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Heritage First Headlines. Tuesday’s runoff features two very opposite races. St. Mary’s Catholic School starts 75th year. 67 more positive virus tests in NW Georgia. Your week: Runoff, more schools open.

Heritage First Headlines. Tuesday’s runoff features two very opposite races. St. Mary’s Catholic School starts 75th year. 67 more positive virus tests in NW Georgia. Your week: Runoff, more schools open.

  Today’s first headlines: Xtreme runoff: 2 races on Floyd ballot on Tuesday couldn’t be more different, from longevity (30 months vs. 6 months) to money ($4.5 million to under $250,000) to tone. As Saint Mary’s Catholic School celebrates 75 years amid a pandemic, the resolve of those who opened the school just days after… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. RaceWay coming to West Rome. Another virus death in Bartow, 162 more cases in NW Georgia. Enterprise Rent-A-Car moves, AR Workshop business for sale. Runoff comes down to Tuesday’s turnout for sheriff, U.S. House hopefuls.

Heritage First Headlines. RaceWay coming to West Rome. Another virus death in Bartow, 162 more cases in NW Georgia. Enterprise Rent-A-Car moves, AR Workshop business for sale. Runoff comes down to Tuesday’s turnout for sheriff, U.S. House hopefuls.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Today’s first headlines: Business: RaceWay (not RaceTrac) coming in 2021 to Ga. 20 and Coker Drive in West Rome. New store will feature expanded diesel stations. Another virus death in Bartow County, regional total now at 116 deaths. 162 more positive tests in NW Georgia, 4,445 new cases statewide.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. State’s deadliest day with 92 death. Updates from hospitals, Public Health’s Dr. Voccio. Latest on school cases. Cod Tail about ready on Shorter. Advance voting ends.

Heritage First Headlines. State’s deadliest day with 92 death. Updates from hospitals, Public Health’s Dr. Voccio. Latest on school cases. Cod Tail about ready on Shorter. Advance voting ends.

  Today’s first headlines: State’s deadliest day: 92 die since Thursday. 58 virus patients in Rome hospitals; 10 await test results.154 new positive tests in NW Georgia. Update from Public Health’s Dr. Voccio. Floyd Schools have 7 with positive results; a dozen home monitoring symptoms. 5 more Berry students, 1 employee test positive. Bartow Schools in green… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. In 5 months, COVID has killed 115 NW Georgians, 4,026 people in the state. Update on how high school, college cases and threat levels. How businesses are adapting. Scorching weekend ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. In 5 months, COVID has killed 115 NW Georgians, 4,026 people in the state. Update on how high school, college cases and threat levels. How businesses are adapting. Scorching weekend ahead.

  Today’s first headlines: 2 more die in NW Georgia, 1 each in Floyd and Chattooga. 115 in five months. 59 in Rome hospitals for COVID-19; 11 awaiting test results. COVID and campuses: Bartow County Schools in the green phase (no or low spread) as classes begin. 5 more Berry students test positive. From expanded… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. COVID on campus: Rome Schools report; regional updates. 3 more deaths in NW Georgia: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Polk. 111 in Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun hospitals. Runoff voting updates. Crazy day in sports.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID on campus: Rome Schools report; regional updates. 3 more deaths in NW Georgia: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Polk. 111 in Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun hospitals. Runoff voting updates. Crazy day in sports.

  Today’s first headlines: COVID on campus: Rome Schools reports 6 employees testing positive, 4 awaiting results and 2 students tested — 1 positive, 1 ‘detected.’ Plus round-up of other area schools. 3 more deaths: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Polk. Record 187 new cases in NW Georgia. 111 patients in Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun hospitals.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 15,000 virus tests by Public Health in Floyd, Bartow last month. 61st Bartow resident dies. 2 Chattooga High students test positive. Floyd jail reports another employee has it. Shaw updates Cartersville operations. New bakery opens.

Heritage First Headlines. 15,000 virus tests by Public Health in Floyd, Bartow last month. 61st Bartow resident dies. 2 Chattooga High students test positive. Floyd jail reports another employee has it. Shaw updates Cartersville operations. New bakery opens.

  Today’s first headlines: Almost 15,000 Public Health coronavirus tests in Floyd, Bartow counties combined last month; around 45,000 for the health district since mid March. How to get tested. 61st death in Bartow County; 103 new regional cases since Monday. Two Chattooga High students test positive. 67 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 112 hospitalized… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. COVID and schools: 9 students, 6 staff positive at Floyd (since March); Rome band student said to be doing fine. Positive tests at Gordon County Jail. Bank, downtown Rome updates. Floyd teen’s 108-pound watermelon a state champ.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID and schools: 9 students, 6 staff positive at Floyd (since March); Rome band student said to be doing fine. Positive tests at Gordon County Jail. Bank, downtown Rome updates. Floyd teen’s 108-pound watermelon a state champ.

