Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: One of baseball’s — and Atlanta’s — all-time greats, Hank Aaron, has died at age 86. AJC honors area football players. Falcons announce hiring of new coordinators. NFL conference championships on Sunday; Super Bowl is Feb. 7.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: One of baseball’s — and Atlanta’s — all-time greats, Hank Aaron, has died at age 86. AJC honors area football players. Falcons announce hiring of new coordinators. NFL conference championships on Sunday; Super Bowl is Feb. 7.

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.     Hank Aaron has died, the third loss the Braves have suffered in recent weeks (Phil Niekro, Don Sutton). The AJC has posted… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 die as semi, car collide south of Cedartown. COVID: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk latest local victims. Latest on vaccine and campus updates.

Today’s first headlines State Patrol: Truck-car collision kills two, 16-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger. Semi driver also injured. Latest updates. 3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals. Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in… Read more

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State Patrol: Truck-car collision kills two, 16-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger. Semi driver also injured. Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

State Patrol: Truck-car collision kills two, 16-year-old driver and 12-year-old passenger. Semi driver also injured. Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  The latest from the Georgia State Patrol: On Jan. 21, at approximately 4 p.m., Gracie Reed was driving a 2005 Honda Accord, attempting to turn left from U.S. 27 southbound onto Youngs Farm Road eastbound.  As Ms. Reed turned left, she entered the path of a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was traveling in the… Read more

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3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals.

3 Bartow residents, 1 from Polk latest COVID deaths in NW Georgia. State now at 701,308 cases; 170 new positives from our area. 127 virus patients at Rome hospitals.

  Friday morning: 3 from Bartow, 1 from Polk the latest local COVID victims. Regional death toll: 451 since March 15. Probable deaths now at 43. 127 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond Regional as of Thursday, down 2. Pandemic record: 163 on Jan. 6, 2021. 105 deaths in Georgia. Total now at 11,511. State’s “probable deaths” estimate: 1,378, up… Read more

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Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in Georgia. Kemp says state needs more doses. Georgia Health News: Who’s getting shots to the homebound?

Vax Report: Nearly 600,000 vaccinated in Georgia. Kemp says state needs more doses. Georgia Health News: Who’s getting shots to the homebound?

The Georgia Department of Public Health vaccine dashboard tracks the number of providers enrolled to give vaccines, allocations and shipments from vaccine manufacturers, and vaccines administered. The dashboard will reflect the previous day’s totals, and will be updated Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. The dashboard can be found on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. Through… Read more

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COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. 8 new cases at Rome; 469 in quarantine. Cartersville: 4 positive tests, 7 quarantines.

COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. 8 new cases at Rome; 469 in quarantine. Cartersville: 4 positive tests, 7 quarantines.

Thursday COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed. Rome City Schools, Jan. 20: 469 quarantines, down 19; 8 new positive tests. Floyd County Schools, Thursday: 10 positive tests, quarantines jump to 612. Cartersville City Schools, Thursday: CCS was notified that two primary school employees tested positive; one staff member and six students were identified as close contacts… Read more

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The odds of winning tonight’s $970 million MegaMillions jackpot are more than 302 million to 1. But the cash payout is $716.3 million.

The odds of winning tonight’s $970 million MegaMillions jackpot are more than 302 million to 1. But the cash payout is $716.3 million.

The bad news if you win tonight’s $970 million lottery jackpot? The cash option only pays out $716.3 million. And that’s before taxes. Plus the odds of winning are against you:  1 in 302,575,350. The good news? The MegaMillions jackpot is a $2 ticket purchase away from someone in Georgia or other participating states with the drawing… Read more

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Buzz: Phillip Burkhalter, Craig McDaniel join GNTC Foundation Board.

Buzz: Phillip Burkhalter, Craig McDaniel join GNTC Foundation Board.

  As the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation moves into a new year, it is adding two new members to the Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Craig McDaniel, mayor of Rome and former GNTC president, was elected to the board along with Phillip Burkhalter, owner of Phillip Burkhalter Builders. Scott Tucker of Floyd County nominated both men and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the rain, sunny and mid 50s Saturday but more wet stuff on the way Sunday, Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the rain, sunny and mid 50s Saturday but more wet stuff on the way Sunday, Monday.

  OUTLOOK Clearing skies later today but the rain returns Sunday and Monday. Saturday looks good: Mid 50s, sunny skies. FORECAST Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.… Read more

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Remembering Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, former sheriff of Polk County.

Remembering Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, former sheriff of Polk County.

    Mr. Jack Jerome Kirkpatrick, age 71 of Cedartown Georgia passed away Tuesday January 19, 2021. Mr. Kirkpatrick was born December 31, 1949 in Polk County to the late Jeff A. & Lila Kirkpatrick Sr., and was also preceded in death by brothers Fred Kirkpatrick  and Jeff A. Kirkpatrick Jr., Sisters Margarite Clark and… Read more

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Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Obituaries: Steven Hoyt Bagwell-Benedict, Mrs. Iro Tolbert Clark, Patricia Swinford Couey, Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Mrs. Michelle Lynn Kelley Green, Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett.

Mrs. Sarah Kathryn Padgett, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Padgett was born in Heard County, Georgia on January 17,1938, to the late Ray Emerson Kight, Sr. and the late Nati Shirey Kight. Kathryn was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. In addition to… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD Stonebridge Grill, 97. Starbucks at Kroger, 99. BARTOW No reports. GORDON Nana’s Home Cooking, Calhoun, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

. Police are looking for a suspect who entered a vehicle on Old Summerville Rd and stole property. If you recognize the person please message this page. pic.twitter.com/lsB9CmfC0B — Floyd County Police Dept (@FloydPolice) January 21, 2021 About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. The latest each day from the… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

December’s first employment report show surge in jobless claims here — even as work force peaks at 43,000.

The latest look at employment trends in Northwest Georgia offers another mixed report. While jobless claims in the five-county region more than doubled in December vs. the previous month, the state also reports the Rome/Floyd County work force peaked at a 2020 high of 43,000. The workforce numbers, which includes non-Floyd residents commuting in for… Read more

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