Heritage First Headlines. Robbery at Calhoun Dollar General, suspect could be tied Rome case. Statewide flu deaths top 47. Econo Lodge planned for Armuchee. Health updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Robbery at Calhoun Dollar General, suspect could be tied Rome case. Statewide flu deaths top 47. Econo Lodge planned for Armuchee. Health updates.

Morning report

  • Calhoun Police: Armed robber holds up Dollar General; could be a suspect in Rome, other area cases.
  • Health: 47 deaths so far this flu season in Georgia; 131 hospitalized last week. Still time for a flu shot.
  • Business: Econo Lodge planned off Martha Berry in Armuchee; already for sale. Economic Development Authority meets Tuesday.
  • Health: Dr. Gary E. Voccio named health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.
  • Health: Redmond Regional salutes five with Frist Humanitarian, Excellence in Nursing Awards.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 53 today. Latest on flooding, road closures. Another 1.5 inches of rain due early next week.
  • Buzz: Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday evening. Rome Board of Education has Tuesday work session. Toastmasters set open house for March 2.
DAILY FEATURES:
  • Obituaries:  Mrs. Josephine Burrell, Mr. James Richard Voivedich.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch
BROADCAST NEWS:
  • 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

Berry football defensive coordinator Nate Masters to join Division II West Georgia.

Changes at Cass High School. Search underway for new football coach.

BASKETBALL:
  • State High school tournament updates, schedules.
  • 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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