Newscast: Rant of the day — Is this anyway to run local government? Plus, an audio edition of our headlines: County schools deal with data breach; so-so employment news.

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Your audio daily double — local headlines and our rant of the day:
  • Floyd County Schools report data breach with former vendor involving up to 6,400 student and staff names, dates, maybe emails on file between 2008 and 2015. Company offering credit monitoring
  • First-time jobless claims up in July across Northwest Georgia. Big jump in jobs vs. last year but a drop compared to June’s number. State sets jobs record in July.
  • Health: ‘Crush the Crisis’ opiod take back is Sept. 7 at Remond; what to know. Saturday: Health Initiative for Men plus Women health fair; Walk With a Doc.
  • Business: And they’re back — Murphy USA reopens by East Rome Walmart with new store, pumps, entrance/exit system.
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Tillman Race/Walk; downtown Cartersville concert; outdoors.
  • Rant of the day: A year in the life of local government might scare the life out of you.

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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:

  • 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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