Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome Schools to buy 35 buses for use this fall. Speculation begins on who will run for Judge Durham’s seat as he retires Dec. 31, 2020. Weekend washout? Early forecast: Up to 2 inches of rain. Education updates. Model girls soccer in state final four.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome Schools to buy 35 buses for use this fall. Speculation begins on who will run for Judge Durham’s seat as he retires Dec. 31, 2020. Weekend washout? Early forecast: Up to 2 inches of rain. Education updates. Model girls soccer in state final four.

 

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Structure fire on Shorter Avenue leaves one hospitalized with second-, third-degree burns; another treated for smoke inhalation. Two dogs perish.
  • Rome woman drowns near Gadsden.
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Rome Board of Education to purchase 35 buses to comply with federal questions. City schools
  • Update: U.S. attorney’s office, ICE, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office set 10:30 a.m. Wednesday media briefing. Our guess is it is about the raids at ‘multiple locations’ in North Georgia last week. ICE
  • Superior Court Judge J. Bryant Durham Jr. to retire as current term ends in December 2020; voters will pick his replacement in next year’s elections. Judge Durham
  • Education: Rome High’s Elizabeth Carpenter earns two diplomas this month, the second from Georgia Northwestern. Groundbreaking is Friday for RHS career academy, indoor athletics center. Education
  • Newsmakers: Kristy S. Brown named vice president of retail banking at Greater Community Bank. Former Roman Heather Henderson earns Young Professional of the Year honors from Greece (N.Y.) chamber. Newsmakers
  • Buzz: Information stations added to downtown Rome. Grandson of Chick-fil-A founder to address Cartersville-Bartow chamber. Buzz
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More afternoon highs in the upper 80s — and perhaps up to two inches of rain late Thursday into Sunday. Weather
  • Obituaries: Lucile Whittenberg Crews, Mrs. Sarah Linda Crumley Wilson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch

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

State high school football championships move to Georgia State’s field this year.
Model girls soccer wins; final four next at home.
Boys soccer, baseball today.
Rome Braves open three-game home stand tonight vs.  Greensville.
Berry sports updates.

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

7:40 a.m. Soraya Collins of Hardy Realty, current president of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors, joins us to discuss the red-hot real estate market and what we can expect over the traditionally busy summer months.
8:40 a.m. Rick Haase of Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation on a new program this summer: Youth Basketball for boys and girls who are 8-13 years of age as of Sept. 1.
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