First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Mourning the loss of Lobrillo’s in West Rome; closer look at all this housing talk; Popcorn & Politics; Peaks & Valleys. COVID: 2 more local deaths; 327 new cases. Frigid Saturday ahead.

First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Mourning the loss of Lobrillo’s in West Rome; closer look at all this housing talk; Popcorn & Politics; Peaks & Valleys. COVID: 2 more local deaths; 327 new cases. Frigid Saturday ahead.

Today’s first headlines: Newsletter: Now twice weekly. Rant of the week: Doggone it — Lobrillo’s closes in West Rome. Housing x 3: More on the surge in new accommodations; some analysis on today’s market; and how a top metro builder is booming here. Politics & Popcorn: Busy day for no. 34. Peaks & Valleys: Rotary’s… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Frigid Saturday to include a wind chill of 12 degrees with a low of 20, gusts of 25 mph; high of 38.

Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Frigid Saturday to include a wind chill of 12 degrees with a low of 20, gusts of 25 mph; high of 38.

Cold temperatures combined with gusty winds will make the "feels like" temperature drop into the single digits across much of north GA and the teens into central GA on Saturday morning. If you'll be outside for any prolonged period of time then, please bundle up! #gawx pic.twitter.com/xxPX3DHIWy — NWS Atlanta (@NWSAtlanta) January 27, 2022 THE… Read more

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Newsletter: Doggone it — Lobrillo’s closes in West Rome. Housing x 3: More on the surge in new accommodations; some analysis on today’s market; and how a top metro builder is booming here. Politics & Popcorn: Busy day for no. 34. Peak: Rotary’s 9,000-mask donation.

Newsletter: Doggone it — Lobrillo’s closes in West Rome. Housing x 3: More on the surge in new accommodations; some analysis on today’s market; and how a top metro builder is booming here. Politics & Popcorn: Busy day for no. 34. Peak: Rotary’s 9,000-mask donation.

  RANT OF THE WEEK Lobrillo’s gone after two years in West Rome: Soon after the first of the year, we called Lobrillo’s Vienna in Rome to place a to-go order. There was a Polish sausage with peppers only, onion rings and a diet Coke in our future. It rang and we waited to hear… Read more

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2 more die in Northwest Georgia (Bartow, Polk cases); probable death in Floyd. 327 new cases in 24 hours. 172 virus patients in Rome hospitals, down 4.

2 more die in Northwest Georgia (Bartow, Polk cases); probable death in Floyd. 327 new cases in 24 hours. 172 virus patients in Rome hospitals, down 4.

  THURSDAY SUMMARY 2 more regional deaths posted; 1 each in Bartow, Polk. 1 probable death in Floyd. 327 new reports in 24 hours including 103 in Floyd and 93 in Bartow. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that two monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for COVID-19 are currently not authorized for use due to their… Read more

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Campus updates: 8 Rome cases Wednesday; 10 at Floyd Schools. 49 cases at Polk Schools on Thursday.

Campus updates: 8 Rome cases Wednesday; 10 at Floyd Schools. 49 cases at Polk Schools on Thursday.

FROM THURSDAY Floyd County: Alto Park Elementary and Armuchee Elementary under mask requirements this week, All Rome City Schools remain under a mask requirement until further notice. Latest chart below. Bartow County Schools: Adairsville Elementary out of yellow phase; Clear Creek, Cloverleaf remain in yellow. CAMPUS REPORTS: Weekday reports Rome City Schools. 8 cases on Jan. 26; 41… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday. Two homes, in Cartersville and Rome, and four town homes in The Village of Maplewood (one and two bedrooms).

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday. Two homes, in Cartersville and Rome, and four town homes in The Village of Maplewood (one and two bedrooms).

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: This weekend’s gallery features a four-bedroom, four-bath home in a Cartersville swim-tennis community; a three-bedroom, two-bath single-level home in the Armuchee Schools district; and four new town homes in The Village at Maplewood, including one-bedroom, one-bath and two-bedroom, two-bath options. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday… Read more

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Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Protecting your plants from tonight’s big chill — and after care.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Protecting your plants from tonight’s big chill — and after care.

  By Keith Mickler County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent Here are a few things to consider in protecting our plants:  First, let’s make sure the soil around the plants is moist, I said moist not sopping wet: Watering plants before a freeze will help protect them. A moist soil will absorb more solar energy than… Read more

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Buzz: Zoom meeting to cover new One Community United initiative. Area 4H students bring home honors. Traffic/train updates.

Buzz: Zoom meeting to cover new One Community United initiative. Area 4H students bring home honors. Traffic/train updates.

From One Community United to outline new program: “We have a new Initiative being led by Candice Spivey focusing on the South and East Rome areas of our community. If you are interested in helping, a Zoom meeting has been created for Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m.-noon. Email Candice for the link: candicespivey54@gmail.com To encourage… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Countdown begins to Rome Braves’ home opener April 12. Plus: How to lobby for a World Series trophy visit. Shorter women’s road game called off because of COVID. NFL championship weekend schedule.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Countdown begins to Rome Braves’ home opener April 12. Plus: How to lobby for a World Series trophy visit. Shorter women’s road game called off because of COVID. NFL championship weekend schedule.

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.  SPORTS BUZZ April 12. Mark your calendars. pic.twitter.com/wEaaKD1Vge — Rome Braves (@TheRomeBraves) January 27, 2022 Something to keep us warm on this… Read more

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Obituaries: Earl Norman Barrett, Jean Hunter Christie, Mrs. Morrissa N. Dawson, Frank Morgan Durden, Margaret White Gaines, Corey Ginn, Mr. Charles Richard “Rick” Highfield, Mr. Herbert Allen Osborne.

Obituaries: Earl Norman Barrett, Jean Hunter Christie, Mrs. Morrissa N. Dawson, Frank Morgan Durden, Margaret White Gaines, Corey Ginn, Mr. Charles Richard “Rick” Highfield, Mr. Herbert Allen Osborne.

Mr. Charles Richard “Rick” Highfield, age 64, of Rome, GA, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022. Rick was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on July 26, 1957, son of the late Charles Edward Highfield and the late Rachel Ann Breeden Highfield. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Gary Highfield and Mikey… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Thursday.

FLOYD No reports. BARTOW No reports. GORDON El Rayos, Calhoun, 91. McDonald’s, Ga. 53, 100. High Point Salon and Health Bar, 100. POLK No reports. 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. Rome man arrested on charges of using computer services to entice, exploit a… Read more

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Business: Development with 325 residences proposed off Ga. 53 on West Hermitage near Pepsi plant turn. That’s 3,300 homes and town homes in play right now.

Business: Development with 325 residences proposed off Ga. 53 on West Hermitage near Pepsi plant turn. That’s 3,300 homes and town homes in play right now.

The housing boom in Floyd County is far from over. The latest entry comes before the Rome Floyd Planning Commission on Feb. 3 and involves 325 residences off Ga. 53 about a half-mile east on West Hermitage. Hermitage Partners LLC and 7 Lights Development are behind the project which is close to Ball Corp. as well… Read more

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Unemployment rate inches up in Floyd and Bartow counties in December even as the number of people working grew.

Unemployment rate inches up in Floyd and Bartow counties in December even as the number of people working grew.

Media release: Rome recorded an unemployment rate of 2.3 percent, up three-tenths of a percent over the month. A year ago, the rate was 5.2 percent. Despite this, Rome saw highs in labor force, number of employed, and jobs in the month of December. Bartow County recorded an unemployment rate of 2.2 percent, up three-tenths of a… Read more

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