Latest Heritage First Headlines: Latest on our soggy weather;  what’s next. Local job count at an all-time high. Christmas shop opens in Cartersville; changes for two radio stations; Popeye’s joining Rockmart’s fast-food freeway. First day of school for Floyd students; —  education updates. That bizarre ‘dueling deers’ video shot on Berry’s campus.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Latest on our soggy weather; what’s next. Local job count at an all-time high. Christmas shop opens in Cartersville; changes for two radio stations; Popeye’s joining Rockmart’s fast-food freeway. First day of school for Floyd students; — education updates. That bizarre ‘dueling deers’ video shot on Berry’s campus.

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LATEST HEADLINES

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

MORNING REPORT

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: As the rain keeps falling, a look at when it will end — and its potential impact. Weather

Business: At an all-time high — the number of people working in Northwest Georgia in the month of June. Jobs

Business: Christmas comes to Cartersville (shop, that is). Changes ahead for radio stations in Chattooga County,  Cedartown. Popeye’s is the latest fast-food restaurant headed to Rockmart. Business

Education: Floyd County, Saint Mary’s, Gordon County students return to class Thursday. Rome students share why they’re excited about the new year. Education

Education: Honors for area 4-Hers at state Congress. New admissions director at Georgia Highlands. Education

Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst. Harbin Hero Hustle

Dueling deer: A must watch quick video — two deer, each on their hind legs, in something akin to a boxing match at Berry College. Deer

Buzz: Free concert in downtown Rome on Saturday. Learn about Bartow history on Aug. 15. Buzz

Brothers who died hours apart here on Monday will be buried together following joint funeral at Henderson & Sons on Friday. The Clark Brothers

Obituaries: Mrs. Marcelle Touchstone Grigsby, 100; Mr. LaMario Majors; William Matthew Sousa. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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


Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

With two games rained out,  Rome Braves take to the road vs. Greenville.
Big changes for the Rome Braves’ roster, too.
Football:
-High school scrimmage schedule including a busy Friday night.
-Rome’s Soap Game is Friday night.
-John McClellan’s look at the new high school football season.
-High school football regular-season schedules.
-Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice continues for the Atlanta Falcons.
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.

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

7:40 a.m. Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars on starting the new school year on Friday.
8:10 a.m. A meteorologist from the National  Weather Service’s Peachtree City office on where all this rain came from — and what the potential impacts might be.

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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