First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.
  • Dozen deaths over the weekend: 9 from COVID, 3 from probable causes. Also: 182 COVID patients in Rome’s hospitals Monday, up 11 from Friday. 1,246 new cases through Monday.
  • Campus updates: 34 new cases at Floyd County Schools on Monday; Alto Park, Armuchee Elementary requiring masks as are all Rome City Schools. Bartow’s Adairsville Elementary back in green phase; 2 others still yellow.
  • U.S. Attorney: Rome drug dealer sentenced to nine years in prison.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Winter in Northwest Georgia: Mid 50s today, mid 40s Wednesday, upper 30s Saturday (all high temperature forecasts).
  • Obituaries: Ronnie Shaw Mixon Jr., Semaj Redwine.
  • 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

  • Rome girls sixth, Darlington 10th in latest high school rankings.
  • Sports buzz: Three groups scramble basketball rankings.
  • Honors for Berry’s Sydney Blankenship.
  • NFL championships this Sunday: AFC, 3 p.m., CBS: Bengals vs. Chiefs. NFC, 6:30 p.m., Fox, 49ers vs. Rams.
  • Community sports calendar.

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