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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Unity Christian School wins 8-Man state football title as Cherokee Christian quarantines with COVID.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Unity Christian School wins 8-Man state football title as Cherokee Christian quarantines with COVID.

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.   Unity Christian is the Georgia Association of Private and Parocial Schools Football 8-Man 2020 champion: Unity Christian, already favored by three touchdowns, was to play… Read more

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The vote: Floyd Board of Elections hopes to start recount by noon Tuesday with sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Secretary of State says recount of 5 million Georgia votes can begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The vote: Floyd Board of Elections hopes to start recount by noon Tuesday with sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Secretary of State says recount of 5 million Georgia votes can begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Floyd County Board of Elections hopes to begin recount by noon Tuesday. That’s the word from Dr. Melanie Conrad, a member of Floyd’s three-person board of election. According to Conrad: “The board hopes to be ready by noon (Tuesday) to begin the process of the recount on the second floor of the County Administration Building. It… Read more

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State patrol: Accident claims life of Cartersville motorcyclist.

State patrol: Accident claims life of Cartersville motorcyclist.

From the Georgia State Patrol, Saturday: Cpl. Fransisco Zepeda was dispatched to investigate a single motorcycle crash on Shinall Gaines Road in Bartow County. The crash involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling too fast for conditions of the roadway. The driver, Mr Michael E. Powell, 46 years old of Cartersville, traveled onto the… Read more

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New day in South Rome as $17 million, 80-residence South Meadows project announced — and a new name for a familiar friend: The South Rome Alliance.

New day in South Rome as $17 million, 80-residence South Meadows project announced — and a new name for a familiar friend: The South Rome Alliance.

  Now known as the South Rome Alliance, the former redevelopment corporation likewise is moving forward with an existing partner to develop another 80 residences in the Pollock Street area. Working with Laurel Street — the partner that helped bring afforded housing developments such as Burrell Square, McCall Place and Etowah Bend to the area… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Four high school playoff games shift to Saturday: Model, Pepperell, Chattooga, Cedartown. John McClellan’s playoff picks: 7 of 10 area teams will win this weekend. Latest high school rankings. Falcons fall 24-9 to New Orleans; Raiders next. Georgia no. 13 in AP Top 25.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Four high school playoff games shift to Saturday: Model, Pepperell, Chattooga, Cedartown. John McClellan’s playoff picks: 7 of 10 area teams will win this weekend. Latest high school rankings. Falcons fall 24-9 to New Orleans; Raiders next. Georgia no. 13 in AP Top 25.

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 SCHOOLS Developing: This will include the games set for Pepperell, Model, Cedartown and Chattooga. From the AJC and shared by the GHSA:  Full… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Some churches staying with outdoor, online options for Christmas this year. NW Georgia tops 15,000 positive tests since March. COVID campus, closing updates. Election threats under investigation. First signs of flu in Georgia, maybe the region, too.

Heritage First Headlines. Some churches staying with outdoor, online options for Christmas this year. NW Georgia tops 15,000 positive tests since March. COVID campus, closing updates. Election threats under investigation. First signs of flu in Georgia, maybe the region, too.

Today’s first headlines: Advent, Christmas and the pandemic: Outdoor and online services to replace many traditional gatherings — but not the reason for the season. Northwest Georgia tops 15,000 COVID cases since first local diagnosis March 5. That include 76 cases reported Sunday. Free tests only on Monday-Wednesday this week. COVID: Polk School leader wants… Read more

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Advent, Christmas and the pandemic: Outdoor and online services to replace many traditional gatherings — but not the reason for the season.

Advent, Christmas and the pandemic: Outdoor and online services to replace many traditional gatherings — but not the reason for the season.

    By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With a pandemic raging, area churches are reviewing plans for the Advent season and Christmas services but how those will look this year will be much different from usual traditions. Many are planning online or outdoor events to allow their members opportunities to worship in a safe environment. Services… Read more

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A record 88 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Northwest Georgia tops 15,100 COVID cases since first local diagnosis on March 5. That includes 66 cases reported Monday. Free test sites closed Thanksgiving-Nov. 29.

