Heritage First Headlines: 3 more Floyd residents die, 1 from Polk. 171 new cases Thursday. Floyd restricts hospital, clinic visits. Campus updates. Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; slight delay for McAlister’s. Recount ends with 300-vote change.

Heritage First Headlines: 3 more Floyd residents die, 1 from Polk. 171 new cases Thursday. Floyd restricts hospital, clinic visits. Campus updates. Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; slight delay for McAlister’s. Recount ends with 300-vote change.

  Today’s first headlines: 3 more die in Floyd, 1 in Polk; 301 in region since pandemic began. 171 new cases in NW Georgia; 83 in Floyd. State surges by 4,419 reports. 94 patients in Floyd, Redmond; 30 at AdventHealth Gordon. Health: Citing COVID spread, Floyd, Polk, Cherokee medical centers limiting hospital visits; restrictions also… Read more

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3 more die in Floyd, 1 in Polk; 301 in region since pandemic began. 171 new cases in NW Georgia; 83 in Floyd. State surges by 4,419 reports. 94 patients in Floyd, Redmond; 30 at AdventHealth Gordon.

3 more die in Floyd, 1 in Polk; 301 in region since pandemic began. 171 new cases in NW Georgia; 83 in Floyd. State surges by 4,419 reports. 94 patients in Floyd, Redmond; 30 at AdventHealth Gordon.

  Thursday’s updates: 4 more deaths reported Thursday: 3 in Floyd, 1 in Polk. The regional total is now 301 and that’s not counting 23 “probable deaths” as labeled by the state Department of Public Health. 94 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Thursday, down 12 from pandemic-high of 112 on Dec. 1. 171 new positive cases… Read more

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Health: Citing COVID spread, Floyd, Polk, Cherokee medical centers limiting hospital visits; restrictions also added to urgent care, other sites.

Health: Citing COVID spread, Floyd, Polk, Cherokee medical centers limiting hospital visits; restrictions also added to urgent care, other sites.

  Media release: Floyd is making changes to its visitation policies beginning 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community. Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be limited to 9 a.m. until noon and 5 until 8 p.m. Exceptions to those… Read more

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COVID on campus: Floyd County sees drop in quarantines Thursday; awaiting Rome Schools update. 3 new cases at Berry. Cartersville: 2 students test positive, 46 quarantined.

COVID on campus: Floyd County sees drop in quarantines Thursday; awaiting Rome Schools update. 3 new cases at Berry. Cartersville: 2 students test positive, 46 quarantined.

FRIDAY STATUS REPORT: Expanded reports below as needed. Rome Schools from Dec. 1: 152 students quarantined, up 4. Staff quarantines at 42, up 3. New positive cases: 3 students. Floyd County Schools for Dec. 3:  Dec. 3: 299 quarantines, down 40. No updates on positive tests. Cartersville City Schools from Thursday: “CCS was notified that two elementary school students… Read more

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Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

Business: Texas Roadhouse opens at 3 p.m. Wednesday; McAlister’s Deli needs a little more time. Also: Rare retail weekend for Cabell’s Designs. Rome’s Hydro Dynamics honored again.

    McAlister’s Deli is just about ready to open but needs to nail down a few more items before joining the East Bend restaurant and retail community.  Hours will be Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. McAlister’s will include catering and teases a breakfast menu as part of that. Texas Roadhouse: Opening day is Wednesday, Dec.… Read more

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Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

THE RECOUNT Floyd recount finds 300 votes were counted twice; results amended: This update courtesy of Dr. Melanie Conrad of the Floyd County Board of Elections: “During the process of recounting, it was discovered that a box of 300 advance ballots from Garden Lakes Baptist Church was misassigned to the Administration Building polling location. This resulted in… Read more

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State labor department: CARES Act unemployment programs to end the day after Christmas.

State labor department: CARES Act unemployment programs to end the day after Christmas.

Media release: On Dec. 26, all federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs signed into law with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are slated to end for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. The law signed on March 27 included additional unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including workers who… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: 8 options, from a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to 7 units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: 8 options, from a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to 7 units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday:  From a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to seven units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 2305 Villages Blvd., Rome.  Description: 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Price: $139,900.  What to know: Great condo with a storage unit at The… Read more

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Updates: Floyd School Board meets Monday. Public hearings Tuesday on Cave Spring Elementary closing, Dec. 10 on Glenwood Primary closing. Earlier: As Dec. 8 community hearing on closing Cave Spring moves to a larger venue for distancing purposes, school supporters mobilizing.

