Heritage First Headlines. 102 new cases per day in NW Georgia last week. Retiring prosecutor John McClellan heads for the bench — in magistrate court (and for his high school picks). Flu cases ‘minimal’ so far. Taxes, pancakes and other ‘Stranger Things’ this week.

Heritage First Headlines. 102 new cases per day in NW Georgia last week. Retiring prosecutor John McClellan heads for the bench — in magistrate court (and for his high school picks). Flu cases ‘minimal’ so far. Taxes, pancakes and other ‘Stranger Things’ this week.

Today’s first headlines:

  • NW Georgia averaged 102 new COVID cases per day in the last 7 days. Floyd now tops Bartow in hospitalizations since Feb. 29. Updates from Voccio on Thanksgiving, travel.
  • COVID on campus: Summerville Middle sixth graders on distance learning this week; teachers exposed. 11 new positive cases, 118 new contacts quarantined at Floyd Schools. 201 quarantines for Rome Schools, 5 new positive cases.
  • As Assistant District Attorney John McClellan retires, don’t expect to find him on a bench — unless it involves serving as a new magistrate judge.
  • Buzz: Flu cases remain ‘minimal’ as Thanksgiving approaches. ‘Christmas Back Home’ returns with in-person, virtual concerts.
  • Weekly planner: Property taxes due today. ‘Stranger Things’ taping closes part of Second Avenue. Tillman Clocktower 5K, Rome Noon Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast Saturday.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny with highs in the low 60s; chance of frost by midweek with overnight temperatures in the mid 30s.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Charles L. Green, Ms. Melody Dean Tarver.
  • 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: What this week’s games mean for the playoffs. Plus: Two wins for Model this week. Rome, Unity, Adairsville, Cedartown, Rockmart to win big. McClellan
  • Latest high school rankings — plus latest college rankings.
  • Will Muschamp, Darlington graduate known as one of the top defensive minds in college football, ousted as South Carolina’s head football coach.
  • Georgia Tech at Miami, 8 p.m. Saturday, ACC Network
  • Georgia at home vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC
  • Alabama at home vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network
  • Atlanta Falcons had a bye on Sunday; next vs Saints Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
  • Tillman run this Saturday.

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