Category Archives: Polk

Updated. State Patrol: 16-year-old Resaca girl dies in rollover accident in Gordon County late Wednesday.

Updated. State Patrol: 16-year-old Resaca girl dies in rollover accident in Gordon County late Wednesday.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click http://bit.ly/drminiyar The Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Count had barely begun Wednesday night when one of the first fatalities was recorded — a 16-year-old girl from Gordon County. According to the Georgia State Patrol: On Nov. 22, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a 1987 Nissan STD pickup was traveling west… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving! From collecting coats (416!)  to cans (120,000?) to toys, who’s helping those in need. Toyo Tire: Salmonella outbreak confirmed; nearly 100 treated so far, 5 hospitalized. October jobs report. Forecast: Upper 50s, sunny today.

Heritage First Headlines: Happy Thanksgiving! From collecting coats (416!) to cans (120,000?) to toys, who’s helping those in need. Toyo Tire: Salmonella outbreak confirmed; nearly 100 treated so far, 5 hospitalized. October jobs report. Forecast: Upper 50s, sunny today.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Salmonella identified as what sickened workers at Toyo Tire. At least 80 have sought treatment at emergency rooms; five have been hospitalized. Restaurant closed until Monday.  Outbreak No shopping frenzy or door-buster updates for us. Instead, a look at the real stories of the season —… Read more

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No shopping frenzy or door-buster updates here. Instead, a look at the real stories of the season — sharing and helping others in need.

No shopping frenzy or door-buster updates here. Instead, a look at the real stories of the season — sharing and helping others in need.

  This is supposed to be the day where we tell you about crowded shopping centers, door-busting sales and those who are getting up before the sun on Friday to get the alleged best deals. We’ll pass, thank you; there are real stories to share today. Consider: By Wednesday evening, 411 coats had been donated… Read more

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A special Thanksgiving: Volunteers, staff ensure families assisted by Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd enjoy a traditional dinner.

A special Thanksgiving: Volunteers, staff ensure families assisted by Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd enjoy a traditional dinner.

  Media release: Volunteers and staff at Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd gathered Wednesday to prepare Thanksgiving meals for families served by the organization. The event has become a tradition of servitude and gratitude for all involved. “Every year, we hear back from families about what a blessing it is to them. It touches them deeply…… Read more

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Jobs: Unemployment rate climbs slightly in Northwest Georgia. Labor commissioner says Rome/Floyd ” a growing job market and is producing some strong economic numbers.’

Jobs: Unemployment rate climbs slightly in Northwest Georgia. Labor commissioner says Rome/Floyd ” a growing job market and is producing some strong economic numbers.’

Executive summary: The unemployment rate rose a bit in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties in October compared to September,  according to  Georgia Department of Labor. In Chattooga County, it remained flat at 4.2 percent. The jobless rate was down by a full point or more in all area counties vs. October 2016, however. What’s it… Read more

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Toyo Tire outbreak: Health department says salmonella behind Toyo catering outbreak. At least 80 employees have been treated at emergency rooms; five have been hospitalized. From CDC: What is salmonella?

Toyo Tire outbreak: Health department says salmonella behind Toyo catering outbreak. At least 80 employees have been treated at emergency rooms; five have been hospitalized. From CDC: What is salmonella?

  WEDNESDAY UPDATES Salmonella the source of food-bourne illness at Toyo Tire event: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has concluded that the cause of the food-borne illness outbreak related to a catered employee event at Toyo Tire in White on Nov. 14 and 15 was salmonella.  The determination is based on… Read more

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About Angelo’s pizza and bistro: Five recent health inspections carry average score of 90.6 (an A-minus). Lawyer says owner fully cooperating with health officials in Toyo case.

About Angelo’s pizza and bistro: Five recent health inspections carry average score of 90.6 (an A-minus). Lawyer says owner fully cooperating with health officials in Toyo case.

Salmonella the cause of the outbreak at Toyo Tire, health department says. Click Toyo This story has been updated with additional employee ER visits, the number of employees hospitalized and the projected reopening of the restaurant. The restaurant that catered the Toyo Tire Thanksgiving lunch last week has a 90.6 average out of 100 possible points… Read more

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Norman’s No-Nos: So its rivalry weekend in college football and that means lots of upsets? No-no.

Norman’s No-Nos: So its rivalry weekend in college football and that means lots of upsets? No-no.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL By Norman Arey For Hometown Headlines  For the third week in a row, (or maybe second) I finished 8-2 and my year’s total is 84 right and 26 wrong. So what’s wrong with that?  A 10-0 finish this week is definitely in order… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Perfect Thanksgiving weekend forecast — and Tuesday looks great for the parade.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Perfect Thanksgiving weekend forecast — and Tuesday looks great for the parade.

  OUTLOOK Sunny and comfortable throughout the Thanksgiving weekend — and the first look at the parade night forecast (Tuesday) is a good one, too. FORECAST Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 34. Calm wind. Friday: Sunny, with a high near… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Your guide to today TV games, NFL and college. Norman’s No-Nos: Only one rivalry game will be close. Countdown to Friday night high school playoffs. Berry vs. St. Thomas Saturday at 1 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Your guide to today TV games, NFL and college. Norman’s No-Nos: Only one rivalry game will be close. Countdown to Friday night high school playoffs. Berry vs. St. Thomas Saturday at 1 p.m.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS THANKSGIVING, FRIDAY FOOTBALL GUIDE From Sports Illustrated: Above, today’s college football game and Friday’s schedule. Below, how to watch the three Thanksgiving NFL matchups: MINNESOTA VIKINGS VS. DETROIT LIONS, 12:30 p.m., Fox CHARGERS VS. COWBOYS, 4:30 p.m., CBS GIANTS VS. REDSKINS, 8:30 p.m.,  NBC COLLEGE FOOTBALL Norman Arey’s Norman’s… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Jean Patterson Baldwin, Mrs. Sheilah Dill, Eugene Burnell Holbert, Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, Mr. Michael Anthony Turner, Mr. Henry Thompson.

Obituaries:  Mrs. Jean Patterson Baldwin, Mrs. Sheilah Dill, Eugene Burnell Holbert, Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, Mr. Michael Anthony Turner, Mr. Henry Thompson.

Mrs. Ida Annette Baker Ozment, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Ozment was born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 16, 1937, daughter of the late Joseph William Baker and the late Myrtis Nan Neal Baker. She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD LA SCALA RESTAURANT AND MARKET 413 BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: November 21, 2017 Score: 84, Grade: B BARTOW Subway  2290 HWY 411 CARTERSVILLE, GA 30121 View inspections: November 22, 2017 Score: 94, Grade: A GORDON No restaurant reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA Domino’s Pizza 12316 HIGHWAY 27 SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747… Read more

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