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Heritage First Headlines. 8 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia. Starbucks coming to West Rome. Texas Roadhouse plans Cartersville restaurant. Introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. Week ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. 8 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia. Starbucks coming to West Rome. Texas Roadhouse plans Cartersville restaurant. Introducing Sugar Baker Dessert Co. Week ahead.

Today’s first headlines Eight COVID deaths in NW Georgia on Saturday including 3 in Floyd, 2 each in Chattooga, Polk and 1 in Gordon. Another 193 test positive in region. 129 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond on Friday. Vax Report: Nearly 20,000 vaccinations so far in Northwest Georgia, Voccio says. noting ‘limited supply’ and ‘high demand.’… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Today’s first headlines Bartow, Gordon residents the latest claimed by COVID; 4 more ‘probable’ deaths. A record 404 test positive across NW Georgia. 129 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond on Friday. COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. Eight new cases at Rome; 469 in quarantine. Cartersville: 24… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Today’s first headlines State Patrol: Truck-car collision kills two, 16-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger. Semi driver also injured. Latest updates. 3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals. Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Today’s first headlines: 11 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday including 6 in Floyd County; another ‘probable death’ as well. 149 additional deaths statewide. e. Wednesday: 129 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; down from 134 on Tuesday. Vax Report: Nearly 536,000 vaccinated in Georgia so far. Winslette Pharmacy now listed as having doses; East Rome Walmart… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Merger with Chatsworth bank to expand Heritage First’s footprint across NW Georgia. 8 more COVID deaths here; state sets another record. Vaccine, campus updates. Watching today’s inauguration; Ossoff, Warnock to join Senate this afternoon.

Heritage First Headlines. Merger with Chatsworth bank to expand Heritage First’s footprint across NW Georgia. 8 more COVID deaths here; state sets another record. Vaccine, campus updates. Watching today’s inauguration; Ossoff, Warnock to join Senate this afternoon.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well. 8 more COVID deaths posted Tuesday in NW Georgia; 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk, 1 each in Floyd, Chattooga.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome woman third traffic death already this year. Olive oil/wine shop sets grand opening in Rome. Longtime eye center closing in Calhoun. Floyd, Polk latest COVID deaths. Vaccine, campus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome woman third traffic death already this year. Olive oil/wine shop sets grand opening in Rome. Longtime eye center closing in Calhoun. Floyd, Polk latest COVID deaths. Vaccine, campus updates.

Today’s first headlines: Coroner’s office: Rome woman, 38, dies after being struck by a vehicle on Cave Spring Road. ‘Field of Flags’ stunning display starts the inauguration events for President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris. What to know. Business: Olea Olive Oil & Wine sets Thursday grand opening at 424 Broad St. in Rome.… Read more

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From Hometown: Transport complete; our website is back at midday Monday after updates.

From Hometown: Transport complete; our website is back at midday Monday after updates.

THE LATEST And we’re back; much faster than we had thought. The website is running smoothly at 12:20 p.m. Thank you for your patience. PREVIOUSLY Hometown Headlines is making some technical changes starting around noon today (Monday) that could lead to some downtime as the conversion is completed. In tech terms, we’re changing servers within… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Local authorities on alert for extremist threats this week; state, feds, too. COVID claims Gordon resident; 183 new cases. Restyled apartments welcome first guests. Christopher & Banks exiting outlets.

Heritage First Headlines. Local authorities on alert for extremist threats this week; state, feds, too. COVID claims Gordon resident; 183 new cases. Restyled apartments welcome first guests. Christopher & Banks exiting outlets.

Today’s first headlines: Local law enforcement on alert for potential extremist threats but are ‘not expecting any problems’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Kemp says Georgia Capitol ‘fully prepared to deal with anything and everything.’ Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths locally, 151 statewide. 270 new positive tests here. Vaccine updates.  ‘Night to Shine’ special needs prom canceled. MLK Celebration weekend continues virtually.

Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths locally, 151 statewide. 270 new positive tests here. Vaccine updates. ‘Night to Shine’ special needs prom canceled. MLK Celebration weekend continues virtually.

Today’s first headlines: 4 more deaths posted Saturday: 1 each in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk; statewide, another 151 more deaths. 270 more positive tests here. Fewer free testing sites open next week. Latest from Dr. Voccio: mass vaccination site coming soon. Vax Report: Nearly 400,000 in Georgia have received the vaccine so far. Harbin Clinic… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Three COVID deaths in NW Georgia, record 159 statewide. Record number of quarantines at local schools. Vaccine update. Rome Police seek info on fatal hit-and-run.

