Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bucket o Shrimp expects to open on Wednesday. Former Rome dad dies in boating accident. Demolition permits in hand for old Kmart in Rome. Weekend: Superheroes, new folk artist, rodeo, fish fry. Cooler temps by Sunday, Monday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Bucket o Shrimp expects to open on Wednesday. Former Rome dad dies in boating accident. Demolition permits in hand for old Kmart in Rome. Weekend: Superheroes, new folk artist, rodeo, fish fry. Cooler temps by Sunday, Monday.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses. Brandon Wilson
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Dining: Bucket o’ Shrimp expected to open next Wednesday on Dean Avenue in East Rome. Bucket list
  • Business: Permits in hand, roughly four months of demolition work begins at former Kmart site (soon to be East Bend). Cartersville’s Graham & Turner granted OK to begin. With short video. Demolition
  • Summer events, gateway signage (see examples) dominate Rome Downtown Development Authority meeting. Downtown Rome
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: A legion of superheroes at Tellus Saturday. Exhibit opening for late-in-life folk artist. Rodeo rides again in Bartow. Plus: Annual fish fry. Weekend
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Finally, a break from the 90s on Sunday and Monday — and then right back up again.  Weather
From Hometown Headlines Podcast Center: You don’t have to settle for “decaf radio.” Here’s the news Rome is talking about:
  • New Rome beer festival date, new office, new director and new chair: Changing times for RACA. HHPodcast interview with Ali Booker and Chris Kerr. RACA or right to the podcast.
  • Why Summerville Park doesn’t want Sleep Inn on Charlton Street (that’s where the entrance and exit would be). A HHPodcast interview with Penny Evans-Plants. Summerville Park or right to the podcast.
  •  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. Mickler or right to the podcast.
  • Local high school football expert John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall. John McClellan
  • Today’s newscast: Friday’s top headlines with a rant or two. Newscast
Also today:
  • Buzz: Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert returns Saturday, Aug. 3, with an all-star line-up. Busy Monday for Floyd County School Board. Author of ‘Smokelore,’ a barbecuer’s bible, to speak July 25.  Buzz
  • Obituaries: Shirley Rice. 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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  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at 14 homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $129,900 to $695,000. Open house

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

West named Darlington’s head boys’ basketball coach, assistant athletic director.
Rome Braves wrap up series in Charleston with a 3-1 win.
-Three-game set tonight through Sunday in Kannapolis.
-Next home stand opens Monday.
Links to fall football:
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons’ preseason.
HHPodcast: Local high school football expert John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall. McClellan

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  • In-depth interviews ahead of tomorrow’s headlines: Closer look at the Summerville Park/Sleep Inn issue. Lots of changes under way for the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Extension Agent Keith Mickler on how to cope with excessive heat — and varmints. Local football expert John McClellan on what to expect as high school football season begins.
  • Also due in July: Additional interviews with our colleagues at Brand Red Studios in Rome.
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