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Heritage First Headlines. Buffalo Wild Wings two steps closer to opening. Movies at Berry Square sold, ends era. 3 Floyd residents, 4 from Bartow latest COVID deaths; free tests back at fairgrounds.

Heritage First Headlines. Buffalo Wild Wings two steps closer to opening. Movies at Berry Square sold, ends era. 3 Floyd residents, 4 from Bartow latest COVID deaths; free tests back at fairgrounds.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Buffalo Wild Wings to go before Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission in November as renovations get under way. Movies at Berry Square, the last cinemas from the Village Theatres group owned by Dr. Gary Smith, has been sold. 3 Floyd residents, 4 from Bartow the latest claimed by COVID. 64 virus patients in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Former IGA in West Rome under lease. New Dollar General, Dairy Queen in Armuchee. COVID: 68 patients in Rome hospitals Monday, down 10.

Heritage First Headlines. Former IGA in West Rome under lease. New Dollar General, Dairy Queen in Armuchee. COVID: 68 patients in Rome hospitals Monday, down 10.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Former IGA at Shorter and Division under lease; formal details due today on new retail tenant. Business: $500,000 permit issued for Armuchee Dollar General; Dairy Queen also on the way. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday. Bartow Job & Career Fair set for Oct. 20. 68 patients in Floyd, Redmond on… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Anatomy of a pretty good rumor. Johnny Mitchell’s restaurant sold. Absent this year: absentee ballot buzz. Plus: This week’s radar, Peaks & Valleys. Plus: Old Navy quietly opens. Big sports report.

Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Anatomy of a pretty good rumor. Johnny Mitchell’s restaurant sold. Absent this year: absentee ballot buzz. Plus: This week’s radar, Peaks & Valleys. Plus: Old Navy quietly opens. Big sports report.

Today’s first headlines: Newsletter: The anatomy of researching a rumor too good to be true. More changes for Johnny Mitchell’s, a regional favorite. Absent this year (almost): Absentee ballots. On radar this week. Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows of Northwest Georgia. Business: Old Navy quietly opens at East Bend in Rome. Kohl’s due… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. NAACP urges Coosa High parents to form own group; reviewing allegations. As deaths climbed in NW Georgia, so did vaccinations — but very slowly. New coffee chain almost ready in Rockmart; Rabbit’s Nest ready to hop again.

Heritage First Headlines. NAACP urges Coosa High parents to form own group; reviewing allegations. As deaths climbed in NW Georgia, so did vaccinations — but very slowly. New coffee chain almost ready in Rockmart; Rabbit’s Nest ready to hop again.

Today’s first headlines: NAACP urges Coosa High parents to first unite as their own group as investigation continues following Saturday’s information session. Health: 266 people have died here since delta surge began in August; since then, the number of fully vaccinated area residents has climbed by 7 to 8 points but still way behind state… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Old Bruster’s site to become latest Pizza Hut. Big Dan’s opens Shorter site Oct. 29, announces major regional rollout. 6 more COVID deaths, 2 probable deaths; 78 in Rome hospitals; regional campus updates. Coosa High, NAACP meeting today. Gorgeous fall weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Old Bruster’s site to become latest Pizza Hut. Big Dan’s opens Shorter site Oct. 29, announces major regional rollout. 6 more COVID deaths, 2 probable deaths; 78 in Rome hospitals; regional campus updates. Coosa High, NAACP meeting today. Gorgeous fall weekend.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Fair trade, ice cream for pizza? That’s what’s on the way at former Bruster’s on Shorter Avenue — a new Pizza Hut. Plus updates on former car wash nearby. Business: Big Dan’s announces Oct. 29 grand opening of flagship on Shorter Avenue — and multimillion-dollar expansion plans across the Southeast. Deadly… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Floyd Police at Coosa High today after tense Thursday. 22nd traffic death in Floyd this year. Big Dan’s adding Bypass/Riverside location, with gas, as Shorter location nears opening. 8 more COVID deaths including 3 in Floyd and Polk.

Heritage First Headlines. Floyd Police at Coosa High today after tense Thursday. 22nd traffic death in Floyd this year. Big Dan’s adding Bypass/Riverside location, with gas, as Shorter location nears opening. 8 more COVID deaths including 3 in Floyd and Polk.

Today’s first headlines: Extra police due at Coosa High following Thursday’s ‘disruption’ and ‘racially motivated social media posts’ as identified by the principal. On-campus protests banned; only ‘essential’ visitors on campus. Rockmart man killed in head-on collision on Ga. 101 near Wax Road; he’s the 22nd person to die on Floyd County roads this year.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Local COVID deaths not slowing down; 31 lost since Oct. 1. Another 240 apartments proposed near Highlands’ Cartersville campus. 2-year-old stable; Calhoun couple jailed. ‘Service Sunday’ is Oct. 31. Rain threat continues.

