Category Archives: Bartow

Updated: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office mourns the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan following his battle with COVID-19.

Updated: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office mourns the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan following his battle with COVID-19.

  The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan who lost his battle with coronavirus on Sunday. “I am heartbroken today to inform the people of Calhoun and Gordon County that we have lost a great man and a wonderful public servant,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a media release.… 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. 8 p.m. Name Race Sex Age Cell Block Arrest Date GONZALES, JASMINE… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 8 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia. Starbucks coming to West Rome. Texas Roadhouse plans Cartersville restaurant. Introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. Week ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. 8 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia. Starbucks coming to West Rome. Texas Roadhouse plans Cartersville restaurant. Introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. Week ahead.

Today’s first headlines Eight COVID deaths in NW Georgia on Saturday including 3 in Floyd, 2 each in Chattooga, Polk and 1 in Gordon. Another 193 test positive in region. 129 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond on Friday. Vax Report: Nearly 20,000 vaccinations so far in Northwest Georgia, Voccio says. noting ‘limited supply’ and ‘high demand.’… Read more

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With a week to go, January tied for the deadliest month yet (82) in NW Georgia. 130 new cases posted Sunday. Free test schedule: Tuesday in Calhoun, Wednesday in Rome, Thursday in Cartersville.

With a week to go, January tied for the deadliest month yet (82) in NW Georgia. 130 new cases posted Sunday. Free test schedule: Tuesday in Calhoun, Wednesday in Rome, Thursday in Cartersville.

Sunday: 82 deaths so far in Northwest Georgia in January tie December’s record. There’s still a week left in the month; region has recorded 461 deaths since March 15 and 47 probable deaths. 129 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond Regional as of Friday, up 2. Pandemic record: 163 on Jan. 6, 2021. 3 deaths in Georgia… Read more

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Vax Report: Nearly 20,000 vaccinations so far in Northwest Georgia, Voccio says. noting ‘limited supply’ and ‘high demand.’ State update: 656,501 through Sunday.

Vax Report: Nearly 20,000 vaccinations so far in Northwest Georgia, Voccio says. noting ‘limited supply’ and ‘high demand.’ State update: 656,501 through Sunday.

  Vaccine distribution was one of the key points shared by Dr. Gary Voccio on Friday. So far, 20,000 immunizations have been administered in the 10-county Northwest Health District, he says. “Supply is very limited.. demand is very high,” he says, adding that Moderna is the primary vaccine being given here. It requires a second dose… Read more

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COVID on campus: 1,227 combined quarantines at Rome, Floyd schools with 14 new positive cases at last report. Cartersville: 24 positives, 204 quarantines for the week. Gordon: 43 students, staff test positive.

COVID on campus: 1,227 combined quarantines at Rome, Floyd schools with 14 new positive cases at last report. Cartersville: 24 positives, 204 quarantines for the week. Gordon: 43 students, staff test positive.

We’re awaiting Friday updates from Floyd and Rome schools to finish the weekly look at quarantines and new cases at area schools. As of Thursday, 1,227 quarantines had been posted with Rome at 615 and Floyd at 612.Together, they had 14 new cases on Thursday. Friday COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City… Read more

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Business: Bids sought for new Starbucks in West Rome. Texas Roadhouse coming to Cartersville’s Main Street Marketplace. Renovations planned for Tractor Supply in Calhoun.

Business: Bids sought for new Starbucks in West Rome. Texas Roadhouse coming to Cartersville’s Main Street Marketplace. Renovations planned for Tractor Supply in Calhoun.

Starbucks is planning a new location in West Rome: Bids are sought for a new store planned for 2300 Shorter Ave., the old Hardee’s restaurant next door to Sam’s Club, according to LDI. Look for new construction of less than 5,000 square feet under roof. Starbucks currently has a location at 795 Turner McCall Blvd.… Read more

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Business: Local baker Carrie Bishop’s mobile bakery has a new name…introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. New website, online ordering and more coming soon.

Business: Local baker Carrie Bishop’s mobile bakery has a new name…introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. New website, online ordering and more coming soon.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net After 8 years in business, local baker Carrie Bishop has decided it was time for a change. Her mobile bakery Cupcakes Around the Corner now has a new name…Sugar Baker Dessert Company. “This is something I knew would have to happen for a while because I offer more than just cupcakes…I… Read more

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Week ahead: Floyd Schools Pre-K applications available Monday. City Commission to meet virtually, to vote on $12.6 million bond resolution for NWGA Housing Authority. County Commission meets Tuesday.

Week ahead: Floyd Schools Pre-K applications available Monday. City Commission to meet virtually, to vote on $12.6 million bond resolution for NWGA Housing Authority. County Commission meets Tuesday.

Monday: Floyd County Schools Pre-K applications for 2021-2022 school year will be available at primary and elementary schools with Pre-K classrooms and on the school district website homepage starting today. To participate in the lottery drawing for Pre-K, applications must be returned to the school by Friday, February 5, 2021 at 3 p.m. along with proof… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd Sheriff’s Deputy among those serving in National Guard for Inauguration security. Chick-fil-A adds new ‘Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich’ to menu for limited time.

Buzz: Floyd Sheriff’s Deputy among those serving in National Guard for Inauguration security. Chick-fil-A adds new ‘Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich’ to menu for limited time.

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny today, high near 54. Rain expected tonight into Monday and again midweek.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny today, high near 54. Rain expected tonight into Monday and again midweek.

  OUTLOOK Partly sunny today, high near 54. Showers expected overnight and throughout Monday and again midweek. FORECAST Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 46. Southeast wind around 5… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Fans flock to Truist Field to honor Hank Aaron. Five Shorter athletes named to GSC Academic honor roll. NFC and AFC championship games today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Fans flock to Truist Field to honor Hank Aaron. Five Shorter athletes named to GSC Academic honor roll. NFC and AFC championship games today.

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.   Obituary for Atlanta Braves’ legend Hank Aaron: Hank Aaron, an Atlanta Braves legend and baseball’s homerun king, died Friday January 22. He was… Read more

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Funeral services set for Tuesday for Gracie and Ava Reed/Paulin, two sisters killed in the truck-car collision in Cedartown on Thursday.

Funeral services set for Tuesday for Gracie and Ava Reed/Paulin, two sisters killed in the truck-car collision in Cedartown on Thursday.

Miss Gracie Marie Reed/Paulin, age, 16, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born on July 10, 2004 in Starkville, MS. Gracie was a student at Cedartown High School and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Miss Reed enjoyed reading, music, spending quality time having fun with her loving family… Read more

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Update: One winning ticket in Friday’s $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan.

Update: One winning ticket in Friday’s $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot sold in Michigan.

Saturday update from WSB-TV: The $1 billion Mega Millions draw Friday night on Channel 2 produced a winner. One person won the jackpot, which will pay out $739.6 million in cash, that person lives in Michigan. The jackpot was the second largest in the games history, trailing only a $1.537 jackpot won by someone in South Carolina in October… Read more

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Buzz: Gas line to close Burwell Creek trail head (by Olive Garden) for all of February. Parks and Recreation accepting spring sports registrations. Polk Chamber’s Elrod leaving.

Buzz: Gas line to close Burwell Creek trail head (by Olive Garden) for all of February. Parks and Recreation accepting spring sports registrations. Polk Chamber’s Elrod leaving.

Spring sports registrations are in full swing at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and there is still time to take advantage of early registration discounts. Our spring sports include baseball, t-ball and softball. The early registration period ends on Jan. 31. Regular registration for all three sports runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 13. Baseball and softball both… Read more

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