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Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll tops 1,000 in NW Georgia; 5 more reported Friday. Latest campus updates, including a look at school-related concern. Scrubs, first responder gear coming to Armuchee; more storage, too? Shannon lands new ‘spec’ building.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll tops 1,000 in NW Georgia; 5 more reported Friday. Latest campus updates, including a look at school-related concern. Scrubs, first responder gear coming to Armuchee; more storage, too? Shannon lands new ‘spec’ building.

Heritage First Headlines: COVID has killed 1,003 Northwest Georgians; 5 more recorded Friday. 140 virus patient in Rome hospitals. Health Department updates on booster shots. On campus: Daily, weekly reports from area campuses showing mostly declines (through Friday). Georgia Health News: Virus’ impact across state school systems, especially bus drivers including one who drove a… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. As 14 more die in NW Georgia from COVID, Voccio updates outbreak, calls vaccination rate ‘abysmal.’ Big changes planned at E.C.O. Center. Real estate updates. Gorgeous fall weekend under way.

Heritage First Headlines. As 14 more die in NW Georgia from COVID, Voccio updates outbreak, calls vaccination rate ‘abysmal.’ Big changes planned at E.C.O. Center. Real estate updates. Gorgeous fall weekend under way.

Heritage First Headlines: 14 more NW Georgians die from COVID, 1 new ‘probable’ death since Wednesday: 6 from Floyd County; 5 from Polk. 147 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Thursday, down 8. Latest update from Dr. Voccio on region’s ‘abysmal’ vaccination rate. Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Big plans for Martha Berry/North Fifth Avenue — 210 apartments, retail. No road bond referendum on Rome’s Nov. 2 ballot. 3 more COVID deaths in Floyd, 1 in Bartow. 155 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond.

Heritage First Headlines. Big plans for Martha Berry/North Fifth Avenue — 210 apartments, retail. No road bond referendum on Rome’s Nov. 2 ballot. 3 more COVID deaths in Floyd, 1 in Bartow. 155 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: ‘The Point,’ ‘North Fifth’ proposed for Martha Berry/Fifth Avenue makeover with 210 apartments, 18,000 square feet of retail and a parking deck. Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets. Jobs: Floyd sees August jobless… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic’s worst day in NW Georgia: 28 dead. Rome hospitals treating 161 virus patients. Rabbit’s Nest closing on Broad. Rough week continues on U.S. 411. Cooler today, Thursday morning.

Heritage First Headlines. Pandemic’s worst day in NW Georgia: 28 dead. Rome hospitals treating 161 virus patients. Rabbit’s Nest closing on Broad. Rough week continues on U.S. 411. Cooler today, Thursday morning.

Heritage First Headlines: A record 28 deaths posted in a day in NW Georgia: 22 COVID patients, 6 ‘probable’ cases. 161 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 5. New cases: 214 reported. Business: Rabbit’s Nest of Rome closing this Saturday; sixth retailer/restaurant on Broad Street this year. Polk site now listed among Georgia’s ‘Ready for… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Year’s final retail surge to start with Kohl’s, then Ulta, others. COVID: 8 more deaths, 406 new cases, 156 patients in Rome hospitals. First look at Floyd Schools’ remote plan starting today. First of five candidate forums tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. Year’s final retail surge to start with Kohl’s, then Ulta, others. COVID: 8 more deaths, 406 new cases, 156 patients in Rome hospitals. First look at Floyd Schools’ remote plan starting today. First of five candidate forums tonight.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: Kohl’s to open Oct. 31 at East Bend in Rome. Three more on the way. 8 weekend COVID deaths in NW Georgia: 3 each in Floyd and Bartow; 2 in Gordon. 156 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Monday, down 7. New cases since Friday: 406. Get a first look at… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. With 60% of virus outbreaks on Georgia school campuses, what’s the local impact on students, staff? River Remedy Brewing putting all the pieces together. Rain continues, then cooler by Wednesday.

Heritage First Headlines. With 60% of virus outbreaks on Georgia school campuses, what’s the local impact on students, staff? River Remedy Brewing putting all the pieces together. Rain continues, then cooler by Wednesday.

Heritage First Headlines: 60% of all virus outbreaks in the state are taking place in schools, per Public Health. What’s the toll on local students, faculty, staff? Dining and Drink: River Remedy Brewing continues to come together off Glenn Milner in Rome. Ahead of the Headlines: Floyd County Board of Education meets tonight; ACC meeting… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. A third of Northwest Georgia is now fully vaccinated; 39% have had one dose. Newsletter: Your $6.45 million gamble on economic development. Pandemic Living: Time for tough love. Rough week on local roads. Flash flood watch through early Monday.

Heritage First Headlines. A third of Northwest Georgia is now fully vaccinated; 39% have had one dose. Newsletter: Your $6.45 million gamble on economic development. Pandemic Living: Time for tough love. Rough week on local roads. Flash flood watch through early Monday.

Heritage First Headlines: Northwest Georgia and vaccines: Almost 39% have had 1 dose; 33.5% fully protected. Plus: Berry’s Viking Fusion looks at vaccines and students. Newsletter: You’re now part of a $6.45 million, 336-acre gamble on industrial development. Feeling lucky? Pandemic Living: Time for tough love, tougher choices. Peaks & Valleys. Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pumpkin Spice Creme time in West Rome as Starbucks opens. Key piece of downtown Cartersville for sale. COVID: 5 more Floyd County deaths; 208 new cases; campus updates. Flu shots available. Plus SAT scores for area schools.

