Latest Heritage First Headlines: Happy Independence Day! Your guide to today’s parades, fireworks and more. Hot and humid, slight rain chance today. Another candidate joins Floyd Sheriff 2020 race.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Happy Independence Day! Your guide to today’s parades, fireworks and more. Hot and humid, slight rain chance today. Another candidate joins Floyd Sheriff 2020 race.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Overnight storms bring down several trees in Floyd, Chattooga counties, Over 800 still without power this morning.

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

MORNING REPORT

Saluting the Red, White and Blue: Your guide to today’s Independence Day celebrations in Cave Spring, Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun. Independence Day

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hot and humid for Independence Day, heat index near 99. Clear skies, temp around 76 for fireworks tonight. Forecast

Independence Day Safety: What you need to know for fireworks, travel and swimming. Safety

Politics: Ronnie Kilgo announces candidacy for Floyd County Sheriff in 2020. Sheriff

Services set for Friday for Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputy Jennifer Dawn New who died Saturday of natural causes while on duty. Obituary

Politics: 69 voters on Tuesday for total of 126 in two days of early voting. Polls closed today, reopen Thursday and Friday. Politics

Health: Since opening in May, Floyd’s new Heart Failure Clinic already helping patients manage condition. Health

Buzz: Cartersville’s Music by the Tracks returns July 21. Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum joins Blue Star Museum project. Rep. Eddie Lumsden appointed to commission on state boundary lines. Buzz

Education: GNTC students take home medals in SkillsUSA National Competition. Education

Obituaries: Ms. Betty Jo Coursey, Learic Goodgame, Mr. Charles Freddy Hardin, Marion J. Howell, Mr. Sammie Key, Ms. Margie Fran Peace and Henry Glenn Simpson. 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

Sold out crowd as Rome Braves beat Kannapolis, 7-5. Next up: Three game series in Asheville, today-Friday.
Honors for two of Berry’s women golfers.
Rome hosting the 2018 USA Track & Field Georgia Region 4 Junior Olympic Championships starting Thursday-Sunday at Barron Stadium.

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Our radio edition will return Monday, July 9, just after the 7 a.m. news.

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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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