Latest Heritage First Headlines. Downtown Cartersville ‘Going Nuts’ with popcorn shop; bridal boutique now open. Community back-to-school prayer event. Latest indictments. More rain ahead this week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Downtown Cartersville ‘Going Nuts’ with popcorn shop; bridal boutique now open. Community back-to-school prayer event. Latest indictments. More rain ahead this week.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Business: Downtown Cartersville is “Going Nuts” with new business specializing in popcorn, roasted nuts. Also: Bridal boutique now open. LakePoint adding live streaming, video content. Business
  • Education: Life Church of Rome hosting community back-to-school prayer event on July 26. Rundown of when students return to class. Education
  • Latest Indictments: Wallace Chambers Jr., indicted in May shooting death of 74-year-old Rome man. Indictments
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Weekend photos. Coming next weekend: Berry Farmer’s Market, summer movie series, Homespun in Rockmart and Hamiltunes. Weekend
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  • New Rome beer festival date, new office, new director and new chair: Changing times for RACA. HHPodcast interview with Ali Booker and Chris Kerr.
  • 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.
  •  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.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slightly cooler at 89 today, 40% rain chance. Scattered storms possible all week with highs in 90s. Forecast
  • Obituaries: Mr. Wayne Diamond, Sam Pappalardo, Jr., Mrs. Patricia Kirkpatrick Robinson, Mr. Terry Thompson, Mr. Edward Lynn Toles, Mary Edna Ballard Vaughn and Mrs. Stacey (Grace) Weaver. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. 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 lose 6-5 at Kannapolis. Final game of series today at 5 p.m.
Braves return home Monday for three-game series against Lexington. Game time 7 p.m. Monday.
Links to fall football:
  • 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
  • High school schedules.
  • Berry, Shorter, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
  • Falcons’ preseason.

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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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