Newscast: Breakthrough on Summerville Park/Sleep Inn standoff? County schools back in session; lots of education news. Huge weekend for music. Rant: A change of face on Facebook.

Newscast: Breakthrough on Summerville Park/Sleep Inn standoff? County schools back in session; lots of education news. Huge weekend for music. Rant: A change of face on Facebook.


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  A very busy news day so let’s get to it:
  • Summerville Park homeowners: Northwest Georgia Housing Authority interested in hotel site for 12-unit senior housing project.
  • Summerville man charged, second suspect caught following gunfire reports at Armuchee Park
  • Back-to-school: Floyd, Berry Elementary and Middle, Gordon County students return today. Floyd Police with tips on what to expect at Pepperell Middle today. 
  • Rome City Schools purchases Three Rivers Drive site for $1.15 million to house, maintain new bus fleet.  
  • Unity Christian to start the 2019-20 school year debt free and with enrollment gains, new bus service to Rockmart, technology upgrades and other enhancements 
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Tons of music downtown on Saturday — Soulfest, Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert  and Little Known Letter. Also: DeSoto anniversary, farmers markets, outdoors. 
  • Druck Report: Todd Wofford, the new Rome-Floyd Parks & Rec director, and Jim Alred on changes, new programs and what’s ahead. You’ll be stunned by the thousands who visit local parks, amenities. 
  • Today’s Rant: Social media reaction to Friday’s immigration vigil led us to remove the story from Facebook (still on the web). Some of those commenting weren’t happy with us. 
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