Heritage First Headlines. Pumpkin Spice Creme time in West Rome as Starbucks opens. Key piece of downtown Cartersville for sale. COVID: 5 more Floyd County deaths; 208 new cases; campus updates. Flu shots available. Plus SAT scores for area schools.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: Shorter Avenue Starbucks opens today. Downtown Cartersville’s Bradley Building on the market for $2.1 million. 5 more dead in Floyd County on Friday: 4 COVID, 1 ‘probable.’¬†208 new cases; 167 in Rome hospitals. COVID on campus: Updates from schools across Northwest Georgia for the week ending Sept. 17. Most show a… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. $1.95 million for prime corner of Cotton Block. 12 more COVID deaths posted in NW Georgia Thursday; 49 so far this week. Campus updates. Development Authority uses $2.25 million in extra penny-tax funds to buy Northwest Regional site.

Heritage First Headlines. $1.95 million for prime corner of Cotton Block. 12 more COVID deaths posted in NW Georgia Thursday; 49 so far this week. Campus updates. Development Authority uses $2.25 million in extra penny-tax funds to buy Northwest Regional site.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: $1.95 million for properties in Rome’s Cotton Block. Parent of Mount Berry Mall gives Macon mall to the community. 12 more COVID deaths here Thursday following 21 Wednesday and 15 Tuesday.¬†246 new cases including 94 in Floyd. 176 virus patients in Rome’s hospitals Thursday. Latest update from Dr. Gary Voccio COVID… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Our worst day yet of the pandemic: 21 COVID deaths in NW Georgia. 180 virus patients in Rome hospitals, 43 in Gordon. Campus updates. Guard volunteers helping at AdventHealth. 200 jobs available as Cartersville’s Texas Roadhouse targets mid November opening.

Heritage First Headlines. Our worst day yet of the pandemic: 21 COVID deaths in NW Georgia. 180 virus patients in Rome hospitals, 43 in Gordon. Campus updates. Guard volunteers helping at AdventHealth. 200 jobs available as Cartersville’s Texas Roadhouse targets mid November opening.

Heritage First Headlines: It gets worse: 21 COVID deaths posted in 24 hours in Northwest Georgia: 5 more in Floyd, 5 in Bartow, 6 in Gordon, 4 in Polk, 1 in Chattooga. Health: As the surge of COVID cases continues, National Guard members are volunteering to assist AdventHealth Gordon in nonclinical roles. COVID on campus:… Read more

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Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

  This is what a community is all about. For three decades, Dennis Ratliff and team ran one of Rome’s most appreciated repair shops. He recently sold the property and will do some work at his home in Shannon. But before all is done, his longtime neighbors at Metropolitan United Methodist Church wanted to say… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. A record 17 pandemic deaths posted from one day in NW Georgia. 186 virus patients at Rome hospitals. Rome Schools to keep masks into mid-October. Retail and restaurant updates. Cooler afternoons this week.

Heritage First Headlines. A record 17 pandemic deaths posted from one day in NW Georgia. 186 virus patients at Rome hospitals. Rome Schools to keep masks into mid-October. Retail and restaurant updates. Cooler afternoons this week.

Heritage First Headlines: 17 deaths, a pandemic record, posted in NW Georgia on Tuesday. 15 died from COVID, including 5 in Floyd County; 2 ‘probable’ deaths as well. 186 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday; down 15. New cases: 180 since Monday. COVID on campus: Rome Schools to require masks into October; adds two… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Ulta Beauty targets mid November opening in Rome; Popeye’s rising quickly. 3 teens hurt in separate 4-wheeler accidents. 5 more die — 3 COVID, 2 ‘probable’ over the weekend; Rome hospitals treat 201 virus patients. Politics: Elections board meets; 2022 notes.

Heritage First Headlines. Ulta Beauty targets mid November opening in Rome; Popeye’s rising quickly. 3 teens hurt in separate 4-wheeler accidents. 5 more die — 3 COVID, 2 ‘probable’ over the weekend; Rome hospitals treat 201 virus patients. Politics: Elections board meets; 2022 notes.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: Ulta Beauty is planning a mid November soft opening at Riverbend Center in Rome. Plus: New Popeye’s wasting no time on Turner McCall. Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents, one Sunday near Silver Creek and another outside of Summerville. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia since Friday; 2 probable… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rough week on Polk County roads. Newsletter: Amid pandemic hitting kids hard, two weekend sporting events draw 1,000 youngsters. Masks for Rome students this week. s.

Heritage First Headlines. Rough week on Polk County roads. Newsletter: Amid pandemic hitting kids hard, two weekend sporting events draw 1,000 youngsters. Masks for Rome students this week. s.

Heritage First Headlines: Second fatal accident in two days claims Cedartown man, 84. No identification yet on victim in first accident. The Hometown Newsletter: Our rant: ‘Sports tourism’ and putting 1,000 young people at risk. A closer look at $35 million Savoy auto museum. Calling it a season on our waterways — for some, at… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Business: New Fairfield almost ready; some hiring under way. Chattanooga paper converting to mostly digital by June ’22.  Slight uptick in vaccination rates in NW Georgia but still low. Images from local Sept. 11 observances. College football updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Business: New Fairfield almost ready; some hiring under way. Chattanooga paper converting to mostly digital by June ’22. Slight uptick in vaccination rates in NW Georgia but still low. Images from local Sept. 11 observances. College football updates.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: Fairfield Inn adjoining tennis center gets closer by the day; some hiring under way.¬†Chattanooga paper to end daily print edition in June 2022, switch to digital; Sunday paper will remain. Uptick in vaccines: 37.7% of NW Georgia has had at least 1 dose; 32.4% are fully vaccinated. At the same time,… Read more

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