Latest Heritage First Headlines. Demolition underway at Pepperell Middle, new gym rising at Armuchee. Rome Tennis Center director resigns. New pedestrian signals being tested downtown. Independence Day celebrations begin today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Demolition underway at Pepperell Middle, new gym rising at Armuchee. Rome Tennis Center director resigns. New pedestrian signals being tested downtown. Independence Day celebrations begin today.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Education: Demolition of Pepperell Middle School underway. New gym at Armuchee High School taking shape, slated to open in December. Education
  • The first Executive Director of Rome Tennis Center at Berry resigns after three years on job. Daglis
  • Amid the added signage along Broad Street: A new alert system now being tested to let motorists know pedestrians are in crosswalks. Downtown
  • Floyd County Jail inmate dies; GBI to investigate 30-year-old’s cause of death (standard procedure). Inmate
  • Business: Georgia Power files request to increase customer rates by 7% next year to enable investments for state’s energy future. Business
  • Hufstetler named chair of Senate study committee on Evaluating and Simplifying Physician Oversight of Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Hufstetler
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Balloon festival at the airport (see traffic note). Final weekend of Fantasticks. Today: The Warriors of AniKituhwa perform. Plus: Outdoors. Weekend
  • Independence Day: Four celebrations today in Cave Spring, Lindale, Adairsville and Summerville.  July 3: Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday at Ridge Ferry. Independence Day: Cave Spring, Cartersville, Rome Braves. Also: Podcast on Cave Spring parade. Independence Day
  • Buzz: Cedartown 5K Road Race is Tuesday. Floyd Democrats offer free cookout Independence Day. Free legal help July 12. Coding grants for Calhoun, Gordon schools. Buzz
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 90-plus degrees all weekend, 20-30% rain chance, scattered thunderstorms possible. Forecast
  • Obituaries: Mr. Otis Daniel, Ms. Debbie Aleen Hamilton, Mr. Forrest Watkins and Mrs. Ella Rose Wilcox. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch
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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves come back to top Greenville, 4-3. Rematch tonight at 7:05 p.m. in Greenville.
Braves roster moves: RHP Kasey Kalich has been transferred from the GCL Braves to the Rome Braves. RHP Victor Vodnik has been placed on the injured list.
Links to fall football:
-Corky Kell Classic returns to Barron Stadium on Aug. 22.
-High school schedules.
-Local colleges; UGA and Tech.
-Falcons’ preseason.

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