Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Heritage First Headlines. What permanent open container law means in Rome. East Bend opening updates. Sharp rise in ‘probable’ virus deaths this month. Chattooga on NBC’s election watch map.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.
  • Business: What to know about Rome’s permanent open container policy. Kohl’s opens Sunday in Rome; nearby OrangeTheory Fitness already has folks sweating.
  • 35 ‘probable’ deaths so far this month in Northwest Georgia a pandemic record. Rome Schools: No masks required as of next Monday. 37 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; no change since Monday.
  • Billy Bob Thornton returning to Northwest Georgia? ‘I reckon’ — as part of 2021 Rome International Film Festival next month.
  • Campaign Watch: NBC to monitor Chattooga County elections as part of national walkup to midterm races. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.
  • Buzz: Pepperell High Key Club’s drive nets 73 units for Blood Assurance; most since 2012. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Friday morning.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather: Temperatures to drop through Saturday after front sweeps through Thursday. Wind advisory Thursday, 2 a.m. -6 p.m. with 35-mph gusts.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Leslie Cain, Mrs. Barbara Dale Oswalt Fisher, Mary Ann Watson.
  • 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.
  • Braves deliver strong opening statement in 6-2 wn over the Astros;  game two 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 home Sunday vs. Carolina.
  • Latest community sports.

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