Business: $185 million, 3.1 million-square-foot manufacturing/warehousing/distribution center proposed in Gordon County.

Business: $185 million, 3.1 million-square-foot manufacturing/warehousing/distribution center proposed in Gordon County.

The working name is South Highway 41 Industrial Development. As proposed, OWR LLC and Thor Equities LLC are proposed a massive warehousing/distribuion center that could feature up to 3.2 million square feet under roof. Proposed are: 1,467,450 square feet for manufacturing. 302,400 square feet for warehousing and distribution. 1,023,000 square feet for warehousing and distribution.… Read more

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$223 million issued by the state Labor Department to help those idled by the pandemic.

$223 million issued by the state Labor Department to help those idled by the pandemic.

  Media release: The Georgia Department of Labor issued over $223 million last week to Georgians as the agency continues to implement the multiple phases of the Continued Assistance Act (CAA) included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 providing extended benefits for claimants on PEUC and PUA.  The payments included benefits for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment… Read more

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Buzz: Got the Chick-fil-A One app? Get a free brownie. Household waste/electronics recycling is Saturday; appointments only. Development authority retreat is Wednesday.

Buzz: Got the Chick-fil-A One app? Get a free brownie. Household waste/electronics recycling is Saturday; appointments only. Development authority retreat is Wednesday.

Chick-fil-A is giving away a Chocolate Fudge Brownie now through Jan. 23 at participating U.S. restaurants. Chick-fil-A One members can redeem the offer for a free brownie on their Chick-fil-A One account by scanning or placing a mobile order via the Chick-fil-A App in the drive-through, via curbside delivery, or inside the restaurant, where available. “Whether it’s a… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 40s due Saturday with enough wind to make it feel like the upper 30s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 40s due Saturday with enough wind to make it feel like the upper 30s.

  OUTLOOK Gusty conditions today, Saturday as next cold front arrives; wind chill will make Saturday feel even colder. FORECAST Friday: A 10 percent chance of rain before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Polk County: Only parents/guardians at winter sports events. Falcons said to be zeroing in on Terry Fontenot as general manager. Baseball: Lookouts name 2021 field staff.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Polk County: Only parents/guardians at winter sports events. Falcons said to be zeroing in on Terry Fontenot as general manager. Baseball: Lookouts name 2021 field staff.

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. Effectively immediately for all Polk School District Events: “Because of a rise in the number of COVID cases outside of Polk School District, parents/guardians… Read more

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Obituaries: Remembering Anna McKenzie Espy.

Obituaries: Remembering Anna McKenzie Espy.

    Anna McKenzie Espy was born on September 26, 2001 to Heather Chesnut and Mark Espy. Anna was a vibrant, bright light in so many of our lives. She suddenly passed away on Thursday, January 7th, 2021. Anna was always involved in Garden Lakes Baptist Church, as a child. She always participated in Vacation… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Polk, citing COVID surge, takes aggressive safety steps. Chattooga schools already virtual. 7 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday (2 in Polk). School quarantines jump again. $185 million distribution center proposed near Calhoun. I-75 chase ends with suspect’s death. Cold weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Polk, citing COVID surge, takes aggressive safety steps. Chattooga schools already virtual. 7 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Thursday (2 in Polk). School quarantines jump again. $185 million distribution center proposed near Calhoun. I-75 chase ends with suspect’s death. Cold weekend.

Today’s first headlines: 7 local deaths posted Thursday: 1 in Floyd, 2 each in Bartow, Gordon, Polk; regional total in 10 months: 418. State: 142 fatalities, just shy of record. 208 new cases here in a day. 146 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; 37 in Gordon. Chattooga schools virtual through Jan. 22. Rome Schools use… Read more

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Kemp’s State of the State speech: Governor thanks Toomey, ‘healthcare heroes’ for their efforts; proposes $1,000 teacher bonus; defends early reopening. New: Democratic response.

Kemp’s State of the State speech: Governor thanks Toomey, ‘healthcare heroes’ for their efforts; proposes $1,000 teacher bonus; defends early reopening. New: Democratic response.

