Heritage First Headlines: Smoking restricted in downtown Rome starting April 1 following 7-2 commission vote. Love Library seeks downtown ‘Express’ location. Bartow booming again with $80 million expansion. Good news for Floyd County high schools.

Heritage First Headlines: Smoking restricted in downtown Rome starting April 1 following 7-2 commission vote. Love Library seeks downtown ‘Express’ location. Bartow booming again with $80 million expansion. Good news for Floyd County high schools.

MORNING REPORT
  • City Commission votes to snuff out smoking in downtown Rome, 7-2. Concerns raised about enforcement, business impact. McNiece urges healthcare community to expand efforts to warn smokers about health impacts. Smoking
  • The Love Library announces plans to open an “Express” store at 402 Tribune St. in downtown Rome. Express
  • Business: Bartow booming again as Shaw doubles down on Adairsville plant. Planned: $80 million investment, hundreds of new jobs. Bargain Hunt grand opening in Calhoun Friday. Business
  • Health: Ninth flu death reported in Georgia since late September. Floyd’s Kurt Stuenkel honored by American College of Healthcare Executives. Health
  • Education: All four Floyd County high schools among select group across the state named 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Education
  • Buzz: Tickets on sale for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies benefiting the Family Resource Center. Helping parents cope class begins Wednesday. Sixth Annual Seed Swap is March 2. Y’s pop-up fitness class is at the civic center Friday. Buzz
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer and wetter today with a chance of some thunder between 10 a.m. and noon. Expect an inch of rain. Weather
  • Obituaries:  Mrs. Cynthia June “Cindy” Couch, Bessie Burnes Crawford, Sanford Samuel “Sandy” Taylor, Mr. James Howlett Woodruff, Edmund Leonidas Yeargan Jr. . Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch

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

Latest high school signings from Armuchee, Pepperell high schools.
Honors for Berry softball player.
High school basketball:
-Darlington boys, girls, Trion girls in the state title hunt.
-Game matchups and links to brackets.
Busy community sports calendar.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
7:40 a.m. Dr. Jeff Wilson, Floyd County Schools superintendent, and board chair Dr. Tony Daniel on the Midway property sale.
8:10 a.m. Morgan Lamphere,  vice president of marketing for The Spires at Berry College, on the latest updates including nearly $18 million in building permits being issued.
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