Category Archives: Bartow

12 more coronavirus patients at Floyd, Redmond hospitals on Monday; 58 in all. Another 94 new cases Sunday; state total tops 350,000.

12 more coronavirus patients at Floyd, Redmond hospitals on Monday; 58 in all. Another 94 new cases Sunday; state total tops 350,000.

58 coronavirus patients at Floyd Medical, Redmond Regional on Monday, up from 46 on Friday. Monday’s update from Floyd County Emergency Management Director Tim Herrington shows 12 more patients at Floyd and Redmond Regional hospitals since the last report on Friday. The most since the pandemic began is 66 on July 31 followed by 58 on… Read more

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COVID on campus: Floyd County Schools considering changes to student quarantine guidelines? Also: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools, most since classes began.

COVID on campus: Floyd County Schools considering changes to student quarantine guidelines? Also: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools, most since classes began.

Changes coming to county schools’ quarantine guidelines? Based on feedback from the Oct. 19 Floyd County School Board meeting (including an attempted motion to roll back to earlier plans) and Friday’s work session meeting with Public Health’s Dr. Gary Voccio, the county school system appears ready to challenge “the quarantining of healthy students” as coronavirus… Read more

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Cartersville Christmas parade set for Dec. 3 gets an OK from City Council. What other communities have announced so far.

Cartersville Christmas parade set for Dec. 3 gets an OK from City Council. What other communities have announced so far.

  Cartersville Christmas parade OK’d by City Council. Here’s the latest: “We have official approval by City of Cartersville to organize the Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 3. For those interested in participating, we encourage them to visit our website, Cartersville Exchange Club, to complete our online registration form. In order to comply with… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic bonds Rome neighbors, leads to reunion of former dance partners in their 90s. 94 more positive tests here Sunday; state tops 350,000 cases. Storm Zeta could mean more rain for our area. Five days left to vote in advance.

Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic bonds Rome neighbors, leads to reunion of former dance partners in their 90s. 94 more positive tests here Sunday; state tops 350,000 cases. Storm Zeta could mean more rain for our area. Five days left to vote in advance.

Today’s first headlines: Pandemic brings Rome neighbors together and then leads to renewing a lost bond between former dance partners now in their mid 90s. Another 94 new cases Sunday; state total tops 350,000. Georgia death toll at 7,809 since March 5. Miss the air show? This six-second video is a great keepsake — and… Read more

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The dance continues. As the pandemic brings neighbors together, the two discover a former dance partner is still in Rome, leading to a reunion of two friends now in their mid 90s.

The dance continues. As the pandemic brings neighbors together, the two discover a former dance partner is still in Rome, leading to a reunion of two friends now in their mid 90s.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Rome  neighbors Robert Rakestraw and Millie Lockley have found a bright side to the pandemic … a close friendship and neighborly love strengthened through the quarantine and more time at home. “He and I have truly connected through this,” says Lockley of Rakestraw, who is 97. “The first few weeks of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 70s for most of the week with a close eye on storm Zeta; we could see two inches of rain later in the week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 70s for most of the week with a close eye on storm Zeta; we could see two inches of rain later in the week.

TRACKING ZETA: Rain, gusts possible here by Thursday. The 27th named storm of the season (record is 28 in 2005) looks like it is headed to the Gulf Coast with a cut across the Southeast between Wednesday and Friday. The early forecast shows we could see up to two inches of rain between Wednesday morning… Read more

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Miss the air show? This six-second video is a great keepsake — and so, too, a nod from the F-16 Viper Demo Team.

Miss the air show? This six-second video is a great keepsake — and so, too, a nod from the F-16 Viper Demo Team.

A quick look at some of the stars of this year’s air show courtesy of Michael Baker. Big crowds again this weekend at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field with some weather issues Saturday but smooth on Sunday. Traffic was intense, especially on Ga. 140 as crowds exited Armuchee, heading toward I-75 in Adairsville.… Read more

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Voting: Good crowd at civic center as final five days to vote in advance are under way. State candidates continue to flood our area this week.

Voting: Good crowd at civic center as final five days to vote in advance are under way. State candidates continue to flood our area this week.

  ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates Final five days to vote in advance: You’ll find a county-by-county list below of where and when to vote early in the Nov. 3 general election. Please note that several locations have been added and,… Read more

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Buzz: All quiet through third week of flu season; update on shots. 2019 Georgia broadcast award winners.

Buzz: All quiet through third week of flu season; update on shots. 2019 Georgia broadcast award winners.

  Week three: Still no flu cases reported: The state Department of Public Health posted the third weekly flu update of the season (through Oct. 17) and it continues to show zeroes across the board. That will change in coming weeks as flu season usually starts quietly in late September and peaks in January and… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Darlington-Christian Heritage and Cartersville-Blessed Trinity top games this week. Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown should coast.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Darlington-Christian Heritage and Cartersville-Blessed Trinity top games this week. Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown should coast.

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.   Comeback wins by Rome over East Paulding and Darlington over Mt. Paran Christian highlighted a weekend of high school football in Northwest Georgia.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest rankings. Detroit edges Falcons, 23-22. Georgia no. 5 in latest AP Top 25.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest rankings. Detroit edges Falcons, 23-22. Georgia no. 5 in latest AP Top 25.

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. HIGH SCHOOL Monday football: Pepperell (2-4, 1-1) at Gordon Central (1-4, 0-1) John McClellan’s high school picks: Darlington-Christian Heritage and Cartersville-Blessed Trinity top games… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

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

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Update: 15 Floyd County Jail inmates, 8 staffers ‘positive’ for COVID; more tests under way. Burkhalter orders ‘Code Red’ phase of pandemic plan. What that means.

Update: 15 Floyd County Jail inmates, 8 staffers ‘positive’ for COVID; more tests under way. Burkhalter orders ‘Code Red’ phase of pandemic plan. What that means.

  Saturday evening update: One more staffer has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 8 staffers and 15 inmates with positive cases. Friday report: With 15 inmates and seven staffers now testing positive for COVID-19 — up from four in recent days, the Floyd County Jail is implementing the Code Red Phase of its… Read more

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Between the Rivers neighborhood to discuss increasing traffic concerns with Rome Commission during Monday’s meeting. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Between the Rivers neighborhood to discuss increasing traffic concerns with Rome Commission during Monday’s meeting. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Concerned about the increases in traffic, especially in speeding vehicles, the Between the Rivers Neighborhood Association is taking its fight for more stop signs to the Rome City Commission this week. Association President Peg Arey is scheduled to address the commission during the regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Agenda “Between… Read more

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