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.
- 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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