Heritage First Headlines. State Labor Department changing unemployment benefits as worker shortage grows. 10% of Floyd County has tested positive for COVID.  Education updates, from ‘signings’ to graduations. Updates on Darlington’s swan, five ‘cygnets.’ Gorgeous weekend weather.

Heritage First Headlines. State Labor Department changing unemployment benefits as worker shortage grows. 10% of Floyd County has tested positive for COVID. Education updates, from ‘signings’ to graduations. Updates on Darlington’s swan, five ‘cygnets.’ Gorgeous weekend weather.

The latest:
  • Jobs: State changing requirements for unemployment benefits; applicants must show at least three job search contacts each week.
  • 10% of Floyd County residents have now tested positive for coronavirus. Total since March of last year: 10,000. Rome hospitals have 30 COVID patients, double since 15 on April 23 (lowest this year).
  • 14 sign at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s 4th Annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day
  • Graduation 2021: Shorter, Georgia Northwestern hold commencement ceremonies (260 photos); Berry next (and has a ‘signing’ video already out). What’s ahead.
  • Alice and her five babies (cygnets) are putting on a show lakeside at Darlington. Here are the latest images.
  • Bartow Sole County Commissioner Steve Taylor named president of Georgia’s association of county commissioners.
  • Buzz: Lifeguards needed; pay is $10 and up. Busy week begins for PALs’ moms, kids. John Towers’ historic flight 102 years ago today.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, cool start to the weekend; strong gusts today. Sunday: low 80s and then rain returns.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Evelyn Mae McBurnett Dodd, Baby Zariyah Harris, Ms. Patricia Hoskins, Mrs. Ruby Jewell Shell.
  • 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:

  • Rome Braves take third straight from Winston-Salem; serious continues through Sunday.
  • Atlanta Braves open home stand tonight with no capacity limits; finish sweep of Nationals, 3-2.
  • Rich Duncan, Berry Vikings’ offensive coordinator since day one, named head coach at Rhodes.
  • High school, college baseball updates.
  • State high school soccer updates.

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