Heritage First Headlines. Investigation continues into fatal house fire in Garden Lakes. Cherokee Lodge in downtown Rome up for auction. 5 more COVID deaths from the weekend in NW Georgia. Flash flood watch through early Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines. Investigation continues into fatal house fire in Garden Lakes. Cherokee Lodge in downtown Rome up for auction. 5 more COVID deaths from the weekend in NW Georgia. Flash flood watch through early Thursday.

Today’s first headlines:
  • 1 dead, 1 critical following residential fire in Garden Lakes early Monday.
  • Business: The Cherokee Lodge, a downtown Rome landmark, up for auction Dec. 9.
  • 5 COVID deaths since Friday, 2 ‘probable’ deaths as well. 216 new cases since Friday in Northwest Georgia. 110 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 11. Campus updates.
  • Today: Two key projects — 1,018 new homes off Chulio/Pleasant Valley and redevelopment of North Fifth/Martha Berry — before planning commission.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood watch until Thursday morning; at least another inch of rain due today, more Wednesday.
  • Elections board meets today; agenda item includes an item on ‘board composition/size.’ Also: Advance voting starts Oct. 12.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Willie Harold Cowart, Randall “Randy” Lynn Davis, Evelyn Faye Hyde, Ms. Mary King, Mr. Marvin Randolph “Randy” Roberson, Mr. Donnie Ray Tate
  • 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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  • John McClellan’s high school football predictions: Wins for all but one Floyd County team; Calhoun in for a tight fight; romps for Cartersville, Cedartown, Rockmart. McClellan
  • Friday’s high school games includes Calhoun at Blessed Trinity live on Peachtree TV.
  • Falcons to face Jets in London Sunday morning; roster updates.
  • Atlanta-Brewers best of five series opens Friday, game 2 Saturday.
  • Community Sports: What’s on the calendar.

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