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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd/Atrium deal a step closer. Newsletter: Rome to test open container plan? Key annexation draws some eyes. COVID: New Polk death; 44th ‘probable’ in Floyd. Heat index of 97 due today.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd/Atrium deal a step closer. Newsletter: Rome to test open container plan? Key annexation draws some eyes. COVID: New Polk death; 44th ‘probable’ in Floyd. Heat index of 97 due today.

The latest: Floyd/Atrium deal a big step closer following Friday’s hearing by the state Attorney General’s Office. Decision expected in 30 days. Floyd also gets a financial review. Hometown Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys. Polk death pushes… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Sam’s Southern Eatery opens first Georgia restaurant in Rome. East Auto’s new showroom completed on Shorter Avenue. Rome Manufacturing auction now July 3. State making changes to jobless claim rules.

Heritage First Headlines: Sam’s Southern Eatery opens first Georgia restaurant in Rome. East Auto’s new showroom completed on Shorter Avenue. Rome Manufacturing auction now July 3. State making changes to jobless claim rules.

The latest: Sam’s Southern Eatery — ‘home of the jumbo shrimp’ as well as chicken, wings, livers and gizzards — opens in Midtown Crossing in Rome. Business: Easy Auto’s new dealership on Shorter Avenue completed by Pinson’s Construction. Rome Manufacturing Co. auction shifts to July 3 to give potential buyers more time for ‘due diligence.’… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome duo opening Jefferson’s in Calhoun. Chicken Salad Chick takeout coming to Redmond Regional. Third ATV death in 2 months. FBI has suspect in Rome robbery. Up to $10,000 reward in store arson. Region posts 666th COVID death.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome duo opening Jefferson’s in Calhoun. Chicken Salad Chick takeout coming to Redmond Regional. Third ATV death in 2 months. FBI has suspect in Rome robbery. Up to $10,000 reward in store arson. Region posts 666th COVID death.

D The latest: Dining: Jefferson’s headed to Calhoun by August thanks to Rome team. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional. Services set for Saturday for 8-year-old who died in a recent ATV accident; third area resident lost that way in just over two months. Fire marshal: Up to $10,000 in reward… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: More changes in River District. Waddell picked for elections chief. GHC sports chief Mathis retiring. COVID: Chattooga resident dies; another ‘probable’ in Floyd.

Heritage First Headlines: More changes in River District. Waddell picked for elections chief. GHC sports chief Mathis retiring. COVID: Chattooga resident dies; another ‘probable’ in Floyd.

The latest: River District’s next big thing: The transformation of The Star House on North Fifth Avenue, including apartments. Vanessa Waddell, the steady hand in Floyd’s elections office for more than 20 years, recommended to serve as elections chief. Georgia Highlands’ sports chief David Mathis — who’s touched about every level of local athletics —… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd, Redmond show 7 COVID patients, lowest in a year. Largos restaurant: What we liked (and a lot to like). $80 million business center planned in Bartow; bids sought on 2 hotels. Jiu-Jitsu on Broad Street? Cruising with BRAG.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd, Redmond show 7 COVID patients, lowest in a year. Largos restaurant: What we liked (and a lot to like). $80 million business center planned in Bartow; bids sought on 2 hotels. Jiu-Jitsu on Broad Street? Cruising with BRAG.

The latest: 7 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Monday, the lowest total since 2 on June 1, 2020. Five months ago, we hit the peak: 166 people under care. Review: Largos in Cartersville. A ‘No Cal’ spin on finer dining that will keep local foodies much closer to home. Business: 1.3-million-square-foot business center proposed… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Political shuffle as Wendy Davis running for Congress; won’t seek new commission term this fall. Bruster’s closes on Shorter; sign’s up at Buc-ee’s. At least one station has rolled back gas prices. Local vaccination rates up a bit; still behind state, nation.

Heritage First Headlines: Political shuffle as Wendy Davis running for Congress; won’t seek new commission term this fall. Bruster’s closes on Shorter; sign’s up at Buc-ee’s. At least one station has rolled back gas prices. Local vaccination rates up a bit; still behind state, nation.

The latest: Democrat Wendy Davis announces bid for District 14 congressional seat; will not seek a third term on the Rome City Commission this fall. Bruster’s closed, site for sale on Shorter Avenue in West Rome. At Buc-ee’s in Calhoun, the interstate sign is up. Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Cave Spring man 14th person to die on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Meet the people behind the produce, products at the Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market. Very mild Georgia flu season ends. Another Bartow COVID death.

Heritage First Headlines: Cave Spring man 14th person to die on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Meet the people behind the produce, products at the Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market. Very mild Georgia flu season ends. Another Bartow COVID death.

The latest: Floyd County Police: Cave Spring man dies in accident after car runs off road, flips several times. 14 fatality this year in Rome/Floyd County. Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market: Opening day sees everything from quail eggs (and biscuits) to regal corn to stitched crafts (‘Believe in yourself. And aliens.’) Georgia’s flu season ends with lowest… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: At Berry hotels, Fairfield goes up, Sunrise gets a remake. Our Newsletter: Replacing Rush; convenience store battles. Old Dominion headlines busy day of concerts, farmers markets.

