75 new positive tests in Floyd County in 24 hours; 191 in five-county area. 26th Polk resident claimed by COVID.

75 new positive tests in Floyd County in 24 hours; 191 in five-county area. 26th Polk resident claimed by COVID.

  Already cited by the state for the increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, Floyd County recorded 75 additional confirmations between Wednesday and Thursday, the most we can find since the pandemic began here in late February. The Floyd report was part of another large daily increase for the five area counties, 191 in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 5 more COVID deaths since Tuesday; 129 new cases. Latest on Rome High virus cases. Business: New dermatology office due on Riverbend; Downtown FIT is women only; Jersey Mike’s coming to East Bend. Final presidential debate tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. 5 more COVID deaths since Tuesday; 129 new cases. Latest on Rome High virus cases. Business: New dermatology office due on Riverbend; Downtown FIT is women only; Jersey Mike’s coming to East Bend. Final presidential debate tonight.

Today’s first headlines: 5 more dead in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 1 each in Bartow, Chattooga, Polk. Another 129 new cases. Area counties’ positivity rate much higher than state average; more than double in some. COVID on campus: Quarantines jump at Rome High; 2 positive tests (RHS, Rome Middle). Floyd students return; report pending.… Read more

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PhyNet Dermatology coming to Riverbend Drive. Downtown FIT, a women’s training studio, opens in Bridgepoint Plaza.

PhyNet Dermatology coming to Riverbend Drive. Downtown FIT, a women’s training studio, opens in Bridgepoint Plaza.

  PhyNet Dermatology, based in Franklin, Tenn., is coming to the medical office complex at 15 Riverbend Drive that is anchored by Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic. The company is leasing groundfloor space, says Jimmy Kelley of Hardy Realty. The “leased” sign is now up on the property. It is the latest Riverbend development, following news… Read more

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Dining: Bids sought on Jersey Mike’s Subs at East Bend, latest restaurant in emerging dining hub.

Dining: Bids sought on Jersey Mike’s Subs at East Bend, latest restaurant in emerging dining hub.

  Jersey Mike’s Subs is joining the impressive list of restaurants opening at East Bend at 1435 Turner McCall Blvd.  and Hicks Drive. Bids for the storefront are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 29. The buildout project is valued at $200,000. Jersey Mike’s offers both cold and hot subs (including a “stickball” and a Philly). You… Read more

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COVID on campus: Quarantines jump at Rome High; 2 positive tests (RHS, Rome Middle). Floyd students return; report pending.

COVID on campus: Quarantines jump at Rome High; 2 positive tests (RHS, Rome Middle). Floyd students return; report pending.

  THE LATEST Rome City Schools: 123 in quarantine (students and staff) as of Tuesday, up by 35 from Monday. 2 positive tests since Monday, all students. Rome High hardest hit. Gordon County Schools has found it necessary to move to hybrid instructional model, as outlined in the district’s Back to School guidance in August, for… Read more

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Jobs: September’s jobless rate ticks up in Floyd, down in Bartow; still higher than a year earlier (before the pandemic).

Jobs: September’s jobless rate ticks up in Floyd, down in Bartow; still higher than a year earlier (before the pandemic).

Rome, Bartow County and Northwest Georgia overall saw jobs increase in September. Additionally, Rome saw monthly increases in its labor force and number of employed residents for September. “Although we saw some negative metrics in certain MSAs, a majority of the areas saw increases in jobs, employed residents, and labor force,” said Labor Commissioner Mark… Read more

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Voting: Presidential debate tonight at 9. State tops 2.1 million ballots cast so far; expects 5 million when polls close Nov. 3. Bartow Elections Chief Joseph Kirk named to state panel.

Voting: Presidential debate tonight at 9. State tops 2.1 million ballots cast so far; expects 5 million when polls close Nov. 3. Bartow Elections Chief Joseph Kirk named to state panel.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates From the sheriff’s office: No firearms at polling locations:  “We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that carrying a firearm at a polling location is illegal per O.C.G.A. 21-2-413 and O.C.G.A. 16-11-127. O.C.G.A. 21-2-413… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Cancer Center’s Dr. Gregory Harris named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation. Also: Crush the Crisis this Saturday at Redmond, Cartersville Medical.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center’s Dr. Gregory Harris named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation. Also: Crush the Crisis this Saturday at Redmond, Cartersville Medical.

