Heritage First Headlines: New pawn shop coming to Martha Berry. A look at schools’ use of literacy funds. Shorter graduation photos, Berry commencement today. Broad Street closed today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Heritage First Headlines: New pawn shop coming to Martha Berry. A look at schools’ use of literacy funds. Shorter graduation photos, Berry commencement today. Broad Street closed today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Business: Pawn shop coming to Martha Berry across from John Davenport. Job fair set for May 12 for Adairsville firm. Business

Education: Closer look at what Floyd ($3.2 million), Rome ($1.26 million) schools will do with literacy grand funds. Free Chick-fil-A for educators on Tuesday. GNTC celebrates GED graduates. Update on former Shorter VP Dr. Bert Epting. Education

Education: Photos of Shorter University’s Spring Commencement. Berry College ceremony today at 9 a.m. Commencement

Politics: 459 advance voters during first week of voting; sites open again next week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Politics

Health: Hepatitis Awareness Month is here; tips on assessing your risk and what to do. Health

Buzz: Broad Street closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today for Downtown Rome Saturday. Exchange Club to host Holocaust survivor. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Buzz

Summer camps: Brazilian soccer, engineer creations, even a week of ‘road trips’ highlight summer events for kids this year. Summer camps

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly cloudy today with 30-40% rain chance this afternoon and evening. Sunshine near 80 for Sunday. Forecast

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Wendell Arrington, Frances Holler Formby, Patricia “Patsy” C. Harrison, Mrs. Anita Jo Jones and Mr. Darial Youngblood. 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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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:

Berry College football announces 2018 recruits including four from Northwest Georgia. Vikings
Rome Braves fall 4-3 to Asheville. Rematch tonight at 6 p.m.
GHSA Baseball Tournament: Cartersville advances to quarterfinals.
GHSA Soccer Tournament continues today. Model boys advance. Model girls fall to East Laurens.
Unity Christian School Lady Lions in state soccer championship today at 1 p.m. vs. Peachtree Academy.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
7:40 a.m. Our continuing interviews with area high school seniors including guests Jalen Caldwell and Wassim Nimer from Coosa High School.
8:40 a.m. Ann Hortman of Rome Sports on securing the 2020 and 2021 ACC men’s and women’s tennis championships, and what their return to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will mean in terms of economic impact and national/regional exposure.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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