What to know about this week: Toys R Us closes, demolition of Dwarf House, deadline to vote in primary runoff — and put down that phone.

What to know about this week: Toys R Us closes, demolition of Dwarf House, deadline to vote in primary runoff — and put down that phone.

An earlier picture from the Toys R Us closing sale. The lights go out Wednesday.

MONDAY

Deadline to register to vote in the primary runoff: New or lapsed voters can sign up through 5 this evening to vote in the July 24 primary runoff. Even better, once you register, you’ll be able to vote in advance starting next Monday, July 2. Election day is Tuesday, July 24, with precincts open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Click for sample ballots, other updates.

TUESDAY

Map of Huntington Rd SW & Horseleg Creek Rd SW, Rome, GA 30165

Horseleg to be closed 9 a.m.-noon  for tree removal: On Tuesday, June 26, a Georgia Power contractor will have Horseleg Creek Rd closed to through traffic to remove a dead tree.  Because of the size of the tree, a crane is needed and will require the entire road to be closed.  The road will be closed from 9 a.m. until noon. Sign boards are placed on Horseleg Creek Road informing residents of the closure.  The work will be taking place near 1711 Horseleg Creek Road and Huntington Road.  Residents who live beyond the point of closure will still be able to access Horseleg Creek Road from the West Rome Bypass.

WEDNESDAY

Rome’s Toys R Us closing. Since mid March, it hasn’t been a question of if but when. That date is now known as he Rome location of Toys R Us will close at 2780 Martha Berry Highway on Wednesday.

THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

Ultimate to-go order at Dwarf House: The Chick-fil-A Dwarf House, which closed for rebuild on Friday night, could be so much rubble by the end of the week. The transformation to Truett’s Chick-fil-A — due late fall — will truly be from the ground up. Even the soil is going to be reshaped. You can get your Chick Fix at the Riverside Parkway location or at the mall food court in the interim; full catering services remain as well.

SATURDAY

State’s distracted driving law begins: For all the details — and even a countdown clock — click here.

Some tips on what devices will keep you legal — and everyone safe — starting Saturday. Click technology

Hooray for the red, white and blue: This year’s Independence Day celebration stretches beyond the Fourth of July with some events starting Saturday. Please see are ongoing Independence Day calendar for more.

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