Heritage First Headlines. 1,800-plus get first vaccinations in NW Georgia last week; 900 more fully covered. Spirit lurking around old Toys R Us. Cartersville chamber sets four job fairs. Finally, a break in the heat.

Heritage First Headlines. 1,800-plus get first vaccinations in NW Georgia last week; 900 more fully covered. Spirit lurking around old Toys R Us. Cartersville chamber sets four job fairs. Finally, a break in the heat.


Heritage First Headlines

  • COVID: More than 1,800 first vaccine doses in Northwest Georgia last week; little change in number of fully vaccinated residents.
  • Business: Spirit bringing the ghosts of retail past back to former Toys R Us in Armuchee again this Halloween season.
  • Jobs: Cartersville-Bartow Chamber offers four job fairs beginning Aug. 11, continuing until Nov. 3. Rome Existing Industries job fair is Aug. 18.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Ten degrees cooler this week vs. what we had last week. Some rain likely each day.
  • Plus: Back to school calendar; what’s ahead this week.
  • Obituaries: Ms. Linda E. Jones.
  • Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday morning.
  • Crimewatch brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Updates on arrests.

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  • Rome Braves hit hard, lose 14-6. Off today.
  • Atlanta Braves clipped by Brewers, 2-1. Off today.
  • Former Armuchee football coach John Mullinax dies.
  • High school football scrimmages start Friday.
  • Fall sports signups; also for Tillman 5K.

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