Category Archives: Bartow

Tipster leads authorities to Bartow home where murder suspect Jesse Castillo was arrested. He’s charged in the death of a Rockmart man.

Tipster leads authorities to Bartow home where murder suspect Jesse Castillo was arrested. He’s charged in the death of a Rockmart man.

THE LATEST An anonymous tip to 911 led to the arrested of Polk County murder suspect Jesse Castillo on Saturday, according to Polk County Police Detective Brandon Crawford. Bartow County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Cartersville and took Castillo into custody, Crawford says. Castollio has been booked into the Polk County Jail on… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high of 82 so far this Sunday — but much lower temperatures due Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high of 82 so far this Sunday — but much lower temperatures due Monday.

THE LATEST Today is one for the books. The current high, 82 degrees, breaks the record of 80 degrees on this date set in 1955. In Cartersville, the high so far of 80 matches the record set there in 2011. The normal for this time of year: 61 degrees FORECAST Sunday Night: A chance of showers… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Polk County Police searching for murder suspect after Rockmart shooting leaves 1 dead. Pick O’ Deli Riverside now open. Heart of the Community Awards goes virtual. Week ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. Polk County Police searching for murder suspect after Rockmart shooting leaves 1 dead. Pick O’ Deli Riverside now open. Heart of the Community Awards goes virtual. Week ahead.

Today’s first headlines: Polk County Police searching for murder suspect after shooting in Rockmart leaves 40-year-old man dead. Dining: Pick O’ Deli’s new Riverside location now open.  It arrives exactly a year after Fuddruckers closed. Heart of the Community 2021: Seven ‘unsung’ heroes of the community honored during virtual event. Harbin Clinic cardiologists help deliver… Read more

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Dining: Pick O’ Deli’s new Riverside location now open. It arrives exactly a year after Fuddruckers closed.

Dining: Pick O’ Deli’s new Riverside location now open. It arrives exactly a year after Fuddruckers closed.

  Pick O’ Deli’s Riverside is now open at 595 Riverside Parkway,  according to several social media posts from customers on Saturday. The new location  was due by March 1 and it appears that goal is reached.  The restaurant received a ‘100’ on their Public Health Restaurant inspection from Feb. 25. Business hours are 10:30 a.m. to… Read more

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Heart of the Community 2021: Seven ‘unsung’ heroes of the community honored during virtual event. Harbin Clinic cardiologists help deliver meals for event.

Heart of the Community 2021: Seven ‘unsung’ heroes of the community honored during virtual event. Harbin Clinic cardiologists help deliver meals for event.

This year’s Heart of the Community Awards, ‘An Affair of the Heart’ ceremony looked a little bit different than ever before. For the first time in its 35 year history, the event was held in a virtual online presentation via Zoom due to the ongoing COVID pandemic. This year’s event honored seven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes, recognized for… Read more

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February’s COVID toll on NW Georgia: 84 deaths, 21 probable deaths, 3,237 new cases –and 26,321 with both doses of the vaccine.

February’s COVID toll on NW Georgia: 84 deaths, 21 probable deaths, 3,237 new cases –and 26,321 with both doses of the vaccine.

SUNDAY REPORT Northwest Georgia: February ends with 84 deaths, 21 probable deaths in Northwest Georgia. It was the second deadliest month of the pandemic in our region. New cases: 49 new positive cases in past 24 hours. Record: 404 on Jan. 22. Hospitalized: 55 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Friday, down 11. Vaccinations (both doses):  26,321 people… Read more

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Week ahead: Planning Commission to discuss rezoning requests for Integrated Fibers expansion, Old Castle Lawn and Garden. COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Saturday. Seed Swap at Chieftains Museum.

Week ahead: Planning Commission to discuss rezoning requests for Integrated Fibers expansion, Old Castle Lawn and Garden. COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Saturday. Seed Swap at Chieftains Museum.

The Rome-Floyd Planning Commission will meet Thursday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. via zoom. There will be three rezoning requests before the commission according to the agenda: Rezoning request from Keith Bonnell with NCB Realty, LLC for property at 0 Westside Industrial Boulevard from Heavy Industrial/Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for the expansion of Integrated… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state tournament updates. Berry tops Rhodes, 54-7. Shorter falls to Kennesaw St., 35-3. Braves start spring training games today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state tournament updates. Berry tops Rhodes, 54-7. Shorter falls to Kennesaw St., 35-3. Braves start spring training 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. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Game dates and times below. COVID precautions listed as they’re received. GHSA State Basketball Tournament: Round 2 and 3 (Girls)  click region… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: 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. Polk County Jail: Friday Monday Cartersville Police reports: Feb. 25: 1… Read more

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COVID on campus: Week-in-review from Rome, Floyd, Cartersville, Gordon schools and Berry College.

COVID on campus: Week-in-review from Rome, Floyd, Cartersville, Gordon schools and Berry College.

Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools, Feb. 19-25: 76 to 122 quarantines, 13 new positives. Floyd County Schools, Feb. 19-26: 113 to 176 quarantines; 1 staff member tests positive. Cartersville City Schools, Feb. 22-26:  13 students, 1 staff member tested positive last week. 164 quarantines. CCS reports Bartow County Schools. Cloverleaf Elementary School moves… Read more

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Business: Buc-ee’s is hiring for Calhoun/Adairsville location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on the market for $3.1 million.

Business: Buc-ee’s is hiring for Calhoun/Adairsville location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on the market for $3.1 million.

    Buc-ee’s is hiring for the “Adairsville” store: Well, there is a geography thing in play with the Buc-ee’s rising quickly off Union Grove and I-75. It is in Calhoun but appears closer to Adairsville and thereby, some of the identifying maps have it in different spots. For example, Buc-ee’s career section now shows… Read more

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Business: Xfinity now open at East Bend. Coming Monday: Soft opening for Wingstop.

Business: Xfinity now open at East Bend. Coming Monday: Soft opening for Wingstop.

  The Xfinity store has opened at East Bend, one of the quieter premieres given the adjoining restaurants there and Five Below. The store is just off what appears to be a community area separating some of the smaller retailers and restaurants along the back edge of the plaza. Xfinity is open 9 a.m. until… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Atrium, Houston Healthcare cancel merger, citing pandemic; it ‘is totally separate and has no effect on the Floyd process,’ Atrium spokesman says.

Georgia Health News: Atrium, Houston Healthcare cancel merger, citing pandemic; it ‘is totally separate and has no effect on the Floyd process,’ Atrium spokesman says.

    In context: North Carolina-based Atrium is pursuing a deal to combine with Floyd Health System, one that now is expected to close this summer. Friday’s announcement with the Houston healthcare center has no impact on the Floyd deal, a company spokesman says. Background on Floyd deal By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Two… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier. State to review 2018 Floyd election error. Marine Corps League offers scholarships. Pepperell High’s SADD earns state grant.

Buzz: Honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier. State to review 2018 Floyd election error. Marine Corps League offers scholarships. Pepperell High’s SADD earns state grant.

  The Berry College student newspaper, Campus Carrier, won 13 awards for journalism excellence in the 2020 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the third-place award for general excellence in its division. The awards were announced via an awards ceremony on video. “I am really excited that the Carrier is recognized as… Read more

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