Heritage First Headlines. John Henry’s Grill coming to former Johnny’s Pizza in Rome. Kindred closing in April; 78 employees search for jobs. Rain ends but flood concerns continue. 12 area high school basketball teams open state tournament tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. John Henry’s Grill coming to former Johnny’s Pizza in Rome. Kindred closing in April; 78 employees search for jobs. Rain ends but flood concerns continue. 12 area high school basketball teams open state tournament tonight.

MORNING REPORT

  • Dining: John Henry’s Grill heading to former Johnny’s Pizza spot on Broad Street. Plus: Dining out tonight? Check, please.
  • Health: Kindred Hospital Rome closing in April; 78 employees impacted. CEO says company will continue to work to place both patients and employees.
  • Four suspects from Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties held on drug charges following arrest at Shorter Avenue mobile home park by Metro Drug Task Force on Thursday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Sunny but cooler, high of 47. Latest road closings; flooding updates. Two-hour delay for Polk schools today.
  • Education: Garden Lakes Elementary sweeps Fourth Annual Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge.
DAILY FEATURES:
  • Obituaries:  Mrs. Marion Christopher Richards, Mrs. Ruby Jewell “Juby” Whittenburg.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch
BROADCAST NEWS:
  • Newscast: Today’s top headlines and rants.
  • Rant of the Day. Kindred closing a rare healthcare setback; how about replacing it with expanded veterans’ medical services?
  • Druck Report: Elections Chief Robert Brady on what to know about the new voting machines and presidential preference primary.
  • Jay Shell’s Creek Stories: ‘Beware Brown Red, rooster champion.’

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

BASKETBALL:
  • 12 area boys, girls teams in state basketball playoff hunt tonight; four others play Saturday.
  • Local college updates.
BASEBALL
  • Rome Braves continue preparations for next season.
COMMUNITY
  • Feb. 22: The 2020 Rome Arsenal Soccer Jamboree. The event will be held at Grizzard Park at 1170 Turner Chapel Rd SE.
  • Feb. 27: Larry Lester, co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, will mark the centennial of organized black baseball with a public lecture at Berry on Thursday, Feb. 27, in McAllister Auditorium beginning at 5 p.m.
  • March 14: Harbin Clinic’s Leprechaun-a-thon 5K run and two-mile health walk. Registration under way.

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