Latest Heritage First Headlines: Officials react to proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell, impact to Rome center. Mannington Mills to invest $42 million in Calhoun facility. Floyd Schools discuss consolidation. Weekend Guide and more rain on way.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Officials react to proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell, impact to Rome center. Mannington Mills to invest $42 million in Calhoun facility. Floyd Schools discuss consolidation. Weekend Guide and more rain on way.

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

MORNING REPORT

Proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell could impact in Rome, but local officials see little direct competition and Rome’s “Southern Hospitality” playing key role. Tennis

Business: Mannington Mills to invest $42 million, all 200 new jobs at Calhoun facility by 2021. Business

Floyd School Superintendent: School consolidation just “one of many options on the table” as system deals with continuing enrollment decline, funding issues, but “no schools on chopping block” right now. Schools

Education: GNTC graduates earns bronze medal in China International Welding Competition. GHC accreditation reaffirmed by SACS Commission on Colleges. Honors for Rome Middle FFA. Education

Education: Floyd County Schools announces 54 students earning AP Scholar Awards. Scholars

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

Health: Good news for teachers, state employees as insurance rates hold steady for 2019. Health

Buzz: Portion of Blacks Bluff Road near Brushy Branch boat ramp to be reduced to one lane starting Monday. Floyd Democrats elect delegates for state convention. Buzz

Politics: Floyd Republican Party teaming up with state GOP to open regional election office on Broad Street. Politics

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain expected later today with up to half-inch of rain. Scattered showers/storms possible through the weekend. Forecast

Obituaries: Mr. William Ralph “Bill” Everett, Mr. George H. Neal and Ms. Linda Sue Meeks. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900. Posting at 3 p.m.

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

Rome Braves top Delmarva, 5-0. Open a four game series with West Virginia tonight.
High school scrimmage updates.
Berry College to live stream the first Vikings Media Days on Facebook Live, Aug. 14-21.
Registration underway for Arsenal Fall Recreational Soccer League and Lil’ Gunners Preschool Soccer.
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.

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

The radio edition returns Monday just after the 7 a.m. news. Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. Larry Alford of ServiceMaster by Twins and Moriah Medina of Cartridge World on the 2018 Rome Floyd Chamber Expo coming up in November.
8:10 a.m. Chip Hood, Floyd Board of Education Chair, and Dr. Jeff Wilson, Superintendent, on potential changes to the school system.

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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