Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases this week; 226 deaths. Legislative candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening,’ what’s next. Advance voting begins today through Oct. 30. Two Christmas updates.

Heritage First Headlines. NW Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases this week; 226 deaths. Legislative candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening,’ what’s next. Advance voting begins today through Oct. 30. Two Christmas updates.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Northwest Georgia to top 11,000 COVID cases by Monday or Tuesday. 226 have died so far; 863 hospitalized.
  • Voting: State House, Senate candidates on Georgia’s ‘reopening’ and coronavirus response, and what similar issues are ahead for the 2021 General Assembly.
  • Advance voting under way through Oct. 30 including some weekend options. Candidate information. First Georgia U.S. Senate debate today.
  • State Patrol: Tennessee man dies in accident on U.S. 41; second fatality in two days in Bartow County.
  • Cartersville tentatively sets Christmas parade for Dec. 3 pending City Council review. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm trimming trees as opening nears.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny skies, low 80s through Wednesday.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Franklin Penn “Frankie” Coker, Mr. Jeffery Edmondson, Mrs. Juana G. Natividad, Mr. Bobby Gene Terry, Coach Rick Walker.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

John McClellan’s high school picks for this week: Big games for Rome, Darlington, Unity, Rockmart. Cartersville, Cedartown should cruise.  McClellan
-Latest high school rankings.
AP Top 25: Georgia holds at no. 3 after Tennessee win.
-Georgia vs. Alabama, 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
-Tech vs. Clemson, noon Saturday.
Quinn, general manager out as Falcons fall to 0-5.
-Falcons now 0-5; Panthers win, 23-16.
-Next up: At Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox, 92.9 The Game.
Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at 8.
-On Fox TV. Best of seven series. Winner goes to the World Series.
Lakers win NBA crown.

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