State Patrol: Cartersville man, 25, dies in second fatal accident this week in Bartow County.

State Patrol: Cartersville man, 25, dies in second fatal accident this week in Bartow County.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: On June 24 at 07:08 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a three-vehicle traffic crash on Cass White Road.  A gray Toyota Corolla was traveling west, driven by Benjamin Black, 25, of Cartersville. A silver Hyundai Elantra and a white Dodge Ram 1500… Read more

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2 more Gordon residents die from COVID, 1 in Polk County. 6 virus patients in Floyd on Thursday, up 3; none at Redmond.

2 more Gordon residents die from COVID, 1 in Polk County. 6 virus patients in Floyd on Thursday, up 3; none at Redmond.

THURSDAY Northwest Georgia: Three more COVID deaths in Northwest Georgia — two in Gordon County, one in Polk County. Regional report: 671 confirmed deaths; 100 probable deaths. State: 18 new deaths in Georgia. Pandemic daily record: 187 on Feb. 12, 2021 256 new cases. State record: 10,379 new cases on Jan. 8. For more:  Public Health / Vaccines /… Read more

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Updated: As tougher unemployment benefits return Sunday, 5,265 area residents were jobless last month, up slightly from April but down 62% from a year earlier. Job fair today, Friday.

Updated: As tougher unemployment benefits return Sunday, 5,265 area residents were jobless last month, up slightly from April but down 62% from a year earlier. Job fair today, Friday.

Above: The latest Northwest Georgia employment snapshot; more details following the item below. THE LATEST Georgia Ends Participation in Federal Programs and Reinstates Pre-Pandemic UI Requirements  Media release: This Saturday, June 26, 2021, will end the state’s participation in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act and reinstate… Read more

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CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com: Arrests in Northwest Georgia.

. 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. Name Race Sex… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Kohl’s hiring for new Rome store. GMC Value Mart marks 50 years on Saturday (free food). Jobs update as state cracks down on unemployment benefits next week.

Heritage First Headlines. Kohl’s hiring for new Rome store. GMC Value Mart marks 50 years on Saturday (free food). Jobs update as state cracks down on unemployment benefits next week.

Heritage First Headlines Business: First jobs at Rome’s Kohl’s now posted as construction continues. GMC Value Mart to celebrate five decades of doing customers right this Saturday. More storage under way near Ga. 53, Bypass. Jobs: As tougher unemployment benefits return Sunday, 5,265 area residents were jobless last month, up slightly from April but down… Read more

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Business: First jobs at Rome’s Kohl’s now posted as construction continues. GMC Value Mart to celebrate five decades of doing customers right this Saturday. More storage under way near Ga. 53, Bypass.

Business: First jobs at Rome’s Kohl’s now posted as construction continues. GMC Value Mart to celebrate five decades of doing customers right this Saturday. More storage under way near Ga. 53, Bypass.

Kohl’s: Watching and waiting. Crews have been busy on finishing the front of the Kohl’s department store rising at East Bend adjacent to Five Below and what we expect will be Old Navy. We’re again checking on definitive word on the store — opening date, employment, etc. — but know it will be in service… Read more

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From more than 1,000 entries, 20 winners selected in the CARE mural competition from Harbin, the Y and Rome Mural CoLab.

From more than 1,000 entries, 20 winners selected in the CARE mural competition from Harbin, the Y and Rome Mural CoLab.

Harbin Clinic, in partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, announces the winners of the CARE Mural art competition. Students throughout Rome and Floyd County were invited to submit artwork using health and vitality as inspiration. The project’s goal is to foster important and inclusive conversations about health and wellness through artistic expression.… Read more

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Education: GNTC partners with Floyd County Prison to train workforce-ready welders. Floyd Schools takes registration online.

Education: GNTC partners with Floyd County Prison to train workforce-ready welders. Floyd Schools takes registration online.

