Rome to vote on new agreement to be ‘sole funder’ of TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield on Monday. Berry’s Briggs: ‘It’s inspiring that the mayor and city leaders understand the lasting value of these projects.’

Rome to vote on new agreement to be ‘sole funder’ of TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield on Monday. Berry’s Briggs: ‘It’s inspiring that the mayor and city leaders understand the lasting value of these projects.’

Berry College President Steve Briggs had this comment Saturday on the latest on the Fairfield Inn & Suites development: “Berry College is grateful for the City of Rome’s commitment to a strong partnership that advances tourism and economic development here in Floyd County. It’s inspiring that the mayor and city leaders understand the lasting value of… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: A 5-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood priced at $299,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: A 5-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood priced at $299,900.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today including a home in Maplewood.  Open house, 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday   Address: 100 Hood Drive, Rome.  Description:  5 bedrooms, 3 bath. Price: $299,900. What to know:  This beautifully remodeled home in Maplewood sits on a corner lot and offers tons of yard space. A growing family could… Read more

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Voting: Absentee ballots finally arriving in local mail boxes. What to know, what’s next. BallotTrax system provides text or email updates on absentee ballot status. Update on advance voting in person. Final day to register: Monday, Oct. 5.

Voting: Absentee ballots finally arriving in local mail boxes. What to know, what’s next. BallotTrax system provides text or email updates on absentee ballot status. Update on advance voting in person. Final day to register: Monday, Oct. 5.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office has launched a quick and convenient system that voters can use to track absentee ballots and get updates on the status of the ballots. Once voters sign up on the new BallotTrax system, they’ll get either email or text message alerts on the status of their ballots. Notification will be… Read more

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Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to fill U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What to know about Barrett.

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to fill U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What to know about Barrett.

President Trump has announced Amy Coney Barrett is his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump made the official announcement Saturday afternoon. Barrett currently serves as a judge on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Trump nominated Barrett to the 7th Circuit on May 8,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Chance of rain this afternoon and evening, high near 83. Rain possible each day this week. 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Chance of rain this afternoon and evening, high near 83. Rain possible each day this week. 

  OUTLOOK Chance of rain this afternoon and evening, high near 83. Rain possible each day this week, cooler temps by end of week. FORECAST Sunday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south around… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Thelma Lanning Brackett, James Edward Daniels, Mr. David Lee Hoffrogge, Mr. John Charles Lovelace, Mr. Fred Eugene Rogers, Deborah S. Willis

Obituaries: Mrs. Thelma Lanning Brackett, James Edward Daniels, Mr. David Lee Hoffrogge, Mr. John Charles Lovelace, Mr. Fred Eugene Rogers, Deborah S. Willis

Mr. Fred Eugene Rogers, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020, at a local hospital. Mr. Rogers was born in Rome, Georgia on February 26, 1931, son of the late Ruby Josephine McCabe Rogers and the late Grady Lee Rogers.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue… Read more

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All clear: Vehicle fire has parts of I-75 South below Emerson blocked Sunday morning.

All clear: Vehicle fire has parts of I-75 South below Emerson blocked Sunday morning.

From Georgia DOT: Vehicle Fire at I-75 Southbound at Glade Road. All lanes blocked. You can see the build-up on I-75 stretching to Emerson as of 10:40 a.m. Please take U.S. 41 around the scene. Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths in NW Georgia, regional total to 204. Opening soon: Panda Express, Chipotle, Walk-In Urgent Care. Did your absentee ballot arrive Saturday? Week ahead: New hotel vote, Coosa Valley Credit Union opening.

Heritage First Headlines. Four more COVID deaths in NW Georgia, regional total to 204. Opening soon: Panda Express, Chipotle, Walk-In Urgent Care. Did your absentee ballot arrive Saturday? Week ahead: New hotel vote, Coosa Valley Credit Union opening.

  Today’s first headlines: Four new COVID deaths in Northwest Georgia on Saturday, regional toll stands at 204 since March. Also 55 new positive tests here brings total to over 10,138 cases since March. COVID on campus: AJC report shows state believes public ‘has no legal right to information’ about school outbreaks. Locally: 564 students,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school rankings — Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington all stay where they were. College: Clemson followed by Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Notre Dame. Earlier: Armuchee falls to Cherokee County, Ala. Georgia gets first win of season. GA Tech loses at Syracuse. Falcons host Bears today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school rankings — Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart and Darlington all stay where they were. College: Clemson followed by Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Notre Dame. Earlier: Armuchee falls to Cherokee County, Ala. Georgia gets first win of season. GA Tech loses at Syracuse. Falcons host Bears 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. The AJC’s high school football rankings. The complete list is here; local breakout below: 5A: Cartersville (4-0), no. 3, no change. 5A: Calhoun (4-1), no. 6, no… Read more

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Updated: Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected.

