Business: River City Bank expanding to open Union County Bank, a mortgage and loan office, in Blairsville this November.

Business: River City Bank expanding to open Union County Bank, a mortgage and loan office, in Blairsville this November.

Media release: River City Bank, located at 228 N. Second Ave. in Rome, if offering a mortgage and loan office in Blairsville, Georgia doing business as Union County Bank. The office is in the heart of Blairsville, near the square, at 215 Blue Ridge St., Suite A. Union County Bank will be open beginning Nov. 2,… Read more

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Health: US MedClinic opens; offering free COVID-19 test for uninsured. Two Cedartown families donate 100 Cuddle Bear books to Floyd’s NICU.

Health: US MedClinic opens; offering free COVID-19 test for uninsured. Two Cedartown families donate 100 Cuddle Bear books to Floyd’s NICU.

US MedClinic has opened at 1608 Martha Berry in Rome and is offering free COVID-19 test for uninsured patients as well as treatment for those diagnosed with the virus, Dr. Brent Harris says. The clinic is just above the U.S. Post Office and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Look for US… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Battle Farm beauty offers master, two other bedrooms on the main level.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Battle Farm beauty offers master, two other bedrooms on the main level.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Take an early look at a four-bedroom, two-bath home in Battle Farm. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m.   Address: 2 Buggy Ride Court,  Rome.  Description: 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. Price: $315,000. What to know: Beautiful home in Battle Farm. Master on main. Total of 3 bedrooms on main… Read more

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Voting: Advance voting today in Floyd. Final week of in-person early voting begins Monday-Friday. State shows over 2.7 million votes through Saturday.

Voting: Advance voting today in Floyd. Final week of in-person early voting begins Monday-Friday. State shows over 2.7 million votes through Saturday.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates Advance voting today in Floyd. Here’s what to know: Floyd County: Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Floyd County Administration Building Community Room.  Oct. 25: Garden Lakes Baptist Church from 1 until 4 p.m.… Read more

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Former U.S. Rep Tom Graves joins Washington-based lobbying group. His $1.9 million campaign account to be rolled into new PAC to support public policy, candidates.

Former U.S. Rep Tom Graves joins Washington-based lobbying group. His $1.9 million campaign account to be rolled into new PAC to support public policy, candidates.

  Although Tom Graves retired from Congress earlier this month, he has no plans to leave Washington, D.C. According to a report in today’s AJC, Graves is now the president and CEO of the rebranded Ervin Graves Strategy Group, a Washington-based lobbying firm previously known as Ervin Hill Strategy. He plans to travel between Washington and… Read more

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Education: Unity Christian School’s College and Career Guidance center receives commendation from international accreditation group. ACT scores above local, state, national averages.

Education: Unity Christian School’s College and Career Guidance center receives commendation from international accreditation group. ACT scores above local, state, national averages.

Media release: Unity Christian School’s College and Career Guidance center received commendation from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) / COGNIA during their most recent dual accreditation visit in September. The effectiveness of the College and Career Guidance program was assessed internally by key stakeholders, including administrators, teachers, parents, and students in addition to outside… Read more

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Buzz: New electric vehicle charging stations added to Town Green. Rome/Floyd NAACP to elect new officers on Nov. 14.

Buzz: New electric vehicle charging stations added to Town Green. Rome/Floyd NAACP to elect new officers on Nov. 14.

The Rome/Floyd Branch of the NAACP will hold elections for officers for the next two years on Saturday, Nov. 14  from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. All members with a current up to date membership can cast a vote. This election will be conducted at the Kelsey – Aycock – Burrell Center located at 41 Washington… Read more

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Health: State designates Floyd Medical Center as Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center

Health: State designates Floyd Medical Center as Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Public Health has named Floyd Medical Center a Level II Emergency Cardiac Care Center. The Level II designation means Floyd Medical Center offers effective cardiac care for patients suffering a heart attack and can quickly and safely transport patients needing a higher level of care to an appropriate… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain clearing, partly sunny with high near 77. More rain possible mid-week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain clearing, partly sunny with high near 77. More rain possible mid-week.

  OUTLOOK Showers will move out to partly sunny skies, high near 77 today. While there is only a slight chance of showers and storms on Tuesday, chances will be increasing for more widespread activity Wednesday through early Friday as a low pressure system approaches from the west. FORECAST Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers before… Read more

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Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: Latest high school, AP Top 25 rankings. Also: Adairsville tops Coahulla Creek; Pepperell vs. Gordon Central on Monday. High school volleyball, softball updates. Georgia Tech falls to Boston College. Falcons host Detroit Lions today.

Updated Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Football: Latest high school, AP Top 25 rankings. Also: Adairsville tops Coahulla Creek; Pepperell vs. Gordon Central on Monday. High school volleyball, softball updates. Georgia Tech falls to Boston College. Falcons host Detroit Lions today.

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. AJC high school rankings for the week of Oct. 25: Click here for list. 5A: Cartersville (6-1) holds at no. 4. 5A: Calhoun (5-2) also… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Teresa Elaine Alexander, Lebanon Brown, Mrs. Joan Hamrick, Mrs. Vivian Marie Wells

Obituaries: Ms. Teresa Elaine Alexander, Lebanon Brown, Mrs. Joan Hamrick, Mrs. Vivian Marie Wells

Ms. Teresa Elaine Alexander, age 57, of Rockmart, Ga. transitioned October 22, 2020. Services for Ms. Teresa Elaine Alexander will be Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 1 pm. Location of the service will is forthcoming. *Public viewing for Ms. Alexander will be Friday, October 30, 2020 from 10 am until 6 pm at F. K.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Between Rivers District taking traffic concerns to Rome Commission. River City Bank opening Union County Bank in Blairsville. Two more COVID deaths in region. Advance voting today.

Heritage First Headlines. Between Rivers District taking traffic concerns to Rome Commission. River City Bank opening Union County Bank in Blairsville. Two more COVID deaths in region. Advance voting today.

Today’s first headlines: Between the Rivers neighborhood to discuss increasing traffic concerns with Rome Commission during Monday’s meeting. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Business: River City Bank expanding to open Union County Bank, a mortgage and loan office, in Blairsville, Ga. this November. Two more deaths Saturday in NW Georgia: 1 each in Floyd, Gordon. That’s… Read more

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Business: 7,400-square-foot auto parts store proposed for DaySpring Assembly of God site near East Rome Walmart.

Business: 7,400-square-foot auto parts store proposed for DaySpring Assembly of God site near East Rome Walmart.

  Ever since Walmart built the supercenter in East Rome, off U.S. 411 and Callier Springs Road, property in the remaining three corners of the intersection has been in play. Every few years, new offerings would be made and among them was the hillside home of DaySpring Assembly of God at 3330 Callier Springs Road.… Read more

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Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Education: Floyd Schools launching virtual homework help desk. Highlands offers ‘Instant Decision’ registration.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 26, Floyd County Schools will open a virtual homework help desk called “Focused Core Support” for all FCS traditional and virtual students with the assistance of real FCS teachers. FCS math specialist Jennifer White brought the concept to FCS director of federal programs, Dr. Laura Timberlake, to secure funding for the program… Read more

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