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Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

  Today’s top headlines: Local positive tests jump by 80 in two days in NW Georgia; 19 more in Floyd on Friday. State death toll at 2,174. Threat cancels Cartersville Independence Day. First Berry case. Floyd County Courthouse closed next Monday-Wednesday because of COVID-19 outbreak. Additional positive tests reported Friday. Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Closing sale next for Rome’s JC Penney store. Prayer service seeks peace, healing. Weekend protests planned. Virus: 6 options to open Floyd Schools; another courthouse case; Georgia records 2,147 deaths in 3 months.

Heritage First Headlines. Closing sale next for Rome’s JC Penney store. Prayer service seeks peace, healing. Weekend protests planned. Virus: 6 options to open Floyd Schools; another courthouse case; Georgia records 2,147 deaths in 3 months.

  Today’s top headlines: Rome’s JC Penney among stores being closed in Georgia. Mall owners hope to use ‘this setback to create an opportunity for successful businesses to serve the Rome community.’ Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Prayer service tonight, another weekend protest. Services set for shooting victim; teen wanted for questioning in custody. Virus updates. Motorcycle procession escorts former Rome Marine’s body home. Recycling returns.

Heritage First Headlines. Prayer service tonight, another weekend protest. Services set for shooting victim; teen wanted for questioning in custody. Virus updates. Motorcycle procession escorts former Rome Marine’s body home. Recycling returns.

  Today’s top headlines: Prayer service tonight at Trinity (on FB Live). Also: Rome Police say protests require permit first. New Rome event set. Polk authorities investigating threats for this Sunday. Funeral services set for 16-year-old killed in Monday’s shooting.Police: Teen wanted for questioning arrested in Cartersville on unrelated charges. Another death in Bartow; 2,123… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds ‘Speak Their Names’ in Rome. Latest sky view of East Bend and how it looked last August. Help wanted: Downtown director. Adairsville man faces 16 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Virus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds ‘Speak Their Names’ in Rome. Latest sky view of East Bend and how it looked last August. Help wanted: Downtown director. Adairsville man faces 16 counts of sexual exploitation of children. Virus updates.

  Today’s top headlines: Hundreds line the streets of Rome Tuesday evening to ‘Speak Their Names.’ Peaceful protest to be followed by ecumenical prayer service Thursday night. Business: The latest view of East Bend from the sky. Rome begins search for new downtown development director. Bartow sheriff: Adairsville man charged with ‘multiple felony counts of sexual… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. ‘Young male’ dead following Rome shooting. Offices, lot on 6th Avenue listed at $990,000. State virus report: 2,089 deaths, 48,000 positive tests. Trinity United to hold drive-in prayer service Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines. ‘Young male’ dead following Rome shooting. Offices, lot on 6th Avenue listed at $990,000. State virus report: 2,089 deaths, 48,000 positive tests. Trinity United to hold drive-in prayer service Thursday.

  Today’s top headlines: ‘Young male’ dead following a shooting on Grady Avenue off Calhoun Avenue Monday evening, Rome Police report. Business: Twin pieces of East Sixth Avenue across from federal courthouse on the market. Greater Community Bank opens two lobbies; updates hours. Georgia death toll climbs to 2,089. Positive tests will top 48,000 on… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Floyd, Bartow river rescues rise as more turn to our waterways in pandemic. COVID-19 case closes judicial center today. Georgia’s May virus report: Deaths up 44%, positive tests, 50%. Voting: 25,000 in NW Georgia already have cast primary ballots.

Heritage First Headlines. Floyd, Bartow river rescues rise as more turn to our waterways in pandemic. COVID-19 case closes judicial center today. Georgia’s May virus report: Deaths up 44%, positive tests, 50%. Voting: 25,000 in NW Georgia already have cast primary ballots.