Heritage First Headlines. Local COVID deaths not slowing down; 31 lost since Oct. 1. Another 240 apartments proposed near Highlands’ Cartersville campus. 2-year-old stable; Calhoun couple jailed. ‘Service Sunday’ is Oct. 31. Rain threat continues.

Today’s first headlines: 15 COVID deaths posted in 24 hours: 4 each in Floyd and Bartow; 3 in Polk. 96 virus patients in Rome hospitals; no change. 19 new cases reported. Business: 240-unit multifamily development planned adjacent to Georgia Highland’s Cartersville campus. Also: Crestwood models due in early 2022 in Rome. Gordon sheriff: Calhoun couple… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Our billion-dollar housing boom includes 688 homes proposed off Euharlee Road even as Rome-Floyd Planning Commission hears protests over 1,018-home idea. The Point gets initial green light. 6 more COVID deaths; Rome hospitals treating 96 virus patients.

Heritage First Headlines. Our billion-dollar housing boom includes 688 homes proposed off Euharlee Road even as Rome-Floyd Planning Commission hears protests over 1,018-home idea. The Point gets initial green light. 6 more COVID deaths; Rome hospitals treating 96 virus patients.

Today’s first headlines: Another 688 homes, townhouses proposed off Euharlee Road as billion-dollar boom continues to sizzle in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties. Business: Massive East Rome residential community now goes to the City Commission as neighboring residents blast proposal, citing traffic and safety concerns. Martha Berry project gets unanimous approval. 3 Floyd residents plus 2 from… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Investigation continues into fatal house fire in Garden Lakes. Cherokee Lodge in downtown Rome up for auction. 5 more COVID deaths from the weekend in NW Georgia. Flash flood watch through early Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines. Investigation continues into fatal house fire in Garden Lakes. Cherokee Lodge in downtown Rome up for auction. 5 more COVID deaths from the weekend in NW Georgia. Flash flood watch through early Thursday.

Today’s first headlines: 1 dead, 1 critical following residential fire in Garden Lakes early Monday. Business: The Cherokee Lodge, a downtown Rome landmark, up for auction Dec. 9. 5 COVID deaths since Friday, 2 ‘probable’ deaths as well. 216 new cases since Friday in Northwest Georgia. 110 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 11. Campus… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Tracking Ulta’s updates and those famous strawberry patches. Chasing rumors. Rant: County wants to evaluate election board commissioners’ appointed? Rainy week ahead. UGA magazine spotlights Stitchery owner. John McClellan’s high school picks.

Heritage First Headlines. Newsletter: Tracking Ulta’s updates and those famous strawberry patches. Chasing rumors. Rant: County wants to evaluate election board commissioners’ appointed? Rainy week ahead. UGA magazine spotlights Stitchery owner. John McClellan’s high school picks.

Newsletter this week: Ulta sign is up as interior work continues. Work never stops at local strawberry field. A teaser to possible bigger news later today. Rant: Political stunting as county discusses reviewing election board members (uh, who made those appointments)? Peaks & Valleys: Thank you, John Q. Saluting fallen educators. Business: UGA’s Georgia Magazine… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rack ’em: Pool pros opening sports bar, grill, billiards room in Cartersville. Local vaccine rates stalled during deadliest month yet of the pandemic. Vocco on third dose, booster shots. 2 key projects before planners on Tuesday.

Heritage First Headlines. Rack ’em: Pool pros opening sports bar, grill, billiards room in Cartersville. Local vaccine rates stalled during deadliest month yet of the pandemic. Vocco on third dose, booster shots. 2 key projects before planners on Tuesday.

Heritage First Headlines: Dining: Billiards champs Johnny Archer, Rodney Morris bringing sports bar, grill and pool hall to Cartersville. Soft opening possible this week. Partnership includes Birdies’ Wings owner. Health: Our deadliest month of the pandemic — 186 COVID deaths — also saw a 23.% slowdown in NW Georgians getting a first dose of vaccine.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Remembering WLAQ’s Randy Davis. Make that AdventHealth Redmond come January as deal closes. 5 more COVID deaths posted Friday; 121 in Rome hospitals; latest campus updates. Rome native to lead GBI’s child/computer crimes unit.

Heritage First Headlines. Remembering WLAQ’s Randy Davis. Make that AdventHealth Redmond come January as deal closes. 5 more COVID deaths posted Friday; 121 in Rome hospitals; latest campus updates. Rome native to lead GBI’s child/computer crimes unit.

Heritage First Headlines: An appreciation: We’ve lost the voice of Northwest Georgia sports, Randy Davis. AdventHealth completes $635 million purchase of Redmond Regional, ending a shift in three hospital ownerships that started in November 2019. 5 more COVID deaths posted Friday: 2 in Floyd, 2 in Gordon, 1 in Bartow. 121 virus patients in Floyd,… Read more

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