Latest Heritage First Headlines: Almost $465,000 contributed in local House, Senate races so far. Minor change for East Lindale precinct July 24. Ground broken for large Bartow rug company. Health updates. Another day of 100-degree heat index readings.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Almost $465,000 contributed in local House, Senate races so far. Minor change for East Lindale precinct July 24. Ground broken for large Bartow rug company. Health updates. Another day of 100-degree heat index readings.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Berry Vikings football ranked no. 22 in preseason poll.

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

MORNING REPORT

Politics: If campaign contributions were votes, it would be a Republican landslide in local House, Senate races. Politics

Politics: Advance voting continues with 52 ballots cast in Floyd on Wednesday. Democratic state school superintendent candidates due in town this evening. Minor change for East Lindale precinct voters on July 24. Voting

Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road. Loloi

Health: Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville now offers 3D mammography with the latest imaging technology and added comfort features. Health

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

Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27). Health

Buzz: Rome for the Rescues party raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts. Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare. Buzz 

Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue. Beverage

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More triple-digit heat today — and then a round of normal temperatures (90). Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney “Billy” Lemming. 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 drop road opener, 6-4; rematch tonight.
Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
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. Major Loyd Kerns, who runs the Salvation Army’s Family Store on Second Avenue, will have updates on the move to the new West Rome location.
8:10 a.m. Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center in Rome on evaluating your sales results, and how and why they changed from a year ago.

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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