Updates: Floyd School Board meets Monday. Public hearings Tuesday on Cave Spring Elementary closing, Dec. 10 on Glenwood Primary closing. Earlier: As Dec. 8 community hearing on closing Cave Spring moves to a larger venue for distancing purposes, school supporters mobilizing.

Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools, including regular December meeting and two public hearings. What to know: Monday, Dec. 7: Board work session at 3 p.m. Regular monthly board meeting with a caucus at 5 p.m. and board meeting at 6 p.m. We’ll post agenda and broadcast links soon. Tuesday, Dec. 8: Cave Spring… Read more

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Palmer Moye, a GNTC and Rome High grad, begins work soon as an integration technician for SpaceX.

Palmer Moye, a GNTC and Rome High grad, begins work soon as an integration technician for SpaceX.

  Media release:  Just back from Cape Canaveral, Fla., where he will soon be working as an Integration Technician for SpaceX, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduate Palmer Moye dropped in on the GNTC Aviation Training Center for a visit. Through the GNTC Aviation Maintenance Technology program, Moye studied a combined airframe and power plant curriculum,… Read more

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Help the Salvation Army can hunger today. Darlington’s 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols to be live streamed on Sunday. Latest scholarship updates.

Help the Salvation Army can hunger today. Darlington’s 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols to be live streamed on Sunday. Latest scholarship updates.

Today’s the day to help the Salvation Army can hunger: Here’s how to help.   Darlington School will  welcome the holidays this year with the 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, which returns to Morris Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Darlington “Y” Cabinet and led primarily… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms, half-inch of rain due today; sunny and mid 50s Saturday and Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms, half-inch of rain due today; sunny and mid 50s Saturday and Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Just over a half-inch of rain is expected today as the next front moves through, perhaps packing a few storms. Saturday and Sunday look sunny with highs in the mid 50s. FORECAST Friday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. High near 57. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Seven area high school football teams in playoffs tonight; only Rockmart, Cedartown are at home. Georgia v. Vandy, Tech vs. N.C. State on Saturday. Falcons in rematch with Saints on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Seven area high school football teams in playoffs tonight; only Rockmart, Cedartown are at home. Georgia v. Vandy, Tech vs. N.C. State on Saturday. Falcons in rematch with Saints on Sunday.

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 SCHOOLS John McClellan’s high school football playoffs: Four Northwest Georgia teams expected to continue championship run this weekend.  McClellan Round 2 playoff games: Please… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Sonya Jeanette High, Donald Hugh Jennings, Beverly T McGee.

Obituaries: Ms. Sonya Jeanette High, Donald Hugh Jennings, Beverly T McGee.

  Beverly T. McGee, 83, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed peacefully on November 30, 2020. She was born October 23, 1937, in Atlanta, Georgia, and is predeceased by her parents, Lee Sanders Thomas and Etoyle Haynes, of Atlanta GA, and her loving husband of 46 years, Bobby Dolph McGee who preceded her fifteen years… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD Olive Garden, 100. Moe’s Original Barbecue, 93. BARTOW Rancho Alegre, 96. Grand China, 93. Sweet Snow: mobile, 100. base, 100. Southern Comforts Catering, base, 100. GORDON No reports. POLK Zorba’s, Cedartown, 100. R & R Catering, Rockmart, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports.   Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Rome man faces 11 counts in drug arrest.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Rome man faces 11 counts in drug arrest.

Rome man faces 11 counts in drug arrest: Eric C. Byars Sr., 38, was arrested Thursday by the metro drug task force in a room at the Seven Hills Inn on Martha Berry, according to Floyd County Jail reports. Media release: The Cedartown Police Department has arrested a suspect in the Nov. 19 armed robbery… Read more

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All that activity around State Mutual Stadium is temporary; it is a staging area for West Rome gas pipeline project. Berry’s animal science building quickly coming together.

All that activity around State Mutual Stadium is temporary; it is a staging area for West Rome gas pipeline project. Berry’s animal science building quickly coming together.

All the commotion at State Mutual Stadium? It is a staging area for the new pipe system. Those attending Tuesday night’s Rome Christmas Parade at State Mutual Stadium likely spotted all the equipment and materials on site between the Bypass and the Armuchee Connector before the river. It turns out the four acres are being… Read more

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