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First National Community Bank headlines. COVID cases surge in Georgia; climbing here, too. Dunkin due at former Regions site in West Rome. A lot of ‘new’ at the tennis center in 2022. Area Christmas services; weather anything but frightful.

First National Community Bank headlines. COVID cases surge in Georgia; climbing here, too. Dunkin due at former Regions site in West Rome. A lot of ‘new’ at the tennis center in 2022. Area Christmas services; weather anything but frightful.

Today’s first headlines: Georgia COVID cases surging; regional cases rise from 77 on Tuesday to 147 on Thursday. Chattooga resident the latest area virus victim. 26 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Thursday, down 4. Free test sites closed today. Dunkin due at former bank branch comes down on Shorter Avenue. It will be the third new… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Bank office gone as more West Rome redevelopment begins. Accident claims Shorter football player. COVID: 127 new cases; 30 in Rome hospitals. Record-low jobless rates in November. Live Nativity tonight; church services.

First National Community Bank headlines. Bank office gone as more West Rome redevelopment begins. Accident claims Shorter football player. COVID: 127 new cases; 30 in Rome hospitals. Record-low jobless rates in November. Live Nativity tonight; church services.

Today’s first headlines: As the former bank branch comes down on Shorter Avenue, rumors go up on what’s next — and for good reason as West Rome remains a redevelopment hot spot. Shorter football player Josey Sargent dies in Wednesday traffic accident. ‘He was one of the most dependable student-athletes we had here…’ 127 new… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Varsity’s in so what’s next? COVID: 77 new cases Tuesday; Atlanta indoor mask mandate returns. Roper growing, adding 600 jobs.

First National Community Bank headlines. Varsity’s in so what’s next? COVID: 77 new cases Tuesday; Atlanta indoor mask mandate returns. Roper growing, adding 600 jobs.

Today’s first headlines: What’s next for The Varsity planned for Rome: Hearing on site plan Jan. 20; Dairy Queen closing in February. Engineering company also worked on Shannon’s Ball Corp. campus. What’s due: A 4,358-square-foot restaurant. Atlanta brings back indoor mask mandate. Rome hospitals treating 30 patients through Tuesday, up 1. Business: Roper Corp. to… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. 4 more COVID deaths (3 in Floyd, 1 in Gordon); new cases rising. What was to be wood-fire pizza restaurant giving way to business incubator in Cotton Block. Services set for Mike McDougald.

First National Community Bank headlines. 4 more COVID deaths (3 in Floyd, 1 in Gordon); new cases rising. What was to be wood-fire pizza restaurant giving way to business incubator in Cotton Block. Services set for Mike McDougald.

Today’s first headlines: Rising concerns about Omicron surge. Rough weekend: 3 more die in Floyd (2 COVID, 1 probable); another in Gordon. State posts 7,708 new cases since Friday; 168 in NW Georgia. 29 virus patients in Rome hospitals, up 1. Rome, Emerson free test sites will be open Dec. 23. Five years ago, a… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Fairfield opening set for January. Double blow for area radio fans. Peaks & Valleys. Wendy Davis’ legacy on the Rome City Commission. Winter starts Tuesday; it feels otherwise today.

First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Fairfield opening set for January. Double blow for area radio fans. Peaks & Valleys. Wendy Davis’ legacy on the Rome City Commission. Winter starts Tuesday; it feels otherwise today.

Today’s first headlines: Newsletter: New Fairfield now due in January thanks to supply chain issues. Plus business updates. Reflective time for Floyd School Board. A double blow for local radio fans. Peaks & Valleys. Also today: Tonight’s Rome City Commission meeting is the last one for Wendy Davis as she runs for Congress. ‘I have… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Varsity bringing naked dogs, onion rings to Rome. Polk Police chase ends with suspect shot. 6 men, including a Chattooga teacher, arrested in Internet predator crackdown. Vaccine surprise: NW Georgia tops state average for boosters.

First National Community Bank headlines. Varsity bringing naked dogs, onion rings to Rome. Polk Police chase ends with suspect shot. 6 men, including a Chattooga teacher, arrested in Internet predator crackdown. Vaccine surprise: NW Georgia tops state average for boosters.

Today’s first headlines: Those Varsity rumors for Rome are confirmed — but not the location. All the rumors point to Five Points but … Updated: 6 men, including a Lyerly Elementary school teacher from Summerville, charged in ‘Operation Safety Christmas’ children predator crackdown. Polk Police: Chase ends with shots fired, suspect injured but no officers… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Rome radio legend Mike McDougald dies. 4 more lost — 3 COVID, 1 probable — in Floyd, Bartow. 2022 Heart of the Community honorees announced. Downtown Rome salutes innovators, volunteers. Rain back today, low 50s on Sunday.

First National Community Bank headlines. Rome radio legend Mike McDougald dies. 4 more lost — 3 COVID, 1 probable — in Floyd, Bartow. 2022 Heart of the Community honorees announced. Downtown Rome salutes innovators, volunteers. Rain back today, low 50s on Sunday.

Today’s first headlines: Remembering Rome radio legend, businessman Mike McDougald. 3 new COVID deaths posted Friday: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow. 57 new regional cases. 28 patients in Rome hospitals on Friday, up 5. 2022 Heart of the Community unsung heroes: Board of Governors’ honoree Villa Hizer; award of honor winners Norris Allen, Tina… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Voccio says most local COVID cases are Delta, not Omicron; ‘slight uptick’ in hospitalizations. Harry Musselwhite guests on a Hometown Radio Reunion. Hero in fiery crash named Officer of the Year.

