Category Archives: hometown

Heritage First Headlines. Consultant offers quick ways to fix Rome’s housing crunch. Buc-ee’s planning July opening in Calhoun. COVID updates; vaccine clinics today, Tuesday. Flu season remains very mild as final weeks begin.

Heritage First Headlines. Consultant offers quick ways to fix Rome’s housing crunch. Buc-ee’s planning July opening in Calhoun. COVID updates; vaccine clinics today, Tuesday. Flu season remains very mild as final weeks begin.

The latest: Rome’s housing crunch: Industry expert believes ‘affordable housing is broken’ but others solutions such as easing government mandates, building on vacant, ‘orphaned’ lots in the community. Look for a July opening for Buc-ee’s in Calhoun. Hiring continues. 17 new cases reported in NW Georgia on Sunday. School reports resume today. Vaccine clinic this… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. ACC Tennis Championships roll into Rome, April 21-25, but no spectators allowed. 1 more COVID death in Floyd. A look at week ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. ACC Tennis Championships roll into Rome, April 21-25, but no spectators allowed. 1 more COVID death in Floyd. A look at week ahead.

The latest: ACC Tennis Championships returning to Rome on April 21-25. No spectators allowed at event due to COVID protocols. Volunteers needed. How to watch online. 1 more death in Floyd; one probable death in Bartow. 38 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond. New NW Georgia cases reported Friday: 19. Vaccine clinic at St. Mary’s Monday.… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Nearly $10 million in major building permits so far this year, including Kohl’s coming to East Bend. Storms possible today. Two more COVID deaths in Bartow. Vaccine updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Nearly $10 million in major building permits so far this year, including Kohl’s coming to East Bend. Storms possible today. Two more COVID deaths in Bartow. Vaccine updates.

The latest: Business: Nearly $10 million in major building permits issued in Rome/Floyd during the first three months of 2021. That includes Kohl’s, restaurants, Floyd, Summit Hill and others. 2 more die in Bartow; county’s toll now 204. 38 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 10 since Thursday. New NW Georgia cases reported Friday: 32.… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. 80-unit proposal would help housing crunch but hurdles remain. Remembering legendary auctioneer Joe Tarpley. Services set for Spenser Sumner. More movie cameras in downtown Cartersville. Rough weather possible today, Saturday.

Heritage First Headlines. 80-unit proposal would help housing crunch but hurdles remain. Remembering legendary auctioneer Joe Tarpley. Services set for Spenser Sumner. More movie cameras in downtown Cartersville. Rough weather possible today, Saturday.

The latest: A proposed 80-unit, all-ages apartment complex would help Rome’s housing crunch — but several hurdles remain. Services set for Spenser Parnell Sumner, 23, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Remembering Joe Tarpley, 1939-2021. From auctions to actions on behalf of his church and community, he was a local legend.… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Cave Spring man dies from ATV accident injuries. Crash on 411 near Etowah River claims Gadsden man. Concern about local fentanyl cases. Floyd loses another resident to COVID; probable death as well. More rough weather possible, today through Saturday.

Heritage First Headlines. Cave Spring man dies from ATV accident injuries. Crash on 411 near Etowah River claims Gadsden man. Concern about local fentanyl cases. Floyd loses another resident to COVID; probable death as well. More rough weather possible, today through Saturday.

The latest: Cave Spring ATV accident claims the life of  Spenser Sumner. His accident follows the death of a Polk teen on March 27. State Patrol: Gadsden man dies in accident on U.S. 411 near Etowah River Bridge. Attorney General: Rome among areas where counterfeit pills containing fentanyl reported; coroner’s office has seen five suspected cases… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Next up in Armuchee: Las Mesas Mexican Grill; ‘Kween’ returns in Cartersville. 202 Bartow residents now claimed by virus; hospital admissions rising.  Low 80s today; more rain, maybe storms Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines. Next up in Armuchee: Las Mesas Mexican Grill; ‘Kween’ returns in Cartersville. 202 Bartow residents now claimed by virus; hospital admissions rising. Low 80s today; more rain, maybe storms Thursday.