A record 88 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Northwest Georgia tops 15,100 COVID cases since first local diagnosis on March 5. That includes 66 cases reported Monday. Free test sites closed Thanksgiving-Nov. 29.

  15,066 cases of coronvirus in our region in 37 weeks. Northwest Georgia’s first coronavirus case was confirmed on March 5; it was that of a Polk County woman who had traveled to Washington, D.C., and returned with a mysterious illness that took a few days to discover. As of Sunday, Northwest Georgia has recorded… Read more

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Health: First cases of flu showing up in Georgia — and maybe in our area as well. What to know and what to do.

Health: First cases of flu showing up in Georgia — and maybe in our area as well. What to know and what to do.

  The relatively quiet start to the 2020-21 flu season in Georgia could be coming to an end. The first clue came Friday as Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, shared that the 10-county district was investigating a potential first case this season. That was followed by the… Read more

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COVID on campus: Berry sees cases jump before Thanksgiving break; 48 students, 9 others. Floyd, Rome schools ended last week with 1,179 students, staff in quarantine. Polk superintendent wants students, staff in masks after holiday.

COVID on campus: Berry sees cases jump before Thanksgiving break; 48 students, 9 others. Floyd, Rome schools ended last week with 1,179 students, staff in quarantine. Polk superintendent wants students, staff in masks after holiday.

  MONDAY STATUS REPORT: Expanded reports below as needed. Berry College, Nov. 23: Big jump at Berry College as on-campus learning wraps up for the semester. Berry’s student cases jumped from 18 on Nov. 20 to 48 as of Monday’s report. The employees testing positive rose from 6 to 8. And a second WinShape employee tested positive.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gusts to 20 mph possible as cooler air moves in; Thanksgiving looks great: Sunny and 69.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gusts to 20 mph possible as cooler air moves in; Thanksgiving looks great: Sunny and 69.

  OUTLOOK A little cooler to start the week but sunny and 69 on Thanksgiving Day. FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Tuesday: Mostly… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks: Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown, Rockmart to advance.

John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks: Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown, Rockmart to advance.

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 2020 Georgia High School Association regular season, which started two weeks later than scheduled due to COVID-19, is over and playoffs are… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Jack Rush, Marissa Kimple post top times in Tillman 5K and 2-mile health walk.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Jack Rush, Marissa Kimple post top times in Tillman 5K and 2-mile health walk.

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.     Here are the results from the 35th Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K & 2-Mile Health Walk. “Congratulations to our overall winners:  Jack Rush (18:34)… Read more

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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: Monday Cartersville Police reports:    Bartow County Jail… Read more

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Week ahead: Rome Commission meets virtually today, will hold public hearings on 5 rezoning requests. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, will hear from Voccio on pandemic. Rome Christmas Parade to name Grand Marshal. Love Feast returns Thursday; how to help.

Week ahead: Rome Commission meets virtually today, will hold public hearings on 5 rezoning requests. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, will hear from Voccio on pandemic. Rome Christmas Parade to name Grand Marshal. Love Feast returns Thursday; how to help.

Monday: The Rome City Commission will meet virtually for their regular meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m. via Facebook Live and Zoom. The caucus will begin at 6 p.m. On the agenda will be five public hearings for rezoning and special use permit requests: Request to annex property located at 31 Rushden Way, Rome, zoned Suburban Residential… Read more

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COVID closings: Walmart in Calhoun reopens after two days of cleaning. Floyd jury trials’ resumption postponed to 2021. Latest updates.

COVID closings: Walmart in Calhoun reopens after two days of cleaning. Floyd jury trials’ resumption postponed to 2021. Latest updates.

THE LATEST Walmart is Calhoun reopened at 7 a.m. Sunday. The store at 450 W. Belmont Drive temporarily closed at 2 p.m. Friday and was to remain closed until Sunday at 7 a.m. as part of a company-initiated program to allow third party cleaning crews to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building, according to a company… Read more

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