Heritage First Headlines. About our first 100 coronavirus deaths in Northwest Georgia — what we know. New cases continue to surge here, across Georgia. Rome man held on multiple armed robbery charges. Democrats blast forged letter in House race.

Heritage First Headlines. About our first 100 coronavirus deaths in Northwest Georgia — what we know. New cases continue to surge here, across Georgia. Rome man held on multiple armed robbery charges. Democrats blast forged letter in House race.

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • 100 deaths. Who we’ve lost in Northwest Georgia: More men than women; 88% white; most age 70 and older; 55% from Bartow County.
  • 53 COVID patients now in Floyd, Redmond; 21 in Cartersville Medical. 161 new cases in the region since Monday. State: 3,563 deaths (100 here); 4,293 new cases in a day.
  • Solemn crowd at Rome’s Town Green remembers fallen civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis.
  • Newby Vineyard gets unanimous OK from commissioners.
  • Rome Police: Suspect faces nine armed robbery charges in Rome dating back to December 2019, GBI: He’s wanted in other Northwest Georgia robberies as well.
  • Politics: ‘Forged’ letter about House GOP runoff not from us, local Democrats say. Advance voting continues.
  • AJC: Former client’s fraud/malpractice suit filed against Christian Coomer, now a judge on the state Court of Appeals, settled.
Also today:
  • Education: Darlington honors Trang Dang and Frank Manning at Saturday’s graduation.
  • Buzz: Mount Berry Trail open weekends only until finished. Reminder on food giveaway today at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 80s through Friday with about 1.5 inches of rain over the next few days.
  • Obituaries: Obituaries: Shirley Ann Bailey, Mrs. Samiah Faith Higgins, Mary Cumming Johnson.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

655 positive COVID cases in Georgia high schools, double the last report.
Atlanta Braves home opener tonight at 7:10.
  • Tuesday night results
Marlins not playing through Sunday; additional MLB updates.
Falcons have COVID concern.
Berry sports updates.

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