Heritage First Headlines. A new City Commission as three challengers win; three incumbents re-elected. Floyd, Atrium combining as healthcare enters new phase. Dulaneys sell Goo-Goo locations.  Chicken Salad Chick parent company sold; comments from Stacy Brown. New thrift store at old Fred’s. Changes to high school competition.

Heritage First Headlines. A new City Commission as three challengers win; three incumbents re-elected. Floyd, Atrium combining as healthcare enters new phase. Dulaneys sell Goo-Goo locations. Chicken Salad Chick parent company sold; comments from Stacy Brown. New thrift store at old Fred’s. Changes to high school competition.

MORNING REPORT

  • Elections: Newcomers Bojo, Cochran win as does returning commissioner Askew. Incumbents Collins, Stevenson and McDaniel re-elected; ‘brunch bill’ easily passes. Election analysis plus commission profiles.
  • Elections/regional: Santini wins new term as mayor in Cartersville. Updates from Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties.
  • Health: Floyd Health System, Atrium Health combining. What it means to the healthcare organization.
  • Business: Dulaneys sell three Rome Goo-Goo car washes to International Car Wash Group.
  • Business: Chicken Salad Chick’s parent company sold; founder Stacy Brown comments on what it means. Also: New thrift store planned for West Rome at former Fred’s site.
  • Education: Calhoun’s Brandon Dyer, who battled back from injuries sustained in an accident involving a distracted driver, chosen as Georgia Northwestern’s EAGLE winner.
  • Buzz: Homelessness task force meets Thursday.Democrats focus on ’20 Thursday. Downtowns in Rome, Cartersville set open house events. Honors for Fusion, Berry.
DAILY FEATURES:
  • Newscast: An audio edition of today’s headlines; Peaks & Valleys, election edition.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Sunny and 71 today; down to 32 degrees by Saturday morning.
  • Obituaries: Janiece Braden, Sondra Elaine Gresham, Nancy Slonaker Hunter, Ralph McClure Sr., Kathleen Godfrey Smith, Calvin Stinson, Dortha Lennett Watkins, Mary Joyce Worley.
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

  • John McClellan’s high school playoffs snapshot plus: Close win for Darlington this Friday; Unity should advance to state; Cartersville, Pepperell, Rockmart earn Ws, too. McClellan
  • Some changes for area schools as GHSA reclassifies what levels athletics will compete in during 2020-21. Rome moves to 6A; Cartersville, Calhoun to 5A; Armuchee to 1A Public wth Trion. Classifications
  • The first four teams in the College Football Playoffs poll are … Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State. Georgia: No. 6.
    COLLEGE FOOTBALL/Saturday
    • Berry Vikings:  At Centre College, 1 p.m.
    • Shorter Hawks. At Barron Stadium vs. Allen University, 1 p.m.
    • Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. At Virginia, 12:30 p.m.
    • Georgia Bulldogs. At home vs. Missouri, 7 p.m.
    ATLANTA FALCONS: Sunday at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

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