Heritage First Headlines. 2 inches of rain, 200 without power with more due today, Four more COVID deaths. What’s ahead this week. Advance voting starts Monday.

Heritage First Headlines. 2 inches of rain, 200 without power with more due today, Four more COVID deaths. What’s ahead this week. Advance voting starts Monday.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain due today after stormy evening. Trees downed in Floyd County, 2 inches of rain since Friday. Around 200 without power.
  • 4 more deaths, one each in Floyd, Bartow, two in Chattooga; 226 victims since March. 72 test positive since Friday. 34 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals.
  • COVID on campus: Floyd Schools had a record 490 students, staff in quarantine as of Friday; fall break this week. Rome students return to class on Tuesday after break.
  • Voting: Where and when to vote in advance in person starting Monday. Georgia candidate debates begin Monday.
  • Week ahead: Rome Commission meets Monday. Floyd Commission, Rome BOE meet on Tuesday. Rome-Floyd Board of Adjustments to discuss setback variances for new restaurant.
Also today:
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Juana G. Natividad, Richard Hal Stieglitz, Mr. Samuel Edward “Ed” Wooten
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.
Advertising:
  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhome in West Rome. Open House

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Latest high school football rankings post later today.
  • Rescheduled games (Model vs. Chattooga, Nov. 17)
  • Latest statement from GHSA on coronavirus.
Atlanta Braves open National League Championship Monday.
-Braves face Los Angeles Dodgers in best-of-seven series.
Georgia tops Tennessee, 44-21. Next up: Alabama on Oct. 17.
Falcons vs. Carolina, 1 p.m. today, Fox, 92.2 FM The Game.
Community sports updates.

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