Category Archives: Polk

Heritage First Headlines. Tuesday’s runoff features two very opposite races. St. Mary’s Catholic School starts 75th year. 67 more positive virus tests in NW Georgia. Your week: Runoff, more schools open.

Heritage First Headlines. Tuesday’s runoff features two very opposite races. St. Mary’s Catholic School starts 75th year. 67 more positive virus tests in NW Georgia. Your week: Runoff, more schools open.

  Today’s first headlines: Xtreme runoff: 2 races on Floyd ballot on Tuesday couldn’t be more different, from longevity (30 months vs. 6 months) to money ($4.5 million to under $250,000) to tone. As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after… Read more

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Xtreme runoff: 2 races on Floyd ballot on Tuesday couldn’t be more different, from longevity (30 months vs. 6 months) to money ($4.5 million to under $250,000) to tone.

Xtreme runoff: 2 races on Floyd ballot on Tuesday couldn’t be more different, from longevity (30 months vs. 6 months) to money ($4.5 million to under $250,000) to tone.

  >Below: Q&A with Floyd sheriff’s candidates The two races on the Floyd County Republican runoff ballot on Tuesday couldn’t be more different. In January 2018, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter joined us on our radio edition to announce he wouldn’t seek a fifth term. That immediately started the race to be the community’s next sheriff and it… Read more

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As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after the end of World War II remains.

As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after the end of World War II remains.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As students return to Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome this Wednesday, they will be marking the 75th year the private school has been educating students from across Northwest Georgia. Born from the mission and vision of parishioners from Saint Mary’s Catholic Church and staffed by Dominican nuns, Saint Mary’s opened on… Read more

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Monday: 60 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond; 103 in the region. As U.S. charts 5 millionth case, Georgia records another 3,177 positive tests; 67 in our area. Death toll: 165,299 in U.S.; 4,199 in Georgia; 116 in our area.

Monday: 60 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond; 103 in the region. As U.S. charts 5 millionth case, Georgia records another 3,177 positive tests; 67 in our area. Death toll: 165,299 in U.S.; 4,199 in Georgia; 116 in our area.

Monday: Morning update from the Rome hospitals shows 60 patients with coronavirus, five others awaiting test results. From LakePoint Station: “Due to a possible exposure and out of abundance of caution, we have decided to CLOSE through Wednesday to perform additional deep cleanings and to gather more information. Our goal is to keep our LakePoint… Read more

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COVID and campuses: The latest updates on students, staff from Floyd, Rome, Chattooga and Berry College.

COVID and campuses: The latest updates on students, staff from Floyd, Rome, Chattooga and Berry College.

THE LATEST: Rome City Schools release a revised COVID-19 Decision and Communication Matrix.  If changes are made, check the RCS Facebook page for a message from Superintendent Louis Byars for changes detailing school procedures. SCHOOL SYSTEMS, COLLEGES: Floyd County: As of Friday afternoon, the school system had 12 employees out monitoring symptoms and seven out after testing positive for… Read more

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Your week ahead: A historic runoff election; Rome and Floyd students return to classrooms (or computers); and coronavirus concerns continue to mount.

Your week ahead: A historic runoff election; Rome and Floyd students return to classrooms (or computers); and coronavirus concerns continue to mount.

  Monday: Rome City Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The caucus will be at 5 p.m. in the Sam King Room. Agenda On the agenda will be a first reading for rezoning request for property located at 1705 Shorter Ave. from Heavy-Commercial to Community-Commercial to allow for the construction of a new convenience store. Property owner JoAnne… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We could see up to three quarters of a inch of rain this afternoon. No break in the heat — mid to upper 90s through Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We could see up to three quarters of a inch of rain this afternoon. No break in the heat — mid to upper 90s through Thursday.

  OUTLOOK FORECAST Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 99. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Pensive days for college football; Trevor Lawrence: Let’s play. Atlanta Braves take two from Phillies; rematch tonight. MaxPreps honors Rome High’s John Reid as top football coach in Georgia. Atlanta Falcons update. Community sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Pensive days for college football; Trevor Lawrence: Let’s play. Atlanta Braves take two from Phillies; rematch tonight. MaxPreps honors Rome High’s John Reid as top football coach in Georgia. Atlanta Falcons update. Community sports.

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. SPORTS HEADLINES The fall of fall football? From ESPN — Commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is… 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: Monday Cartersville Police reports: Aug. 10:… Read more

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A 5.1 earthquake in Sparta, N.C., felt even in Cartersville? Yup. It is 2020, after all.

A 5.1 earthquake in Sparta, N.C., felt even in Cartersville? Yup. It is 2020, after all.

That’s a major earthquake for this side of the country, a 5.1 in Sparta, N.C. It definitely was felt in parts of Georgia with one report on the National Weather Service’s Peachtree City Facebook page saying there was a little shaking in Cartersville as well.   Read more

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Business: RaceWay (not RaceTrac) coming in 2021 to Ga. 20 and Coker Drive in West Rome. Store will feature expanded diesel stations.

Business: RaceWay (not RaceTrac) coming in 2021 to Ga. 20 and Coker Drive in West Rome. Store will feature expanded diesel stations.

  A new RaceWay convenience store, part of the RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. brand, is coming to West Rome in 2021. It was just a year ago that the company canceled plans to build a  RaceTrac convenience store at the corner of Shorter Avenue (GA 20) and Coker Drive but now those plans are back on the drawing… Read more

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Business: Enterprise Rent-A-Car office moves to Shorter Avenue. AR Workshop on Broad Street up for sale as owners prepare for retirement.

Business: Enterprise Rent-A-Car office moves to Shorter Avenue. AR Workshop on Broad Street up for sale as owners prepare for retirement.

  Enterprise Rent-A-Car has moved to its new location at 801 Shorter Avenue in Rome. It was previously located at 1212 Martha Berry Blvd., across from Sumo Restaurant. The new location gives Enterprise expanded office space as well as a larger parking area for its rental inventory. You can reach Enterprise at 706-290-1093. Business hours… Read more

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Buzz: Rezoning for new convenience store at corner of Shorter Avenue at Burnett Ferry Road goes before City Commission. Floyd Commission to hold hearings on millage rate. Rome BOE meets Tuesday.

Buzz: Rezoning for new convenience store at corner of Shorter Avenue at Burnett Ferry Road goes before City Commission. Floyd Commission to hold hearings on millage rate. Rome BOE meets Tuesday.

The Rome City Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The caucus will be at 5 p.m. in the Sam King Room. Agenda On the agenda will be a first reading for rezoning request for property located at 1705 Shorter Avenue from Heavy-Commercial to Community-Commercial to allow for the construction of a… Read more

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