Heritage First Headlines. 1,061 students, staff quarantined at Rome, Floyd schools. Municipal Court latest to close. 79 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals. Region still has ‘high transmission.’ Election board to discuss ‘personnel’ issue Thursday. Concerns about new Popeye’s? Toys for Tots deadlines nears.

Heritage First Headlines. 1,061 students, staff quarantined at Rome, Floyd schools. Municipal Court latest to close. 79 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals. Region still has ‘high transmission.’ Election board to discuss ‘personnel’ issue Thursday. Concerns about new Popeye’s? Toys for Tots deadlines nears.

Today’s first headlines:

  • COVID on campus: 1,061 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome City schools. 14 new positive case together.
  • COVID closings: Rome Municipal Court ‘continues’ cases up this week, Dec. 2-3 because of virus. Floyd sheriff’s office closes admin, visitation lobbies. Rome city updates.
  • 79 patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 1. 172 new cases in NW Georgia in a day (record: 202). Region remains in ‘high transmission’ zone; state numbers also climbing. Floyd using new antibody to fight COVID; 3 outpatients tried it Tuesday.
  • The vote: A quick summary on the latest updates, from Thursday’s elections board meeting to more vote count problems in other counties — and did Trump cost Trump votes?
  • Proposed Popeye’s on Turner McCall goes before Board of Adjustment for variances on Thursday; some opposition from East Rome. Plans call for Long John Silver’s to be razed.
  • Development Authority of Gordon County earns ‘outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia’ for Creative Flooring deal bringing 300 jobs, $70 million campus to Calhoun.
  • Business: Transport complete as Carquest moves from River District to Martha Berry and the Bypass. Jill Trapp named marketing director at The Spires.
  • Toys for Tots ready for a busy season. Here’s how to sign up (deadline Nov. 30) and also ways you can help 2,500 local kids.
Also today:
  • Buzz: Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours set. Drive-up flu shots today in Calhoun.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freezing start to the day and it won’t get above 58. Back to the 70s by Friday.
  • Obituaries: Jerry Hubbard, Mrs. Beverly Jane Maxey, Dorothy Evelyn Storey.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Model over Chattooga, 49-7.
  • John McClellan’s high school picks: What this week’s games mean for the playoffs. Plus: Rome, Unity, Adairsville, Cedartown, Rockmart to win big. McClellan
  • Postponed by COVID: Georgia Tech at Miami; Ole Miss v. Texas A&M..
  • Georgia at home vs. Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SEC
  • Alabama at home vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Saturday, SEC Network
  • SEC sets Nov. 28 game times, channels (most traditional rivalries).
  • Atlanta Falcons vs Saints on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Tillman run this Saturday.

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