Heritage First Headlines. With 1,160 ballots already cast, turnout should be good for Tuesday’s elections. Christmas Tree City moves closer to home (plate). A record drug haul. 2 more COVID deaths in Floyd posted Friday. Slightly warmer day ahead; Sunday looks good.

Heritage First Headlines. With 1,160 ballots already cast, turnout should be good for Tuesday’s elections. Christmas Tree City moves closer to home (plate). A record drug haul. 2 more COVID deaths in Floyd posted Friday. Slightly warmer day ahead; Sunday looks good.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Campaign Watch: 1,045 voters cast early ballots in Tuesday’s municipal elections; another 115 absentee ballots received. Early turnout impressive compared to 2019 Rome vote.
  • Weekend: A record drug haul (the good kind). What’s ‘smokin’ in Cartersville. Suddenly soup at downtown hot spots. Veteran CEO’s advice to students: Character, service leadership are key.
  • Business: Christmas Tree City on the move again this season — closer to home plate. Plus: Christmas tree farm opens Nov. 20.
  • 2 more Floyd residents lost to COVID. 32 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond on Friday; no change. On campus: Rome, regional schools post updates.
  • Health: As loved one battled COVID, family bonded with Floyd patient advocate coordinator Lacey Kinsey. ‘She was my lifeline.’
  • Ware Mechanical Weather: A bit warmer today with light rain; 66 and sunny on Sunday.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Violet Dean Collins, Ms. Faith Lorraine Elkins, Ms. Brandy Nicole Graham.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. No reports from Friday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • Friday night high school football scores. Plus how did John McClellan pick’em this week?
  • Braves over  Astros, 2-0; take two games to one lead in best-of-seven series. Game four of the World Series tonight at 8 on Fox.
  • Georgia vs. Florida today at 3:30 p.m., CBS.
  • Berry home, Shorter on the road today.
  • Atlanta Falcons home Sunday vs. Carolina.
  • Latest community sports.

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