Heritage First Headlines: Floyd denied CON to start open heart surgery. Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed from duty, still running for Sheriff in 2020. Updates on West Rome SWAT standoff. Floyd property tax to increase.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd denied CON to start open heart surgery. Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed from duty, still running for Sheriff in 2020. Updates on West Rome SWAT standoff. Floyd property tax to increase.

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Health: Floyd Medical Center denied permission to start $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Redmond’s CON for new obstetrics services under appeal. Health

Updates on Friday night’s SWAT standoff on Coker Drive in West Rome. Standoff

Floyd Sheriff: Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell dismissed for “conduct unbecoming an officer” after reportedly campaigning while on duty; Plans to continue his 2020 Sheriff campaign. Caldwell

Floyd Commission to raise 2018 property taxes by 1.54% over the rollback millage rate for overall increase of .144 mils. Public hearings begin Tuesday, July 10. Tax

Politics: Nearly 200 advance voters in Floyd. Bartow and Gordon see higher than expected turnout for first week of voting. Politics

Georgia Health News: Premium increases for 2019 exchange in Georgia much lower than this year’s. Health

Education: GNTC students participate in The Great Race, a rally-style race with vintage cars, from Buffalo, NY to Nova Scotia. Education

Buzz: Tomato Sandwich Supper returns August 3. Tellus bringing Gold Rush talk to Rome. Electronics Recycling on July 21. Georgia Legal Services offered July 13. Buzz

Weekend: Fishing tournament, paddle races and free concert Downtown, track & field championships, community yard sale for Davies Shelters. Weekend

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain and thunderstorms expected today, 60% chance in afternoon/evening. Slightly cooler temps with high of 86. Forecast

Obituaries: Billy Carson Buchanan, Marion Jacqueline “Jackie” Howell, Mrs. Shirley Faye Martin, Jennifer Diane Ratcliff and Foster Hugh Selman, Sr. 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 swept by Asheville; drop last game of series, 7-4.
Braves back home tonight for three game series with Augusta, 7 p.m.
USA Track & Field Georgia Junior championships continue at Barron Stadium.

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