Category Archives: Bartow

Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

  Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration has set a called meeting for noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, to continue to play for the Nov. 3 election. The meeting is set for the County Commission’s caucus room. Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

  Georgia Highlands College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall after opening in 1970 as Floyd Junior College. In fall 1970, Floyd Junior College opened in temporary offices in downtown Rome with the first college president David B. McCorkle leading 19 faculty members who taught 545 students. Soon after, in 1971, students were welcomed back… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Kirby Smart previews Saturday’s game at Arkansas. Braves host Marlins, Boston to close out regular season. Preview of GHSA’s Oct. 5 meeting (agenda).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Kirby Smart previews Saturday’s game at Arkansas. Braves host Marlins, Boston to close out regular season. Preview of GHSA’s Oct. 5 meeting (agenda).

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. Congratulations to Coosa High School for winning the latest Dr. Glenn White Award; it was presented at Monday night’s Floyd County Board of Education… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 46 degrees this morning as fall began at 9:31 a.m. A few more nice days and then leftovers from Tropical Storm Beta?

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 46 degrees this morning as fall began at 9:31 a.m. A few more nice days and then leftovers from Tropical Storm Beta?

  OUTLOOK Chilly start today, 46 degrees, but six degrees above the record set in 1913. Mid to upper 70s through Friday with rain moving in much of Thursday into Friday; perhaps close to two inches. FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind around 5 mph. Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. $70 million industrial park planned in Bartow. Voccio concerned about COVID numbers in Floyd; school quarantines down as new cases rise. Dining cafe style during the pandemic? Updated favorite just the spot.

Heritage First Headlines. $70 million industrial park planned in Bartow. Voccio concerned about COVID numbers in Floyd; school quarantines down as new cases rise. Dining cafe style during the pandemic? Updated favorite just the spot.

  Today’s first headlines: Business: $70 million industrial park, with four buildings and 953,000 square feet under roof, proposed for Bartow County. Voccio: Floyd’s positivity rate remains above 10%; ‘slightly worse’ than before. 7 more COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond hospitals (69 in region). COVID on campus: 628 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome… Read more

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Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that.

Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With “cancel culture” at an all-time high these days, some may wish they could go back and delete some derogatory social media posts. Rome native and Darlington graduate Chase Pittman has created a program to do just that … clean up your social media. Launched last week, ScrubSome is described as a… Read more

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Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

Druck Report: We can’t blame the pandemic alone for battering our clergy. Too many of us are the ones throwing those stones.

  It was a Facebook Messenger exchange that opened our eyes last week. The conversation with a former local member of the clergy was about the loss of Mother Melissa Kean, all of 30 years old but already a much-loved member of the community. We talked of the pressures on clergy today, multiplied tremendously by… Read more

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Business: Marble Slab/Great American Cookie has a ways to go in Cartersville — but looking good. Century Bank continues redo of Main Street office.

Business: Marble Slab/Great American Cookie has a ways to go in Cartersville — but looking good. Century Bank continues redo of Main Street office.

  Perhaps the most asked question we’re getting these days involved a “double header” heading to Main Street Commons in Cartersville — the arrival of Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie. An absolute definite, for sure, but there’s still some work to do inside the store based on our bit of drive-by journalism on Saturday. The tandem is… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few more days of fall weather and then some rain, a little warmer.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A few more days of fall weather and then some rain, a little warmer.

  OUTLOOK It will feel like fall when the season arrives Tuesday; rain, high temperatures starting Thursday. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rough nights ahead for Rome, Darlington; big wins Cartersville, Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rough nights ahead for Rome, Darlington; big wins Cartersville, Unity, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown.

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.   Pepperell’s shocking domination of unbeaten and state-ranked Bremen, one-sided shutouts by Model and Coosa, and big wins by Cartersville, Cass, Darlington and Unity… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons blow big lead, fall 40-39 to Dallas. John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest high school, college football ranks. Braves pound Mets; host Marlins tonight. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons blow big lead, fall 40-39 to Dallas. John McClellan’s high school picks for this weekend. Latest high school, college football ranks. Braves pound Mets; host Marlins tonight. Community sports updates.

