Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

Heritage First Headlines. Local coronavirus cases continue to rise, Floyd Courthouse closed. Latest candidate contribution reports, advance voting updates. Rallies set for the weekend.

 

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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