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Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 219 with a dozen from our area. No prom, other updates for Rome High students. Impact on local business just beginning. Candidates go digital as forums, door-knocking on hold. Gas prices at four-year low.

Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 219 with a dozen from our area. No prom, other updates for Rome High students. Impact on local business just beginning. Candidates go digital as forums, door-knocking on hold. Gas prices at four-year low.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: 12 deaths in Northwest Georgia; statewide toll rises to 219. As of Sunday night, 286 confirmed cases in five-county region. Business and coronavirus: With sport tourism reeling and Shaw, Toyo Tire shutting down temporarily, a look at other businesses, potential relief, what’s next. Politics: As pandemic halts local… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus updates: 12 deaths, 284 cases in region; over 200 deaths statewide. 20-bed mobile unit coming to Floyd. Shelter-in-place updates. Also: Pandemic doesn’t halt 97th birthday celebration. May 19 primary update.

Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus updates: 12 deaths, 284 cases in region; over 200 deaths statewide. 20-bed mobile unit coming to Floyd. Shelter-in-place updates. Also: Pandemic doesn’t halt 97th birthday celebration. May 19 primary update.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Local deaths up to 12 in Northwest Georgia. Statewide death toll rises to 208. Now 284 confirmed cases in five-county region. Preparing for surge: New mobile 20-bed unit going up in front of Floyd Medical Center, one of four GMEA units across state. Update on former Kindred Hospital rooms being… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Statewide shelter-in-place for next 10 days. Local deaths up to 11 with 280 cases. Statewide cases near 6,000 with 198 deaths. Business updates. Church services for Palm Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. Statewide shelter-in-place for next 10 days. Local deaths up to 11 with 280 cases. Statewide cases near 6,000 with 198 deaths. Business updates. Church services for Palm Sunday.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Local deaths up to 11 in Northwest Georgia. Statewide death toll rises to 198.  Now 280 confirmed cases in five-county region and rising. Statewide shelter-in-place now in effect for next 10 days through April 13. Floyd Sheriff’s Office to enforce order. 4-minute YouTube video outlines key parts. 15 residents… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Shelter-in-place starts at 6 tonight, overrides local mandates. Vigil, rally at Calhoun hospital. 270 people test positive for coronavirus in NW Georgia; 5,444 in the state. Business updates. Politics: Battle over May 19 primary date; local sign fight.

Heritage First Headlines. Shelter-in-place starts at 6 tonight, overrides local mandates. Vigil, rally at Calhoun hospital. 270 people test positive for coronavirus in NW Georgia; 5,444 in the state. Business updates. Politics: Battle over May 19 primary date; local sign fight.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Kemp’s shelter-in-place order starts tonight at 6, supercedes local mandates. New: 4-minute YouTube video from the governor outlining key parts. Vigil, rally pack Calhoun hospital Thursday evening. State death toll climbs to 176 with 5,444 people testing positive (23.7%). Floyd has 78 positive cases; Bartow, 153; region, 270. Business:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Kemp closes schools; distance learning continues. State shelter-in-place order due today; expiring Rome order up for review? State death toll: 154. In our area, 254 test positive. Also: 5 children died in Bartow apartment. Kayakers find body in Polk. Murder victim identified.

Heritage First Headlines. Kemp closes schools; distance learning continues. State shelter-in-place order due today; expiring Rome order up for review? State death toll: 154. In our area, 254 test positive. Also: 5 children died in Bartow apartment. Kayakers find body in Polk. Murder victim identified.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. Updates from local school systems. Kemp orders shelter-in-place, Friday through April 13. Rome to discuss city extension. 7 Northwest Georgians among 154 dead in the state. Floyd has 70 positive cases; region, 254. Business: Shaw Industries halting… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 7 Northwest Georgians among Georgia’s death toll of 139. Positive test cases surge in Floyd, region. Trump: Up to 240,000 could die in U.S.; ‘tough two weeks.’ Also: Body found in creek was Kingston man.

Heritage First Headlines. 7 Northwest Georgians among Georgia’s death toll of 139. Positive test cases surge in Floyd, region. Trump: Up to 240,000 could die in U.S.; ‘tough two weeks.’ Also: Body found in creek was Kingston man.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates:  Coronavirus. 7 Northwest Georgians among 125 dead so far in the state. White House: 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths likely. Surge in local ‘positive’ tests (121). Education: Georgia Northwestern delays spring graduation to Aug. 11. Shorter to continue distance learning through this semester; May 8 graduation canceled. Bartow COVID19… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. The  latest updates from the state as well as local hospitals. Toyo stopping production; Shaw ramps back up. Bartow sheriff’s updates. Severe weather possible this afternoon.

Heritage First Headlines. The latest updates from the state as well as local hospitals. Toyo stopping production; Shaw ramps back up. Bartow sheriff’s updates. Severe weather possible this afternoon.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Georgia death toll hits 102, up 15 since noon Monday. Positive tests: Statewide, 3,032; NW Georgia, 188. 11 residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center test positive for coronavirus, up from two last week; two remain hospitalized. Business: Toyo Tire suspends production at White plant through April 18… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 5 found dead in Bartow apartment. Georgia death toll of 83 includes latest Rome victim. Newest restaurants coping with pandemic threat. Community turns to prayer. Another round of rough weather due Tuesday.

Heritage First Headlines. 5 found dead in Bartow apartment. Georgia death toll of 83 includes latest Rome victim. Newest restaurants coping with pandemic threat. Community turns to prayer. Another round of rough weather due Tuesday.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Developing stories: Investigation continues as five people found dead in a Bartow County apartment — four females, one male. Continuing updates later today. Bartow County man held on murder, other charges. Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Trump extends social distancing through April 30; Fauci predicts 100,000-plus U.S. deaths (2,489 this morning). Rome man… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Fifth local person dies from coronavirus. Abernathys: From church service to critical condition and back.  Community prayer events tonight at hospitals.

