Category Archives: Polk

Developing: Two killed in truck vs. vehicle accident on U.S. 27 south of Cedartown Thursday afternoon.

Developing: Two killed in truck vs. vehicle accident on U.S. 27 south of Cedartown Thursday afternoon.

  From WGAA 1340 AM and 106.1 FM, Cedartown: Two people have died in a collision south of Cedartown on Thursday afternoon, Polk County Coroner Norman Smith tells WGAA. First responders are on the scene of a serious accident off U.S. 27 south of Cedartown Thursday afternoon. Both northbound lanes of U.S. 27 at Youngs Farm… 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: Wednesday Thursday Cartersville Police reports: Jan. 21.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Today’s first headlines: 11 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday including 6 in Floyd County; another ‘probable death’ as well. 149 additional deaths statewide. e. Wednesday: 129 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; down from 134 on Tuesday. Vax Report: Nearly 536,000 vaccinated in Georgia so far. Winslette Pharmacy now listed as having doses; East Rome Walmart… Read more

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3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals.

3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals.

January 21, 2020: 1 reported coronavirus case in US January 21, 2021: 24,556,069 US coronavirus cases, 407,360 deaths Data: https://t.co/vpsTjSW2el pic.twitter.com/1zKiRj21RO — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 21, 2021   Thursday: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk the latest local COVID victims. Regional death toll: 451 since March 15. Probable deaths now at 43. 127 COVID patients… Read more

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Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in Georgia. Kemp says state needs more doses. Georgia Health News: Who’s getting shots to the homebound?

Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in Georgia. Kemp says state needs more doses. Georgia Health News: Who’s getting shots to the homebound?

The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard tracks the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. Through… Read more

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COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. Rome sees drop in quarantines; 2 new cases. Cartersville: 4 positive tests, 7 quarantines.

COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. Rome sees drop in quarantines; 2 new cases. Cartersville: 4 positive tests, 7 quarantines.

Thursday COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools post an almost 200-person drop in quarantines. From 684 through Friday to 488 quarantines as of Jan. 19;  2 new cases. Floyd County Schools, Thursday: 10 positive tests, quarantines jump to 612. Cartersville City Schools, Thursday: CCS was notified that two primary school employees tested… Read more

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December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

The latest look at employment trends in Northwest Georgia offers another mixed report. While jobless claims in the five-county region more than doubled in December vs. the previous month, the state also reports the Rome/Floyd County work force peaked at a 2020 high of 43,000. The workforce numbers, which includes non-Floyd residents commuting in for… Read more

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

    President Joe Biden’s inaugural address:  THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America… Read more

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They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Watch  video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video. From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.: Today, as I was sworn… Read more

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Feeling lucky? Friday’s MegaMillions jackpot at $970 million; Maryland ticket to claim $731.1 million PowerBall prize.

Feeling lucky? Friday’s MegaMillions jackpot at $970 million; Maryland ticket to claim $731.1 million PowerBall prize.

The new year started off with two multimillion-dollar lottery jackpots for the Georgia Lottery and while one of them was won Wednesday night, the biggest prize — just shy of $1 billion — is a $2 ticket away from someone. A Maryland ticket will claim $730 million PowerBall jackpot from Wednesday night. Someone in Georgia… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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Business: 2020 Bulldog 100 honors UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack of Womack Custom Homes. Magnicheri joins Toles, Temple & Wright.

Business: 2020 Bulldog 100 honors UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack of Womack Custom Homes. Magnicheri joins Toles, Temple & Wright.

      The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled its 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack’s company Womack Custom Homes made the list! Both brothers are proud UGA alumni and fourth-generation home builders. “We are beyond thrilled to be recognized by The… Read more

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Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition honored for promoting HPV prevention, education, vaccinations.

Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition honored for promoting HPV prevention, education, vaccinations.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition has been recognized as an HPV Champion at the 4th annual Cervical Cancer Awareness Day for their dedication to promoting HPV prevention, education and increasing Georgia’s HPV vaccination rates. The Georgia Cancer Control Consortium, HPV Cancer Free Georgia, and The Susan Jolley Awareness Program hosted the event on Thurdsay. The organizations… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s all weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s all weekend.

  OUTLOOK Less than two tenths of an inch of rain Thursday into Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s. FORECAST Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High’s Addison Blake to continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry. Watching and waiting on the 2021 Rome Braves. Championship Sunday for the NFL. Falcons’ updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High’s Addison Blake to continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry. Watching and waiting on the 2021 Rome Braves. Championship Sunday for the NFL. Falcons’ 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. 🎉Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Addison Blake who will continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry College! 🏃🏼‍♀️@BerryXCTF pic.twitter.com/RmzqPmBj32 — Floyd County… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

FLOYD Arby’s, Martha Berry Highway, 95. Arby’s, Martha Berry Boulevard, 87. Domino’s, Shorter Avenue, 95. BARTOW Zen Ramen and Sushi Burrito, 95. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Tootsie’s, Trion, 90. Read more

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Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well.

Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well.

  In context: The year year isn’t three weeks old yet and already a major business deal is on the boards.  Rome-based Heritage First Bancshares is merging with First Chatsworth Bancshares to create a brand stretching from Paulding County into Chattanooga with offices in Rome, Cartersville, Adairsville, Calhoun, Dalton, Chatsworth and Eton. Ryan Earnest, president… Read more

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