  Today’s first headlines: Relative says Rome band student is doing fine; Floyd schools report 9 student cases since June and 6 staff cases including 2 from March. 66 coronavirus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 109 hospitalized in Northwest Georgia. 47 more positive tests. COVID updates: Gordon County Jail the latest to deal with virus concerns:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 8 die in weekend COVID cases, 5 in Bartow, 3 in Polk. Floyd County Schools have return-to-class updates. Rome High band practice stopped as one case suspected. Rome victim fighting parole for repeat sex offender.

Heritage First Headlines. 8 die in weekend COVID cases, 5 in Bartow, 3 in Polk. Floyd County Schools have return-to-class updates. Rome High band practice stopped as one case suspected. Rome victim fighting parole for repeat sex offender.

  Today’s first headlines: Sunday: 3 die from Polk, one from Bartow. That’s eight local deaths in 48 hours. Regional toll now at 109. Another 82 test positive in five-county area Floyd County Schools updates the ‘return to school” guidelines, color codes. New: Superintendent to post weekly status report; frequently asked questions list. Rome High… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths in Bartow. Area hospitals not at capacity despite surge in patients. CDC warns of possible spread among children. Bicyclist airlifted after hit by car in Rome.

Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths in Bartow. Area hospitals not at capacity despite surge in patients. CDC warns of possible spread among children. Bicyclist airlifted after hit by car in Rome.

  Today’s first headlines: Four more deaths in Bartow County, regional total up to 105 since March. Another 130 new cases in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. Recap of July’s soaring numbers. Area hospitals say they’re not at capacity yet as surge in coronavirus patients continues. What to know. The Voccio Viewpoint: Latest update… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Awful July: NW Georgia COVID cases more than double, up 131.8%. Fall cancellations continue. Advance voting today in Floyd. New playground at Ridge Ferry.

Heritage First Headlines. Awful July: NW Georgia COVID cases more than double, up 131.8%. Fall cancellations continue. Advance voting today in Floyd. New playground at Ridge Ferry.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Today’s first headlines: July: It took NW Georgia 4 months to see 1,962 COVID-19 patients; we more than doubled that in 31 days. 25% of the area deaths were in July; 75%, over 4 months before. No Chiaha festival this October. Northwest Georgia Regional Fair in Calhoun cancels September… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 886 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in 7 days. Hospital cases rising. Marble Slab Creamery due in Carterville. Big move for Adairsville manufacturer. SEC plans 10-game conference-only season.

Heritage First Headlines. 886 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in 7 days. Hospital cases rising. Marble Slab Creamery due in Carterville. Big move for Adairsville manufacturer. SEC plans 10-game conference-only season.

  Today’s first headlines: 158 new cases in NW Georgia in 24 hours; 886 in 7 days. Hospitals: 101 patients: 39 at Floyd, 12 pending. Redmond, 26 patients, 2 pending. Cartersville, 20. Gordon, 16. Dining: Diet-busting double-header due in Cartersville: Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie Co. at Main Street Commons (near Kohl’s). Business: Airman USA Corp.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Local virus patient count jumps in Rome hospitals. 6th Polk death. State’s deadliest week yet? 307 die since July 22. Justice closing mall, outlet stories; Humble Pie returns.

Heritage First Headlines. Local virus patient count jumps in Rome hospitals. 6th Polk death. State’s deadliest week yet? 307 die since July 22. Justice closing mall, outlet stories; Humble Pie returns.

  Today’s first headlines: Hospital cases jump: 39 coronavirus patients at Floyd, 13 more awaiting tests. Redmond: 24 patients. Polk: 6th virus death. Georgia’s deadliest week yet? 307 since July 22. Georgia Health News: UGA has the third highest total of COVID-19 cases among U.S. colleges, per New York Times report. Weekly Rant: Who will… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. About our first 100 coronavirus deaths in Northwest Georgia — what we know. New cases continue to surge here, across Georgia. Rome man held on multiple armed robbery charges. Democrats blast forged letter in House race.

Heritage First Headlines. About our first 100 coronavirus deaths in Northwest Georgia — what we know. New cases continue to surge here, across Georgia. Rome man held on multiple armed robbery charges. Democrats blast forged letter in House race.

  Today’s first headlines: 100 deaths. Who we’ve lost in Northwest Georgia: More men than women; 88% white; most age 70 and older; 55% from Bartow County. 53 COVID patients now in Floyd, Redmond; 21 in Cartersville Medical. 161 new cases in the region since Monday. State: 3,563 deaths (100 here); 4,293 new cases in… Read more

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