Sunday, January 9, 2022

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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