  Twenty-four offenders at the Floyd County Prison have completed training provided by Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and are now certified in Shielded Metal Arc and Flux Core Welding. A special commencement ceremony was hosted by Floyd County Prison Warden Mike Long and Georgia Northwestern at… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for tourism office’s Rome Outdoors campaign during the pandemic. Downtown Rome’s ‘Merchant Morning’ at Realty One this Friday.

Buzz: Honors for tourism office’s Rome Outdoors campaign during the pandemic. Downtown Rome’s ‘Merchant Morning’ at Realty One this Friday.

The Northwest Georgia Historic High Country Awards for Association Excellence recognize outstanding members and partners that promote travel and tourism in Northwest Georgia. Rome’s Office of Tourism was awarded the “Best Marketing Campaign” for their 2020 Outdoor Rome Campaign. The goal of the campaign was to promote Rome’s many outdoor offerings to the surrounding drive… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s over the weekend with a few showers possible.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s over the weekend with a few showers possible.

  OUTLOOK Scattered thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia from Thursday through Tuesday. Some strong to severe storms will be possible each day, with damaging wind gusts, locally heavy rain, and frequent lightning as the primary threats. FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall in extra innings, 3-2. Atlanta Braves clipped 7-3 by Mets. Atlanta Hawks up 1-0 in conference series.  Division III honors for Berry football stars. Plenty of results from Youth Outdoor Championships.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves fall in extra innings, 3-2. Atlanta Braves clipped 7-3 by Mets. Atlanta Hawks up 1-0 in conference series. Division III honors for Berry football stars. Plenty of results from Youth Outdoor Championships.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, 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 FINAL SCORE (11 Inn.) Rome 2 | Aberdeen 3 The IronBirds come back from a 2-0 deficit, win in extras over Rome (21-21). @FreddyTarnok 3.2IP |… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday. 71/C for Calhoun restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Wednesday. 71/C for Calhoun restaurant.

  FLOYD Wendy’s, Shorter Avenue, 82. Floyd Behavior Health, 100. BARTOW Barnsley, Woodlands Grill, 87. McDonald’s, Grassdale, 91. Popeye’s, U.S. 41, 91. Cartersville Nutrition, 96. GORDON Waffle House, West Belmont, 92. Guacamole’s, 71. Previous score: 97 on Oct. 23. 4-1A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.04(4)(n)1] Observed food service employee switch tasks without changing gloves and washing hands. Food… Read more

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State Patrol team investigating a freak fatal accident on a rainy I-75 near Adairsville from Sunday morning.

State Patrol team investigating a freak fatal accident on a rainy I-75 near Adairsville from Sunday morning.

  From the Georgia State Patrol: A 2013 Dodge Durango was traveling north on I-75 in the right lane negotiating a downhill curve during rainy conditions. The Durango was approaching a crash scene. Vehicle 2 — a 2015 Honda Civic — was disabled/parked facing southwest against northbound traffic in the right lane after striking the… Read more

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Midweek observations: Even more new homes due soon — from local builders. Honeycream is teasing us with gelato photos. Dubious Rome shoutout in conservation easement column.

Midweek observations: Even more new homes due soon — from local builders. Honeycream is teasing us with gelato photos. Dubious Rome shoutout in conservation easement column.

  Housing: A lot more groundbreakings on the way. Smith Douglas and the Rome-Floyd Chamber held an indoor groundbreaking Tuesday to mark 57 homes coming to Crestwood just off Ga. 53 inside the Bypass, the latest from the booming Woodstock subdivision developer. Keep those gold shovels handy. The buzz we’re hearing from Rome-based homebuilders is pretty… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Resaca woman faces murder, other charges stemming neglect of her mother, 67.

Gordon sheriff: Resaca woman faces murder, other charges stemming neglect of her mother, 67.

From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On the afternoon of March 2, 2021, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence in a mobile home park near Resaca in response to a scene of severe elder neglect in questionable circumstances. Local emergency medical personnel and officials from the County Coroner’s Office responded as well. The… Read more

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