Latest Heritage First Headlines: Expansion of Aldi in Rome begins; store open for now. Contributions for judge’s race top $100,000 — and one report is still pending.  Rome Braves open 2018 season at State Mutual. Rain overnight, into Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Expansion of Aldi in Rome begins; store open for now. Contributions for judge’s race top $100,000 — and one report is still pending. Rome Braves open 2018 season at State Mutual. Rain overnight, into Saturday.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Rome attorney representing state worker fired in “butt dialing” case. Link to AJC story.

Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.

Weather: Darlington’s home game vs. Gordon Lee moved up to 4 p.m. because of potential rain.

–Coosa will play at Model at 4:30 this afternoon, also changed because of weather concerns.

-From Berry: “With rain expected Saturday morning, the Berry College baseball and softball teams have announced time changes for the upcoming weekend. Both teams will now play a single game on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. and their doubleheader on Sunday beginning at noon. Softball’s senior day recognition will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday. Baseball’s senior day events will begin around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.”

MORNING REPORT

Business: Work begins on growing Aldi on Turner McCall; store remains open for now. Business

Politics: Two-woman race for superior court judgeship already seeing $111,000 in contributions. Politics 

Education: Rome High’s Jaaie Varshney named UGA Foundation Fellow. Latest scholarship offers for Darlington seniors. Big turnout for Unity fund-raising event. Education

Buzz: Drug drop off event set for April 21 at Floyd County Jail. Special concert at Pleasant Valley South on April 22. Guided tours at Berry’s dairy on Saturday. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About three quarters of an inch of rain between Friday evening and midday Saturday, most due overnight. Freeze watch set for midnight Saturday through 10 a.m Sunday. Weather 

Obituaries: Mrs. Jeanette Smith Adcock. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores (expanded edition). Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

Advertising (posting around 3 p.m.)
Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday.
Sweet P’s at The Palladium puts a new spin on your Sunday dinner plans.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:

The latest on opening night for the Rome Braves vs. Delmarva.
Rematch tonight at 7; gates open at 6 p.m.
Post-game fireworks Saturday night (first pitch at 6 p.m.; gates open at 5 p.m.)
High school baseball scores and schedule.
Shorter Hawks’ spring football scrimmage is April 14.
Community sports including Saturday’s Fifth Annual Run for the Homeless.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM, streaming.

 7:40 a.m. Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault from Rome City Brewing Co. on the tap room now open at 333 Broad St. — and the start of tours this Saturday (4 p.m. sold out; booking 5 p.m.).

8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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