Category Archives: Polk

Heritage First Headlines. Rome leans toward entertainment idea on West Third; tables Celanese annexation. 5 more COVID deaths, 3 more probable deaths. Schools: Quarantines up; ‘yellow’ phase for Bartow elementary. 7 jail inmates charged in sexual assault.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome leans toward entertainment idea on West Third; tables Celanese annexation. 5 more COVID deaths, 3 more probable deaths. Schools: Quarantines up; ‘yellow’ phase for Bartow elementary. 7 jail inmates charged in sexual assault.

Today’s first headlines: Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. 5 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia, 3 more probable deaths. 64 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 4. Vaccine updates. COVID on campus: 130 quarantines at Floyd Schools,… Read more

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Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

  Stretching two hours and 15 minutes, Rome’s Redevelopment Committee on Wednesday touched some of the key issues before the community, including West Third Street, the River District and affordable housing. The local trail system, tax allocation districts and a few others also were updated during the hybrid Zoom/in-person meeting. West Third Street site: Two… Read more

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5 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia, 3 more probable deaths. 64 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 4. Vaccine updates.

5 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia, 3 more probable deaths. 64 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 4. Vaccine updates.

DAILY REPORT Northwest Georgia: Covid deaths: 5 more posted Wednesday including 3 in Bartow and one each in Floyd and Polk counties. Also: 3 more probable deaths, 1 in Bartow and 2 in Gordon. For the month: 79 deaths, 19 probable deaths. New cases: 167 new positive cases in past 24 hours. Record: 404 on Jan.… Read more

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COVID on campus: 130 quarantines at Floyd Schools, up 17. No new cases at Cartersville Schools on Wednesday. Cloverleaf moves to ‘yellow’ phase in Bartow.

COVID on campus: 130 quarantines at Floyd Schools, up 17. No new cases at Cartersville Schools on Wednesday. Cloverleaf moves to ‘yellow’ phase in Bartow.

Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools, latest report pending. Feb. 19: 76 quarantines, 5  positives. Up 28 since Feb. 19. Floyd County Schools, Feb. 24: 130 quarantines, up 17. Floyd Cartersville City Schools, Feb. 24:  CCS  was not notified of any students or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. CCS reports Bartow County Schools. Cloverleaf… Read more

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GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

Media release: On Tuesday, Feb. 23, seven Floyd County Jail inmates were charged for physically and sexually assaulting another inmate in the jail in December 2020. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI to investigate immediately after the incident was reported to them on Dec. 18. All seven are alleged to be members of the… Read more

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Education: How local schools did with the annual AP Honors rankings. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Calhoun schools.

Education: How local schools did with the annual AP Honors rankings. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Calhoun schools.

From media releases: Georgia’s public school class of 2020 has the 17th-highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the nation, according to data released by the College Board. Georgia’s AP pass rate, and its rank among other states, stayed the same from the class of 2019 to the class of 2020 – an encouraging indicator given… Read more

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Health: Floyd adds trauma medical director, surgeons, associates as state seeks to enhance critical care coverage.

Health: Floyd adds trauma medical director, surgeons, associates as state seeks to enhance critical care coverage.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center has added a Trauma Medical Director, trauma surgeons and an Orthopaedic Traumatologist to meet more stringent guidelines for Level II Trauma Centers. Clarence “Mac” McKemie, M.D., Harbin Clinic general surgeon, has joined Floyd as full-time Trauma Medical Director and surgeon, and James Riley, M.D., Harbin Clinic general surgeon, has joined… Read more

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Health: As heart month concludes, a look at how the youngest patients are cared for in Northwest Georgia. Plus: Heart Walk, Heart of the Community Awards.

Health: As heart month concludes, a look at how the youngest patients are cared for in Northwest Georgia. Plus: Heart Walk, Heart of the Community Awards.

  In context: During February, American Heart Month, many of us associate cardio care with our older relatives, friends and neighbors. But few think “the youngest hearts” in our community. The following item talks about Joel Earp and the care he’s received since shortly after his birthday. Also below, please see some of the concluding… Read more

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Buzz: Christopher P. Twyman named Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Flu pretty much a no-show so far this season. Cartersville designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street community. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Christopher P. Twyman named Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Flu pretty much a no-show so far this season. Cartersville designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street community. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday.

  Cox Byington Twyman LLP announces Managing Partner Christopher P. Twyman has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Georgia Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This honor is limited to no more than… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler today, Friday and then back to the low 70s. Rain off-and-on into Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A little cooler today, Friday and then back to the low 70s. Rain off-and-on into Monday.

  OUTLOOK There is a slight chance of thunderstorms Sunday through Monday. FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning. Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind around 5 mph. Friday: Showers likely and possibly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports.  High school basketball state results and what’s next.  Atlanta Braves’ spring training updates. Shorter, Berry prepare for Saturday football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state results and what’s next. Atlanta Braves’ spring training updates. Shorter, Berry prepare for Saturday football.

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. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Game dates and times below. COVID precautions listed as they’re received. GHSA State Basketball Tournament: Round 1 and 2 (Girls)  click region… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

  FLOYD Bojangles, Turner McCall, 93. Rome: Middle, 100. High, 100. BARTOW TCBY, 99. St. Angelo’s pizza, 83. Allatoona Grill, 94. Starbucks, LakePoint, 99. GORDON Mulligan’s, 100. Brittany’s Frosty Kreme, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: 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, Feb.… Read more

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Cleared: Clogged commute on I-75 south from Emerson to Acworth.

Cleared: Clogged commute on I-75 south from Emerson to Acworth.

UPDATE: DOT lists the accident as cleared but it will take some time to clear the backlog. From Georgia DOT:  A crash on I-75 southbound at Glade Road in Bartow County. The left lane of three lanes is blocked, slowing the commute to Atlanta from Cartersville. Look for improvement after 8 a.m. Read more

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Updated: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens with a new spin on subs. Pick o Deli Riverside: New sign; ‘coming soon.’

Updated: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens with a new spin on subs. Pick o Deli Riverside: New sign; ‘coming soon.’

    Eggs Up Grill just about ready: The exterior sign was an indicator but a quick look through the side window shows the newest restaurant at East Bend in Rome is just about ready. The growing Eggs Up Grill will be open daily from 6 a.m.  until 2 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and brunch.… Read more

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