Heritage First Headlines. Five more COVID deaths in region. Two inmates positive at Floyd Jail. Drop in quarantines at Rome schools. Advance voting today, Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines. Five more COVID deaths in region. Two inmates positive at Floyd Jail. Drop in quarantines at Rome schools. Advance voting today, Sunday.

Today’s first headlines:

  • 5 more die in NW Georgia: 2 in Floyd, 1 each in Bartow, Chattooga, Polk. 102 new cases; 33 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond. Latest updates from Dr. Gary Voccio.
  • Burkhalter: Two Floyd County Jail inmates test positive; others awaiting results.
  • COVID on campus: Big drop in quarantined students in Rome Schools over fall break; 3 new positive tests. How GNTC copes.
  • Voting: Big numbers from first week of advance voting across Northwest Georgia. Weekend voting in Floyd today, Sunday. Women’s March in Rome today.
  • Education: Chattahoochee Technical College’s $8.9 million investment in Acworth campus . GNTC offers free application week (Oct. 26-30).Honors for West End’s Heather Melillo.
Also today:
  • Health: State reports no flu cases through Oct. 10 but healthcare leaders continue to urge all to get the shot this season.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Perfect fall Saturday — sunny and 68 after a morning low in the 40s.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Sarah Gladys Lewis, Mrs. Dorothy Sue “Dot” Treadaway.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Braves: The latest on Atlanta’s post-season chase.
  • Friday night football scores.
  • Georgia vs. Alabama, 8 tonight, CBS.
  • Georgia Tech vs. Clemson, noon, ABC.
  • Falcons at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox, 92.9 FM.
  • Armuchee High hosts regional volleyball competition
  • Today: 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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