Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s rising quickly in Calhoun (two photos). GBI asked to investigate Gordon commissioner. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 ‘probables;’ campus and vaccine updates. 3 great weather days ahead.

Heritage First Headlines. Buc-ee’s rising quickly in Calhoun (two photos). GBI asked to investigate Gordon commissioner. COVID: 3 more deaths, 2 ‘probables;’ campus and vaccine updates. 3 great weather days ahead.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Business: Buc-ee’s is quickly coming together near Calhoun, with 126 ‘fuel handles’ and more than 53,000 square feet of store. Latest photos.
  • GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office.
  • Health: Floyd added helipad for air ambulances above emergency center facing Second Avenue; will replace Riverside Parkway pad.
  • 2 more Floyd deaths, another in Bartow; 2 more ‘probable’ deaths (Floyd, Polk). 58 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond on Monday, down 2. Bartow to record 10,000 virus case this week. Vaccine updates.
  • COVID on campus: Rome posts 76 quarantines, up 18; 5 positives. Cartersville Schools: 7 positives, 77 new quarantines.
  • Rome Police continue to seek details on a fatal hit-and-run accident on McLin Street on Jan. 13. How to help.
  • Buzz: Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation posts 2020 annual report; highlights achievements in spite of COVID. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, mid to upper 60s today through Thursday.
  • Obituaries: Ms. Kena Chapman, Ms. Joy Linley, Mr. Jerry Everett Peed, Mother Margie Pinson, Ms. Penelope C. “Penny” Tolbert.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. Barbecue/burger restaurant due by May; gets pouring license.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • High school basketball state playoffs open tonight, continue Wednesday and Friday.
  • Updates on COVID policies at each; game times..
  • Berry (home) and Shorter (away) spring football games on Saturday. Please check attendance policies first.
  • Baseball updates including spring training; Braves’ full squad due today.
  • Community sports updates.

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