Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast/Rant: Kemp closes schools, shutting down state. Local virus impact, updates. Rant: Already the story of the century.

Newscast/Rant: Kemp closes schools, shutting down state. Local virus impact, updates. Rant: Already the story of the century.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: Gov. Brian Kemp closes K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. We have updates from local school systems. Kemp also orders shelter-in-place, Friday through April 13. Details due today. Rome to discuss city extension as current restrictions expire Tuesday night The numbers: 7 Northwest… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 7 area residents among state’s 125 deaths; 121 ‘positive’ tests here. Rant: It has been a month since that special Sunday at The Church at Liberty Square; no one saw what was coming next.

Newscast/Rant: 7 area residents among state’s 125 deaths; 121 ‘positive’ tests here. Rant: It has been a month since that special Sunday at The Church at Liberty Square; no one saw what was coming next.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: 7 Northwest Georgians are now among 125 dead so far in the state. White House: 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths likely. Surge in local ‘positive’ tests (121); 50 now in Floyd County. Education: Georgia Northwestern delays spring graduation to Aug. 11. Shorter to continue distance learning through… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Grim milestone as Georgia deaths hit 102. Impact on area business. Rant: How we’re fighting back.

Newscast/Rant: Grim milestone as Georgia deaths hit 102. Impact on area business. Rant: How we’re fighting back.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates:  Georgia’s death toll hits 102, up 15 since noon Monday. Statewide positive tests were at 3,032 Monday, locally,188 test positive. 11 residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center test positive for coronavirus, up from two last week; two remain hospitalized. Business: Toyo Tire suspends production at White… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 5 found dead in Bartow apartment. Trump: More social distancing. Georgia: 83 deaths; five here. Rant: Gimme shelter (trends we’re seeing).

Newscast/Rant: 5 found dead in Bartow apartment. Trump: More social distancing. Georgia: 83 deaths; five here. Rant: Gimme shelter (trends we’re seeing).

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: An investigation continues as five people are found dead inside a Bartow County apartment — four females and one male. The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the GBI in the investigation; the bodies have been sent to the state crime lab for autopises. We’ll… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Shaw briefly closing 5 Bartow plants. Fourth local death; 131 cases here. Rant: Grim headlines won’t stop messages of hope.

Newscast/Rant: Shaw briefly closing 5 Bartow plants. Fourth local death; 131 cases here. Rant: Grim headlines won’t stop messages of hope.

  >Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: Shaw temporarily closes five plants in Bartow County as fourth worker tests positive for the virus; Shaw is Bartow’s largest employer. Latest updates from region, state: 56 dead including four here. Local updates. Outtakes from Gov. Brian Kemp’s televised town hall meeting. Public Health director’s grim… Continue Reading

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Podcast: Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran the coronavirus spread and what was behind the City Commission’s mandate to shelter-in-place.

Podcast: Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran the coronavirus spread and what was behind the City Commission’s mandate to shelter-in-place.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Please turn your volume up just a bit; host error. Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran joined us Wednesday to discuss both the rampant nature behind the coronavirus and what led the commission to adopting a shelter-in-place order on Monday evening.  Cochran, who was among those first sounding the alarm… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Georgia death toll at 47; U.S. now at 1,000-plus. Latest local updates. Rant: Taking it to the streets.

Newscast/Rant: Georgia death toll at 47; U.S. now at 1,000-plus. Latest local updates. Rant: Taking it to the streets.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: Georgia death toll jumps to 47; includes 3 here. Positive tests: 115 in NW Georgia; 1,247 in the state. Hospital updates. Happening later today: Gov. Brian Kemp’s TV town hall session at 8 tonight; a prayer vigil at Cartersville Medical Center at 6 p.m.; and state updates.… Continue Reading

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Bartow Headlines Newscast: 8 patients test positive at Cartersville Medical; another 31 await results. Prayer vigil outside CMC this evening. ‘Virtual visit’ at urgent care.

Bartow Headlines Newscast: 8 patients test positive at Cartersville Medical; another 31 await results. Prayer vigil outside CMC this evening. ‘Virtual visit’ at urgent care.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Welcome to the Bartow Headlines Newscast for Thursday. First up, coronavirus updates: Georgia’s death toll jumps to 47; that includes 3 here. The U.S. has now lost more than 1,000 people to this outbreak. Positive tests: 115 in Northwest Georgia; 1,247 in the state. Updates throughout the day,… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 105 test positive in NW Georgia. 3 dead here; 38 statewide. County OK’s shelter-in-place. Rant: As time goes by.

Newscast/Rant: 105 test positive in NW Georgia. 3 dead here; 38 statewide. County OK’s shelter-in-place. Rant: As time goes by.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Program note:  Later today, we hope to test a new option to produce longer-form podcasts in a safe, social-distancing way. If it works as planned, it will be as efficient as our former radio edition. This will be key in bringing you expert commentary on healthcare issues and community… Continue Reading

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Bartow Headlines Newscast: 76 test positive in Bartow County. 38 die statewide including one resident each in Bartow, Gordon, Floyd counties. Changes in Cartersville’s curbside restaurant sales. Nearly 3 inches rain.

Bartow Headlines Newscast: 76 test positive in Bartow County. 38 die statewide including one resident each in Bartow, Gordon, Floyd counties. Changes in Cartersville’s curbside restaurant sales. Nearly 3 inches rain.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s Bartow Headlines Newscast: Statewide this morning, the coronavirus death count stands at 38. Among those are a Bartow County resident. Another victim thought to be from Bartow County actually was a 78-year-old Gordon County resident who was a volunteer at The Church at Liberty Square. Another church member… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Second Bartow man dies; third in our area. Rome told to shelter-in-place. Rant: Too little, too late?

Newscast/Rant: Second Bartow man dies; third in our area. Rome told to shelter-in-place. Rant: Too little, too late?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: A second Bartow resident died of coronavirus on Monday, this patient at Cartersville Medical Center. A Cartersville resident died Saturday at age 69 at Kennestore. That makes three victims so far from Northwest Georgia. The state death toll was at 26 Monday evening. Local hospitals are caring… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Virus claims 25 in Georgia; 2 here. One man dead, another held. Rant: Coronavirus priorities; ‘God in more homes.’

Newscast/Rant: Virus claims 25 in Georgia; 2 here. One man dead, another held. Rant: Coronavirus priorities; ‘God in more homes.’

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: Summary: State reports 25 fatalities; 2 here as of late Sunday. Positive cases: 74 in Northwest Georgia; 625 statewide. Bartow senator out of ICU after testing positive. Rome City Commission to get an update on the virus impact tonight. Business: Hi-Tech Signs offers free yard signs, banners… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Bartow man, 69, the latest local coronavirus victim. Church service guide. Rant: A failure to communicate.

Newscast/Rant: Bartow man, 69, the latest local coronavirus victim. Church service guide. Rant: A failure to communicate.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: A first Bartow County coronavirus death has been reported – a male, age 69, with underlying health issues as the state Department of Public Health lists it. Georgia now has 20 fatalities from corona virus, which ranks the state as tied for third with Louisiana when compared… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Dining goes to-go as coronavirus cases increase. Remembering Glynn Stone. Rant: Restaurant workers also victims.

Newscast/Rant: Dining goes to-go as coronavirus cases increase. Remembering Glynn Stone. Rant: Restaurant workers also victims.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: The day after: Most Rome/Floyd restaurants move to a to-go scenario while some notables close temporarily as enforcement begins. It is an emotional time for the service industry. We have more on that in today’s Rant of the Day. Local: At least 78 awaiting test results in… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Liberty Square choir member dies. ‘Emergency’ decree due at 4 p.m. Rant: A sad but historic day.

Newscast/Rant: Liberty Square choir member dies. ‘Emergency’ decree due at 4 p.m. Rant: A sad but historic day.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: We start today with the death of a local woman, Beth Wells, 66, a member of the choir at The Church at Liberty Square. The Floyd County and Rome City commissions have called a 4 p.m. meeting ‘to declare a public health state of emergency.’ We have… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant:  16 coronavirus cases at Cartersville Medical; 86 await results. Truett’s, Harvest Moon close. Rant: Make the tough call.

Newscast/Rant: 16 coronavirus cases at Cartersville Medical; 86 await results. Truett’s, Harvest Moon close. Rant: Make the tough call.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: 16 positive tests at Cartersville Medical between March 9 and today. Plus: Other hospital updates, statewide reports. Truett’s Chick-fil-A in Rome closes temporarily after ‘one or more team members experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.’ Riverside, mall locations open. Also last night, Harvest Moon announced it was closing,… Continue Reading

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