Rome City Commission votes 8-0 to approve revised TAD deal for the Fairfield adjoining the Rome Tennis Center.

Rome City Commission votes 8-0 to approve revised TAD deal for the Fairfield adjoining the Rome Tennis Center.

A busy Monday meeting for the Rome City Commission included approval of a revised tax allocation district agreement with Berry College for the construction of a $12 million Fairfield Inn & Suites adjoining the Rome Tennis Center. The commission OK’d the revised plan 8-0 with Commissioner Mark Cochran abstaining from the vote because of a conflict… Read more

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Education: Superintendent update due from Floyd County Schools this morning. Darlington’s Jonathan Murphy, Steven Yan named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Program. Honors for Berry College.

Education: Superintendent update due from Floyd County Schools this morning. Darlington’s Jonathan Murphy, Steven Yan named Commended Students by National Merit Scholarship Program. Honors for Berry College.

The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the board room to provide an update on the superintendent’s position. Dr. Glenn White has served as interim superintendent since the resignation of Dr. Jeff Wilson. Darlington seniors Jonathan Murphy and Steven Yan have been named Commended Students in… Read more

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Buzz: Local gas prices up, down or stay the same in mixed up week. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church sets Blessing of the Pets for Sunday. ‘Hit the Bin’ Drug Drop is Oct. 10. ‘Swing for Kids’ a success.

Buzz: Local gas prices up, down or stay the same in mixed up week. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church sets Blessing of the Pets for Sunday. ‘Hit the Bin’ Drug Drop is Oct. 10. ‘Swing for Kids’ a success.

  Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 2 cents less than last month, and 56 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists $30 to fill a 15-gallon… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Aftermath from Monday’s storms — heavy rain, some power outages this morning. High of 68 today; lows in the mid 40s by the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Aftermath from Monday’s storms — heavy rain, some power outages this morning. High of 68 today; lows in the mid 40s by the weekend.

STORM AFTERMATH Around 50 Georgia Power customers still without service in Floyd, Polk and Gordon counties at 5:30 a.m. Click here for updates.  North Georgia EMC: All clear. Gusts of 17 mph Monday night; around two-thirds of an inch of rain in Rome; nearly an inch in Cartersville. OUTLOOK Some cool mornings ahead, especially later… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves vs. Reds from Atlanta, noon Wednesday, ESPN. This week’s SEC TV schedule (Oct. 10, too).

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves vs. Reds from Atlanta, noon Wednesday, ESPN. This week’s SEC TV schedule (Oct. 10, too).

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. BASEBALL Atlanta Braves vs. Reds, noon Wednesday, ESPN. Next: Playoffs begin at noon Wednesday in best-of-three series vs. the Reds, at home. Fried vs. Bauer.… Read more

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Services scheduled for Adairsville couple, both battling COVID, who died 30 minutes apart. Included: Obituaries for Tammy and Willis Worley.

Services scheduled for Adairsville couple, both battling COVID, who died 30 minutes apart. Included: Obituaries for Tammy and Willis Worley.

Mrs. Tammy Greeson Worley, age 58, of Adairsville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Worley was born in Rome, GA, September 11, 1962, daughter of the late Richard Loy Greeson and Virginia Marcile Bailey Greeson. She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church in Shannon. Tammy worked at Galey… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Esperanza Cruz Escutia, Ms. Helen G. Hughes, Mr. Danny Frank Plant, Robert Dominic Rhinehart, Alice Victoria “Vicky” Skelton.

Obituaries: Mrs. Esperanza Cruz Escutia, Ms. Helen G. Hughes, Mr. Danny Frank Plant, Robert Dominic Rhinehart, Alice Victoria “Vicky” Skelton.

  Alice Victoria “Vicky” Skelton was born in Macon, Georgia, on April 10, 1943, to Gordon Van Wood and Juanita Fox Wood Fuller – both now deceased. She graduated from Griffin High School, then from Carson-Newman College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She was an elementary school teacher during her early adult… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Fairfield a go following new vote by Rome City Commission. Jump in COVID quarantines at West Central; increases at Berry College. Top age group testing positive in Floyd? 15-24. Presidential debate tonight; our absentee ballot test is a success.

Heritage First Headlines. Fairfield a go following new vote by Rome City Commission. Jump in COVID quarantines at West Central; increases at Berry College. Top age group testing positive in Floyd? 15-24. Presidential debate tonight; our absentee ballot test is a success.

  Today’s first headlines: Rome City Commission votes 8-0 to approve revised TAD deal for the Fairfield adjoining the Rome Tennis Center. Jump in quarantines at West Central, from 2 to 110 students; faculty/staff, from 6 to 13. Floyd drops by 65 to 337. Berry positive tests at 120 since Aug. 1 including 104 students.… Read more

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Could we see a ‘twin-demic’? As the season starts, health officials are hopeful for a mild flu year given COVID protective measures now in place. What to know.

