Heritage First Headlines. 11 deaths, 1 ‘probable’ as NW Georgia tops 100 COVID fatalities in January. More than 1,500 quarantines in Floyd, Rome schools. Schroeder’s marks 40 years of ‘food for the beli’ next week.

Heritage First Headlines. 11 deaths, 1 ‘probable’ as NW Georgia tops 100 COVID fatalities in January. More than 1,500 quarantines in Floyd, Rome schools. Schroeder’s marks 40 years of ‘food for the beli’ next week.

Today’s first headlines

  • Deadly Thursday: 5 in Bartow, 3 in Floyd, 2 in Polk, 1 in Gordon — plus a ‘probable death’ in Bartow. That’s a record 102 deaths in region this month. 103 patients in Floyd, Redmond, up 2. Plus: 260 new cases in NW Georgia.
  • Floyd Schools: 756 quarantines Thursday; 254 at Garden Lakes alone. Rome Schools virtual through Feb. 5; a record 785 quarantines. Cartersville: 3 positives Thursday, 77 quarantined.
  • Dining: Schroeder’s New Deli marks four decades of serving Rome next week.
  • Buzz: Mount Berry Trail reopens but watch for construction. Rome Symphony presents Piano Masterworks via live stream starting Saturday.
  • Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some rain overnight Saturday. Highs from mid 50s to 60.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Earnest Cabe, Mr. George Rufus Dyar Jr., Ms. Linda Ruth Hill, Mr. Roger Herman Mathis, Daniel Ceballos Moreno, Barbara (Bobbie) Sikes Wooten Pullen.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. 73 for Calhoun restaurant.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Georgia Tech football posts 2021 schedule; has Georgia at home.
  • Masks a must around Super Bowl, Tampa mayor says.
  • Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., CBS. Bucs vs. the Chiefs.
  • Spring sports registration under way with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • Commit 2 Fit Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk returns March 20 with some
  • Countdown to spring training at CoolToday Park for Atlanta Braves. What to know.

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