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Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern announces President’s, Dean’s Lists for the summer semester.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2021 summer semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Beautacious weekend with sunny skies, highs in the mid 70s, lows in the 50s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Beautacious weekend with sunny skies, highs in the mid 70s, lows in the 50s.

  OUTLOOK A low of 50, briefly, so far this morning. Just a gorgeous weekend and we deserve it after last week’s washout. FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind around 5 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west… Read more

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Obituaries: Gayland Andrew Dodd Sr., Mrs. Hazel Robbins Ghorley, Jason Todd Henson, Corey Steven Myers.

Obituaries: Gayland Andrew Dodd Sr., Mrs. Hazel Robbins Ghorley, Jason Todd Henson, Corey Steven Myers.

Gayland Andrew Dodd Sr., 71, died peacefully at home in the early morning hours of the Autumn Equinox, September 22, 2021. Born in Rome, Georgia on July 22, 1950, Gayland was the son of Martha Puckett Green and Henry Dewey Dodd, Jr.  Raised as a devout Christian, Gayland was a member of North Broad Baptist… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD No report. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Mr. Sumo, 408 Court St., Calhoun, 91. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday night scores; Calhoun opens the weekend with a 31-7 win over Cedartown,

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Friday night scores; Calhoun opens the weekend with a 31-7 win over Cedartown,

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. Friday night scores: Model falls to Chattooga, 49-21. Rome rebounds, beats Carrollton, 45-27. Darlington over Kings Ridge Christian, 21-14 Pepperell edged by Dade… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. As 14 more die in NW Georgia from COVID, Voccio updates outbreak, calls vaccination rate ‘abysmal.’ Big changes planned at E.C.O. Center. Real estate updates. Gorgeous fall weekend under way.

Heritage First Headlines. As 14 more die in NW Georgia from COVID, Voccio updates outbreak, calls vaccination rate ‘abysmal.’ Big changes planned at E.C.O. Center. Real estate updates. Gorgeous fall weekend under way.

Heritage First Headlines: 14 more NW Georgians die from COVID, 1 new ‘probable’ death since Wednesday: 6 from Floyd County; 5 from Polk. 147 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Thursday, down 8. Latest update from Dr. Voccio on region’s ‘abysmal’ vaccination rate. Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a… Read more

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Business: ‘The Point,’ ‘North Fifth’ proposed for Martha Berry/Fifth Avenue makeover with 210 apartments, 18,000 square feet of retail and a parking deck.

Business: ‘The Point,’ ‘North Fifth’ proposed for Martha Berry/Fifth Avenue makeover with 210 apartments, 18,000 square feet of retail and a parking deck.

  A dominating mix of residential and retail is showcased in early plans for redeveloping  the Martha Berry/Fifth Avenue corridor. Those plans are due before the Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission on Oct. 5. Rumors have spun for much of the year of new multifamily housing on the site; the retail part is new to the… Read more

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Campaign Watch: As legislative session now set for Nov. 3, ‘Fair Redistricting in Georgia’ Zoom discussion set for Sept. 28. Plus: Latest candidate forums; voter deadlines; Nov. 2  precinct change.

Campaign Watch: As legislative session now set for Nov. 3, ‘Fair Redistricting in Georgia’ Zoom discussion set for Sept. 28. Plus: Latest candidate forums; voter deadlines; Nov. 2 precinct change.

From the League: “Please join us for this virtual panel where we will discuss fair redistricting in Georgia. Questions may be submitted in advance to Terri Morgan at terrilmorgan1036@gmail.com. Speakers include: Lee Cagle, Professor, West Georgia University Jack Genberg, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center Karen Davenport, Board Member, Fair Districts GA Register in… Read more

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Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets.

Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets.

    Rome City commissioners met in a special meeting Wednesday evening to debate whether to ask voters Nov. 2 to approve a $25 million bond to repave 235 miles through the city. It was as heated a commission meeting as we’ve seen in some time (courtesy of Zoom). At issue was whether to hurriedly… Read more

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Jobs: Floyd sees August jobless rate of 2.9%, Bartow even lower, 2.7% even as work force shrinks across Northwest Georgia.

Jobs: Floyd sees August jobless rate of 2.9%, Bartow even lower, 2.7% even as work force shrinks across Northwest Georgia.

From media releases: Rome/Florida saw a decrease in the unemployment rate over the month that was an all-time low for the area. In Cartersville, the jobless rate remained unchanged. “Although we are seeing fewer unemployed individuals now than before the pandemic started, we are also still seeing a decreased total number of people in the… Read more

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Education: Berry grad earns $8,500 fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Georgia Highlands gets healthcare education accolades.

Education: Berry grad earns $8,500 fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Georgia Highlands gets healthcare education accolades.

  A Berry College graduate has been awarded a fellowship of $8,500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to pursue a dual Juris Doctor and Ph.D. in economics and law. Hunter Berry of Harlem, Ga., earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and cyber-security from Berry in May while maintaining a 3.93 GPA and graduating with honors. As… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Great start to fall with highs in the 70s today, Friday; lows in the 50s. Mostly sunny skies.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Great start to fall with highs in the 70s today, Friday; lows in the 50s. Mostly sunny skies.

  The latest: A low of 51 Thursday morning; we could see 48 degrees Frday morning. Georgia Weather History, Sept. 23, 1975. Floyd, Polk counties remember Hurricane Eloise:  From the National Weather Service: Eloise moved inland along the northern Gulf Coast. It weakened to tropical storm strength as it moved northeast across Alabama. As the… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown at Calhoun tonight opens high school football weekend. Atlanta Braves win; magic number is 9. Berry Athletics Director Dr. Angel Mason elected to DIII board. Falcons updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown at Calhoun tonight opens high school football weekend. Atlanta Braves win; magic number is 9. Berry Athletics Director Dr. Angel Mason elected to DIII board. Falcons updates.

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 win, 9-2; magic number is 9 with a dozen games to play. Media release: Along with providing daily entertainment via… Read more

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Obituaries: Jason Todd Henson, Joseph H Wall.

Obituaries: Jason Todd Henson, Joseph H Wall.

Joseph H. Wall, age 90, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Joseph was born July 2, 1931. Visitation at Daniel’s Funeral Home will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, followed by a memorial service in Daniel’s chapel at 11:30 AM. Jason Todd Henson, age 51, of Cartersville… Read more

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Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

Updated with Rome: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

From the state: For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students. Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 also recorded significant increases in scores compared to the… Read more

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