Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds of jobs empty as some chose unemployment checks over comparable salaries. 3 hurt in collision that shut down I-75 south. School’s out in five weeks — but some want mask mandate dropped. Region lags state in getting ‘fully vaccinated’ from COVID. Much warmer starting today.

Heritage First Headlines. Hundreds of jobs empty as some chose unemployment checks over comparable salaries. 3 hurt in collision that shut down I-75 south. School’s out in five weeks — but some want mask mandate dropped. Region lags state in getting ‘fully vaccinated’ from COVID. Much warmer starting today.

The latest:
  • Hundreds of jobs available here but ‘we just can’t find people to fill them.’ Employers point to pandemic benefits where ‘folks can make over $16 an hour not working.’
  • Five weeks from the end of classes, push on to drop mask mandate at Floyd County Schools.
  • Child critical, two others hurt in collision that shut down I-75 south Sunday night.
  • NW Georgia counties behind the state average when it comes to those ‘fully vaccinated.’ State average: 23%. Local averages: 15% to 21%. Plus other COVID updates.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warm week ahead with highs of 80 today, 85 by Tuesday.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Susie M. Bryant, Mr. Lenesto Freeman, Mrs. Linda Annette Hicks.
  • 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:

  • Darlington’s Thomas Speed signs with Birmingham-Southern football.
  • Atlanta Braves drop doubleheader vs. Arizona, 5-0 and 7-0. Cubs in town today-Thursday.
  • ACC wraps up men’s, women’s tennis tournament champs: N. Carolina women; Virginia men.
  • Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions coming to Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft.

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