Heritage First Headlines. East Bend: Tropical Smoothie opens in 7 days. Fazoli’s due in August. Kohl’s parking lot filled with steel. COVID: 3 more deaths.

Heritage First Headlines. East Bend: Tropical Smoothie opens in 7 days. Fazoli’s due in August. Kohl’s parking lot filled with steel. COVID: 3 more deaths.

The latest:
  • East Bend this week: Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens a week from today. All that wood you see going up belongs to Fazoli’s now due in August. And the metal? It will frame Kohl’s once groundwork is complete.
  • 3 more local deaths posted Friday: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Chattooga; April death toll in NW Georgia was 29. Also, 28 new positive tests. 23 virus patients in Rome hospitals. Voccio: 22% of Floyd, 17% of Bartow fully vaccinated.
  • Education: Armuchee Middle School earns a 2021 Gold Medal. Pepperell’s Carter Nelson signs with Samford. Rome Schools announces Virtual Learning Academy plans. Rome Board of Education retreat today.
  • Buzz: Exchange Club donates $15,000 to family resource center to help prevent child abuse. January Grand Jury presentments (link). Drug dropoff nets 211 pounds of unused prescription drugs.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, low 80s today; rain back Sunday evening and here through Wednesday. High fire danger this afternoon.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Clara “Corine” Hamilton, Mrs. Charlotte Faye Wallace.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.
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  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday features a single-level town home in The Village of Maplewood to mountain views in Horseleg Ridge. Open houses

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Pepperell’s Lauren Carden to cheer at Shorter.
  • Berry football announces recruiting class, including Pepperell’s Crawford, Cartersville’s Cagle.
  • Atlanta Falcons latest draft picks: UCF’s Ritchie Grant, S, and Michigan’s Jalen Mayfield, OL.
  • Braves to face Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., through Sunday.

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