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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. Updates on high school softball, volleyball. Latest hires at the tennis center. Honors for Shorter athletes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scores. Updates on high school softball, volleyball. Latest hires at the tennis center. Honors for Shorter athletes.

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 Rome Tennis Center at Berry College announces two tennis professionals have joined the coaching staff. Scott Kidd will serve as the new Programming and… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 15 Floyd jail inmates, 7 staffers test positive; ‘code red’ ordered. 191 new cases in NW Georgia Thursday; some from ‘data dump,’ others from outbreaks. 3rd Bartow school in ‘yellow’ phase. 30% of Floyd voters already cast ballots.

Heritage First Headlines. 15 Floyd jail inmates, 7 staffers test positive; ‘code red’ ordered. 191 new cases in NW Georgia Thursday; some from ‘data dump,’ others from outbreaks. 3rd Bartow school in ‘yellow’ phase. 30% of Floyd voters already cast ballots.

Today’s first headlines: 15 Floyd County Jail inmates, 7 staffers ‘positive’ for COVID; more tests under way. Burkhalter orders ‘Code Red’ phase of pandemic plan. What that means. 75 new positive tests in Floyd County in 24 hours; 191 in five-county area (data dump cited; two outbreaks). 26th Polk resident claimed by COVID. COVID on… Read more

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PhyNet Dermatology coming to Riverbend Drive. Downtown FIT, a women’s training studio, opens in Bridgepoint Plaza.

PhyNet Dermatology coming to Riverbend Drive. Downtown FIT, a women’s training studio, opens in Bridgepoint Plaza.

  PhyNet Dermatology, based in Franklin, Tenn., is coming to the medical office complex at 15 Riverbend Drive that is anchored by Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic. The company is leasing groundfloor space, says Jimmy Kelley of Hardy Realty. The “leased” sign is now up on the property. It is the latest Riverbend development, following news… Read more

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Dining: Bids sought on Jersey Mike’s Subs at East Bend, latest restaurant in emerging dining hub.

Dining: Bids sought on Jersey Mike’s Subs at East Bend, latest restaurant in emerging dining hub.

  Jersey Mike’s Subs is joining the impressive list of restaurants opening at East Bend at 1435 Turner McCall Blvd.  and Hicks Drive. Bids for the storefront are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 29. The buildout project is valued at $200,000. Jersey Mike’s offers both cold and hot subs (including a “stickball” and a Philly). You… Read more

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Jobs: September’s jobless rate ticks up in Floyd, down in Bartow; still higher than a year earlier (before the pandemic).

Jobs: September’s jobless rate ticks up in Floyd, down in Bartow; still higher than a year earlier (before the pandemic).

Rome, Bartow County and Northwest Georgia overall saw jobs increase in September. Additionally, Rome saw monthly increases in its labor force and number of employed residents for September. “Although we saw some negative metrics in certain MSAs, a majority of the areas saw increases in jobs, employed residents, and labor force,” said Labor Commissioner Mark… Read more

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Voting: Presidential debate tonight at 9. State tops 2.3 million ballots cast so far; expects 5 million when polls close Nov. 3. Bartow Elections Chief Joseph Kirk named to state panel.

Voting: Presidential debate tonight at 9. State tops 2.3 million ballots cast so far; expects 5 million when polls close Nov. 3. Bartow Elections Chief Joseph Kirk named to state panel.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates From the sheriff’s office: No firearms at polling locations:  “We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that carrying a firearm at a polling location is illegal per O.C.G.A. 21-2-413 and O.C.G.A. 16-11-127. O.C.G.A. 21-2-413… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Cancer Center’s Dr. Gregory Harris named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation. Also: Crush the Crisis this Saturday at Redmond, Cartersville Medical.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center’s Dr. Gregory Harris named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation. Also: Crush the Crisis this Saturday at Redmond, Cartersville Medical.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center physician Dr. Gregory Harris has been named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).The distinguished honor, given in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), recognizes commitment to excellence in providing patient-centered care and service to others through osteopathic tenets and principles, advocacy efforts, community service and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly in the low 80s through the weekend with perhaps two tenths of an inch of rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly in the low 80s through the weekend with perhaps two tenths of an inch of rain.

  FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest volleyball championship updates. Friday night’s forecast. Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots. Weekend college football game times, channels.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest volleyball championship updates. Friday night’s forecast. Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots. Weekend college football game times, channels.

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.   Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots: The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Mason Kinsey from Berry College to… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 5 more COVID deaths since Tuesday; 129 new cases. Latest on Rome High virus cases. Business: New dermatology office due on Riverbend; Downtown FIT is women only; Jersey Mike’s coming to East Bend. Final presidential debate tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. 5 more COVID deaths since Tuesday; 129 new cases. Latest on Rome High virus cases. Business: New dermatology office due on Riverbend; Downtown FIT is women only; Jersey Mike’s coming to East Bend. Final presidential debate tonight.

Today’s first headlines: 5 more dead in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 1 each in Bartow, Chattooga, Polk. Another 129 new cases. Area counties’ positivity rate much higher than state average; more than double in some. COVID on campus: Quarantines jump at Rome High; 2 positive tests (RHS, Rome Middle). Floyd students return; report pending.… Read more

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Huge plans for 173-acre Walker Ridge on U.S. 411 at Burnt Hickory Road west of the 41 interchange: 650,000 square feet of retail, multifamily and townhomes, offices, green space.

Huge plans for 173-acre Walker Ridge on U.S. 411 at Burnt Hickory Road west of the 41 interchange: 650,000 square feet of retail, multifamily and townhomes, offices, green space.

  That latest proposed boom in Bartow County is planned off U.S. 411 before the U.S. 41 interchange leading into Cartersville. You’ve seen the mostly prepared acreage if you’ve driven along the Burnt Hickory Road extension added off the side of eastbound 411 across from Shaw Plant no. 15 in recent years. Four Eleven Partners… Read more

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Business: Another $23 million expansion from a Rome/Floyd existing industry as F & P Georgia plans to grow, add 15 jobs.

Business: Another $23 million expansion from a Rome/Floyd existing industry as F & P Georgia plans to grow, add 15 jobs.

In context: The existing industries of Rome/Floyd County continue to drive industrial development. In the past 18 to 24 months, you’ve read about the growth involving Ball (packaging and container), Kerry, Marglen and Summitt Hill Foods (formerly Southeastern Mills). Now comes a nearly $23 million expansion by F&P Georgia, bringing 15 new jobs. From the… Read more

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Polk authorities search along Ga. 101 in Floyd County for suspect in Rockmart woman’s death.

Polk authorities search along Ga. 101 in Floyd County for suspect in Rockmart woman’s death.

THE LATEST From Polk County Police: (Tuesday), the Polk County Criminal Investigation Division, K9 Unit and Rockmart Police searched the woods off Highway 101 and Pleasant Valley Road in Floyd County for Mr. Jimmy Blackmon or any evidence of his being in the area. At this time, we are asking anyone in the area with trail… Read more

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Education: Darlington tops local, state and national ACT averages. Earlier: Pepperell, Model, Cartersville pace area public schools.

Education: Darlington tops local, state and national ACT averages. Earlier: Pepperell, Model, Cartersville pace area public schools.

    ACT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages. Darlington posted an average composite score of 22.6 which is 2 points higher than the national average of 20.6, 1 point higher than the state average of 21.7, 2 points higher than the Floyd County average of 20.6,… Read more

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Education: Darlington Middle School students take fall concert digital. Floyd Board of Education meets Friday.

Education: Darlington Middle School students take fall concert digital. Floyd Board of Education meets Friday.

Watch how the Darlington Middle School students perform fall concert with pandemic in mind. “Given our current protocols for COVID-19, our middle grades orchestra, band and jazz band stepped outside the box and performed their fall concert via Facebook Live.” The Floyd County Board of Education will have a work session this Friday, Oct. 23,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 80s into Friday with a slight chance of rain throughout the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 80s into Friday with a slight chance of rain throughout the weekend.

  OUTLOOK Just light rain due Friday into Sunday, maybe a tenth of an inch total. FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. East wind around 5 mph. Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East… Read more

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