Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Traffic headaches on Turner McCall begin as paving gets under way.

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

MORNING REPORT:

Business: New York Times takes a closer look at surging youth sports complexes across the country, including LakePoint in Emerson. LakePoint

Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who’s been appointed to state Court of Appeal. Politics

Business: Next round of openings around Cartersville’s sizzling Main Street just about ready: Chick-fil-A, Discount Tire by October; urgent care early next year. Business 

Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown. Life spans

Buzz: Honors for Berry’s ‘eagle lady,’ Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning. Buzz 

Education: 160 colleges, universities pack Darlington’s annual College Fair Monday. Two authors with ties to Georgia Northwestern release new books.  Education

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Carter Jr., Mr. Michael Paul Farr, Mrs. Bobbie Frances Landry, Mrs. Betty Sue Williams Martin, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Robert Jeffery Stansell, Blanche Sworden. 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.

Weekly soccer report.
Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today.
Updates from Berry College.
Falcons host Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday.
College football:
-Berry at Centre, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Shorter at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Georgia at Missouri, noon Saturday.
-Georgia Tech at home Saturday vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Community:
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.

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

7:40 a.m. Christa Jackson and Kristina Maddux on Saint Mary’s Catholic School’s fall bazaar this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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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