Heritage First Headlines: Floyd, Redmond, Polk hospitals limit visits amid ‘rapid increase’ in local flu cases; what to do. Fourth downtown business closing as owners retire. Weather: Storms possible today, light snow overnight?

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd, Redmond, Polk hospitals limit visits amid ‘rapid increase’ in local flu cases; what to do. Fourth downtown business closing as owners retire. Weather: Storms possible today, light snow overnight?

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines.

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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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday. Posting at 3 this afternoon.

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:

New video takes a closer look at Berry Vikings’ historic football season.
The weekend in local college basketball. Vikings home; Hawks and Chargers on the road.
Falcons vs. Eagles at 4:35 p.m. Saturday on NBC.
Berry Half Marathon, other runs set for March 10.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM, streaming.

7:40 a.m. As local flu cases soar, we talk with Floyd Medical Center about what steps you can take to stay safe. Floyd, Redmond and Polk hospitals already are restricting patient visits because of flu concerns.  Dr. Robert Holcombe Jr., Medical Director, Floyd Urgent Care, and Linda Huddleston, Floyd’s Director of Infection Prevention, join us to talk about precautions and what’s next.
8:10 a.m.  A closer look at “The Little Shop of Horrors” performed by Floyd County’s Ensemble Theatre. Joining us: Sherry Childs, Fine Arts Director; Zac Mitchell and Christopher Morgan, both from Coosa High.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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