Category Archives: Polk

Independence Day celebrations: Rome festivities return to Ridge Ferry Park on the Fourth of July. Local events start June 26 with the Lindale parade, festival. Cave Spring’s parade, fireworks are July 3; Cartersville splits it, July 3 and 4.

Independence Day celebrations: Rome festivities return to Ridge Ferry Park on the Fourth of July. Local events start June 26 with the Lindale parade, festival. Cave Spring’s parade, fireworks are July 3; Cartersville splits it, July 3 and 4.

After a year hiatus, the Patriotic Party in the park sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Sunday, July 4. The event, which begins in the afternoon, will have food vendors as well as live music from Down Time and Dalton Dover on the Coca-Cola Stage before the evening culminates in a… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic welcomes 10 new physicians this summer with specialties in Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Health: Harbin Clinic welcomes 10 new physicians this summer with specialties in Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Media release: This summer, 10 new physicians will join Harbin Clinic representing the specialties of Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Harbin Clinic welcomes the following physicians serving Adairsville, Calhoun, and Rome. Ademola Adeseye, MD; Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Cardiothoracic Rome, begins seeing patients Aug. 16 Anandita Arora, MD; Internist, Family Medicine Rome, begins seeing patients… Read more

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Bid to remove ‘red tape’ in development code passes first review by Rome’s City Commission, 6-3, but new questions, concerns raised. Public kickoff of ULDC rewrite is tonight at 6:30.

Bid to remove ‘red tape’ in development code passes first review by Rome’s City Commission, 6-3, but new questions, concerns raised. Public kickoff of ULDC rewrite is tonight at 6:30.

    If the Rome City Commission 4-4 vote last month that stopped a bid for multifamily housing at Martin Luther King Jr. and Gibbons Street upset area builders, then Monday’s commission meeting aggravated the wound. A first reading to basically remove some of the “red tape” in the dated Unified Land Development Code —… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: As Rome considers final fate of Forrest monument, Memphis moves remains, statue. Heard on the Tweet: Doug’s party, peach milkshakes, fried pies. State to top 900,000 COVID cases by midweek. Calhoun motorcyclist killed in collision. Touki on the mound tonight.

Heritage First Headlines: As Rome considers final fate of Forrest monument, Memphis moves remains, statue. Heard on the Tweet: Doug’s party, peach milkshakes, fried pies. State to top 900,000 COVID cases by midweek. Calhoun motorcyclist killed in collision. Touki on the mound tonight.

The latest: Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken. Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of… Read more

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Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken.

Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken.

Exactly a year ago, a public forum in Rome was split on what to do about the Forrest monument in Myrtle Hill. While Rome officials continue to review the final fate of the monument removed five months ago, authorities in Memphis have taken more dramatic steps. Media reports — including the above from Fox 13… Read more

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Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

What we’re seeing and hearing on social media this week . . . This might be the reason why Doug’s Deli Downtown is trimming hours this week, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Doug’s was the site of a rehearsal dinner Friday evening and it was a show-stopper on… Read more

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State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

According to the Georgia State Patrol: On June 13,  at 1:35 p.m., the Calhoun Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol Post 43 Calhoun with a fatal crash in the city. A passenger car driven by 51-year-old Eddie Lee Hampton of Calhoun was traveling west on Fairmount Highway just east of Lovers Lane… Read more

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COVID: Polk County posts 15th ‘probable’ death. State updates vaccination totals; nearly 7,000-person gain here in four days. 6 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 1.

COVID: Polk County posts 15th ‘probable’ death. State updates vaccination totals; nearly 7,000-person gain here in four days. 6 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 1.

Tuesday Northwest Georgia: Polk County records 15th “probable” death to COVID. Regional deaths: 668 deaths; 96 probable deaths. 5 patients in Floyd, Redmond as of Friday. 1 fewer case in Northwest Georgia (numbers adjusted from Monday). Record: 404 on Jan. 22. State: 9 deaths reported. Pandemic daily record: 187 on Feb. 12, 2021 292 new… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

  MONDAY’S NUMBERS A high of 95 with a heat index reaching 102 degrees. (Normal high: 87; record high, 99). OUTLOOK A brief dip into the upper 80s before the low 90s return Thursday through Saturday. FORECAST Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light northwest wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Touki Toussaint was one of the stars of the 2016 South Atlantic League champion Rome Braves in 2016. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner shares seven photos from… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

FLOYD Spartan Smoothies, 97. Taqueria de Leon, base and mobile, 100. BARTOW McDonald’s, Cass-White, 96. Jefferson’s, 90. Maine Street Coastal Cuisine, 94. Neena’s New York Style Pizza, 85. Second Half Sports Pub, 70. Last inspection: 88 on Nov. 10. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(2)(a)-(l)(n)(o)] Observed person in charge not performing duties; PIC was not properly trained in… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. No changes since 4 a.m.… Read more

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Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

A 72-year-old Rome man is the 15th person to die on area roads so far this year. Sherman Waites died in a single-vehicle accident on the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road on Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed Waites died at Floyd Medical… Read more

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