BooFest at the Y this year. We are grateful to our BooFest sponsors who help create the “Magic of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sizzling weekend ahead — mid to upper 90s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sizzling weekend ahead — mid to upper 90s.

  OUTLOOK Scattered thunderstorms are possible each day through Monday, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms each day could become strong to briefly severe, capable of producing damaging wind gusts, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly sunny, with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Wrap-up on virus updates at metro area high schools. DEC updates. Latest on the Atlanta Braves as Blue Jays open series. Falcons announce three roster cuts. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Wrap-up on virus updates at metro area high schools. DEC updates. Latest on the Atlanta Braves as Blue Jays open series. Falcons announce three roster cuts. 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 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 the AJC: Citing COVID-19 concerns, Decatur High announced Tuesday the canceling of three September football games and all in-person sports and… Read more

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Dining: Bake and Bloom is now open in Rome. Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Bake and Bloom is now open in Rome. Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

  Bake and Bloom is now open at 868 Spider Webb Drive. What’s it about: “We are a boutique bakery located in Rome, Ga. We specialize in cookie cakes, custom painted and unique cakes, and edible cookie dough.” FLOYD Southern Flavor, Cave Spring, 99. Soho Hibachi, Shorter Avenue, 98. Dragon Drive-In, 96. Tortaco, Broad Street,… 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 Cartersville Police reports: Aug. 4:… Read more

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Haunted by a 2002 assault in Rome, victim leads efforts to stop tentative parole for convicted rapist, child molester.

Haunted by a 2002 assault in Rome, victim leads efforts to stop tentative parole for convicted rapist, child molester.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net While out on an early morning run in the summer of 2002, Denise Biersmith never expected to be confronted by a convicted sexual predator on the lake trail behind Georgia Highlands College. Her encounter with Billy Edgar Murrell continues to haunt her and now that he has been granted a tentative… Read more

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Relative says Rome band student is doing fine; Floyd schools report 9 student cases since June and 6 staff cases including 2 from March.

Relative says Rome band student is doing fine; Floyd schools report 9 student cases since June and 6 staff cases including 2 from March.

As the back-to-school debate grows, perhaps one of the more discussed cases has been a Rome High band student who tested positive late last week, leading to the suspension of band practice until more is known about other members. On Monday, we talked to a relative of the band student. Most important, the student was… Read more

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Brooks Mathis returns to Rome as director of marketing at Greater Community Bank. Aundi Lesley named Rome’s Downtown Development director. Alicia Durden joins River City Bank as chief operations officer.

Brooks Mathis returns to Rome as director of marketing at Greater Community Bank. Aundi Lesley named Rome’s Downtown Development director. Alicia Durden joins River City Bank as chief operations officer.

Media release: The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank is pleased to welcome Brooks Mathis as Director of Marketing. Mathis will be responsible for direction and monitoring of the bank’s overall marketing, advertising, and charitable contributions. With more than 15 years of marketing and development experience, he most recently served as a consultant with… Read more

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Business. Region’s second Rocket Wash sets launch for 10 this morning in Summerville.

Business. Region’s second Rocket Wash sets launch for 10 this morning in Summerville.

  Blastoff set for 10 this morning for region’s second Rocket Wash: The Summerville edition of the growing car care chain opens at 10 this morning off Commerce Street. Rocket Wash first opened last year in Cartersville on Joe Frank Harris Parkway. A third location also is being discussed. Rocket Wash hired about a dozen… Read more

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Mega load: Floyd County’s Preston Peck nurtures Carolina Cross seeds to state-champion 108-pound watermelon.

Mega load: Floyd County’s Preston Peck nurtures Carolina Cross seeds to state-champion 108-pound watermelon.

  Media release: The Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest offers the opportunity to exhibit knowledge and ability to cultivate and grow one or more watermelons over a regulated period of time. Growing the heaviest watermelon incorporates the basic aptitude of measurement concepts. Preparation skills, research abilities, and patience in this field of agricultural and environmental… Read more

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Buzz: Salvation Army, Walmart team up to help ‘Stuff the Bus’ with back-to-school needs. Not much change in local gas prices from last week.

Buzz: Salvation Army, Walmart team up to help ‘Stuff the Bus’ with back-to-school needs. Not much change in local gas prices from last week.

  Walmart and The Salvation Army are teaming up to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at two Rome Walmarts located at 825 Cartersville Hwy SE, and 2510 Redmond Circle, NW, Rome, this Friday through Sunday. For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school… Read more

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