Heritage First Headlines. Rome Commission seeks to fund hotel TAD without County. Missing woman found dead in crashed vehicle in Bartow. Two more COVID deaths. Education updates. College football Saturday.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome Commission seeks to fund hotel TAD without County. Missing woman found dead in crashed vehicle in Bartow. Two more COVID deaths. Education updates. College football Saturday.

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • Rome Commission to vote on new agreement to be ‘sole funder’ of TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel during Monday’s meeting.
  • Missing Marietta woman found dead in overturned vehicle down in embankment in Bartow County; five days after reported missing. No foul play suspected.
  • Two new deaths reported in Northwest Georgia on Friday, regional toll stands at 200 since March. Also: 104 new positive tests here brings total to over 10,083 cases since March.
  • COVID on campus: 564 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Seven new positive tests reported. At Berry: 36 students, 1 employee positive since Sunday.
  • Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated by death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What to know about Barrett.
  • Education: Rome City Schools to launch new Virtual Online Live Tutoring program for all students on Monday. Two Rome High seniors commended by National Merit Scholarship program.
Also today:
  • Buzz: The Davies Shelter awarded $50K grant for farm program, but needs help for matching funds. New Courtyard by Marriott Carterville now open near Clarence Brown Conference Center.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, high near 82. Slight rain chance on Sunday with high near 84. Low temps in the 50s by end of next week.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Thelma Jacquelin Lanning Brackett, Mrs. Katherine Floyd Chambers, Laura Annette Pruitt Jamison, Mr. Joe Thomas Matthews, Jr., Mr. Hal Earnest “Pee Wee” Truitt Sr.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.
Advertising:
  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: A 5-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood priced at $299,900. Open house

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Friday’s high school football scores.
    • Tonight: Armuchee hosts Cherokee Co. (Al) at 7 p.m.
  • Georgia opens season at Arkansas today at 4 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech at Syracuse today at noon.
  • The Falcons host Bears on Sunday.
  • Atlanta Braves-Boston Red Sox updates and schedule.
  • Community sports updates.

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