Category Archives: Bartow

Hundreds turn out for three peaceful rallies for peace and change in Rome. Another set for Sunday. Planning meeting set for ‘Unity in the Community.’

Hundreds turn out for three peaceful rallies for peace and change in Rome. Another set for Sunday. Planning meeting set for ‘Unity in the Community.’

Video from Saturday’s Rome March for Change down Broad Street to Town Green organized by Jace Pearson and Jaquez Brown.   Hundreds turned out in support of three separate protest events on Saturday in Rome, all very peaceful demonstrations making a statement against racial injustices across America. There was a huge turnout for Saturday morning’s… Read more

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Local positive tests up to 1,200, an increase of 18 since Friday in Northwest Georgia; 10 more in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 1 in Polk. Statewide cases up 688 since Friday. Local public health: “We’re not out of woods yet, it’s still circulating”.

Local positive tests up to 1,200, an increase of 18 since Friday in Northwest Georgia; 10 more in Floyd, 7 in Bartow, 1 in Polk. Statewide cases up 688 since Friday. Local public health: “We’re not out of woods yet, it’s still circulating”.

The latest: Another increase in positive coronavirus test results in Northwest Georgia on Saturday, up 18 from Friday. The regional total now stands at 1,200 people since the pandemic began. Since Friday, Floyd County cases are up by 10; Bartow County cases are up by 7; and one new case in Polk. No changes in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

  Today’s top headlines: Local positive tests jump by 80 in two days in NW Georgia; 19 more in Floyd on Friday. State death toll at 2,174. Threat cancels Cartersville Independence Day. First Berry case. Floyd County Courthouse closed next Monday-Wednesday because of COVID-19 outbreak. Additional positive tests reported Friday. Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly… Read more

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Floyd County Courthouse closed next Monday-Wednesday because of COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 7 employees now test positive as of Saturday.

Floyd County Courthouse closed next Monday-Wednesday because of COVID-19 outbreak. A total of 7 employees now test positive as of Saturday.

THE LATEST As of Saturday, a total of 7 employees at the Floyd County Courthouse including four in Superior Court Clerk’s office and three in Probate Court office have tested positive, according to Logan Boss, spokesperson with Northwest Georgia Public Health District. Boss said many of the employees were asymptomatic, but some of which are… Read more

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Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

    Republican Floyd County sheriff’s candidates together raise $217,898 through April 30; spend $170,846. In a race that has spanned two years, the three Republicans who want to be the next sheriff of Floyd County together have raised nearly $220,000 and spent all but $50,000 on signs, advertising and other campaign expenses. The files… Read more

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Voting: 8,929 advance ballots from across Northwest Georgia with 28,157 absentees — and counting. Election Day is Tuesday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Voting: 8,929 advance ballots from across Northwest Georgia with 28,157 absentees — and counting. Election Day is Tuesday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    With advance voting over and absentees due back now through Tuesday evening, much of the focus is moving to in-person voting this Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Floyd County: Advance voters: 3,246 Absentees: 11,207 returned out of 18,231 issued in mail. Bartow County: Advance voters: 1,952. Absentees: 9,012 returned out of… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank takes annual meeting digital; agenda includes election of officers, huge year in review.

Business: Greater Community Bank takes annual meeting digital; agenda includes election of officers, huge year in review.

    Media release: Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community Bank, has been hosting its Annual Meeting of Shareholders for over two decades. With the recent social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, however, that tradition was challenged. Rather than cancel or postpone the meeting, President & CEO David J. Lance and… Read more

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Buzz: The Jan Musick Kitty Room now at PAWS celebrates Rome woman’s passion for caring for kittens there. Honors for Berry College retired professor Kathleen Powell. Farmer’s market returns.

Buzz: The Jan Musick Kitty Room now at PAWS celebrates Rome woman’s passion for caring for kittens there. Honors for Berry College retired professor Kathleen Powell. Farmer’s market returns.

  Jan Musick, battling two types of cancer at this time, was honored Friday as friend dedicated a room at PAWS in her honor. Going forward, it is now known as the Jan Musick Kitty Room. Musick has spent many years volunteering at PAWS, from loving on the kitties to feeding them to cleaning their… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 97 expected today; highs in the low 90s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 97 expected today; highs in the low 90s.

  OUTLOOK Thunderstorms are expected each day through Thursday. Frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds will be the primary hazards with any storms which do form. FORECAST Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Reminder about youth baseball in town this weekend. Honors for Shorter cross country star. NASCAR in Hampton.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Reminder about youth baseball in town this weekend. Honors for Shorter cross country star. NASCAR in Hampton.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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. From Shorter: The Gulf South Conference released the All-Decade team for Women’s Cross Country. The Hawks were proud to be represented by Makayla Hewell. Hewell was… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW SHANE’S RIB SHACK 644 E MAIN STREET CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 91 GORDON SUPER 8 BREAKFAST 115 HAMPTON DR CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 100 BAYMONT INN & SUITES BREAKFAST 125 HAMPTON DR CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 100 POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA FAMILY FARM AUCTION HOUSE… 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, crimefighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Friday Cartersville Police reports: May 29. 1 /… Read more

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State patrol: Cedartown woman killed, two Floyd County women injured in collision Thursday afternoon.

State patrol: Cedartown woman killed, two Floyd County women injured in collision Thursday afternoon.

    A 28-year-old Cedartown woman is dead and two Floyd County women injured following a collision in southwest Polk County on Thursday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol reports. The accident report shows: Killed was Courtney Danielle Winkles, 29, the driver of the Volkswagen Beetle. Injured were Connie L. Mills, 46, and Margaret Rogers-Mills,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands to distribute $2.1 million in CARES Act funds to students.

Education: Georgia Highlands to distribute $2.1 million in CARES Act funds to students.

Media release: Georgia Highlands College will begin distributing $2,110,118 in CARES Act funds to students affected by changes due to COVID-19. The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and allows institutions of higher education to use funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Closing sale next for Rome’s JC Penney store. Prayer service seeks peace, healing. Weekend protests planned. Virus: 6 options to open Floyd Schools; another courthouse case; Georgia records 2,147 deaths in 3 months.

Heritage First Headlines. Closing sale next for Rome’s JC Penney store. Prayer service seeks peace, healing. Weekend protests planned. Virus: 6 options to open Floyd Schools; another courthouse case; Georgia records 2,147 deaths in 3 months.

  Today’s top headlines: Rome’s JC Penney among stores being closed in Georgia. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’ Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical… Read more

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Updated: Rome’s JCPenney on list of Georgia stores being closed by the retailer. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’

Updated: Rome’s JCPenney on list of Georgia stores being closed by the retailer. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’

  The JCPenney store at Mount Berry Mall is on the list of stores being closed by the struggling retailer. It is the second anchor to leave the mall. Sears was first as the company shuttered the retailer in March 2016. By August of that year, another part of the company — Kmart — was closing… Read more

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Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical service.

Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical service.

With more than 2,700 watching on Facebook Live as well as a drive-in audience, Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome united area congregations to pray for our country and those hurting in the wake of George Floyd’s death. A post from the church following the nearly hour-long service summed it up perfectly: “We’re so grateful to all our… Read more

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