Heritage First Headlines. ACC wants alcohol fee refunds/rebates for downtown restaurants. Latest on back-to-school this fall. Virus: 7 in Rome hospitals; state death toll to top 2,500 today.

Heritage First Headlines. ACC wants alcohol fee refunds/rebates for downtown restaurants. Latest on back-to-school this fall. Virus: 7 in Rome hospitals; state death toll to top 2,500 today.

 

Today’s top headlines:
Alcohol Control Commission wants downtown businesses to get a rebate or refund to cover two months where sales dried up because of the pandemic shutdowns, restrictions.
Education:
  • Latest updates for Floyd County Schools reopening for the 2020-21 year, including transportation and student nutrition. Plus: Video from Monday’s meeting.
  • Rome City Schools puts survey before parents, guardians as back-to-class plans continue to evolve.
  • Darlington outlines plans for the resumption of classes this fall. What to know.
Coronavirus:
  • State death toll just below 2,500 through Monday. 7 coronavirus patients in Rome hospitals. Almost 100 more positive tests in Northwest Georgia in five day.
  • Georgia Health News: New concerns about Georgia’s coronavirus ‘scorecard;’ cases rising among farmworkers in South Georgia as well.
Floyd’s economic imprint estimated at $841.2 million in the region. The analysis comes as many healthcare systems are battling the financial impact of coronavirus pandemic.
Updates on Back the Blue rally from Monday evening.

Buzz: First phase of The Spires at Berry College opens. NAMI Rome hosts mental health court forum on FB Live tonight.

Today’s other headlines:
  • Politics: GPB’s Capitol Report looks at the first day back for the General Assembly.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of just 80 today, 83 on Wednesday. Storms possible all week.
  • Rant of the Day plus our headlines’ newscast.
  • Obituaries: Randall Allen “Randy” Edwards, Linda Dianne (Burton) Jackson, Joel D. Pearson Jr., Mrs. Carolyn JoAnn Rogers.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • A video highlight from the Big Blue Basketball Camp.
  • Georgia High School Association’s June 23 meeting includes review of second dead week, 30-second shot clock.
  • Plus links to today’s pro sports updates.

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