Heritage First Headlines. Get ready for the crowds this weekend: 2 concerts, barbecue contest, Berry graduation, high school tennis championships — and Mother’s Day. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. Update on Rome vehicular homicide arrest.

Heritage First Headlines. Get ready for the crowds this weekend: 2 concerts, barbecue contest, Berry graduation, high school tennis championships — and Mother’s Day. Floyd, Gordon residents latest COVID victims. Update on Rome vehicular homicide arrest.

The latest:
  • Crunch Weekend means crowds: Barbecue contest, two concerts (Cody Johnson, Scott Thompson), Berry graduates 389 students, state high school tennis championships with 32 teams — and Mother’s Day.
  • 2 more deaths — 1 in Floyd, 1 in Gordon — posted Wednesday. Also: Another ‘probable’ death in Floyd. 27 virus patients in Rome hospitals, up 2. 14 new cases.
  • RPD: Toxicology reports led to vehicular homicide and other charges filed against a Rome woman; the victim was a passenger in her car.
  • Health: ‘The Marty Party’ indeed. Redmond Emergency Medical Services Director Marty Robinson earns Georgia’s EMS Director of the Year honors.
  • Education/guest column: ‘The teaching profession is unique in that it directly shapes our future. Let teachers know that the public doesn’t, in fact, hate them.’
  • Graduation 2021: Shorter, Georgia Northwestern commence the commencement ceremonies on Thursday. What’s ahead.
  • Buzz: Pepperell High students host community job fair Monday. Rome-Floyd Recycling Center’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics collection set for May 15. Exchange Club helps Bagwell Food Pantry.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 70s through Saturday; low 80s on Mother’s Day. Latest updates on swollen waterways.
  • Obituaries: Rev. Jose Luis Reunilla, Mrs. Carolyn Mae Wynn Thacker.
  • 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 High shares 17 student athlete signings.
  • Model’s Belle Bryant signs to swim for Berry (a first for Floyd schools).
  • Rome Braves vs. Winston-Salem through Sunday.
  • Atlanta Braves in Washington tonight; open home stand Friday with no capacity limits.
  • High school, college baseball updates.
  • State high school soccer pairings.
  • Community: Puroclean cleans up with RFPRA Adult Basketball title.

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