Heritage First Headlines. Rome housing committee hears about more needs, more hurdles. Tuesday opening for wine tasting, sales shop. Rome hospitals report lower COVID patient count. First-time jobless claims rise in March.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome housing committee hears about more needs, more hurdles. Tuesday opening for wine tasting, sales shop. Rome hospitals report lower COVID patient count. First-time jobless claims rise in March.

The latest:
  • Special Committee on Housing hears about growing needs, some roadblocks — and some options. Plus: A few suggestions.
  • Dining & Drink: Newby tasting room opens Tuesday with $15 flights, charcuterie boards. New barbecue due soon in Acworth grew from backyard to competitions to catering to restaurant.
  • 22 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, lowest since July. 30 new cases in region. Harbin offers vaccination clinics in Rome, Cartersville today.
  • Jobs: First-time jobless claims up 16.7% in region in March — but less than half of what was reported a year earlier as pandemic began.
  • Education: Georgia Highlands cohosting East-West Innovation Bowl on Friday. Thurmond to address Darlington students today. Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 60s through Saturdays and then a high of 71 on Sunday. A bit more rain Saturday.
  • Obituaries: Cynthia Delaine Beard, Mr. Billy Dean, Mrs. Margaret Brindley Christian Groover, Rev. Elton Durell (Peanut Man) Hobbs, Ms. Kathy D. Mathis, Ms. Joy Ann McGee, Mrs. Carolyn Smart Perkins, Jonathan Daniel Sewell, Ms. Charlene Turner.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests. Metro Drug Task Force arrests four Rome residents on multiple charges.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Pepperell High’s Chase Gresham signs with Shorter.
  • Big tournament for Rome Area Volleyball teams.
  • Braves/Marlins wrap series this afternoon. Miami wins 6-5 Wednesday night.
  • 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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