Georgia Public Broadcasting offers a first look at Kemp’s State of the State speech: full report 2020 was not kind to the people of Georgia, from a deadly global pandemic to devastating economic hardships and political unrest, but Gov. Brian Kemp was optimistic in his State of the State address that what comes next will… Read more

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Business: Riverbend Off Broad quickly taking shape off Sixth Avenue near Federal Courthouse. Project brings 10 townhomes to downtown Rome.

Business: Riverbend Off Broad quickly taking shape off Sixth Avenue near Federal Courthouse. Project brings 10 townhomes to downtown Rome.

The newest housing option in downtown Rome is coming together quickly. A ride on Sixth Avenue or Glenn Milner shows the framing of the10 townhouses known as Riverbend Off Broad quickly coming into place. The second photo shows roofing trusses being put into place above the units closest to Glenn Milner/East Eighth Avenue on Wednesday… Read more

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House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

House votes 232-197 to impeach Trump; Georgia’s delegation votes along party lines: 8 GOP ‘nay;’ 6 Democrats ‘yea.’ Trial moves to Senate next.

  The Georgia Congressional Delegation voted along party lines (from House Clerk). 8 Republicans voted “nay;” 6 Democrats voted “yea.” Allen Republican Georgia NAY Bishop (GA) Democratic Georgia YEA Bourdeaux Democratic Georgia YEA Carter (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Clyde Republican Georgia NAY Ferguson Republican Georgia NAY Greene (GA) Republican Georgia NAY Hice (GA) Republican Georgia… Read more

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The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.

  In context: On its own, the Bartow County Board of Elections and Voter Registration conducted an audit of the votes cast in the Perdue-Ossoff runoff election concluded on Jan. 5. The official outcome of that race: David A. Perdue (I) (Rep) 32,239 votes or 75.02% Jon Ossoff (Dem) 10,735 or 24.98% (Ossoff won statewide) Total votes cast:… Read more

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Education: Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Education: Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List.

  Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students, must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve… Read more

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$11,480 raised so far for Pizza Farm staff thanks to T-shirt sale; first check cut for $7,561.50. Donations account also at Century Bank in Rockmart.

$11,480 raised so far for Pizza Farm staff thanks to T-shirt sale; first check cut for $7,561.50. Donations account also at Century Bank in Rockmart.

      Cedarstream Co. is helping raise money for Pizza Farm employees. The company is selling special T-shirts and hoodies, $18 to $25, with all proceeds going toward the employee fund. At least $10,260 has been raised through Wednesday evening. For more. Employees’ account for donations established at Century Bank in Rockmart: The account… Read more

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Buzz: GNTC Foundation raised more than $250,000 to support students in 2020. Rome Schools salutes teachers, staff of the year. Habitat accepting home applications from Floyd, Polk, Chattooga.

Buzz: GNTC Foundation raised more than $250,000 to support students in 2020. Rome Schools salutes teachers, staff of the year. Habitat accepting home applications from Floyd, Polk, Chattooga.

    By the end of December 2020, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation raised approximately $250,000 in support of students from private donations, corporate gifts, grants, planned giving and establishment of an endowed fund. At the conclusion of GNTC’s Annual and Year-End Giving Campaign: “A Gift of Impact,” the GNTC Foundation raised $90,464 in scholarship funds, surpassing the original goal of $20,000 by a large margin. Gifts from GNTC employees alone exceeded $20,000.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cooler weekend ahead, ideal for fire places and fire pits.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cooler weekend ahead, ideal for fire places and fire pits.

  OUTLOOK Light rain overnight Thursday and then a cooler weekend with highs in the mid to upper 40s, sunny skies. FORECAST Thursday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 58. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: NFL takes the spotlight with four divisional playoffs games this weekend. Falcons said to be focused on two general manager candidates: Brad Holmes and Terry Fontenot.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: NFL takes the spotlight with four divisional playoffs games this weekend. Falcons said to be focused on two general manager candidates: Brad Holmes and Terry Fontenot.

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. NFL What’s next in the National Football League’s playoffs: For more, click NFL Divisional round Saturday: Rams vs. Green Bay, 4:35 p.m., Fox. Ravens vs.… Read more

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