Heritage First Headlines. 886 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in 7 days. Hospital cases rising. Marble Slab Creamery due in Carterville. Big move for Adairsville manufacturer. SEC plans 10-game conference-only season.

Heritage First Headlines. 886 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in 7 days. Hospital cases rising. Marble Slab Creamery due in Carterville. Big move for Adairsville manufacturer. SEC plans 10-game conference-only season.

 

Today’s first headlines:

  • 158 new cases in NW Georgia in 24 hours; 886 in 7 days. Hospitals: 101 patients: 39 at Floyd, 12 pending. Redmond, 26 patients, 2 pending. Cartersville, 20. Gordon, 16.
  • Dining: Diet-busting double-header due in Cartersville: Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie Co. at Main Street Commons (near Kohl’s).
  • Business: Airman USA Corp. expanding, growing into new space at Georgia North Business Center in Adairsville.
  • GHC offers in-person, online choices this fall. All staff, students, visitors must wear ‘an appropriate face covering’ where six-foot social distancing not always be possible.
  • More than 1,500 votes already in for the congressional runoff in Gordon County. Don’t forget you can vote in advance this Saturday in Floyd County.
  • Floyd County Police add ‘Vixen 5,’ a device offering x-ray imaging technology. It also has found $28,000 cash, a pistol, 2 ounces of marijuana and a large quantity of ecstasy.
Also today:
  • Health: Floyd again honored for stroke patient care and treatment.
  • Education: Georgia Northwestern’s drive-through commencement ceremony is Aug. 11. Coosa High, Unity students earn Burger King scholarships.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index back today even in temps stay in upper 80s. Continuing to watch Tropical Storm Isaias.
  • Obituaries: Mr. James Wiley Cothran Jr., Mr. Michael Gene Haney, Mr. George Harold Weaver Jr.
  • Dining: Swift & Finch closed until Monday because of COVID case. Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • SEC to play 10 conference games; championship on Dec. 19; schedules pending.
  • Model High’s Nia Allen to play at Berry.
  • Latest high school football updates from GHSA.
  • Braves continue homestand with Mets.

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