Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scoreboard. SEC football returns Saturday. Atlanta Braves host Boston this weekend.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Tonight’s high school football scoreboard. SEC football returns Saturday. Atlanta Braves host Boston this weekend.

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 Tonight’s games FINAL: Darlington falls at Heard County, 35-30. FINAL: Rome downed at Collins Hill, 28-14. FINAL: Haralson County wins at… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Adairsville Police searching for animal cruelty suspect. Polk Co. Police arrest two on aggravated assault charges.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Adairsville Police searching for animal cruelty suspect. Polk Co. Police arrest two on aggravated assault charges.

. Adairsville Police searching for suspect in animal cruelty case. Media release: On Thursday, September 24, 2020 at approximately 0732 hours an officer with the Adairsville Police Department responded to Waggz and Whiskerz in reference to someone throwing a dog out of a vehicle and leaving. Upon arrival the officer met with the complainant, who stated she had video… Read more

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Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What to know about Barrett.

Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What to know about Barrett.

President Trump plans to announce Amy Coney Barrett will be his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to multiple news outlets. Trump will make the official announcement on Saturday at 5 p.m. Barrett currently serves as a judge on the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court… Read more

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Updated: Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected.

Updated: Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected.

A missing Marietta woman’s body has been found in an overturned vehicle down an embankment off Hwy 293 near Old River Road in Emerson. Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirms 24-year-old Danisha Williams was found dead in a motor vehicle accident in late Thursday night. She was reporting missing on Sept. 19. No foul play is suspected… Read more

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COVID on campus: 564 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Seven new positive tests reported. At Berry: 36 students, 1 employee positive since Sunday.

COVID on campus: 564 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Seven new positive tests reported. At Berry: 36 students, 1 employee positive since Sunday.

Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest Sept. 25: 402 overall quarantines; up 71; six new positives. Model High has 170 quarantined followed by 38 at Pepperell High, 27 at Armuchee Elementary and 24 at Coosa Middle. Sept. 24: 331 overall quarantines; down 82; two new positives. Model High has 107 quarantined followed… Read more

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Two new deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Friday, regional toll stands at 200 since March. Also: 104 new positive tests here brings total to over 10,083 cases since March.

Two new deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Friday, regional toll stands at 200 since March. Also: 104 new positive tests here brings total to over 10,083 cases since March.

Friday:  Two new deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Friday, 1 in Floyd and 1 in Chattooga bringing regional toll to 200 deaths since March 15.  71 COVID patients in Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun hospitals. 53 in Floyd, Redmond, no change from Thursday. 104 new positive cases in Northwest Georgia since Thursday. Total to date: 10,083.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Will we have Halloween? Trick-or-treating listed as ‘high risk’. No new COVID deaths, 95 new cases in region. Over 500 quarantined in Rome, Floyd schools. Johnson Elementary named ‘National Blue Ribbon School’.

Heritage First Headlines. Will we have Halloween? Trick-or-treating listed as ‘high risk’. No new COVID deaths, 95 new cases in region. Over 500 quarantined in Rome, Floyd schools. Johnson Elementary named ‘National Blue Ribbon School’.

  Today’s first headlines: Will we have Halloween? New CDC guidance lists several traditional activities as high-risk. No decision yet on Downtown Trick-or-Treat event. Pumpkins arriving at Trinity on Oct. 11. No new deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Thursday, regional toll stands at 198 since March. Also: 95 new positive tests here since Wednesday;… Read more

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Will we have Halloween? New CDC guidance lists trick-or-treating and other traditional activities as high-risk for COVID. No decision yet on Downtown event. Pumpkins arriving at Trinity on Oct. 11.

Will we have Halloween? New CDC guidance lists trick-or-treating and other traditional activities as high-risk for COVID. No decision yet on Downtown event. Pumpkins arriving at Trinity on Oct. 11.

  As many fall events have been canceled due to the COVID pandemic, many Halloween traditions, like trick-or-treating, may also need to be reconsidered according to new guidance from the CDC. “As with anything there are different ranges of risk,” says Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director of NWGA Public Health. “As we’ve been saying the… Read more

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Johnson Elementary School in Floyd County named a ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ by U.S. Department of Education.

Johnson Elementary School in Floyd County named a ‘National Blue Ribbon School’ by U.S. Department of Education.

