Latest Heritage First Headlines: Shorter Rite Aid also closing; second in Rome this month. Heroes Unified rallies first responders to donate blood. Heat index of 102 due today; a bit cooler by Thursday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Shorter Rite Aid also closing; second in Rome this month. Heroes Unified rallies first responders to donate blood. Heat index of 102 due today; a bit cooler by Thursday.

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LATEST HEADLINES

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

MORNING REPORT:

Business: Second Rite Aid closing in Rome; this one at Shorter and Division. Plus: Other activity at this intersection so far this year. Rite Aid

Health: Heroes Unified includes nine local agencies — and the community — in a special blood drive Aug. 15. How to help. Heroes Unified 

Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health. Vaccinations

Buzz: ‘Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen’ extended through Sept. 1. Free legal help available Friday. Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Today’s heat index should top 102 degrees; some relief by Thursday (more rain, too). Weather

Obituaries: Barbara Lou Gaines, Mrs. Meladine “Dean” Money. 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 open seven-game home stand tonight.
Berry women’s basketball announces schedule.
Atlanta Falcons open preseason schedule Friday on the road.
FOOTBALL:
-John McClellan: Closer look at region play for area high schools — plus the first games of the new season for each one.  McClellan
-High school football regular-season schedules.
-Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
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.

7:40 a.m. Lou Dempsey of Dempsey Auction on the huge weekend auction of the McIver estate’s “ranch” in Eatonton that drew a $1.1 million sale price.
8:10 a.m. Joe Costolnick, executive director of Harbor House, talks about the Ohio State/domestic violence case and how the coach’s ex-wife stepped up to tell her story.

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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