Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Saturday night; finish season Sunday. Berry Vikings sacked by Wisconsin-Whitewater. Shorter Hawks get second win of the year.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves rained out Saturday night; finish season Sunday. Berry Vikings sacked by Wisconsin-Whitewater. Shorter Hawks get second win of the year.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Sunday’s sports page, early edition BASEBALL   Rome Braves-Hickory Crawdads rained out Saturday night.  The season concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. at State… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating two fatal accidents in Bartow County. Both reports are preliminary. The latest: Accident claims 22-year-old Cartersville man: On Sept. 16, at 7 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 near mile marker 6. The preliminary investigation shows… Read more

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Remembering Berry College student Eden Muina, a Davies Shelters’ helper who’s ‘love of the earth was shown in her participation in protests and rallies to increase awareness of the abuse and depletion of our planet’s natural resources.’

Remembering Berry College student Eden Muina, a Davies Shelters’ helper who’s ‘love of the earth was shown in her participation in protests and rallies to increase awareness of the abuse and depletion of our planet’s natural resources.’

  This has been a tough month for Northwest Georgia. It has been especially hard this past week for the Berry College community, for the Davies Shelters program and for Fort Oglethorpe with the passing of Eden Muina. Twenty years old, she died Sept. 12, a day after a traffic accident before dawn the day… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Plus: Our take on that ‘police video.’

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Plus: Our take on that ‘police video.’

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Rome Police statement on video, officer’s conduct; our response. Hometown Headlines has… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Pumpkin Spice Creme time in West Rome as Starbucks opens. Key piece of downtown Cartersville for sale. COVID: 5 more Floyd County deaths; 208 new cases; campus updates. Flu shots available. Plus SAT scores for area schools.

Heritage First Headlines. Pumpkin Spice Creme time in West Rome as Starbucks opens. Key piece of downtown Cartersville for sale. COVID: 5 more Floyd County deaths; 208 new cases; campus updates. Flu shots available. Plus SAT scores for area schools.

Heritage First Headlines: Business: Shorter Avenue Starbucks opens today. Downtown Cartersville’s Bradley Building on the market for $2.1 million. 5 more dead in Floyd County on Friday: 4 COVID, 1 ‘probable.’ 208 new cases; 167 in Rome hospitals. COVID on campus: Updates from schools across Northwest Georgia for the week ending Sept. 17. Most show a… Read more

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Business: Shorter Avenue Starbucks opens today. Downtown Cartersville’s Bradley Building on the market for $2.1 million.

Business: Shorter Avenue Starbucks opens today. Downtown Cartersville’s Bradley Building on the market for $2.1 million.

Just in time for Pumpkin Spice Creme weather: The store at 2300 Shorter Ave. at the intersection of Tamassee Lane rose quickly after the former Hardee’s was demolished (the fast food spot closed two years ago last month). The Starbuck’s webpage lists the hours as 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Starbucks is… Read more

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5 more dead in Floyd County on Friday: 4 COVID, 1 ‘probable.’  Photos from Friday night’s vigil. 208 new cases; 167 in Rome hospitals.

5 more dead in Floyd County on Friday: 4 COVID, 1 ‘probable.’ Photos from Friday night’s vigil. 208 new cases; 167 in Rome hospitals.

FRIDAY’S REPORTS 5 more COVID deaths, another ‘probable’ death posted Friday in Northwest Georgia. Floyd County posted 4 COVID deaths as well as a “probable” death; Polk County lost another resident to the virus. That’s 15 deaths in Floyd County since Sept. 10; 54 in Northwest Georgia. Region report: 831 COVID deaths; 112 ‘probable deaths.’ 176… Read more

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COVID on campus: Updates from schools across Northwest Georgia for the week ending Sept. 17. Most show a decline in new cases.

COVID on campus: Updates from schools across Northwest Georgia for the week ending Sept. 17. Most show a decline in new cases.

