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Health: With a ‘rapid increase’ in flu cases being reported, Floyd restricts hospital visits; offers guide on how to prevent contact as well as what to do if it hits you. Health
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Dense fog possible this morning, followed by storms and then ‘wintry mix.’ Growing concerns about area roads late Friday, early Saturday. Weather
Business: Fourth downtown business closing as C & S Trophies owners are retiring. Plus: Rome City Brewing up for license at 333 Broad St. location. Downtown
Calhoun man, girlfriend charged with beating North Rome store clerk. Arrests
Investigation into stolen downtown reindeer not over: Thief sent $340 in cash; decoration was found; but police anxious to know more. Reindeer
Education: Floyd County Schools’ Ensemble Theatre presents Little Shop of Horrors on Jan. 19-21. County schools seek pre-K applications between Jan. 30-Feb. 9. Glenwood team meets this afternoon. Education
Buzz: Court assistance available this morning at Floyd courthouse. $10,000 lottery winners in Bartow, Chattooga counties. Buzz
Obituaries: Samuel Everett Keener, Phillip Harold Sanders. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
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