Heritage First Headlines. COVID claims 51-year-old RN known as ‘such a proud dad.’ 2 more die in Gordon, 1 in Chattooga. Candidate forums continue (watch earlier ones now); election board meets Friday.

Heritage First Headlines. COVID claims 51-year-old RN known as ‘such a proud dad.’ 2 more die in Gordon, 1 in Chattooga. Candidate forums continue (watch earlier ones now); election board meets Friday.

Heritage First Headlines:

  • Remembering John Garcia, RN: Friends stunned by 51-year-old’s death from COVID.
  • 3 COVID deaths: 2 in Gordon, 1 in Chattooga. 128 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday.
  • Education: Rome High’s Ava Fortenberry named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Coosa High junior Shania McConnell earns academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs.
  • Campaign Watch: Rome Board of Education forum tonight; City Commission on Thursday. Deadline to register to vote in Nov. 2 election is Monday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get used to the upper 80s into the weekend; rain possible early next week.
  • Obituaries:  Mrs. Deborah Stallings-Camp, Mrs. Virginia Faye Hubbard Collins, Mr. John Michael Garcia, David Nathaniel Jarrett, Terry Lanier Spears, Mr. Leonard Watts
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Sponsored report:

  • Harbin Clinic Headlines: Meet Dr. Bennett Brock, who joins Harbin Clinic General Surgery Rome, and is eager to join the expert group of surgeons and start caring for patients.  Dr. Brock shared the ways the technically and mentally challenging elements of surgery fit his personality and life goals. As he was considering what he wanted to do for the rest of his life, he wanted a challenge. And with surgery, he feels challenged daily. He may be doing the same operation repeatedly, but the patient and circumstances are always different. He approaches each operation individually.

  • John McClellan’s high school picks for the week. Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown. Could be a rough night for Darlington, Armuchee. McClellan
  • The Atlanta Braves hold on for 2-1 win over Phillies; magic number now 3.Braves host Phillies today through Thursday.
  • Rome’s Bryce Elder is the Braves organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. High
  • Atlanta Falcons host Washington 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • Community Sports: What’s on the calendar.

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