Heritage First Headlines. Three COVID deaths in NW Georgia, record 159 statewide. Record number of quarantines at local schools. Vaccine update. Rome Police seek info on fatal hit-and-run.

Today’s first headlines: 3 fatalities posted Friday: 1 each in Floyd, Gordon, Polk; statewide, a record 159 more deaths. 228 more positive tests here; total since March now at 25,019. COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond: 149. Record number of quarantines: 907 at Floyd, 634 at Rome. Both off Monday for King holiday. Cartersville: 30 positive… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Polk, citing COVID surge, takes aggressive safety steps. Chattooga schools already virtual. 7 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday (2 in Polk). School quarantines jump again. $185 million distribution center proposed near Calhoun. I-75 chase ends with suspect’s death. Cold weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Polk, citing COVID surge, takes aggressive safety steps. Chattooga schools already virtual. 7 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday (2 in Polk). School quarantines jump again. $185 million distribution center proposed near Calhoun. I-75 chase ends with suspect’s death. Cold weekend.

Today’s first headlines: 7 local deaths posted Thursday: 1 in Floyd, 2 each in Bartow, Gordon, Polk; regional total in 10 months: 418. State: 142 fatalities, just shy of record. 208 new cases here in a day. 146 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 37 in Gordon. Chattooga schools virtual through Jan. 22. Rome Schools use… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 11 more deaths posted Wednesday; 5 in Floyd, 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk. Rome Schools go virtual Friday as surge builds. Riverbend Off Broad townhouses taking shape (mid $200,000s).

Heritage First Headlines. 11 more deaths posted Wednesday; 5 in Floyd, 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk. Rome Schools go virtual Friday as surge builds. Riverbend Off Broad townhouses taking shape (mid $200,000s).

Today’s first headlines: 11 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Wednesday; 411 in all with another 41 ‘probable’ deaths. Statewide, 137 more fatalities. Region reports 219 new positive results. Rome Schools cancel in-person classes Friday because of COVID surge. Also: 1,192 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Floyd posts 10 more positive cases.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll hits 400 in NW Georgia (not counting 41 ‘probable’ deaths). State records most fatalities since pandemic began. Also: Vaccine, campus updates. Dining: 2 new barbecue spots in Rome; Chipotle plans Cartersville restaurant.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll hits 400 in NW Georgia (not counting 41 ‘probable’ deaths). State records most fatalities since pandemic began. Also: Vaccine, campus updates. Dining: 2 new barbecue spots in Rome; Chipotle plans Cartersville restaurant.

Today’s first headlines: Coronavirus death toll in NW Georgia hits 400 with 13 reported Tuesday. Also: 41 ‘probable deaths.’ Record day for deaths in Georgia: 145. Local tests up 240 with 87 in Bartow alone. Georgia Health News: The state of our state — record day for deaths (145); record hospitalizations (5,700); a bit better… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. State pulls 65-and-over vaccination online sign-up; Georgia ‘worst in the nation.’ Bartow resident latest victim; 205 new cases. McDaniel named mayor in 5-4 vote; Stevenson pro tem. Newby tasting room hopes to open later this month. Helping Pizza Farm staff.

Heritage First Headlines. State pulls 65-and-over vaccination online sign-up; Georgia ‘worst in the nation.’ Bartow resident latest victim; 205 new cases. McDaniel named mayor in 5-4 vote; Stevenson pro tem. Newby tasting room hopes to open later this month. Helping Pizza Farm staff.

Today’s first headlines: Health Department shuts down online registration for those 65 and over. Why? They were receiving ‘a far greater rate than we are capable of scheduling appointments to immunize people with our limited vaccine supply.’ Georgia Health News: Georgia’s worst-in-the-nation status for COVID vaccination rate. Remembering one of Rome’s most generous hearts, Mr.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Continuing weather updates. Mother/teacher dies in wreck; suspect caught. Davis Shelter’s urban farming program a fresh idea for several reasons. COVID: New concerns in Polk (31.5% positivity rate). Vaccination updates. Latest quake shakes NW Georgia.

Heritage First Headlines. Continuing weather updates. Mother/teacher dies in wreck; suspect caught. Davis Shelter’s urban farming program a fresh idea for several reasons. COVID: New concerns in Polk (31.5% positivity rate). Vaccination updates. Latest quake shakes NW Georgia.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: So far, a little too warm for snow (upper 30s) as rain moves across Northwest Georgia. Continuing updates. Kingston mother of two and Bartow teacher dies in three-vehicle collision on Euharlee Road; Cartersville driver faces vehicular homicide and other charges. The Davies Shelter is launching an Urban Farming training… Read more

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