Latest Heritage First Headlines. Groups concerned about homeless organizing over City Commission proposals. Near-record heat eases — a bit; storms trigger power outages. Bartow deputy fired, arrested with fiance over disturbance, sheriff says. Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101; another church forming.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Groups concerned about homeless organizing over City Commission proposals. Near-record heat eases — a bit; storms trigger power outages. Bartow deputy fired, arrested with fiance over disturbance, sheriff says. Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101; another church forming.

 

MORNING REPORT

  • Community groups organizing as Rome City Commission considers ‘urban camping,’ ‘panhandling’ ordinances. More updates later today. Latest city issue
  • We the Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101 near Saddle Mountain. The Lighthouse, a nondenominational church, launches Aug. 25.Churches
  • Bartow sheriff: Deputy fired, arrested with fiance following off-duty disturbance Saturday night caught on video. Arrest
  • More than 1,100 Northwest Georgia power customers without service following late-night storm. Power
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 90s due today after record-level highs on Torrid Tuesday. Heat index was 109; today, 102.  Weather
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Melissa (Lisa) Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of Adult Education. GNTC
  • Rome Police: K-9 Officer Josh Glover, K-9 partner Ash assigned to Rome Floyd County Metro Drug Task Force. K-9
  • Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville. Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts. Buzz
  • Newscast: An audio edition of today’s headlines. Rant: What’s more important, discarded trash or discarded lives? Newscast
  • Obituaries: Staff Sgt. James Routledge Arthur, Mr. Bruce Lee Nation Sr.,  Ms. Carol Broome Padgett, Ms. Richenda Eugenia Richardson, Mrs. Thelma Elaine Best Terry. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch
  • Hometown Headlines broadcasts. Click here. Free and on demand, our weekday newscasts and Druck Report interviews.

 


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

  • ‘Capitol’ day for Rome High’s Jah’Lia Evans, celebrating her national triple jump title. Jah’Lia
  • Updates on Berry Vikings, Shorter Hawks football.
  • The Atlanta Falcons at home Thursday vs. Jets, kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Falcons
  • Rome Braves win big vs. Asheville, 13-8; series finale tonight.
  • Latest local soccer updates.
  • John McClellan’s high school football preview and first prediction of the season as Unity Christian plays Friday night. Plus: Audio interview. Link to all high school schedules.  McClellan
  • 2019 high school football schedules: Every local school with games this fall. Schedules
  • Links to fall football:
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons’ preseason: At home vs. Jets Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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