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Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

  Sara Grace Abernathy, the Noon Optimist Club of Rome’s contestant in the oratorical championships, has been named the regional champion. Says the post from the club on Facebook: “Our club also awarded her $1,000 for making it to the highest level ever of a contestant from our club.” As an eighth-grader at Model Middle… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop series finale, 8-6; home Tuesday vs. Asheville. Atlanta Braves get good outing from Touki but fall 2-1 to Phillies. Berry football news. Falcons’ latest updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop series finale, 8-6; home Tuesday vs. Asheville. Atlanta Braves get good outing from Touki but fall 2-1 to Phillies. Berry football news. Falcons’ latest updates.

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. BASEBALL Rome Braves downed by Bowling Green rally, 8-6. Media release: The Bowling Green Hot Rods (50-22) overcame a four-run deficit in a comeback… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.

Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.

Heritage First Headlines COVID: Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb. Region at 28.8%; state now at 40%. More women stepping up than men. 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. More changes… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Still some rain, storms in our area this evening. Heat index so far today: 103 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Still some rain, storms in our area this evening. Heat index so far today: 103 degrees.

OUTLOOK Heat index at 103 degees at 5:30 p.m. Monday FORECAST Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hot and humid with a heat index near 100 today, 104 Monday. Thursday’s high: 97 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hot and humid with a heat index near 100 today, 104 Monday. Thursday’s high: 97 degrees.

  OUTLOOK:  Hot and humid all week, with a chance of showers daily, ranging from 30% to 50%.  Keep your umbrella handy and watch for fog in the mornings. FORECAST Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

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. BASEBALL BRAVES WIN!@Gsaunders32’s RBI double in the ninth propels Rome (34-37) to their first victory of the week.@c_mill2 2-3 (3B), RBI, R@KevinJosephina 2-4… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: With ties to the ’96 Olympics and today, Summerville celebrates ‘Friendship Capital of the World.’ More than 300 families served by ‘Give a Kid a Chance.’ Rome open container test on Monday’s commission agenda. Weather: Another summer sizzler.

Heritage First Headlines: With ties to the ’96 Olympics and today, Summerville celebrates ‘Friendship Capital of the World.’ More than 300 families served by ‘Give a Kid a Chance.’ Rome open container test on Monday’s commission agenda. Weather: Another summer sizzler.

Heritage First Headlines “Give A Kid a Chance” event serves 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch. Story and photos. Summerville, “Friendship Capital of the World,” to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996… Read more

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“Give a Kid a Chance” event served 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch.

“Give a Kid a Chance” event served 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the BLESS Coalition and Crosspoint Community Church to present “Give A Kid A Chance” Saturday at the Floyd County Jail. More than 300 families drove through the event, meeting at each stop with Floyd County public service workers and members of the Bless Coalition. Each family received book bags filled… Read more

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Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

  Floyd to employees: Vaccinations required. Floyd sent an email to employees this week, “letting them know that we will require them to be vaccinated against COVID 19,” spokesman Dan Bevels confirms. No deadline has been set, however. The email came several weeks after Georgia Health News in partnership with WebMD began publishing a series of stories… Read more

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Campaign Watch: The latest on Rome, Cartersville candidates. GOP rally, meeting updates. Calendar with qualifying, registration deadline, advance voting news.

Campaign Watch: The latest on Rome, Cartersville candidates. GOP rally, meeting updates. Calendar with qualifying, registration deadline, advance voting news.

    Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss on re-election to Ward 2 this November: “I really have a strong desire to seek re-election but I haven’t made a decision at this point.” Cartersville City Councilman Gary Fox is seeking a new term in the ward 5  seat.  “It has been an honor serving the citizens of the… Read more

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Newsletter: Some love for Glenn Milner Boulevard. Bartow Schools hire 160-plus teachers. Charlie Culberson officially big league: he’s getting a bobblehead. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Some love for Glenn Milner Boulevard. Bartow Schools hire 160-plus teachers. Charlie Culberson officially big league: he’s getting a bobblehead. Peaks & Valleys.

  More life on the banks of the Etowah River off Glenn Milner: The story about the comeback of Rome’s River District gets better almost every week. But another stretch that holds so much promise are the banks of the Etowah River off Glenn Milner Boulevard. River Remedy Brewing is the latest to announce plans… Read more

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Buzz: Bartow County Fire reopens Station 5, dedicates it in honor of White Volunteer Fire Chief Clayton Collins. More work on U.S. 27 at Taylor’s Ridge Monday.

Buzz: Bartow County Fire reopens Station 5, dedicates it in honor of White Volunteer Fire Chief Clayton Collins. More work on U.S. 27 at Taylor’s Ridge Monday.

From Georgia DOT: Weather permitting, crews will continue to repair the roadway at Taylor Ridge on Highway 27. The work next week will require occasional lane closures Monday with traffic being led by a pilot car. Hours: 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. WHERE: The southbound lane of Highway 27 at Taylor Ridge will be closed as needed. Traffic will… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Triple-digit heat index today with a high of 93. Just a trace of rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Triple-digit heat index today with a high of 93. Just a trace of rain.

  OUTLOOK Take precautions when outdoors today, given the 100-degree heat index.Limit time outside; dress lightly; drink plenty of water. FORECAST Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. Calm wind. Saturday Night: A… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose 5-4 heartbreaker against the Hot Rods in 11 innings. Atlanta Braves lose to the Phillies 5-1. Atlanta signs 19 draft picks. Latest on the Falcons. Local college updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose 5-4 heartbreaker against the Hot Rods in 11 innings. Atlanta Braves lose to the Phillies 5-1. Atlanta signs 19 draft picks. Latest on the Falcons. Local college updates.

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. BASEBALL Rome Braves. The Rome Braves lost to the Bowling Green Hod Rods 5-4 after 11 exciting innings. Media Release: The scoring didn’t start… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD Pineapple Twist (base), 100. BARTOW Mr. Egg Roll, Cartersville 88. Five Stars Food Truck (Mobile), Emerson 100. Zen Ramen and Sushi Burrrito, Cartersville, 99 GORDON Cracker Barrel, Calhoun, 91. Cook Out Restaurant, Calhoun, 99 POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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