Latest Heritage First Headlines: Frigid night in Northwest Georgia; another on the way. School, business delays. Sheltering those in need from the cold. County Commission calls meeting to discuss development ‘concept.’ Remembering Adairsville’s killer tornado. Bill Peterson’s chicken chain grows again. Downtown Loft Tours return.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Frigid night in Northwest Georgia; another on the way. School, business delays. Sheltering those in need from the cold. County Commission calls meeting to discuss development ‘concept.’ Remembering Adairsville’s killer tornado. Bill Peterson’s chicken chain grows again. Downtown Loft Tours return.

LATEST HEADLINES

Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.

MORNING EDITION

  • Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Morning low of 18 degrees so far, even colder Thursday morning. No black ice reports. Weather
  • Delays for Wednesday: Floyd, Gordon students to report two hours later than normal because of black ice concerns. Normal schedule for Rome. Delays
  • Local shelters expanding services as a cold front sweeps the region; overnight low: 18 degrees. Shelters
  • The Big Switch’ update: County Commission sets called meeting for noon Thursday to ‘approve the revised unified economic development plan for Rome and Floyd County.’ Big Switch
  • Business: Bill Peterson’s Otter’s Chicken opens today in Carrollton; next up, Acworth. Downtown Loft Tours returns April 6. Business
  • Remembering Jan. 30, 2013: Tornado with 160-mph winds ravages parts of Adairsville, then Gordon County. One died, 17 were hurt and more than 350 homes and buildings were damaged. Tornado
  • Buzz: Rome Symphony Orchestra presents “Southern Bel Cantos” with Rome native James A. Douglas on Feb. 9. Floyd County Master Gardeners present ‘To Prune or Not To Prune’ Feb. 16. Buzz
  • Obituaries: Hilary Yeargan Johnson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Thursday; state workers were off Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Several high school basketball games moved to this afternoon/evening.
Rome Braves’ Pick a Seat event is Saturday.
Latest local college sports notes.
Super Bowl LIII, Pats vs. Rams, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Atlanta.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
8:10 a.m. Holly Amerman from Rome City Schools on “bridge day” for the parents of eighth graders at Rome Middle. It gives parents a chance to meet with counselors and advisers to plan their academic pathway for freshman in the 2019-20 school year.
8:40 a.m. Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools,  on the use of digital learning — especially on snow days.
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