Latest Heritage First Headlines. Heavy equipment ready for Kmart demolition. Heat index of 105 Tuesday; more of the same today. Sheriff’s deputy fired days after key new assignment. Business, education updates. Podcast: Keith Mickler on the heat — and varmints.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Heavy equipment ready for Kmart demolition. Heat index of 105 Tuesday; more of the same today. Sheriff’s deputy fired days after key new assignment. Business, education updates. Podcast: Keith Mickler on the heat — and varmints.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Business: Heavy equipment on site at old Kmart; no demolition just yet. Jonathan Jones joins River City Bank as vice president/senior credit administrator. SuperCuts coming to Publix center in Rome. Business
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tuesday’s heat index hit 105 with a high of 97; more on the way. Weather
  • Decorated Floyd County sheriff’s corporal fired; office cites ‘unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of his duties.’ Fired
  • Education: Tri for the Kids raises $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia. Floyd Medical teen volunteers earn scholarships. North Georgia EMC awards scholarships to two Armuchee High grads, another from Gordon Central. Shaw helping associates’ students.  Education
  • HHPodcast Interview: Keith Mickler of the county extension office on what this heat does to plants, trees and crops (avoid excess watering!) Plus: How to chase those varmints from your garden. The Podcast
  • HHPodcast News: Today’s top local news and sports updates in an eight-minute broadcast with a rant or two. Newscast
  • Buzz: Soulfest returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Aug. 3; what to know. Three local groups work with United Way to share $44,000 for food, shelter. Training session to close Georgia Department of Veterans Service July 22-26. Buzz
  • Obituaries: Thomas Robert Bing, Laura Harris Harrison, Mrs. Delia Mae Smith Holcomb, Mrs. Sara Ann Howard, Mr. Larry Waymon Ingram, Mrs. Benita Faye McClure, Cassandra Marie “Cassie” Rayburn, Mr. Dominic M. Szewczyk. 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

Dylan Beasley from Berry, Rome High already pitching in the Washington Nationals’ system.
Rome Braves fall 9-6 to open series vs. RiverDogs.
Rome Braves vs. Charleston today at 12:05 p.m.
HHPodcast Interview: Local high school football expert John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall. McClellan
Links to fall football:
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons’ preseason.

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