- Cave Spring ATV accident claims the life of Spenser Sumner. His accident follows the death of a Polk teen on March 27.
- State Patrol: Gadsden man dies in accident on U.S. 411 near Etowah River Bridge.
- Attorney General: Rome among areas where counterfeit pills containing fentanyl reported; coroner’s office has seen five suspected cases since Jan. 1.
- 176th COVID victim in Floyd; 38th ‘probable’ death as well. COVID patients increasing again at Floyd, Redmond; up 12 since March 30. New cases reported Wednesday: 36. Harbin Clinic offering vaccine to established patients on Thursdays.
- The two Bartow residents who died in an Easter Sunday blaze have been identified; state joins the investigation.
- Realtor Steve Graves of Hardy Realty, Floyd airport authority named to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
- Samir Patel named District Attorney for Bartow, Gordon counties.
- 2.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Chattooga/Mentone area Wednesday morning.
- Buzz: Between The Rivers Farmer’s Market returns to Bridgepoint Plaza on May 1; will be held first, third Saturdays through Sept. 18.
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Probably a half-inch of rain today with storms possible especially around midday and 3-6 p.m. Continuing updates.
- Obituaries: Everarido Aldanaoliva, Curtis Milton Craw, Ms. Maxine E. Donaldson, Marion H. Sewell, Thomas Joseph Tarpley, Mr. Ngan V. Truong,
- 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:
- Braves take two from Washington; off today; open home season Friday night.
- Links to The Masters; web and TV updates.
- Junior Home Run Derby, Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions coming to Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
- UGA, Alabama, Tech spring football dates, TV times.
- Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft.
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