Friday, July 8, 2016

Broad St. building on market. US Paralympic Soccer team training at Darlington. Floyd's Doll Parade earns 'Best in Show' award. Weekend: Superheroes, concert, food trucks and more. Rabies case in Polk. Heat index of 102 today. Sports updates.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • A scorcher ahead with high near 96, heat index at 102. More heat this weekend with 30-50% rain chance. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • 41-year-old man dies in single motorcycle crash in Cartersville overnight.
  • Prominent building at Broad St. and 4th Avenue on the market for nearly $600,000. Broad St. 
  • U.S. Paralympic National Soccer team to train at Darlington before heading to Rio. Darlington
  • Buzz: Floyd Medical Center takes home 'Best in Show' award. Polk and Gordon County Health Department hosting Farmers' Markets for WIC clients. Buzz
  • Public Health: First animal rabies' cases of year confirmed in Polk County. Rabies
  • Harbin Clinic names Wendy Pitts as new Chief Operations Officer. Harbin
  • Weekend: Food Truck Friday, Free Friday concert, Superhero Saturday at Tellus, Farmers' markets and Tour of downtown homes. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Atlanta childbirth prices low by national standards, study says. Health
  • Education: Floyd County Schools to hold new student registration next week. Schools
  • Remembering Sam Dean, Patricia Duke Griffith, Barbara Ann Kobek, Marshall O. Millsap and Julia Ann Mitchell. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 9-4 to Hickory.
  • Next: At home vs. Hickory, today-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Chicago White Sox, today-Sunday.
  • Baseball & Bikes coming to State Mutual on July 24.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Softball, baseball and more.

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