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Bobby Lee Cook’s obituary traces his life from Chattoogaville to courtrooms across the world. A private funeral is planned with a memorial service to follow.

Bobby Lee Cook’s obituary traces his life from Chattoogaville to courtrooms across the world. A private funeral is planned with a memorial service to follow.

  Bobby Lee Cook, one of America’s most celebrated lawyers, died peacefully at his mountain home in Cloudland, Georgia, on February 19th, surrounded by family. He was 94. Bobby Lee was born in Chattoogaville, outside the small northwest Georgia town of Lyerly, on February 12, 1927, where he was raised in a home without running… Read more

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Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Wednesday: Harbin Clinic is hosting Coffee with Cardiologists in honor of February’s Heart Month. It is virtual Q&A  with six Harbin Clinic cardiologists representing Rome, Cartersville, and Calhoun. During the event set for 8 a.m., cardiovascular experts will discuss prioritization of heart health as it relates to maintaining overall wellness, easy and effective lifestyle changes to optimize heart function, and how… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another round of low 70s today with sunny skies. An inch of rain due Friday into Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another round of low 70s today with sunny skies. An inch of rain due Friday into Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

  OUTLOOK An even nicer day today — sunny and 72. .HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will be southwest at… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest signings: Pepperell’s Crawford to Berry; Coosa’s Thomas to Shorter. High school basketball: Both Darlington teams advance. Results and schedules. Atlanta Braves’ spring training updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest signings: Pepperell’s Crawford to Berry; Coosa’s Thomas to Shorter. High school basketball: Both Darlington teams advance. Results and schedules. Atlanta Braves’ spring training 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. HIGH SCHOOL Congratulations to Pepperell High Senior Clay Crawford who will continue his education and football career at Berry College. Left to right: Amy… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Signs up at Eggs Up; Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o’ Deli ‘coming soon’ on Riverside. No more free COVID tests here. Polk resident dies; another Floyd ‘probable death.’ Remembering Bobby Lee Cook (obituary).

Heritage First Headlines. Signs up at Eggs Up; Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o’ Deli ‘coming soon’ on Riverside. No more free COVID tests here. Polk resident dies; another Floyd ‘probable death.’ Remembering Bobby Lee Cook (obituary).

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o Deli Riverside: ‘Coming soon.’ Health District ends free COVID tests in NW Georgia. 4,011 tested positive in region in past 30 days. Also: 70th Polk resident dies from COVID; another ‘probable’ death in… Read more

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Health: Floyd added helipad for air ambulances above emergency center facing Second Avenue; will replace Riverside Parkway pad.

Health: Floyd added helipad for air ambulances above emergency center facing Second Avenue; will replace Riverside Parkway pad.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center will construct a $4 million helipad for air ambulances at the North Second Avenue entrance to the hospital’s Emergency Care Center as the hospital continues to enhance its trauma services. The expenditure was approved Monday by the Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. board. The raised helipad will have direct elevator access… Read more

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Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos.

Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos.

    Due later this year, the Texas-based convenience store chain Buc-ee’s campus near Calhoun is flying together. The above photo, courtesy of Hutton Construction out of Chattanooga, gives you a quick look at the 126 “fuel handles” on the right side fo the photograph as well as the 53,000-square-foot store itself. You can see now at… Read more

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GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office.

GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office.

  Becky Hood, the current chair of the Gordon County Commission, is the subject of an investigation by the GBI. According to Natalie L. Ammons, the GBI’s deputy director of public affairs: The GBI agency was requested by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 26 to initiate an investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office and District… Read more

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Rome Police continue to seek details on a fatal hit-and-run accident on McLin Street on Jan. 13. How to help.

Rome Police continue to seek details on a fatal hit-and-run accident on McLin Street on Jan. 13. How to help.

  Media release: The Rome Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit seeks  information in reference to a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash that occurred on Jan. 13 on South McLin Street in the early morning. Results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab report have indicated that paint transfer from the vehicle to victim are indicative… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, mid to upper 60s today through Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, mid to upper 60s today through Thursday.

  OUTLOOK Three gorgeous days ahead — and we deserve them. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 37. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. A look at COVID protocols as state basketball playoffs begin. Games tonight, Wednesday and Friday. Shorter, Berry prepare for Saturday football games. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. A look at COVID protocols as state basketball playoffs begin. Games tonight, Wednesday and Friday. Shorter, Berry prepare for Saturday football games. 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. HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Game dates and times below. COVID precautions listed as they’re received. GHSA State Basketball Tournament: Round 1 (Girls) Games to be played… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s rising quickly in Calhoun (two photos). GBI asked to investigate Gordon commissioner. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 ‘probables;’ campus and vaccine updates. 3 great weather days ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s rising quickly in Calhoun (two photos). GBI asked to investigate Gordon commissioner. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 ‘probables;’ campus and vaccine updates. 3 great weather days ahead.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos. GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office. Health: Floyd added helipad for air ambulances above emergency center facing… Read more

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Cartersville’s Church at Liberty Square, a hot spot that lost 14 to COVID, continues to heal a year later. The recovery ‘also revealed the hope and resiliency of the body of Christ.’

Cartersville’s Church at Liberty Square, a hot spot that lost 14 to COVID, continues to heal a year later. The recovery ‘also revealed the hope and resiliency of the body of Christ.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been a difficult year for churches because of the COVID pandemic but few have had a more trying time than The Church at Liberty Square. The Cartersville church, at 2001 Liberty Square Drive, was traced by state health officials to be the source of one of the earliest coronavirus outbreaks… Read more

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Shorter Hawks to play with their hearts on their helmets this spring to honor the football program’s founder, Coach Phil Jones.

Shorter Hawks to play with their hearts on their helmets this spring to honor the football program’s founder, Coach Phil Jones.

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. This season you’ll notice a special decal on the back of our helmets. It’s for the man who started it all. For Coach Jones.… Read more

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Buzz: Gas prices jump as Texas freezes; up more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-November. Scouts present District Awards of Merit, Silver Beaver honors.

Buzz: Gas prices jump as Texas freezes; up more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-November. Scouts present District Awards of Merit, Silver Beaver honors.

Blame gas price surge on Texas weather conditions: As the state continues to reel from last week’s deep freeze, industry analysts say the impact is being felt by gas suppliers and, in turn, by motorists. The above chart tracks prices from last Memorial Day through mid November and then through Sunday. Georgia gas prices were averaging… Read more

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