Harbin Clinic Cancer Center physician Dr. Gregory Harris has been named a 2020 State Emerging Leader by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).The distinguished honor, given in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), recognizes commitment to excellence in providing patient-centered care and service to others through osteopathic tenets and principles, advocacy efforts, community service and… Read more

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Buzz: Salvation Army to use $12,500 grant from International Paper to provide food, clothing for those in need. Fall color winners for 4-H.

Buzz: Salvation Army to use $12,500 grant from International Paper to provide food, clothing for those in need. Fall color winners for 4-H.

  The Salvation Army of Rome has been awarded a $12,500 grant from International Paper’s Rome Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support needy people in our communities by providing them with food and clothing free of charge.This grant will assist us to continue to provide walk-in clients with groceries, to continue to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly in the low 80s through the weekend with perhaps two tenths of an inch of rain.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly in the low 80s through the weekend with perhaps two tenths of an inch of rain.

  FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest volleyball championship updates. Friday night’s forecast. Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots. Weekend college football game times, channels.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Latest volleyball championship updates. Friday night’s forecast. Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots. Weekend college football game times, channels.

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.   Berry’s Kinsey back with the Patriots: The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Mason Kinsey from Berry College to… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Harold Andrew Coker, Mr. Dean Charles Deterding, Mrs. Shirley Jean Quinn Dunbar, Mrs. Alice Marie Evans, Mr. Harold Jerome Johnson, Mrs. Letha Mae “MiMi” White Oakes, Mrs. Kathy Darline Carr Sexton, Charles Michael (Mike) Shank.

Obituaries: Mr. Harold Andrew Coker, Mr. Dean Charles Deterding, Mrs. Shirley Jean Quinn Dunbar, Mrs. Alice Marie Evans, Mr. Harold Jerome Johnson, Mrs. Letha Mae “MiMi” White Oakes, Mrs. Kathy Darline Carr Sexton, Charles Michael (Mike) Shank.

Mrs. Shirley Jean Quinn Dunbar, age 88, of Rome, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at a local assisted living community. Mrs. Dunbar was born in Princeton, KY on October 3, 1932, daughter of the late John William Quinn and the late Margaret Lucille Richardson Quinn.  In addition to her parents, she was also… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores: No local updates from Wedneday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores: No local updates from Wedneday.

  No local updates from Wednesday; Tuesday’s report below. FLOYD No reports. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Papa John’s, Calhoun, 95. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Subway, 99. Leslie’s Burger Shack, 91. Jack’s, 95. 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: Oct. 22: 1… Read more

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Huge plans for 173-acre Walker Ridge on U.S. 411 at Burnt Hickory Road west of the 41 interchange: 650,000 square feet of retail, multifamily and townhomes, offices, green space.

Huge plans for 173-acre Walker Ridge on U.S. 411 at Burnt Hickory Road west of the 41 interchange: 650,000 square feet of retail, multifamily and townhomes, offices, green space.

  That latest proposed boom in Bartow County is planned off U.S. 411 before the U.S. 41 interchange leading into Cartersville. You’ve seen the mostly prepared acreage if you’ve driven along the Burnt Hickory Road extension added off the side of eastbound 411 across from Shaw Plant no. 15 in recent years. Four Eleven Partners… Read more

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Business: Another $23 million expansion from a Rome/Floyd existing industry as F & P Georgia plans to grow, add 15 jobs.

Business: Another $23 million expansion from a Rome/Floyd existing industry as F & P Georgia plans to grow, add 15 jobs.

In context: The existing industries of Rome/Floyd County continue to drive industrial development. In the past 18 to 24 months, you’ve read about the growth involving Ball (packaging and container), Kerry, Marglen and Summitt Hill Foods (formerly Southeastern Mills). Now comes a nearly $23 million expansion by F&P Georgia, bringing 15 new jobs. From the… Read more

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Burkhalter: Two more Floyd County Jail inmates test positive, bring total to four in the past week. Additional inmates being tested.

Burkhalter: Two more Floyd County Jail inmates test positive, bring total to four in the past week. Additional inmates being tested.

  THE LATEST Two more coronavirus cases have been reported at the Floyd County Jail on Tuesday with more tests pending, Sheriff Tim Burkhalter says. That brings the jail total to four inmates including those discovered last week. Logan Boss of the Northwest District office of the Georgia Department of Public Health says there are… Read more

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