Politics: Secretary of State sets news conference for Monday on May 19 primary. Earlier:  Raffensperger posts Q&A about requesting ballot by mail for May 19 primary. Sign of the times.

Politics: Secretary of State sets news conference for Monday on May 19 primary. Earlier: Raffensperger posts Q&A about requesting ballot by mail for May 19 primary. Sign of the times.

  Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has scheduled a news conference on Monday, April 6 at 10 a.m. dealing with the multiple avenues of voter access available in Georgia during the Presidential Preference Primary and General Primary being held May 19. Also discussed will be steps taken to ensure voter safety during the unprecedented… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy the sunshine today. Rain chances possible everyday this week with temps in upper 70s to low 80s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy the sunshine today. Rain chances possible everyday this week with temps in upper 70s to low 80s.

  OUTLOOK Enjoy the sunshine today, high near 79. Rain possible every day through Friday, highs in upper 70s to low 80s. FORECAST Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Trump speaks with sports commissioners, hopes NFL season will begin on schedule. Links to pro, minor league and college sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Trump speaks with sports commissioners, hopes NFL season will begin on schedule. Links to pro, minor league and college sports.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, drive-through only. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (curbside only).  Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. President Trump holds conference call with sports commissioners on Saturday, according to CBS Sports. He is hopeful the NFL season will begin on schedule and will have “fans… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Richard Larry Lane, Mr. Horace L. McGhee, Jr. and Mrs. Antwon Comon Wilson

Obituaries: Mr. Richard Larry Lane, Mr. Horace L. McGhee, Jr. and Mrs. Antwon Comon Wilson

  Mr. Richard Larry Lane, age 83, of Rome, GA, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Lane was born in Lyons, GA on July 27, 1936, son of the late John E. Lane and the late Gertrude Little Lane.  He was a graduate of Lyons High School and was a… Read more

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Community rallies, contributes more than $62,000 as a Bartow family prepares to bury five children, ages 3 through 12. Service set for noon Tuesday; funeral home will broadcast it on Facebook Live.

Community rallies, contributes more than $62,000 as a Bartow family prepares to bury five children, ages 3 through 12. Service set for noon Tuesday; funeral home will broadcast it on Facebook Live.

A memorial service for the Garcia children is set for noon Tuesday and will be carried on Facebook Live by Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville. The community is rallying to help the Garcia family who lost five children earlier this week. Thursday afternoon, 740 people had donated more than $22,000 for funeral and related expenses. As… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus updates: 12 deaths, 284 cases in region; over 200 deaths statewide. 20-bed mobile unit coming to Floyd. Shelter-in-place updates. Also: Pandemic doesn’t halt 97th birthday celebration. May 19 primary update.

Heritage First Headlines. Coronavirus updates: 12 deaths, 284 cases in region; over 200 deaths statewide. 20-bed mobile unit coming to Floyd. Shelter-in-place updates. Also: Pandemic doesn’t halt 97th birthday celebration. May 19 primary update.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Local deaths up to 12 in Northwest Georgia. Statewide death toll rises to 208. Now 284 confirmed cases in five-county region. Preparing for surge: New mobile 20-bed unit going up in front of Floyd Medical Center, one of four GMEA units across state. Update on former Kindred Hospital rooms being… Read more

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Religion: Missed the Sunday church broadcast? Check these links.

Religion: Missed the Sunday church broadcast? Check these links.

  Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter. Below please find a list of area churches and their plans for broadcast services or other events.  To add a service, please email us at druck@hometownheadlines.com using the brief examples below. We will continue this feature through Easter Sunday. No flyers or PDFs, please.  Click here to watch… Read more

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Statewide shelter-in-place continues through April 13. Floyd Sheriff’s Office not deputizing citizens to assist with enforcement.  4-minute YouTube video outlines key parts.

Statewide shelter-in-place continues through April 13. Floyd Sheriff’s Office not deputizing citizens to assist with enforcement. 4-minute YouTube video outlines key parts.

Now that the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Georgia State Patrol and other agencies to enforce Gov. Brian Kemp’s statewide shelter-in-place executive order this week, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter is receiving multiple calls from general citizens wanting to help. “People thing I’m swearing in general citizens, wich I could actually do like our… Read more

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Business: Landmark Restaurant using down time to remodel inside, spruce up outside. Greater Community Bank adjusts drive-through hours.

