Heritage First Headlines. What’s ‘Bluem’-ing in Rome’s River District. With 30-plus inmates with COVID, Bartow jail in quarantine. Polk resident latest victim; 126 new positive cases. Second Bartow school reports outbreak. Latest on advance voting woes. ACT scores for area schools. Jobs update.

Heritage First Headlines. What’s ‘Bluem’-ing in Rome’s River District. With 30-plus inmates with COVID, Bartow jail in quarantine. Polk resident latest victim; 126 new positive cases. Second Bartow school reports outbreak. Latest on advance voting woes. ACT scores for area schools. Jobs update.

Today’s first headlines:

  • ‘Bluem’-ing in the River District: Carol Rutledge and Susan Hortman opening ‘a boutique garden shop whose mission is to ‘Nourish the Soul Through Nature.’
  • With ‘about 30’ inmates testing positive and more expected, Bartow sheriff quarantines the county jail. It is the latest COVID setback for the community.
  • 22nd Polk resident dies; 227th from NW Georgia. 126 positive tests since Tuesday in five-county area.
  • COVID on campus: Second Bartow school in six days under enhanced virus protocols because of 10 confirmed cases. Latest Rome, Floyd updates.
  • Voters say things were much improved Wednesday afternoon. Elections board meets at noon today. AJC: Continuing delays caused by issues with the Secretary of State’s office.
  • Voting: League of Young Voters joins GHC’s Community Watch to talk elections. What you need to know about advance, absentee voting.
  • September first-time jobless claims dip in most NW Georgia counties; total still seven times higher than September 2019.
  • Education: Pepperell, Model, Cartersville tops in local ACT scores.
Also today:
  • Angel Lee named Greater Community Bank’s Cartersville branch manager. 21 area Eagle Scouts honored by Marines. Dempsey part of children’s health forum.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Big changes over the next two days — high of 81 today and 69 on Friday. Saturday morning’s low: 42.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Barry F. Ayers, Joel Franklin Fletcher Sr.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. Panda Express BOGO deal on Oct. 21 to help mark Rome opening.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Braves hammered 15-3 by Dodgers; still lead the National League Championship Series two games to 1.
-Rematch tonight at 8 on Fox, FS1.
Falcons at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM.
-Dan Quinn says thanks, Atlanta.
John McClellan’s high school picks.
-Friday night’s schedule.
Armuchee High hosts regional volleyball competition tonight, Saturday.
Updates on UGA, Georgia Tech, SEC and Falcons football.
-Florida vs. LSU delayed until Dec. 12; second SEC delayed by COVID.
-‘Bama’s Saban has coronavirus.
Community sports updates: POWERADE Power Dash 5K and Health Walk, Rome’s first live race since March, set to begin in waves this Saturday. What to know.

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