Severe Weather Closings/Cancellations

The threat for powerful thunderstorms today and tonight as prompted several area organizations to close or call off activities today.


  • First Baptist Church of Cedartown – All activities are cancelled for this evening. This includes supper, prayer meeting and adult choir. Please continue to monitor the weather and stay safe
  • Worldview Daycare – Worldview daycare is closed today due to impending weather
  • Cedartown Church of God – all evening activities have been cancelled
  • Antioch Baptist Church – services tonight have been cancelled
  • Faith Baptist Church – all evening activities cancelled
  • First Baptist Church of Rockmart – all activities are cancelled for this evening, including prayer meeting, adult handbells, and adult choir


  • Rome City Schools –  “Based on the most recent information from the National Weather Service and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, all Rome City Schools and administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This decision is in anticipation of the severe weather currently being forecast for the entire state of Georgia. Please monitor the weather and remain safe.” (Hometown Headlines)
  • Floyd County Schools – OPEN. “We plan on a regular school day today at this time. We are closely monitoring the weather situation. Forecasts call for rough weather to come in around midday after everyone is safe at school. For many of our students, the safest place for children will be at school. Certainly, parents who feel otherwise can keep children at home. We will continue to monitor the weather for the afternoon but we plan on a regular school day for today. If forecasts change, we will adjust plans for dismissal as needed.” (Hometown Headlines)
  • Darlington – Closed. “Darlington School will be closed today due to the strong potential for inclement weather.” (Hometown Headlines)
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic School – Closed Wednesday.
  • Shorter University – All campuses closed & all activities cancelled for Wednesday, April 5. Awards Day postponed until Friday at 11 am.
  • Georgia Highlands College – campuses will be closed on Wednesday, April 5th.


  • Polk/Haralson Baptist Association Food Pantry is closed today

If you have any additional closings, please email them to us at