Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 219 with a dozen from our area. No prom, other updates for Rome High students. Impact on local business just beginning. Candidates go digital as forums, door-knocking on hold. Gas prices at four-year low.

Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 219 with a dozen from our area. No prom, other updates for Rome High students. Impact on local business just beginning. Candidates go digital as forums, door-knocking on hold. Gas prices at four-year low.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: 12 deaths in Northwest Georgia; statewide toll rises to 219. As of Sunday night, 286 confirmed cases in five-county region. Business and coronavirus: With sport tourism reeling and Shaw, Toyo Tire shutting down temporarily, a look at other businesses, potential relief, what’s next. Politics: As pandemic halts local… Read more

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Coronavirus: Statewide toll rises by 10 to 229; includes 12 from our area (no change). As of midday Monday, 310 confirmed cases in five-county region (8.4% increase overnight).

Coronavirus: Statewide toll rises by 10 to 229; includes 12 from our area (no change). As of midday Monday, 310 confirmed cases in five-county region (8.4% increase overnight).

    About this page: We’ve adjusted the format to group state reports and per-county information in easier-to-follow formats. Under each county, you’ll find the total number of coronavirus patients confirmed as of the latest report from the state Department of Public Health. Each hospital report on patients and those awaiting test results are included… Read more

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Business and coronavirus: With sport tourism already reeling and Shaw, Toyo Tire shutting down temporarily, a look at impacts to other businesses, potential relief and what’s next.

Business and coronavirus: With sport tourism already reeling and Shaw, Toyo Tire shutting down temporarily, a look at impacts to other businesses, potential relief and what’s next.

  From manufacturers to retail to restaurant and healthcare, the coronavirus pandemic is crippling the business world as well. Northwest Georgia already is caught in the swirl and it is picking up each day. Below please find an update on some of the bigger moves since it all began, tips on where to find relief… Read more

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Rome Superintendent Lou Byars: No prom, summer camps canceled through June 30. Meal service continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

Rome Superintendent Lou Byars: No prom, summer camps canceled through June 30. Meal service continues Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars posted the following update Sunday night about the remainder of the school year and part of the summer as well. In the note, Byars reports: A decision not to hold prom this year. Confirms sports and other activities are canceled for the rest of the school year. Meals will… Read more

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Politics: As pandemic halts local campaign events, candidates getting creative in ways to reach voters for May 19 primary.

Politics: As pandemic halts local campaign events, candidates getting creative in ways to reach voters for May 19 primary.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With the coronavirus pandemic hitting in the prime of campaign season for the May 19 general election primary, local political parties and candidates are forced to get creative to reach voters in a time of social distancing. The Floyd County Democratic Party and Floyd County Republican Party have had to… Read more

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This week’s coronavirus coverage: Daily state and hospital updates; government meetings; expanded hospital briefing.

This week’s coronavirus coverage: Daily state and hospital updates; government meetings; expanded hospital briefing.

Scheduled updates include: Daily:State reports on new cases, impact on Georgia at noon and 7 p.m. Daily: Two updates on patients at Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center. Most days: Regular updates from the governments in Bartow,  Gordon and Chattooga counties on the pandemic and community response. Monday: The University of Georgia Small… Read more

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Buzz: We’re sheltering-in-place amid the lowest gas prices in four years. Local range: $1.53 in Bartow to $1.77 in Polk.

Buzz: We’re sheltering-in-place amid the lowest gas prices in four years. Local range: $1.53 in Bartow to $1.77 in Polk.

  From AAA, Gas Buddy: We’re sheltering-in-place at a time when gas prices are at their cheapest in more than four years.  Georgia gas prices  continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 8 cents less than a week ago, 46 cents less than… Read more

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Newscast: A dozen locals among state’s death toll of 219. Impact on business, politics, schools. Rant: We need a daily newspaper.

Newscast: A dozen locals among state’s death toll of 219. Impact on business, politics, schools. Rant: We need a daily newspaper.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: 12 deaths in Northwest Georgia; statewide toll rises to 219. As of Sunday night, 286 confirmed cases in five-county region. Business and coronavirus: With sport tourism reeling and Shaw, Toyo Tire shutting down temporarily, a look at other businesses, potential relief, what’s next. Politics: As pandemic halts… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, low 80s today; light rain Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of storms.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, low 80s today; light rain Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of storms.

OUTLOOK A beautiful weekend will stretch into today with some clouds, light rain and maybe a few storms through midweek. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: This was to be opening week for the Rome Braves. What’s new with Georgia’s professional sports teams.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: This was to be opening week for the Rome Braves. What’s new with Georgia’s professional sports teams.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, drive-through only. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (curbside only).  Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. About our sports coverage — no leftovers: We are determined to avoid “repeats” of past sporting events, from “classic” baseball games to storied past college football and basketball… Read more

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CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: News on area arrests, law enforcement from 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, crimefighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m.  Polk County Jail report:   Monday Cartersville Police reports: April 2 1 / 2… Read more

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Preparing for a surge: Mobile 20-bed unit going up in front of Floyd Medical Center, one of four across state. Also: Update on former Kindred Hospital rooms being converted for coronavirus patients.

Preparing for a surge: Mobile 20-bed unit going up in front of Floyd Medical Center, one of four across state. Also: Update on former Kindred Hospital rooms being converted for coronavirus patients.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net A mobile 20-bed unit donated by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is going up in the front parking lot of Floyd Medical Center. The unit is one of four temporary medical units that will provide an additional 88 hospital beds across the state as facilities prepare for COVID-19 patient surge.… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic now offering HarbinCONNECT virtual visits for patients without leaving their homes during pandemic

Health: Harbin Clinic now offering HarbinCONNECT virtual visits for patients without leaving their homes during pandemic

  Media release: For the safety and protection of our patients, Harbin Clinic is now offering HarbinCONNECT virtual visits to help patients receive the medical care they need without leaving their homes during the COVID-19 crisis. HarbinCONNECT is a convenient option for secure phone or face-to-face video appointments with local board-certified physicians or nurse practitioners. Patients… Read more

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Business: Rome News-Tribune shifts to publishing five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday.

Business: Rome News-Tribune shifts to publishing five days a week, Tuesday-Saturday.

An announcement atop Sunday’s print edition of the Rome News-Tribune tells of changes coming next weekend, including dropping the Sunday and Monday editions as the Saturday publication expands to a weekend format. The newspaper’s website will continue on a seven-day cycle. The move comes as the newspaper’s owner, the family behind the Marietta Daily Journal, likewise… Read more

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Buzz: Maplewood community comes together to celebrate 97th birthday of special neighbor while maintaining social distance.

Buzz: Maplewood community comes together to celebrate 97th birthday of special neighbor while maintaining social distance.

.   It’s hard for family and friends to celebrate birthdays in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, the Maplewood community came together to help make a neighbor’s 97th birthday as special as possible while maintaing required social distancing. So, Herb Blumberg and his son stepped out onto his front porch while neighbors… Read more

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Politics: Secretary of State sets news conference for Monday on May 19 primary. Earlier:  Raffensperger posts Q&A about requesting ballot by mail for May 19 primary. Sign of the times.

Politics: Secretary of State sets news conference for Monday on May 19 primary. Earlier: Raffensperger posts Q&A about requesting ballot by mail for May 19 primary. Sign of the times.

  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has scheduled a news conference on Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. dealing with the multiple avenues of voter access available in Georgia during the Presidential Preference Primary and General Primary being held May 19. Also discussed will be steps taken to ensure voter safety during the unprecedented… Read more

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