Heritage First Headlines. Although COVID cases continue to rise, number of tests at free sites drop. One more COVID death in Gordon. Java Joy Rome launching Oct. 26. Monday final day to register to vote.

Heritage First Headlines. Although COVID cases continue to rise, number of tests at free sites drop. One more COVID death in Gordon. Java Joy Rome launching Oct. 26. Monday final day to register to vote.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Although cases continue to rise in Floyd, Bartow, number of tests at free sites drop. One more death posted in NW Georgia on Saturday; regional total now at 214. Trump continues to be hospitalized for COVID.
  • COVID on campus: 570 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd County, Rome City schools as Fall Break begins. One new case each at five different schools.
  • Business: Java Joy sets Oct. 26 launch of mobile unit in Rome staffed by adults with disabilities serving “coffee, ‘air’ hugs and joy”.
  • Voting: Monday the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election; several ways to register in person, online. Graves’ resignation effective tonight. Vice presidential debate set for Wednesday evening.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gorgeous fall forecast continues with sunshine, highs near 80 expected all week.
  • Obituaries: Elizabeth Forehand Buchanan, Mr. Hubert Cothron Jr., Mrs. Ellie Delores Hinnant, Mr. Billy Eugene Morris, Sr., Margaret N. Smith
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Latest high school football rankings later today.
  • Georgia tops Auburn. Tech off on Saturday.
  • Atlanta Braves to face Marlins in NL Division Series starting Tuesday.
  • Falcons at Green Bay for Monday Night Football, 8:15 p.m., ESPN.
  • Community sports updates.

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