Heritage First Headlines. New restaurant planned at old Long John’s in East Rome. Trumps test positive for COVID; latest local updates. 70 new jobs in Bartow. Rome ‘prepper’ store opens. Big grant for Davies Shelter.

Heritage First Headlines. New restaurant planned at old Long John’s in East Rome. Trumps test positive for COVID; latest local updates. 70 new jobs in Bartow. Rome ‘prepper’ store opens. Big grant for Davies Shelter.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Dining: New restaurant planned for former Long John Silver’s on Turner McCall in Rome; a familiar name is attached to it.
  • Bartow boom continues as Agile Cold Storage plans 150,000-square-foot campus at 400 Hamilton Crossing Road; 70 new jobs.
  • Whether you’re headed for a rustic weekend in the woods or expecting rough times ahead, Roman Readiness has the ultimate ‘be prepared’ supplies in stock.
  • Highland 75, one of the hottest development sites in Northwest Georgia, just got a significant upgrade.
  • Trump, Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19; ‘are both well at this time.’ In NW Georgia: Gordon resident first fatality in October; 58 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals; 80 new positive tests Thursday.
  • COVID on campus: 579 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd County, Rome City schools. New positive case at Rome High.
  • Davies Shelter awarded $212,000 grant to fund the organization’s farmer training program.
  • Today, Monday the last days to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election; several ways to register in person, online. Vice presidential debate Wednesday evening. Absentee info.
Also today:
  • Education: Amid pandemic concerns, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation hopes to raise $20,000 for student scholarship assistance.
  • Buzz: Final farmer’s market at Ridge Ferry this Saturday; The Market in Shannon this week.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cool day ahead, sunny and 70; Saturday morning’s low will be 44 degrees. A little warmer through Sunday.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Michael Wayne Binkley, Mr. Robert Dewey Lanier.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Atlanta Braves win 5-0, advance to National League Division Series
-Next up: Cubs or Marlins; Miami leads series, 1-0; rematch today.
Tonight’s high school football games.
-Scores as they happen on the sports stream plus updates tonight.
-John McClellan’s picks for tonight.
-Kickoff forecast: Perfect fall evening.
Georgia hosts Auburn Saturday night; ESPN’s ‘Game Day’ on campus, 9 a.m.-noon.
-Georgia Tech off this week.
-SEC TV schedule for Saturday and Oct. 10.
Falcons at Green Bay Monday night. Injury report.

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