First National Community Bank headlines. As Omicron cases surge here, vaccination numbers in need of a booster. GBI investigating death of Floyd jail inmate. Thank area veterans for the huge economic impact on our area. Update on flu season.

First National Community Bank headlines. As Omicron cases surge here, vaccination numbers in need of a booster. GBI investigating death of Floyd jail inmate. Thank area veterans for the huge economic impact on our area. Update on flu season.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Vaccination numbers barely moved last week amid the Omicron surge across NW Georgia. The week saw a 57% increase in hospitalizations and 2,146 new cases (with two days of data still out).
  • GBI asked to investigate death of a Floyd County Jail inmate, 55, who was found ‘unresponsive’ late Friday.
  • Another reason to thank nearly 9,000 veterans in Floyd and Gordon for their service: They have a huge economic impact on our area.
  • Ahead of the headlines: Floyd Board of Education expected to vote on staff social media policy. Rome City Commission installs new member, picks mayor. Rome School Board elects officers, talks next extra-penny tax proposal. Floyd commission meets.
  • Health: Two more flu deaths in Georgia this season (6 to date), already double the total from the mild 2020-21 season.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: An inch-plus of rain due Sunday afternoon and then colder to start the week.
  • Obituaries: Jerry Lee Lambert, Deacon John T. Searcy.
  • 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

  • Georgia vs. Alabama, national championship, 8 p.m. Monday, ESPN.
  • More pregame for Georgia vs. Alabama including a friendly face in Indy.
  • Falcons vs. Saints, 4:25 this afternoon, Fox 5, 92.9 FM and Le Mejor. Season finale.
  • Community sports updates.

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