Heritage First Headlines. We could be in for a long afternoon, evening of storms. Piedmont buying Cartersville Medical in blockbuster deal. Rome housing committee to address ‘workforce’ housing affordability, availability. Rome Braves open season on the road; home games to offer all seats for sale.

Heritage First Headlines. We could be in for a long afternoon, evening of storms. Piedmont buying Cartersville Medical in blockbuster deal. Rome housing committee to address ‘workforce’ housing affordability, availability. Rome Braves open season on the road; home games to offer all seats for sale.

The latest:
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center:Storms should start around midday today with the threat lasting most of the night. Flash flood watch continues; another 1.5 inches of rain due. Updates all day.
  • Piedmont Healthcare buys Cartersville Medical Center as part of a nearly $1 billion deal with HCA; includes 3 other hospitals. No updates on Redmond/AdventHealth report.
  • Rome’s Special Committee on Housing meets this afternoon to discuss ‘workforce housing’ affordability — and dwindling availability. Plus: Updates on housing market trends.
  • COVID (updated): Rome Schools — from 44 students, staff in quarantine (updated). 23 COVID patients in Rome hospitals Monday. 10 new positive cases in Northwest Georgia.
  • Rome Braves’ updates: The season starts on the road tonight; meet the new team. Once home May 18, State Mutual Stadium will open all 5,105 seats for fans.
  • Buzz: Model Middle’s Sara Grace Abernathy wins Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical contest. 2 called Floyd County Board of Education meetings on Wednesday. Prevention Week May 9-15. Baconfest this Saturday.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Rachel Banister Bargainnier, Mr. Roosevelt Delbert Stiles.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by thestoragehound.com. Updates on arrests.

Truett’s Chick-Fil-A Sports Report:

  • Rome Braves open season in Winston-Salem tonight. What to know and how to listen.
  • Rome Braves to open home stand May 18 with full capacity seating; COVID protocols remain including mandatory masks.
  • Meet the 2021 Rome Braves.
  • Atlanta Braves were off Monday; open series in Washington tonight.
  • High school, college baseball updates.
  • State soccer pairings.

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