  Today’s top headlines: River rescues on the rise in Floyd, Bartow as more people take to the water during pandemic. What to know about staying safe. Floyd County Judicial Center closed today after employee tests positive for coronavirus. State deaths in May up 44% to 2,053; positive tests climb almost 50% to 47,063. In NW… Read more

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Expanded access to Hometown Headlines: From news to business, dining and local coronavirus reports, here are EIGHT free services we offer for receiving our updates.

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Heritage First Headlines. One Community United working to ‘bridge the divide.’ Mayors praise peaceful protests in Cartersville, Rome. Water ‘entertainment’ options limited. Floyd school resource offices to mentor.

Heritage First Headlines. One Community United working to ‘bridge the divide.’ Mayors praise peaceful protests in Cartersville, Rome. Water ‘entertainment’ options limited. Floyd school resource offices to mentor.

  Today’s top headlines: One Community United: With awareness growing in Rome of injustices across America, now is ‘perfect’ time to bridge the divide locally. Weekend of peaceful protests in Cartersville, Rome. The mayors: Cartersville’s Santini says the community ‘can be the example for the world to follow.’ Rome’s Collins: ‘I commend the young folks… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Chick-fil-A Supply warehouse ready in Bartow. Discount City closing update. Plainville woman struck and killed in Cartersville. Habitat’s ReStore on move. Advance voting today.

Heritage First Headlines. Chick-fil-A Supply warehouse ready in Bartow. Discount City closing update. Plainville woman struck and killed in Cartersville. Habitat’s ReStore on move. Advance voting today.

  Today’s top headlines: Business: Chick-fil-A Supply warehouse finished in Bartow; hiring continues. Discount City owners say retirement/closing was planned, delayed by pandemic restrictions. State Patrol: Plainville woman, 65, dies after being struck by a pickup on U.S. 41 in Cartersville Friday morning. Habitat’s ReStore on the move again, returning to the neighborhood just behind… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Kemp eases restrictions; statewide deaths, local positive tests not slowing down. GBI, Bartow deputies arrest child pornography suspect. Advance voting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Rant: Doubling down on downtown.

Heritage First Headlines. Kemp eases restrictions; statewide deaths, local positive tests not slowing down. GBI, Bartow deputies arrest child pornography suspect. Advance voting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Rant: Doubling down on downtown.

  Today’s top headlines: Kemp: Emergency declaration in effect until July 12. Summer school, overnight camps, pro sports practices OK’d; bars open Monday. Groups of 25 or more allowed. Positive cases in Northwest Georgia hits 1,006, up 62% since April 30. State death toll at 1,973, up 80% in a month. It will top 2,000… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. April unemployment rate surges. 1,933 virus deaths in Georgia; positive test result climb. Berry to open on weekends only; River Ratz cancels season.

Heritage First Headlines. April unemployment rate surges. 1,933 virus deaths in Georgia; positive test result climb. Berry to open on weekends only; River Ratz cancels season.

  Today’s top headlines: Employment meltdown: More than 20,800 Northwest Georgians out of work in April. Jobless rates soar to 12.7 to 17.1 percent across Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga counties. Gordon County sheriff: Tennessee couple held on numerous charges following armed standoff at the Express Inn near Calhoun. State death count at 1,933, up… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 4 new virus deaths in NW Georgia. ‘Positive’ tests increasing. Elysium, Discount City closing. Salon owner killed in crash. 2 drop boxes ready for Floyd absentee votes. Rant: Brutal Tuesday shows COVID-19 impact.

Heritage First Headlines. 4 new virus deaths in NW Georgia. ‘Positive’ tests increasing. Elysium, Discount City closing. Salon owner killed in crash. 2 drop boxes ready for Floyd absentee votes. Rant: Brutal Tuesday shows COVID-19 impact.

