Today’s first headlines:
- Polk Sheriff’s Sgt. Barry Henderson honored by area law enforcement. Polk Sheriff Moats: ‘My heart is broken.’ Former Floyd Sheriff Burkhalter: ‘I admired his strong spirit and heart.’
- Floyd sets educators vaccine day for Saturday; hospital vaccinated 115 educators on Monday. Redmond community vaccination clinic Friday. 42 virus patients in Rome hospitals Tuesday; up 4. Campus quarantines down.
- Remembering journalist Roger Mudd: 17 years ago today, the former Darlington teacher returned to talk to the students and community about his storied career.
- Business: 411 Nutrition now open near Antigua in East Rome. Tropical Smoothie Cafe hiring for East Bend restaurant. New Xfinity store a real upgrade.
- Floyd County Commission picks Redmond for wellness center by 3-1 vote (1 abstained). Watch the meeting replay. Rome City Schools revise 2021 calendar; set school grade levels; other updates.
- Buzz: Jury trials to resume across Georgia. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at 317 E. First Ave. Saturday.
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid to upper 70s through Friday; no rain until late Sunday.
- Obituaries: Mary Jean Allmon, Mr. Zerrll Wade Kelley, Mrs. Donna Byrd Price.
- Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. 75 for popular Rome restaurant.
- Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.
Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:
- Darlington’s Harrison signs tennis scholarship.
- SEC, ACC basketball tournaments under way.
- Braves hammered by Pirates; face Boston today.
- Football: Berry vs. Hendrix in the SAA Championship game at 6 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock, Ark.
- Football: Shorter at Erskine College at 4 p.m. Saturday.
- Community sports Final days to register for the Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk.
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