First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Mourning the loss of Lobrillo’s in West Rome; closer look at all this housing talk; Popcorn & Politics; Peaks & Valleys. COVID: 2 more local deaths; 327 new cases. Frigid Saturday ahead.

First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter: Mourning the loss of Lobrillo’s in West Rome; closer look at all this housing talk; Popcorn & Politics; Peaks & Valleys. COVID: 2 more local deaths; 327 new cases. Frigid Saturday ahead.

Today’s first headlines:
Newsletter: Now twice weekly.
  • Rant of the week: Doggone it — Lobrillo’s closes in West Rome.
  • Housing x 3: More on the surge in new accommodations; some analysis on today’s market; and how a top metro builder is booming here.
  • Politics & Popcorn: Busy day for no. 34.
  • Peaks & Valleys: Rotary’s 9,000-mask donation.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather alert: Frigid Saturday to include a wind chill of 12 degrees with a low of 20, gusts of 25 mph; high of 38.
  • 2 more die in Northwest Georgia (Bartow, Polk cases); probable death in Floyd. 327 new cases in 24 hours. 172 virus patients in Rome hospitals, down 4.
  • Buzz: Zoom meeting to cover new One Community United initiative. Area 4H students bring home honors. Traffic/train updates.
  • Obituaries: Earl Norman Barrett, Jean Hunter Christie, Mrs. Morrissa N. Dawson, Frank Morgan Durden, Margaret White Gaines, Corey Ginn, Mr. Charles Richard “Rick” Highfield, Mr. Herbert Allen Osborne.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.
Advertising:
  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday. Two homes, Cartersville and Rome, and four town homes in The Village of Maplewood (one and two bedrooms). Open houses

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report

  • Countdown begins to Rome Braves’ home opener April 12.
  • Plus: How to lobby for a World Series trophy visit.
  • Shorter women’s road game called off because of COVID
  • 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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