Latest Heritage First Headlines: Relief efforts begin here as Florence threatens Carolinas; remnants could be an issue for Georgia. How to help. Updates on Bartow men charged in suspected ‘meth pipeline’ for here to West Virginia. Lyons Bridge Farm’s ‘Beef Barn’ grand opening is Saturday. Heat index returns, could hit 97 today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Relief efforts begin here as Florence threatens Carolinas; remnants could be an issue for Georgia. How to help. Updates on Bartow men charged in suspected ‘meth pipeline’ for here to West Virginia. Lyons Bridge Farm’s ‘Beef Barn’ grand opening is Saturday. Heat index returns, could hit 97 today.

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

MORNING REPORT

Relief efforts for Florence’s potential victims organizing in Floyd County; how to help. Plus: The latest on the hurricane; remnants could be in Northeast Georgia on Monday. RomeGaCare

Business: Lyons Bridge Farm’s ‘Beef Barn’ grand opening is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Cave Spring. In addition to retail shop, Lyons Bridge markets directly to consumers, restaurants. Business 

Results of initial court hearing Tuesday for one of two Cartersville men arrested in Fairmont, W. Va., in what authorities say was a ‘large-scale conspiracy’ meth pipeline.  Updates

Former Shorter Campus Safety Director Paula Penson, who’s complaints of harassment by a supervisor there led to resignations and her own firing, rejoins the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Penson 

Politics: Rome/Floyd candidates forum set for Oct. 9. Abrams, Kemp to appear in two televised debates. Key dates to know in the upcoming election. Politics 

Buzz: Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Day is this Saturday. Seminar set to help disabled with emergency plans. Weather service offers ‘Skywarn’ classes in Rome. Chieftain’s volunteer Saturday set. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index returns today, Thursday; at least 97 degrees (actual high, 90). Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Ella Vera Adam, Georgia Cumming Hardwick, Melburn “Mel” Jacob Hibbard, Norma Jean Sitton. 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 High’s Jamious Griffin one of 14 players in hunt for USA TODAY’s weekly Super 25 Top Star honors (how to vote).
Unity Christian no. 8 in its football conference.
Berry Viking Volleyball moves up in rankings.
John McClellan’s high school football forecast:
College football:
-Berry at Rhodes on Saturday.
-Shorter at West Florida on Saturday.
-Georgia hosts Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.
-Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Atlanta Falcons host Carolina on Sunday.
Community:
-Roman Rumble returns this Saturday.  There’s still time to register or do it day-of.
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.

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

7:40 a.m. Brad Raffensperger, the Republican candidate for Georgia Secretary of State, joins us to talk about his goals for the office.
8:40 a.m. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and Tim Herrington, Floyd County’s emergency management director, join us to talk about the return of RomeCares in anticipation of relief needs for those in the path of Hurricane Florence.

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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