Heritage First Headlines. Local economy ends rugged first half of 2020 with multimillion-dollar pluses, big minuses. Record number of new COVID-19 cases Sunday. Reports: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Bartow shooting. Rome’s Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. Second studio due downtown.

Heritage First Headlines. Local economy ends rugged first half of 2020 with multimillion-dollar pluses, big minuses. Record number of new COVID-19 cases Sunday. Reports: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Bartow shooting. Rome’s Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. Second studio due downtown.

 

Today’s top headlines:
  • Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’
  • Business: As first half of 2020 ends, some big minuses but also hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment across Northwest Georgia despite the pandemic.
  • State-record 2,226 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday; Georgia sees 11,282 additional positive tests in 7 days, a 17.1% surge. Northwest Georgia up 22 cases in 24 hours.
  • Reports: Woman dead, man shot Sunday evening near Crump Road in Cartersville.
  • Business: Second downtown Rome studio on the way as  Playa Azul Media moves in above Jamwich.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 99 possible today; actual high: 91. Storms possible all week.
  • Rant of the Day plus our headlines’ newscast.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Mattie Louise Hall Roberson.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Meet the 2020 Atlanta Braves (Culberson a non-roster player on the 60-man list).
  • Braves, Major League Baseball due in camp Wednesday.
  • ‘Dead Week’ for high schools; COVID-19 test results sought.
  • Plus links to today’s pro sports updates.

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