Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Heritage First Headlines. Make that Atrium Health Floyd as of today. COVID deaths top 1,000 in NW Georgia. Gusty weather today; cooler on Friday. Bake and Bloom moving to Broad Street. Record-low jobless rate in September.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Starting today, call it Atrium Health Floyd as final piece of two years of almost healthcare changes settles in Northwest Georgia.
  • Business: Bake and Bloom on the move to 407 Broad St. More honors for Denim Marketing team in Cartersville.
  • 1,002 residents have now died from COVID in NW Georgia; 8 more posted Wednesday. Dr. Voccio joins GHC’s Community Watch to outline vaccine booster shots and what to do next. 36 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 1 from Tuesday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather: Strong gusts, a half-inch of rain and a high of 64 due today. Wind advisory through 6 tonight; gusts could hit 35 mph.
  • Jobs: Record-low unemployment rates for Floyd, Bartow counties in September. Region ranges from 2.0 in Gordon to 3.1% in Chattooga.
  • Campaign Watch: ‘Ch-Ch-Chattooga County’ stars in first MSNBC ‘County-to-County’ report on voter moods. Advance voting ends Friday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Who’s on the ballot; where and when to vote.
  • Health: Harbin Clinic vascular surgeon Dr. John Kirkland earns 2021 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Society for Vascular Surgery. Internal Medicine physician Dr. Amar Singh honored with community-based teaching award.
  • Cartersville, quickly becoming the Hollywood of Northwest Georgia, at it again as ‘Till’ production under way. Extras sought; what to know.
  • Buzz: Georgia Northwestern’s pansy sale set for Nov. 1-4 at the Rome campus. Meaty competition next week for butcher from Rome’s Texas Road House.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Gordon Lee Barnard, Mrs. Marie Garland Parkey, Mr. William Edward “Bud” Sealock, Charles J. Smith, Mr. Darrell Eugene Smith, Mrs. Gloria Jean Davis Wagner, Mrs. Julia Escutia Zamudio.
  • 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

  • Armuchee High rallying around Head Football Coach Jeremy Green who has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Friday’s game theme: Green for Coach Green.
  • John McClellan’s high school picks: Closer look at post-season playoffs plus who will win this Friday. McClellan.
  • Braves drop game two to  Astros, 7-2; game three of the World Series is Friday 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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