Heritage First Headlines. AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Annexation talk today. GNTC, Floyd academy to host state business summit. State’s latest COVID report: Hits and misses. Campus updates. Latest sports hall of fame inductees set.

Heritage First Headlines. AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Annexation talk today. GNTC, Floyd academy to host state business summit. State’s latest COVID report: Hits and misses. Campus updates. Latest sports hall of fame inductees set.

 

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • Business: AR Workshop closing as downtown changes continue. Redevelopment Committee meets at 2 p.m. to talk annexations. GNTC, Floyd Career Academy to host state business summit.
  • State’s latest coronavirus update has a positive spin until you compare to local results. Missing: Any mention of virus deaths. Locally, 54 new cases; 72 remain in area hospitals.
  • 572 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. 3 new cases. West Central dominates city; Model High at county. Berry positive tests at 120 since Aug. 1.
  • Rome/Floyd firefighter suffers massive heart attack Monday night; crewmates credited with saving his life.
  • Dedicated volunteer fire captain loses battle with coronavirus; friends remember Jimmy Buffington.
  • Georgia Neurosurgical Society names Harbin Clinic’s Dr. John Cowan president of the Board of Directors. Redmond Urgent Care shifts drive-through COVID tests to Shorter.
  • Voting: 3 state amendments up for review at 2 this afternoon; see webcast. Floyd Democrats meeting Thursday (virtually). Please register to vote by this Monday. Vice presidential debate a week from tonight
  • 2021 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame Class: Tim Garrett, Lee-Anda Hutchens, Chris Jones, Lee Mitchell and Brian Smith.
  • Goodwill announces temporary closing of donation center in Cedartown beginning Thursday; store remains open. No changes in Rome.
Also today:
  • Darlington SAT scores top local, state, U.S. averages. GNTC’s Christina Bullock first runner-up in GOAL awards. Berry names Dexter, Ngetich Martindale winners.
  • Buzz: Applications being accepted for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. Kiwanis Club of Rome announces 3rd Annual Pecan Sale. History Center extends hours.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More cool air on the way; Friday’s high — 70 degrees. You’ll want a coat at this week’s high school games.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Wilma Doris Thomas Cox, Robert Dominic Rhinehart.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Braves vs. Reds today at noon, ESPN and WLAQ.
  • Same time, place on Thursday.
  • Rome now holds high school football’s home longest winning streak (35). Homecoming this Friday.
  • Georgia hosts Auburn Saturday; Tech off. SEC football TV schedule.
  • COVID-19 issues with NFL’s Titans, Vikings.
  • Community sports updates.

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