Category Archives: Gordon

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: 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 Cartersville Police reports: Oct 23: 1… Read more

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Two more deaths Saturday in NW Georgia: 1 each in Floyd, Gordon. That’s 253 since March. Another 79 new cases today. Latest from Dr. Gary Voccio, NWGA Public Health.

Two more deaths Saturday in NW Georgia: 1 each in Floyd, Gordon. That’s 253 since March. Another 79 new cases today. Latest from Dr. Gary Voccio, NWGA Public Health.

Latest from Dr. Gary Voccio, Northwest Georgia Public Health director:   High transmission rate of COVID-19 in Northwest Georgia, Floyd County has highest positivity rate of 11%. ER visits and hospitalizations are down slightly. Average age of positive case is 38, average age of death is 73. No flu-like illness activity reported yet in the… Read more

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Update: 15 Floyd County Jail inmates, 8 staffers ‘positive’ for COVID; more tests under way. Burkhalter orders ‘Code Red’ phase of pandemic plan. What that means.

Update: 15 Floyd County Jail inmates, 8 staffers ‘positive’ for COVID; more tests under way. Burkhalter orders ‘Code Red’ phase of pandemic plan. What that means.

  Saturday evening update: One more staffer has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 8 staffers and 15 inmates with positive cases. Friday report: With 15 inmates and seven staffers now testing positive for COVID-19 — up from four in recent days, the Floyd County Jail is implementing the Code Red Phase of its… Read more

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Health: State designates Floyd Medical Center as Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center

Health: State designates Floyd Medical Center as Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health has named Floyd Medical Center a Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center. The Level II designation means Floyd Medical Center offers effective cardiac care for patients suffering a heart attack and can quickly and safely transport patients needing a higher level of care to an appropriate… Read more

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Former U.S. Rep Tom Graves joins Washington-based lobbying group. His $1.9 million campaign account to be rolled into new PAC to support public policy, candidates.

Former U.S. Rep Tom Graves joins Washington-based lobbying group. His $1.9 million campaign account to be rolled into new PAC to support public policy, candidates.

  Although Tom Graves retired from Congress earlier this month, he has no plans to leave Washington, D.C. According to a report in today’s AJC, Graves is now the president and CEO of the rebranded Ervin Graves Strategy Group, a Washington-based lobbying firm previously known as Ervin Hill Strategy. He plans to travel between Washington and… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Big jump in quarantines at Rome City Schools. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. New auto parts store planned near East Rome Walmart. Advance voting today.

Heritage First Headlines. Big jump in quarantines at Rome City Schools. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. New auto parts store planned near East Rome Walmart. Advance voting today.

Today’s first headlines: COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday. 3 more deaths posted Friday in NW Georgia: 1 each in Floyd, Chattooga, Polk. That’s 251 since… Read more

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Business: 7,400-square-foot auto parts store proposed for DaySpring Assembly of God site near East Rome Walmart.

Business: 7,400-square-foot auto parts store proposed for DaySpring Assembly of God site near East Rome Walmart.

  Ever since Walmart built the supercenter in East Rome, off U.S. 411 and Callier Springs Road, property in the remaining three corners of the intersection has been in play. Every few years, new offerings would be made and among them was the hillside home of DaySpring Assembly of God at 3330 Callier Springs Road.… Read more

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COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday.

COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday.

THE LATEST Surge in quarantines among Rome City Schools: As parents had speculated, Rome High was hardest hit followed by Main and Anna K. Davie. As of Thursday, 333 students were in quarantine and 48 faulty and staff. Floyd County Schools reports 146 students, faculty, staff and central office personnel in quarantine as of Friday.… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, Floyd County Schools will open a virtual homework help desk called “Focused Core Support” for all FCS traditional and virtual students with the assistance of real FCS teachers. FCS math specialist Jennifer White brought the concept to FCS director of federal programs, Dr. Laura Timberlake, to secure funding for the program… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s into Monday with thunderstorms possible Saturday; third of an inch of rain. Hourly forecast.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s into Monday with thunderstorms possible Saturday; third of an inch of rain. Hourly forecast.

WEEKEND EVENTS OUTLOOK From Saturday high school football to Peach State and the air show, keep an eye on our weekend weather. The hour-by-hour forecast for Saturday is below. Also, please keep an eye on your travel on Saturday around Barron Stadium as well as Saturday and Sunday if on U.S. 27 North near Richard… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Big Friday night wins for Rome, Darlington, Model, Unity, Cedartown and Rockmart. High school volleyball, softball updates. Georgia Tech at Boston College today. Georgia off.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Big Friday night wins for Rome, Darlington, Model, Unity, Cedartown and Rockmart. High school volleyball, softball updates. Georgia Tech at Boston College today. Georgia off.

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 Friday’s scores; schedule for today, Monday. FINAL: Darlington over Mt. Paran Christian, 30-27. FINAL: Rome tops East Paulding, 14-3. FINAL: Model… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

  FLOYD No reports BARTOW CHUCKS CURBSIDE LLC (MOBILE) Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON GUACAMOLES BAR & GRILL 165 OUTLET CENTER DR STE 5 CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 97 POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Business: September home sales up in Floyd, Gordon counties; down in Bartow vs. a year earlier. Banking: Andrew Williams promoted at River City.

Business: September home sales up in Floyd, Gordon counties; down in Bartow vs. a year earlier. Banking: Andrew Williams promoted at River City.

  Realtors in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties together sold 310 homes in September, down from 319 in August and 348 homes in July. Floyd and Gordon counties reported healthy increases in September sales while Bartow saw nearly a 10 percent drop. The Greater Rome Board of Realtors reports 118 homes sold last month, up from 107… Read more

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Education: Rick Gilbert named chair of Berry’s Board of Trustees; Bert Clark is vice chair.

Education: Rick Gilbert named chair of Berry’s Board of Trustees; Bert Clark is vice chair.

Berry College alumnus and co-founder of Atlanticus Holdings Corp.  Rick Gilbert has been named the new chairman of the Berry Board of Trustees.   Gilbert, who earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School, is a member of both the Georgia Bar and American Bar Association. He attended Berry College after attending  Jacksonville State University (Ala).  He went to high school in Armuchee.… Read more

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Buzz: Gary, Diane McConnell establish public safety scholarship at GNTC. Stepping Up committee meets. Voccio walks the walk; gets his flu shot. United Way golf tournament comes with a corporate match.

Buzz: Gary, Diane McConnell establish public safety scholarship at GNTC. Stepping Up committee meets. Voccio walks the walk; gets his flu shot. United Way golf tournament comes with a corporate match.

Seated in the office of Dr. Heidi Popham, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Gary and Diane McConnell established a Public Safety Scholarship through the GNTC Foundation. With a combined public safety career of over 75 years, the McConnells wanted to assist students in Basic Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Technology, EMS Professions and other first… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Busy weekend with air show, Peach State, other events. Check our forecast including by-the-hour on Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Busy weekend with air show, Peach State, other events. Check our forecast including by-the-hour on Saturday.

  WEEKEND EVENTS OUTLOOK From Friday (and Saturday) high school football to Peach State and the air show, keep an eye on our weekend weather. Thunderstorms are possible on and off starting later today. The hour-by-hour forecast for Saturday is below. Also, please keep an eye on your travel on Saturday around Barron Stadium as… Read more

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