First National Community Bank headlines. Floyd housing boom continues; another 325 units proposed; some 3,300 proposed overall. 7 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia; 362 new cases. Latest jobs snapshot. Very cold weekend ahead.

First National Community Bank headlines. Floyd housing boom continues; another 325 units proposed; some 3,300 proposed overall. 7 more COVID deaths posted Wednesday in NW Georgia; 362 new cases. Latest jobs snapshot. Very cold weekend ahead.

Today’s first headlines:
  • Business: Development with 325 residences proposed off Ga. 53 on West Hermitage near Pepsi plant turn. That’s 3,300 homes and town homes in play right now.
  • 7 more die in Northwest Georgia from COVID since Tuesday. 362 new cases in 24 hours. 176 virus patients in Rome hospitals Wednesday, down 4.
  • Campus updates: Awaiting regular updates from Floyd, Rome schools. The latest from Polk Schools, Berry College.
  • December: Unemployment rate inches up in Floyd and Bartow counties even as the number of people working grew.
  • Liam Samples wins Rome City Schools’ spelling bee.
  • Model’s Liam Marshall among candidates in the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
  • Georgia Highlands names fall president’s, dean’s lists.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for a couple of cold ones this weekend.
  • Obituaries: Obituaries: Mrs. Ora Mae Cook-Washington, Mr. Charles William “Bill” “Cotton” Helms, Mr. Robert Howard Jackson, Mr. Jeffrey Edwin McDonald.
  • 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

  • Sports Buzz on a game delay for Chargers; who’s visiting Rome High football; and Falcons staying busy.
  • 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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