Health: Floyd cuts the ribbon on new entrance for mothers to be; showcases expanded labor and delivery waiting area.

Health: Floyd cuts the ribbon on new entrance for mothers to be; showcases expanded labor and delivery waiting area.

We cut the ribbon today on our newly designated Family Birth Center entrance. Learn more: https://t.co/m1K6udEzlm pic.twitter.com/S7NALi7eGv — Floyd Medical Center (@FloydMedical) May 10, 2021 In a midday ceremony Monday, Floyd Medical Center cut the ribbon on a designated entry to the Family Birth Center. The goal is to make it more convenient and comfortable… Read more

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Floyd County Police schedule 2 p.m. Tuesday briefing on surge in accidents, fatalities and ‘the three primary causes for crashes that are at the heart of the matter.’

Floyd County Police schedule 2 p.m. Tuesday briefing on surge in accidents, fatalities and ‘the three primary causes for crashes that are at the heart of the matter.’

  The Floyd County Police Department has scheduled a briefing for 2 p.m. Tuesday to address this year’s increase in serious injury crashes and fatalities. Officers will share numbers compiled so far as well as the three primary causes for crashes “that are at the heart of the matter.” Below: Our April 28 report on… Read more

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Athens area teacher, 15-year-old from Euharlee take top honors at Backyard BBQ Bash.

Athens area teacher, 15-year-old from Euharlee take top honors at Backyard BBQ Bash.

  Media release: A school teacher from just outside Athens and a 15-year-old from Euharlee were two of the eight winners in Saturday’s Backyard BBQ Bash sponsored by Courtesy Ford at Ridge Ferry Park. The competition, from Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation,  kicked off at 7 p.m. Friday with 15 teams bringing smokers and grills in… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Kuhrt and Cooper among state’s 2021 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award regional finalists.

Education: Georgia Northwestern’s Kuhrt and Cooper among state’s 2021 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award regional finalists.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Marketing Management student Stephanie Kuhrt was named a 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) finalist and Jeremiah Cooper, program director and instructor of Welding and Joining Technology, was selected as a 2020 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year finalist by the Technical College System of Georgia. The finalists… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Hot neighborhood in Cartersville welcomes brewery, restaurant, axe throwing. Floyd leads region with 25% of residents fully vaccinated; state average, 22%. Gas up $1 from pandemic plunge; lower than May ’18, ’19. Overnight storm: 1.20 inches of rain; around 100 still without power this morning.

Heritage First Headlines. Hot neighborhood in Cartersville welcomes brewery, restaurant, axe throwing. Floyd leads region with 25% of residents fully vaccinated; state average, 22%. Gas up $1 from pandemic plunge; lower than May ’18, ’19. Overnight storm: 1.20 inches of rain; around 100 still without power this morning.

  The latest: Business: As Drowned Valley Brewing booms, Game of Throwns axe tossing and Largos restaurant due next at hot Tennessee/Cherokee neighborhood in Cartersville (think River District in Rome). 25% of Floyd residents fully vaccinated; 19% in Bartow; 22% statewide. 10 new cases in Northwest Georgia on Sunday. Buzz: Gas prices up $1 vs.… Read more

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Business: As Drowned Valley Brewing booms, Game of Throwns ‘urban axe’ tossing and Largos restaurant due next at hot Tennessee/Cherokee neighborhood in Cartersville (think River District in Rome).

Business: As Drowned Valley Brewing booms, Game of Throwns ‘urban axe’ tossing and Largos restaurant due next at hot Tennessee/Cherokee neighborhood in Cartersville (think River District in Rome).

There’s something about the intersection of Tennessee Street and Cherokee Avenue in downtown Cartersville. The landscape has been changing — lets call it revitalized — with a series of projects. Separately or together, three businesses are changing the whole vibe of a neighborhood just off the main restaurant/retail district, similar to what The Foundry Growler… Read more

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25% of Floyd residents fully vaccinated; 19% in Bartow; 22% statewide. 23 virus patients in Rome hospitals Monday, down 2. Floyd Schools schedules second doses for May 19.

25% of Floyd residents fully vaccinated; 19% in Bartow; 22% statewide. 23 virus patients in Rome hospitals Monday, down 2. Floyd Schools schedules second doses for May 19.

Most of Northwest Georgia behind state average in fully vaccinated residents. Our latest check of the state Department of Public Health vaccination data shows 25% of Floyd County — 23,917 people — have been fully vaccinated from coronavirus. That compares to 22% for the overall. Other Northwest Georgia counties are closer to the state average:… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.20 inches of rain overnight; more due. Around 450 customers without power this morning. High of 76.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.20 inches of rain overnight; more due. Around 450 customers without power this morning. High of 76.

  OUTLOOK Stormy night: Between 7 p.m. Sunday and 2 this morning, nearly 1.20 inches of rain fell at the airport in Armuchee. Cartersville saw nearly seven-tenths of an inch. We’ll see another quarter-inch this morning; maybe more. Gusts were as high as 17 mph. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible each day today through Thursday.… Read more

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Buzz: Gas prices up $1 vs. pandemic plunge a year ago; lower than May ’18, ’19. Exchange Club’s replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier starts national tour this week.

Buzz: Gas prices up $1 vs. pandemic plunge a year ago; lower than May ’18, ’19. Exchange Club’s replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier starts national tour this week.

  We’re paying a dollar a gallon more for gas today than we did over Memorial Day 2020. While our AAA-sourced chart of county-by-county gas prices for the past 12 months shows a mostly steady climb, you can attribute some of the bump to the start of the summer travel season — a robust one… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 5-4 in 10 innings to Dash; off today. Atlanta welcomes Toronto starting Tuesday. Shorter Hawks fall in conference series; concludes season.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 5-4 in 10 innings to Dash; off today. Atlanta welcomes Toronto starting Tuesday. Shorter Hawks fall in conference series; concludes season.

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. BASEBALL The Rome Braves fall in 10 innings to Winston-Salem, 5-4. Off day today. Game report from The Dash: The Winston-Salem Dash snuck past the… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia. Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price new president of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia. Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price new president of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges.

. 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.   Judge Greg Price of the Floyd County Juvenile Court has been sworn in as the new president of… Read more

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Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling.

Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling.

ON OUR RADAR THIS WEEK Those Redmond rumors: In recent weeks, the rumors have crossed the many circles of Northwest Georgia’s medical community. From doctors to staffers to vendors and rivals, the exchanges all centered on a possible sale by HCA of Redmond Regional Medical Center and the adjoining surgical center. The potential buyers have been both… Read more

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