Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll hits 400 in NW Georgia (not counting 41 ‘probable’ deaths). State records most fatalities since pandemic began. Also: Vaccine, campus updates. Dining: 2 new barbecue spots in Rome; Chipotle plans Cartersville restaurant.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID death toll hits 400 in NW Georgia (not counting 41 ‘probable’ deaths). State records most fatalities since pandemic began. Also: Vaccine, campus updates. Dining: 2 new barbecue spots in Rome; Chipotle plans Cartersville restaurant.


Today’s first headlines:

  • Coronavirus death toll in NW Georgia hits 400 with 13 reported Tuesday. Also: 41 ‘probable deaths.’ Record day for deaths in Georgia: 145. Local tests up 240 with 87 in Bartow alone.
  • Georgia Health News: The state of our state — record day for deaths (145); record hospitalizations (5,700); a bit better on vaccine distribution (no longer last in the nation).
  • COVID on campus: 941 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. At least 12 more positive tests.
  • Dining: Fuel Hickory Smoked, Blossom Hill barbecue coming to Rome. Now open in Rome, Chipotle targets Cartersville’s Main Street.
  • Kemp, Toomey with updates on vaccine. Through Tuesday evening, Georgia has administered 235,541 vaccinations.
Also today:
  • Buzz: Hufstetler, Thompson get Senate committee assignments. Collins, Fisher to lead Rome school board.  Updates on road construction around Woodland High.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freezing fog alert through 9 a.m. Sunny today and Thursday (high of 57) and then another cold weekend ahead.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Juanita Jones Davis, Mr. Billy “Bill” Charles Moore, Mr. Christopher Hubert Renfroe, Dr. Anthony Neil “Tony” Warren Sr., Mr. Edward Ronald Washington, Mr. Bill G. Whittle.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • New COVID rules for high school baseball (no post-game handshakes included).
  • Final AP Top 25 football poll has ‘Bama as no. 1, UGA at no. 7.
  • NFL divisional showdowns: Two games each on Saturday and Sunday
  • Local college football: Updates on the spring seasons for the Shorter Hawks, Berry Vikings.
  • Latest updates on Falcons’ next coach and general manager.

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