Heritage First Headlines: Downtown Rome escape room shuts down. ‘Stranger Things’ star stops by Schroeder’s. 27 COVID patients at Rome hospitals, highest since early May. Campaign notes. New home for Oldcastle. Stifling heat gets worse; heat index advisory noon-8 p.m.

Heritage First Headlines: Downtown Rome escape room shuts down. ‘Stranger Things’ star stops by Schroeder’s. 27 COVID patients at Rome hospitals, highest since early May. Campaign notes. New home for Oldcastle. Stifling heat gets worse; heat index advisory noon-8 p.m.


Heritage First Headlines

  • Business: Colosseum Escape Rooms closes as tough summer continues on Broad Street. Netflix star joins the cast at Schroeder’s New Deli while in town.
  • 27 COVID patients at Floyd, Redmond on Wednesday, up 8 in a day. 36 new cases in the region.
  • Business: Upon further review, Oldcastle Lawn & Garden bringing 45 jobs to Cedartown after initial interest in Floyd County site.
  • Campaign Watch: Huge month for fall, 2022 elections kicks off Friday night. What to know.
  • Education: 52 Darlington students earned the designation of AP Scholar by The College Board Shell in 2020-21. Rome High had 89 AP scholars last school year.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat advisory from noon until 8 tonight; heat index could reach 107. Code orange air quality alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta. Look for 99 today and Friday.
  • Obituaries: Deacon Raymond Barrett, Mr. Larry Doyle Cartee, Nellie Edith Lucas Goble, Mr. Ronnie Eugene Ingram, Ms. Constance Sams, Mr. Gregory Phillip Thompson Sr.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores, Tuesday-Saturday. Second low score for Huddle House in Calhoun this month.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

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  • Rome Braves get hot, pound Asheville 9-4. Atlanta Braves edged 2-1 by Mets.
  • Rome Braves: home stand continues tonight vs. Asheville.
  • Atlanta pitcher Huascar Ynoa will rehab with Rome on Sunday.
  • Atlanta Braves at Mets today; home starting Friday vs. Brewers.
  • Dates of 17 high school scrimmages beginning Aug. 6.
  • Atlanta Falcons’ preseason practice, game schedule.
  • Updates on fall sports signups.
  • Tillman run is Aug. 21; how to sign up.

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