Health: Cartersville Medical Center’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic already has recorded more than 200 visits since September opening.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center’s Congestive Heart Failure Clinic already has recorded more than 200 visits since September opening.

  Cartersville Medical Center announces the addition of its Congestive Heart Failure Clinic, providing individualized care and education for area patients diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The clinic specializes in helping patients gain a better understanding of their disease process and how to maximize their quality of life while living with a chronic condition. Clinical… Read more

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Buzz: Chieftains adds ‘Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People’ in January. Ryan Fincher of Cedartown, a Georgia Northwestern alum, adding to his welding ‘hardware.’ Downtown board meeting canceled. New chair, vice chair for county commission.

Buzz: Chieftains adds ‘Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People’ in January. Ryan Fincher of Cedartown, a Georgia Northwestern alum, adding to his welding ‘hardware.’ Downtown board meeting canceled. New chair, vice chair for county commission.

  Beginning Jan. 16, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will present “Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People,” a traveling exhibition on loan from the Oklahoma History Center and funded by a grant from the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Ranging from 1845 to the 1960s, this portrait collection presents people of influence in the Cherokee tribe.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny with mid 50s today and Thursday; nearly an inch of rain possible Thursday night,  Friday. Latest river levels.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny with mid 50s today and Thursday; nearly an inch of rain possible Thursday night, Friday. Latest river levels.

  OUTLOOK Rain will return late Thursday into Saturday; perhaps up to another inch headed our way. Unofficially, we’ve seen nearly 65 inches of rain since Jan. 1 including 6.20 inches this month. We normally see around 52 inches of rain per year in Rome/Floyd County. RIVER UPDATES AND FLOOD WARNINGS: Updates Oostanaula River, Rome. 23.32… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Title time for Cartersville, Rockmart as state championship games set for this afternoon. What to know. Plus: Who won Tuesday’s title games.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Title time for Cartersville, Rockmart as state championship games set for this afternoon. What to know. Plus: Who won Tuesday’s title 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. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS John McClellan’s Georgia High School football championship picks for 2018: Cartersville Purple Hurricanes, Rockmart Yellow Jackets will win state titles Dec. 12. Also: A breakdown on the six other games. McClellan State championships for high school football: Class… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

Obituaries: Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, Mr. Jewel Morgan.

  Mr. Jewel Morgan, 63, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Services for Mr. Morgan are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.  Wright Memorial Mortuary. Ms. Ava Elaine Brown, age 68, of Rome, Ga. transitioned December 10, 2018. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. F.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Floyd Bowling and Amusement,  Riverbend, 100. BARTOW Fresh ‘Donuts,’ Cartersville, 100. Frozen 2, Adairsville, 99. Steak ‘n Shake, 91. Zaxby’s, Walnut Grove, 86. GORDON World of Wings, Calhoun, 83. POLK Johnny’s New York Style Pizza, Rockmart, 96. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Woman shot, killed by Calhoun officers from Columbus; officer recovering. Pair of earthquakes wake up NW Georgians. Ana’s latest restaurant opens Thursday. Honors for Barron, Ferguson. Cartersville, Rockmart play in state football title games today. Warmer, drier today but more rain due.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Woman shot, killed by Calhoun officers from Columbus; officer recovering. Pair of earthquakes wake up NW Georgians. Ana’s latest restaurant opens Thursday. Honors for Barron, Ferguson. Cartersville, Rockmart play in state football title games today. Warmer, drier today but more rain due.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT GBI: Woman killed by Calhoun officers after she fired and struck one of them identified as Columbus resident. Officer recovering from gunshot wound. Shooting Pair of earthquakes, 3.3 and 4.4 magnitude, both near Decatur, Tenn., this morning felt in Rome. Quakes… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports extra: Rough finals for Northwest Georgia’s teams: Cartersville falls 23-9 in 4A championship; in 2A, Heard County dominates Rockmart to win state football title.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports extra: Rough finals for Northwest Georgia’s teams: Cartersville falls 23-9 in 4A championship; in 2A, Heard County dominates Rockmart to win state football title.

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. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Class 4A: Cartersville falls to no. 1 Blessed Trinity 23-9.  The defending champions, Blessed Trinity was the team that knocked the Purple Hurricanes out of the post season last year, ending Cartersville’s incredible run. A grudge match,… Read more

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Business: Chamber boardroom named in honor of two of its all-star members, W. Frank Barron Jr. and J. Paul Ferguson, M.D.

Business: Chamber boardroom named in honor of two of its all-star members, W. Frank Barron Jr. and J. Paul Ferguson, M.D.

    Media release: The Rome Floyd Chamber announces the dedication of the renovated Rome Floyd Chamber Executive Boardroom, 1 Riverside Parkway. The Barron–Ferguson Executive Boardroom was dedicated Monday evening in honor of W. Frank Barron Jr. and J. Paul Ferguson, M.D. “It was an honor and a privilege for the Board of Directors of the Rome… Read more

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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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