Latest Heritage First Headlines. Must-see meeting today over weekend voting; 31 voted Monday. Timbo’s Smokehouse adding restaurant in Rockmart. R-A-I-N in the forecast. Pepperell Middle under way.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Must-see meeting today over weekend voting; 31 voted Monday. Timbo’s Smokehouse adding restaurant in Rockmart. R-A-I-N in the forecast. Pepperell Middle under way.

MORNING REPORT Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. Advance voting so far: 31 votes. Voting Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November. Timbo’s Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School on Monday. Education… Read more

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Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

Dining: Timbo’s Smokehouse, among the region’s top food trucks, to open Rockmart restaurant in November.

    Tim McGinnis has had a rolling success on his hands for five years. Just about everywhere his food truck, Timbo’s Smokehouse, sets up, the crowd follows. Now he’s adding to the appeal but with a brick-and-mortar location as well. Here’s the update from theh Timbo’s Smokehouse Facebook page. If nothing else, you’ve got… Read more

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Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. Advance voting so far: 31 votes. Tonight: Democratic presidential candidates’ debate.

Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. Advance voting so far: 31 votes. Tonight: Democratic presidential candidates’ debate.

  >Tonight, talking 2020: The latest debate by the Democratic presidential candidates. Where and when to watch; what to expect. NY Times >Today, commission candidates’ forum: The Rome TEA Party and the Conservative Coalition will hold a City Commission candidates forum at Fuddruckers in Rome. The meeting begins at noon. All candidates on the Nov. 5 ballot are… Read more

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Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

More about craft beer: >Above: The founders of Drowned Valley Brewing in Cartersville hope to open in November. >Above: Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. on how he and Dr. Trent Prault combined their passion to create a Northwest Georgia destination.  >Above: Chris Kerr and Ali Booker, in a July interview, talk about the… Read more

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Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

Newscast: Noon meeting on fate of weekend advance voting. Timbo’s opening a restaurant. Beer fest updates. Rant: Egos and the City Commission.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A newsy Tuesday begins here with more to come this afternoon: Politics: Noon meeting today to offer a closer look at why there is no weekend voting this election cycle — and might not be. At issue is the required “call” to set the… Read more

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Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance.  Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance. Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Notes from the City Commission: Quick  updates from Monday’s meeting: The commission approved the ‘urban camping’ ordinance by 8-1 vote. Wendy Davis, following an emotional discussion on with what’s missing from the proposal, voted no. The panhandling ordinance passed by the same vote; again, a no from Davis. Building Inspection Department Director Howard Gibson has… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A four-letter forecast — RAIN!

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A four-letter forecast — RAIN!

  OUTLOOK We’ll see around three quarters of an inch of rain starting around 10 a.m. Tuesday and lingering into midmorning Wednesday.Heaviest rain: Afternoon and evening on Tuesday FORECAST Tuesday: Showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Shorter, Berry football players from Saturday’s games. High school football notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Honors for Shorter, Berry football players from Saturday’s games. High school football notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   SPORTS HEADLINES Inside linebacker Xavier Robinson of the Shorter Hawks named Gulf South Conference freshman of the week with nine tackles and one sack in Saturday’s game vs. West Alabama. Robinson leads the Hawks with 45 tackles so far this… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., Mr. Jimmy Marshall Green,    Mrs. Annice Elizabeth Cook Gresham, Mr. Horace Steven “Steve” Shaw.

Obituaries: Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., Mr. Jimmy Marshall Green,    Mrs. Annice Elizabeth Cook Gresham, Mr. Horace Steven “Steve” Shaw.

Mr. James Tillman Fricks Sr., age 92, of Shannon, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at a local hospital. Mr. Fricks was born in Westminster, South Carolina on February 6, 1927, son of the late Joe Tillman Fricks and the late Essie James Fricks.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annie… Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

  SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most… Read more

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Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Education: Groundbreaking held for Pepperell Middle School at midday Monday.

Over the summer, most of the former Pepperell Middle School came down with plans in hand to replace almost all of it by January 2021. The detatched gym was spared but the rest of the school is being replaced by a $20 million structure approved by voters in the November 2017 education special tax. School… Read more

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Updated: Miscommunication between City of Rome and Floyd Board of Elections office puts weekend early voting in limbo. Meeting planned for Tuesday to discuss matter with state elections office.

Updated: Miscommunication between City of Rome and Floyd Board of Elections office puts weekend early voting in limbo. Meeting planned for Tuesday to discuss matter with state elections office.

MONDAY UPDATES: We received the following update from Floyd County Elections Clerk Robert Brady on Monday concerning weekend voting for the Nov. 5 Rome City Commission election: The Call by legal definition in O.C.G.A. 21-2-2(3) is: “Call” or “the call,” as used in relation to special elections or special primaries, means the affirmative action taken by… Read more

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The BoilMasters: Food, fun and fellowship for Cartersville trio cooking up their low country boil to support local non-profits.

The BoilMasters: Food, fun and fellowship for Cartersville trio cooking up their low country boil to support local non-profits.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net What started out as three friends cooking a low country boil for their own Halloween party has evolved into an outlet to give back to the community. Cartersville residents Josh Brock, Bryan Canty and Tom Shinall, collectively known as the “BoilMasters,” now have quite a following for their popular events. “It… Read more

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Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

Health: Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of vaping with new ‘consequences for violations’ for students in sixth through 12 grades.

  Today, Gordon County Schools begins tougher enforcement of on-campus vaping. In an Facebook reminder to parents and students Sunday afternoon, the school system sent this reminder: “Effective Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 — new vaping code of conduct and consequences for violations. Visit gcbe.org/vaping for information.” We’ve added the details below: “Out of concern for the health… Read more

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