Today’s first headlines
- U.S. Attorney: Former River City Bank loan officer, two others indicted on bank fraud, other federal charges.
- Downtown Cartersville’s entertainment district ‘premieres’ this evening. City Council OKs Thursday-Saturday guidelines for a year-long test of ‘stroll, shop and sip.’
- 2 more deaths posted Wednesday; 1 in Bartow, 1 in Gordon. That’s 33 COVID deaths since Feb. 1. Georgia is losing 103 residents a day this month. Latest updates from Dr. Gary Voccio.
- COVID on campus: 69 students, staff in quarantine at Rome schools; 3 positive tests. Cartersville: 4 students test positive; 38 students quarantined. No Floyd update. Polk cites ‘steady decline in positive cases.’
- Eaglet B-14 breaks through the shell to join the Berry nest.
- Buzz: Father Austin Goggans of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Rome serves as House ‘Chaplain of the Day.’ United Way awarded $31,602 to help local groups with food, sheltering needs.
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain for sure, possible afternoon and evening storms today.
- Obituaries: Robert Norwood Fowler, Betty M. Miller, Ms. Eloise Mitchell, Robert Leroy Mitchell, Mr. Gary Tutt, Mrs. Doris Aleta Warnock Warren.
- Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
- Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.
Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:
- Make that Championship Wrestling from Pepperell High (and several other area schools).
- Berry Vikings to open spring football in cold, rainy Birmingham Saturday night.
- Braves’ pitchers, catchers report a week from today.
- Updates from the Georgia High School Association.
- Spring sports registration under way with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation.
- Commit 2 Fit Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk returns March 20.
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