Heritage First Headlines. New charges against suspect arrested by GBI. 78 new virus deaths ties record for second-most in 24 hours. High schools get OK to begin conditioning. Graduations start this evening. Advance voting, absentees already boost primary turnout to near 10%.

Heritage First Headlines. New charges against suspect arrested by GBI. 78 new virus deaths ties record for second-most in 24 hours. High schools get OK to begin conditioning. Graduations start this evening. Advance voting, absentees already boost primary turnout to near 10%.

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  • Additional charges filed against one of two Rome men arrested by GBI ‘in connection with’ murder of two Rome women. Armuchee High to remember Vanita Richardson at the start of Saturday’s graduation with 30 seconds of silence.
  • Among the deadliest days in Georgia: 78 new deaths in 24 hours (1,775). Positive cases climb to 40,663. Locally, 884 test ‘positive’ with 66 deaths.
  • Gov. Brian Kemp’s weekly coronavirus updates. Latest on equipment, personnel.
  • GHSA OK’s conditioning starting June 8. Read the meeting minutes, critical provisions and testing criteria as high school sports crank up.
  • Pepperell starts drive-through graduations this evening; 3 on Saturday. Rome virtual graduation is Saturday. GHC’s new Charger Innovation Challenge.
  • Politics: Advance voting, returned absentee ballots mean almost 10% of Floyd County’s 57,115 registered voters already have a say in the June 9 primary.
Today’s other headlines:
  • Health: Floyd, Cartersville Medical Center announce updated visitor policies.
  • Rome Area History Center plans Memorial Day Salute to Veterans on Monday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms, about a half inch of rain expected today. Mid to upper 80s through Memorial Day.
  • Newscast/Rant: Our audio headlines plus Rant of the Day.
  • Obituaries: Clara Elizabeth Downs, Mrs. Jean McCollum Johnson, Mr. Russell Lamar Sheffield, Mr. Ralph Lamar White.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Update:
  • GHSA OK’s conditioning starting June 8. Read the meeting minutes, critical provisions and testing criteria as high school sports crank up.
  • Latest student-athlete signing.
  • Honors for Berry swimmer.
  • Latest NFL updates; links to pro sports.

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