First National Community Bank headlines. Voccio says most local COVID cases are Delta, not Omicron; ‘slight uptick’ in hospitalizations. Harry Musselwhite guests on a Hometown Radio Reunion. Hero in fiery crash named Officer of the Year.

Today’s first headlines: Voccio: Delta the dominant variant across NW Georgia; hospitals seeing ‘slight uptick’ in patients. 1 new probable death in Floyd Thursday. 117 new cases Wednesday, Thursday. Education: Floyd, Gordon, other school systems urging caution as latest social media ‘challenge’ circulates today. A Hometown Radio Christmas reunion with Harry Musselwhite: New acting gigs… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Bistro on the move in downtown Rome? Thatcher’s reopens in Summerville. Jamwich hints? Local, state jobs surge in November. Better get that tree soon; one lot already closed. 529 COVID cases here in two weeks.

First National Community Bank headlines. Bistro on the move in downtown Rome? Thatcher’s reopens in Summerville. Jamwich hints? Local, state jobs surge in November. Better get that tree soon; one lot already closed. 529 COVID cases here in two weeks.

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Bistro 208 on the move? (we’ve already had a Bistro 239). Thatcher’s barbecue reopens in Summerville after Nov. 1 fire. Jamwich post: ‘Exciting things are in the works!’ Jobs: 1,100 more people working here in November vs. 12 months earlier. State reports record employment; ‘we have fully recovered from this pandemic… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Two regional hot spots make 2021 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. Remember businessman, benefactor Fred Taylor. More honors for Hydro Dynamics. How to help Kentucky tornado victims. Education updates.

First National Community Bank headlines. Two regional hot spots make 2021 ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. Remember businessman, benefactor Fred Taylor. More honors for Hydro Dynamics. How to help Kentucky tornado victims. Education updates.

Today’s first headlines: 2021 Dirty Dozen report spotlights Gordon County poultry runoff concerns, issues at the start of the Coosa River system. Remembering Fred Taylor, founder of OTR Wheel: ‘Our community has lost a true champion …’ Business: More state honors for Rome’s Hyrdo Dynamics Inc. Coosa Valley Credit Union’s Cleve Hartley to serve on national… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Kroger gas should be flowing today. More plans for Taco Bell refit? Property for Martha Berry redo ‘under contract.’ Rome listing costars in ‘Lottery Dream Home.’

First National Community Bank headlines. Kroger gas should be flowing today. More plans for Taco Bell refit? Property for Martha Berry redo ‘under contract.’ Rome listing costars in ‘Lottery Dream Home.’

Today’s first headlines: Business: Kroger’s fuel center upgrades should be done later today. Some new at East Rome Taco Bell? Hotel, other lots on Martha Berry and North Fifth now under contract, the next step in big plans there. More TV time for Rome, Cartersville: HGTV’s ‘My Lottery Dream Home’ showcased a Rome house and… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Suspect charged in fatal hit-and-run Sunday. Newsletter: River District’s next big thing? Dining reports/rumors. Popcorn & Politics: What endorsements? Group hopes to help tornado victims.

First National Community Bank headlines. Suspect charged in fatal hit-and-run Sunday. Newsletter: River District’s next big thing? Dining reports/rumors. Popcorn & Politics: What endorsements? Group hopes to help tornado victims.

Today’s first headlines: Pedestrian struck, killed in Cedartown hit-and-run Sunday morning. Suspect charged with vehicular homicide, DUI. Hometown’s Newsletter: Avenue A, River District not slowing down: Demolition, then new retail/residential? Dining reports and rumors: Christmas plans and a new player in a familiar spot. Popcorn & Politics: Do the county commissioners’ Kemp endorsements still count… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. First look at ‘booster’ vaccine numbers for NW Georgia. Home explodes, killing Polk woman. New elections board due Tuesday in Floyd. Clearing, cooler skies today.

First National Community Bank headlines. First look at ‘booster’ vaccine numbers for NW Georgia. Home explodes, killing Polk woman. New elections board due Tuesday in Floyd. Clearing, cooler skies today.

Today’s first headlines: Vaccines:  First look at local booster numbers (8% of Bartow residents to 11% in Floyd). 3 Omicron reports in Georgia apparently have no impact on first, final vaccination demand here. Woman killed as home explodes Saturday morning south of Cedartown. Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission meets Monday; Rome Board of… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Rough afternoon possible as cold front storms through. HackBerry Lab gets $667,000 expansion; liquor store growing, too. Update on pedestrian accident. 2 more COVID deaths.

First National Community Bank headlines. Rough afternoon possible as cold front storms through. HackBerry Lab gets $667,000 expansion; liquor store growing, too. Update on pedestrian accident. 2 more COVID deaths.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather: We could see rough weather this afternoon, evening. Updates all day. Plus dense fog advisory. Business: HackBerry Lab at Berry College about to grow again. Plus: $250,000 addition to Rome Liquor. Plus: New homes for Harbin Clinic’s Women’s Center, RACA. Floyd County Police: Child, 4, seriously injured after being… Read more

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