Latest Heritage First Headlines: As Florence takes aim, Northwest Georgia steps up to lend a hand. How to help. Our impact: So far, light rain Sunday, Monday. Weekend: 12-plus events from balloon festival, independence celebration, Rose Lawn arts festival.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: As Florence takes aim, Northwest Georgia steps up to lend a hand. How to help. Our impact: So far, light rain Sunday, Monday. Weekend: 12-plus events from balloon festival, independence celebration, Rose Lawn arts festival.

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

MORNING REPORT

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: The latest on Hurricane Florence; not much impact forecast here so far. Today: High of 91; heat index of 98. More of the same Friday.  Weather 

Florence relief efforts: RomeGaCares seeks water, cleaning supplies, personal needs, monetary donations. North Rome Church of God site almost ready for donations. Church of Rome opens doors to evacuees. Salvation Army mobilizes to help storm victims. Calhoun crew ready to restore power. Relief

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: At least a dozen events including Roman Rumble, Art Festival at Rose Lawn, balloon festival, independence fiesta. Weekend

Buzz: Rome schools honored for ‘Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.’ Part of Everett Springs Road closed today. Possum Trot Chapel homecoming is Sunday. Friends of the Library auction update. Master Gardeners on Christmas decorations. Buzz 

Obituaries:  Mrs. Delila Hunter Alexander, Robert Earl Crim, Diana Dumas. 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-Carrollton game at Barron Stadium this Friday to be
broadcast statewide by GPB Sports.
No weekend changes so far for local sports teams because of Florence.
John McClellan’s high school football forecast for 15 games this weekend.
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

8:10 a.m. Capt. Jason Smith of the Salvation Army in Rome on preparing for possible deployment in the Carolinas as Florence slams the region.

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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