Category Archives: Polk

First National Community Bank headlines. Rome man dies in Polk accident on Ga. 101. Work under way on new warehouse/headquarters. Fairfield Inn due later this month. Voccio on COVID updates. Georgia’s first flu death this season.

First National Community Bank headlines. Rome man dies in Polk accident on Ga. 101. Work under way on new warehouse/headquarters. Fairfield Inn due later this month. Voccio on COVID updates. Georgia’s first flu death this season.

Today’s first headlines: Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County. Business: Ground broken on 420,000-square-foot warehouse off Ga. 53 by company that bought Big Time Products. Also: Look for the Fairfield Inn at the tennis center to open in a few… Read more

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Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

  A Rome man has died following an accident Monday evening on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Killed was the lone driver, Jordan Dwight Conaway, 40, of Rome. The accident occurred at 7:19 p.m. and shut down the highway for several hours based on earlier police… Read more

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Business: Ground broken on 420,000-square-foot warehouse off Ga. 53 by company that bought Big Time Products. Also: Look for the Fairfield Inn at the tennis center to open in a few more weeks. Textron cuts ribbon in Bartow.

Business: Ground broken on 420,000-square-foot warehouse off Ga. 53 by company that bought Big Time Products. Also: Look for the Fairfield Inn at the tennis center to open in a few more weeks. Textron cuts ribbon in Bartow.

  That’s a nice-sized warehouse on the way. It will rise off Ga. 53 on the southside of the Balta campus, says Missy Kendrick, president and chief executive officer of the Rome Floyd Development Authority. The Hillman Group, which bought Big Time Products more than three yeas ago, plans a regional headquarters/combined facility there. In… Read more

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Latest update from Dr. Gary Voccio.  20 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Thursday, down 3. 1 new ‘probable’ death in Chattooga.

Latest update from Dr. Gary Voccio. 20 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Thursday, down 3. 1 new ‘probable’ death in Chattooga.

Latest updates from Dr. Gary Voccio on COVID, flu, World AIDS Day and aftermath  Voccio says there’s been a slight uptick in cases but hospitalizations are remaining virtually flat. Sadly, he says, so are local vaccine rates. The omicron variant remains a mystery, he says, because there’s “not a lot of data on it” as… Read more

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Health: Georgia records first flu death of the new season; patient only identified as being 65 or older.

Health: Georgia records first flu death of the new season; patient only identified as being 65 or older.

  Georgia has recorded its first flu death of the 2021-22 season. The victim was listed only as being 65 or older. Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 20, nine hospitalizations, one death and one outbreak have been reported. The death was reported in the weekly summary ending Nov. 20. The outbreak occurred the week before… Read more

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Summerville parade is tonight; Saturday’s parades are in Lindale, Cave Spring, Cedartown and Kingston.

Summerville parade is tonight; Saturday’s parades are in Lindale, Cave Spring, Cedartown and Kingston.

FRIDAY The Summerville Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., with the theme, “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” SATURDAY The Lindale Christmas Parade is Saturday. We Invite our community to participate at no charge. This year is special as we celebrate our 90th Christmas Season with the “Star Between the Stacks.” This year we have a theme, “A Lindale Christmas… Read more

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Buzz: Kevin Allen, friends bring ‘Soul of Christmas’ to the DeSoto Dec. 19. 10th annual Winter Arts Market at Rome Civic Center Saturday, Sunday.

Buzz: Kevin Allen, friends bring ‘Soul of Christmas’ to the DeSoto Dec. 19. 10th annual Winter Arts Market at Rome Civic Center Saturday, Sunday.

Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and Kevin Allen Music present ‘The Soul of Christmas’ on Dec. 19. The Soul of Christmas is a musical concert that will include Christmas songs and others in a Jazzy, Bluesy, and Soulful way. It will be a Musical concert full of artists and songs that we all love and cherish. The Kevin Allen Music… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Three more gorgeous days as temperatures say in the low 70s, 12-plus degrees above normal.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Three more gorgeous days as temperatures say in the low 70s, 12-plus degrees above normal.

  OUTLOOK Nothing but 70s today through Sunday with mostly clear skies. Maybe a half-inch of rain late Sunday into Monday. FORECAST Friday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Friday Night: Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown, Calhoun needs wins tonight to make championship game next week. SEC title match activities begin in Atlanta; game at 4 p.m. Saturday. Falcons host Bucs on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cedartown, Calhoun needs wins tonight to make championship game next week. SEC title match activities begin in Atlanta; game at 4 p.m. Saturday. Falcons host Bucs on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOL Tonight’s football semi-final games: Calhoun hosts Blessed Trinity. Cedartown at Carver. John McClellan’s high school football playoff predictions: Close wins for Cedartown,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD Coosa Country Club: Kitchen, 92. Snack bar, 91. Truett’s Chick-fil-A, 100. Ana’s by the River, 87. BARTOW No reports.. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

  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.   8 p.m.   Bartow… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

An abduction that triggered an Amber alert for a 2-year-old girl has turned into a manhunt now that the child is safely back with her mother, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. A Thursday morning media release (below) states that Ricky Lee Buttrom, 25, is sought on numerous charges includingL Kidnapping Aggravated assault Aggravated… Read more

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Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘

Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘

The RaceWay at 2459 Shorter Ave. across from Jack’s and Sonic will open on Dec. 8, owner Johnny Adhikari says. At 10:30 that morning, the Rome Floyd Chamber will hold a ribbon cutting with the store opening to the public at 2 that afternoon. Says Adkikari: “We will have expanded offerings of merchandise along with hot food like Krispy Krunchy… Read more

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Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 5 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee, car shops at American Legion site.

Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 5 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee, car shops at American Legion site.

  The former Fred’s location Armuchee has sold and look for 24/7 storage from Brian Spears there soon. He earlier won a special use permit to reshape the interior of the former retailer at 4111 Martha Berry to allow climate-controlled storage in Armuchee. The application cites “climate controlled storage is in high demand and short… Read more

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Banking: Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Also: Dividend at RCB Financial.

Banking: Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Also: Dividend at RCB Financial.

Media release: Dwight Stout has joined Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Dwight served as a valuable member of the Greater team from the bank’s beginning in 1996 to 2010, serving as President from 2005 – 2010. Most recently, Stout served as the Executive Vice President of Mount Vernon Bank in Vidalia, GA.… Read more

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Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

THE LATEST Unofficial but we’re reading in the Between the Rivers Facebook page that those stalled Norfolk Southern cars along Glenn Milner Boulevard have finally departed. They’d been sitting there for nearly two weeks. We’ll have updates soon.     Those rail car clogging the crossings at Glenn Milner Boulevard, between First and Sixth avenues,… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Democrat Stacey Abrams’ entry Wednesday into the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial race almost guarantees that health care will be a leading issue in the campaign. Abrams, who narrowly lost to Brian Kemp in the 2018 race, pushed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act as a top priority… Read more

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