Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lawsuit filed against Darlington by former students. Local boutique owner launches own clothing line with 'Rome touch'. Longtime Coroner Barry Henderson resigns. Independence Day weekend guide to parades, fireworks and block party. Interim Principal named for Johnson Elementary. More rain possible over weekend.

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

Business: With two successful businesses already to her credit, local entrepreneur Shasta Farrer launches own clothing line with a 'Rome touch'. Business

Lawsuit filed against Darlington School by former students claiming alleged sexual abuse by former faculty member over 15-year period. Darlington

Barry Henderson resigns after nearly 30 years as Floyd County Coroner for "health and personal" reasons. Coroner
Education: Tanya Welchel appointed Interim Principal of Johnson Elementary School. Education
Independence Day 2017: Celebrations kickoff today with Beach on Broad Block Party, fireworks in Cave Spring and Adairsville and Lindale parade. Calendar
Buzz: Rome Rotary Club installs new officers, directors. Berry's Summer Farmer's Market returns July 15. Synovus named "Most Reputable Bank" in the U.S. Buzz
Rome Police: Safety concerns with increasing reports of unattended minors at the Town Green. Concern

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 30-40% rain chance over the weekend, otherwise partly sunny, highs in upper 80s. It's going to be hot for Independence Day, 30% rain chance. Forecast 

Remembering Mamie Lou Casey. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

"Dead Week" for all high school athletes this week, July 1-7.
Rome Braves rained out for second night in row. In Columbia tonight at 7 p.m.
140 Berry athletes make SAA academic honor roll.

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