Heritage First Headlines. Shorter coach, 24, dies from COVID two days after becoming ill. Cases soar as local vaccination rate lags. Commemorative services set for 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.

Heritage First Headlines. Shorter coach, 24, dies from COVID two days after becoming ill. Cases soar as local vaccination rate lags. Commemorative services set for 20th anniversary of Sept. 11.


Heritage First Headlines:

  • Updated: COVID claims 24-year-old assistant basketball coach at Shorter two days after he developed symptoms. Online fund started to help family.
  • Even as virus cases soar (1,838 in two weeks), vaccination numbers stall. Only 31.7% of Northwest Georgians are fully protected.
  • On campus: 10 Rome, Floyd County schools under mask requirements when the new week begins.
  • Commemorative service set for Saturday in Rome on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Cartersville first responders plan race to be followed by remembrance service.
  • Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another gorgeous day with a bit of rain in the forecast into midweek.
  • Obituaries: Ms. Yolanda Vinice Akins, Carita Sharlayne Creamer Hunt, Rev. Royce Terrell Lawless, Mrs. Jolena Morrison, Mr. Preston Hudon “Donnie” Penney.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

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  • Berry rallies for 20-14 win over Maryville.
  • Shorter nails 38-14 win over Brevard College.
  • Rome Braves win fourth straight; close home series with Winston-Salem today at 2 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves edged 7-6; wrap up Rockies’ series.
  • Georgia takes 10-3 vs. Clemson; Georgia Tech stunned by Northern Illinois.
  • Community sports updates

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