Category Archives: Polk

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Black ice on area roads overnight the next concern. 50 customers without power. Winter weather, wind advisories in effect.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Black ice on area roads overnight the next concern. 50 customers without power. Winter weather, wind advisories in effect.

THE LATEST Special weather statement: Black ice Monday Snow showers and bands of moderate snow will continue through the remainder of the afternoon Sunday for much of North and Central Georgia. Snow will taper off in most areas this evening. Northwest winds will pick up this evening and temperatures are expected to fall into the… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Berry, Shorter have postponed at least 7 basketball games so far because of COVID. UGA celebrates the national championship. NFL wild card playoffs continue. Local sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Berry, Shorter have postponed at least 7 basketball games so far because of COVID. UGA celebrates the national championship. NFL wild card playoffs continue. Local sports calendar.

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.  UGA CELEBRATING THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Full report on GeorgiaDogs.com:  From photos to a video showcasing much of the Saturday celebration in Athens,… Read more

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Eagle watch 2022: The first of two eggs in the Berry eagles’ nest has hatched; meet B-15. And B-16 might be close behind.

Eagle watch 2022: The first of two eggs in the Berry eagles’ nest has hatched; meet B-15. And B-16 might be close behind.

How to watch it all live: NEST CAM VIEW 1 NEST CAM VIEW 2 APPROACH CAM EAGLE UPDATES PREVIOUSLY Egg no. 2 arrived in the Berry eagles’ nest arrives.  Below please see a list showing how many eggs were laid each year and the outcomes. It looks like five-plus weeks between eggs laid and actual… Read more

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Dining: A year after a fire gutted the Rockmart landmark, the owners of Pizza Farm are preparing to open the new restaurant at another site.

Dining: A year after a fire gutted the Rockmart landmark, the owners of Pizza Farm are preparing to open the new restaurant at another site.

It was a year ago that an early morning fire wiped out the landmark Pizza Farm restaurant at 734 Knox Mountain Road in Rockmart. A suspected electrical fire swept through the building and low water pressure at the fire site hindered all-night efforts to contain the blaze. Twelve months later, as the business itself marks… Read more

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Business: Rome’s Downtown Development office seeks ideas, feedback as incubator ramps up. Plus business updates.

Business: Rome’s Downtown Development office seeks ideas, feedback as incubator ramps up. Plus business updates.

  Media release: The City of Rome Office of Downtown Development is seeking input from Rome and Floyd County small business owners and entrepreneurs who own businesses or would like to start a business. The city is currently planning a new business incubator that will be located at 110 Broad St. in Downtown Rome. The program… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Bulldogs celebrate national championship; how to watch today. Shorter men’s basketball game postponed by COVID. Berry names sport information director. Full weekend of NFL playoffs. Community sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Bulldogs celebrate national championship; how to watch today. Shorter men’s basketball game postponed by COVID. Berry names sport information director. Full weekend of NFL playoffs. Community sports.

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.    GEORGIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION  From georgiadogs.com: The University of Georgia will celebrate the Bulldogs’ 2021 National Championship on Saturday, Jan. 15… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores. No Friday reports; we expect normal updates resuming next week.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores. No Friday reports; we expect normal updates resuming next week.

  Public health tells us more traditional reports will resume Monday with results posted starting Tuesday morning on this page. FLOYD No reports. BARTOW No reports. GORDON BAPS Shayona Catering, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Winter weather watch for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk. Winter storm warning for Chattooga. High wind warning with possible 50-mph gusts from midnight-noon Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Winter weather watch for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk. Winter storm warning for Chattooga. High wind warning with possible 50-mph gusts from midnight-noon Sunday.

***5:20PM Update*** With strong winds and the potential for winter weather, we are highly concerned about downed trees and powerlines knocking out power through Sunday, so prepare now! Here is the latest thinking on Winter Storm and Wind Impacts for north and central Georgia: pic.twitter.com/pbUrLIj89v — NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 15, 2022 THE LATEST Just… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Winter weather watch all of Sunday — rain, cold, 32-mph gusts; snow/ice possible. 1,054 student/staff COVID cases in schools last week. 616 new cases in region Friday. Pizza Farm targets March comeback.

