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Heritage First Headlines. Passengers escape burning vehicle after I-75 crash. $67.2 million warehouse planned near Calhoun. Appointments available for youth COVID shots; another Floyd resident dies. 3 meetings for Floyd elections board next week. High school football moves to playoffs; Braves, fans celebrate. Upper 30s this morning; highs in mid 60s.

Heritage First Headlines. Passengers escape burning vehicle after I-75 crash. $67.2 million warehouse planned near Calhoun. Appointments available for youth COVID shots; another Floyd resident dies. 3 meetings for Floyd elections board next week. High school football moves to playoffs; Braves, fans celebrate. Upper 30s this morning; highs in mid 60s.

Today’s first headlines: Georgia State Patrol: All passengers escape vehicle that caught on fire after bizarre crash on I-75 Friday afternoon. Business: $67.2 million industrial warehouse proposed south of Calhoun. River City Bank opening Blairsville office. Health Department accepting appointments for youths 5-11 to get Pfizer vaccine. Another Floyd resident dies from COVID; Georgia tops… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. The Varsity has Cartersville site under review. Rome woman dies in I-75 crash. Floyd Schools, NAACP open dialogue following Coosa High concerns. Voccio: COVID numbers ‘looking so much better.’ Cool weekend mornings.

Heritage First Headlines. The Varsity has Cartersville site under review. Rome woman dies in I-75 crash. Floyd Schools, NAACP open dialogue following Coosa High concerns. Voccio: COVID numbers ‘looking so much better.’ Cool weekend mornings.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: ‘What’ll ya have… what’ll ya have?’ How about The Varsity looking seriously in Cartersville near the new auto museum? Rome woman, 79, dies in accident on I-75 in Emerson; two others injured. Floyd County Schools, NAACP members hold ‘productive first meeting’ following disturbance at Coosa High the week of Oct. 4.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Extreme makeover as O’Charley’s gives way to Buffalo Wild Wings. Raceway in West Rome close; shelves still empty. 22nd fatality on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. An early serving of Christmas cheer.

Heritage First Headlines. Extreme makeover as O’Charley’s gives way to Buffalo Wild Wings. Raceway in West Rome close; shelves still empty. 22nd fatality on Rome/Floyd roads this year. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. An early serving of Christmas cheer.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Site of Rome’s new Buffalo Wild Wings is gutted; third time this venue has undergone a face lift. West Rome’s Raceway still needs to stock up; tentative opening Dec. 1. 22nd person this year dies on Rome/Floyd roads; victim was a 31-year-old Euharlee man. Floyd, Polk residents the latest area COVID… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Incumbents win the night in Rome commission, schools elections; both boards gain 1 new member each. 2021 World Series champs: Atlanta Braves. COVID patient count up slightly at Rome hospitals after recent drop. Cooler temperatures into the weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Incumbents win the night in Rome commission, schools elections; both boards gain 1 new member each. 2021 World Series champs: Atlanta Braves. COVID patient count up slightly at Rome hospitals after recent drop. Cooler temperatures into the weekend.

Today’s first headlines: Rome Commission: Doss, Quick, Beeman win three seats on Ward 2. School board: Collins, Jackson, Byington, Davis, Fisher, Uldrick and newcomer Pascha Burge win seven seats. Turnout was lousy (12.8%). Also: regional results. 39 virus patients at Atrium Health Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 4. Floyd County records another probable COVID death.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Election day and picking the people who decide ‘how we live,’ ‘what we learn.’ 3 more COVID deaths posted Monday in NW Georgia; 35 virus patients in Rome hospitals. Another close call fire in Chattooga. Great weather today; changes by Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines. Election day and picking the people who decide ‘how we live,’ ‘what we learn.’ 3 more COVID deaths posted Monday in NW Georgia; 35 virus patients in Rome hospitals. Another close call fire in Chattooga. Great weather today; changes by Thursday.

Today’s first headlines: Election Day: What to know about today’s vote. Precincts open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Who’s on the ballot; where to vote. 3 more COVID deaths posted Monday in NW Georgia; 1 more probable case. 35 virus patients at Atrium Health Floyd, Redmond on Monday, up 3. Close call Monday at… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. As seen on TV — Election pressures on Floyd County Commission and NBC checks in from Chattooga. Plus, minus for LakePoint. Bypass a plus for growth? Peaks & Valleys. Vaccines slow in deadly month. Ready for Tuesday’s vote?

