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Business: Governor confirms Chick-fil-A’s plans for Cartersville area distribution center, bringing 300 new jobs.

Business: Governor confirms Chick-fil-A’s plans for Cartersville area distribution center, bringing 300 new jobs.

Context: Chick-fil-A’s distribution center in Bartow County, bringing 300 jobs, is now official (the original story). The latest Media release: Gov. Brian P. Kemp announces Chick-fil-A, among the nation’s top quick-service restaurant chains, will begin construction on the chain’s first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville that will create up to 300 jobs. “Today is an… Read more

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Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

Health: Carla Moldavan named Floyd’s Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year

  Media release:  Floyd Medical Center presented Carla Moldavan with the Good Samaritan Volunteer of the Year award for her service with Floyd’s Volunteer Services department. Moldavan has been a volunteer for two years, working with Floyd’s pastoral care staff. “I love working directly with patients because it allows me to get to know a… Read more

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Buzz: Over 300 athletes participate in Floyd County Special Olympics. Three Rivers Singers to present free “Reel Music” concert on May 11.

Buzz: Over 300 athletes participate in Floyd County Special Olympics. Three Rivers Singers to present free “Reel Music” concert on May 11.

From Rome City Schools: Over 300 athletes from the Rome and Floyd County community gathered at Darlington’s Chris Hunter Stadium to participate in the 2019 Floyd County Special Olympics. Rome City Schools students lined up against their peers to compete in events like the softball throw, standing long jump and running events. It is important… Read more

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Weekend: Lots of walking on tap this weekend — and some Easter egg hunting, too.

Weekend: Lots of walking on tap this weekend — and some Easter egg hunting, too.

FRIDAY The Walk to Reframe the Shame, hosted by the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, is staged to “raise awareness for sexual assault in our community by participating in our annual The Walk. We are walking in solidarity and unity to honor those who have been affected by sexual assault, whether directly or indirectly. Whether… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome High athletes make college commitments. Rome Braves fall 4-0 at Greenville. GHSA Baseball region seeds. GHSA Baseball Championship coming to State Mutual Stadium. High school tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome High athletes make college commitments. Rome Braves fall 4-0 at Greenville. GHSA Baseball region seeds. GHSA Baseball Championship coming to State Mutual Stadium. High school tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. SPORTS HEADLINES BASEBALL Rome Braves fall to Greenville, 4-0.  Media release: The Rome Braves opened their three game series against the Greenville Drive with a 4-0 shutout loss Thursday night at Flour Field. Despite more than a dozen at-bats with runners in scoring… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD No reports BARTOW No reports. GORDON THE FRENCH BREAD CAFE’ 203 S WALL ST CALHOUN, GA 30701 Last Inspection Score: 96 POLK KRYSTAL 623 N MAIN ST CEDARTOWN, GA 30125 Last Inspection Score: 98 CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Northwest Georgia dodges worst of overnight storms. Flood warning for Euharlee Creek in Rockmart. Weather cancellations. Rain to continue today, bringing much cooler temps. Gorgeous Easter Sunday ahead with sunshine, high near 75.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Northwest Georgia dodges worst of overnight storms. Flood warning for Euharlee Creek in Rockmart. Weather cancellations. Rain to continue today, bringing much cooler temps. Gorgeous Easter Sunday ahead with sunshine, high near 75.

THE LATEST Storms moved through last night and fortunately began to weaken before crossing into our area sparing us of any significant damage. Some significant storms to the west of us this morning. We have a 70% rain chance today along with much cooler temps today and Saturday. Weather Cancellations: YMCA Grizzard Park will be… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rain, cooler temps today. Updates on former Kmart redevelopment into ‘East Bend’. CFA Distribution Center ‘official’ in Bartow. Two arrested in Silver Creek arson case. Good Friday, Easter services.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rain, cooler temps today. Updates on former Kmart redevelopment into ‘East Bend’. CFA Distribution Center ‘official’ in Bartow. Two arrested in Silver Creek arson case. Good Friday, Easter services.

  LATEST HEADLINES Latest weather updates as morning storms move through the area. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jail MORNING REPORT Business: Updates on ‘East Bend’ (the site formerly known as Kmart in East Rome). Now named, the TAD application goes before the City Commission on Monday. East Bend Business: Governor… Read more

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Business: $275 million Busch Commerce Park the latest ‘boom’ heard in Bartow County along red-hot I-75 corridor. Also announced in past month: Massive logistic center, site of possible Chick-fil-A distribution operation.

Business: $275 million Busch Commerce Park the latest ‘boom’ heard in Bartow County along red-hot I-75 corridor. Also announced in past month: Massive logistic center, site of possible Chick-fil-A distribution operation.

Please see today’s breaking news on the Chick-fil-A site. Chick-fil-A The latest example of “access is everything” — assuming that proximity is to red-hot Interstate 75 in Bartow County — just struck gold again. A $275 million venture called Busch Commerce Park is seeking regional approval to build a distribution monster adjacent to the Anheuser… Read more

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Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia.

Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia.

  Media release: Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, was named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 17. As the 2019 Rick Perkins… Read more

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Jobs. Latest updates for Northwest Georgia: 700 new jobs since March 2018.  Jobless claims up in Floyd, down in Bartow.

Jobs. Latest updates for Northwest Georgia: 700 new jobs since March 2018. Jobless claims up in Floyd, down in Bartow.

Employment snapshot: Rome/Floyd County saw its labor force rise by 700 jobs last month vs. March 2018 to 42,300. That was 400 additional jobs from the February 2019 report. First-time jobless claims were as follows in March: Floyd: 344 claims, up from   March of last year. Bartow: 221 claims, down vs. March 2018. Polk: 144… Read more

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Buzz: Rome for the Rescues sets ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ for June 14. Rome celebrating Georgia Cities Week starting Monday.

Buzz: Rome for the Rescues sets ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ for June 14. Rome celebrating Georgia Cities Week starting Monday.

    June 14: Rome for the Rescues, 6:30 p.m. at The Vogue. This year’s Rock, Roll & Rescue is the “largest animal welfare fundraising event in our community. Because of our many generous sponsors, we raised $56,000 in 2018. With our proceeds, we have paid for spay/neuter surgeries for 450 animals, provided much needed funding… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates.  Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach.  High school baseball and tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates. Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach. High school baseball and tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HEADLINES Terry Smith is the new boys basketball coach at Rome High School. He served as assistant coach during the 2018-19 season. He previously was head coach at Crisp County, Peach County, and Bainbridge. He is a native of Adel with a… Read more

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Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Hardy’s, Turner McCall, 97 Hardy’s, Shorter Avenue, 83. Crawdaddy’s, mobile, 87. BARTOW Krab Kween, base, Cartersville, 100. LakePoint Station, Station Sweets, 100. Mission Road Elementary, 100. Popeye’s, Cass-White, 98. Taco Bell/Pizza Hut, Cartersville, 91. GORDON Fairmount Drugs, 91. Subway, Fairmount, 96. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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