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Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks.

Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks.

That fireplace in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn & Suites adjacent to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will come in handy this weekend. The 81-room, $12 million hotel opens Friday just as some of the coldest temperatures of winter return (high Saturday: 38). Ground was broken in November 2020 for the project off… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out. Dozen deaths over the weekend: 9 from COVID, 3 from probable causes. Also: 182 COVID patients in Rome’s hospitals Monday, up 11 from Friday. 1,246 new… Read more

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Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

Work continues (even on a January Saturday) on the Food City store that will feature 59,000 square feet under roof at Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) and Mac Johnson Road NW outside Cartersville. The store is due by this summer and is the second in our area (the Calhoun store opened in December 2019). Steven… Read more

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2 more COVID deaths in Floyd County; that’s seven in five days. 120 new cases in Floyd; 78 in Bartow. 180 virus patients in Rome hospitals Tuesday, down 2. Voccio calls Omicron wave ‘the worst we’ve had.’

2 more COVID deaths in Floyd County; that’s seven in five days. 120 new cases in Floyd; 78 in Bartow. 180 virus patients in Rome hospitals Tuesday, down 2. Voccio calls Omicron wave ‘the worst we’ve had.’

Dr. Gary Voccio, health director of Northwest Georgia Public Health District, joined Georgia Highlands’ Community Watch on Monday to discuss the latest updates on the Omicron variant or as Voccio calls it, “the worst we’ve had.” Hosts Dr. Jon Hershey and Greg Shropshire talked about the ongoing threat, “COVID fatigue” and other issues. Voccio underscored that more than 99% of… Read more

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Campus updates: 34 new cases at Floyd County Schools on Monday; Alto Park, Armuchee Elementary requiring masks as are all Rome City Schools. Rome: 91 cases over 7 day. Bartow’s Adairsville Elementary back in green phase; 2 others still yellow.

Campus updates: 34 new cases at Floyd County Schools on Monday; Alto Park, Armuchee Elementary requiring masks as are all Rome City Schools. Rome: 91 cases over 7 day. Bartow’s Adairsville Elementary back in green phase; 2 others still yellow.

FROM MONDAY Floyd County: Alto Park Elementary and Armuchee Elementary under mask requirements this week, All Rome City Schools remain under a mask requirement until further notice. Latest chart below. Bartow County Schools: Adairsville Elementary out of yellow phase; Clear Creek, Cloverleaf remain in yellow.   CAMPUS REPORTS: Weekday reports Rome City Schools. 13 cases on Jan. 21;… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Rome drug dealer sentenced to nine years in prison.

U.S. Attorney: Rome drug dealer sentenced to nine years in prison.

    Media release: A violent Rome-area drug dealer has been sentenced for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Jan. 20,  Aubrey Floyd, 45, of Rome was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael L. Brown to nine years in prison to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Winter in Northwest Georgia: Mid 50s today, mid 40s Wednesday, upper 30s Saturday (all high temperature forecasts).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Winter in Northwest Georgia: Mid 50s today, mid 40s Wednesday, upper 30s Saturday (all high temperature forecasts).

  OUTLOOK We nudged 60 degrees on Monday but won’t come as close today. And then: More cold weather — but no rain. FORECAST Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind around… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome girls sixth, Darlington eighth in latest high school rankings. Sports buzz: Three groups scramble basketball rankings. Honors for Berry’s Sydney Blankenship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome girls sixth, Darlington eighth in latest high school rankings. Sports buzz: Three groups scramble basketball rankings. Honors for Berry’s Sydney Blankenship.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOLS Girls’ high school basketball rankings from the AJC: 6A: Rome, no. 6. 5A: Calhoun, no. 7; Cass, no. 10. A… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Brookdale Rome, 100. Riverwood, 96. Rome Health and Rehab, 100. Moe’s Southwest Grill, 89. Firehouse Subs, 87. Papa Johns, 94. BARTOW Maricela’s Food Truck, mobile and base, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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. No changes from the 4 a.m.… Read more

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66-year-old woman dies in West Rome residential fire; second such death this month in Rome; both appear to be accidental.

66-year-old woman dies in West Rome residential fire; second such death this month in Rome; both appear to be accidental.

A 66-year-old West Rome woman has died following a fire in her home late Friday night. Her death follows that of a 64-year-old man earlier this month, also in a residential fire. Rome Floyd Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the most recent fire was reported at 8:10 p.m. Friday and identified the victim as… Read more

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Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

DOWNTOWN ROME’S NEXT BIG THINGS More housing proposed for downtown Rome: “Infill” was one of the big words used last year as Rome’s Special Committee on Housing met to consider options for the community’s growing housing crunch. We’ve seen some of this begin around the city as other options were developed, including converting some existing… Read more

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