Heritage First Headlines. Rough start to 2021 on Rome’s roads. ‘Powerpuff’ pilot seeks extras in Cartersville. COVD: 2 more ‘probable’ deaths. Bartow has 2 spots on Atlanta’s Parade of Home. Some rain, possible storms today, then cooler.

Heritage First Headlines. Rough start to 2021 on Rome’s roads. ‘Powerpuff’ pilot seeks extras in Cartersville. COVD: 2 more ‘probable’ deaths. Bartow has 2 spots on Atlanta’s Parade of Home. Some rain, possible storms today, then cooler.

The latest:
  • Rome traffic reports for January-March show 4 fatalities vs. none during the same period in 2020. Overall accidents were up 10.8%; DUI arrests almost doubled year over year; DUI accidents rose from 5 to 19.
  • As ‘Powerpuff’ filming continues in Cartersville, casting call goes out for extras next week. How to apply; what to expect.
  • 2 more ‘probable’ deaths posted Tuesday (Bartow, Polk). Virus patients down to 24 at Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday; 25 new cases in region. Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused. Upcoming clinics.
  • Business: Two Bartow homes included in the 2021 Parade of Homes. Largos restaurant in downtown Cartersville due in May. The Development Authority of Floyd County meets at 8 this morning. GHC virtual career fair is Thursday.
  • Rome City Commission, School Board minutes; view County Commission meeting. City: Sunday package sales begin this weekend. Housing updates. Schools: 7,000 new Chromebooks.
  • Education: Noon Optimist Club honors essay winners — all 3 from Model High. Georgia Northwestern team aces Skills competition. Berry student named Goldwater scholar.
  • Buzz: One Community United meets via Zoom this Thursday; how to take part. The Walk to Support Survivors, hosted by the Sexual Assault Center and Harbor House, set for Friday, April 30.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After today’s high o f77, upper 60s through Saturday. Today’s rain: Three-tenths of an inch.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Ronald David Dasher, William Charles “Bill” Martynuska.
  • 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’ vs. Miami, today-Thursday.
  • Matinees Thursday at home, Friday at the Cubs.
  • Junior Home Run Derby, Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions coming to Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • UGA, Alabama, Tech spring football dates, TV times.
  • Rome High’s spring football game is May 14.
  • Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft.

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