Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac plans bigger store/fuel centers in Emerson. Rome Cinemas building on the market. Rome man dies in pedestrian accident. 78th Polk resident dies of COVID. A bit warmer but heavy rain on the way.

Heritage First Headlines. RaceTrac plans bigger store/fuel centers in Emerson. Rome Cinemas building on the market. Rome man dies in pedestrian accident. 78th Polk resident dies of COVID. A bit warmer but heavy rain on the way.

The latest:
  • Business: RaceTrac wants to build a larger store/fueling station in Emerson, accommodating motorists and diesel trucks. Buildout cost: $9.2 million.
  • Business: Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue is on the market for $1.55 million.
  • Services pending for Rome man killed while crossing U.S. 41 south of Adairsville.
  • Polk loses 78th resident to COVID. 18 patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, down 1. New cases: 35 in NW Georgia. Harbin offers vaccination clinics today in Rome, Cartersville.
  • Jobless rates in Northwest Georgia dropped in March compared to February — and were just above the first reports from the pandemic a year earlier.
  • Education: Floyd County students place at region literary meets; six move onto state competition.
  • Buzz: Two northbound lanes on I-75 near Cass-White Road to be closed today for maintenance work.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer, wetter weekend on the way. 66 today, 73 by Saturday but 2 inches of rain due as well.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Tony Wayne Martin, Mr. Arvil L. Thompson, Mr. Perry Eugene Washington.
  • 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:

  • Berry hosts SAA baseball tournament starting today at State Mutual Stadium; Vikings vs. Centre at 4:30 p.m. (open to the public; masks required).
  • Braves win 4-1 vs. Yankees; off today; host Arizona Friday.
  • GHC women’s basketball falls at NJCAA tourney; season ends.
  • ACC tennis today-Sunday at Rome Tennis Center.
  • Georgia Tech’s spring football game at 6 p.m. Friday.
  • Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions coming to Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft.

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