Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome man charged with Bartow resident’s murder. Going – and coming? – on Broad Street. Smile: New DOT cameras tracking Floyd traffic (you can watch, too). A rebuttal to our paid parking commentary. Final day for advance voting; 2,170 ballots cast so far. Graduation updates. Rain back today, Saturday.
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At least eight dead in attack at Santa Fe High School in Texas. CNN
Rome High moves ahead with plans for Saturday’s graduation at Barron Stadium.
Log truck spills load at East 12th Street and Dean Avenue
Power outage that left 850 customers in the dark this morning quickly fixed.
Morning updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.
Updated: Rome man faces murder charge after one man dies, another is wounded in Bartow County shooting. Murder
Business: The Southern Shoppe leaving Broad Street (but another option is being considered). ‘Ready, Aim, Fire’ classes on target advertising and social media coming to Rome, Cartersville. Business
Smile! State DOT adds traffic cameras across Floyd County. Here’s how to check them (and one example). Cameras
Politics: 2,170 advance votes through Thursday; Friday is the last day to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Vote
Commentary response: Downtown Parking Management Plan – Another Perspective. Commentary
Education: High school graduations start tonight for Cartersville, Adairsville, Cass; Saturday for Rome High, Darlington, Unity Christian and Woodland. Baccalaureate Sunday for Coosa, Armuchee. Graduations
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain today; drizzle on Saturday. Weather
7:40 a.m. Capt. Chris DeHart of Rome Police Department’s selective enforcement traffic unit on preparing for a busy summer, including high school graduations.
8:10 a.m. Joe Cook from Coosa River Basin Initiative on Rome’s Big Float set for Saturday, June 2, as the community attempts to set the world record for the world’s longest inner tube chain. The goal: create a mile-long chain of inner tubes stretching from Grizzard Park downstream on the Etowah.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable — perhaps with a longtime friend not seen in 21 years who might have a few stories about the host.