Heritage First Headlines. Shaw temporarily closing 5 Bartow campuses as 4 employees test positive. State death toll, number of infected climb. Kemp’s next moves. Schools out until April 27. Latest local reports. Also: Flu deaths hold at 83. Record high temps today?

Heritage First Headlines. Shaw temporarily closing 5 Bartow campuses as 4 employees test positive. State death toll, number of infected climb. Kemp’s next moves. Schools out until April 27. Latest local reports. Also: Flu deaths hold at 83. Record high temps today?

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Coronavirus updates:
  • Shaw Industries temporarily closing four plants in Bartow County after four employees test positive for coronavirus. Shaw is Bartow’s largest employer.
  • Coronavirus: U.S. now leads world with 86,000 cases. AdventHealth Gordon patient dies. Georgia death toll at 56 including 4 here. Bartow shelter-in-place updates.
  • Public Health director’s grim forecast: ‘We expect to see more COVID-19 cases and, sadly, more deaths.’ The initial cases ‘are related to one group gathering.’
  • Jobs: State labor department expecting ‘unprecedented demand for economic relief’ as layoffs begin; actions follow reports of robust February in Northwest Georgia.
  • Education: Early look at what Kemp’s decision to postpone reopening of public schools means to Floyd County, Rome districts.  GNTC to stay online throughout semester.
  • Helping: Tyson Foods steps up to help Floyd Schools, YMCA sponsor pop-up markets; Heritage Sleep Concepts changes operations, making needed masks.
Today’s other news:
  • John James Shillibeer, wanted on more than a dozen burglary, theft and other counts in Northwest Georgia, booked into the Floyd County Jail.
  • Hixon, Tenn., man held on child molestation, Internet solicitation charges.
  • Weather service: ‘Microburst’ during Tuesday night’s thunderstorm packed 80-mph gusts, flattened trees off U.S. 411 near Kingston.
  • Health: Flu deaths in Georgia hold at 83 through March 14; almost double the toll from the previous season.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Local flooding updates. Recording-tying heat possible today — 88 degrees; low 80s on Saturday.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Rosemarie Dorsam Bates, Ms. Cora Davenport, Mr. William Larry Fallin, Mr. John “Pop” Moschak,  Mr. Edward Dick Whatley.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch

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  • Baseball marks #OpeningDayatHome.
  • MLB commissioner’s comments on what’s being done.
  • Links to what’s happening with Northwest Georgia sports teams, venues.

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