Heritage First Headlines. We should know Floyd’s next sheriff, House nominee later tonight. 117th Northwest Georgia resident dies from COVID-19. AP honors for 66 Floyd students. Services set for accident victim.

Heritage First Headlines. We should know Floyd’s next sheriff, House nominee later tonight. 117th Northwest Georgia resident dies from COVID-19. AP honors for 66 Floyd students. Services set for accident victim.

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • Precincts open until 7 tonight. Expect coronavirus safety steps. ‘We would like to encourage voters to wear a face mask but it’s not required.’
  • 63rd Bartow resident claimed by coronavirus. 60 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond; 103 in the region. 47 additional positive tests from NW Georgia total at 5,670.
  • COVID and campuses: Masks a local school district decision, governor says. 800 Cherokee (Ga.) students in quarantine. Latest updates from area schools, colleges.
  • Georgia Health News: Kids and COVID — State’s rate is higher than the national average (Ga. 571 per 100,000 people; U.S., 447).
  • Rome City Commission bans use ‘personal electronic devices’ by commissioners during meetings by 7-2 vote with Cochran, Davis opposing.
  • The College Board: 66 Floyd County Schools students earn 92 AP Scholar Awards.
  • Services pending for 38-year-old man killed in single-car accident in Chattooga County.
Also today:
  • Buzz: Gas prices drop a couple of cents vs. last week as summer ‘ends.’
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Your election day forecast complete with hour-by-hour updates during the hours precincts are open today.
  • Obituaries: Melissa Kathleen Alexander, Daryl Jean Gould, Mildred (“Millie”) Neslin, Mr. Millard Albertus Tanner.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Adairsville’s Kaitlynn Stiles among 11 newcomers for Shorter women’s basketball.
  • College football situation changing by the hour.
  • Braves open series with Yankees in New York tonight.
  • Community updates.

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