Latest Heritage First Headlines: River safety top priority for Saturday’s Spirit of the Sun Festival. Bartow County privatizing EMS services. No proposed millage rate increase for Rome. Advance voting updates. A hot forecast for Independence Day.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: River safety top priority for Saturday’s Spirit of the Sun Festival. Bartow County privatizing EMS services. No proposed millage rate increase for Rome. Advance voting updates. A hot forecast for Independence Day.

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

MORNING REPORT

River safety top priority for this Saturday’s Spirit of the Sun Festival featuring unique fishing tournament, paddleboard races and free outdoor concert. Safety

Bartow County to privatize EMS service; Signing 5-year contract with MetroAtlanta Ambulance for 911 service starting October 1. EMS

City of Rome announces no increase in preliminary 2018 tax millage rates. Public hearings begin July 9. Tax

Politics: 54 voters on first day of advance voting for primary runoff. Early voting continues weekdays through July 20. Politics

Education: New superintendents start to work in Floyd County, Cartersville City Schools. Rome Middle School’s Back-to-School Bash is July 31. Education

Buzz: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House completely gone on Shorter Avenue. Registration open for Tillman Clocktower Road Race on August 18. Buzz

Saluting the Red, White and Blue: Independence Day 2018 celebrations continue tonight with Braves’ post-game fireworks. More parades, fireworks and festivities Wednesday. Independence Day

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance with heat index near 99 today. Independence Day: Mostly sunny, high near 92 with 30% rain chance. Forecast

Obituaries: Alfred Ross “Bo” Bohannon, Ms. Dondra Cubitt, Mrs. Gloria Leola Daniel, Elaine Huskey Ferguson, Charles Freddy Hardin, Robert Anthony (Tony) Jennings, Jerry Lee Norton, James Clyde “Bud” Tucker, Jr. and Mr. Kenneth Dewayne Woods. 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 fall 2-1 to Kannapolis. Rematch tonight at 7 p.m. with post game fireworks for Independence Day.
Three Atlanta Braves players leading in MLB All-Star voting. Online voting ends Thursday night.
Rome to host the 2018 USA Track & Field Georgia Region 4 Junior Olympic Championships starting Thursday at Barron Stadium.

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