Heritage First Headlines. Federal authorities charge 3 with bank fraud. Cartersville’s downtown entertainment district ‘opens’ tonight. NW Georgia records 33rd virus death this month; Georgia losing 103 people a day. First eaglet hatches at Berry.

Heritage First Headlines. Federal authorities charge 3 with bank fraud. Cartersville’s downtown entertainment district ‘opens’ tonight. NW Georgia records 33rd virus death this month; Georgia losing 103 people a day. First eaglet hatches at Berry.

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.
Also today:
  • 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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