Heritage First Headlines. Redmond rumors spread — but so do a few doubts. The latest on Bartow’s boom year (503 jobs, $368 million in investments). Dr. Dana Nichols interim president at GHC. 2 more COVID deaths in Gordon.

Heritage First Headlines. Redmond rumors spread — but so do a few doubts. The latest on Bartow’s boom year (503 jobs, $368 million in investments). Dr. Dana Nichols interim president at GHC. 2 more COVID deaths in Gordon.

The latest:
  • Reports continue over possible sale of Redmond Regional to Advent Health. With 230 beds, annual pay/benefits of $80 million and $4.3 million in taxes, the HCA-owned hospital has a huge impact on NW Georgia, NE Alabama.
  • 2020 was another boom year for Bartow’s economic development: 503 new jobs, $367.7 million in new capital investment.
  • Education: Dr. Dana Nichols named interim president of Georgia Highlands; currently serves as chief academic officer and provost.
  • 2 more COVID deaths in Gordon County; 632 now in NW Georgia. 38 new positive tests posted Wednesday. 18 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, down 2.
  • Shaw posts annual sustainability report, highlighting more cradle-to-grave initiatives and achieving greenhouse gas emissions goal 9 years early.
  • Harbin Clinic, Rome Mural CoLab bringing ‘CARE Mural’ to YMCA’s basketball gym this summer; local students to help.
  • Buzz: League of Women Voters focusing on redistricting, voter education. Floyd Public Safety Committee meets today at 9 a.m. Shorter sets speakers for May 6 graduation. Darlington’s Michael Jacobs elected president of Georgia Independent School Librarians.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit cooler through Sunday with some rain Friday morning and then Sunday morning.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Lloyd Gregory Baker, James Daniel “Jim” Bradshaw, Mrs. Linda Jean Brown, Mr. James Charlie Cook, Mr. Kenneth Buck Jeter Jr., Bettie Lois Ristow.
  • 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:

  • Pepperell dominates 7-AA baseball honors.
  • GHSA posts 2021 football schedules; most play first game on Aug. 20. Also: Link to Unity’s schedule.
  • Atlanta Braves to open to full capacity on May 7; masks required.
  • Braves blank Cubs, 10-0. Series finale tonight.
  • Atlanta Falcons have no. 4 pick in tonight’s NFL Draft.
  • SEC media days for football return July 19-22.

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