Heritage First Headlines. 10 more COVID deaths; 4 in Floyd. Students sickened by THC-laced candy, vapes; 11 arrested. Updates on ACT stores. Floyd Schools, NAACP to meet. Coosa Valley Credit Union hits the road.

Heritage First Headlines. 10 more COVID deaths; 4 in Floyd. Students sickened by THC-laced candy, vapes; 11 arrested. Updates on ACT stores. Floyd Schools, NAACP to meet. Coosa Valley Credit Union hits the road.

Today’s first headlines:
  • NW Georgia loses 10 more to COVID: 4 in Floyd, 2 each in Bartow, Gordon, Polk. 2 more ‘probable’ deaths posted Wednesday as well. 67 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; up 3.
  • Polk County Drug Task Force: Middle, high school students treated after apparently ingesting THC-laced gummy candy and vapes; 11 people arrested.
  • Education: State schools top national ACT scores with a composite 22.6; Floyd at 21.5; Rome, 21.4; Bartow, 20.9; Cartersville, 21.3; plus regional updates.
  • Floyd Schools officials, NAACP to meet to discuss last week’s incidents at Coosa High; exact date pending.
  • Business: Eagle Christian Tours breaking ground today on latest expansion for the fast-growing, Rome-based sports and corporate transport service.
  • Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union’s newest branch is on wheels.
  • Buzz: Public Safety Committee meets at 9 this morning. U.S. Army, Rome Police to sign recruitment partnership Oct. 26.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Highs in the upper 60s, lows in the mid 40s due by Saturday. A trace of rain Friday night, early Saturday.
  • Obituaries: Ky Van McCain.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

  • John McClellan’s high school picks for this week: Cartersville at Blessed Trinity; Darlington vs. Christian Heritage among top games. Calhoun, Cedartown, Rockmart should cruise. McClellan
  • Tonight: Gordon Central at Coosa.
  • Defenders Assemble! Rome Braves, Minor League Baseball teaming up with Marvel.
  • Atlanta Braves to play tonight’s Giants/Dodgers winner in NL Championship starting Saturday.
  • Both Berry, Shorter both play at home this weekend.
  • Falcons have a bye week; next at Miami Oct. 24.

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