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Newscast/Rant: Floyd schools set graduations; Bartow school offices reopen. Virus: 60 deaths here. Rant: Welcome to the new mundane.

Newscast/Rant: Floyd schools set graduations; Bartow school offices reopen. Virus: 60 deaths here. Rant: Welcome to the new mundane.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the one below. Education: Floyd County high schools set graduations (drive-through and in-person) as well as other year-ending events. Plus: Rome, Polk updates. Bartow County Schools, central office to reopen May 18 ‘as we close out the current academic year and make preparations to start a new school… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Vista Metals idling 120 people. 2 more virus deaths in NW Georgia; state total at 1,327. Rant: A right-to-you news source? Maybe.

Newscast/Rant: Vista Metals idling 120 people. 2 more virus deaths in NW Georgia; state total at 1,327. Rant: A right-to-you news source? Maybe.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or click below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Business: Vista Metals Georgia of Adairsville to idle 120 employees by Saturday. 32nd Bartow resident, 14th Gordon resident die; state death toll now 1,327. More than 30,000 people now ‘positive’ including 708 in five-county area. Kemp update at 4 p.m. Dining: Mother’s… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Big, small projects power $17 million spring. Swift & Finch grows. 1,300 coronavirus deaths in two months. Rant: Betting on our future.

Newscast/Rant: Big, small projects power $17 million spring. Swift & Finch grows. 1,300 coronavirus deaths in two months. Rant: Betting on our future.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the one below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here A $17 million spring in Rome/Floyd County with projects from Berry College to Redmond Regional to across town. Dining: Swift & Finch grows, adds roaster (and space). Quick updates on East Bend — and Shorter McDonald’s. Casting call for fast food… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 13th Gordon resident dies; state death toll at 1,246. Local schools get COVID-19 relief. Rant: House GOP debate shows one size fits all.

Newscast/Rant: 13th Gordon resident dies; state death toll at 1,246. Local schools get COVID-19 relief. Rant: House GOP debate shows one size fits all.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or click below: Hometown’s top headlines: please click here 13th Gordon resident dies; state death toll at 1,246; regional total to 57, including 33 from long-term care facilities. Positive tests now at 29,423 in Georgia, 682 here. Education: How area school systems, state are sharing $411.4 million in coronavirus relief funds.… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant. Floyd sheriff’s hopefuls: Why vote for me. Tortaco coming to Rome. Rant: Voccio’s words shake Northwest Georgia.

Newscast/Rant. Floyd sheriff’s hopefuls: Why vote for me. Tortaco coming to Rome. Rant: Voccio’s words shake Northwest Georgia.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or click below: Today’s top stories:  Politics: Who will be Floyd County’s next sheriff? Our Q&A and candidate profiles with Tom Caldwell, Ronnie Kilgo and Dave Roberson. Today, 14th Congressional House Republican hopefuls go at it online at 3 p.m. or on TV at 8 p.m. Link to Senate… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: April’s death toll in Georgia: 1,007 residents. Shelter-in-place ends. Rant: The Fact Attack and flattening the myths.

Newscast/Rant: April’s death toll in Georgia: 1,007 residents. Shelter-in-place ends. Rant: The Fact Attack and flattening the myths.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or listen below. Today’s headlines: An awful April: State’s death toll surged by 1,000 in 30 days, most of which came during the shelter-in-place order. In Northwest Georgia, it climbed from 7 to 55. Kemp lets shelter-in-place expire at midnight but orders those 65 and older as well as… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Nursing home worker tells of outbreak, losing residents who ‘are our family.’ 55 dead in NW Georgia. Rant: 1,100 reasons to extend shelter in place. Take our poll: Extend or expire?

Newscast/Rant: Nursing home worker tells of outbreak, losing residents who ‘are our family.’ 55 dead in NW Georgia. Rant: 1,100 reasons to extend shelter in place. Take our poll: Extend or expire?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Or click below: Today’s headlines: A long-term care worker tells of coping with coronavirus: ‘When we lose a patient, we all cry together — these precious patients are our family.’ Second death, 16 positive cases in Chattooga; state death toll at 1,100; 55 fatalities in NW Georgia. Positive tests… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Storms due this afternoon. Outlets opening, not movies. Rant: Vote-by-mail already a huge success.

Newscast/Rant: Storms due this afternoon. Outlets opening, not movies. Rant: Vote-by-mail already a huge success.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Or listen below: Today’s top stories:  Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We’re looking at a Wednesday washout, with storms most likely between 1 and 7 p.m. Continuing updates. Calhoun outlets to reopen this weekend; Village Theatres to wait a few more weeks. Georgia’s death toll at 1,036 Tuesday night; that… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: A different summer thanks to the virus. State crosses deadly milestone. Kemp’s briefing. Rant: A new generation of ‘nattering nabobs of negativism.’

Newscast/Rant: A different summer thanks to the virus. State crosses deadly milestone. Kemp’s briefing. Rant: A new generation of ‘nattering nabobs of negativism.’

Listen by clicking the above arrow or click below to listen: Today’s top stories:  Summer is going to be a lot different this year as well. Cancellations continue, from art festivals to camps to key fund-raisers. Floyd, Bartow each record another victim; 2 in Gordon. Region’s death toll at 53; statewide, 994 (up 78 since… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Pandemic costs restaurant owner 40% of her business; she’s open today. State death toll at 916. Rant: Dine in or take out?

