Friday, July 14, 2017

Latest on fire at Plant Bowen. Three more arrested in Floyd Schools' RICO case. ULTA Beauty opening in Cartersville. Coosa Valley Credit Union building new Bartow branch. Rome man dies in TN boating crash. Latest health updates. Berry hires new assistant football coach. More heat, possible rain this weekend.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Transformer equipment failure appears to be cause of Thursday's fire at Georgia Power's Plant Bowen. No injuries reported. Fire

Three more arrested in connection with Floyd County Schools' RICO case. Floyd County Police say more arrests expected. Arrests

Business: ULTA Beauty to open next week in Cartersville. Coosa Valley Credit Union breaks ground on new branch. Business

WTVC News Channel: A 70-year-old Rome man killed in boating accident in Tennessee. Fatality

Buzz: Exchange Club of Rome wins national C.A.R.E. award. Coosa High 'meet & greet' with new principal on July 17. Eclipse lecture at Bartow History Museum. Firearms safety course July 29. Buzz

Health: Blood donations at low level. Floyd Corporate Health donates defibrillators and storage units to Floyd County and Rome City Schools. Health

Trump nominates three Georgians to fill vacant federal judicial seats in Georgia's Northern and Middle districts. Judges

Health: NWGA Regional Cancer Coalition to create 'Live Healthy Chattooga County Coalition' with recent grant funding. Health

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index near 99 today. 30% rain chance tonight, 40% chance Saturday. Forecast

Remembering Ricky Darrell Childers, Elizabeth D. Cook, Beatrice S. Hull and Roger Weaver. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores: No new reports. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Berry College hires Colin Duling to serve as the football team's receivers coach and recruiting coordinator.
Rome Braves: Thursday's game vs Lakewood postponed due to severe weather in NJ, doubleheader today at 5:05 p.m.
Berry College's Michael Wenclawiak nominated for 2017 Good Works Team sponsored by Allstate Insurance and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

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Health headlines: Georgia Health News

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