Latest Heritage First Headlines. Ledbetters seek zoning variances as East Bend (Kmart) progresses. The latest on downtown parking. 44 Georgians died from flu this season. Focusing on men’s health. Newsmakers update. Weather: Back to low 90s.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Ledbetters seek zoning variances as East Bend (Kmart) progresses. The latest on downtown parking. 44 Georgians died from flu this season. Focusing on men’s health. Newsmakers update. Weather: Back to low 90s.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • (Update) Sold: Chapel Hill United Methodist Church’s 13.5-acre campus sold; ‘gym will become Performance Sports Academy.’ Church
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Business: Ledbetters seek variances for ‘footprint’ of East Bend center’s proposed shops, restaurants; hearing is June 20. Thatcher’s Barbecue in Summerville training staff; no opening date yet. Business
  • Parking updates: Separating downtown business owners by those who have own parking and those relying on street parking. Your letters to city commissioners. Jay Shell’s parking survey draws 850-plus responses. Parking
  • 44 deaths in Georgia as 2018-19 flu season ends; significant drop from previous year but still high. June is Men’s Health Month; Harbin offers healthy tips. 18th Health Initiative for Men (plus Women) set for Aug. 17. Health
  • Newsmakers: Hannah Cook, Rome Little Theatre director, named Bartow Public Art Researcher. Dwight Hutchins, Darlington Class of 1982, elected to fourth term as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Adairvsille’s Emma Smith appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Newsmakers
  • Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August. Buzz
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to the low 90s today with light rain into Friday, a bit heavier over the weekend. Weather
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Judith Gail Grizzle, Mrs. Shana Ely Pardue, Mrs. Jean Peña. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Big weekend for local soccer team.
Rome falls to Fireflies, 5-2.
Rome Braves vs Columbia rematch tonight at 7:05.
Local sports updates including high school football schedules.

Soft launch of Hometown Headlines daily podcast
Our soft launch of a weekday news-and-views podcast continues. The free audio updates will be available between 7 and 8 a.m., lasting less than 10 minutes.
Each episode goes beyond the day’s news reports available on Hometown Headlines’ website and social media. Also included: Some views (OK, rants) on key local subjects.
The podcasts will be posted on our website and also available via text alert. To subscribe, please type HHpodcasts and text 313131.
Longer form podcasts will be joining Hometown in the next few weeks.

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