Buzz: Gas line to close Burwell Creek trail head (by Olive Garden) for all of February. Parks and Recreation accepting spring sports registrations. Polk Chamber’s Elrod leaving.

Buzz: Gas line to close Burwell Creek trail head (by Olive Garden) for all of February. Parks and Recreation accepting spring sports registrations. Polk Chamber’s Elrod leaving.

Spring sports registrations are in full swing at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and there is still time to take advantage of early registration discounts. Our spring sports include baseball, t-ball and softball. The early registration period ends on Jan. 31. Regular registration for all three sports runs from Feb. 1 to Feb. 13. Baseball and softball both… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 56 today with rain late Sunday, stretching into Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 56 today with rain late Sunday, stretching into Tuesday.

  OUTLOOK Locally heavy rainfall is possible ahead of a system from late Sunday into early Tuesday. Total amounts over an inch and perhaps approaching 2 inches are possible in portions of far north Georgia during this time, which could lead to localized flooding concerns. Additionally, some isolated thunderstorm activity is possible Monday into Monday… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Hank Aaron, 1934-2021 — remembering a legend. Falcons, United retiring Aaron’s no. 44. NFL “final four” on Sunday; Mahomes plans to play for Chiefs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Hank Aaron, 1934-2021 — remembering a legend. Falcons, United retiring Aaron’s no. 44. NFL “final four” on Sunday; Mahomes plans to play for Chiefs.

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.   Hank Aaron, a son of the Deep South who soared above its poverty and racism to become one of the most consequential figures… Read more

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Obituaries: Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Jack Daniel Pullen, Mrs. Louise Chandler Sutton.

Obituaries: Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Jack Daniel Pullen, Mrs. Louise Chandler Sutton.

Mrs. Louise Chandler Sutton, age 95, went home to be with her Lord on January 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Harry Sutton to whom she was married for 54 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. J.W. Herschel Chandler, and Mrs. Ila Vann Chandler, and… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW THE LOCAL BAR AND GRILL 120 SOUTH ERWIN ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 99 GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA GINGER’S BLOOMS AND BREWS 45 E WASHINGTON ST SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747 Last Inspection Score: 95 Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Today’s first headlines Bartow, Gordon residents the latest claimed by COVID; 4 more ‘probable’ deaths. A record 404 test positive across NW Georgia. 129 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond on Friday. COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. Eight new cases at Rome; 469 in quarantine. Cartersville: 24… Read more

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One person injured in single-vehicle crash on Kingston Highway near Sequoia Drive. Car struck power pole causing power outage to 328 Georgia Power customers, restoration expected by 11:45 p.m.

One person injured in single-vehicle crash on Kingston Highway near Sequoia Drive. Car struck power pole causing power outage to 328 Georgia Power customers, restoration expected by 11:45 p.m.

  Georgia Power crews are working to restore power to some 328 customers off Kingston Highway (Hwy. 293) near Wilshire Road after a single-vehicle crashed into a power pole near Sequoia Drive. Sgt. Dustin Wade with Floyd County Police says a vehicle was traveling northbound on 293 toward GA Loop-1 (Rome Bypass) when his car… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: One of baseball’s — and Atlanta’s — all-time greats, Hank Aaron, has died at age 86. AJC honors area football players. Falcons announce hiring of new coordinators. NFL conference championships on Sunday; Super Bowl is Feb. 7.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: One of baseball’s — and Atlanta’s — all-time greats, Hank Aaron, has died at age 86. AJC honors area football players. Falcons announce hiring of new coordinators. NFL conference championships on Sunday; Super Bowl is Feb. 7.

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.     Hank Aaron has died, the third loss the Braves have suffered in recent weeks (Phil Niekro, Don Sutton). The AJC has posted… Read more

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Buzz: Phillip Burkhalter, Craig McDaniel join GNTC Foundation Board.

Buzz: Phillip Burkhalter, Craig McDaniel join GNTC Foundation Board.

  As the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation moves into a new year, it is adding two new members to the Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Craig McDaniel, mayor of Rome and former GNTC president, was elected to the board along with Phillip Burkhalter, owner of Phillip Burkhalter Builders. Scott Tucker of Floyd County nominated both men and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the rain, sunny and mid 50s Saturday but more wet stuff on the way Sunday, Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the rain, sunny and mid 50s Saturday but more wet stuff on the way Sunday, Monday.

  OUTLOOK Clearing skies later today but the rain returns Sunday and Monday. Saturday looks good: Mid 50s, sunny skies. FORECAST Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.… Read more

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Remembering Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, former sheriff of Polk County.

Remembering Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, former sheriff of Polk County.

    Mr. Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, age 71 of Cedartown Georgia passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born December 31, 1949 in Polk County to the late Jeff A. & Lila Kirkpatrick Sr., and was also preceded in death by brothers Fred Kirkpatrick  and Jeff A. Kirkpatrick Jr., Sisters Margarite Clark and… Read more

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Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Padgett was born in Heard County, Georgia on January 17,1938, to the late Ray Emerson Kight, Sr. and the late Nati Shirey Kight. Kathryn was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Today’s first headlines State Patrol: Truck-car collision kills two, 16-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger. Semi driver also injured. Latest updates. 3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals. Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in… Read more

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December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

The latest look at employment trends in Northwest Georgia offers another mixed report. While jobless claims in the five-county region more than doubled in December vs. the previous month, the state also reports the Rome/Floyd County work force peaked at a 2020 high of 43,000. The workforce numbers, which includes non-Floyd residents commuting in for… Read more

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