Heritage First Headlines. Our billion-dollar housing boom includes 688 homes proposed off Euharlee Road even as Rome-Floyd Planning Commission hears protests over 1,018-home idea. The Point gets initial green light. 6 more COVID deaths; Rome hospitals treating 96 virus patients.

Heritage First Headlines. Our billion-dollar housing boom includes 688 homes proposed off Euharlee Road even as Rome-Floyd Planning Commission hears protests over 1,018-home idea. The Point gets initial green light. 6 more COVID deaths; Rome hospitals treating 96 virus patients.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Another 688 homes, townhouses proposed off Euharlee Road as billion-dollar boom continues to sizzle in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon counties.
  • Business: Massive East Rome residential community now goes to the City Commission as neighboring residents blast proposal, citing traffic and safety concerns. Martha Berry project gets unanimous approval.
  • 3 Floyd residents plus 2 from Chattooga, 1 from Polk latest area COVID victims. 96 virus patients in Rome hospitals. Rome Schools to keep masks through October.
  • Health: Harbin teams with Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth for the Get Pump’d for Kids initiative. Wickstrom joins Floyd Cherokee Medical Center Rural Health Clinic.
  • Campaign Watch: Floyd Democrats meet via Zoom on Thursday. Advance voting starts Tuesday.
  • Education: Rome City Schools awarded $250,000 grant to be used at Anna K. Davie. Floyd Board of Education meets Oct. 18.
  • Buzz: Housing committee meets today. Four blocks of Broad Street closing for Saturday’s Fiddlin Fest. Angel Tree applications begin at Salvation Army.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Today looks like a washout and more rain due Thursday as well. Flash flood watch continues.
  • Obituaries: Robert L. Buchanan Sr., Jeffrey Wayne Burkhalter, Mrs. Flora Belle Moore-Daniels, Loretta Yvonne O’Brien. Also: Live stream offered for Randy Davis’ celebration of life service this afternoon.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. Off Broad Lounge adds ‘Cajun Corner’ with six options.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

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  • 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 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.
  • Berry on the road Saturday; Shorter home vs. West Alabama.
  • Falcons to face Jets in London Sunday morning; roster updates.
  • Atlanta-Brewers best of five series opens Friday, game 2 Saturday. First pitch 4:37 p.m. Friday, 5:07 p.m. Saturday.
  • Community Sports: What’s on the calendar.

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