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. No changes from 4 a.m. 8 p.m. Name Race Sex Age… Read more

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Education: No more interim for Dr. Glenn White, now superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Education: No more interim for Dr. Glenn White, now superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Dr. Glenn White was named superintendent of Floyd County Schools during a called meeting Wednesday of the Board of Education. The vote was unanimous, 5-0, and negates the need for an expanded search. White, the semi-retired director of student services, was named interim superintendent on Aug. 19 after Dr. Jeff Wilson resigned. White is the… Read more

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Goodwill announces temporary closing of donation center in Cedartown beginning Thursday; store remains open. No changes for Rome store donations or operations.

Goodwill announces temporary closing of donation center in Cedartown beginning Thursday; store remains open. No changes for Rome store donations or operations.

  Beginning Thursday, Goodwill of North Georgia “will temporarily close” donation centers across the region, including Cedartown — but not the store itself. According to the media release: “We ask that no donations be left at these locations while they are closed. These closures are not permanent and all locations will reopen. All stores will remain open and… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Annexation talk today. GNTC, Floyd academy to host state business summit. State’s latest COVID report: Hits and misses. Campus updates. Latest sports hall of fame inductees set.

Heritage First Headlines. AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Annexation talk today. GNTC, Floyd academy to host state business summit. State’s latest COVID report: Hits and misses. Campus updates. Latest sports hall of fame inductees set.

    Today’s first headlines: Business: AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Redevelopment Committee meets at 2 p.m. to talk annexations. GNTC, Floyd Career Academy to host state business summit. State’s latest coronavirus update has a positive spin until you compare to local results. Missing: Any mention of virus deaths. Locally, 54 new cases;… Read more

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Business: AR Workshop closing as changes continue along Broad Street. Redevelopment Committee meets at 2 p.m. to talk annexations. GNTC, Floyd Career Academy hosting state business summit.

Business: AR Workshop closing as changes continue along Broad Street. Redevelopment Committee meets at 2 p.m. to talk annexations. GNTC, Floyd Career Academy hosting state business summit.

    One of downtown Rome’s most enterprising businesses will close soon, AR Workshop at 411 Broad St. Already a creative habitat, the owners had to get even more creative to combat challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. But …  “the impact of a difficult year is just too much for us to recover from.” The full… Read more

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COVID on campus: 556 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd County, Rome City schools. Model High had 124 in quarantine Wednesday. No Rome update.

COVID on campus: 556 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd County, Rome City schools. Model High had 124 in quarantine Wednesday. No Rome update.

COVID updates: Floyd County Schools posts daily coronavirus reports around 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; the latest report is below. Rome City Schools posts COVID reports from the previous day around 2 p.m. most weekdays. We also track reports from Berry College. Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest Sept. 30: 338 overall… Read more

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September was Northwest Georgia’s deadliest month yet: 53 fatalities including 2 from Bartow, 1 from Polk recorded on Wednesday. 72 new positive tests, half from Floyd County (36). State deaths top 7,000.

September was Northwest Georgia’s deadliest month yet: 53 fatalities including 2 from Bartow, 1 from Polk recorded on Wednesday. 72 new positive tests, half from Floyd County (36). State deaths top 7,000.

  September was the deadliest month yet for Northwest Georgia: 53 died. It was especially harsh on Chattooga County, the smallest county in the region, where 16 people died followed by 15 in Bartow County and 13 in Floyd County. More than 25 percent of local coronavirus deaths since March 15 — our first fatality —… Read more

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2021 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame Class: Tim Garrett, Lee-Anda Hutchens, Chris Jones, Lee Mitchell and Brian Smith.

2021 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame Class: Tim Garrett, Lee-Anda Hutchens, Chris Jones, Lee Mitchell and Brian Smith.

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. A couple of basketball stars, who still rank among the best players to ever play at their high schools or colleges, two football players,… Read more

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Rome/Floyd firefighter suffers massive heart attack; crewmates credited with saving his life.

Rome/Floyd firefighter suffers massive heart attack; crewmates credited with saving his life.

  Crewmates at Rome/Floyd Fire Department are being credited today with helping save one of their own Monday evening. Colleagues say Cpl. Kyle Ashley suffered a massive heart attack on duty. “Quick actions of his crew saved his life. Kyle is now resting comfortably in the hospital,” the fire department shares in a Facebook post… Read more

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Voting: Floyd Democrats meeting Thursday (virtually). Please register to vote by this Monday. Floyd adds weekend voting at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, Oct. 17-18 and 24-25 (please see hours).

