Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Business: 14.12 acres across from East Rome Walmart sold; no immediate development plans in hot area of town.
  • Rome City Commission OKs annexation, rezoning of Pleasant Valley Preserve site (with stipulations). Earlier: Martha Berry project rezoning passes unanimously. Open container ordinance now permanent. Knox Box fire proposal passes.
  • Floyd County records 300th COVID death since March 2020; 3 more ‘probable’ deaths. 37 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 4 since Friday.
  • Health: 50% of all Georgians now fully vaccinated; Northwest Georgia 8 to 13 points behind.
  • Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students advance in Governor’s Honors Program.
  • Euharlee Police Chief: Speeders in front of Euharlee Elementary, Woodland Middle to be targeted by Photo Speed Enforcement System.
  • Ahead of the headlines: Floyd County Commission meets this afternoon; county School Board Wednesday morning.
  • Campaign Watch: Four days to vote in advance of the Nov. 2 municipal elections. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather: Yo-yo ‘high’ temperatures this week: 66 today, 71 on Wednesday, 63 on Thursday and 58 on Friday.
  • Obituaries: Ms. Rochelle A. Cole, Ms. Faith Lorraine Elkins.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • John McClellan’s high school picks: Closer look at post-season playoffs plus who will win this Friday. McClellan.
  • Charlie Morton to pitch for Braves in game one of the World Series tonight at 8 on Fox.
  • Georgia vs. Florida this Saturday, 3:30 p.m., CBS.
  • Berry home, Shorter on the road this Saturday.
  • Atlanta Falcons, now 3-3, home Sunday vs. Carolina.
  • Latest community sports.

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