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Heritage First Headlines. Big jump in quarantines at Rome City Schools. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. New auto parts store planned near East Rome Walmart. Advance voting today.

Heritage First Headlines. Big jump in quarantines at Rome City Schools. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. New auto parts store planned near East Rome Walmart. Advance voting today.

Today’s first headlines: COVID on campus: 381 quarantines at Rome City Schools through Thursday, most since classes began in August. Big jumps at Rome High, Anna K. Davie, Main Elementary. At Floyd: 146 students, staff as of Friday. 3 more deaths posted Friday in NW Georgia: 1 each in Floyd, Chattooga, Polk. That’s 251 since… 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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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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Heritage First Headlines. Massive mixed-use retail/residential/office complex off U.S. 411 up for review. F&P growing again. Rising COVID numbers a concern in Gordon. Rome High sees jump in cases. 2 more jail inmates test positive.

Heritage First Headlines. Massive mixed-use retail/residential/office complex off U.S. 411 up for review. F&P growing again. Rising COVID numbers a concern in Gordon. Rome High sees jump in cases. 2 more jail inmates test positive.

Today’s first headlines: Big 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, townhomes, offices, green space. Business: Another $23 million expansion from a Rome/Floyd existing industry as F & P Georgia plans to grow, add 15 jobs. Gordon County task… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 41 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 8. More cases in area schools. Candelight service canceled by virus diagnosis. High school games moved, postponed. Manhunt in Polk death. Voting updates.

Heritage First Headlines. 41 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 8. More cases in area schools. Candelight service canceled by virus diagnosis. High school games moved, postponed. Manhunt in Polk death. Voting updates.

Today’s first headlines: 41 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond on Monday, up 8 since Friday; 3 awaiting tests. 48 cases across NW Georgia since Sunday. COVID on campus: 13 positive tests at Rome schools last week; 86 in quarantine. 18 positives shift 2 Gordon schools to hybrid; 23 positives at 2 Bartow Schools. Hospitality House… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. How will we react to elections results? Concerns about unrest. Bartow loses 92nd resident to COVID. Berry crew rescues newborn calf. Hot dog shop offers taste of Chicago. 3rd advance voting site opens. John McClellan’s high school picks. Braves’ run ends.

Heritage First Headlines. How will we react to elections results? Concerns about unrest. Bartow loses 92nd resident to COVID. Berry crew rescues newborn calf. Hot dog shop offers taste of Chicago. 3rd advance voting site opens. John McClellan’s high school picks. Braves’ run ends.

Today’s first headlines: The Day After: Area police prepared for civil backlash to Nov. 3 vote. Berry professor: ‘No scenario promises a rosy outcome involving a losing party playing the part of gracious loyal opposition.’ Berry crew rescues newborn calf from lake thanks to quick-acting Rome couple who spotted trouble while walking the Mount Berry… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Summerville toddler struck and killed by vehicle, investigation continues. Five more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. No new cases at Floyd Jail. Regional business updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Summerville toddler struck and killed by vehicle, investigation continues. Five more COVID deaths in NW Georgia. No new cases at Floyd Jail. Regional business updates.

Today’s first headlines: Georgia State Patrol: 19-month-old toddler struck and killed by car along Highway 27 in Summerville. Investigation continues into how the child got out of her nearby home. 5 more die in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 3 in Gordon; that’s 9 in last two days. 136 new cases; 33 COVID patients in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Five more COVID deaths in region. Two inmates positive at Floyd Jail. Drop in quarantines at Rome schools. Advance voting today, Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. Five more COVID deaths in region. Two inmates positive at Floyd Jail. Drop in quarantines at Rome schools. Advance voting today, Sunday.

Today’s first headlines: 5 more die in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 1 each in Bartow, Chattooga, Polk. 102 new cases; 33 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond. Latest updates from Dr. Gary Voccio. Burkhalter: Two Floyd County Jail inmates test positive; others awaiting results. COVID on campus: Big drop in quarantined students in Rome Schools… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 2 Floyd, 2 Polk residents among latest COVID victims. 100 more test positive. 2 Gordon schools go ‘hybrid.’ Elections: Masks not required Nov. 3; early vote updates. Much cooler today through early Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 Floyd, 2 Polk residents among latest COVID victims. 100 more test positive. 2 Gordon schools go ‘hybrid.’ Elections: Masks not required Nov. 3; early vote updates. Much cooler today through early Sunday.

Today’s first headlines: 4 more deaths in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 2 in Polk. Regional total: 231. Another 100 positive tests, including 38 in Bartow, 19 in Floyd. 34 patients in Floyd, Redmond. Gordon Central, Sonoraville moving to hybrid learning because of COVID cases. Big drop in quarantined students in Rome Schools over fall… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. What’s ‘Bluem’-ing in Rome’s River District. With 30-plus inmates with COVID, Bartow jail in quarantine. Polk resident latest victim; 126 new positive cases. Second Bartow school reports outbreak. Latest on advance voting woes. ACT scores for area schools. Jobs update.

