Heritage First Headlines: Rome duo opening Jefferson’s in Calhoun. Chicken Salad Chick takeout coming to Redmond Regional. Third ATV death in 2 months. FBI has suspect in Rome robbery. Up to $10,000 reward in store arson. Region posts 666th COVID death.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome duo opening Jefferson’s in Calhoun. Chicken Salad Chick takeout coming to Redmond Regional. Third ATV death in 2 months. FBI has suspect in Rome robbery. Up to $10,000 reward in store arson. Region posts 666th COVID death.

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The latest:
  • Dining: Jefferson’s headed to Calhoun by August thanks to Rome team. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional.
  • Services set for Saturday for 8-year-old who died in a recent ATV accident; third area resident lost that way in just over two months.
  • Fire marshal: Up to $10,000 in reward money offered for information on arsonous fire that damaged two businesses on Martha Berry last week.
  • FBI: Kennesaw man arrested in two Asheville armed robberies; Rome Police say he’s a suspect in recent hold-up on Shorter Avenue.
  • Bartow resident the 666th COVID death in five-county area, 218th from that county. 5 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday.
  • Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for summer semester. A ‘moving’ experience for Georgia Highlands’ students.
  • Health: Rising 11th graders must have proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.
  • Buzz: Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats. Singer/actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players at Darlington June 26.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break in the afternoon rain cycle; temperatures rising to 90 by Sunday.
  • Obituaries:  Mr. Andrew G. ‘Critter’ Edmondson, Mrs. Janette Hood Edwards, Harry James Taft Jr.
  • 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:

  • State athletic directors remember Phil Jones.
  • Rome Braves take two from visiting Tourists.
  • Atlanta Braves fall in walk off by Phillies; play at 1:05 this afternoon.
  • Atlanta Hawks host 76ers in NBA playoffs Friday.
  • Community sports: Run Saturday in Cave Spring.

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