Heritage First Headlines. 11 more deaths posted Wednesday; 5 in Floyd, 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk. Rome Schools go virtual Friday as surge builds. Riverbend Off Broad townhouses taking shape (mid $200,000s).

Heritage First Headlines. 11 more deaths posted Wednesday; 5 in Floyd, 4 in Bartow, 2 in Polk. Rome Schools go virtual Friday as surge builds. Riverbend Off Broad townhouses taking shape (mid $200,000s).


Today’s first headlines:

  • 11 more deaths in NW Georgia posted Wednesday; 411 in all with another 41 ‘probable’ deaths. Statewide, 137 more fatalities. Region reports 219 new positive results.
  • Rome Schools cancel in-person classes Friday because of COVID surge. Also: 1,192 students, staff in quarantine at Floyd, Rome schools. Floyd posts 10 more positive cases. Cartersville: 7 positive tests, 76 quarantined.
  • Vax Report: Armuchee Pharmacy says no more appointments after initial rush; Cartersville’s West End Pharmacy has online waiting list. Through Wednesday evening, Georgia has administered 283,177 vaccinations.
  • Business: Riverbend Off Broad quickly taking shape off Sixth Avenue near Federal Courthouse. Project brings 10 townhomes to downtown Rome.
  • Education: Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the fall 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List.
  • The vote: Bartow ‘risk audit’ of runoff ‘demonstrates that our voting system accurately counted the results’ of the election.
Also today:
  • Buzz: GNTC Foundation raised more than $250,000 to support students in 2020. Rome Schools salutes teachers, staff of the year. Habitat accepting home applications from Floyd, Polk, Chattooga.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cooler weekend ahead, ideal for fire places and fire pits.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Betty “Marie” Cleveland Agan, Mrs. Edith Marie Ely Alred, Mrs. Emily Hogg Barba, Mrs. Mae Anna Johnson, Mr. Jack Whatley, Mr. Kenneth Wilson, Mrs. Rosa Mae Woods.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • NFL divisional showdowns: Two games each on Saturday and Sunday
  • Local college football: Updates on the spring seasons for the Shorter Hawks, Berry Vikings.
  • Falcons said to be focused on two general manager candidates: Brad Holmes and Terry Fontenot.

Hometown Text Network:

  • News tip or a question? Please text us at 706-431-7243‬.
  • Subscribe to major news alerts. Text 313131; type HometownText. Sponsor: Heritage First Bank.
Share Button

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.