Business: Landmark Restaurant using down time to remodel inside, spruce up outside. Greater Community Bank adjusts drive-through hours.

      Rome’s Landmark Restaurant is using the ongoing shutdown as a time to remodel. For now, the restaurant at 2740 Martha Berry Highway is not doing call-in or carry out service. Instead, renovation work is under way, both inside and out. Friends say they’ve replaced the ceiling tile, lights and flooring is next.… Read more

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Updated: 15 residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center now positive for coronavirus, four hospitalized. Two Bartow care centers also have outbreaks. Latest state overview for nursing homes, long-term care facilities.

Updated: 15 residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center now positive for coronavirus, four hospitalized. Two Bartow care centers also have outbreaks. Latest state overview for nursing homes, long-term care facilities.

  The latest update from Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center “We currently have 15 residents that are COVID-19 positive at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center. Eleven of those residents are being cared for at the center.  Four of those residents are being treated at the hospital,” says Annaliese Impink, a spokeswoman for the center. On March… Read more

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Helping: United Way awards more than $30,000 in emergency grants to establish temporary shelters, rent and utilities assistance. Salvation Army of Rome committing $10,000 to help local families through ProjectSHARE.

Helping: United Way awards more than $30,000 in emergency grants to establish temporary shelters, rent and utilities assistance. Salvation Army of Rome committing $10,000 to help local families through ProjectSHARE.

Media release: The United Way of Rome & Floyd County is taking immediate action to help support organizations serving the most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic by lifting restrictions on current funding and awarding over $30,000 in emergency grants. Over $20,000 is being given by local donors through the United Way’s Interagency Council on… Read more

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Buzz: Plasma center to open April 14 in West Rome. New Berry Math and Science dean named. AnnouncedGood news: An assist for Harbor House; Georgia Power group helps feed those in need.

Buzz: Plasma center to open April 14 in West Rome. New Berry Math and Science dean named. AnnouncedGood news: An assist for Harbor House; Georgia Power group helps feed those in need.

  The West Rome office of CSL Plasma opens April 14 at Shorter Avenue and 15 N. Division St. in the former Rite Aid building. The hours will be Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. For details about how it works, please click here. For more:  706-388-2091. Berry College Professor and Chair of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s, mostly sunny skies into Monday. Storms possible next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s, mostly sunny skies into Monday. Storms possible next week.

  OUTLOOK There is slight chance for thunderstorms across north Georgia Sunday, then a chance across other portions of the area Monday through Thursday. There is too much uncertainty in the forecast this far out to determine possible intensity. FORECAST Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. North wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Calhoun cancels spring sports — baseball, softball, soccer. Latest Falcons’ news and NFL draft updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Calhoun cancels spring sports — baseball, softball, soccer. Latest Falcons’ news and NFL draft updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, drive-through only. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (curbside only).  Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Calhoun Recreation Department cancels spring sports leagues: That includes youth baseball, softball and soccer.   CHECKING IN ON LOCAL SPORTS INTERESTS: Latest updates from the Atlanta Falcons: Click Falcons… Read more

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Obituaries: James Edgar Hancock Jr., Ms. ReKiesha Moore, Mrs. Angela Kay Money Otwell, Orene Wyatt Walls, Mrs. Lillie Bell Zachery, 100.

Obituaries: James Edgar Hancock Jr., Ms. ReKiesha Moore, Mrs. Angela Kay Money Otwell, Orene Wyatt Walls, Mrs. Lillie Bell Zachery, 100.

    Ms. ReKiesha Moore, age 38, of Cedartown, Ga. transitioned March 31, 2020. A private service will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at noon.  Viewing will be Monday, April 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Public gathering gidelines will be enforced. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Mrs. Lillie Bell Zachery, age 100, transitioned… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Statewide shelter-in-place for next 10 days. Local deaths up to 11 with 280 cases. Statewide cases near 6,000 with 198 deaths. Business updates. Church services for Palm Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. Statewide shelter-in-place for next 10 days. Local deaths up to 11 with 280 cases. Statewide cases near 6,000 with 198 deaths. Business updates. Church services for Palm Sunday.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Coronavirus updates: Local deaths up to 11 in Northwest Georgia. Statewide death toll rises to 198.  Now 280 confirmed cases in five-county region and rising. Statewide shelter-in-place now in effect for next 10 days through April 13. Floyd Sheriff’s Office to enforce order. 4-minute YouTube video outlines key parts. 15 residents… Read more

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