Newscast/Rant: Pandemic costs restaurant owner 40% of her business; she’s open today. State death toll at 916. Rant: Dine in or take out?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Or listen here; click the above arrow.   Today’s headlines: Martha’s Skillet took a 40% hit amid the pandemic. ‘I’m working twice as hard with half the money,’ says Martha. Her customers stayed loyal; dining room reopens. 916 victims statewide through 7 p.m. Sunday, 49 here. 559 positive tests… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Grim: 10 dead in Gordon, 46 in region, 881 in state, 50,000-plus in U.S. John Henry’s update. Rant: ‘Adults’ say too soon to open.

Newscast/Rant: Grim: 10 dead in Gordon, 46 in region, 881 in state, 50,000-plus in U.S. John Henry’s update. Rant: ‘Adults’ say too soon to open.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. >Or listen right from this file on SoundCloud; two segments today (same report) Coronavirus updates:  Gordon Co. records 10th virus fatality; 46th in region. State: 881 people have died. The United States also has recorded its 50,000th coronavirus death. House OK $500M relief package; Catholics to worship online in… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Double shot of severe storms today. State death toll at 846; jobless rate surges. Rant: Trump vs. Kemp, double secret sheltering.

Newscast/Rant: Double shot of severe storms today. State death toll at 846; jobless rate surges. Rant: Trump vs. Kemp, double secret sheltering.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Can’t figure this podcast stuff out? Just click the above. Weather updates: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Two rounds of storms due today — one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Heavy rain is expected – and has begun. Also strong gusts, possible tornadoes. We’ll have continuing… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Local death toll at 43; statewide, 818. Severe storms due Thursday. Rant: Open Friday? We choose civil disobedience.

Newscast/Rant: Local death toll at 43; statewide, 818. Severe storms due Thursday. Rant: Open Friday? We choose civil disobedience.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: 3 more deaths in Bartow, 1 in Gordon as Georgia’s toll climbs to 818 on Tuesday; 43 lost in Northwest Georgia. Positive tests: 497 in region, 20,166 statewide. Mayor Bill Collins, City Manager Sammy Rich join Community Watch to react to Kemp’s decision to reopen businesses. Collins:… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Amid 86 new deaths, 5% jump in positive tests, Kemp ‘reopens’ business. Rant: Economy vs. saving lives.

Newscast/Rant: Amid 86 new deaths, 5% jump in positive tests, Kemp ‘reopens’ business. Rant: Economy vs. saving lives.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: 86 more deaths in Georgia on Monday (775), including 2 in Bartow, 1 each in Floyd and Gordon (40 in all). Positive cases here rise from 475 to 493 in a day. Expanded details: Kemp announces phased openings of elective surgery; bowling alleys, hair shops on Friday;… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Storms spare NW Georgia. 689 virus deaths in Georgia; 36 here. Kemp live at 4 p.m. Rant: Open up Georgia? We’re not ready.

Newscast/Rant: Storms spare NW Georgia. 689 virus deaths in Georgia; 36 here. Kemp live at 4 p.m. Rant: Open up Georgia? We’re not ready.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Ware Mechanical Weather Aftermath: Final storm sweeping into Northwest Georgia this morning; around 60 customers without power. Rainfall at an inch to 1.30 inches.  Another round due Thursday. Coronavirus updates: 689 deaths in Georgia through Sunday; 36 in Northwest Georgia. Positive cases at 475 in five-county area. Floyd modular… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 2 more deaths in Bartow; region at 34 victims. Swift & Finch taking business to customers’ neighborhoods. Rant: Distancing ourselves from the real news.

Newscast/Rant: 2 more deaths in Bartow; region at 34 victims. Swift & Finch taking business to customers’ neighborhoods. Rant: Distancing ourselves from the real news.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates:  Two more die in Bartow; 34 deaths in Northwest Georgia, 617 statewide. Positive cases here rise to 449 (all as of 7 p.m. Thursday). First-time jobless claims skyrocket in March: 3,764 in Floyd County; 3,848 in Bartow. Region: 10,660 claims vs. 1,102 in February. Dining/Fighting back: As… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant (two options to listen): Virus claims 32 people here, 576 statewide. Superintendent writes to 630 seniors. Rant: Who’s afraid of voting-by-mail and why?

Newscast/Rant (two options to listen): Virus claims 32 people here, 576 statewide. Superintendent writes to 630 seniors. Rant: Who’s afraid of voting-by-mail and why?

  You can listen via SoundCloud, above, or our traditional Anchor FM app below. Listen by clicking the above arrow.   Coronavirus updates:  3 more die in Bartow, 2 in Gordon as local death toll reaches 32. That includes 21 men, 11 women with an average age of 78.1. Statewide: 576 dead. Floyd Schools Superintendent… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 500 test kits on the way; free testing expands. Rant: Finally, talking about the aftermath. Forget about going back to the way things were.

Newscast/Rant: 500 test kits on the way; free testing expands. Rant: Finally, talking about the aftermath. Forget about going back to the way things were.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: State death toll hits 524 at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Postitive tests in region climb to 428. 12 residents of local long-term care facilities have died from coronavirus. Active cases at seven locations jump from 29 to 65. Via Zoom, Floyd County Commission gets an update on coronavirus.… Continue Reading

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