  Today’s top headlines: Polk records first virus death; 2 more in Bartow; 1 more in Floyd. Regional total at 71; statewide, 1,895. Numbers up at local long-term care facilities. New Rome test spot. Business: Elysium on Broad Street closing after 14 years. Cartersville’s Discount City begins liquidation sale Thursday after 56 years. Friends are… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. LakePoint cautiously reopens for expected summer crowds. Development authority website is up; Gondola moving to Tang’s. 50% increase in positive tests here in under a month. Rant: ‘Citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest!’

Heritage First Headlines. LakePoint cautiously reopens for expected summer crowds. Development authority website is up; Gondola moving to Tang’s. 50% increase in positive tests here in under a month. Rant: ‘Citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest!’

  Today’s top headlines: LakePoint Sports open for baseball practices; tournaments resume in June. Rentals on other sports venues begin today. Hotel construction pushed back because of pandemic. Business: Development Authority’s website premieres. Gondola moving to former Tang’s restaurant on Shorter. A new Steeplechase set for June 6. Coronavirus: 3 patients in Floyd, none in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Steve Carell’s ‘Irresistible,’ shot in Rockmart, goes on demand in June; no theaters. 1-108th Calvary Squadron remembers fallen members on Memorial Day. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter recalls 35-year career on Community Watch. U.S. to record 100,000th virus victim today; most in the world.

Heritage First Headlines. Steve Carell’s ‘Irresistible,’ shot in Rockmart, goes on demand in June; no theaters. 1-108th Calvary Squadron remembers fallen members on Memorial Day. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter recalls 35-year career on Community Watch. U.S. to record 100,000th virus victim today; most in the world.

  Hometown’s top headlines: please click here ‘Irresistible,’ starring Steve Carell and partially shot in Rockmart, will now be on demand in late June; with theaters mostly closed, this Friday’s scheduled debut is canceled. Calhoun’s 1-108th Cavalry Squadron remembers fallen members on Memorial Day including two from our area. Today, the United States will record 100,000th virus… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Celebrating the Class of 2020 (photos, updates). Vanita Richardson honored during Armuchee service. Floyd Police searching for Alabama man after chase. NY Times’ remembers 100,000 U.S. virus victims; local updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Celebrating the Class of 2020 (photos, updates). Vanita Richardson honored during Armuchee service. Floyd Police searching for Alabama man after chase. NY Times’ remembers 100,000 U.S. virus victims; local updates.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Armuchee High School remembers Vanita Richardson during Saturday’s graduation. Two men remain jailed in Floyd County on various charges ‘in connection with’ murder of two Rome women. Search for stolen car continues. Floyd Police: Warrants issued for Alabama man wanted in connection with police chase, assault on officer and stolen vehicle.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Graduations begin. New $30 million logistics operation coming to Adairsville. Man dies in Rockmart shooting. Honoring America’s fallen this Memorial Day.

Heritage First Headlines. Graduations begin. New $30 million logistics operation coming to Adairsville. Man dies in Rockmart shooting. Honoring America’s fallen this Memorial Day.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Graduations begin: Pepperell High celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through ceremony honoring the 190 graduates. Events planned today for Armuchee, Model, Coosa and Rome. Business: New logistics operation coming to Adairsville with plans for $30 million investment, 75 new jobs. Rockmart Police: Shooting victims dies at hospital, suspect now charged with… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. New charges against suspect arrested by GBI. 78 new virus deaths ties record for second-most in 24 hours. High schools get OK to begin conditioning. Graduations start this evening. Advance voting, absentees already boost primary turnout to near 10%.

Heritage First Headlines. New charges against suspect arrested by GBI. 78 new virus deaths ties record for second-most in 24 hours. High schools get OK to begin conditioning. Graduations start this evening. Advance voting, absentees already boost primary turnout to near 10%.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Additional charges filed against one of two Rome men arrested by GBI ‘in connection with’ murder of two Rome women. Armuchee High to remember Vanita Richardson at the start of Saturday’s graduation with 30 seconds of silence. Among the deadliest days in Georgia: 78 new deaths in 24 hours (1,775). Positive… Read more

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