First National Community Bank headlines. Winter weather watch all of Sunday — rain, cold, 32-mph gusts; snow/ice possible. 1,054 student/staff COVID cases in schools last week. 616 new cases in region Friday. Pizza Farm targets March comeback.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Winter weather watch for all of NW Georgia all day Sunday. An inch of rain, gusts to 32 and maybe some snow/ice. Student, staff cases explode at Northwest Georgia schools, college last week. At least 1,054 cases with some school systems yet to report. 152 COVID patients in Rome… Read more

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152 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Friday; up 7; was 61 two weeks ago. 616 new cases in NW Georgia since Thursday. Voccio on area hospitals: 80% of those in ICU not vaccinated; 90% of those on ventilators also unprotected.

152 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Friday; up 7; was 61 two weeks ago. 616 new cases in NW Georgia since Thursday. Voccio on area hospitals: 80% of those in ICU not vaccinated; 90% of those on ventilators also unprotected.

Update from Dr. Gary Voccio: You know it is intense is when Voccio is wearing a mask for his video update. Here’s why: Almost half the patients in some area hospitals are COVID patients, Voccio says. Two thirds of those patients are not vaccinated. 80% of those in ICU have not had a vaccination. 90%… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. First power outages as strong gusts continue; too warm so far for snow. Closings and delays. An uptick in overall COVID protection here. Local colleges missing games. More on Amazon’s big Bartow plans.

First National Community Bank headlines. First power outages as strong gusts continue; too warm so far for snow. Closings and delays. An uptick in overall COVID protection here. Local colleges missing games. More on Amazon’s big Bartow plans.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Warning: 160 without power at 4 a.m. 24-mph gusts. Rainfall nearing a half inch. Too warm for snow so far. Watches, warnings continue. Delays, closings for Sunday: Churches begin canceling Sunday services or going online only. NW Georgia’s percentage of residents with all vaccinations and boosters ticks upward. First-,… Read more

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Newsletter: Call him the Mayor Whisperer. Why we have 4 GOP candidates in that state Senate race. 3-Dot Buzz:  Of trains and dining and … Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Call him the Mayor Whisperer. Why we have 4 GOP candidates in that state Senate race. 3-Dot Buzz: Of trains and dining and … Peaks & Valleys.

POPCORN & POLITICS: A different look at campaigns and candidates… Call him the Mayor Whisperer: A year ago, Bill Collins was seeking another term as mayor amid a challenge from Craig McDaniel. The votes going in were pretty clear — a four-four tie with Commissioner Mark Cochran holding the deciding vote. He went McDaniel and that’s… Read more

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Health: Cedartown man, 44, leaves Floyd after 115 days of care for COVID, including weeks on a ventilator. Rehab ‘was very tough,’ he says, while caregivers were ‘patient and understanding.’

Health: Cedartown man, 44, leaves Floyd after 115 days of care for COVID, including weeks on a ventilator. Rehab ‘was very tough,’ he says, while caregivers were ‘patient and understanding.’

    Media release: Cecilio Cervantes is back in his Cedartown home after spending 115 days at Floyd Medical Center. The 44-year-old was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 in September, spent weeks on a ventilator but was recently discharged. He said he is grateful for the care he received at the hospital, and said… Read more

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Groundbreaking set for Jan. 28 on $20 million South Meadows community in South Rome.

Groundbreaking set for Jan. 28 on $20 million South Meadows community in South Rome.

The South Rome Alliance, Laurel Street developers and Goldman Sachs (investors) will join community and area leaders in breaking ground on a $20 million, 80-unit South Meadows affordable residential development at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at 12 Pollack St. off South Broad in South Rome. This is the latest in a series of new housing options in the… Read more

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