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Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll tops 1,000 in NW Georgia; 5 more reported Friday. Latest campus updates, including a look at school-related concern. Scrubs, first responder gear coming to Armuchee; more storage, too? Shannon lands new ‘spec’ building.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll tops 1,000 in NW Georgia; 5 more reported Friday. Latest campus updates, including a look at school-related concern. Scrubs, first responder gear coming to Armuchee; more storage, too? Shannon lands new ‘spec’ building.

Heritage First Headlines: COVID has killed 1,003 Northwest Georgians; 5 more recorded Friday. 140 virus patient in Rome hospitals. Health Department updates on booster shots. On campus: Daily, weekly reports from area campuses showing mostly declines (through Friday). Georgia Health News: Virus’ impact across state school systems, especially bus drivers including one who drove a… Read more

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COVID has killed 1,003 Northwest Georgians; 5 more recorded Friday. 140 virus patient in Rome hospitals. Health Department updates on booster shots.

COVID has killed 1,003 Northwest Georgians; 5 more recorded Friday. 140 virus patient in Rome hospitals. Health Department updates on booster shots.

THE LATEST From Public Health: “The free COVID-19 test site at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, Rome, will be closed today, Saturday, Sept. 25. The test site will be open tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 26 from Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.” FRIDAY 5 more die in Northwest Georgia: 3 in Floyd, 1 each in Gordon and Polk.… Read more

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COVID on campus: Daily, weekly reports from area campuses showing mostly declines (through Friday).

COVID on campus: Daily, weekly reports from area campuses showing mostly declines (through Friday).

The latest: Rome City Schools off Monday Students will not be on campus. Vaccination clinic offered from 9 a.m. until noon that day at the career academy, open to all. STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS: Latest updates from each school system. Weekday reports (through Sept. 24): Rome City Schools. No report since Sept. 21; 5 new cases… Read more

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Georgia Health News: COVID’s impact across state school systems, especially bus drivers including one who drove a Floyd County route, drawing new concerns.

Georgia Health News: COVID’s impact across state school systems, especially bus drivers including one who drove a Floyd County route, drawing new concerns.

>Click here for Hometown Headlines’ recently report on COVID on campus. By Andy Miller and Phil Galewitz Georgia Health News Natalia D’Angelo got sick right after school started in August. She was driving a school bus for special education students in Griffin-Spalding County School System about 40 miles south of Atlanta and contracted Covid-19. One… Read more

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Business: Public Service Supply plans Oct. 18 in Armuchee with uniforms for first responders, scrubs, more. Nearby former Fred’s could become indoor storage

Business: Public Service Supply plans Oct. 18 in Armuchee with uniforms for first responders, scrubs, more. Nearby former Fred’s could become indoor storage

Public Service Supply and Apparel opens next month in Armuchee. This is a great idea, incorporating first responder and healthcare uniforms into one stop at 3150 Martha Berry Highway in the site mostly recently home to Unique Interiors. Oct. 18 is the tentative opening date as the owners are “awaiting a building modification that has to… Read more

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Business: Plymouth Industrial REIT to build 236,600-square-foot spec building in Shannon for future development.

Business: Plymouth Industrial REIT to build 236,600-square-foot spec building in Shannon for future development.

In context: A very busy two months continue for the Rome Floyd Development Authority with the latest announcement confirming a midsized “spec” building in the red-hot Shannon area (Ball Corp. and others nearby). Plymouth Industrial REIT’s Georgia properties range from 32,661 to 320,000 square feet. The development authority has been working to purchase more than 200… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Welcome to the latest edition of Harbin Clinic Headlines. As Harbin Clinic celebrates 150 years of caring for Northwest Georgians, the state’s largest privately owned, physician-led healthcare organization continues to grow with the community it serves. This summer, 10 new physicians are joining Harbin Clinic, representing the specialties of Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, and… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for two Model High seniors. What’s planned next week to mark Manufacturing Day 2021.

Buzz: Honors for two Model High seniors. What’s planned next week to mark Manufacturing Day 2021.

Model High School Principal Kevin Strickland announced today that seniors Liam Marshall and Quillen Lynn have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these Scholastically talented seniors.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Perfect fall weekend with sunny skies, highs near 80, lows in the mid 50s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Perfect fall weekend with sunny skies, highs near 80, lows in the mid 50s.

THE LATEST Our Saturday morning low: 51. OUTLOOK Clear skies with afternoon highs returning to the 80s by Sunday. FORECAST Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 54. Calm wind. Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Shorter at home Saturday vs. West Georgia; Berry off. Power Dash, Glow Walk tonight. Atlanta Braves split Friday series with Padres.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Shorter at home Saturday vs. West Georgia; Berry off. Power Dash, Glow Walk tonight. Atlanta Braves split Friday series with Padres.

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. BASEBALL The Atlanta Braves split make-up, scheduled games vs. Pades. Media release: As Max Fried continues to live up to the great expectations that surrounded him when… Read more

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Obituaries: Rev. Gregory Scott “Greg” Drake, Mrs. Mary Frances Hardin, Leroy Selman Matthews, John R. Tant.

Obituaries: Rev. Gregory Scott “Greg” Drake, Mrs. Mary Frances Hardin, Leroy Selman Matthews, John R. Tant.

John R. Tant, age 63, of Silver creek passed away at his residence Wednesday September 22, 2021 following a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family in the days before his passing. John was born on August 10, 1958 in Bellershavsen Rothenberg, Germany to Frannziska “Connie” Brehm and the late Roy Floyd Tant.… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police officer commending for life-saving actions; new officers sworn in.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police officer commending for life-saving actions; new officers sworn in.

  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. No changes from 4 a.m.… Read more

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Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a refit next year.

Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a refit next year.

  One of the more popular attractions in the region, the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center at Ridge Ferry Park — has been in service for a decade, thanks in part to revenue from a 2006 extra-penny tax. It is due for a refit, again using extra tax revenue, and some incredible designs courtesy of Jones Pierce Studios of… Read more

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Real estate: Home sales in August were up in Floyd vs. a year ago but down in Bartow, Gordon counties. Rome firm offering real estate courses in October, November.

Real estate: Home sales in August were up in Floyd vs. a year ago but down in Bartow, Gordon counties. Rome firm offering real estate courses in October, November.

  Home sales in Rome/Floyd County were up in August from a year earlier but down from July of this year. In Bartow and Gordon counties, home sales overall were down but prices were up. The Northwest Metro Association of Realtors and the Greater Rome Board of Realtors share these numbers for August: Floyd County Total… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.

  Rome High School Interact Club students joined Rome Rotary on Thursday at the Coosa Country Club. The Interact Club is a branch of Rotary Youth Programs, basically a high school Rotary Club. Sarah Brown, Rome High School Honors Astronomy teacher and Advisor to the Interact Club, explained the mission of the Interact Club, “Rooted in… Read more

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