Today’s top headlines:
- Local positive tests jump by 80 in two days in NW Georgia; 19 more in Floyd on Friday. State death toll at 2,174. Threat cancels Cartersville Independence Day. First Berry case.
- Floyd County Courthouse closed next Monday-Wednesday because of COVID-19 outbreak. Additional positive tests reported Friday.
- Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Runoffs likely in August.
- Voting: 8,929 advance ballots from across Northwest Georgia with 28,157 absentees — and counting. Election Day is Tuesday; precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Three rallies set for Rome this weekend; related update. Planning meeting set for ‘Unity in the Community.’
- Business: Greater Community Bank takes annual meeting digital; agenda includes election of officers, huge year in review.
Today’s other headlines:
- Buzz: The Jan Musick Kitty Room now at PAWS celebrates Rome woman’s passion for caring for kittens there. Honors for Berry retired professor Kathleen Powell.
- Education: Georgia Highlands to distribute $2.1 million in CARES Act funds to students.
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 97 expected today; highs in the low 90s.
- Remembering Dr. Robert V. Ozment: Native Roman touched the world through preaching, practices and publications, including a long-running column in the RNT.
- Obituaries: Mrs. Lois Gore Green; Sgt. Evan Tucker Williams, USMC.
- Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
- Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.
Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:.
- Reminder about youth baseball in town this weekend.
- Honors for Shorter cross country star.
- NASCAR in Hampton — and on TV — this weekend.
- Sports returns updates.
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