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Heritage First Headlines. Celebrate Independence Day! Local COVID cases continue to rise, record cases in Floyd. Dining out with safety in mind. Parades in Cave Spring, Rome. Fireworks over Rome tonight.

Heritage First Headlines. Celebrate Independence Day! Local COVID cases continue to rise, record cases in Floyd. Dining out with safety in mind. Parades in Cave Spring, Rome. Fireworks over Rome tonight.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Celebrating Independence Day 2020!  Today’s top headlines: NW Georgia positive test results jump by 82 in 24 hours, led by 30 alone in Floyd County (local record). State’s positive test count climbs by 2,784, down from Thursday’s record. Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at… Read more

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Northwest Georgia positive test results jump by 82 in 24 hours, led by 30 alone in Floyd County (local record). State’s positive test count climbs by 2,784, down from Thursday’s record.

Northwest Georgia positive test results jump by 82 in 24 hours, led by 30 alone in Floyd County (local record). State’s positive test count climbs by 2,784, down from Thursday’s record.

  Northwest Georgia positive test results jump by 82 in 24 hours, led by 30 alone in Floyd County: The latest report from the state Department of Public Health shows the region posted the highest day-over-day increase yet since the pandemic began in late February.  82 positive tests were recorded through Friday afternoon, boosting the… Read more

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Independence Day 2020: Cave Spring opens the celebration with a parade at 9 a.m.; parade in Rome at 2 p.m.; 20 minutes of fireworks start at 9:50 p.m.  Plus: Parade, fireworks safety tips. Can’t attend? FB Live at the fireworks.

Independence Day 2020: Cave Spring opens the celebration with a parade at 9 a.m.; parade in Rome at 2 p.m.; 20 minutes of fireworks start at 9:50 p.m. Plus: Parade, fireworks safety tips. Can’t attend? FB Live at the fireworks.

Here is a rundown of what’s still ‘a go’ and what has been canceled or postponed in communities around Northwest Georgia. CAVE SPRING The 35th Annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade is a go for Saturday, Independence Day, at 9 a.m. Participants are asked to line up between 8:15-8:45 AM. Motorized vehicles and horses… Read more

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Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

    There’s an option for those still wary of returning to local restaurants, especially with this latest surge in new coronavirus cases in Northwest Georgia. If you can endure a little extra heat, there are plenty of options to dine outdoors. The secrets: Arrive other than “prime time” for lunch or dinner and look… Read more

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Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

  By Keith Mickler County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent Working in the yard and garden definitely promotes social distancing at my homestead. Just think about it, who really wants to help the resident gardener (that would be me) in the heat and windup all dirty, sweaty and smelly. That’s right, no one. Thus, I am… Read more

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Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Media release: Although COVID-19 and the switch to remote delivery at the college caused some setbacks, Georgia Highlands College’s student organizations overcame many obstacles to achieve a series of state and national first place awards and accolades. Chief among these are GHC’s Alpha Psi Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the GHC student… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

SKY WATCH TONIGHT From WJLA: According to NASA, the penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:07 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 4, reach its peak around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and wrap up at 1:52 that same morning. The entire process will be visible across most of the United States. This will be more of a shadow, and… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Even amid a pandemic, there’s the Macon Bacon — and Savannah Bananas. Live, with fans, baseball is under way in Macon, Savannah and a few… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic watch update.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic watch update.

Holiday traffic watch: This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. Holiday Traffic Count is 1 as of 6 a.m. Saturday: Worked by DeKalb Co PD (1). Buckle Up. Last year, the holiday period was 102 hours long. During the holiday period, state troopers… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash flood warning for Chattooga until 5:15 a.m. Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorm in Floyd, Chattooga until 11:30 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Flash flood warning for Chattooga until 5:15 a.m. Significant weather advisory for strong thunderstorm in Floyd, Chattooga until 11:30 p.m.

  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PEACHTREE CITY HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… SOUTHWESTERN CHATTOOGA COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN GEORGIA… * UNTIL 515 AM EDT SATURDAY. * AT 1105 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING… Read more

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From Dr. Gary Voccio: Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 21% in two weeks; young adults behind much of the increase. Average age of those testing positive drops from 55 to 42.

From Dr. Gary Voccio: Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 21% in two weeks; young adults behind much of the increase. Average age of those testing positive drops from 55 to 42.

The following statement is from Dr. Gary Voccio,  director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District: Two weeks of increases in COVID-19 cases in the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District point to a concerning sign that our community is moving in the wrong direction to contain the virus.… Read more

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Politics: Sheriff’s race finalists together collect nearly $200,000 so far. Floyd seeks poll workers for upcoming elections. Updates on absentee voting.

Politics: Sheriff’s race finalists together collect nearly $200,000 so far. Floyd seeks poll workers for upcoming elections. Updates on absentee voting.

  Floyd County sheriff’s finalists together raise nearly $200,000 in contributions. The latest campaign finance reports show Dave Roberson has raised more than $102,000 in his bid to be Floyd County’s next sheriff compared to $95,484 for Tom Caldwell. Both Republicans are in runoff on Aug. 11 that will decide who replaces the retiring Tim… Read more

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Another price of the pandemic: Georgia Department of Labor Department has paid more than $7.5 billion in state, federal benefits over 15 weeks.

Another price of the pandemic: Georgia Department of Labor Department has paid more than $7.5 billion in state, federal benefits over 15 weeks.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Labor has paid more than $7.5 billion in state and federal unemployment benefits to claimants across the state over the last 15 weeks.  This includes payments in regular state UI and federal Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, and federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. The GDOL has issued payments to 91… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands sets virtual commencement, nurse pinning for later this month. ‘We Matter’ protest returns Sunday. Fawn spotted by Clocktower (two photos).

Buzz: Georgia Highlands sets virtual commencement, nurse pinning for later this month. ‘We Matter’ protest returns Sunday. Fawn spotted by Clocktower (two photos).

    Georgia Highlands College will be holding a virtual commencement and virtual nursing pinning ceremony at the end of July to celebrate the class of 2020. The pre-recorded 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be available for viewing on July 25th at 10AM. The virtual nursing pinning will be available for viewing on July 24 at… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Triple-digit heat index due today; Independence Day forecast — high of 91, mainly afternoon showers.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Triple-digit heat index due today; Independence Day forecast — high of 91, mainly afternoon showers.

  OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening. Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain will be possible with any storms that do develop. FORECAST Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high… Read more

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