Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.

Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.


Heritage First Headlines

  • COVID: Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb. Region at 28.8%; state now at 40%. More women stepping up than men.
  • Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.
  • More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation, including overdue salary increases and staffing update.
  • Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A good afternoon to stay indoors; index of 104 forecast peaking between 4 and 5 p.m.
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr.
  • 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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  • Rome Braves drop series finale, 8-6; home Tuesday vs. Asheville.
  • Rome Braves off today; home starting Tuesday vs. Asheville.
  • Atlanta Braves split series with Phillies; lose Sunday. Today: at Mets for double-header. Home starting Friday vs. Brewers.
  • Berry football news.
  • Falcons’ latest updates.
  • Fall sports registrations are under way.
  • Tillman run is Aug. 21; how to sign up.

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