Heritage First Headlines. Local COVID deaths not slowing down; 31 lost since Oct. 1. Another 240 apartments proposed near Highlands’ Cartersville campus. 2-year-old stable; Calhoun couple jailed. ‘Service Sunday’ is Oct. 31. Rain threat continues.

Heritage First Headlines. Local COVID deaths not slowing down; 31 lost since Oct. 1. Another 240 apartments proposed near Highlands’ Cartersville campus. 2-year-old stable; Calhoun couple jailed. ‘Service Sunday’ is Oct. 31. Rain threat continues.

Today’s first headlines:
  • 15 COVID deaths posted in 24 hours: 4 each in Floyd and Bartow; 3 in Polk. 96 virus patients in Rome hospitals; no change. 19 new cases reported.
  • Business: 240-unit multifamily development planned adjacent to Georgia Highland’s Cartersville campus. Also: Crestwood models due in early 2022 in Rome.
  • Gordon sheriff: Calhoun couple held on multiple charges following child abuse investigation; 2-year-old listed in stable condition.
  • Service Sunday,’ with a goal of helping community members in need, set for Oct. 31 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome.
  • Buzz: Darlington announces a ‘tuition rebalance’ for the next two years. New traffic flow at Rome High, Middle schools after fall break. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Oct. 13.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center:
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Rhonda Chambers, Ms. Jacquilin C. Creamer.
  • 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
  • Berry on the road Saturday; Shorter home vs. West Alabama.
  • Falcons to face Jets in London Sunday morning; roster updates. Injury 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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