The latest: Las Mesas Mexican Grill heading to former wings spot in Armuchee. Krab Kween’s reign resumes with grand reopening April 17 in Cartersville. 202nd Bartow resident dies of virus; 12th ‘probable’ death in Polk. COVID patients increasing again at Floyd, Redmond; up 13 since March 29. New cases reported Tuesday: 27. Latest vaccine clinic… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Redmond Outpatient offers rehab for those recovering from COVID. 2 die in latest Bartow fire. Lights, camera, action… in downtown Rome. Near 80 today, Wednesday; more rain next.

Heritage First Headlines. Redmond Outpatient offers rehab for those recovering from COVID. 2 die in latest Bartow fire. Lights, camera, action… in downtown Rome. Near 80 today, Wednesday; more rain next.

The latest: Health: Redmond Outpatient Rehab Center offers a program to help former COVID patients recover from legacy breathing, other issues. Two Bartow residents die in Easter Sunday blaze; that’s eight fire fatalities including six from 2020. Online fund started to assist the family. Just like that, downtown Rome becomes home to two production ventures:… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. So what’s the scoop on Marble Stone/Great American Cookies? We have ‘(almost) live team coverage.’ Strawberry farm opening soon; Fazoli’s under way in Rome. COVID updates. Mid 70s, sunny today.

Heritage First Headlines. So what’s the scoop on Marble Stone/Great American Cookies? We have ‘(almost) live team coverage.’ Strawberry farm opening soon; Fazoli’s under way in Rome. COVID updates. Mid 70s, sunny today.

The latest: Dining. The scoop on Marble Stone Creamery and Great American Cookies in Cartersville. Incredible, edible options including red velvet cake, cheesecake, blue cotton candy and stuffed Oreo. Business: Strawberry season is just about here. What to know. Work begins on what appears to be Fazoli’s at East Bend. 1 new ‘probable death’ in… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. He is Risen! Celebrating Easter 2021. Family, Friends start The Cole Couey Foundation to remember Model grad. Flippie Hippie opens in Downtown Rome. CrossFit community helping local family. Week ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. He is Risen! Celebrating Easter 2021. Family, Friends start The Cole Couey Foundation to remember Model grad. Flippie Hippie opens in Downtown Rome. CrossFit community helping local family. Week ahead.

Photo courtesy of Larry Alford from Spring Creek Baptist Church.  The latest: He is Risen! Celebrating Easter 2021: Updated list of area Easter Sunday services. Family and friends create Cole Couey Foundation to remember life of Model graduate. Community encouraged to participate in ‘Random Acts of Coleness’ on his upcoming birthday. Business: Flippie Hippie, new… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. First ever Public Safety Job Expo hopes to fill nearly 20 positions. COVID updates. Floyd Schools to graduate at own stadiums. First Friday concerts return. Easter updates.

Heritage First Headlines. First ever Public Safety Job Expo hopes to fill nearly 20 positions. COVID updates. Floyd Schools to graduate at own stadiums. First Friday concerts return. Easter updates.

The latest: With nearly 20 position available, Floyd County’s Public Safety divisions are looking to recruit much needed help with first ever Job Expo next Saturday. 1 more death in NW Georgia posted Friday. 35 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 2. Positive tests up 42. Redmond celebrates 10,000 vaccinations. Education: Floyd County high schools… Read more

Share Button
Heritage First Headlines. Ellianos Coffee plans first NW Georgia franchise in Rockmart. COVID claims 4 more in region. Georgia Trend on area’s big year. Video tour of prime downtown compound. Water, virus again change Easter services. Chilly day but 70, sunny by Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. Ellianos Coffee plans first NW Georgia franchise in Rockmart. COVID claims 4 more in region. Georgia Trend on area’s big year. Video tour of prime downtown compound. Water, virus again change Easter services. Chilly day but 70, sunny by Sunday.

The latest: Business: Ellianos Coffee picks Rockmart for first NW Georgia double drive-through. Region gets some ‘pub’ in Georgia Trend’s economic yearbook. Next generation Realtors join Toles, Temple & Wright. 3 more deaths in NW Georgia, another probable death posted Thursday. 33 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 3. Positive tests up 39. Business: Northwest… Read more

Share Button