Category Archives: Polk

Heritage First Headlines. Rome assigns special police unit to control downtown speed, noise. COVID-19: Local, state hospital cases rising; positive tests soaring. Flags up as Independence Day weekend arrives.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome assigns special police unit to control downtown speed, noise. COVID-19: Local, state hospital cases rising; positive tests soaring. Flags up as Independence Day weekend arrives.

  Today’s top headlines: Downtown Rome ‘special’ police unit to patrol for speed, noise and related issues following surprise meeting Wednesday. 16 patients with COVID-19 in Floyd, Redmond, up 2 from Tuesday. A record 2,946 new cases Wednesday in Georgia. Statewide, more than 700 deaths in June. Georgia Health News: As state cases surge, 1,500-plus… Read more

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Downtown Rome ‘special’ police unit to patrol for speed, noise and related issues following surprise meeting Wednesday.

Downtown Rome ‘special’ police unit to patrol for speed, noise and related issues following surprise meeting Wednesday.

    Rome’s Public Safety Committee met Wednesday to discuss downtown concerns and there could be some temporary relief on the way. The problem is the public apparently wasn’t notified about the meeting, including city commissioners, downtown interests and the media. We will have more on that angle later today. City Commissioner Mark Cochran, who’s… Read more

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16 patients with COVID-19 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals, up 2 from Tuesday. A record 2,946 new cases between Tuesday and Wednesday in Georgia. Statewide, more than 700 deaths in June.

16 patients with COVID-19 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals, up 2 from Tuesday. A record 2,946 new cases between Tuesday and Wednesday in Georgia. Statewide, more than 700 deaths in June.

  Hospital reports: 16 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond as of Wednesday, up two. Statewide, 111 more hospitalizations.  Floyd: 12 patients testing positive; none awaiting tests. Redmond Regional: 4 patients testing positive; none awaiting results. In context: On April 19, Floyd reported 13 patients testing positive while Redmond had eight for a total of 21. Together, they had… Read more

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Georgia Health News: As state cases surge, 1,500-plus healthcare workers urge Kemp to require masks in public.

Georgia Health News: As state cases surge, 1,500-plus healthcare workers urge Kemp to require masks in public.

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Hundreds of Georgia health care workers are urging Gov. Brian Kemp to require people to wear face masks in public. Those workers are signing a letter, to be sent Thursday morning, that also calls on Kemp to shut bars and nightclubs and prohibit gatherings of more than… Read more

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Rome committee to discuss naming a citizens panel to study monuments in Myrtle Hill; it is a follow-up to June’s emotional Forrest debate.

Rome committee to discuss naming a citizens panel to study monuments in Myrtle Hill; it is a follow-up to June’s emotional Forrest debate.

  The aftermath an emotional, two-hour hearing/meeting on what to do about the Forrest monument in Myrtle Hill moves to the next step on July 8 as the Community Development Service Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room. Among the agenda items is consideration of “forming a citizens committee for purposes of… Read more

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Education: As Becca Maddox retires, she celebrates a bridge that started with the origins of Georgia Highlands and touched hundreds of students since.

Education: As Becca Maddox retires, she celebrates a bridge that started with the origins of Georgia Highlands and touched hundreds of students since.

  Media release: For Director of Nursing and Professor Rebecca (Becca) Maddox, retiring from Georgia Highlands College after two decades of service and during COVID-19 remote operations is a bittersweet experience but her family’s roots with the college, her time mentoring and helping cultivate the next generation of healthcare workers, and her unwavering pride for… Read more

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Health: Eight new residents at Floyd. Charmaine Thomas has been named Administrator of Floyd Behavioral Health.

Health: Eight new residents at Floyd. Charmaine Thomas has been named Administrator of Floyd Behavioral Health.

Media release: Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program has named Dyanna Fountain, M.D., and Lacey Johnson, D.O., Chief Residents for the new academic year beginning July 1. Chief Residents are selected and voted on by their peers and are approved by faculty and staff. During their one-year term, they will serve in leadership roles, mentoring underclassmen and… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Kiwanis Club peach orders due July 15. Georgia Northwestern to hold drive-through graduation on Aug. 11.

Buzz: Rome Kiwanis Club peach orders due July 15. Georgia Northwestern to hold drive-through graduation on Aug. 11.

  The Rome Kiwanis Club is selling peaches with proceeds providing scholarships for local students.  This past spring, we gave out $9,000 in scholarships.  Our supplier is Jaemor Farms near Gainesville. Members are now taking orders. The prepaid orders are due back by July 15.   Peaches will be available for pick up at State Mutual Stadium parking lot on… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 98 today; low 90s over the Independence Day weekend; rain chance 20% to 50%.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 98 today; low 90s over the Independence Day weekend; rain chance 20% to 50%.

FORECAST Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 98. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Atlanta Braves to pay minor leaguers through July. Atlanta’s ‘Taxi Squad’ to train in Gwinnett, home of the Stripers. New questions on NFL preseason.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Atlanta Braves to pay minor leaguers through July. Atlanta’s ‘Taxi Squad’ to train in Gwinnett, home of the Stripers. New questions on NFL preseason.

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. AJC: The Braves will continue paying their minor leaguers through July 31, a person familiar with the team’s operations told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Minor leaguers… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Zaxby’s, Turner McCall, 87. BARTOW Arby’s, West Avenue, 99. The Mule House Wood Fired Pizza: Mobile, 97. Base, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. 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 report:  Thursday Wednesday Cartersville Police reports:… Read more

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Updated: State again rejects Floyd’s bid to offer adult open heart surgery.

Updated: State again rejects Floyd’s bid to offer adult open heart surgery.

  Floyd Healthcare Management’s bid for open heart surgery service rejected again: The state Department of Community Affairs has rejected Floyd Medical Center’s recent push to launch adult open heart surgery, the latest development in a a two-year battle that intensified recently with a marketing push “More Heart for Northwest Georgia.” The campaign, featuring Black… Read more

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You’re out: 2020 season of the Rome Braves — and minor league baseball — officially canceled. What Braves’ fans need to know.

You’re out: 2020 season of the Rome Braves — and minor league baseball — officially canceled. What Braves’ fans need to know.

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. Earlier from Hometown:  The potential loss of the entire Rome Braves season having impact on team, fans and community. Stadium improvements continue in down time.… Read more

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Business: Home sales down 20.5% but prices mixed for Northwest Georgia homebuyers, sellers in May vs. a year earlier.

Business: Home sales down 20.5% but prices mixed for Northwest Georgia homebuyers, sellers in May vs. a year earlier.

It was a sluggish May for home sales in Northwest Georgia, based on stats from the previous year. It is another downtown that can be blamed on the pandemic even though online interest in the home market was very high. The Greater Rome Board of Realtors saw nearly a 38 percent drop in sales in May,… Read more

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