Media release: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized Johnson Elementary School (JES) as one of 367 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020 and one of only five public elementary schools in the state of Georgia. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: A 5-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood priced at $299,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: A 5-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood priced at $299,900.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for this Sunday including a home in Maplewood.  Open house, 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday   Address: 100 Hood Drive, Rome.  Description:  5 bedrooms, 3 bath. Price: $299,900. What to know:  This beautifully remodeled home in Maplewood sits on a corner lot and offers tons of yard space. A growing family… Read more

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Rome GA Cares team on way home from Louisiana after week-long ‘The Faith and the Badge’ mission. Podcast: An interview with a grateful Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford.

Rome GA Cares team on way home from Louisiana after week-long ‘The Faith and the Badge’ mission. Podcast: An interview with a grateful Beauregard Parish Sheriff Mark Herford.

The Rome Ga Cares team is headed back home today after spending the last four days helping the community of Beauregard Parish in DeRidder, Louisiana that was hit hard by Hurricane Laura. They are leaving Louisiana at 6 a.m. (CST) for the 10-hour trip back to Rome. Floyd Sheriff Tim Burkhalter gave this summary on… Read more

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Education: Floyd BOE called meeting today to discuss personnel. GHC to present virtual speaker series. State Superintendent makes changes to Milestones testing.

Education: Floyd BOE called meeting today to discuss personnel. GHC to present virtual speaker series. State Superintendent makes changes to Milestones testing.

Today: Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting at 3:15 pm. They will approve hiring of school bus drivers and then go into Executive Session to discuss personnel.  No action will be taken. Georgia Highlands College (GHC) will present the virtual “Momentous Tuesday @ GHC Speaker Series,” beginning Tuesday, Sept. 29,… Read more

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Buzz: Berry College Eagles return to nest. Final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market of season on Saturday. Parks and Rec bring ‘The Market’ to Garden Lakes. Rose Lawn Arts Festival winners.

Buzz: Berry College Eagles return to nest. Final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market of season on Saturday. Parks and Rec bring ‘The Market’ to Garden Lakes. Rose Lawn Arts Festival winners.

This Saturday, Sept. 26, is the final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market for this season. The market will be open from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Local products include vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, dairy, meats, grains, breads and more. The Market — an expanded concept including a farmer’s market, flea market, arts, community resources, food trucks and more —… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Patchy fog possible this morning. Then mostly cloudy with high near 78. Partly sunny for weekend with temps back up in mid-80s. 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Patchy fog possible this morning. Then mostly cloudy with high near 78. Partly sunny for weekend with temps back up in mid-80s. 

  OUTLOOK Patchy fog and rain chances to start the day, otherwise mostly cloudy with high near 78. Partly sunny for weekend with temps back up in mid-80s. There is a chance for patchy dense fog across north and central Georgia on Friday morning and Saturday morning, which could restrict visibilities to a quarter-mile or less… Read more

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Obituaries: Eva Nell Akins, Dolores Jean Skidmore Evans, Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Amos Mathis, Sr., Mrs. Della Mae Mitchell, Mr. Harold Earnest ” Pee Wee ” Truitt Sr.

Obituaries: Eva Nell Akins, Dolores Jean Skidmore Evans, Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Amos Mathis, Sr., Mrs. Della Mae Mitchell, Mr. Harold Earnest ” Pee Wee ” Truitt Sr.

Eva Nell Akins passed away peacefully at her home in Rome, GA on September 19, just two weeks shy of her 95th birthday. Nell is survived by her son Greg Akins, grandsons Aaron and Dylan, six great-grandchildren, her beloved nieces and nephews, sister-in-law Dot Godwin and one first cousin, Shirley Baker. She is preceded in… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD SUBWAY  1921 SHORTER AVE ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 87 SUBWAY 818 TURNER MCCALL BLVD ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 97 BARTOW PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA 7 S DIXIE AVE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 96 STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY 605 E MAIN ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 100 HARDEE’S 104… Read more

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Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

  Heavy demolition work is beginning on the former Magic Touch car wash at 915 Broad St. next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome. The church purchased the property at auction from Dulaney Estate Holdings LLC after the Dulaneys opened the Go-Go Express Car Wash on North Broad adjacent to Five Points. Matt Little of Little… Read more

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