Changes continue at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, now in sixth year of operation. New management company starts Jan. 1; hotel due by early December.

Changes continue at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, now in sixth year of operation. New management company starts Jan. 1; hotel due by early December.

More changes at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College as Cliff Drysdale Mangement takes over operations there on Jan. 1. The tennis center has had an eventful five-plus years in operation. On Thursday, the city of Rome announced Cliff Drysdale Management had been selected to manage the complex beginning in January following a call… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Today’s first headlines: Starting today, call it Atrium Health Floyd as final piece of two years of almost healthcare changes settles in Northwest Georgia. Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville. 1,002 residents have now died from COVID in NW Georgia; 8 more… Read more

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Starting today, call it Atrium Health Floyd as final piece of two years of almost healthcare changes settles in Northwest Georgia.

Starting today, call it Atrium Health Floyd as final piece of two years of almost healthcare changes settles in Northwest Georgia.

In context: The deal that started the wide-scale healthcare changes in Northwest Georgia almost two years ago has come full circle. As of today, Floyd is known as Atrium Health Floyd. The overall concept was approved over the summer amid the sale of the former Redmond Regional to Advent Health and Cartersville Medical Center to… Read more

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Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville.

Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville.

  Bake and Bloom is on the move: Fourteen months after opening at 868 Spider Webb Drive, the shop is on its way to 407 Broad St. What’s it about: “We are a boutique bakery located in Rome, Ga. We specialize in cookie cakes, custom painted and unique cakes, and edible cookie dough.” The current hours are 7… Read more

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Thursday: 4 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia, 4 more probable deaths. 32 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond; down 4. Voccio joins GHC’s Community Watch to outline vaccine booster shots and what to do next.

Thursday: 4 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia, 4 more probable deaths. 32 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond; down 4. Voccio joins GHC’s Community Watch to outline vaccine booster shots and what to do next.

Dr. Gary Voccio, health director of Northwest Health District for the Georgia Department of Public Health, joined Georgia Highlands’ Community Watch this week to talk about booster shots for those who have received the COVID vaccination. In his Zoom conference with hosts Dr. Jon Hershey and Greg Shropshire, Voccio talked about the recent updates on the boosters and who should… Read more

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Record-low unemployment rates for Floyd, Bartow counties in September. Region ranges from 2.0 in Gordon to 3.1% in Chattooga.

Record-low unemployment rates for Floyd, Bartow counties in September. Region ranges from 2.0 in Gordon to 3.1% in Chattooga.

Media release: Rome recorded an all-time low unemployment rate of 2.4 percent, down five-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 5.3 percent. So did Bartow County, with record low 2.2 percent, down six-tenths of a percent over the month.  A year ago, the rate was 5.3 percent. “We are seeing… Read more

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Campaign Watch: ‘Ch-Ch-Chattooga County’ stars in first MSNBC ‘County-to-County’ report on voter moods. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.

Campaign Watch: ‘Ch-Ch-Chattooga County’ stars in first MSNBC ‘County-to-County’ report on voter moods. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.

Below: Election calendar / Taped candidate forums / Nov. 2 ballots Live from Summerville, it’s MSNBC/NBC’s County-by-County: Announced just this week, correspondent Ellison Barber was live from Chattooga County on NBC’s MSNBC this week with a feature on Trump’s appeal to the Northwest Georgia county. It last 3:20 minutes and is about what you’d expect… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gusts of 22 mph so far; light rain in Rome; radar up. High of 64 due today. Wind advisory through 6 tonight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gusts of 22 mph so far; light rain in Rome; radar up. High of 64 due today. Wind advisory through 6 tonight.

  THE LATEST Weather notes: The COVID test site at LakePoint in Emerson is closed for the rest of the day because of the weather. The ribbon-cutting for Big Dan’s Car Wash on Shorter Avenue is being delayed; the business opens Friday. A handful of small power outages across Northwest Georgia at 1:30 p.m.; Rockmart… Read more

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Cartersville, quickly becoming the Hollywood of Northwest Georgia, at it again as ‘Till’ production under way. Extras sought; what to know.

Cartersville, quickly becoming the Hollywood of Northwest Georgia, at it again as ‘Till’ production under way. Extras sought; what to know.

Production is under way on “Till,” described as “the story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.” Among the stars: Whoopi Goldberg. For more: IMDB  Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic vascular surgeon Dr. John Kirkland earns 2021 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. Internal Medicine physician Dr. Amar Singh honored with community-based teaching award.

Health: Harbin Clinic vascular surgeon Dr. John Kirkland earns 2021 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. Internal Medicine physician Dr. Amar Singh honored with community-based teaching award.

  Media release: Dr. John Kirkland, a Vascular Surgeon with Harbin Clinic, recently received the 2021 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. Over the past four decades, he has been instrumental in bringing modern vascular surgery to Rome and beyond. The Excellence in Community Service Award honors professionals who work in the community… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Northwestern’s pansy sale set for Nov. 1-4 at the Rome campus. Meaty competition next week for butcher from Rome’s Texas Road House.

Buzz: Georgia Northwestern’s pansy sale set for Nov. 1-4 at the Rome campus. Meaty competition next week for butcher from Rome’s Texas Road House.

    The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a fall pansy sale outside of Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome beginning Monday, Nov. 1. The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The sale will continue through Nov. 4 or… Read more

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Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.

Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.

      Off to a 5-2 start this season and a key fight at home Friday night vs. Gordon Lee, the Armuchee Indians will have to fight to focus. The team also is thinking about Head Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Named head coach in February 2018 after serving… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves drop game two 7-2; game 3 Friday at 8 p.m. in Atlanta. Weekend: High school games; Berry at home; Shorter on the road; Falcons host Carolina on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Atlanta Braves drop game two 7-2; game 3 Friday at 8 p.m. in Atlanta. Weekend: High school games; Berry at home; Shorter on the road; Falcons host Carolina on Sunday.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. HIGH SCHOOL Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Gordon Lee Barnard, Mrs. Marie Garland Parkey, Mr. William Edward “Bud” Sealock, Charles J. Smith, Mr. Darrell Eugene Smith, Mrs. Gloria Jean Davis Wagner, Mrs. Julia Escutia Zamudio.

Obituaries: Mr. Gordon Lee Barnard, Mrs. Marie Garland Parkey, Mr. William Edward “Bud” Sealock, Charles J. Smith, Mr. Darrell Eugene Smith, Mrs. Gloria Jean Davis Wagner, Mrs. Julia Escutia Zamudio.

  Mrs. Julia Escutia Zamudio, age 67, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, October 25, 2021, in a local hospital. She was born in Mexico on December 15, 1953, daughter of the late Gabino Escutia and the late Prisca Zamudio.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and prior to her retirement,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday.

FLOYD Subway on Shorter Avenue, 100. Harvest Moon at Forrest Place, 93. Texas Road House, 90. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Dub’s High on the Hog, 100. Holiday Inn Express, Calhoun, 99. POLK Rockmart Middle, High schools, each 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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.   Cartersville Police… Read more

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