Category Archives: Bartow

Traffic alert: Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

Traffic alert: Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

Gordon County: Two right lanes of I-75 north are blocked at exit 320/State Route 136 due to a wreck. Estimated clearance time is one hour. pic.twitter.com/UfRsaZGe8m — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 27, 2021 Georgia DOT: ” This is a Georgia 511 Traffic alert. There is an accident on I-75 northbound at State route 136/Hill City… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines Starting Aug. 5, you can have an open container of alcohol in downtown Rome on Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., through Oct. 30 following 5-3 vote by City Commission. Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. COVID:… Read more

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By a 5-3 vote, Rome City Commission OKs test of open container. It starts Thursday, Aug. 5, and expires Saturday, Oct. 30.

By a 5-3 vote, Rome City Commission OKs test of open container. It starts Thursday, Aug. 5, and expires Saturday, Oct. 30.

Rome is going to test open containers of alcohol in downtown neighborhoods starting next month. By a 5-3 vote, the proposal passed following nearly 90 minutes of speakers and commissioners’ opinions. You can listen to it all on the Facebook Live post above. The vote: Yes: Bill Collins, Mark Cochran, Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss and… Read more

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COVID: 56 additional cases in NW Georgia since Friday. 17 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb.

COVID: 56 additional cases in NW Georgia since Friday. 17 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb.

Monday summary:  Northwest Georgia totals: 681 deaths; another 96 probable deaths. 17 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond; no change from Friday. 56 new COVID cases in NW Georgia since Friday (includes weekend). State: 4,507 cases since Friday (includes weekend). 14 deaths in Georgia since Friday (Saturday, Sunday included). Floyd Medical Center: 12 patients (no change).… Read more

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Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Business Layoff and Closure listing, reported to the Georgia Department of Labor, shows 80 employees of Showa Group (Best Glove) of Menlo is laying off 80 people as of Aug. 22. It is the first major layoff reported as part of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The most recent reports from… Read more

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Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

  Update: Keep an eye on this story later today. There is some push back developing over some of the personnel change, according to our political sources. It took a year-plus of chaos but more changes appear on the way for the Floyd County elections office. Squirreled away in the cramped first-level offices of the… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet six of the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet six of the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Welcome to the latest edition of Harbin Clinic Headlines. As Harbin Clinic celebrates 150 years of caring for Northwest Georgians, the state’s largest privately owned, physician-led healthcare organization continues to grow with the community it serves. This summer, 10 new physicians are joining Harbin Clinic, representing the specialties of Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, and… Read more

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Education: New school year starts for some next week. Report dates for each school system.

Education: New school year starts for some next week. Report dates for each school system.

Below please find a list of opening dates for area school systems. Please check with your individual school(s) for student needs, report times and other first-day details. ROME/FLOYD: Rome City Schools: Aug. 5. Floyd County Schools, Aug. 5. Darlington, Aug. 16. St. Mary’s, Aug. 5. Unity Christian School, Aug. 9. CARTERSVILLE/BARTOW COUNTY Bartow County Schools,… Read more

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Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Media release: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter continues to offer free virtual education programs to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. Launched in early April 2020, in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a number of live education programs that can help those living with Alzheimer’s and their… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Today’s high of 93 will be the coolest of the week; mid to upper 90s through Sunday. Heat index today: 105 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Today’s high of 93 will be the coolest of the week; mid to upper 90s through Sunday. Heat index today: 105 degrees.

  OUTLOOK Prepare for a heat index of 105 degrees today and highs in the mid to upper 90s now through Sunday. FORECAST Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

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. The 36th Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk will take place on Aug. 21. A Peachtree qualifier, it is the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

FLOYD Regional Youth Detention Center, 100. Floyd County Jail/skillet, 90. BARTOW Arby’s, Ga. 20, 96. GORDON China Palace, Calhoun, 84. Super Hibachi Buffet, 81. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police seek information on hit-and-run that injured 19-year-old on Alabama Highway.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd Police seek information on hit-and-run that injured 19-year-old on Alabama Highway.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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. We’ll have additional details later this morning. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m.… Read more

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Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

  For more than a decade, Bob Blumberg has been all about downtown Rome. He invested heavily into rehabbing what later became Johnny’s New York Style Pizza on Broad Street and kept it hopping for a decade. During all that, he took another building across Broad Street and opened Seasons, a fine dining hub that… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

MONDAY The second public hearing for the millage rate to be set by the Floyd County Board of Education will be Monday, July 26, at 11:30 a.m. and the third public hearing will be at 6 p.m. that day.  At 6:15 pm, the board will have a called board meeting to set the millage rate. … Read more

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