- 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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