Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths in Polk County, 144 new cases in region. Darlington celebrates Class of 2020. Week ahead: Candlelight vigil for Rep. John Lewis in Rome on Tuesday.

Heritage First Headlines. Two more COVID deaths in Polk County, 144 new cases in region. Darlington celebrates Class of 2020. Week ahead: Candlelight vigil for Rep. John Lewis in Rome on Tuesday.

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Today’s first headlines:

  • Two new deaths in Polk County, now 94 deaths in NW Georgia. Another 144 new cases in region, 3,787 statewide. 74 COVID patients in Rome, Cartersville hospitals.
  • Education: Darlington celebrates Class of 2020 with drive-through graduation ceremony.
  • Week ahead: Floyd BOE to meet Monday to vote on re-opening plans. Candlelight vigil to honor Congressman John Lewis on Tuesday at Town Green. Bartow County Schools to graduate Friday, Saturday.
  • Politics: Advance voting resumes Monday. What to know about the runoff. Advance voting also on Saturday, Aug. 1.
  • Buzz: Phase one of Mount Berry Trail now complete. City Commission meeting Monday, public hearing on rezoning on proposed senior development. County Commission meets Tuesday.
Also today:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.64 inches of rain Saturday evening. Patchy, dense fog this morning. 53 without power off Shorter. Scattered thunderstorms possible today, high near 92.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Maggie Louise Cheatwood, Mrs. Linda Joyce Mathis Crumley , Temmie Gordon McGuire
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.
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  • Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Three homes for your review including two in Rome and one in Mentone, Ala. Open Houses

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Atlanta Braves get first win of season, 5-3, over Mets.
-Game 3 tonight at 7:08 p.m. in New York
GHSA guidelines as high schools prepare for next phase of workouts. Monday, Aug. 1 are next key dates.
Latest opening night football schedules for local high schools.
Today is last day for early registration for Parks and Rec football, cheerleading.

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