Category Archives: Polk

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s high school football scores. Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun and Rockmart advance. Georgia, Georgia Tech play tonight; Falcons on Sunday. SEC shifts schedule for games to be played Dec. 5.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s high school football scores. Rome, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun and Rockmart advance. Georgia, Georgia Tech play tonight; Falcons on Sunday. SEC shifts schedule for games to be played Dec. 5.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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. HIGH SCHOOLS Round 1 playoff games: Tonight’s scores: Class 2A: FINAL: Pepperell loses to Lovett, 38-17. FINAL: Model tops Washington, 28-14. Advances to 2nd… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to COVID, tops 5,000 cases since March. Rome Commissioner Mark Cochran on his coronavirus battle. Rain on way, followed by freezing temps. Sports updates.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to COVID, tops 5,000 cases since March. Rome Commissioner Mark Cochran on his coronavirus battle. Rain on way, followed by freezing temps. Sports updates.

Today’s first headlines: Floyd loses 77th resident to coronavirus; county tops 5,000 cases since March. Region: 294 deaths, 15,578 cases. Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran details his battle with coronavirus this past week: ‘Thought I was getting better (Thursday) and then got hit hard again today.’ Floyd County Sheriff’s Office mourns loss of retired Reserve… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe storms and heavy rain expected Sunday, up to 1.5 inches of rain. Light snow accumulations possible on Monday evening.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Severe storms and heavy rain expected Sunday, up to 1.5 inches of rain. Light snow accumulations possible on Monday evening.

    Special Weather Statement from NWS: ..HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT… …LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE MONDAY AFTERNOON AND MONDAY NIGHT OVER NORTH AND WEST GEORGIA… A unusually strong storm system will lift northeast across the region Sunday and Monday bringing severe storms and some winter weather to the area.… Read more

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George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

George H. Carley, former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, dies from coronavirus at age 82.

  Media release:  Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice George H. Carley died late Thursday night from COVID-19, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton has announced. The former justice passed away around 11 p.m. at Emory Decatur Hospital. He was 82 years old. Justice Carley was appointed to the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1993 by then-Gov. Zell Miller.… Read more

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$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

$10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.

  Multimillion-dollar industrial park coming together in Polk? Bids are being sought for a $10 million to $15 million industrial park in Polk County. Dodge Construction shows the project listed as West Girard Industrial Site; there’s also a listing for Cedartown North Business Park, Route 101 Business Park and Rockmart Vulcan Site Industrial Building. They all carry… Read more

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‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

There’s a different way to help the Salvation Army’s annual canned food drive “Stock our Shelves” this year. Schools and churches already have been collecting canned and non-perishable food items and we collections are under way. This year, the Salvation Army has added a day of community giving on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 a.m.… Read more

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Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

  Dec. 1: The Rome Christmas Parade Committee is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy today, Saturday (60s) as the coldest air this season moves in. 1.5 inches of rain possible Sunday into Monday.

  OUTLOOK Another storm system will affect the area on Sunday and Monday. At this time, heavy rainfall appears to be the primary threat, which could lead to localized flooding concerns. Uncertainty still exists regarding the strength of this system, so please continue to monitor for any changes to the forecast. FORECAST Friday: Patchy fog before… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s first round of playoffs scores. More games Saturday. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tonight’s first round of playoffs scores. More games Saturday. Georgia at South Carolina; Tech hosts Duke. Falcons home vs. Raiders on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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. HIGH SCHOOLS Round 1 playoff games on tonight, Saturday: Class 6A: FINAL: Rome tops Habersham Central, 35-14. Class 5A: FINAL: Cartersville over Maynard Jackson, 56-6.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: 5 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday; 92 patients in Redmond, Floyd. Bids sought for major industrial development in Polk; Red Top getting $2.5 million in renovations. High school playoffs tonight. Very cold air due as the week begins.

Heritage First Headlines: 5 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday; 92 patients in Redmond, Floyd. Bids sought for major industrial development in Polk; Red Top getting $2.5 million in renovations. High school playoffs tonight. Very cold air due as the week begins.

Today’s first headlines: Grim Thursday: 5 more local deaths, including 3 in Floyd, 1 each in Gordon, Polk. 92 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 1. New positive tests as of Thursday: 119. $10 million to $15 million industrial park on radar in Polk County. $2.5 million renovation the latest in Red Top Mountain upgrades.… Read more

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Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

Dining & drink: Newby Farm and Vineyard seeks OK to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. — with even more on the way.

    One of the bigger stories of the year — William and Shannon Newby’s growing Newby Farm and Vineyard — is getting even bigger. And there’s potential for even more. William Newby has applied for a beer and wine pouring permit to open wine tasting room at 411 Broad St. in the recent home… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate continues to drop in Northwest Georgia but still above prepandemic levels. 5,636 without jobs here in October.

Jobs: Unemployment rate continues to drop in Northwest Georgia but still above prepandemic levels. 5,636 without jobs here in October.

Rome saw its unemployment rate drop a substantial 1.2 percentage points in October. Rome also saw monthly increases across all major indicators, including labor force, number of employed residents, and jobs for October. “In October, every MSA saw unemployment rates dramatically decrease, including some areas that dropped to pre-pandemic numbers, demonstrating how strong our economy was… Read more

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Buzz: Westminster Presbyterian Church presents a virtual Hanging of the Greens Sunday evening. Ga. 53 bypass to I-75 near Calhoun just about ready.

Buzz: Westminster Presbyterian Church presents a virtual Hanging of the Greens Sunday evening. Ga. 53 bypass to I-75 near Calhoun just about ready.

    Join Westminster Presbyterian Church for our virtual Hanging of the Greens service this Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the traditions involved in the Advent season? Come and explore the meaning of the Advent colors and wreath; the holly, evergreens, and poinsettias. Additionally, discover the meaning of the… Read more

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