Our worst day yet: 10 deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Wednesday — 3 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow, 5 in Chattooga. Regional toll since March 15: 198. Also: 105 new positive tests here since Tuesday, 59 alone in Floyd.

Our worst day yet: 10 deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Wednesday — 3 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow, 5 in Chattooga. Regional toll since March 15: 198. Also: 105 new positive tests here since Tuesday, 59 alone in Floyd.

Wednesday:  10 additional deaths reported in Northwest Georgia including 5 in Chattooga, 3 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow. Five-county total since March 15 — 198. Public Health had said some changes to record-tracking was under way. 70 COVID patients in Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun hospitals. 52 in Floyd, Redmond, down 1 since Tuesday. 105 new positive… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.  Federal law enforcement grants for Rome, Bartow County.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Federal law enforcement grants for Rome, Bartow County.

. Law enforcement grants for Rome, Bartow county: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler announce 15 counties and 18 cities in Georgia have received a total of $1.76 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants to  prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. Among them are the city of Rome, $14,330, and Bartow County,… Read more

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Podcast: Boots on the ground — Rome GA Cares helps Louisiana hurricane victims. An interview with a grateful Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford.

Podcast: Boots on the ground — Rome GA Cares helps Louisiana hurricane victims. An interview with a grateful Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford.

  Recorded live from Louisiana to Rome via podcast: A caravan of hurricane relief supplies, donated by Floyd County residents for victims of Hurricane Laura, left our area on Monday, Sept. 21, for the hard-hit community of Beauregard Parish. On Wednesday, we talked with Beauregard Sheriff Mark Herford about the storm itself (gusts of 140-145 mph), extensive… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. New group behind urgent care clinic opening at Payless site. Floyd Commission: No on TAD for Berry hotel. Surge in positive cases in area schools, at Berry. Floyd loses 41st resident. Is Floyd ready for upcoming voting season?

Heritage First Headlines. New group behind urgent care clinic opening at Payless site. Floyd Commission: No on TAD for Berry hotel. Surge in positive cases in area schools, at Berry. Floyd loses 41st resident. Is Floyd ready for upcoming voting season?

  Today’s first headlines: Health: Walk-In Urgent Care coming to Turner McCall/Riverbend; seventh such office in our area in two years although this is a new player. By a 3-2 vote, Floyd County Commission rejects TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel adjoining the tennis center (and putting the vote into context). COVID on campus:… Read more

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Health: Walk-In Urgent Care coming to Turner McCall/Riverbend; seventh such office in our area in two years although this is a new player.

Health: Walk-In Urgent Care coming to Turner McCall/Riverbend; seventh such office in our area in two years although this is a new player.

  Pictures of the under-construction urgent care center at Turner McCall and Riverbend in Rome were quickly spread Tuesday as the signage finally went on display. Walk-In Urgent Care,  part of Urgent Team, is finally coming together across from East Bend and Home Depot after several months of delay during the start of the pandemic.… Read more

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By a 3-2 vote, Floyd County Commission rejects TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel. From Berry: ‘We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.’

By a 3-2 vote, Floyd County Commission rejects TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel. From Berry: ‘We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.’

WEDNESDAY Following the County Commission’s rejection of the TAD application, we asked Berry for what’s next in the project. Berry’s latest statement follos: “We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.” TUESDAY Not so much a stunner but definitely a slap back from the Floyd County Commission on… Read more

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COVID on campus: 594 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. No new positive tests reported. At Berry: 25 students, 1 employee positive since Sunday.

COVID on campus: 594 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. No new positive tests reported. At Berry: 25 students, 1 employee positive since Sunday.

    Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest Sept. 23: 413 overall quarantines; up 7; no new positives. Model High has 96 in quarantine followed by 61 at Armuchee High, 44 at Coosa High and 40 at Pepperell High. Sept. 22: 406 overall quarantines; up 76; 12 new positives — four at… Read more

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Updated: Cartersville woman charged with 42 counts of theft by taking, one count of exploitation following investigation of Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow County Inc.

Updated: Cartersville woman charged with 42 counts of theft by taking, one count of exploitation following investigation of Good Shepherd Foundation of Bartow County Inc.

    Media release:  According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Misty Dawn Baynard, 42, of Cartersville, has been arrested and charged with 42 counts of Theft by Taking (Fiduciary) and 1 count of Exploitation  of an Elder or Disabled Person following an investigation into financial documentations discovered during a forensic audit conducted by the Good Shepherd… Read more

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Politics: Six weeks from election day, advance voting spots just about nailed down (starts Oct. 12).

