Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

 

 

LATEST HEADLINES

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

MORNING REPORT

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.

Coosa vs. Model football game shifts to Oct. 25.
Big record for Rome High’s Jamious Griffin.
Latest high school softball updates; volleyball playoffs start Saturday.
John McClellan picks the winner of 14 high school games here this weekend.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
-Berry Vikings: Home vs. Millsaps, 2 p.m., Saturday.
-Shorter Hawks:  Homecoming vs. Mississippi College, 1 p.m.
-Georgia Bulldogs: Off Saturday. Next: Oct. 27 vs. Florida in Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m., CBS.
Georgia Tech: Off Saturday. Next: Oct. 25 at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
COMMUNITY
-Nov. 17: Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium.

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

7:40 a.m. Rhonda Wallace, who’s running for a new term as Post 1 commissioner on the Floyd County Commission, on what we could expect if she wins on Nov. 6.
8:40 a.m.: Gretchen Corbin of Rome, who serves as the Georgia Lottery Corp.’s president and chief executive officer, joins us to talk about the huge lottery jackpots up for grabs this week.

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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