Latest Heritage First Headlines. Sykes closing July 31; RaceTrac opens June 5. Final chapter for Alan’s Book Store is an emotional one. Floyd takes over Cherokee (Ala.) medical center. Later today: Two more business updates. Busy weekend on the water and with ‘The Bard.’ Education updates. Warmer — and maybe more storms.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Sykes closing July 31; RaceTrac opens June 5. Final chapter for Alan’s Book Store is an emotional one. Floyd takes over Cherokee (Ala.) medical center. Later today: Two more business updates. Busy weekend on the water and with ‘The Bard.’ Education updates. Warmer — and maybe more storms.

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LATEST HEADLINES

RaceTrac opening set for June 5 as business boom continues near the mall. RaceTrac 

Business: Sykes closing Rome office by July 31 but employees will be offered a chance to work at home. Sykes

Posting this afternoon: Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at three homes in Rome/Floyd County, ranging in price from $154,900 to $199,900.

Reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.

MORNING REPORT

Business: The epilogue for Alan’s Used Books on Broad Street: ‘Leaving this town, this bookstore and this community is really painful no matter what might be ahead for me.’ Business

Health: Make that Floyd Cherokee Medical Center effective today as Rome healthcare organization expands into third county. Health

More business: We have interviews scheduled for later this morning on two local business stories and will post those updates hopefully by midday.

Weekend: Get ‘Totally tubular’ with Saturday’s record-breaking Big Float — or maybe take in a few barbs from the Bard. Weekend

Education: Model, Pepperell grads earn Gate Scholarships at Berry. Busy month ahead for Floyd Board of Education.  Schools

Education: Georgia Highlands announces spring President’s List and Dean’s List. Education

Buzz: DOT plans ‘quick response’ for Cartersville intersection. Tryouts set for ‘An Evening of Culture.’ Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Afternoon thunderstorms possible throughout the weekend with highs in the upper 80s. Weather 

Obituaries: Judith Lee Barcik, Dr. David Matthew Bowen, Ms. Sandra Reese. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch


Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves, Fireflies tonight at 7 p.m.
Atlanta’s Mike Soroka on the mound tonight at State Mutual.
 Community sports updates.

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

8:10 a.m. Allison Watters and Dana Thompson on the Rome for the Rescues ‘Party of the Summer’ set for The Vogue on June 22. Proceeds go to help raise funds for animal welfare efforts in Rome and Floyd County.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable. The top local headlines from the past seven days.

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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