First National Community Bank headlines. Fairfield Inn at tennis courts opens this Friday. GBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Aragon. Floyd County has lost 7 residents in 5 days to COVID; 319 new cases reported here Tuesday. After a balmy 61, temperatures to plummet.

First National Community Bank headlines. Fairfield Inn at tennis courts opens this Friday. GBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Aragon. Floyd County has lost 7 residents in 5 days to COVID; 319 new cases reported here Tuesday. After a balmy 61, temperatures to plummet.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks.
  • Across-the-board raises for Rome City Schools’ employees coming in the new school year.
  • GBI: Aragon man, threatening suicide, turns weapon on officer who fires, killing the 30-year-old.
  • 2 more COVID deaths in Floyd County; that’s seven in five days. 120 new cases in Floyd; 78 in Bartow. 180 virus patients in Rome hospitals Tuesday, down 2. Voccio calls Omicron wave ‘the worst we’ve had.’
  • Campus updates: 17 students, 1 staff report from Floyd County Schools on Tuesday. Mask requirements continue at Rome Schools, 2 Floyd schools.
  • Five Georgia Northwestern educators nominated for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tuesday’s high of 61 was 9 degrees above normal; now comes the flipside.
  • Obituaries: Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, Ms. Kathy E. Coots, Ms. Rhonda Shaw.
  • 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 included on World Series trophy tour stop.
  • NFL championships this Sunday: AFC, 3 p.m., CBS: Bengals vs. Chiefs. NFC, 6:30 p.m., Fox, 49ers vs. Rams.
  • Community sports calendar.
  • Updates on the Rome Gladiators (women and men) as season break begins.

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