Heritage First Headlines. Fifth local person dies from coronavirus. Abernathys: From church service to critical condition and back. Community prayer events tonight at hospitals.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Rome man is area’s fifth victim; ‘Heaven gained the sweetest, kindest man.’ Georgia cases up to 2,446 with 79 deaths. Locally, 169 test positive. Miracle recovery: “Love and care” from community sustains Abernathy family through nearly three-week battle for their lives. Community prayer event to support local healthcare providers planned… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Two Rome Health & Rehabilitation patients positive. State death toll, positive cases rise. Local hospital updates. Where to watch church services.

Heritage First Headlines. Two Rome Health & Rehabilitation patients positive. State death toll, positive cases rise. Local hospital updates. Where to watch church services.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Two Rome Health & Rehabilitation patients test positive, hospitalized. Latest updates from region, state: 65 dead including four here. 156 positive tests in NW Georgia. Update on local patient: April Abernathy is home from the hospital following miracle recovery. Second Bartow lawmaker tests positive. Churches: Where, when to watch area… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Shaw temporarily closing 5 Bartow campuses as 4 employees test positive. State death toll, number of infected climb. Kemp’s next moves. Schools out until April 27. Latest local reports. Also: Flu deaths hold at 83. Record high temps today?

Heritage First Headlines. Shaw temporarily closing 5 Bartow campuses as 4 employees test positive. State death toll, number of infected climb. Kemp’s next moves. Schools out until April 27. Latest local reports. Also: Flu deaths hold at 83. Record high temps today?

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Shaw Industries temporarily closing four plants in Bartow County after four employees test positive for coronavirus. Shaw is Bartow’s largest employer. Coronavirus: U.S. now leads world with 86,000 cases. AdventHealth Gordon patient dies. Georgia death toll at 56 including 4 here. Bartow shelter-in-place updates. Public Health director’s grim forecast:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 47; prayer vigil, Kemp speech this evening. Changes in local healthcare as virus spreads. Oostanaula near flood stage; some other warnings posted. Sunny, upper 70s.

Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 47; prayer vigil, Kemp speech this evening. Changes in local healthcare as virus spreads. Oostanaula near flood stage; some other warnings posted. Sunny, upper 70s.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Georgia death toll jumps to 47, including 3 here; 1,000-plus nationwide. Prayer vigil this evening; Kemp plans televised town hall at 8 tonight. Continuing local, state updates. Redmond Urgent Care, Cartersville Medical Center launch ‘virtual visit’ option; Redmond consolidates operations with the temporary closing of the East Rome… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. County OK’s shelter in place; now in effect. Georgia death toll: 38. NW Georgia has 102 positive cases. Truett’s CFA reopen (drive through). Updates on overnight weather.

Heritage First Headlines. County OK’s shelter in place; now in effect. Georgia death toll: 38. NW Georgia has 102 positive cases. Truett’s CFA reopen (drive through). Updates on overnight weather.

  Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Georgia death toll at 38 including 3 overall from Gordon, Bartow and Floyd. Positive tests: 105 in NW Georgia; 1,097 in the state. Hospital updates. Kemp plans TV town hall Thursday at 8 p.m. County Commission unanimously OK’s shelter-in-place emergency order;some differences from the city. Takes effect… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Second Bartow resident dies of coronavirus; 26 statewide. NW Georgia: 82 confirmed cases, 800 in Georgia. Rome orders shelter-in-place; county next? Storms possible this afternoon.

Heritage First Headlines. Second Bartow resident dies of coronavirus; 26 statewide. NW Georgia: 82 confirmed cases, 800 in Georgia. Rome orders shelter-in-place; county next? Storms possible this afternoon.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus: Second Bartow resident dies since Saturday. State death toll at 26. Confirmed cases: 81 in Northwest Georgia, 800 statewide. Kemp: New restrictions; 30 ventilators sent to ‘hardest hit’ Floyd and Daugherty. What’s due today. City of Rome adopts shelter-in-place stance with some caveats for essential business, operations starting… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. State deaths at 25; 2 locally. Bartow senator out of ICU after positive test. Also: Gordon man’s body found near Emerson. Wreck leaves Coosa High honor grad with a new mission. Inch of rain due today.

Heritage First Headlines. State deaths at 25; 2 locally. Bartow senator out of ICU after positive test. Also: Gordon man’s body found near Emerson. Wreck leaves Coosa High honor grad with a new mission. Inch of rain due today.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Summary: Sen Bruce Thompson out of ICU after he tested positive. Georgia reports 25 fatalities; two here. Positive cases: 74 in Northwest Georgia; 625 statewide. Rome commission to review local impact tonight. Business: Hi-Tech Signs offers free yard signs, banners for local businesses. t Table 20 profiled in Wall Street… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. State now lists one death in Bartow, now in Floyd. 72 confirmed cases in region; dozens await results. Latest business, restaurant updates. Nurses making masks.

Heritage First Headlines. State now lists one death in Bartow, now in Floyd. 72 confirmed cases in region; dozens await results. Latest business, restaurant updates. Nurses making masks.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Today: First Bartow County coronavirus fatality reported; Floyd total revised to show one death. Georgia reports 20 fatalities, tied for third in the nation. Latest local updates. Redmond Regional nurses put sewing skills to work making needed masks. The Stitchery adds ‘how to’ video with sewing patterns. Churches: Where… Read more

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