Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths, 4 more ‘probable’ deaths in region. Record 404 new positives in NW Georgia in last 24 hours. School quarantine updates. Nearly 20,000 vaccinated in NW Georgia so far.

Today’s first headlines

  • Bartow, Gordon residents the latest claimed by COVID; 4 more ‘probable’ deaths. A record 404 test positive across NW Georgia. 129 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond on Friday.
  • COVID on campus: 10 new positive tests at Floyd Schools as quarantines rise to 612. Eight new cases at Rome; 469 in quarantine. Cartersville: 24 positives, 204 quarantines for the week. Gordon: 43 students, staff test positive.
  • Vax Report: Nearly 20,000 vaccinations so far in Northwest Georgia, Voccio says. noting ‘limited supply’ and ‘high demand.’ State update: 630,981 through Friday.
  • Buzz: Gas line to close Burwell Creek trail head (by Olive Garden) for all of February. Parks and Recreation accepting spring sports registrations. Polk Chamber’s Elrod leaving.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and 56 today with rain late Sunday, stretching into Tuesday.
  • Obituaries: Dr. Larry Gene Davis, Jack Daniel Pullen, Mrs. Louise Chandler Sutton.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:.

  • Hank Aaron, 1934-2021 — remembering a legend.
  • Falcons, United retiring Aaron’s no. 44.
  • Mahomes plans to play for Chiefs.
  • NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, Sunday.
  • AFC Championship: Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday.
  • Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., CBS.

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