Updated: Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected.

A missing Marietta woman’s body has been found in an overturned vehicle down an embankment off Hwy 293 near Old River Road in Emerson. Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms 24-year-old Danisha Williams was found dead in a motor vehicle accident in late Thursday night. She was reporting missing on Sept. 19. No foul play is suspected… Read more

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Education: Rome City Schools to launch new Virtual Online Live Tutoring program for all students on Monday. Two Rome High seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship program.

Education: Rome City Schools to launch new Virtual Online Live Tutoring program for all students on Monday. Two Rome High seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship program.

Media release: Rome City Schools is launching a new 20-week Virtual Online Live Tutoring program (VOLT) that will be available to ALL Rome City Schools students (K-12) starting Monday, Sept. 28th and continuing through March 19th, 2021. In recognition of the specific needs of in-person learning students, virtual students, as well as students who may… Read more

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Buzz: The Davies Shelter awarded $50K grant for farm program, but needs help for matching funds. New Courtyard by Marriott Carterville now open near Clarence Brown Conference Center.

Buzz: The Davies Shelter awarded $50K grant for farm program, but needs help for matching funds. New Courtyard by Marriott Carterville now open near Clarence Brown Conference Center.

The Davies Shelter has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to expand its farm program.  The Davies Shelter was one of 48 organizations awarded funding through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. The grant will fund an urban farmer training program and paid… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, high near 82. Slight rain chance on Sunday with high near 84. Low temps in the 50s by end of next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, high near 82. Slight rain chance on Sunday with high near 84. Low temps in the 50s by end of next week.

DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EDT THIS MORNING including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk. Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog in portions of north and central Georgia. Hazardous driving conditions possible due to low visibility. OUTLOOK Partly sunny, high near 82. Slight rain chance on Sunday with high near… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Armuchee vs. Cherokee (AL) tonight. College football Saturday, SEC season begins. Braves host Boston through Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Armuchee vs. Cherokee (AL) tonight. College football Saturday, SEC season begins. Braves host Boston through 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.   HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s scores: FINAL: Darlington falls at Heard County, 35-30. FINAL: Rome downed at Collins Hill, 28-14. FINAL: Haralson County wins at… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Thelma Jacquelin Lanning Brackett, Mrs. Katherine Floyd Chambers, Laura Annette Pruitt Jamison, Mr. Joe Thomas Matthews, Jr., Mr. Hal Earnest “Pee Wee” Truitt Sr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Thelma Jacquelin Lanning Brackett, Mrs. Katherine Floyd Chambers, Laura Annette Pruitt Jamison, Mr. Joe Thomas Matthews, Jr., Mr. Hal Earnest “Pee Wee” Truitt Sr.

Mrs. Katherine Floyd Chambers, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at a Lafayette healthcare facility. Mrs. Chambers was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on August 25, 1938, daughter of the late Vinnie Floyd and the late Mildred Baldwin Floyd.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, George F.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW JOHNNY’S PIZZA 244 DIXIE AVE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 ANTOJITOS LATINOS LLC (BASE) 112 JOHNSON DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 ANTOJITOS LATINOS LLC (MOBILE) 112 JOHNSON DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON COMFORT INN & SUITES BREAKFAST 1033 FAIRMOUNT HWY CALHOUN, GA… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome Commission seeks to fund hotel TAD without County. Missing woman found dead in crashed vehicle in Bartow. Two more COVID deaths. Education updates. College football Saturday.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome Commission seeks to fund hotel TAD without County. Missing woman found dead in crashed vehicle in Bartow. Two more COVID deaths. Education updates. College football Saturday.

  Today’s first headlines: Rome Commission to vote on new agreement to be ‘sole funder’ of TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel during Monday’s meeting. Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected. Two new deaths reported in Northwest… Read more

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Will we have Halloween? New CDC guidance lists trick-or-treating and other traditional activities as high-risk for COVID. No decision yet on Downtown event. Pumpkins arriving at Trinity on Oct. 11.

Will we have Halloween? New CDC guidance lists trick-or-treating and other traditional activities as high-risk for COVID. No decision yet on Downtown event. Pumpkins arriving at Trinity on Oct. 11.

  As many fall events have been canceled due to the COVID pandemic, many Halloween traditions, like trick-or-treating, may also need to be reconsidered according to new guidance from the CDC. “As with anything there are different ranges of risk,” says Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director of NWGA Public Health. “As we’ve been saying the… Read more

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