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Heritage First Headlines. Big plans for Martha Berry/North Fifth Avenue — 210 apartments, retail. No road bond referendum on Rome’s Nov. 2 ballot. 3 more COVID deaths in Floyd, 1 in Bartow. 155 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond.

Heritage First Headlines. Big plans for Martha Berry/North Fifth Avenue — 210 apartments, retail. No road bond referendum on Rome’s Nov. 2 ballot. 3 more COVID deaths in Floyd, 1 in Bartow. 155 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond.

Heritage First Headlines: 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. Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets. Jobs: Floyd sees August jobless… Read more

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Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Floyd County Police expanding investigation into youth pastor also facing two felony counts of aggravated child molestation.

Police are investigating alleged criminal conduct of a youth pastor after two adults came forward to disclose they were sexually abused by the man when they were children. The incidents occurred at his home in eastern Floyd County and at one other location. Christopher Matthew Codding, age 42, was arrested in July for two felony counts of… Read more

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Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for Accelerated Development’ list.

Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for Accelerated Development’ list.

The Rabbit’s Nest of Rome ending 10-year run this weekend. The retailer, which moved from East Rome to one of the retail slots at The Griffin at 215 Broad St., will close on Saturday. The clearance sale contines until then. The following post explains it all, including what’s next: “Our goal was 10 years and… Read more

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Campaign Watch: Now posted — the NAACP’s forum with Rome City Commission candidates from Tuesday evening. Next up: More forums with the commission, School Board and Cave Spring hopefuls.

Campaign Watch: Now posted — the NAACP’s forum with Rome City Commission candidates from Tuesday evening. Next up: More forums with the commission, School Board and Cave Spring hopefuls.

  Tuesday: More than 60 people tuned in via Zoom to hear the NAACP’s Rome Branch sponsor a meet the candidates night for Rome City Commission candidates. A copy of the broadcast is now available from the chapter’s Facebook page. Please see below: NEXT: Sept. 28: One Community United presents a forum with Rome City Schools… Read more

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State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

State Patrol: Driver dies in third fatal accident in four days in Bartow County.

The Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate at midday crash on U.S. 411 west of the U.S.  41 interchange that claimed on life Monday. It was the third fatal accident in Bartow County since Thursday and the second to occur on 411. According to the report: On Sept. 20, at 11:45 a.m., troopers responded… Read more

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Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Floyd County Schools’ security chief Rick Flanigen is warning parents and students about a “zero tolerance” policy regarding vandalism and thefts on campus associated with the TikTok social media craze known as the “Devious Lick Challenge.” A recent Washington Post article defines it as “an unusual phenomenon has rippled through schools across much of the… Read more

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Buzz: Annual Drug Drop set for Oct. 23 at Redmond Regional. Special called Rome City Commission meeting this evening to discuss bond for citywide paving.

Buzz: Annual Drug Drop set for Oct. 23 at Redmond Regional. Special called Rome City Commission meeting this evening to discuss bond for citywide paving.

Today: Special Called Rome City Commission Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room to discuss bond for citywide paving. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fall begins this afternoon with a perfectly timed cold front and a third of an inch of rain. High of 74, low of 50. Plus: Our soggy, sizzling summer by the numbers.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fall begins this afternoon with a perfectly timed cold front and a third of an inch of rain. High of 74, low of 50. Plus: Our soggy, sizzling summer by the numbers.

  OUTLOOK Scattered thunderstorms are forecast across the area today as a cold front pushes eastward. Some of these storms could produce locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and frequent lightning… Overnight shows left around 0.15 of an inch on the ground. OUR SUMMER BY THE NUMBERS. Fall begins at 3:20 this afternoon. It ends a… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves get 6-1 win over Arizona; magic number now 10; latest personnel moves. Atlanta Falcons’ updates. This week’s high school football games. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves get 6-1 win over Arizona; magic number now 10; latest personnel moves. Atlanta Falcons’ updates. This week’s high school football games. Community sports 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 6-1 over Diamondbacks; magic number now 10. Media release:  As the Braves bid for a fourth straight National League East… Read more

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Obituaries: Barbara B Cescutti, Terry Alan Hall, Ms. Willie Mae Johnson, Ms. Elizabeth Lovey Patricia Morris, Deborah (Debbie) Withrow Oliver, Mr. William Ruben Sargent, Mrs. Judith Anna Perry Wright.

Obituaries: Barbara B Cescutti, Terry Alan Hall, Ms. Willie Mae Johnson, Ms. Elizabeth Lovey Patricia Morris, Deborah (Debbie) Withrow Oliver, Mr. William Ruben Sargent, Mrs. Judith Anna Perry Wright.

Ms. Elizabeth Lovey Patricia Morris, age 26, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Silver Creek, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at her residence. Elizabeth was born in Rome, GA on December 14, 1994, daughter of the former Maryrose “Missy” Rymanowski and James David “Jim” Morris.  A homeschool graduate in 2012, she was employed with the… Read more

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Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Afternoon update: Power has been restored.         Georgia Power reports 955 customers are without service in Kingston Wednesday afternoon. Repairs should be completed by 3:30 p.m. Kingston city government has reported the outage and is monitoring updates. Click Kingston Read more

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60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff?

  There’s a Facebook video on a Rome funeral home’s page that shows friends paying their respects to a woman, in her mid 40s, who died from COVID. All of the guests who file by the open casket are wearing masks but are separated from any direct contact by an attendant. Black, white, Latino —… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic’s worst day in NW Georgia: 28 dead. Rome hospitals treating 161 virus patients. Rabbit’s Nest closing on Broad. Rough week continues on U.S. 411. Cooler today, Thursday morning.

Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic’s worst day in NW Georgia: 28 dead. Rome hospitals treating 161 virus patients. Rabbit’s Nest closing on Broad. Rough week continues on U.S. 411. Cooler today, Thursday morning.

Heritage First Headlines: A record 28 deaths posted in a day in NW Georgia: 22 COVID patients, 6 ‘probable’ cases. 161 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 5. New cases: 214 reported. Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for… Read more

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Business: Kohl’s to open Oct. 31 at East Bend in Rome. Three more on the way.

Business: Kohl’s to open Oct. 31 at East Bend in Rome. Three more on the way.

Rome’s new Kohl’s department store opens Oct. 31. That’s the official word on the retailer coming to 86 Hicks Drive at East Bend between Five Below and the soon-to-open Old Navy. According to the Ellen Panther, Kohl’s senior coordinator, public relations: “The 35,000-square-foot store will be an open concept layout with sleek, modern finishes throughout.… Read more

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Health: Honors for Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd.

Health: Honors for Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd.

Media release: An organization that helps hospice and home health providers improve the services they provide to patients and their families has recognized Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd. Heyman HospiceCare has earned Hospice Honors recognition from HEALTHCAREfirst. (List of 2021 winners). Hospice Honors is an award given to hospice providers that continuously provide the highest level… Read more

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