Heritage First Headlines. 12 traffic deaths in four months in Rome/Floyd; annual average is 15. COVID: 20 patients in Rome hospitals; 23 new cases Tuesday. GNTC graduation will be drive-through; state supreme court justice to address Berry grads.

Heritage First Headlines. 12 traffic deaths in four months in Rome/Floyd; annual average is 15. COVID: 20 patients in Rome hospitals; 23 new cases Tuesday. GNTC graduation will be drive-through; state supreme court justice to address Berry grads.

The latest:
  • 12 people have died on Rome and Floyd County roads in the first four months of 2021. That compares to an average of 15 fatalities — for the entire year — between 2014 and 2019.
  • 20 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, down 1. Blood Assurance suspending convalescent plasma collections, COVID-19 antibody testing starting Thursday. 23 new cases posted in NW Georgia.
  • Georgia Northwestern to hold drive-through commencement ceremony on May 6; meet the graduates.
  • Health: Redmond Regional once again named to Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.
  • Buzz: 100 Black Men sponsors cancer awareness broadcast Thursday. Georgia Supreme Court Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren to speak at Berry’s commencement May 8. Rome promotes home ‘tourism.’
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two more days of summer heat and then a drop of 10 or more degrees Friday.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Billy Wayne Barrett, Mr. Charles Ellworth Wilson.
  • 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:

  • Model’s Edgar Reyes-Cornejo to play soccer at Shorter.
  • 11 Berry baseball players earn all-conference honors; Beasley named coach of the year.
  • Calhoun’s legendary coach retires.
  • Rome Braves to honor Military Hero each game.
  • Closer look at Atlanta Falcons, NFL Draft starting Thursday night.
  • Atlanta Braves vs. Cubs rematch tonight at 7:20.
  • Today: Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions from Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft begins Thursday night.

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