- Education: Shorter ‘on warning’ from accreditation team because of ongoing financial woes; university outlines steps to reduce those concerns. Also: Notes from annual audit showing enrollment plunge, budget cuts. Education
- Wanted Rome man in custody on more than 40 charges, including aggravated assault on an officer, numerous traffic violations. Arrested
- Dining & Drink: West Rome restaurant returns after brief update. From Broad Street: Giggity’s has a gift for dad; Tap Room extends food hours. LakePoint now selling beer, wine. BK on the way to Love’s. D&D
- Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Rome for the Rescues, Georgia’s Dream Night Talent Search, RSO conjures up ‘Harry Potter,’ RLT awards, Michael Allman in Cartersville — and what’s outdoors. Weekend
- Hometown Headlines Podcast for Friday: News, views and weekend. Podcast
- Buzz: Cartersville brewery ships 50,000 cans of water to Arkansas flood victims. Buzz
- Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to the low 80s today, upper 80s this weekend; rain likely on Sunday. Weather
- J. Bryant Steele, who made a profession out of his passion for writing, has died. You read his stories in the RNT, V3 and other publications. Remembering Bryant
- Obituaries: Charles Eugene Barton. Obituaries
- Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
- Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports
Rome Braves continue series in Augusta tonight through Sunday.
-All-Star break follows. Next home game, June 20.
-Latest roster moves; six now on injured list.
Links to fall football:
-High school schedules.
-Local colleges; UGA and Tech.
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