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Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine and Pediatrics offices in Cartersville and Adairsville holding flu-shot clinics. Health Department now offering flu vaccines as well.

Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine and Pediatrics offices in Cartersville and Adairsville holding flu-shot clinics. Health Department now offering flu vaccines as well.

Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville and Pediatrics Cartersville – both located at 150 Gentilly Blvd. – are giving patients easy ways to bolster their flu resistance. Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville is now offering walk-in flu vaccines for all current patients during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8… Read more

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Health: Georgia’s ‘Certificate of Need’ laws: They spark constant fights but will they be changed?

Health: Georgia’s ‘Certificate of Need’ laws: They spark constant fights but will they be changed?

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Four years ago, a sports medicine group began a quest to build a surgery and training center in Alpharetta, in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. The proposed multimillion-dollar center was to be known as the Legacy Sports institute. It was associated with famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews of Alabama, whose… Read more

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High school graduation rates for the class of ’18 are out. Gordon Central had the best average; Cedartown the lowest. Statewide total sets record. New: Comments from local educators.

High school graduation rates for the class of ’18 are out. Gordon Central had the best average; Cedartown the lowest. Statewide total sets record. New: Comments from local educators.

  The graduation rates from the 2017-18 school year are out and almost all Northwest Georgia high schools topped the record-high state average of  81.6 percent. The best percentage in our region went to Gordon Central which had a 98.2 percent graduation rate (212 of 216 students) while the lowest was Cedartown High with 79.7… Read more

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About Rome’s proposed smoking ban and a divided response. At issue: Documented health concerns and ‘personal rights’ in a year where parking restrictions, a juvenile curfew and distracted driving laws continue to fuel debate.

About Rome’s proposed smoking ban and a divided response. At issue: Documented health concerns and ‘personal rights’ in a year where parking restrictions, a juvenile curfew and distracted driving laws continue to fuel debate.

Please see our sidebar with survey results. Once again, the heart of Rome — Broad Street and the downtown community — is the epicenter of controversy. This time, it is a concentrated push by members of the medical community to further restrict smoking in the “Central Business District” as well as retail centers, playgrounds and… Read more

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Sidebar:  Examining the 1,290 responses, comments generated by the online smoking survey. Almost 82% were nonsmokers; almost 50% support more smoking restrictions.

Sidebar: Examining the 1,290 responses, comments generated by the online smoking survey. Almost 82% were nonsmokers; almost 50% support more smoking restrictions.

  Overview: A city of Rome online survey about smoking in downtown Rome received nearly 1,300 responses and the results — as well as pages and pages of comments from those completing the survey — are now online. You’ll find a media release about the unscientific survey below as well as a link to 100… Read more

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Audit of Shorter University shows 1,300-student loss over five years; $16 million in overall staff, operating cuts; combined long-term debt of $16.5 million due for repayment now through 2022.

Audit of Shorter University shows 1,300-student loss over five years; $16 million in overall staff, operating cuts; combined long-term debt of $16.5 million due for repayment now through 2022.

  The 2017 annual report from the Georgia Baptist Convention on the most recent audit for Shorter University shows new concerns, continuing problems but a few potential improvements — although one key plus (land sale) has since collapsed. You can read the full review of the audit, from May 2016 through May 2017 and prepared… Read more

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Buzz: Firefighters conducting hydrant flows in Horseleg area today-Friday. Free day at Oak Hill Saturday. Three Rivers Singers start new season Oct. 14.

Buzz: Firefighters conducting hydrant flows in Horseleg area today-Friday. Free day at Oak Hill Saturday. Three Rivers Singers start new season Oct. 14.

    Rome/Floyd County Fire Department will be flowing fire hydrants starting today through Friday in the Horseleg Creek Road area between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is mandatory testing. Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is participating in the Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day Saturday allowing visitors free entrance. The museum will be open… Read more

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Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown.

Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Life expectancy at an English Avenue neighborhood address, in a low-income section of Atlanta, is 63.6 years. But less than 10 miles away, an address in the affluent Margaret Mitchell area of Atlanta, named after the famous writer, has a life expectancy of 87.2 years. Such startling variations commonly… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for Berry’s ‘eagle lady,’ Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning.

Buzz: Honors for Berry’s ‘eagle lady,’ Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning.

  Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Renee Carleton recently received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was selected by her alma mater because of her outstanding achievements and her service in and out of the classroom. Carleton’s research focuses on diseases in birds and has been… Read more

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Living Proof’s Recover Rome clean-up event hits the jackpot.

Living Proof’s Recover Rome clean-up event hits the jackpot.

Recovery Rome hits the jackpot in community clean-up Saturday. In fact, the above image from Living Proof Recovery is of a winning team from Saturday morning’s clean-up event. complete with the Pollute Patrol. Below please find some of the groups with displays at Living Proof’s campus on Shorter Avenue. Recover Rome was one of more… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, ranging in price from $179,900 to $399,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, ranging in price from $179,900 to $399,000.

Here’s your first look at six homes in Rome and Floyd County. Each home is open today at the times posted below: OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 P.M. 1220 MT ALTO RD – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a beautiful view. $379,000. 3 BRECKENRIDGE RD –  Very nice 5BR, 4.5BA on a full unfinished basement in the highly sought… Read more

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Floyd Fights Hunger: Over 100 United Way volunteers join together to pack over 52,700 meals to be distributed locally.

Floyd Fights Hunger: Over 100 United Way volunteers join together to pack over 52,700 meals to be distributed locally.

  Over 100 volunteers from the community came together at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday for the United Way’s Floyd Fights Hunger Campaign. The group had a goal of making over 50,000 meals for needy individuals in Floyd County. From the United Way of Rome-Floyd County: “We packed 52,740 meals!!! Wow! Thank you so… Read more

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Latest Grand Jury presentments: Two members reappointed to the Hospital Authority of Floyd County; 293 ‘true bills’ returned.

Latest Grand Jury presentments: Two members reappointed to the Hospital Authority of Floyd County; 293 ‘true bills’ returned.

Floyd County’s latest grand jurors met for nine days. During that time, District Attorney Leigh Patterson presented 293 bills for consideration; all were returned as “true bills” meaning the cases will proceed in the court system. In reviewing the Hospital Authority  of Floyd County, jurors acting on the recommendation of the Floyd County Commission reappointed… Read more

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Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

  GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of 2018; this one in Dade County. What happened: “On Sept. 6, the GBI was requested by the Georgia State Patrol to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4 p.m.,  Trooper Joe Geddie was attempting to make a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by… Read more

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Health column: National Recovery Month proclaims, affirms recovery is always possible.

Health column: National Recovery Month proclaims, affirms recovery is always possible.

By Melanie Dallas, Licensed professional counselor / CEO of Highlands River Health Each year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration designates September as National Recovery Month. During the month, we recognize the millions of individuals living in recovery with mental illness and substance use disorders, and equally important, the process of change each… Read more

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Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder:  Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

Solving Courtney Nicole Dubois’ murder: Some 580 miles separates where the 20-year-old was reported missing and where her remains were found in Bartow County. Updates from Fairmont, W.Va., Police.

  The drive from Fairmont, W.Va., to the Bartow County remote trash site where Courtney Nicole Dubois’ dismembered body was discarded is around 580 miles. The traffic maps show it as a roughly nine-hour drive, mostly on interstates 81 and 75. Another route, on I-64 and then I-75, takes at least 40 minutes longer. The… Read more

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SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

  Media release:  Rome First United Methodist Church (Rome First) announces the grand opening of a new collaborative, non-denominational community venture called SERVE ROME. It is a cooperative venture between Rome First and other non-profit agencies that are sharing space and resources to provide  individual community services and accomplish ministry goals. A grand opening/ribbon cutting… Read more

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