Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 47; prayer vigil, Kemp speech this evening. Changes in local healthcare as virus spreads. Oostanaula near flood stage; some other warnings posted. Sunny, upper 70s.

Heritage First Headlines. State death toll at 47; prayer vigil, Kemp speech this evening. Changes in local healthcare as virus spreads. Oostanaula near flood stage; some other warnings posted. Sunny, upper 70s.

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Coronavirus updates:
  • Coronavirus: Georgia death toll jumps to 47, including 3 here; 1,000-plus nationwide. Prayer vigil this evening; Kemp plans televised town hall at 8 tonight. Continuing local, state updates.
  • Redmond Urgent Care, Cartersville Medical Center launch ‘virtual visit’ option; Redmond consolidates operations with the temporary closing of the East Rome office, citing medical supply conservation.
  • Healthcare helpers: Floyd County College & Career Academy donates masks, gloves, gowns to local hospitals. Floyd, grateful for donations, says we’re good.
  • Podcast: Rome City Commissioner Mark Cochran on the coronavirus spread and what was behind the City Commission’s mandate to shelter-in-place.
  • Today’s Rant: Taking it to the street — teacher parades, food trucks, prayer vigil — amid the coronavirus threat.
Today’s other news:
  • Huge turnout for pop-up food market at Grizzard Park Wednesday evening.
  • Buzz: Berry forms DECA chapter; prepares emerging leaders, entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Gordon plans road closing.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Oostanaula River in Rome near flood stage; warnings out for five other waterways. Three perfect spring days in a row starting today; highs in the upper 70s, low 80s.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Vondell Clayton, Mrs. Martha Ann Coffman, Ms. Margie Branton Floyd, Annie “Grace” Terry.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports ReportClick

Shorter postpones April 16 athletics dinner.
Updates from and/or links to the Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Berry Vikings and Shorter Hawks.
Rome Braves to reward student readers.

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