Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.
Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years. Business
Jobs: Labor force here up by 300 jobs vs. September 2017 but down that much from the previous month. State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, lowest since May 2001. Plus: Who’s hiring. Jobs
Campaign watch: 1,737 advance votes so far in Floyd. On radio today: Rhonda Wallace, county commissioner. Friday: Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams due in Rome, Cartersville. Politics.
Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: BooFest, chili cookoff, bluegrass and folk festival in Cartersville, more events. Plus: High school, college football. Weekend
Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online. Buzz
No Powerball winner Wednesday so that jackpot grows to $430 million Saturday. Friday’s MegaMillions’ jackpot is mega indeed: $900 million. Lottery chief Gretchen Corbin on Hometown Radio today. Lottery
Hurricane Michael relief: Rome Braves collecting donations. RomeGaCares buys 600 relief buckets that need your help to fill. Bartow County Fire Department seeks assistance for Miller County. Gordon County Schools join relief effort. Polk Chamber aiding South Georgia counterparts. Relief
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 70 today, 63 on Sunday. Low Monday morning: 39 degrees. Half-inch of rain ending Saturday afternoon. Weather
Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner. 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.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
State business headlines: Georgia Trend
Health headlines: Georgia Health News
Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder