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Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

The flu has claimed a second Georgian’s life this season. The Georgia Department of Health’s “Flu Activity in Georgia” report for the week ending Dec. 1 shows a second person older than age 65 has died from the flu. Another 28  people were hospitalized during that week, boosting the seasonal total to 111 (since Sept.… Read more

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Updated/Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First round of football championships start today; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday. Check back for updates on high school sports changes because of ice threat.

Updated/Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: First round of football championships start today; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday. Check back for updates on high school sports changes because of ice threat.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. WEATHER NOTES Rome vs. Cass basketball: Tonight’s game at Cass has been moved to Rome on Wednesday evening. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS From Rockmart High School: We have a few spots left on the three fan buses. Let’s all sit together… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

Obituaries: Mr. Horace Booker, Ms. Ophelia G. Fears, Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin.

  Mrs. Shirley Hanson Modlin, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Modlin was born in Rome, Georgia, on June 4, 1931, daughter of the late Elbert Lee Hanson and the late Nora Lee Beard Hanson.  She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Los Portos, Silver Creek, 82. Los Palmas, Shorter Avenue, 90. Ana’s Rotolos Deli, North Broad, 97. BARTOW Sixes Tavern, Henderson Drive, 80. GORDON Checkers, Ga. 53, 87. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Closings & delays: Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning updates. Tonight’s low will be 29 with four or more hours of freezing temperatures.

Closings & delays: Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning updates. Tonight’s low will be 29 with four or more hours of freezing temperatures.

THE LATEST We’ve updated this file to reflect any updates on events set for this afternoon and evening. We’re also watching the forecast overnight for potential “refreeze.” Temperatures overnight will drop to 29 degrees and should be below or near freezing for four to five hours based on the latest forecast. Schools Gordon County:  After school… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Some icy patches being reported this morning. Update on closed, delayed schools, offices. Second flu death in Georgia since season began Sept. 30. State football playoffs start; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Some icy patches being reported this morning. Update on closed, delayed schools, offices. Second flu death in Georgia since season began Sept. 30. State football playoffs start; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Some icy spots being reported this morning. Temperatures below freezing in Rome, Cartersville. High of 49 today; more rain due Friday.  Home page Closings and delays: Updates on local schools that are closed or delayed opening today. Also:… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a double trouble morning of heavy fog and  some ice, sunny returns; high of 49. We could see a ‘refreeze’ tonight, however.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After a double trouble morning of heavy fog and some ice, sunny returns; high of 49. We could see a ‘refreeze’ tonight, however.

  The ice and fog threat from this morning is gone with sunny skies and a high near 50. We’ll see a low of 29 tonight, which could bring back the threat of black ice between midnight and 7 a.m. .Morning lows: Rome: 26 degrees was the morning low at 7 and 8 a.m. Cartersville:… Read more

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First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others.  ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others. ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

      The members of First Christian Church sold their building on Second Avenue in April; stopped worshipping together last month and informed their denomination office they are no longer a congregation.   But their ministry will go on in new ways. In November, the remaining members voted to give away the proceeds from the… Read more

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Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

Politics: Q&A with four candidates for House District 14 special election on Dec. 18 (includes parts of Floyd, Bartow counties). Early voting starts today.

    By Natalie Simms  nsimmshh@att.net Voters in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties will head back to the polls onDec. 18 for the House District 14 special election to fill the seat vacated by Judge Christian Coomer who was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in October. The four candidates seeking the seat… Read more

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded its third cycle of grants from the Community Impact Fund to the Free Clinic of Rome, Elevation House, Living Proof Recovery, Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Communities in Schools.  Other funds at the Community Foundation have awarded additional grants to Living Proof Recovery, the Davies Homeless Shelter… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Monday-Friday: Time for some to vote again — advance voting, that is — for  registered voters living in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties, represented by House District 14. Please see our Politics page for updates on how to vote in advance and where. And please see Natalie Simms’ candidate profiles today. Wednesday: Championship football… Read more

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Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

    Del Taco opening in Calhoun Dec. 28:  The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Operating partner Billy Jensen says the group is “very excited” about the new location. As for additional growth here? “We have some sites that we like in Rome, Ga., but have not made any commitments… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons fall to 4-9 after collapse in Green Bay. Parade this morning to honor MLS champion Atlanta United. Cartersville, Rockmart ready for Wednesday’s high school football championship games.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Falcons fall to 4-9 after collapse in Green Bay. Parade this morning to honor MLS champion Atlanta United. Cartersville, Rockmart ready for Wednesday’s high school football championship games.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. NFL Atlanta Falcons flattened by sputtering Green Bay, 34-20. About the loss. Next: Home vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox.  Schedule Falcons now 4-9 on the season, in last place of the NFC South. MLOS Atlanta United,  now MLS champs, to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Black ice’ expected tonight, early Tuesday. Hourly forecast shows we’ll slip below freezing from 3 until 10 a.m.  Latest on rivers, Gordon County roads.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Black ice’ expected tonight, early Tuesday. Hourly forecast shows we’ll slip below freezing from 3 until 10 a.m. Latest on rivers, Gordon County roads.

DELAYS AND CLOSINGS We’ve started a separate story for schools, offices, others.  Click Delays & Closings THE LATEST Icy spots, black ice expected tonight, Tuesday morning, says the National Weather Service: “Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s across north and portions of central Georgia. The colder temperatures combined with moisture left… Read more

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