Category Archives: hometown

Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Facebook ‘detectives’ didn’t let facts get into their way. Real signs of Christmas season. Peaks & Valleys. Final week’s menu at Martha’s Skillet a Coosa classic. Final five days to vote early. John McClellan’s playoff forecast, game picks.

Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Facebook ‘detectives’ didn’t let facts get into their way. Real signs of Christmas season. Peaks & Valleys. Final week’s menu at Martha’s Skillet a Coosa classic. Final five days to vote early. John McClellan’s playoff forecast, game picks.

Today’s first headlines: Latest newsletter: -Don’t blast Facebook for the ‘kidnap’ rumor; blame those who ’embellished’ it. -Christmas is two months away– except in our stomachs. -Newsmakers: Scott Moody, Josh Kerce, NW Georgia women. -Peaks & Valleys: Including a chamber crusader, Atlanta Braves (peak and valley) and different COVID concerns. Dining: Chicken & dressing, cheesybeef… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pick O’ Deli shuts down Dean Avenue location; says remodel pending. NW Georgia easily women outpace men in first vaccine doses; still lags behind state. Huge night head for community, Rome City Commission. Fall returns Monday.

Heritage First Headlines. Pick O’ Deli shuts down Dean Avenue location; says remodel pending. NW Georgia easily women outpace men in first vaccine doses; still lags behind state. Huge night head for community, Rome City Commission. Fall returns Monday.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Pick O’ Deli closes Dean Avenue location, ‘hoping to remodel and be back in business sometime in 2022.’ Customers are being referred to the Riverside location. Health: Northwest Georgia women far outpace men in getting at least one COVID vaccination. Region way behind state averages. Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting could… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Week ends with 6 COVID deaths, 7 ‘probable’ deaths. Shorter site switches from lube jobs to eyecare. ‘Sequel’ to Rome Cinemas’ sale. Guest column on Gabby Petito case and what needs to be done. Saturday voting for most today; Sunday in Floyd as well.

Heritage First Headlines. Week ends with 6 COVID deaths, 7 ‘probable’ deaths. Shorter site switches from lube jobs to eyecare. ‘Sequel’ to Rome Cinemas’ sale. Guest column on Gabby Petito case and what needs to be done. Saturday voting for most today; Sunday in Floyd as well.

Today’s first headlines: 6 COVID deaths in NW Georgia on Friday; 7 more probable deaths. 41 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond, lowest since early August. No COVID tests Saturday at fairgrounds. Public Health to start Moderna, J&J boosters. Business: Shorter site transforms from autos to eyecare. Sequel to Rome Cinemas sale: 500 storage units, 12… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Dining updates on Puerto Rican restaurant in Calhoun, new alcohol permits, ‘drag show’ downtown. Rome Police: No attempted abduction occurred. Education updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Dining updates on Puerto Rican restaurant in Calhoun, new alcohol permits, ‘drag show’ downtown. Rome Police: No attempted abduction occurred. Education updates.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: A taste of Puerto Rico now open in Calhoun at Boriken Restaurant. Permits approved for alcohol at new Fairfield Inn (restaurant planned), wine at Eggs Up Grill — and ‘drag show’ returns to Tortaco on Broad. Rome Police: ‘There is no evidence of an attempted abduction’ outside a Rome medical office… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome’s first new subdivision in 2 decades begins sales. Aragon man charged in 101/Wax Road collision that killed 1. Voccio: COVID numbers improving. Latest: Virus kills 2 more in Floyd. Plus: Education updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome’s first new subdivision in 2 decades begins sales. Aragon man charged in 101/Wax Road collision that killed 1. Voccio: COVID numbers improving. Latest: Virus kills 2 more in Floyd. Plus: Education updates.

Today’s first headlines: Business: First look at the Crestwood community off Ga. 53 with homes starting at $182,900. It is Rome’s first new subdivision in 20 years. Also: Bank updates. Floyd Police: Aragon man charged with homicide by vehicle/second degree in Oct. 7 accident on Ga. 101 that killed Rockmart man. 2 new COVID deaths in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome chamber president leaving Nov. 12. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 more probables; 55 in Rome hospitals. Schools: New principal named; honors for Model senior. Armuchee family on TV’s ‘Feud.’

Heritage First Headlines. Rome chamber president leaving Nov. 12. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 more probables; 55 in Rome hospitals. Schools: New principal named; honors for Model senior. Armuchee family on TV’s ‘Feud.’

Today’s first headlines: Jeanne Krueger, who led the Rome Floyd Chamber after its breakup with economic development and then through the pandemic, leaving Nov. 12. Powers-Smith to serve as interim; previously ran Opelika, Ala., chamber. 3 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia push October count to 79. Also, 52 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday,… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia likely to top 1,000 COVID deaths this month; 76 lost since Oct. 1. Heard on the Tweet: Drive-through pancakes (and sausage); fall plants make spring strawberries.

Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia likely to top 1,000 COVID deaths this month; 76 lost since Oct. 1. Heard on the Tweet: Drive-through pancakes (and sausage); fall plants make spring strawberries.

Today’s first headlines: 4 new COVID deaths in NW Georgia push October count to 76. Region likely to top 1,000 deaths by month’s end. 55 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Monday, down 4. Heard on the Tweet: Noon Optimist Club’s Pancake Breakfast returns Nov. 20; drive-through only. On a cool fall morning, next spring’s strawberries… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Mule House pizza going brick-and-mortar; who’s taking Johnny Mitchell’s spot. Newsletter: End the letter debate over Coosa; deal with the real issue. The elections office pinata. 1 dead in Bartow collision. John McClellan’s high school playoffs outlook.

Heritage First Headlines. Mule House pizza going brick-and-mortar; who’s taking Johnny Mitchell’s spot. Newsletter: End the letter debate over Coosa; deal with the real issue. The elections office pinata. 1 dead in Bartow collision. John McClellan’s high school playoffs outlook.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: The Mule House, one of the top food trucks in the region, adding pizza restaurant in Cartersville. Craft Smokehouse also on the way at former Johnny Mitchell’s. Newsletter: Race, communication are the issues at Coosa High. The ghosts of 2020 haunting elections board. Extension for downtown Rome’s open container test? Peaks &… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. New Fairfield, Raceway seek alcohol permits. Vaccine rates mostly stall in week where 27 died in NW Georgia. A little warmer today, mid 70s next week. Berry soars; Hawks clipped.

Heritage First Headlines. New Fairfield, Raceway seek alcohol permits. Vaccine rates mostly stall in week where 27 died in NW Georgia. A little warmer today, mid 70s next week. Berry soars; Hawks clipped.

Today’s first headlines: Fairfield Inn & Suites, due next month at the tennis center, seeks pouring permits. Raceway applies for beer, wine sales. Plus Floyd County, Rome City schools meet. Health: Vaccination rates mostly stalled over the past week while 27 more NW Georgians died from COVID and 446 others were diagnosed. Campaign Watch: Advance voting… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. That IGA tenant: Elder’s Ace Hardware. A whopper in Rockmart: Pizza Hut and Burger King. 16 deaths in a week from COVID in Floyd County; Voccio update. A real chill weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. That IGA tenant: Elder’s Ace Hardware. A whopper in Rockmart: Pizza Hut and Burger King. 16 deaths in a week from COVID in Floyd County; Voccio update. A real chill weekend.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Elder’s Ace Hardware going into former IGA in West Rome. Cartersville mystery a step closer. Here’s a combo: Burger King/Pizza Hut in Rockmart. From gallery to gallery. 16th death in 7 days in Floyd County. 59 patients at Rome hospitals Friday; no change since Thursday. Voccio: Virus cases dropping; 1 hospitalization… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. After 36 years, Martha’s hanging up the skillet in Coosa. 8 more COVID deaths in Floyd Co. alone. Art gallery opening in downtown Rome. Darlington’s Sam Moss retiring. New ideas for Cave Spring Elementary.

Heritage First Headlines. After 36 years, Martha’s hanging up the skillet in Coosa. 8 more COVID deaths in Floyd Co. alone. Art gallery opening in downtown Rome. Darlington’s Sam Moss retiring. New ideas for Cave Spring Elementary.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Martha’s Skillet, a Coosa icon, closing Oct. 29 as namesake retiring. 8 more Floyd residents die from COVID; 2 more probable deaths as well. 59 patients at Rome hospitals Thursday, down 8. Education: Floyd School Board to hear pitch to turn Cave Spring Elementary into a community center at Monday’s caucus,… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 10 more COVID deaths; 4 in Floyd. Students sickened by THC-laced candy, vapes; 11 arrested. Updates on ACT stores. Floyd Schools, NAACP to meet. Coosa Valley Credit Union hits the road.

Heritage First Headlines. 10 more COVID deaths; 4 in Floyd. Students sickened by THC-laced candy, vapes; 11 arrested. Updates on ACT stores. Floyd Schools, NAACP to meet. Coosa Valley Credit Union hits the road.

Today’s first headlines: NW Georgia loses 10 more to COVID: 4 in Floyd, 2 each in Bartow, Gordon, Polk. 2 more ‘probable’ deaths posted Wednesday as well. 67 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 3. Polk County Drug Task Force: Middle, high school students treated after apparently ingesting THC-laced gummy candy and vapes; 11 people… Read more

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