Heritage First Headlines. State now lists one death in Bartow, now in Floyd. 72 confirmed cases in region; dozens await results. Latest business, restaurant updates. Nurses making masks.

Heritage First Headlines. State now lists one death in Bartow, now in Floyd. 72 confirmed cases in region; dozens await results. Latest business, restaurant updates. Nurses making masks.

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Coronavirus updates:
  • Today: First Bartow County coronavirus fatality reported; Floyd total revised to show one death. Georgia reports 20 fatalities, tied for third in the nation. Latest local updates.
  • Redmond Regional nurses put sewing skills to work making needed masks. The Stitchery adds ‘how to’ video with sewing patterns.
  • Churches: Where to watch Sunday services as congregations turn to Facebook, webcasts. Links included.
  • Business: New ‘Rome Curbside and Delivery’ Facebook group seeks to help local restaurants during coronavirus shutdown. Updates on how businesses are adapting. Pirelli to reduce production starting today, close plant for cleaning.
  • Abernathy Family update: ‘April is off ventilator and on regular oxygen…is awake.’
  • Lost jobs: Some resources to check if you’re laid off in response to the shutdown to stem the spread of the virus.
Today’s other news:
  • Joy in sorrow: A week after losing 2-year son in tragic accident, Shannon couple welcomes another baby about 12 weeks premature.
  • Redmond nurses put sewing skills to work making needed masks. The Stitchery puts together ‘how to’ video with sewing patterns.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Spring weather is here…highs in the 60s and rain chances everyday this week.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Kenneth E. Jones, Mr. Roy Anthony Overton, Mr. Chandler F. Taylor
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • Former Shorter baseball standout Ryan Newell signs with Tampa Bay Rays organization.
  • MLB to pay minor leaguers spring training allowances despite delay in season start.
  • Where to get Atlanta Braves’ baseball fix.
  • Link to Atlanta Falcons updates.
  • What’s closed.
  • John McClellan’s 2020 high school football schedule. .

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