Heritage First Headlines. Nearly $10 million in major building permits so far this year, including Kohl’s coming to East Bend. Storms possible today. Two more COVID deaths in Bartow. Vaccine updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Nearly $10 million in major building permits so far this year, including Kohl’s coming to East Bend. Storms possible today. Two more COVID deaths in Bartow. Vaccine updates.

The latest:
  • Business: Nearly $10 million in major building permits issued in Rome/Floyd during the first three months of 2021. That includes Kohl’s, restaurants, Floyd, Summit Hill and others.
  • 2 more die in Bartow; county’s toll now 204. 38 COVID patients in Floyd, Redmond; down 10 since Thursday. New NW Georgia cases reported Friday: 32. Vaccine clinics at Thankful Baptist on Saturday, St. Mary’s Monday.
  • Georgia Health News: State Public Health stops Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in Cumming after eight report adverse reactions.
  • The families of 617 NW Georgia COVID victims can apply for funeral cost assistance with FEMA starting Monday. What to know.
  • Old Dominion, longtime local favorites, returning for June 5 concert at Ridge Ferry Park, part of the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Summer Concert Series.
  • Buzz: Public Safety Job Expo is today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Thornton Center. Chieftains Herb & Plant Sale extended through Sunday. Taylor’s Ridge update from Georgia DOT.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: At least a half-inch of rain with severe storms, damaging winds possible throughout the day. Continuing updates.
  • Obituaries: Karemy Domain Jacobs, longtime Partridge owner, remembered. Also: Roger Shell, Dr. James F. Cook, Mrs. Sarah Jane Edwards, Deacon Roy Leonard Hackett Sr., Ms. Charlene Turner, Ms. Yvonne Ware.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.
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Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Braves homestand continue today, Sunday vs. Phillies. Latest updates.
  • Links to The Masters; web and TV updates.
  • High school football notes.
  • Junior Home Run Derby, Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions coming to Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation.
  • UGA, Alabama, Tech spring football dates, TV times.
  • Atlanta Falcons updates / NFL Draft.

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