The latest: Rome City Schools off Monday and Sept. 27. Students will not be on campus. Floyd County Schools off again Monday: “Monday, September 20, 2021, remains a scheduled Parent-Teacher Conference Day. Beginning Tuesday, September 21, 2021, FCS will offer Remote Learning opportunities for those families who chose to quarantine their child as a result… Read more

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Health: Flu shots now available across Northwest Georgia as season begins. Says Dr. Gary Voccio: ‘It is critically important to get your flu vaccine and your COVID-19 vaccine, and you can get both at the same time.’

Health: Flu shots now available across Northwest Georgia as season begins. Says Dr. Gary Voccio: ‘It is critically important to get your flu vaccine and your COVID-19 vaccine, and you can get both at the same time.’

Flu season is just about here and Public Health in Floyd and Bartow are offering flu shots for the season ahead. The 2020-21 season was extremely mild in Georgia, in part because of all the COVID protocols (washing hands, social distancing, mask wearing). Look for the weekly stats to begin in October. Media release: Public… Read more

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Education: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

Education: Area school systems reporting latest SAT scores.

From the state: For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students. Georgia’s public-school class of 2021 also recorded significant increases in scores compared to the… Read more

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Nominations sought for the 2022 Heart of the Community Awards. Deadline is Oct. 22.

Nominations sought for the 2022 Heart of the Community Awards. Deadline is Oct. 22.

Media release: Nominations are being accepted for the annual program that honors individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism. The Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc. and its Board of Governors are accepting nominations of potential recipients for the 36th anniversary of the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The… Read more

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Campaign Watch: NAACP meeting the candidates night set for Tuesday; League of Women Voters offers candidate forums (by Zoom) for Rome City Commission, School Board and Cave Spring City Council

Campaign Watch: NAACP meeting the candidates night set for Tuesday; League of Women Voters offers candidate forums (by Zoom) for Rome City Commission, School Board and Cave Spring City Council

    Tuesday: NAACP’s Rome Branch sponsors meet the candidates (via Zoom) for Rome City Commission beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join Zoom Meeting Candidate names below. The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting active informed participation of citizens in their government. To that aim, the public is invited… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain so far with at least another inch on the way through tonight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain so far with at least another inch on the way through tonight.

  OUTLOOK Half inch of rain through 2 p.m. Saturday, heavier rain on the way. FORECAST This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth… Read more

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Hickory Crawdads down Rome Braves, 7-1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Hickory Crawdads down Rome Braves, 7-1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Rome Braves fall 7-1 to Crawdads. Atlanta Braves fall 6-5 in 11 innings. Berry faces no. 2 team in the nation today; Shorter also on the road. Falcons at Bucs on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football scores. Rome Braves fall 7-1 to Crawdads. Atlanta Braves fall 6-5 in 11 innings. Berry faces no. 2 team in the nation today; Shorter also on the road. Falcons at Bucs on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. HIGH SCHOOL Scores: South Paulding 34, Rome 32. Darlington 28, Heritage 7. Pepperell 24, Temple 20. Armuchee 24, SE Whitfield 14. Unity Christian… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Amanda Paige “Mandy” Eaves, Mr. Carl Joe (Joey) Gilmore Jr., Karen Patricia “Kay” Miles, Richard “Ricky” Allen Rhinehart Jr., Mr. David M. Sporman, Mr. James (Jimmy) Patrick Young Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Amanda Paige “Mandy” Eaves, Mr. Carl Joe (Joey) Gilmore Jr., Karen Patricia “Kay” Miles, Richard “Ricky” Allen Rhinehart Jr., Mr. David M. Sporman, Mr. James (Jimmy) Patrick Young Jr.

Mrs. Amanda Paige “Mandy” Eaves, age 44, of Rome, GA, passed away Thursday morning, September 16, 2021, in a local hospital. Mrs. Eaves was born in Rome, GA on August 29, 1977, daughter of the former Janis Lumpkin and the late Danny Collins.  She was a 1995 graduate of Pepperell High School and was currently… Read more

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