Heritage First Headlines. Requests out for work on River District streetscape, downtown Rome ‘gateways.’ First Floyd COVID death in a month; hospital cases rising. Game of Throwns, axe and knife throwing, opens in Cartersville. Home sales slow.

Heritage First Headlines. Requests out for work on River District streetscape, downtown Rome ‘gateways.’ First Floyd COVID death in a month; hospital cases rising. Game of Throwns, axe and knife throwing, opens in Cartersville. Home sales slow.


Heritage First Headlines

  • Business: River District’s streetscape, downtown ‘gateway’ signs take next steps as ‘requests for qualifications’ sought.
  • Floyd loses first resident to COVID in more than a month; total climbs to 195 (region: 681). Rome hospitals: 20 virus patients, most since May 18. Also: 22 new cases in 24 hours in Northwest Georgia.
  • Business: Axes or knives, Cartersville’s Game of Throwns opens in hot spot off Tennessee Street.
  • Real estate: Rome/Floyd home sales down in June vs. May but sales volume stays high: $34.5 million.
  • Education: 5 area Title 1 schools earn ‘Reward’ status for improving student performance. New Berry faculty member earns Fulbright Finland Foundation’s strategic grant.
  • Buzz: Exchange Club to hear from Ball’s director of aluminum cups. ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ almost sold out; matinees added. Homemade ice cream sales to benefit Sloppy Floyd park.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 4.73 inches of rain and more falling. High of 85 today, up to 93 on Saturday.
  • Obituaries: Richard Austin Sr., Carolyn Selman Gilbert, Mrs. Caroline Loretta Wacker, 104.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

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  • Bowling Green over Rome Braves, 5-4. Atlanta edges Padres, 2-1.
  • Rome Braves at Bowling Green tonight.
  • Latest Rome Braves’ roster moves.
  • Atlanta Braves vs. Padres, double header today.
  • Falcons training camp updates.
  • Fall sports registrations under way.
  • LakePoint, Tillman runs on the way.

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