Could we see a ‘twin-demic’? As the season starts, health officials are hopeful for a mild flu year given COVID protective measures now in place. What to know.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As flu season begins amid the continuing COVID pandemic, local health officials are hopeful steps such as wearing face masks and social distancing — along with flu vaccinations — will keep a possible ‘twin-demic’ from putting further strain on our health system. “We are hoping that with COVID measures in place… Read more

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Business: Home sales drop in August in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties vs. July and a year earlier. 319 closings last month vs. 348 in July.

Business: Home sales drop in August in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties vs. July and a year earlier. 319 closings last month vs. 348 in July.

  Realtors in Floyd, Bartow and Gordon counties together sold 319 homes in August, down from 348 homes in July with Floyd and Gordon both reporting dips vs. August 2019 as well. The Greater Rome Board of Realtors reports 107 homes sold last month, down 18.3 percent; while Bartow’s 154 units sold was up 2.7… Read more

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Week ahead: Coosa Valley Credit Union to open new Rome office today. Rome City Commission to hold public hearing on Summerville Park duplexes, vote on TAD agreement. Ribbon cutting for new trails.

Week ahead: Coosa Valley Credit Union to open new Rome office today. Rome City Commission to hold public hearing on Summerville Park duplexes, vote on TAD agreement. Ribbon cutting for new trails.

  Monday: Coosa Valley Credit Union‘s new main office at 1307 Redmond Road will open for business. The new full service branch, featuring both walk-up and drive through ATMs, is equipped with all the services members are used to, experienced staff, and a few new features to make banking faster and easier. The credit union will retain… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rome, Darlington rebound; wins for Pepperell, Cartersville; dominant nights for Unity, Rockmart.

John McClellan’s high school football picks: Rome, Darlington rebound; wins for Pepperell, Cartersville; dominant nights for Unity, Rockmart.

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.   Friday night proved big for teams in Bartow County as all four of them captured wins and three teams remained unbeaten. Calhoun, Rockmart… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons sputter again, fall 30-26 to Bears. Braves vs. Reds in playoffs starting noon Wednesday. John McClellan’s high school picks. Latest rankings, high school and college.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons sputter again, fall 30-26 to Bears. Braves vs. Reds in playoffs starting noon Wednesday. John McClellan’s high school picks. Latest rankings, high school and college.

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 John McClellan’s high school picks: Rome, Darlington rebound; wins for Pepperell, Cartersville; dominant nights for Unity, Rockmart. McClellan The AJC’s high school… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Paul Auby Brookshire, Ms. Rebecca Hight, Billy Ray ‘Onion’ Keith Jr., Ms. Valerie Jones, Alice “Vicky” Victoria Skelton.

Obituaries: Mr. Paul Auby Brookshire, Ms. Rebecca Hight, Billy Ray ‘Onion’ Keith Jr., Ms. Valerie Jones, Alice “Vicky” Victoria Skelton.

Alice “Vicky” Victoria Skelton died Saturday, Sept. 26. 2020. Henderson and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Valerie Jones, age 57 of Rome, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2020. Services are incomplete but will be announced at a later date. Wright Memorial Mortuary. Mr. Paul Auby Brookshire,… Read more

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Buzz: Final days to participate in the 2020 Census.

Buzz: Final days to participate in the 2020 Census.

There are three days left to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census with deadline of Sept. 30. It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete the online questionnaire that will have an impact for the next 10-years. Results of the U.S. Census determines reapportionment of congressional and state legislative districts, directs how federal funding is distributed… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Adairsville couple, battling COVID, die 30 minute part, family says. As flu season begins, will we see a ‘twin-demic?’ 10th Chattooga resident dies since Tuesday. Real estate update. John McClellan’s football picks. Possible severe weather later today.

Heritage First Headlines. Adairsville couple, battling COVID, die 30 minute part, family says. As flu season begins, will we see a ‘twin-demic?’ 10th Chattooga resident dies since Tuesday. Real estate update. John McClellan’s football picks. Possible severe weather later today.

  Today’s first headlines: Adairsville couple, both battling COVID-19, die 30 minue Could we see a ‘twin-demic’? As the season starts, health officials are hopeful for a mild flu year given COVID protective measures now in place. What to know. 22nd Chattooga resident dies from COVID; 10th since Tuesday. Regional toll stands at 205 since… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Some strong storms crossing Northwest Georgia tonight; 112 without power so far.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Some strong storms crossing Northwest Georgia tonight; 112 without power so far.

THE LATEST A strong cold front is expected to push through the area which is expected to produce a line of more organized storms along the frontal area Monday night through the day on Tuesday. Some of these storms may bring strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and heavy rain. Look for more than half-an-inch of… Read more

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Business: Opening dates just weeks away for Panda Express, Chipotle and Urgent Team’s Walk-In Urgent Care.

Business: Opening dates just weeks away for Panda Express, Chipotle and Urgent Team’s Walk-In Urgent Care.

We are just weeks away from the opening of the first restaurants in the new East Bend shopping coming to the corner of Turner McCall Boulevard and Hicks Drive. Panda Express released this update on Saturday: “The Rome location is set to open in early October, though that timing is subject to change. The restaurant… Read more

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