First National Community Bank headlines. 1,563 new COVID cases here in 4 days. Schools, Berry see highest positive tests in months. 82 patients virus patients in Rome hospitals. Levy buys former Georgia Power building. Expo postponed.

First National Community Bank headlines. 1,563 new COVID cases here in 4 days. Schools, Berry see highest positive tests in months. 82 patients virus patients in Rome hospitals. Levy buys former Georgia Power building. Expo postponed.

Today’s first headlines:
  • By the numbers: 1,563 more COVID cases in NW Georgia since Friday; 55,973 in Georgia. 82 virus patients in Rome hospitals, up 7 from Monday. 5 more COVID deaths in region since Friday.
  • Floyd County Schools (25), Polk School District (36), Berry College (37) first reports show impact of COVID surge as semester begins.
  • Business: Rome Floyd Chamber’s Expo delaying next week’s Expo to Nov. 3.
  • Business: Ira Levy purchases 800 Broad St. at Turner McCall with plans for possible housing in addition to more business tenants.
  • Developing: Five people arrested on interference with custody charges after 12-year-old Adairsville boy found safe.
  • Buzz: Rome’s Gretchen Corbin again among state’s ‘100 most influential’ in latest Georgia Trend list. Floyd Democrats meet by Zoom on Thursday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Double shot of brief snow on Thursday, first around sunrise and then that evening.
  • Funeral services pending for Matthew Hines, Ava Freeman.
  • Obituaries: Mr. Jerome Benjamin Daniel Sr., Ms. Zinari MaeSara Smith.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. No reports from Tuesday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • Georgia vs. Alabama, national championship, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN.
  • New: Game day summary for Monday night.
  • Falcons vs. Saints, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox 5, 92.9 FM and Le Mejor. Season finale.
  • Falcons’ roster updates: COVID, depth chart for Sunday vs. Saints
  • Model to appeal latest classification.

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