Heritage First Headlines. Week ends with 6 COVID deaths, 7 ‘probable’ deaths. Shorter site switches from lube jobs to eyecare. ‘Sequel’ to Rome Cinemas’ sale. Guest column on Gabby Petito case and what needs to be done. Saturday voting for most today; Sunday in Floyd as well.

Heritage First Headlines. Week ends with 6 COVID deaths, 7 ‘probable’ deaths. Shorter site switches from lube jobs to eyecare. ‘Sequel’ to Rome Cinemas’ sale. Guest column on Gabby Petito case and what needs to be done. Saturday voting for most today; Sunday in Floyd as well.

Today’s first headlines:
  • 6 COVID deaths in NW Georgia on Friday; 7 more probable deaths. 41 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond, lowest since early August. No COVID tests Saturday at fairgrounds. Public Health to start Moderna, J&J boosters.
  • Business: Shorter site transforms from autos to eyecare. Sequel to Rome Cinemas sale: 500 storage units, 12 jobs by spring. Home sales jump in September in Bartow, Gordon counties.
  • Guest column: Gabby Petito’s loss a grim reminder of the toll of partner violence. A continuing ‘curriculum of violence prevention’ is one solution.
  • Campaign Watch: Where to vote Saturday in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties; you can vote Sunday in Floyd as well. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.
  • Floyd County: Jones Mill Road to be closed Oct. 28-31 because of the air show; changes at remote site as well.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny skies, highs of 73 to 79 before storms, some rain possible Monday.
  • Obituaries: Mr. William Franklin “Skipper” Baker, Mr. Larry Darrnell Cox, Mrs. Helen Jeanette Patterson Lashely.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. No updates from Friday; latest Thursday scores.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • Atlanta Braves host Los Angeles Dodgers. Game 6 at 5 this afternoon, TBS.
  • Friday night’s scores.
  • Both Berry, Shorter on the road today.
  • Falcons face Miami Sunday. Latest roster updates.
  • Latest community sports.

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