Voting: Floyd Democrats meeting Thursday (virtually). Please register to vote by this Monday. Floyd adds weekend voting at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, Oct. 17-18 and 24-25 (please see hours).

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates HEADLINES: Monday, Oct. 5, is the final day for new or lapsed voters to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Check with your county elections office for more; most are open from 8… Read more

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Health: Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Harbin Clinic’s Dr. John Cowan president of the Board of Directors. Redmond Urgent Care shifts drive-through COVID tests to Shorter Avenue.

Health: Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Harbin Clinic’s Dr. John Cowan president of the Board of Directors. Redmond Urgent Care shifts drive-through COVID tests to Shorter Avenue.

The Georgia Neurosurgical Society appoints Dr. John Cowan, a neurosurgeon for Harbin Clinic, its next Board of Directors president. The purpose and mission of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society is to support patients and members in advancing patient care through the encouragement of education and research. “Dr. Cowan has been a strong member of our board for… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s SAT scores top local, state, U.S. averages. GNTC’s Christina Bullock first runner-up in GOAL awards. Berry names Dexter, Ngetich as Martindale winners.

Education: Darlington’s SAT scores top local, state, U.S. averages. GNTC’s Christina Bullock first runner-up in GOAL awards. Berry names Dexter, Ngetich as Martindale winners.

SAT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages, according to data released by The College Board. Darlington posted a total mean score of 1138 — 95 points higher than the state average of 1043, 108 points higher than the national average of 1030 and 53 points higher than… Read more

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Buzz: Applications being accepted for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Kiwanis Club of Rome announces 3rd Annual Pecan Sale. History Center extends hours.

Buzz: Applications being accepted for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Kiwanis Club of Rome announces 3rd Annual Pecan Sale. History Center extends hours.

The Salvation Army of Rome is now accepting applications for the 2020 Angel Tree program. Please see above for more information on how to participate. The Rome Area History Center announces the center will extend it’s public hours, from Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Thursday, Oct. 8.  Entry is free… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More cool air on the way; Friday’s high — 70 degrees. You’ll want a coat at this week’s high school games.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More cool air on the way; Friday’s high — 70 degrees. You’ll want a coat at this week’s high school games.

  OUTLOOK Interesting high/low mix to close the week — up to 78 on Thursday and then 70 on Friday. Low 60s for kickoff at Friday night’s high school football games. FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 5… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Lunchtime first pitch for Braves, Reds today. Rome holds high school football’s home longest winning streak (35). COVID-19 issues with NFL’s Titans, Vikings.  Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Lunchtime first pitch for Braves, Reds today. Rome holds high school football’s home longest winning streak (35). COVID-19 issues with NFL’s Titans, Vikings. Community sports updates.

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. BASEBALL Atlanta Braves vs. Reds, noon today, ESPN. Next: Playoffs begin at noon Wednesday in best-of-three series vs. the Reds, at home. Fried vs. Bauer.… Read more

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Dedicated volunteer fire captain loses battle with coronavirus; services set for Friday for Jimmy Franklin Buffington, 66.

Dedicated volunteer fire captain loses battle with coronavirus; services set for Friday for Jimmy Franklin Buffington, 66.

Mr. Jimmy Franklin Buffington, age 66, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, in a local hospital. Mr. Buffington was born in Rome, Georgia on October 2, 1953, son of the late Claude Rena Buffington and the late Mary Lou “Myrt” Tanner Buffington. He was a graduate of Armuchee High School in the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Wilma Doris Thomas Cox, Robert Dominic Rhinehart.

Obituaries: Mrs. Wilma Doris Thomas Cox, Robert Dominic Rhinehart.

Robert Dominic Rhinehart, age 61 of Calhoun, GA, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at AdventHealth Gordon following a brief illness. Robert was born on September 17, 1959 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, son of Flora Mary Beraldi Rhinehart and the late Carl Russell Rhinehart. In addition to his father, Robert was also preceded in death… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Hampton Inn & Suites, breakfast, Rome, 100. BARTOW Kingston Elementary, 100. Armando’s, 90. Bojangles, Central Park, 87. Table 20, and base, 100. LakePoint Station-Station Sweets, 96. Starbucks, LakePoint, 100. GORDON Fairfield Inn & Suites, Calhoun, breakfast, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Jerry’s Drive-in, 89. Maryland Fried Chicken, 90. Read more

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