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. The AJC’s high school football rankings. The complete list is here; local breakout below: 6A: Rome (1-1) falls from third to 10th following Friday’s loss. 5A: Cartersville… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Darlington grad invents app to scrub troubling old tweets. Coronavirus: NW Georgia will top 10,000 cases this week; more than five states. Marble Slab/Cookie shop still needs work. Druck Report: Our clergy in crisis. John McClellan’s high school picks.

Heritage First Headlines. Darlington grad invents app to scrub troubling old tweets. Coronavirus: NW Georgia will top 10,000 cases this week; more than five states. Marble Slab/Cookie shop still needs work. Druck Report: Our clergy in crisis. John McClellan’s high school picks.

  Today’s first headlines: Have some old tweets that might mean future trouble? Darlington grad’s ScrubSome really is the app for that. Northwest Georgia expected to top 10,000 cases this week; that’s higher than five states. Floyd County close to 3,000 cases. COVID on campus: Berry College at 70 cases since Aug. 1; 35 students,… Read more

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Polk County Police: GBI and FBI investigating after Polk County man injured by explosives device at home.

Polk County Police: GBI and FBI investigating after Polk County man injured by explosives device at home.

  From Polk County Police: On September 18, 2020, the Polk County Police Department was dispatched to the area of Formby Trail in reference to an original report of a gunshot wound to a male subject. Upon the arrival of the Polk County Police Department / Polk County Sheriff’s Office, it was discovered that the… Read more

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Business: Deposits up at banks serving Northwest Georgia through June 30 of this year vs. same period last year.

Business: Deposits up at banks serving Northwest Georgia through June 30 of this year vs. same period last year.

  The annual deposit summaries from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. through June 30 of this year are now available for Northwest Georgia. Below please find the reports for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties as well as a quick summary on each. Each county reported a nice increase in overall deposits from the same period… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A taste of fall with high near 77 today. Temps back in 80s by mid-week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A taste of fall with high near 77 today. Temps back in 80s by mid-week.

  OUTLOOK More fall-like temperatures today with high near 77. Temps will be back in the 80s by mid-week. FORECAST Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77. East wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday: Mostly sunny,… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. GBI and FBI investigating after explosives found at Polk County home, one person injured. Three new COVID deaths in region. Rome Ga Cares heads to Louisiana on Monday. Deposits up at local banks.

Heritage First Headlines. GBI and FBI investigating after explosives found at Polk County home, one person injured. Three new COVID deaths in region. Rome Ga Cares heads to Louisiana on Monday. Deposits up at local banks.

  Today’s first headlines: Polk Co. Police: GBI and FBI investigating after Polk County man injured by explosives device at home. Rome Ga Cares team leaves Monday with 4 trucks full of supplies, food to help Beauregard Parish, La., recover from Hurricane Laura. Three new COVID deaths in NW Georgia including 1 each in Floyd,… Read more

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Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school, college football rankings. Plus: Pepperell shocks #8 Bremen, 30-8. GA Tech falls to Central Florida. Braves continue series at Mets today. Falcons at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest high school, college football rankings. Plus: Pepperell shocks #8 Bremen, 30-8. GA Tech falls to Central Florida. Braves continue series at Mets today. Falcons at Dallas, 1 p.m.

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. The AJC’s high school football rankings. The complete list is here; local breakout below: 6A: Rome (1-1) falls from third to 10th following Friday’s loss. 5A: Cartersville… Read more

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Education: Floyd School Board hears plan to close Glenwood Primary, Cave Spring Elementary in summer of 2022. Deadline set on virtual vs. face-to-face learning options.

Education: Floyd School Board hears plan to close Glenwood Primary, Cave Spring Elementary in summer of 2022. Deadline set on virtual vs. face-to-face learning options.

  >>A reminder: The regular monthly meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education is this Monday, Sept. 21.  Caucus begins at 5 and the board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Media release: The following are highlights from the Sept. 18 Floyd County Board of Education work session. All agenda items are in bold and can… Read more

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