Cartersville, quickly becoming the Hollywood of Northwest Georgia, at it again as ‘Till’ production under way. Extras sought; what to know.

Cartersville, quickly becoming the Hollywood of Northwest Georgia, at it again as ‘Till’ production under way. Extras sought; what to know.

Production is under way on “Till,” described as “the story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.” Among the stars: Whoopi Goldberg. For more: IMDB  Read more

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Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.

Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.

      Off to a 5-2 start this season and a key fight at home Friday night vs. Gordon Lee, the Armuchee Indians will have to fight to focus. The team also is thinking about Head Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Named head coach in February 2018 after serving… Read more

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State: Accidental fire that started near power strip led to death of Garden Lakes woman and severe injuries of her husband.

State: Accidental fire that started near power strip led to death of Garden Lakes woman and severe injuries of her husband.

  Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Sung Park, 90, was killed in a Floyd County fire that occurred at 1:55 a.m. on Monday, October 4th. The fire moderately damaged the home on Donley Drive in Rome. “This unfortunate event claimed the life of Mrs. Park and severely… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Today’s first headlines: Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green. Business: What to know about Rome’s permanent open container policy. Kohl’s opens Sunday in Rome; nearby OrangeTheory Fitness already has folks sweating. 35 ‘probable’ deaths so far this month… Read more

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Business: What to know about Rome’s permanent open container policy. Kohl’s opens Sunday in Rome; nearby OrangeTheory Fitness already has folks sweating.

Business: What to know about Rome’s permanent open container policy. Kohl’s opens Sunday in Rome; nearby OrangeTheory Fitness already has folks sweating.

  About Rome’s new downtown open container law: The City Commission approved year-round status at Monday’s meeting which means: In the approved downtown footprint, you can carry a drink from restaurant to business each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The hours remains 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. You must be using a designated cup by the Downtown… Read more

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35 ‘probable’ deaths so far this month in Northwest Georgia a pandemic record. Rome Schools: No masks required as of next Monday. 37 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; no change since Monday.

35 ‘probable’ deaths so far this month in Northwest Georgia a pandemic record. Rome Schools: No masks required as of next Monday. 37 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; no change since Monday.

With five days to go, October will end with the second or third most COVID deaths in Northwest Georgia since the first was recorded in March 2020. What’s odd is the surge in “probable” deaths, those medical officials believed were at least tied to the virus. Since Oct. 1, 35 “probable” deaths have been recorded… Read more

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Billy Bob Thornton returning to Northwest Georgia? ‘I reckon’ — as part of 2021 Rome International Film Festival next month.

Billy Bob Thornton returning to Northwest Georgia? ‘I reckon’ — as part of 2021 Rome International Film Festival next month.

Health note: We’ve asked for RIFF’s COVID policy and will add that to this update as it arrives. From a media release: There were some Billy Bob Thornton spotters out in full force a decade ago as “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” was being shot in Cedartown. Thornton is scheduled to return to Northwest Georgia next month… Read more

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Campaign Watch: NBC to monitor Chattooga County elections as part of national walkup to midterm races. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.

Campaign Watch: NBC to monitor Chattooga County elections as part of national walkup to midterm races. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.

Below: Election calendar / Taped candidate forums / Nov. 2 ballots   Throughout 2022, NBC News reporters will embed in seven bellwether counties from coast-to-coast to report on hyper-local issues facing key electorates across the country as the midterms begin to take shape. One of the counties the broadcast selected is Chattooga in Northwest Georgia.… Read more

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Buzz: Pepperell High Key Club’s drive nets 73 units for Blood Assurance; most since 2012. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Friday morning.

Buzz: Pepperell High Key Club’s drive nets 73 units for Blood Assurance; most since 2012. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Friday morning.

Pepperell Key Club, supporters saving lives by the pint. Great job on Monday. Blood Assurance recorded 70 donors who together provided “73 units of lifesaving blood. That is the most that has been donated at Pepperell since 2012. Great job! ” The Development Authority of Floyd County will have a special called meeting this Friday,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Overnight, early morning gusts up to 40 mph possible. Temperatures to drop through Saturday after front sweeps through Thursday. Wind advisory set for Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Overnight, early morning gusts up to 40 mph possible. Temperatures to drop through Saturday after front sweeps through Thursday. Wind advisory set for Thursday.

  New concerts about windy weather heading our way. This update is from Courtney Taylor, the emergency management director of Gordon County: “Good morning, everyone. We are sending this email to make everyone aware of the potential for damage tonight due to forecasted high winds for Gordon County. The forecast for maximum wind gusts has increased… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves deliver opening statement with 6-2 win to start World Series. Next game tonight at 8 on Fox. This Friday’s high school football schedule; Calhoun at Cartersville on TV. Berry at home, Shorter on the road this Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves deliver opening statement with 6-2 win to start World Series. Next game tonight at 8 on Fox. This Friday’s high school football schedule; Calhoun at Cartersville on TV. Berry at home, Shorter on the road this Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. HIGH SCHOOL   John McClellan’s high school picks: Closer look at post-season playoffs plus who will win this Friday. McClellan. This week’s games… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Leslie Cain, Mrs. Barbara Dale Oswalt Fisher, Mary Ann Watson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Leslie Cain, Mrs. Barbara Dale Oswalt Fisher, Mary Ann Watson.

Mrs. Barbara Dale Oswalt Fisher, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Fisher was born in Floyd County, GA, on December 29, 1939, daughter of the late Curtis Oswalt and the late Ruth Catherine Roberts Carroll.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Waffle House Martha Berry Boulevard, 80. Shorter Avenue, 93. Gravy Boat, 88. BARTOW Waffle House, Joe Frank Harris Parkway, 99. Krab Kween, mobile and base, 100 each. Texas Road House, initial inspection, 100. GORDON Daddy’s O’s doughnuts, 93. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Rome Police sign employment partnership with U.S. military for post-service opportunities.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Rome Police sign employment partnership with U.S. military for post-service opportunities.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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. Cartersville Police reports… Read more

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