Heritage First Headlines. As seen on TV — Election pressures on Floyd County Commission and NBC checks in from Chattooga. Plus, minus for LakePoint. Bypass a plus for growth? Peaks & Valleys. Vaccines slow in deadly month. Ready for Tuesday’s vote?

Today’s first headlines: Our Newsletter: As seen on TV– NBC’s Chattooga County crash and Floyd County Commission clash (two updates). State volleyball a spike for LakePoint economy even as a customer leaves. Will Southeast Bypass on/off ramps spur more growth off Chulio, Pleasant Valley? Peaks & Valleys: New retail, suds wars and a ‘Meta’ mistake.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 13 months after first opening, East Bend welcomes final ‘anchor’ today; another shop pending. October was NW Georgia’s second deadliest month of the pandemic: 105 COVID deaths, 44 ‘probable’ deaths. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Braves a win away from World Series title.

Heritage First Headlines. 13 months after first opening, East Bend welcomes final ‘anchor’ today; another shop pending. October was NW Georgia’s second deadliest month of the pandemic: 105 COVID deaths, 44 ‘probable’ deaths. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. Braves a win away from World Series title.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Thirteen months after the first business opened, Rome’s East Bend retail and dining center welcomes final anchor today — and another new shop coming soon. October was the second deadliest month of the pandemic in Northwest Georgia: 105 COVID deaths, 44 ‘probable’ deaths. Some indicators are improving but there are concerns about… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. With 1,160 ballots already cast, turnout should be good for Tuesday’s elections. Christmas Tree City moves closer to home (plate). A record drug haul. 2 more COVID deaths in Floyd posted Friday. Slightly warmer day ahead; Sunday looks good.

Heritage First Headlines. With 1,160 ballots already cast, turnout should be good for Tuesday’s elections. Christmas Tree City moves closer to home (plate). A record drug haul. 2 more COVID deaths in Floyd posted Friday. Slightly warmer day ahead; Sunday looks good.

Today’s first headlines: Campaign Watch: 1,045 voters cast early ballots in Tuesday’s municipal elections; another 115 absentee ballots received. Early turnout impressive compared to 2019 Rome vote. Weekend: A record drug haul (the good kind). What’s ‘smokin’ in Cartersville. Suddenly soup at downtown hot spots. Veteran CEO’s advice to students: Character, service leadership are key.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Big Dan’s opens today as car wash industry surges. Now more than 5 years old, more changes for tennis center. 4 COVID deaths, 4 probable deaths posted Thursday. Final day to vote in advance in city elections; precincts open Tuesday. Cold and windy today.

Heritage First Headlines. Big Dan’s opens today as car wash industry surges. Now more than 5 years old, more changes for tennis center. 4 COVID deaths, 4 probable deaths posted Thursday. Final day to vote in advance in city elections; precincts open Tuesday. Cold and windy today.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Big Dan’s Car Wash, with a $4.2 million campus on Shorter Avenue, opens at 8 a.m. Friday; ribbon-cutting reset for Tuesday morning. Changes continue at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, now in sixth year of operation. New management company starts Jan. 1; hotel due by early December. Thursday: 4 more… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Today’s first headlines: Starting today, call it Atrium Health Floyd as final piece of two years of almost healthcare changes settles in Northwest Georgia. Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville. 1,002 residents have now died from COVID in NW Georgia; 8 more… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Today’s first headlines: Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green. Business: What to know about Rome’s permanent open container policy. Kohl’s opens Sunday in Rome; nearby OrangeTheory Fitness already has folks sweating. 35 ‘probable’ deaths so far this month… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Today’s first headlines: Business: 14.12 acres across from East Rome Walmart sold; no immediate development plans in hot area of town. Rome City Commission OKs annexation, rezoning of Pleasant Valley Preserve site (with stipulations). Earlier: Martha Berry project rezoning passes unanimously. Open container ordinance now permanent. Knox Box fire proposal passes. Floyd County records 300th… Read more

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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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