Heritage First Headlines. New Dollar General under construction in West Rome. Legends Cafe closed. ACC meets Monday to discuss home delivery of alcohol. One new COVID death in Bartow.

Heritage First Headlines. New Dollar General under construction in West Rome. Legends Cafe closed. ACC meets Monday to discuss home delivery of alcohol. One new COVID death in Bartow.

Today’s first headlines:

  • West Rome business: New Dollar General under construction on Redmond Circle, adjoining lot also under contract. Legends Cafe & Grill now closed. Pelican’s Snoballs open for the season.
  • Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday: New pouring licenses for Shrimp Boat, Olea Olive Oil and Wines, Gravity 1818. Approval expected for home delivery of alcohol in city limits.
  • COVID: 1 new death in Bartow. 59 new cases in NW Georgia. State OKs vaccines for those 55 and older starting Monday. School quarantines updates. Health Department has vaccine appointment openings; 36 virus patients at Rome hospitals.
  • Update: Driver involved in last Saturday’s fiery crash on Ga. 53 in Shannon is now booked in jail after release from hospital.
  • Business: Shaw Industries’ Vance Bell stepping down as CEO and will serve as Executive Chairman. Tim Baucom to become President and CEO.
  • Education: Rome High names Tru Troung as Valedictorian and STAR Student, Mallory Rogers named Salutatorian, Amanda Howell chosen as STAR Teacher.
  • David Nahmias to become next Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Georgia. Michael P. Boggs to become Presiding Justice.
  • Buzz: Call for entries for 2021 Rome Photo/Video Contest. GNTC Police receive $18,000 grant. Chieftains and GHC partnering for virtual presentation on Cherokee Indians.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nice weekend weather ahead with partly sunny skies, highs between 78-79 through Sunday.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Emory Dennis Foster, Mr. James Richard Phillips, Mary Taff
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.
Advertising:
  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: A large home near Coosa Country Club and four new townhomes at The Village at Maplewood. Open house

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Model High’s Madison and Montana Moats sign to play basketball at Southern Union.
  • Braves top Rays; at Twins Friday, 1:05 p.m. (on TV, Fox Sports SE)
  • Basketball tournaments: Tech beats Miami to advance to Semifinals; Georgia falls to Missouri, 73-70.
  • Football: Berry College vs. Hendrix, SAA Championship, 6 p.m. Saturday in Arkansas.
  • 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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