Another 971 people tested at Public Health sites in Floyd, Bartow. Now 30 virus patients at Rome hospitals, another 35 new cases in Floyd, 92 positive tests in NW Georgia. Statewide cases climb over 100,000 with 3,406 new cases Tuesday with 21 additional deaths.

Another 971 people tested at Public Health sites in Floyd, Bartow. Now 30 virus patients at Rome hospitals, another 35 new cases in Floyd, 92 positive tests in NW Georgia. Statewide cases climb over 100,000 with 3,406 new cases Tuesday with 21 additional deaths.

  Hospital reports: 30 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond as of Tuesday. This is the highest total of patients reported thus far. There were 26 patients on Monday and previous high was 21 positive patients hospitalized on April 19. State: 2,096 now hospitalized (through Tuesday).  Floyd: 24 patients testing positive; none awaiting tests. Redmond Regional: 6 patients… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

  Scam warning from Floyd County Sheriff’s Office: We have received notification that our scam artists are back in business full time. Most recently, they have begun using a real police officers name in hopes that it will give some legitimacy to their scheme. Please remember that we will NEVER call you for payment. We will… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools asks parents to complete ‘learning options’ form by July 21. Board of Education to have called meeting Thursday, sets dates for public hearing on budget, millage rate.

Education: Floyd County Schools asks parents to complete ‘learning options’ form by July 21. Board of Education to have called meeting Thursday, sets dates for public hearing on budget, millage rate.

Floyd County Schools asking parents to complete learning options form for each child enrolled in FCS by Tuesday, July 21 at 11:59 p.m. Message from school system: Parents/Guardians, Please complete the FCS 2020-2021 school year learning options form for EACH child who lives with you regarding your preference for their 2020-2021 school year learning experience… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Public Health conducts 841 COVID tests in Floyd, Bartow. Record high patients hospitalized in Rome. ‘Shake up’ among local car dealerships. Thunderstorms possible today.

Heritage First Headlines. Public Health conducts 841 COVID tests in Floyd, Bartow. Record high patients hospitalized in Rome. ‘Shake up’ among local car dealerships. Thunderstorms possible today.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Today’s top headlines: Public Health performs 841 COVID tests in Floyd, Bartow on Monday. New record-high 26 virus patients now at Floyd, Redmond. Another 1,548 new positive tests statewide with 18 deaths, 157 more hospitalizations. Joint City and County Commission meeting on Wednesday to discuss increase in COVID cases,… Read more

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Business: ‘Shake up’ amongst local car dealerships as Heritage buys Hyundai while Riverside adds GMC and Buick. Both report strong consumer demand.

Business: ‘Shake up’ amongst local car dealerships as Heritage buys Hyundai while Riverside adds GMC and Buick. Both report strong consumer demand.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net There’s been a shake up amongst local car dealers Riverside Auto Group on U.S. 411 and Heritage Auto Group on Veterans Memorial Parkway (across from Rome High). Riverside sold it’s Hyundai dealership to Heritage, while Heritage sold the GMC and Buick dealerships to Riverside in a deal finalized last week. “We pretty… Read more

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Joint City and County Commission meeting on Wednesday to discuss increase in COVID cases, future needs.

Joint City and County Commission meeting on Wednesday to discuss increase in COVID cases, future needs.

  The Floyd County Board of Commissioners and the City of Rome Board of Commission will host a special joint meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Rome and Floyd County.  The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Forum, River Center.… Read more

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Education: Registration opens Thursday for Bartow County distance learning option for upcoming school year. Reopening resource guide.

Education: Registration opens Thursday for Bartow County distance learning option for upcoming school year. Reopening resource guide.

From Bartow County Schools: We have had wonderful conversations with our families over the past week regarding our reopening resource guide and wish to continue those discussions this week as new information is released. As initially stated, we will be providing timely, consistent communications to keep our families as informed and educated as possible on the… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic Pediatricians recommending annual exams, screenings through age 21. EMA tips for dealing with extreme heat during pandemic.

Health: Harbin Clinic Pediatricians recommending annual exams, screenings through age 21. EMA tips for dealing with extreme heat during pandemic.

Media release: Annual wellness exams are essential for children’s healthy development both inside and out. Harbin Clinic Pediatrics encourages parents to schedule annual appointments for their children to help prevent future potential health problems and ensure that their growth and development is on track. As young bodies are rapidly changing, a full exam with their pediatrician… Read more

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Buzz: Local gas prices down slightly as state average goes up. Chieftains Museum to reopen on July 8. Rome-Floyd Recycling to host electronics event on July 18.

Buzz: Local gas prices down slightly as state average goes up. Chieftains Museum to reopen on July 8. Rome-Floyd Recycling to host electronics event on July 18.

While the state average gas price is up about 2-cents over last week, local prices are down slightly. As of Monday, the local range was $1.95 in Floyd County to $1.97 in Chattooga County. The state report from AAA South: Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Showers and thunderstorms likely today, high near 83.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Showers and thunderstorms likely today, high near 83.

  OUTLOOK Numerous to occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected, most so this afternoon into tonight. The primary hazards will be locally heavy rainfall and occasional lightning. Gusty winds and frequent lightning will also be possible with any stronger storms. FORECAST Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Atlanta Braves release 60-game schedule. Open season July 24 at Mets. Outfielder Nick Markakis elects not to play.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Atlanta Braves release 60-game schedule. Open season July 24 at Mets. Outfielder Nick Markakis elects not to play.

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.   The 60-game Atlanta Braves schedule for this season with out. The Braves will open the season on the road against the Mets on July… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Wesley Collins, Mary Glover Stevens Effinger, Shayne Noah Goldberg.

Obituaries: Mr. John Wesley Collins, Mary Glover Stevens Effinger, Shayne Noah Goldberg.

  Mr. John Wesley Collins, age 63, of Rome, Ga. transitioned July 5, 2020. Services for Mr. Collins will be Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 1 pm at F. K. Jones Funeral Home in Peek Chapel. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11 am. All… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD KFC 820 TURNER MCCALL BLVD ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 94 BARTOW STURK’S WINGS AND THINGS (MOBILE) 18 CLEAR PASS ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON HARDEE’S 701 HWY 53 SE CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 89 ESTELA’S TAQUERIA 802 N WALL ST CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 89… Read more

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Governor Kemp declares State of Emergency over increased violent crime, authorizes 1,000 troops to protect Georgians.

Governor Kemp declares State of Emergency over increased violent crime, authorizes 1,000 troops to protect Georgians.

Media release:  Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Today Governor Kemp issued Executive Order 07.06.20.01, which declares a State of Emergency across Georgia and authorizes the activation of as many as 1,000 Georgia… Read more

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A Walking Miracle: Local mother survives near death diabetes ‘crash’ as baby is emergency delivered. New ‘Angel Eye’ app allows mom to see baby from distance.

A Walking Miracle: Local mother survives near death diabetes ‘crash’ as baby is emergency delivered. New ‘Angel Eye’ app allows mom to see baby from distance.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net When Rome native Kayla Holderfield was admitted to Floyd Medical Center just over three weeks ago for blood sugar issues while 31 weeks pregnant, she didn’t know she would be a walking miracle today. Diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Holderfield was keeping a check of her blood sugar levels but was… Read more

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