Heritage First Headlines. Second Polk resident dies; 14 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond; new cases up 53 in a day. No Rome Braves, minor league baseball in 2020. State rejects Floyd’s open heart surgery push. Home sales down 20.5% in May. Independence Day starts in Cave Spring, ends over Rome.

Heritage First Headlines. Second Polk resident dies; 14 hospitalized at Floyd, Redmond; new cases up 53 in a day. No Rome Braves, minor league baseball in 2020. State rejects Floyd’s open heart surgery push. Home sales down 20.5% in May. Independence Day starts in Cave Spring, ends over Rome.

Today’s top headlines:

  • 14 patients with COVID-19 in Floyd, Redmond hospitals on Tuesday; 4 others awaiting test results. Second Polk resident dies. Local positive tests jump by 53 from Monday.
  •  2020 season of the Rome Braves — and minor league baseball — officially canceled. What Braves’ fans need to know.
  • Health: State again rejects Floyd’s bid to offer adult open heart surgery.
  • Business: Home sales down 20.5% but prices mixed for Northwest Georgia homebuyers, sellers in May vs. a year earlier.
  • Independence Day 2020: Fireworks, parades still on tap although some events have been canceled. What to know.
Also today:
  • Buzz: Work to begin soon on stabilizing U.S. 27 (Taylor’s Ridge) in Chattooga County. DOT suspending holiday weekend road work.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Maybe a half-inch of rain today, more storms possible. Independence Day: 89 with a 40% rain chance.
  • Obituaries: Janie Bridges; Cpl. Jessica Danielle Churchwell, USMC; Jean Davis Herring; Jacolyn Gould Jones; Ronald Lathan King Sr.; Cain Grayson Rittenhouse.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

New look, focus for Berry College athletics online.
2020 season of the Rome Braves — and minor league baseball — officially canceled.
  • What Minor League Baseball is saying.
  • Atlanta Braves due to report today to begin work on 60-game season.
Plus links to today’s pro sports updates.

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