Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rite Aid on Maple Avenue closing; other local stores to become Walgreen’s. Wreck snarls traffic to, from Red Top; wipes out water service. Life without parole for man convicted of killing eastern Floyd neighbors. Day in pictures: Run for the Fallen, Cow Appreciation Day. Heat index of 100-plus.  Advance voting continues.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rite Aid on Maple Avenue closing; other local stores to become Walgreen’s. Wreck snarls traffic to, from Red Top; wipes out water service. Life without parole for man convicted of killing eastern Floyd neighbors. Day in pictures: Run for the Fallen, Cow Appreciation Day. Heat index of 100-plus. Advance voting continues.

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Latest headlines:

Police: 187 accidents last month, down 10%. Top cause: Following too closely. Accidents

Adairsville Police: Calhoun man arrested after 127 Alprazolam pills found in his vehicle. Updates

Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.

Morning edition:

Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen’s near Floyd.  Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen’s. Business

Courts: Emerson Mack Abbott Jr., convicted in the January 2015 shooting deaths of his neighbors James and Myra Reeves in eastern Floyd County, sentenced to life without parole. Story by WRGA

Wreck ruptures water main on bridge to Red Top Mountain; outage for some Acworth customers. Update 

Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome. Buzz

Politics: Advance voting continues with 68 ballots cast in Floyd on Tuesday. Plus: Political notes. Politics

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another triple-digit heat index due today; no break from the low 90s throughout the weekend. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Stephen “Steve” Loyd McBurnett. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

The day in pictures:

Run for the Fallen gains special escorts through town on Tuesday. Rome Police / Floyd County Sheriff’s Office / YMCA

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A: 40 photos from the annual celebration at the mall location. Cows / And a few from the Riverside drive-through as well. Cows, too.


Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves open seven-game road trip tonight in Greenville.
New look for Georgia High School Association website.
New cheer coach at Shorter; new soccer players for Berry.

Links to:

-High school football schedules.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.

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

7:10 a.m. Inside today’s local headlines.
7:40 a.m. Joyce T. Heames, Dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College, on the MBA program and what’s available for this fall.
8:40 a.m. Dr. Willie Green III, Floyd County’s Supervisor of Elections & Registration, on the primary runoff and what we can expect now through election day, July 24.

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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