Category Archives: Polk

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 70s today, Sunday and then more heavy rain late Sunday into Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 70s today, Sunday and then more heavy rain late Sunday into Monday.

  OUTLOOK After more than an inch of rain on Friday, look for scattered showers today and most of Sunday. Heavy rain returns Sunday night into Monday. A rainy pattern will set up through the next week, with 7 day rainfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches forecast for most of northern Georgia. Isolated thunderstorms… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state playoff results, schedule. Latest high school signing. Spring football: Berry at home today, Shorter at Kennesaw State.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state playoff results, schedule. Latest high school signing. Spring football: Berry at home today, Shorter at Kennesaw State.

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 SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Game dates and times below. COVID precautions listed as they’re received. GHSA State Basketball Tournament: Round 2 (Girls)  click region for brackets.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

  FLOYD STARBUCKS – SHORTER UNIVERSITY Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW KONA ICE Last Inspection Score: 100 (BASE) Last Inspection Score: 100 (MOBILE) GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA SUBWAY 9880 COMMERCE ST SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747 Last Inspection Score: 92 Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s hiring for Calhoun location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on market. Xfinity now open at East Bend, Wingstop coming Monday. 3 more COVID deaths.

Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s hiring for Calhoun location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on market. Xfinity now open at East Bend, Wingstop coming Monday. 3 more COVID deaths.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Buc-ee’s is hiring for Calhoun/Adairsville location. Former Legacy Marketing campus on the market for $3.1 million. Business: Xfinity now open at East Bend. Coming Monday: Soft opening for Wingstop. Business: International Paper names Kevin Walls mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill; to lead staff of 550. Georgia Health News: Atrium,… Read more

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Business: International Paper names Kevin Walls mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill; to lead staff of 550.

Business: International Paper names Kevin Walls mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill; to lead staff of 550.

Media release: International Paper announces Kevin Walls has been named mill manager of the Rome Containerboard Mill and will assume overall leadership responsibility for the facility. Walls has more than 25 years in the industry, the majority which has been spent with International Paper. Walls has served in a number of manufacturing leadership roles with increasing… Read more

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Dining: Eggs Up Grill due in March at East Bend, open seven days a week, 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Next up: A Cartersville location.

Dining: Eggs Up Grill due in March at East Bend, open seven days a week, 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Next up: A Cartersville location.

  In context: Of all the restaurants opening in East Bend in Rome, Eggs Up Grill is different. The menu is aimed at breakfast, brunch and lunch. It opens four hours before any of the others and closes at 2 p.m. There’s no drive-through window; instead, there’s a drive-through lane with pickup service. It is built… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on 11,600-square-foot addition to its Calhoun campus. On the way: Upgraded lab, imaging center and heart center.

Health: Harbin Clinic breaks ground on 11,600-square-foot addition to its Calhoun campus. On the way: Upgraded lab, imaging center and heart center.

    In context: Northwest Georgia is experiencing a mini boom in healthcare projects. Nearly $23 million worth of projects is on tap as outlined in this recent story by Hometown’s Natalie Simms. Growth. Also on the way: A helipad at Floyd Medical as well as staffing up trauma care and services. Updates. A year… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bank celebrates 25 years. What started in Rome on Feb. 26, 1996, has grown to Calhoun, Cartersville.

Business: Greater Community Bank celebrates 25 years. What started in Rome on Feb. 26, 1996, has grown to Calhoun, Cartersville.

    Media release: Greater Community Bank is celebrating 25 years of service across Northwest Georgia. Originally named Greater Rome Bank, the bank opened its doors for business on Feb. 26, 1996 to serve the growing population of Rome and Floyd County.  Over the last quarter century, the Bank has thrived, expanding into both the… Read more

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Georgia Health News: K-12 educators, staff of public and private schools, pre-school and child care educators and staff all eligible to get vaccine starting March 8.

Georgia Health News: K-12 educators, staff of public and private schools, pre-school and child care educators and staff all eligible to get vaccine starting March 8.

    What to know: Effective March 8, the following groups will be eligible for vaccination: ▪ K-12 educators and school staff, public and private ▪ Pre-K and DECAL educators and staff ▪ Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and their caregivers ▪ Parents with children with complex medical conditions For more information, visit the… Read more

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Health: Dr. Ray McKoy, Greg Shropshire, Dexter Benning named to Public Health’s COVID-19 Health Equity Council.

Health: Dr. Ray McKoy, Greg Shropshire, Dexter Benning named to Public Health’s COVID-19 Health Equity Council.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health has formed the COVID-19 Health Equity Council and its membership includes several Northwest Georgia contributors. The group will help DPH increase the effectiveness of its public health programs statewide, ensure equity in COVID-19 vaccination distribution and administration, and improve outreach and communication within Georgia communities most affected… Read more

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Business: Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near high school, North Floyd Park. October opening targeted.

Business: Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near high school, North Floyd Park. October opening targeted.

  Dairy Queen coming to Armuchee near the high school and North Floyd Park.  A tract in front of Northwoods on U.S. 27 has been sold (Hardy Realty’s Steve Graves had the listing; Bill Temple of Toles, Temple & Wright represented the buyer). There’s been some hustle under way here. The first photo was sent… Read more

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Buzz: About gas prices — let’s fill ‘er up with facts. Cartersville’s Jeff Lewis re-elected to state Transportation Board. Gas line delay at Burwell Creek Trail Head.

Buzz: About gas prices — let’s fill ‘er up with facts. Cartersville’s Jeff Lewis re-elected to state Transportation Board. Gas line delay at Burwell Creek Trail Head.

Some of the chatter on Facebook these days are running on empty when it comes to gas prices. As the above chart shows, gas prices remain lower than the peaks we’ve seen in the last three years, according to Gas Buddy. Prices hit bottom in April 2020 — right at the peak of the pandemic’s… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About 1.5 inches of rain today into Saturday — and more to follow. Highs in the mid 70s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About 1.5 inches of rain today into Saturday — and more to follow. Highs in the mid 70s.

  OUTLOOK A warmer and wetter forecast for the weekend, with highs in the mid 70s but rain into Saturday and then more to follow. Widespread showers are expected across North Georgia this afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Rainfall accumulations are forecast to be one to two inches across North Georgia. Isolated flooding… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state schedule for tonight, Saturday. Model’s Jahari Merritt signs to play football at Dordt University. Spring football: Berry at home, Shorter at Kennesaw on Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball state schedule for tonight, Saturday. Model’s Jahari Merritt signs to play football at Dordt University. Spring football: Berry at home, Shorter at Kennesaw on Saturday.

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. Congratulations to Model High Senior Jahari Merritt who will continue his education and football career at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. Merritt Family… Read more

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