Newscast: $2,400 signing bonuses, other incentives being used to fill law enforcement vacancies. Blistering heat today, Tuesday. Business updates. Peaks & Valleys.

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As we welcome the students back to Unity Christian today, these items:
  • $2,400 hiring bonuses, employee incentives for successful applicants among new tactics area law enforcement is using to fill around two dozen openings.
  • The new RaceTrac in Adairsville is well under way as the company continues to grow in Northwest Georgia. The nearby Burger King in Adairsville is offering next-day pay for employees. 12-lane bowling alley rising quickly at LakePoint Station in Emerson.
  • Funeral set for Tuesday for Rome man who died following a collision on the Bypass on Thursday afternoon.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Blazing heat gets worse; high of 97 on Tuesday with a heat index of 107 possible.
  • John McClellan’s high school football preview and first prediction of the season as Unity Christian plays Friday night.
  • Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows of Northwest Georgia including a huge dance challenge success, commission candidates — and voters.

Weekday newscasts: The latest headlines, a rant or two, Peaks & Valleys. Around eight minutes each, available between 7 and 8 a.m.

The Druck Report: Our long-form interviewsnow called The Druck Report and produced by our colleagues at Brand Red Studios in downtown Rome. All available on demand:

  • Two to three new podcast interviews set for later this week. 
  • Jay Shell on the explosive growth of Rome City Brewing Co. on Broad Street and what’s brewing.
  • Todd Wofford and Jim Alred from Rome Floyd Parks & Rec. As changes continue, what’s ahead for the thousands using area parks, trails and rec programs.
  • Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing of Cartersville was among the first to champion Facebook as a critical tool for her clients.
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