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.
- 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.
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