HHPodcast News: Newscast: Heavy metal in motion at Kmart — but no demo just yet. Tuesday’s heat index: 105 degrees; no relief soon. Midweek observations: Change is good? (Yes).

The news you need on your commute to work this Wednesday morning:
  • Heavy equipment is on site at old Kmart but we don’t see a demolition permit just yet. The Ledbetters have said the existing stores will come down starting this month.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tuesday’s heat index hit 105 with a high of 97 and more is on the way. 
  • A decorated Floyd County sheriff’s corporal fired; office cites ‘unprofessional, negligent and incompetent in the performance of his duties.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Midweek observations: Change is good? You’ll agree when you hear what’s ahead at RACA.

  • Our podcasts are now available on nine podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts. Go to the iTunes store app, search hhpodcast and click subscribe. You’ll be notified each time we update our podcast library. You also can subscribe at Stitcher. Click here. Other subscription options include Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Tune In and Radio Public.
  • We offer weekday newscasts lasting around eight minutes between 7 and 8 a.m.
  • We also offer our familiar interviews but now expanded and free of “static.” Topics include a  preview of high school football this fall, an inside look at multimillion-dollar changes at the Floyd County Jail, the origin of Cave Spring’s Independence Day parade, inside the downtown Rome parking debacle and a special “tour” of underground Rome. We’ll have another eight interviews available throughout this month.
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