Heritage First Headlines. Floyd School Board plans Glenwood, Cave Spring closings in 2022; other student shifts next year. Flu shots and season begin with COVID concerns. Another Chattooga death; 61 more Floyd positive tests; school quarantines climb. Elections updates. Heart of the Community nominations sought.

Heritage First Headlines. Floyd School Board plans Glenwood, Cave Spring closings in 2022; other student shifts next year. Flu shots and season begin with COVID concerns. Another Chattooga death; 61 more Floyd positive tests; school quarantines climb. Elections updates. Heart of the Community nominations sought.

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at age 87. With November election just weeks away, there will be big political ramifications.
  • Education: Floyd School Board hears plan to close Glenwood Primary, Cave Spring Elementary in summer of 2022. Other grades shifting among schools.
  • Health Department begins flu shots: ‘This flu season is going to be more challenging than ever due to the added risk of COVID-19 in our community.’
  • Last call for Brewhouse Music & Grill tonight; new look, name on the way. Nails Studio just about ready near Blue Fin (former Jandy’s spot).
  • Another Chattooga resident dies from coronavirus, fifth this week and 12th since pandemic began. 127 more positive tests in NW Georgia.
  • COVID on campus: 780 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome City schools. Armuchee High at 168, Rome Middle at 89. New positives: 3 at Floyd Schools, 1 at Rome. 59 positives at Berry since Aug. 1.
  • Elections Board formally reprimands Robert Brady following argument with Larry Morrow over absentee ballots at August meeting. Includes the formal letter.
  • Politics: Floyd elections board to meet Tuesday. Absentee ballots are on the way — 1.1 million of them in Georgia. How to apply — and return (mail or drop box).
  • Heart of the Community Foundation seeks nominees for 35th anniversary Awards of Honor. Deadline: Oct. 23.
Also today:
  • Buzz: Rome Symphony presents Swingin’ Strings, free, live-streamed concert tonight. Arts Festival at Rose Lawn today/Sunday. Today: Market at Gilbreath Park.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Fall begins Tuesday but we get a weekend preview. Mid to upper 70s with lows in the 50s.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Stanley Lamar “Stan” Hansard, Mr. James Pinkney Howard, David Royal.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Friday’s high school football scores.
-Tonight: Pepperell hosts Bremen, 7 p.m.vs. Haralson.
Georgia Tech hosts Central Florida today at 3:30 p.m.
The Falcons are at Dallas on Sunday.
Atlanta Braves-New York Mets updates and schedule.
Community sports updates.

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