Latest Heritage First Headlines: Little Caesars building new East Rome location. Barn Belly Burgers opens in Aragon. Schools provide over 100,600 summer meals. Weekend Guide.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Little Caesars building new East Rome location. Barn Belly Burgers opens in Aragon. Schools provide over 100,600 summer meals. Weekend Guide.

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

MORNING REPORT

Dining: Little Caesars to build new East Rome location on Turner McCall Boulevard near Krystal. Barn Belly Burgers and Flea Market opens in Aragon. Dining

Education: Floyd County Schools provided more than 100,600 summer meals across 70 locations this summer. Education

Less than 50 tickets remain for this Saturday’s 2018 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge; benefits Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. Dance

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Night at the Museum, Rodeo Rome, Rome Braves, Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on tap; two farmers markets, too. Weekend

Buzz: Kiwanis Club’s Peach Sale raises $8,000. Tomato Sandwich Supper raises $18,000 for health clinic. Ken Pence to chair Blood Assurance Advisory Board. Front Line Awards Luncheon Aug. 14. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slightly cooler today with high near 88. More rain expected this afternoon through the weekend. Forecast

Obituaries: Mr. Gwinn Carlton “G.C.” Dotson, Mr. Melvin Lee Ely, Sr., Jane Kay Lyon and Mrs. Willie Belle Ware. 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.

Rome Braves top Delmarva, 1-0, on Wednesday. Rematch tonight at 7 p.m, State Mutual Stadium.
High school scrimmages kickoff tonight for Darlington, Calhoun, Adairsville, Trion and Woodland.
FOOTBALL:
-John McClellan: Closer look at region play for area high schools — plus the first games of the new season for each one.  McClellan
-High school football scrimmage and 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.
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.

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