Health: Floyd adds trauma medical director, surgeons, associates as state seeks to enhance critical care coverage.

Health: Floyd adds trauma medical director, surgeons, associates as state seeks to enhance critical care coverage.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center has added a Trauma Medical Director, trauma surgeons and an Orthopaedic Traumatologist to meet more stringent guidelines for Level II Trauma Centers. Clarence “Mac” McKemie, M.D., Harbin Clinic general surgeon, has joined Floyd as full-time Trauma Medical Director and surgeon, and James Riley, M.D., Harbin Clinic general surgeon, has joined… Read more

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Education: How local schools did with the annual AP Honors rankings. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon County schools.

Education: How local schools did with the annual AP Honors rankings. Floyd, Bartow, Gordon County schools.

From media releases: Georgia’s public school class of 2020 has the 17th-highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the nation, according to data released by the College Board. Georgia’s AP pass rate, and its rank among other states, stayed the same from the class of 2019 to the class of 2020 – an encouraging indicator given… Read more

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5 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia, 3 more probable deaths. 64 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 4. Vaccine updates.

5 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia, 3 more probable deaths. 64 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 4. Vaccine updates.

DAILY REPORT Northwest Georgia: Covid deaths: 5 more posted Wednesday including 3 in Bartow and one each in Floyd and Polk counties. Also: 3 more probable deaths, 1 in Bartow and 2 in Gordon. For the month: 79 deaths, 19 probable deaths. New cases: 167 new positive cases in past 24 hours. Record: 404 on Jan.… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: 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. Name Race Sex Age Cell Block Arrest Date ADAMS, DAVID… Read more

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GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

GBI: 7 Floyd County Jail inmates — all Ghostface Gangster members — charged with sexually assaulting another inmate.

Media release: On Tuesday, Feb. 23, seven Floyd County Jail inmates were charged for physically and sexually assaulting another inmate in the jail in December 2020. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI to investigate immediately after the incident was reported to them on Dec. 18. All seven are alleged to be members of the… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Signs up at Eggs Up; Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o’ Deli ‘coming soon’ on Riverside. No more free COVID tests here. Polk resident dies; another Floyd ‘probable death.’ Remembering Bobby Lee Cook (obituary).

Heritage First Headlines. Signs up at Eggs Up; Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o’ Deli ‘coming soon’ on Riverside. No more free COVID tests here. Polk resident dies; another Floyd ‘probable death.’ Remembering Bobby Lee Cook (obituary).

Today’s first headlines: Dining: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o Deli Riverside: ‘Coming soon.’ Health District ends free COVID tests in NW Georgia. 4,011 tested positive in region in past 30 days. Also: 70th Polk resident dies from COVID; another ‘probable’ death in… Read more

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Dining: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o Deli Riverside: ‘Coming soon.’

Dining: Eggs Up Grill has sign up, interior work continues at East Bend. Jersey Mike’s opens today. Pick o Deli Riverside: ‘Coming soon.’

    Eggs Up Grill just about ready: The exterior sign was an indicator but a quick look through the side window shows the newest restaurant at East Bend in Rome is just about ready. The growing Eggs Up Grill will be open daily from 6 a.m.  until 2 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and brunch.… Read more

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COVID on campus: 130 quarantines at Floyd Schools, up 17. No new cases at Cartersville Schools on Wednesday. Cloverleaf moves to ‘yellow’ phase in Bartow.

COVID on campus: 130 quarantines at Floyd Schools, up 17. No new cases at Cartersville Schools on Wednesday. Cloverleaf moves to ‘yellow’ phase in Bartow.

Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools,  Feb. 19: 76 quarantines, 5  positives. Up 28 since Feb. 19. Floyd County Schools, Feb. 24: 130 quarantines, up 17. Floyd Cartersville City Schools, Feb. 24:  CCS  was not notified of any students or staff members testing positive for COVID-19. CCS reports Bartow County Schools. Cloverleaf Elementary School moves… Read more

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30-year-old man dies after being struck by train Monday evening near Silver Creek.

30-year-old man dies after being struck by train Monday evening near Silver Creek.

A 30-year-old Lindale man has died after being struck by a train Monday evening near Hall Road. Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton says the victim, now identified as Matthew Jordan Courson, was struck from behind while walking along the tracks and that the death was ruled accidental. He died from blunt force trauma. Floyd… Read more

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Bobby Lee Cook’s obituary traces his life from Chattoogaville to courtrooms across the world. A private funeral is planned with a memorial service to follow.

Bobby Lee Cook’s obituary traces his life from Chattoogaville to courtrooms across the world. A private funeral is planned with a memorial service to follow.

  Bobby Lee Cook, one of America’s most celebrated lawyers, died peacefully at his mountain home in Cloudland, Georgia, on February 19th, surrounded by family. He was 94. Bobby Lee was born in Chattoogaville, outside the small northwest Georgia town of Lyerly, on February 12, 1927, where he was raised in a home without running… Read more

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Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Wednesday: Harbin Clinic is hosting Coffee with Cardiologists in honor of February’s Heart Month. It is virtual Q&A  with six Harbin Clinic cardiologists representing Rome, Cartersville, and Calhoun. During the event set for 8 a.m., cardiovascular experts will discuss prioritization of heart health as it relates to maintaining overall wellness, easy and effective lifestyle changes to optimize heart function, and how… Read more

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Obituaries: Ivy Joe Allen, Mr. Curran Max “Mike” Brown, Ms. Kena Chapman,  Bobby Gene George Sr.,  Mr. Gary Norman Gottlieb, Ms. Joy Linley, Mrs. Bobbie Jo McBurnett Dalrymple, Mrs. Esettle Louise Phillips Prevatt.

Obituaries: Ivy Joe Allen, Mr. Curran Max “Mike” Brown, Ms. Kena Chapman, Bobby Gene George Sr.,  Mr. Gary Norman Gottlieb, Ms. Joy Linley, Mrs. Bobbie Jo McBurnett Dalrymple, Mrs. Esettle Louise Phillips Prevatt.

Former Cave Spring Mayor Bobby Gene George Sr., 84, of Cave Spring, died Saturday evening, February 20, 2021 in a Rome hospital. Mr. George was a native of Cave Spring, and was born November 6, 1936, a son of the late Judson Marion George and the late Lucy Melvina Brock George. Mr. George was a… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another round of low 70s today with sunny skies. An inch of rain due Friday into Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another round of low 70s today with sunny skies. An inch of rain due Friday into Saturday. High outdoor fire danger today.

  OUTLOOK An even nicer day today — sunny and 72. .HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… Relative Humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will be southwest at… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest signings: Pepperell’s Crawford to Berry; Coosa’s Thomas to Shorter. High school basketball: Both Darlington teams advance. Results and schedules. Atlanta Braves’ spring training updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest signings: Pepperell’s Crawford to Berry; Coosa’s Thomas to Shorter. High school basketball: Both Darlington teams advance. Results and schedules. Atlanta Braves’ spring training updates.

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 Congratulations to Pepperell High Senior Clay Crawford who will continue his education and football career at Berry College. Left to right: Amy… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

  FLOYD East Central Elementary, 100. Jack’s, Shorter Avenue, 99. Winshape: Retreat, 92. Normandy, 100. Wendy’s, Armuchee, 91. BARTOW County Pride, 87. Beaver Drive Seniors Center, 100. Cloverleaf Elementary, 100. GORDON Zaxby’s, Calhoun, 81. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Summerville Trade Day Cafe, 82. Read more

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