Heritage First Headlines. Awful July: NW Georgia COVID cases more than double, up 131.8%. Fall cancellations continue. Advance voting today in Floyd. New playground at Ridge Ferry.

Heritage First Headlines. Awful July: NW Georgia COVID cases more than double, up 131.8%. Fall cancellations continue. Advance voting today in Floyd. New playground at Ridge Ferry.

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Today’s first headlines:

  • July: It took NW Georgia 4 months to see 1,962 COVID-19 patients; we more than doubled that in 31 days. 25% of the area deaths were in July; 75%, over 4 months before.
  • No Chiaha festival this October. Northwest Georgia Regional Fair in Calhoun cancels September event. Knights’ Labor Day barbecue also off.
  • Alcohol Control Commission to review beer/wine permits for Ana’s, Arabian Nights restaurants. Also: permit applications, license review for Brewhouse.
  • Politics: Advance voting Saturday in Floyd County only. So far, nearly 4,900 votes in Floyd County; 1,500 in Gordon County; and 1,400 in Polk County.
  • Ridge Ferry Park getting an updated playground; current equipment to be removed starting Monday.
Also today:
  • Health: Health: Wellstar online gala this evening supports COVID relief fund; features Northwest Georgia performers.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 90s through Monday with a heat index today of 99.
  • Obituaries: Monica Barrett, Ms. Anita “June” Bradshaw, Mrs. Ruby “Inez” Payne Carter.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch: Updates on area arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

Cedartown gets a no. 8 preseason pick.
Updated high school schedule for opening night, Sept. 4.
Latest Atlanta Braves results, preview.

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