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Heritage First Headlines. Over 2,800 new cases statewide, only one new death. Local positive cases down from past days. Patriotic spirit shines in Cave Spring. IRS deal on conservation easements.

Heritage First Headlines. Over 2,800 new cases statewide, only one new death. Local positive cases down from past days. Patriotic spirit shines in Cave Spring. IRS deal on conservation easements.

Please click for today’s top stories:  Today’s top headlines: State’s positive test count climbs by 2,826, up to 93,319. Only one death statewide in 24 hours. Another 41 positive tests in Northwest Georgia, decrease from Friday’s record. Patriotic spirit shines during 35th annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade, plus photo gallery. Conservation easements: IRS… Read more

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State’s positive test count climbs by 2,826, up to 93,319. Only one death statewide in 24 hours. Another 41 positive tests in Northwest Georgia, decrease from Friday’s record.

State’s positive test count climbs by 2,826, up to 93,319. Only one death statewide in 24 hours. Another 41 positive tests in Northwest Georgia, decrease from Friday’s record.

  Decrease in Northwest Georgia positive test results after Friday’s record day. Total of 41 positive tests on Saturday, half of Friday’s 82, that’s 123 in last two days.  Total of 2,085 posts tests through Satruday. The county-by-county increases from Friday to Saturday show: Floyd County: Up 4, from 582 to 586. Bartow County: 765,… Read more

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Patriotic spirit shines during 35th annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade, plus photo gallery.

Patriotic spirit shines during 35th annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade, plus photo gallery.

Even a pandemic couldn’t diminish the patriotic spirit in Cave Spring during Saturday’s 35th annual Fourth of July Parade. Dozens lined the streets while participants walked or rode through the downtown Square in their best red, white and blue. Participants and spectators did their best to practice social distancing. “We were absolutely thrilled with the… Read more

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Conservation easements: IRS puts a deal on the table that includes a return of the ‘income tax benefits claimed by the taxpayer’ under review.

Conservation easements: IRS puts a deal on the table that includes a return of the ‘income tax benefits claimed by the taxpayer’ under review.

  In context: There’s been a good bit of chatter around Rome in the past seven days in response to the following “offer” from the Internal Revenue Service concerning syndicated conservation easement transactions. Part of the deal: “A concession of the income tax benefits claimed by the taxpayer” in question. Rome is considered among the “hotbeds”… Read more

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Health: Flu claimed 94 victims in Georgia in 2019-20; more than half were 65 and older.

Health: Flu claimed 94 victims in Georgia in 2019-20; more than half were 65 and older.

The final numbers on the 2019-20 flu season were posted this week by the Georgia Department of Public Health and they supported a trend spotted last fall. This would be the second deadliest flu season in five years. Between Sept. 30 and May 16, 94 Georgians died from the flu — and more than half… Read more

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Buzz: 20th annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. ‘We Matter: A Peaceful Protest’ returns from 3-5 p.m.

Buzz: 20th annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. ‘We Matter: A Peaceful Protest’ returns from 3-5 p.m.

Patriotic festivities will continue today with 20th Annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. The celebration of America will be held outside in order to make social distancing possible. Enjoy songs, tributes and a salute to our veterans. Bring your own chair, sit with your family group, and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, slight rain chance this afternoon. More rain and thunderstorms ahead this week, slighter cooler temps.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, slight rain chance this afternoon. More rain and thunderstorms ahead this week, slighter cooler temps.

  OUTLOOK Partly sunny, high near 91 with 30% rain chance this afternoon. More rain and thunderstorms are ahead this week and slightly cooler temps in the mid-80s. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening. Some storms could become strong with gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain as… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tsunami Volleyball hosting Rome clinics starting Monday. Four Atlanta Braves players positive for COVID. High School sports practice/workouts resume Monday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Tsunami Volleyball hosting Rome clinics starting Monday. Four Atlanta Braves players positive for COVID. High School sports practice/workouts resume Monday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Tsunami Volleyball will have clinics in Rome starting Monday, July 6. Cost is $25 per session. Click here to register. BASEBALL From Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman and Will… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic count at 11 fatalities statewide as of noon Sunday.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia. Holiday traffic count at 11 fatalities statewide as of noon Sunday.

Holiday traffic watch: This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. Holiday Traffic Count is 11 as of noon Sunday: Worked by DeKalb Co PD (1); Post 29-Paulding (1); Newton Co PD (1); Post 14-Colquitt (1); Post 22-Waycross (1); Post 31-Valdosta (1); 44-Monroe (1);… Read more

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Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

ROME Rome’s 2020 Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center. The fireworks were launched from the top of Jackson Hill, allowing more people than ever to be able to enjoy the display from around town. Zambelli Fireworks, a company that boasts more than 100 years of experience of shooting fireworks displays all over the country… Read more

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Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

Dining out with safety in mind: Try the outdoor seating at area restaurants, from Cave Spring to Armuchee to Cartersville. A quick review.

    There’s an option for those still wary of returning to local restaurants, especially with this latest surge in new coronavirus cases in Northwest Georgia. If you can endure a little extra heat, there are plenty of options to dine outdoors. The secrets: Arrive other than “prime time” for lunch or dinner and look… Read more

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Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

  By Keith Mickler County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent Working in the yard and garden definitely promotes social distancing at my homestead. Just think about it, who really wants to help the resident gardener (that would be me) in the heat and windup all dirty, sweaty and smelly. That’s right, no one. Thus, I am… Read more

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Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Education: Despite pandemic, Georgia Highlands’ student groups post a big year.

Media release: Although COVID-19 and the switch to remote delivery at the college caused some setbacks, Georgia Highlands College’s student organizations overcame many obstacles to achieve a series of state and national first place awards and accolades. Chief among these are GHC’s Alpha Psi Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and the GHC student… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A firecracker for sure — 92 with a heat index of 99 today; watch rain, clouds tonight. Also later: A full moon and a lunar eclipse (almost).

SKY WATCH TONIGHT From WJLA: According to NASA, the penumbral lunar eclipse will begin at 11:07 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 4, reach its peak around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and wrap up at 1:52 that same morning. The entire process will be visible across most of the United States. This will be more of a shadow, and… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school teams adjust to latest GHSA coronavirus guidelines. Live baseball? Try the Macon Bacon. Atlanta Braves report for training. Rockmart runner joins Berry.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Even amid a pandemic, there’s the Macon Bacon — and Savannah Bananas. Live, with fans, baseball is under way in Macon, Savannah and a few… Read more

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