Politics: Six weeks from election day, advance voting spots just about nailed down (starts Oct. 12).

  The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration met Tuesday — six weeks out from election day and under three weeks away from the start of advance voting — to begin deciding issues that should already be set. Among them: Advance voting locations are now mostly set. Poll worker training and recruitment. Attending were… Read more

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Scouts announce 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees. 

Scouts announce 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees. 

  Media release: The Coosa District, which is comprised of Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties, announces the 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees.  These honorees have given to countless hours of dedicated service to youth and their families in Scouting and in their communities.  Additional information about each award… Read more

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Buzz: Bobby Jones named interim executive director of South Rome Redevelopment Corp.

Buzz: Bobby Jones named interim executive director of South Rome Redevelopment Corp.

  At a Tuesday board meeting, the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation appointed Bobby Jones as interim executive director of the community development nonprofit. Jones steps in following the resignation of Charles Looney, who stepped down earlier this month to take a position closer to family in Columbia, South Carolina. A native of Rome, Jones is… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of only 71 on Thursday as more than an inch of rain from storm Beta.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of only 71 on Thursday as more than an inch of rain from storm Beta.

OUTLOOK At least 1.60 inches of rain Thursday into Saturday morning expected from remnants of Storm Beta. FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Calm wind. Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Calm wind. Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves clinch NL East title for third consecutive year. Falcons to allow limited number of fans for Oct. 11; Atlanta United as well. Berry sports information chief leaving.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves clinch NL East title for third consecutive year. Falcons to allow limited number of fans for Oct. 11; Atlanta United as well. Berry sports information chief leaving.

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. HEADLINES Big win in overtime tonight for CMS football! Lets Goooooo!!!! pic.twitter.com/vf6vsHFkGH — Coosa MS Athletics (@CoosaMiddleATH) September 22, 2020 Berry College Director of… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Larry Allen Crow, Mr. John H. Davis, Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, Franklin Gates Martin, Mr. Thomas Amos Mathis, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Allen Crow, Mr. John H. Davis, Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, Franklin Gates Martin, Mr. Thomas Amos Mathis, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Mr. Timothy Elbert Godfrey, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Godfrey was born in Rome, Georgia on March 6, 1958, son of the late Elbert Henry Godfrey and the late Shirley Faye Stamey Godfrey.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Kevin Godfrey, and… Read more

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Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean set for 11:40 a.m. Thursday (Eastern). How to watch the service.

Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean set for 11:40 a.m. Thursday (Eastern). How to watch the service.

  From St. Michael’s: Live stream broadcast will begin at 9:40 AM Mountain Time (11:40 Eastern Time). To access the online bulletin and follow along, go to www.stmikeschurch.com and you will find the service information on the homepage. Watch live online with Vimeo or Facebook.   Obituary: The Reverend Melissa L. Kean, age 30, of Rome,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Dairy Queen, Shorter Avenue, 81. Jerusalem Grill, 93. Cod Tail, Shorter Avenue, 85. BARTOW Capri, Cartersville, 90. Quality Inn, Adairsville, breakfast, 98. Pizza Hut, Adairsville, 98. Five Guys, Cartersville, 100. Holiday Inn Express, breakfast, Cartersville, 100. Pinkard’s Deli, Adairsville, 98. GORDON No reports. POLK Tallatoona Childhood Development,  Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Rome Police: Missing man found; is safe.

Rome Police: Missing man found; is safe.

***He has been LOCATED and is safe*** –Rome Police, 5 p.m. Sept. 23. From Rome Police: On Friday, Sept. 11, at 3:35 p.m., a report of a missing person was filed with the Rome Police Department. John Robert Lee Hulsey was last seen walking on the railroad tracks behind the Goodwill Store on Hicks Drive… Read more

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Business: $70 million industrial park, with four buildings and 953,000 square feet under roof, proposed for Bartow County.

Business: $70 million industrial park, with four buildings and 953,000 square feet under roof, proposed for Bartow County.

Another industrial park is targeting Bartow County, north of Cartersville near Peeples Valley Road. Transwestern Development Co. wants to build four buildings with a combined 953,000 square feet under roof. The project cost is estimated at $70 million and is expected to generate $700,000 a year in taxes, based on the Development of Regional Impact… Read more

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