Newscast: Rome elections a week away; what we know so far. Flu fight begins. 2 inches of rain due. Rant: Why you need that flu shot.

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A busy Tuesday’s first headlines:

  • It all comes down to a week from today. Guaranteed: 2 commissioners will get new terms; 1 new face. ‘Brunch bill’ should pass. 111 new votes Monday.
  • Floyd, Polk and Cherokee medical centers restricting visitors as flu season kicks in. Statewise, only 17 people have been hospitalized but officials say now is the time to get your shot before the holidays begin.
  •  Riley Green due at Forum River Center Jan. 10. Georgia Power Foundation charges Y programs with grant.  Gas prices dip. Floyd Co. earns wellbeing grant.
  • Halloween Headlines: Busy Thursday afternoon, evening ahead — if the weather cooperates. What to know.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain should start tonight, leaving 2.3 inches by Thursday. Next up: Coolest temperatures of the season.
  • Rant of the Day: Why you need that flu shot now.

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