Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms swirling to our east and west this evening; only light rain so far.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms swirling to our east and west this evening; only light rain so far.

OUTLOOK Heat index of 102 at 5 p.m. but approaching storm should cool things down a bit. FORECAST Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 105. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines Starting Aug. 5, you can have an open container of alcohol in downtown Rome on Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., through Oct. 30 following 5-3 vote by City Commission. Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. COVID:… Read more

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By a 5-3 vote, Rome City Commission OKs test of open container. It starts Thursday, Aug. 5, and expires Saturday, Oct. 30.

By a 5-3 vote, Rome City Commission OKs test of open container. It starts Thursday, Aug. 5, and expires Saturday, Oct. 30.

Rome is going to test open containers of alcohol in downtown neighborhoods starting next month. By a 5-3 vote, the proposal passed following nearly 90 minutes of speakers and commissioners’ opinions. You can listen to it all on the Facebook Live post above. The vote: Yes: Bill Collins, Mark Cochran, Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss and… Read more

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COVID: 38 additional cases in NW Georgia. 19 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 2. Floyd Schools, Rome City schools offer Pfizer, J & J vaccinations.

COVID: 38 additional cases in NW Georgia. 19 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 2. Floyd Schools, Rome City schools offer Pfizer, J & J vaccinations.

  TUESDAY UPDATES This Friday, from Floyd County Schools: The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines will be available for Floyd County staff and community on Friday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room at the Floyd County Schools central office, 600 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome. Please stop by if you’re interested… Read more

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Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Business Layoff and Closure listing, reported to the Georgia Department of Labor, shows 80 employees of Showa Group (Best Glove) of Menlo is laying off 80 people as of Aug. 22. It is the first major layoff reported as part of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The most recent reports from… Read more

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Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

  Update: Keep an eye on this story later today. There is some push back developing over some of the personnel change, according to our political sources. It took a year-plus of chaos but more changes appear on the way for the Floyd County elections office. Squirreled away in the cramped first-level offices of the… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet six of the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet six of the 10 doctors joining Harbin Clinic this summer.

Welcome to the latest edition of Harbin Clinic Headlines. As Harbin Clinic celebrates 150 years of caring for Northwest Georgians, the state’s largest privately owned, physician-led healthcare organization continues to grow with the community it serves. This summer, 10 new physicians are joining Harbin Clinic, representing the specialties of Cardiology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, and… Read more

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Education: New school year starts for some next week. Report dates for each school system.

Education: New school year starts for some next week. Report dates for each school system.

Below please find a list of opening dates for area school systems. Please check with your individual school(s) for student needs, report times and other first-day details. ROME/FLOYD: Rome City Schools: Aug. 5. Floyd County Schools, Aug. 5. Darlington, Aug. 16. St. Mary’s, Aug. 5. Unity Christian School, Aug. 9. CARTERSVILLE/BARTOW COUNTY Bartow County Schools,… Read more

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Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Media release: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter continues to offer free virtual education programs to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. Launched in early April 2020, in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a number of live education programs that can help those living with Alzheimer’s and their… Read more

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Buzz: Storm drain work on Big Texas Valley Road today through Thursday. Rome Little Theatre open house this Saturday.

Buzz: Storm drain work on Big Texas Valley Road today through Thursday. Rome Little Theatre open house this Saturday.

Floyd County Public Works will replace a failed cross drain at #4619 Big Texas Valley Road, beginning Tuesday, July 27 at 8:00 a.m. Work will continue through Thursday, July 29 at 4:00 p.m. Detour and advanced warnings are in place now. Detour will include Texas Valley to Sand Springs to Fouche Gap. For more information, please… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

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. The 36th Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk will take place on Aug. 21. A Peachtree qualifier, it is the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Felipe Barnes, Mr. William Bethel “Bill” Bohannon, Ms. Lacey Patrice Liggon, Ms. Constance Sams, Mary Judson Scarborough, Russell Earl Wood.

Obituaries: Mr. Felipe Barnes, Mr. William Bethel “Bill” Bohannon, Ms. Lacey Patrice Liggon, Ms. Constance Sams, Mary Judson Scarborough, Russell Earl Wood.

Mr. William Bethel “Bill” Bohannon, age 82, of Rome, GA passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at a local hospital. Mr. Bohannon was born Lindale, GA, on September 12, 1938, son of the late D. F. Bohannon and the late Faye Nell Stanfield Bohannon.  He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Joyce… Read more

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All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

Gordon County: Two right lanes of I-75 north are blocked at exit 320/State Route 136 due to a wreck. Estimated clearance time is one hour. pic.twitter.com/UfRsaZGe8m — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 27, 2021 Georgia DOT: ” This is a Georgia 511 Traffic alert. There is an accident on I-75 northbound at State route 136/Hill City… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday.

FLOYD Regional Youth Detention Center, 100. Floyd County Jail/skillet, 90. BARTOW Arby’s, Ga. 20, 96. GORDON China Palace, Calhoun, 84. Super Hibachi Buffet, 81. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd County Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Ga. 20 on July 18 that left a 19-year-old man injured.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Floyd County Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Ga. 20 on July 18 that left a 19-year-old man injured.

. 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. Floyd County Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Ga. 20 on July… Read more

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