Heritage First Headlines. Housing committee struggling with what’s a home — and making one affordable. 750 without power after Tuesday’s thunder, rain ends. COVID: Another Polk death; 27 new cases. Huge sports report, Rome Braves to high schools and community.

Heritage First Headlines. Housing committee struggling with what’s a home — and making one affordable. 750 without power after Tuesday’s thunder, rain ends. COVID: Another Polk death; 27 new cases. Huge sports report, Rome Braves to high schools and community.

The latest:
  • Rome’s Special Committee on Housing hears more concerns than potential solutions. Among them: Infrastructure, even tie-in fees.
  • Polk resident the latest COVID victim in NW Georgia (639). State reports 27 new cases here on Tuesday. 25 virus patients at Rome hospitals, up two. Plus: GNTC students are making a difference.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 750 customers without power today following Tuesday night’s final blast. 2.41 inches of rain; Oostanaula River at ‘action’ stage where gates are closed (almost 19 feet).
  • Rome woman charged with homicide by vehicle, jail records show; appears tied to fatal accident on North Avenue in March.
  • Buzz: Floyd County Democrats meet via Zoom Thursday. Darlington senior scholarship updates – and photo of 3 new ‘residents.’ Berry student earns Fulbright Award.
  • Obituaries: Christopher Paul Book, Rebecca Ann Long Dunlap, Judge Leigh Moore DuPre.
  • 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 the 2021 season with 11-5 win; what’s next.
  • Atlanta Braves slam Nationals, 6-1; in Washington through Thursday.
  • Grayson Perry of Armuchee High School earns FCA’s Rick Walker Warrior Award.
  • Armuchee’s Chandler Cook signs with Shorter to play basketball.
  • RAV teams have something to rave about.
  • High school, college baseball updates.
  • State high school soccer pairings.

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