Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris inaugurated. Biden: ‘We have never, ever, ever failed in America when we have acted together. And so today, at this time and in this place, let us start afresh. All of us.’

    President Joe Biden’s inaugural address:  THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America… Read more

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They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

They’re official: Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock sworn in as members of the U.S. Senate representing Georgia.

Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon. Below: Watch  video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video. From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.: Today, as I was sworn… Read more

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Business: 2020 Bulldog 100 honors UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack of Womack Custom Homes. Magnicheri joins Toles, Temple & Wright.

Business: 2020 Bulldog 100 honors UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack of Womack Custom Homes. Magnicheri joins Toles, Temple & Wright.

      The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled its 2020 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni and Cartersville natives Matt and Stephen Womack’s company Womack Custom Homes made the list! Both brothers are proud UGA alumni and fourth-generation home builders. “We are beyond thrilled to be recognized by The… Read more

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Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition honored for promoting HPV prevention, education, vaccinations.

Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition honored for promoting HPV prevention, education, vaccinations.

The Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition has been recognized as an HPV Champion at the 4th annual Cervical Cancer Awareness Day for their dedication to promoting HPV prevention, education and increasing Georgia’s HPV vaccination rates. The Georgia Cancer Control Consortium, HPV Cancer Free Georgia, and The Susan Jolley Awareness Program hosted the event on Thurdsay. The organizations… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s all weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s all weekend.

  OUTLOOK Less than two tenths of an inch of rain Thursday into Friday; highs in the low to mid 50s. FORECAST Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High’s Addison Blake to continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry. Watching and waiting on the 2021 Rome Braves. Championship Sunday for the NFL. Falcons’ updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Coosa High’s Addison Blake to continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry. Watching and waiting on the 2021 Rome Braves. Championship Sunday for the NFL. Falcons’ updates.

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. 🎉Congratulations to Coosa High Senior Addison Blake who will continue her education and pole vaulting career at Berry College! 🏃🏼‍♀️@BerryXCTF pic.twitter.com/RmzqPmBj32 — Floyd County… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles Allen Baker Sr., Mr. Larry W. Davis, Mr. Dwight Dewayne Kinney, Mr. David Earl “Blood” Lee, Mrs. Nell Lee Walker McAbee, Baby Ty’Shawn Detroit Prater, Deborah Darlene Studdard, Jack Donald Vaughan.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Allen Baker Sr., Mr. Larry W. Davis, Mr. Dwight Dewayne Kinney, Mr. David Earl “Blood” Lee, Mrs. Nell Lee Walker McAbee, Baby Ty’Shawn Detroit Prater, Deborah Darlene Studdard, Jack Donald Vaughan.

n the early morning hours of Monday, January 18, 2021, Deborah Darlene Studdard, 57, transitioned from this earthly home to her heavenly home after a courageous battle with COVID-19. Deborah was born in Rome, GA on March 14, 1963 to Luther (Luke) Studdard and Kay Chambers Studdard.  She was proceeded in death by her grandparents,… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Heritage First Headlines. 6 COVID deaths in Floyd, 11 in the region posted Wednesday. Vaccine: Winslette Pharmacy latest site listed by state. Hospital, campus updates. A new president and 2 new senators.

Today’s first headlines: 11 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday including 6 in Floyd County; another ‘probable death’ as well. 149 additional deaths statewide. e. Wednesday: 129 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; down from 134 on Tuesday. Vax Report: Nearly 536,000 vaccinated in Georgia so far. Winslette Pharmacy now listed as having doses; East Rome Walmart… Read more

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Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well.

Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well.

  In context: The year year isn’t three weeks old yet and already a major business deal is on the boards.  Rome-based Heritage First Bancshares is merging with First Chatsworth Bancshares to create a brand stretching from Paulding County into Chattanooga with offices in Rome, Cartersville, Adairsville, Calhoun, Dalton, Chatsworth and Eton. Ryan Earnest, president… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County seeks names of those making an impact on the community.  Development authorities meet today. Floyd County Board of Education meeting Friday at 2 p.m.

Buzz: Floyd County seeks names of those making an impact on the community. Development authorities meet today. Floyd County Board of Education meeting Friday at 2 p.m.

February is recognized as African American History Month across the United States, and Floyd County would like to recognize members of our community who have made an impact.  Citizens such as Professor Edward S. Brown, Henry Chubb, members of the 1963 Student Sit-Ins, Elgin Carmichael, Napoleon Fielder, Judy Sims, Samuel Burrell, and the many others… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low to mid 50s into the weekend with some rain Thursday and Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low to mid 50s into the weekend with some rain Thursday and Friday.

OUTLOOK About a half-inch of rain to stretch from Thursday into Friday. FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Thursday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Terry Fontenot named Falcons’ general manager. The Braves’ Don Sutton dies at age 75. AFC, NFC championships this Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Terry Fontenot named Falcons’ general manager. The Braves’ Don Sutton dies at age 75. AFC, NFC championships this Sunday.

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. Atlanta Falcons: Another key piece in the Atlanta Falcons’ new regime is in place. The team announced Tuesday morning that Terry Fontenot has been hired… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Patty Ann Davis, Joanne Ducret Gaba, Jane Heymann Gates, Harry Hubertus Grindrod, Mr. Larry Neil Griffin Jr., Gordon Albert Leiter,  Mr. Randall Clark Murphy, Ms. Christine Ann “Crissy” Barnett Powell, Kevin Scott Young.

Obituaries: Ms. Patty Ann Davis, Joanne Ducret Gaba, Jane Heymann Gates, Harry Hubertus Grindrod, Mr. Larry Neil Griffin Jr., Gordon Albert Leiter,  Mr. Randall Clark Murphy, Ms. Christine Ann “Crissy” Barnett Powell, Kevin Scott Young.

  Gone from us is one of the greatest husbands, fathers, football players, international restaurateurs, and tellers of dad jokes and wisdom-filled anecdotes that has ever lived. “The Great Grindrod,” also known as Harry Hubertus Grindrod died unexpectedly in his Cave Spring home on January 17, 2021, at the age of 70. Harry was born… Read more

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Local law enforcement on alert for potential extremist threats but are ‘not expecting any problems’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Kemp says Georgia Capitol ‘fully prepared to deal with anything and everything.’

Local law enforcement on alert for potential extremist threats but are ‘not expecting any problems’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Kemp says Georgia Capitol ‘fully prepared to deal with anything and everything.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As America prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden this Wednesday, the nation is on “high alert” for possible extremist activity and attacks on state capitols, federal buildings and more in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Local law enforcement agencies are on watch but… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Merger with Chatsworth bank to expand Heritage First’s footprint across NW Georgia. 8 more COVID deaths here; state sets another record. Vaccine, campus updates. Watching today’s inauguration; Ossoff, Warnock to join Senate this afternoon.

Heritage First Headlines. Merger with Chatsworth bank to expand Heritage First’s footprint across NW Georgia. 8 more COVID deaths here; state sets another record. Vaccine, campus updates. Watching today’s inauguration; Ossoff, Warnock to join Senate this afternoon.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Heritage First Bank merging with First Chatsworth Bankshares to create a regional footprint from Rome to Cartersville to Dalton and Chatsworth — with mortgage offices in Paulding and Chattanooga as well. 8 more COVID deaths posted Tuesday in NW Georgia; 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk, 1 each in Floyd, Chattooga.… Read more

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