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Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.
Audit of Shorter University shows 1,300-student loss over five years; $16 million in overall staff, operating cuts; combined long-term debt of $16.5 million due for repayment now through 2022. Shorter
About Rome’s proposed smoking ban and a divided response. At issue: Documented health concerns and ‘personal rights’ in a year where parking restrictions, a juvenile curfew and distracted driving laws continue to fuel debate. Update
Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a ‘major methamphetamine distributor.’ Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators. Arrest
Latest updates on Turner McCall as repaving continues. Some tips on avoiding the backup and a detour map. Traffic
Health: Public Health offering flu shots as new season begins. Last season, 145 people in Georgia — including at least five here — died because of the illness. Flu
Politics: Floyd Democrats host ‘Georgia Giants’ dinner Friday; guest speaker lieutenant governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico. Attorney General Chris Carr at GOP headquarters today. Politics
Georgia DOT: 10.8-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in Bartow County to be repaved for $3.2 million. Bartow
Buzz: Firefighters conducting hydrant flows in Horseleg area today-Friday. Free day at Oak Hill Saturday. Three Rivers Singers start new season Oct. 14. Buzz
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No real break in the heat until next week; we could see 93 today. Weather
Obituaries: Mr. Leon Diamond, Mrs. Ruth R. Jones (104), Mrs. Bonnell Wallace Wright, Ms. Mildred Wyley. 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.
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