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Insisting on cafe dining during the pandemic? It doesn’t get much better than Appalachian Grill in Cartersville.

Insisting on cafe dining during the pandemic? It doesn’t get much better than Appalachian Grill in Cartersville.

  What to know: The situation: Around 2 p.m. Saturday, 73 degrees, a 7-mph breeze and the natural sun screen provided by the bridge above Church Street. The requirement: Outdoor dining (cafe style if you prefer). Plus not looking for a particularly heavy meal at that hour. The solution: Another great meal at Appalachian Grill… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Education: Floyd Schools’ Class of 2020 beats state, national SAT averages. Rome High seniors Max Timberlake, Jace Clowdus recognized as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Darlington senior Angel Laramie also a semifinalist.

Floyd County School’s Class of 2020 outscored State and National averages on the SAT, according to results released this week by the College Board. The FCS Class of 2020 earned an average total score of 1069 on the curriculum-based college entrance and placement exam, which exceeds the National public school average by 39 points and… Read more

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Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

  Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration has set a called meeting for noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, to continue to play for the Nov. 3 election. The meeting is set for the County Commission’s caucus room. Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

  Georgia Highlands College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall after opening in 1970 as Floyd Junior College. In fall 1970, Floyd Junior College opened in temporary offices in downtown Rome with the first college president David B. McCorkle leading 19 faculty members who taught 545 students. Soon after, in 1971, students were welcomed back… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Kirby Smart previews Saturday’s game at Arkansas. Braves host Marlins, Boston to close out regular season. Preview of GHSA’s Oct. 5 meeting (agenda).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Kirby Smart previews Saturday’s game at Arkansas. Braves host Marlins, Boston to close out regular season. Preview of GHSA’s Oct. 5 meeting (agenda).

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. Congratulations to Coosa High School for winning the latest Dr. Glenn White Award; it was presented at Monday night’s Floyd County Board of Education… Read more

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Obituaries: Joey Ancil Chastain, Mr. Frank Edwards Sr., Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, Mr. Charles David Parris, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Obituaries: Joey Ancil Chastain, Mr. Frank Edwards Sr., Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, Mr. Charles David Parris, Mrs. Alice Wright.

Mr. LaMahta James Griffin, age 67 of Rome, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Griffin was born in Rome, Georgia on March 5, 1953, son of the late Betty Faye Griffin.  He was a graduate of Model High School in the class of 1971 and prior… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 46 degrees this morning as fall began at 9:31 a.m. A few more nice days and then leftovers from Tropical Storm Beta?

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 46 degrees this morning as fall began at 9:31 a.m. A few more nice days and then leftovers from Tropical Storm Beta?

  OUTLOOK Chilly start today, 46 degrees, but six degrees above the record set in 1913. Mid to upper 70s through Friday with rain moving in much of Thursday into Friday; perhaps close to two inches. FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. $70 million industrial park planned in Bartow. Voccio concerned about COVID numbers in Floyd; school quarantines down as new cases rise. Dining cafe style during the pandemic? Updated favorite just the spot.

Heritage First Headlines. $70 million industrial park planned in Bartow. Voccio concerned about COVID numbers in Floyd; school quarantines down as new cases rise. Dining cafe style during the pandemic? Updated favorite just the spot.

  Today’s first headlines: Business: $70 million industrial park, with four buildings and 953,000 square feet under roof, proposed for Bartow County. Voccio: Floyd’s positivity rate remains above 10%; ‘slightly worse’ than before. 7 more COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond hospitals (69 in region). COVID on campus: 628 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome… Read more

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Buzz: Ramp off U.S. 411 onto Dean Avenue closed weekdays (through sunset) as tree work continues. The best detour.

Buzz: Ramp off U.S. 411 onto Dean Avenue closed weekdays (through sunset) as tree work continues. The best detour.

Watch out for a ramp closure off U.S. 411 onto Ga. 101. Georgia DOT and crews are continuing an extensive tree trimming project and this closure is part of that project. DOT is closing the ramp weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. until sunset, at least through this week and maybe longer, DOT spokesman Joe Schulman says.… Read more

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Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that.

Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With “cancel culture” at an all-time high these days, some may wish they could go back and delete some derogatory social media posts. Rome native and Darlington graduate Chase Pittman has created a program to do just that … clean up your social media. Launched last week, ScrubSome is described as a… Read more

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Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

  It was a Facebook Messenger exchange that opened our eyes last week. The conversation with a former local member of the clergy was about the loss of Mother Melissa Kean, all of 30 years old but already a much-loved member of the community. We talked of the pressures on clergy today, multiplied tremendously by… Read more

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Business: Marble Slab/Great American Cookie has a ways to go in Cartersville — but looking good. Century Bank continues redo of Main Street office.

Business: Marble Slab/Great American Cookie has a ways to go in Cartersville — but looking good. Century Bank continues redo of Main Street office.

  Perhaps the most asked question we’re getting these days involved a “double header” heading to Main Street Commons in Cartersville — the arrival of Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie. An absolute definite, for sure, but there’s still some work to do inside the store based on our bit of drive-by journalism on Saturday. The tandem is… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few more days of fall weather and then some rain, a little warmer.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few more days of fall weather and then some rain, a little warmer.

  OUTLOOK It will feel like fall when the season arrives Tuesday; rain, high temperatures starting Thursday. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rough nights ahead for Rome, Darlington; big wins Cartersville, Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rough nights ahead for Rome, Darlington; big wins Cartersville, Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown.

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.   Pepperell’s shocking domination of unbeaten and state-ranked Bremen, one-sided shutouts by Model and Coosa, and big wins by Cartersville, Cass, Darlington and Unity… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons blow big lead, fall 40-39 to Dallas. John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest high school, college football ranks. Braves pound Mets; host Marlins tonight. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons blow big lead, fall 40-39 to Dallas. John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest high school, college football ranks. Braves pound Mets; host Marlins tonight. 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. The AJC’s high school football rankings. The complete list is here; local breakout below: 6A: Rome (1-1) falls from third to 10th following Friday’s loss. 5A: Cartersville… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins.

Obituaries: Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins.

  Mr. Euris Andrew ” AJ ” Elkins, age 32, of Rome, Ga. transitioned September 19, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.   Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Darlington grad invents app to scrub troubling old tweets. Coronavirus: NW Georgia will top 10,000 cases this week; more than five states. Marble Slab/Cookie shop still needs work. Druck Report: Our clergy in crisis. John McClellan’s high school picks.

Heritage First Headlines. Darlington grad invents app to scrub troubling old tweets. Coronavirus: NW Georgia will top 10,000 cases this week; more than five states. Marble Slab/Cookie shop still needs work. Druck Report: Our clergy in crisis. John McClellan’s high school picks.

  Today’s first headlines: Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that. Northwest Georgia expected to top 10,000 cases this week; that’s higher than five states. Floyd County close to 3,000 cases. COVID on campus: Berry College at 70 cases since Aug. 1; 35 students,… Read more

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Polk County Police: GBI and FBI investigating after Polk County man injured by explosives device at home.

Polk County Police: GBI and FBI investigating after Polk County man injured by explosives device at home.

  From Polk County Police: On September 18, 2020, the Polk County Police Department was dispatched to the area of Formby Trail in reference to an original report of a gunshot wound to a male subject. Upon the arrival of the Polk County Police Department / Polk County Sheriff’s Office, it was discovered that the… Read more

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