Heritage First Headlines: At Berry hotels, Fairfield goes up, Sunrise gets a remake. Our Newsletter: Replacing Rush; convenience store battles. Old Dominion headlines busy day of concerts, farmers markets.

The latest: A tale of two hotels and Berry College: One on the way up, due in November, and another quickly being restyled into junior/senior housing for this fall. Newsletter: The Insider look at replacing Rush on local radio; dueling convenience stores; downtown commute dilemma. Plus: Peaks & Valleys; what we’re watching. Weekend calendar/First Friday… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Summerville Park has concerns about pipeline, aftermath. Fire, police investigators search for cause of Martha Berry store blaze. Ready for crowds? Concerts, farmers markets roar back this weekend.

Heritage First Headlines: Summerville Park has concerns about pipeline, aftermath. Fire, police investigators search for cause of Martha Berry store blaze. Ready for crowds? Concerts, farmers markets roar back this weekend.

The latest: About that pipeline project: Rome city commissioners, utility executives met with Summerville Park residents to hear concerns. Pledge is to leave sections of disrupted roads ‘as good or better’ condition. Fire marshal, Rome Police seek witnesses as investigation into convenience store fire on Martha Berry continues. Video and photos. Business: Buc-ee’s now targeting… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Greater Community’s updated Calhoun bank debuts June 19. Lawrence Preserve plans a busy summer off Horse Leg. Now knives out at axe throwing? A third of a inch of rain, possible storms this afternoon into the evening.

Heritage First Headlines: Greater Community’s updated Calhoun bank debuts June 19. Lawrence Preserve plans a busy summer off Horse Leg. Now knives out at axe throwing? A third of a inch of rain, possible storms this afternoon into the evening.

The latest: Business: Greater Community Bank’s upsized Calhoun office sets June 19 grand re-opening. Entertaining summer under way at Lawrence Preserve at Horseleg Creek. Knives also in the mix at Game of Throwns due in Cartersville. Business networking returns. 9 new COVID cases posted in NW Georgia Wednesday; 397 statewide. 13 COVID patients in Floyd,… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Buc-ee’s hopes to open Aug. 4 in Calhoun; video and photos. Deputies, officers stop suspect truck theft. Coosa Valley Credit Union will replace old flags — for free.

Heritage First Headlines: Buc-ee’s hopes to open Aug. 4 in Calhoun; video and photos. Deputies, officers stop suspect truck theft. Coosa Valley Credit Union will replace old flags — for free.

The latest: Business: Buc-ee’s targeting an Aug. 4 opening off I-75 between Adairsville, Calhoun. Hiring under way — with some jobs at $15 to $17 an hour. Video and photos. Sheriff’s deputies, Rome Police pull driver from cab, arrest him on Second Avenue near Broad Street Tuesday. Video and photo. State Patrol: Floyd County Police… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Woodford, Riverside Gourmet a new downtown Rome tag team. COVID: May sees drop in local cases, deaths, hospital patients. Heard on the Tweet: Mobile gourmet ‘pops;’ farewell for now; and a chicken reception crew.

Heritage First Headlines: Woodford, Riverside Gourmet a new downtown Rome tag team. COVID: May sees drop in local cases, deaths, hospital patients. Heard on the Tweet: Mobile gourmet ‘pops;’ farewell for now; and a chicken reception crew.

The latest: Business: Woodford and Riverside Gourmet join forces to offer everything from home décor and wines to gifts and clothing. COVID: May sees decrease in NW Georgia COVID deaths, new cases, hospitalized patients. Heard on the Tweet (or is that cluck today?) Frios’ latest idea — Pops to the people. Grateful farewell from Jamwich… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Motorcyclist dies in Ga. 101 collision. Dirty car? More options than ever to fix that as car wash business booms. What’s happened at Berry ‘Since You’ve Been Gone.’ Latest vaccination percentages: NW Georgia lags state rate.

Heritage First Headlines: Motorcyclist dies in Ga. 101 collision. Dirty car? More options than ever to fix that as car wash business booms. What’s happened at Berry ‘Since You’ve Been Gone.’ Latest vaccination percentages: NW Georgia lags state rate.

The latest: State Patrol: Motorcyclist dies following collision at Ga. 101/Live Oak in Aragon. Business: Mach-1 Express jumping in to the surging car wash business with a hot Cartersville location as others expand. Education: Berry uses popular title (‘Since You’ve Been Gone’) to share key campus updates during pandemic months. The bigger story is how… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Walk underscores River District’s comeback, trail network. Six COVID deaths in Bartow in seven days. Five Below, Ross coming to Calhoun. Saluting Class of 2021 at Armuchee, Model. Memorial Day events, weather.

Heritage First Headlines: Walk underscores River District’s comeback, trail network. Six COVID deaths in Bartow in seven days. Five Below, Ross coming to Calhoun. Saluting Class of 2021 at Armuchee, Model. Memorial Day events, weather.

The latest: From the River District’s revitalization to expanding our trail networks, more than 50 join two-mile walk-and-talk and also learn about Rome’s potential to be a ’15-minute city. Business: Five Below to open second NW Georgia store, in Calhoun; Ross also on the way. Two more COVID deaths in Bartow posted Saturday; fifth and… Read more

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