First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter on Dunkin countdown, Cartersville Kroger adding liquor store, primary aftermath, Peaks & Valleys. COVID cases rising.  Holiday weekend: Graduations, events, weather.

First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter on Dunkin countdown, Cartersville Kroger adding liquor store, primary aftermath, Peaks & Valleys. COVID cases rising. Holiday weekend: Graduations, events, weather.

Today’s first headlines: Newsletter: Dunkin about ready on Shorter Avenue. Massive Kroger in Cartersville adding liquor sales. Politics: Exiting with class; 75% no shows. Peaks & Valleys. Community Kitchen’s ‘pantries;’ more vote count issues. Also today: Pedestrian in the roadway killed after being hit by a car in Chattooga County. Long holiday weekend begins on… Read more

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Newsletter: Dunkin about ready on Shorter Avenue. Massive Kroger in Cartersville adding liquor sales. Politics: Exiting with class; 75% no shows. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Dunkin about ready on Shorter Avenue. Massive Kroger in Cartersville adding liquor sales. Politics: Exiting with class; 75% no shows. Peaks & Valleys.

Just add signs at Dunkin doughnuts in West Rome: They’ve done a quick and gorgeous job with the new Dunkin doughnuts and beverages shop at 2101 Shorter Ave. in West Rome. So far, the only official word on progress is “coming soon” but our guess is it is about a month away at the most.… Read more

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Health: Floyd EMS to provide ambulance service in Chattooga starting in August; pairs with $18 million emergency center planned in Trion.

Health: Floyd EMS to provide ambulance service in Chattooga starting in August; pairs with $18 million emergency center planned in Trion.

  Media release: Floyd Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will become Chattooga County’s official emergency medical service provider beginning in August. County Commissioner Blake Elsberry announced the agreement Thursday, just weeks after Atrium Health Floyd gained approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to build a freestanding emergency department in the county. The service represents… Read more

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U.S, Attorney: Citing discrimination, owners of Cedartown apartments ordered to pay damages to three former tenants as well as a fine and other steps.

U.S, Attorney: Citing discrimination, owners of Cedartown apartments ordered to pay damages to three former tenants as well as a fine and other steps.

Media release: The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has approved a consent decree resolving the department’s Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging race discrimination in housing by the owners and manager of two rental properties in Cedartown. The defendants are Crimson Management LLC; Benefield Housing Partnership… Read more

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Voccio: We’re seeing an increase in local COVID cases; updates on flu — and monkeypox. 2 more virus patients at Rome hospitals (7 as of Thursday). Free test site at fairgrounds to be open Monday.

Voccio: We’re seeing an increase in local COVID cases; updates on flu — and monkeypox. 2 more virus patients at Rome hospitals (7 as of Thursday). Free test site at fairgrounds to be open Monday.

Voccio: We’re seeing COVID cases increase across Northwest Georgia: In his latest video briefing, Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, cautioned area residents to “just be careful” if among Memorial Day crowds as COVID cases are rising again in our area. Local health officials are “kind of… Read more

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Graduations: Armuchee High’s class of 2022. Up next: Coosa tonight, Model and Rome on Saturday morning.

Graduations: Armuchee High’s class of 2022. Up next: Coosa tonight, Model and Rome on Saturday morning.

Armuchee High’s class of 2022 graduated Thursday night. For additional photos, please click here / Even more here. THE LATEST Three graduations remain for tonight and Saturdy morning. They are: Friday:  Coosa at 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Model at  9 a.m. Saturday: Rome High, 8:30 a.m., Barron Stadium. Above: The Facebook Watch recording of Pepperell High’s graduation… Read more

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State Patrol: Woman dies in car vs. pedestrian crash in Chattooga County. Statewide, extra patrols out as a long holiday weekend begins.

State Patrol: Woman dies in car vs. pedestrian crash in Chattooga County. Statewide, extra patrols out as a long holiday weekend begins.

In context: As an investigation continues into an early Thursday fatality in Chattooga County, law enforcement across the state prepare for extra traffic on the Memorial Day weekend. Last year, 20 people died in holiday accidents on Georgia’s roads (more below). From the Georgia State Patrol: On Thursday,  at 4:13 a.m., Georgia State Patrol Post… Read more

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Memorial Day weekend: Fairview-Brown annual barbecue gets things started today; free concert at Bridgepoint Plaza; full weekend commemorating Memorial Day at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

Memorial Day weekend: Fairview-Brown annual barbecue gets things started today; free concert at Bridgepoint Plaza; full weekend commemorating Memorial Day at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.

  FRIDAY Fairview-E.S. Brown’s 13th annual barbecue will take place between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center and from 11 to 4 p.m. at the Welcome Center in Cave Spring. The event is catered by Williams Brothers BBQ. Menu includes whole Boston butt, ribs, brisket, pork, chicken and sides. All proceeds will benefit operational expenses… Read more

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Buzz: Northside Swim Center opens Tuesday. Rome Transit adds stop at Ridge Ferry Park beginning Tuesday. No state gas tax through July 14.

Buzz: Northside Swim Center opens Tuesday. Rome Transit adds stop at Ridge Ferry Park beginning Tuesday. No state gas tax through July 14.

The Northside Swim Center is set to open on Tuesday, May 31. Due to a nationwide lifeguard shortage, the pool’s hours and days of operation, as well as rental dates and times and pool capacity has changed for the 2022 summer swim season. The pool will be open for open swim from noon to 5… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny through Memorial Day with warmer temperatures each day.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny through Memorial Day with warmer temperatures each day.

  OUTLOOK There is a chance of isolated thunderstorms Friday. Some storms could become strong to severe and will be capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Softball wins World Series opener, 5-1. Coosa names new baseball coach; former volleyball coach moves from Calhoun to Gordon Lee.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Berry Softball wins World Series opener, 5-1. Coosa names new baseball coach; former volleyball coach moves from Calhoun to Gordon Lee.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., 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.  Hunter Davis named head baseball coach at Coosa High. Former Coosa and later Calhoun High School volleyball coach… Read more

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Obituaries: Grace Moore Brinson, Charles Gregory Parris, Mr. Randy Lee Powell, Ms. Evelyn Bernice Smith.

Obituaries: Grace Moore Brinson, Charles Gregory Parris, Mr. Randy Lee Powell, Ms. Evelyn Bernice Smith.

Charles Gregory Parris, age 62, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at a Marietta hospital. Mr. Parris was born in Rome, Georgia on August 7, 1959, son of the late Charles David Parris and the late Geneva Willoughby Parris. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Gina Lee Rowland… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Honors for Rome Police Department’s K-9 Ash, handler Officer Josh Glover.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Honors for Rome Police Department’s K-9 Ash, handler Officer Josh Glover.

    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 and Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Media release: During the… Read more

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One Community’s ‘faith leaders’ weary of school, church attacks. ‘Nothing was done after Sandy Hook … Buffalo is yesterday’s news.’

One Community’s ‘faith leaders’ weary of school, church attacks. ‘Nothing was done after Sandy Hook … Buffalo is yesterday’s news.’

      The timing was coincidental — and critical. One Community United welcomed “faith leaders” to a gathering Wednesday at the Wilder Center at Rome First United Methodist Church. It would convene just 20 hours after 19 children and two adults were slaughtered at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Or 11 days after… Read more

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