Heritage First Headlines. Floyd Police at Coosa High today after tense Thursday. 22nd traffic death in Floyd this year. Big Dan’s adding Bypass/Riverside location, with gas, as Shorter location nears opening. 8 more COVID deaths including 3 in Floyd and Polk.

Heritage First Headlines. Floyd Police at Coosa High today after tense Thursday. 22nd traffic death in Floyd this year. Big Dan’s adding Bypass/Riverside location, with gas, as Shorter location nears opening. 8 more COVID deaths including 3 in Floyd and Polk.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Extra police due at Coosa High following Thursday’s ‘disruption’ and ‘racially motivated social media posts’ as identified by the principal. On-campus protests banned; only ‘essential’ visitors on campus.
  • Rockmart man killed in head-on collision on Ga. 101 near Wax Road; he’s the 22nd person to die on Floyd County roads this year.
  • 3 more die in Floyd and in Polk; two more in Bartow. 135 new cases posted. 86 virus patients in Rome hospitals; down 10; lowest level since Aug. 13.
  • Business: As work wraps up on Shorter site, Big Dan’s Car Wash announces second Rome location — with gas — across from State Mutual Stadium.
  • People in Business: Brinson Askew Berry partner Lee Carter named to Leadership Georgia. Pirelli Tire North America names Claudio Zanardo as its new CEO based in Rome.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.22 inches of rain overnight; gorgeous weekend ahead with clearing skies, highs in the low 80s.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Amecia Levone Bohannon, Rickie Harold Bomar, Ms. Martha Jean Johnson Carson, Mr. McKenzie Shantell Hill.
  • 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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  • High school scores: Follow our ScoreStream on top of our sports page; updated scores later tonight.
  • 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
  • Atlanta-Brewers best of five series opens this afternoon at 4:37 p.m. on TBS; game two Saturday at 5:07 p.m., TBS.
  • Berry on the road Saturday; Shorter home vs. West Alabama.
  • Falcons to face Jets in London at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; roster updates.
  • Berry names new assistant men’s basketball coach.
  • Community Sports: What’s on the calendar.

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