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Rant: Time out on the return of sports? Plus today’s first headlines.

Rant: Time out on the return of sports? Plus today’s first headlines.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: “Upon further review . . .” Keep a sharp eye on your sports feeds in coming days — even if you don’t like what you’re about to read. Or hear. What got our attention was something from Monday’s Golic… Read more

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Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Just in time for your Independence Day weekend travel, gas prices in Georgia continue to rise. As of Monday, the local range was $1.95 in Floyd County to $2.01 in Chattooga County. The state report from AAA South: Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Amid pandemic, a centennial celebration for the Negro Leagues. Baseball camps open Wednesday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Amid pandemic, a centennial celebration for the Negro Leagues. Baseball camps open Wednesday.

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. 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues: Leave it to Bob Kendrick to come up with another inspired idea to help raise the profile of the… Read more

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Dining: Aventine returns after deep cleaning — but takes a break starting Friday. Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Aventine returns after deep cleaning — but takes a break starting Friday. Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

  Aventine reopens following employee’s positive test: The restaurant announced its closing last week for a deep clean and sanitizing after one employee tested positive for coronavirus. Aventine reopens this week,  5-9 p.m. today through Thursday. It will close again Friday through Thursday, July 9, for the Independence Day holiday. FLOYD Open Door Home Boys, 91.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. 13 now in Rome hospitals; state totals surge. Kemp extends public health emergency until Aug. 11. Televised debate set for Cowan/Greene runoff. Bartow man charged with murder. Prime downtown Rome spot listed. Storms possible today.

Heritage First Headlines. 13 now in Rome hospitals; state totals surge. Kemp extends public health emergency until Aug. 11. Televised debate set for Cowan/Greene runoff. Bartow man charged with murder. Prime downtown Rome spot listed. Storms possible today.

  Today’s top headlines: 13 in Floyd, Redmond with COVID-19; state adds 123 more. Monday sees 2,207 new cases in Georgia. Kemp extends public health state of emergency, safety protocol. Cartersville man now faces murder, three other counts following Sunday evening shooting. Politics: District 14 GOP hopefuls John Cowan, Marjorie Taylor Greene in televised debate July… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: More storms possible tonight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: More storms possible tonight.

OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening. Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain will be possible with any storms that do develop. That includes Independence Day, with a high of 90 and a 50% chance of rain followed by 30% chance at night and into Sunday. FORECAST… Read more

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Business: As first half of 2020 ends, some big minuses but also hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment across Northwest Georgia despite the pandemic.

Business: As first half of 2020 ends, some big minuses but also hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment across Northwest Georgia despite the pandemic.

    As we close the first half of 2020, is has been a rough one on retail. It started with the closing of Pier 1 at Riverbend Center and now the second major anchor at Mount Berry Mall is closing, JC Penney. We’ve seen a handful of smaller changes throughout the regional as well… Read more

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Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’

Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net After some 20-plus years playing keyboards in a few local bands and running his Ready or Not, Inc. sound business, Lee Shealy has a new gig to add to the list…keyboardist for the famed Atlanta Rhythm Section. “I’ve been around music my whole life and I just love it,” says Shealy.… Read more

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Business: Second downtown Rome studio on the way as Playa Azul Media moves in above Jamwich.

Business: Second downtown Rome studio on the way as Playa Azul Media moves in above Jamwich.

  In context: Here’s another update on the sale of 510 Broad St. and what’s ahead above Jamwich (no changes there). The $390,000 deal closed earlier this month and involves the circa 1901 building with 8.733 square feet under roof. Debra McDaniel of Toles, Temple & Wright was the selling agent; Bill Summer of Hardy Realty was the listing agent. Summerville attorney Bobby Lee… Read more

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Rant of the Day: The pandemic, patriotism and a different type of Independence Day. Plus today’s first headlines.

Rant of the Day: The pandemic, patriotism and a different type of Independence Day. Plus today’s first headlines.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: A different way to celebrate the red, white and blue. So how do we celebrate Independence Day this year? The spirit certainly is willing but the options for what helps make it all magical — the time spent with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Meet the 2020 Atlanta Braves (Culberson a non-roster player on the 60-man list). Braves, Major League Baseball due in camp Wednesday. ‘Dead Week’ for high schools; COVID-19 test results sought.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Meet the 2020 Atlanta Braves (Culberson a non-roster player on the 60-man list). Braves, Major League Baseball due in camp Wednesday. ‘Dead Week’ for high schools; COVID-19 test results sought.

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. Atlanta Braves announce 60-man ‘pool;’ Charlie Culberson includes as a non-roster player. Some familiar former Rome Braves’ names on the list as well. The AJC… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Local economy ends rugged first half of 2020 with multimillion-dollar pluses, big minuses. Record number of new COVID-19 cases Sunday. Reports: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Bartow shooting. Rome’s Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. Second studio due downtown.

Heritage First Headlines. Local economy ends rugged first half of 2020 with multimillion-dollar pluses, big minuses. Record number of new COVID-19 cases Sunday. Reports: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Bartow shooting. Rome’s Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. Second studio due downtown.

  Today’s top headlines: Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’ Business: As first half of 2020 ends, some big minuses but also hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment across Northwest Georgia despite the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Storms clear out but more due Tuesday. 700 without power at 8:20 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Storms clear out but more due Tuesday. 700 without power at 8:20 p.m.

  POWER: Click Georgia Power outage map 553 customers without power in the Cedartown area. Repairs could stretch to 9:30 p.m. Around 100 out between Adairsville, Cartersville. Almost 80 without service in Summerville. OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will be possible each afternoon and evening. Gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain will… Read more

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Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Politics: Rome’s Wendy Davis re-elected to 4-year term on Democratic National Committee.

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis has been re-elected to a third term on the Democratic National Committee following Saturday’s Democratic Party of Georgia state committee meeting. Davis was one of five selected to the DNC out of group of 17 candidates, each giving a 10-minute speech before members voted. “I’m honored to have received overwhelming… Read more

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Georgia Health News. Hufstetler on passing his ‘surprise medical bill’ Rx: ‘“We’re going to finally take the consumer out of the middle of this issue and leave it between the health care provider and the insurer to resolve.”

Georgia Health News. Hufstetler on passing his ‘surprise medical bill’ Rx: ‘“We’re going to finally take the consumer out of the middle of this issue and leave it between the health care provider and the insurer to resolve.”

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News State Rep. David Knight had a triumphant look Friday when talking about his quest for more oversight and restrictions on the PBM industry. Pharmacy Benefit Managers are basically corporate middlemen between health insurers or large employers and drugmakers in handling pharmaceutical benefits. The Georgia General Assembly approved… Read more

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