Heritage First Headlines. East Bend: Chipotle, Panda Express to open in October; Kohls, Old Navy and Five Below in 2021. Another 208 COVID cases in region. Back to school for Rome, Floyd County.

Heritage First Headlines. East Bend: Chipotle, Panda Express to open in October; Kohls, Old Navy and Five Below in 2021. Another 208 COVID cases in region. Back to school for Rome, Floyd County.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Today’s first headlines: East Bend: Chipotle, Panda Express to open in October. Other restaurants due by end of the year. Kohl’s, Old Navy, Five Below and other retailers coming in 2021. COVID cases continue to rise: 3,565 statewide, 208 in NW Georgia with 68 in Floyd. 105 new deaths… Read more

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East Bend: Chipotle, Panda Express to open in October. Other restaurants due by end of the year. Kohl’s, Old Navy, Five Below and other retailers coming in 2021.

East Bend: Chipotle, Panda Express to open in October. Other restaurants due by end of the year. Kohl’s, Old Navy, Five Below and other retailers coming in 2021.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net If construction continues on schedule on the East Bend shopping center, local diners will get their first tastes of Rome’s new Chipotle and Panda Express restaurants by early October. “Construction had been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are continuing to move forward,” says Wright Ledbetter, COO of  project… Read more

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COVID cases continue to rise: 3,565 statewide, 208 in NW Georgia with 68 in Floyd. 105 new deaths in last 24 hours, none locally. Now 67 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond; 97 in the region.

COVID cases continue to rise: 3,565 statewide, 208 in NW Georgia with 68 in Floyd. 105 new deaths in last 24 hours, none locally. Now 67 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond; 97 in the region.

Wednesday: Another 105 new deaths reported since Tuesday, no new deaths in Northwest Georgia. Statewide total at 4,456 deaths. Record: 122 deaths on Aug. 11. 208 new positive cases in Northwest Georgia including 68 in Floyd, 40 in Polk and 39 in both Bartow and Gordon.  State positive cases: 226,153, up 3,565. The state record for… Read more

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COVID and campuses: Polk School to close next week, start 4-day schedule on Aug. 25 after increase in cases, exposure. Floyd Schools to issue weekly report today. Latest updates from area schools, colleges.

COVID and campuses: Polk School to close next week, start 4-day schedule on Aug. 25 after increase in cases, exposure. Floyd Schools to issue weekly report today. Latest updates from area schools, colleges.

THE LATEST: Polk County Schools to close next week, Aug. 17-21, and then return with a 4-day week beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 with students reporting to school on Tuesday-Friday only. School officials report “increased guidelines from the Department of Public Health regarding mandatory quarantines for teachers and students related to positive cases and exposures” forcing… Read more

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Back to School today for Rome City and Floyd County Schools. What to know.

Back to School today for Rome City and Floyd County Schools. What to know.

Local students in Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools return to class today for either in-person instruction or virtual online instruction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread through the community, extra precautions are in place to keep students and staff as safe as possible. Click here for Floyd County Schools’ Return to Learn… Read more

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Updated Buzz: Floyd Board of Elections meeting postponed. Rome Redevelopment Committee to discuss Berry College Hotel project on Friday. Floyd BOE meets on Monday.

Updated Buzz: Floyd Board of Elections meeting postponed. Rome Redevelopment Committee to discuss Berry College Hotel project on Friday. Floyd BOE meets on Monday.

9:30 a.m. update: The meeting of the Floyd County Board of Elections scheduled for today at noon has been postponed to a later date due to a scheduling conflict.  An announcement will be made as soon as a new date has been confirmed. On the previous agenda, there was to be an executive session to discuss… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Scattered thunderstorms possible today through weekend. High of 93, heat index near 102 possible.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Scattered thunderstorms possible today through weekend. High of 93, heat index near 102 possible.

  OUTLOOK Showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon and into the weekend. High near 93, heat index near 102 possible. Numerous to occasional thunderstorms are expected Thursday through Saturday and scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Sunday through Tuesday. A few storms will be strong to severe with strong to damaging winds, frequent lightning, small hail,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA still moving forward with Sept. 4 start date for football. No competition football, basketball, soccer at Shorter until Jan. 1.  No patrons at Masters Tournament. Big 12 plans to play football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA still moving forward with Sept. 4 start date for football. No competition football, basketball, soccer at Shorter until Jan. 1. No patrons at Masters Tournament. Big 12 plans to play football.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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. Latest update from Georgia High School Association on fall sports, including football:  After Wednesday’s meeting with the SMAC, the GHSA is providing this information to… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Ann Hopper, Mr. Rudy Daniel Mass, Minister Stanley Oliver, Pamela Rhine, Mrs. Amy Lucille Mull Souder

Obituaries: Mrs. Shirley Ann Hopper, Mr. Rudy Daniel Mass, Minister Stanley Oliver, Pamela Rhine, Mrs. Amy Lucille Mull Souder

Mrs. Shirley Ann Hopper, age 76, of Armuchee, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Hopper was born in Augusta, Georgia on July 6, 1944, daughter of the late Thurman Wrye and the late Dorothy Turner Wrye. Mrs. Hopper was a member of Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church.  Prior to retirement,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD NEW CHINA BUFFET 2529 REDMOND CIR ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 88 BARTOW HAMILTON CROSSING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 116 HAMILTON CROSSING RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 CASS MIDDLE SCHOOL 195 FIRETOWER RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON FIVE GUYS 613 HWY 53 SE STE 200 CALHOUN, GA 30701… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. 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 Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m.  Polk County Jail: Thursday Cartersville Police reports: Aug. 12: 1… Read more

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Election results: Greene wins 14th district race over Cowan and already making national headlines. Roberson wins Floyd Sheriff race. Results in for Polk, Gordon, Chattooga.

Election results: Greene wins 14th district race over Cowan and already making national headlines. Roberson wins Floyd Sheriff race. Results in for Polk, Gordon, Chattooga.

The latest: 14th Congressional District candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) is already making national headlines and she hasn’t even won the seat yet. She will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal in the Nov. 3 general election. Greene is on the top feeds of USA Today and New York Times. Tuesday’s runoff election results: 14th Congressional… Read more

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Politics: What’s on the Nov. 3 ballot. Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate.

Politics: What’s on the Nov. 3 ballot. Biden picks California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate.

  Presumptive Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 Presidential Election. Rome Commissioner Wendy Davis, who also serves on the Democratic National Committee, met Harris during an event in Atlanta last year. Davis’s thoughts on Biden’s pick: “Delighted that Vice President Biden chose a… Read more

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Education: GNTC drive-through graduation. 74 Rome High students received AP Scholar honors. Georgia Highlands ranks in three national reviews.

Education: GNTC drive-through graduation. 74 Rome High students received AP Scholar honors. Georgia Highlands ranks in three national reviews.

  (Media release) Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores this past week. RHS boasts a total of 74 scholars. With 47 of the 74 scholars classified as AP scholars, plus seven AP Scholars with Honors, 17 AP Scholars with Distinction and three National AP Scholars. The Advanced Placement (AP)… Read more

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Buzz: Downtown Cartersville cancels Saturday’s Music by the Tracks concert. Public input needed for Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Buzz: Downtown Cartersville cancels Saturday’s Music by the Tracks concert. Public input needed for Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Downtown Cartersville’s Music by the Tracks summer concert series scheduled for Aug. 15 has been canceled. The Rome-Floyd County Planning Department is currently preparing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the region. This MTP will consider all of the different types of transportation investments we want to make in the region through the year 2050.… Read more

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