First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

First National Community Bank headlines. Raceway opens in West Rome on Dec. 8. Former Fred’s sold; Realtors honored. Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank. 3 more COVID deaths in NW Georgia; 4 ‘probable.’ Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight.

Today’s first headlines:

  • Business: RaceWay in West Rome to open on Dec. 8; to feature hot food, coffee and fountain drinks, and dedicated ‘diesel island. ‘
  • Business: Sale closes on former Fred’s in Armuchee; 24/7 storage on the way. 3 honored at Greater Rome Realtors’ luncheon. Planning Commission to review Crestwood land, changes for coffee, car shops at American Legion site.
  • Banking: Dwight Stout returns to Greater Community Bank as Senior Vice President, Lending Officer. Also: Dividend at RCB Financial.
  • 3 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday; 1 each in Floyd, Bartow, Polk; also 4 more ‘probable’ deaths. 23 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Wednesday, up 3.
  • Amber alert canceled; missing 2-year-old has been found and is safe, according to the GBI.
  • U.S. Attorney: Gordon County man sentenced in scheme to steal heavy equipment worth nearly $3 million from various dealers — while serving a 20-year prison sentence.
  • Cartersville, Rockmart, Plainville parades tonight. How to watch the Cartersville parade live on YouTube. Also: 7 other parades set across Northwest Georgia.
  • Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.
  • Buzz: Timothy Reynolds to perform at two events; proceeds benefit Rome for the Rescues. What to know.
  • Education: Pepperell High’s Leah Streams, Ailyn Rodriguez to represent Floyd County Schools at Georgia Music Educators Association’s all-state chorus.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather: Gorgeous weekend ahead with highs mostly in the low 70s, sunny skies.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Joel Aker, Mrs. Carolyn Baker Carver, Melissa P. King, Jane Cox Payne.
  • 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 picks for the high school football playoffs: Close wins for Cedartown, Calhoun this Friday — which means the state championships are next. McClellan
  • Rome High alum Knox Kadum enters transfer portal.
  • GHSA’s latest changes and what they mean to area high schools.
  • Georgia prepares for Alabama at SEC Championship, 4 p.m. Saturday, CBS.
  • What to know about Saturday’s game (media, etc.)
  • SEC Network announces programming surrounding UGA-Alabama championship game.
  • Falcons host Bucs at 1 p.m. Sunday. Latest team updates.

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