Heritage First Headlines. What’s ‘Bluem’-ing in Rome’s River District. With 30-plus inmates with COVID, Bartow jail in quarantine. Polk resident latest victim; 126 new positive cases. Second Bartow school reports outbreak. Latest on advance voting woes. ACT scores for area schools. Jobs update.

Today’s first headlines: ‘Bluem’-ing in the River District: Carol Rutledge and Susan Hortman opening ‘a boutique garden shop whose mission is to ‘Nourish the Soul Through Nature.’ With ‘about 30’ inmates testing positive and more expected, Bartow sheriff quarantines the county jail. It is the latest COVID setback for the community. 22nd Polk resident dies;… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Some improvement in voter wait times in Floyd. State: Bartow, Chattooga showing ‘high transmission’ of COVID. Campus updates. Seconds on Broad Street, Legends also on the way. Cedartown has great parade alternative.

Heritage First Headlines. Some improvement in voter wait times in Floyd. State: Bartow, Chattooga showing ‘high transmission’ of COVID. Campus updates. Seconds on Broad Street, Legends also on the way. Cedartown has great parade alternative.

Today’s first headlines: Somewhat shorter wait times at Floyd voting spots on Tuesday. The latest on advance voting and a potentially smoother day today. State: Bartow, Chattooga are ‘high transmission’ counties.¬†36 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 2 from Friday. 75 new cases in NW Georgia following the holiday. COVID on campus: How Darlington is… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Meltdown as advance voting starts with a familiar thud. Groovy idea: Hippie Donuts. COVID updates for NW Georgia, the state. Wild day in Atlanta pro sports.

Heritage First Headlines. Meltdown as advance voting starts with a familiar thud. Groovy idea: Hippie Donuts. COVID updates for NW Georgia, the state. Wild day in Atlanta pro sports.

Today’s first headlines: Meltdown: Tech issues, WiFi fumbles, the strong turnout most expected all collide on day one of advance voting. Floyd voters said ‘not again’ amid two-, three-hour waits. Voting: Our questions to the Floyd County Commission, state legislative candidates. Link to U.S. Senate debate. What you need to know about advance, absentee voting.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases this week; 226 deaths. Legislative candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening,’ what’s next. Advance voting begins today through Oct. 30. Two Christmas updates.

Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases this week; 226 deaths. Legislative candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening,’ what’s next. Advance voting begins today through Oct. 30. Two Christmas updates.

Today’s first headlines: Northwest Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases by Monday or Tuesday. 226 have died so far; 863 hospitalized. Voting: State House, Senate candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening’ and coronavirus response, and what similar issues are ahead for the 2021 General Assembly. Advance voting under way through Oct. 30 including some weekend options. Candidate… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 2 inches of rain, 200 without power with more due today, Four more COVID deaths. What’s ahead this week. Advance voting starts Monday.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 inches of rain, 200 without power with more due today, Four more COVID deaths. What’s ahead this week. Advance voting starts Monday.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center:¬†More rain due today after stormy evening. Trees downed in Floyd County, 2 inches of rain since Friday. Around 200 without power. 4 more deaths, one each in Floyd, Bartow, two in Chattooga; 226 victims since March. 72 test positive since Friday. 34 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals. COVID on… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Cedartown man killed in shooting. Floyd Schools record 490 in quarantine. Two more COVID deaths. Rain, storms possible today.

Heritage First Headlines. Cedartown man killed in shooting. Floyd Schools record 490 in quarantine. Two more COVID deaths. Rain, storms possible today.

Today’s first headlines: Cedartown man, 41, dies in Friday afternoon shooting; suspect ‘is cooperating with law enforcement.’ COVID on campus: Floyd Schools had a record 490 students, staff in quarantine as of Friday; 18 positive tests since Monday. Rome schools on fall break. 2 more deaths, one each in Bartow, Chattooga; 223 victims since March.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Chipotle opens; air show tickets: $130 per car load. New name for SE Mills. Separate accidents claim Shannon, Adairsville women. COVID campus updates grow. 2 more die in NW Georgia.

Heritage First Headlines. Chipotle opens; air show tickets: $130 per car load. New name for SE Mills. Separate accidents claim Shannon, Adairsville women. COVID campus updates grow. 2 more die in NW Georgia.

Today’s first headlines: Quick hits: Chipotle opens in Rome today. Air show buzz: Tickets $130 per carload per day. AMC Cartersville theaters now open Friday-Sunday. Business: Southeastern Mills no more: Starting now, it is Summit Hill Foods. Switch caps a huge year for Rome-based company. Shannon woman, 74, dies following collision at Ga. 53 and… Read more

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