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.
- 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.
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