Latest Heritage First Headlines. Summerville Park escalates opposition to planned Sleep Inn. Shooting death in Cedartown under investigation. Podcast: As work begins on medical wing at jail, sheriff prepares for more changes. Independence Day plans — and sizzling forecast. Remembering Dr. Laurie Johnson.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Summerville Park escalates opposition to planned Sleep Inn. Shooting death in Cedartown under investigation. Podcast: As work begins on medical wing at jail, sheriff prepares for more changes. Independence Day plans — and sizzling forecast. Remembering Dr. Laurie Johnson.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Business: Missy Kendrick named president of Economic Development for Rome and Floyd County. Included: Audio interview with the new president. President
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Summerville Park residents expand fight to prevent Sleep Inn from being built on Martha Berry at Charlton Street. Summerville Park
  • Investigation continues into fatal shooting in Cedartown on Monday. Updates
  • Dr. Laurie Johnson, known for her counseling and coaching service as well as her Saturday morning show on WLAQ, has died. Dr. Laurie
  • Business: Nearly $2.4 million deal for Redmond Plaza in Cedartown. Also: Update on Etowah Crossing in Rome. Real estate
  • HHPodcast Interview: With 675 inmates — some with drug, mental concerns, the Floyd County Jail is changing. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and Chief Deputy Tommy McGuire talk safety, training, a new 60-bed medical wing and what’s ahead. Jail interview
  • Health: Harbin Clinic names Sarah Tuck as the senior director of marketing. Health
  • Joe Montgomery named special agent in charge of the GBI Region 1 Field Office in Calhoun. GBI
  • Celebrating Independence: Coke, Parks & Rec fire up the holiday at Ridge Ferry on Wednesday. Plus what’s ahead in Cave Spring, Cartersville and at the Rome Braves. Independence Day
  • HHPodcast News: Our broadcast edition for those on the go; an easy “play” on the commute from home to the office. Newscast
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nothing but mid 90s through Friday with thunderstorms possible Independence Day, Friday. Weather
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Dorsett, Mr. James Harold Hillis Jr., Jane Holsonback Mathis, Gary Wayne Moon, Mrs. Debra Campbell Seifert, Mr. Charles Richard “Snook” Smith. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch

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

The Rome Braves drop opener in Kannapolis, 1-0; rematch tonight.
-Home with fireworks on Thursday; first pitch, 7 p.m.
-Roster moves.
-Braden Shewmake named South Atlantic League Player of the Week.
Cedartown 5K Road Race is this evening.
Links to fall football:
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons’ preseason.

Hometown Headlines daily podcast
  • In-depth interviews ahead of tomorrow’s headlines: So far, our interviews revealed bigger issues surrounding downtown parking; what’s below Broad Street; and a slice of Americana — Cave Spring’s Independence Day parade.
  • Due in July: 12 new interviews with our colleagues at Brand Red Studios in Rome.
  • All the radio you need in eight minutes: The Hometown Headlines Newscast posts most weekdays between 7 and 8 a.m. and lasts just long enough for your commute to work — or whenever you want it. To listen, click HHPodcast.

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