Newscast: Roll the dice, play Rome Opoly (seriously). Fair’s biggest days; busy weekend. More near-record heat. Rant: Our spin on Rome Opoly (economic development, Third World City, ‘free parking.’)


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Friday’s news and what’s ahead this weekend:
  • Who’s ready to roll the dice and win Rome Opoly? Get the perfect Christmas present now for $19.98 at Walmart. 
  • Coosa Valley Fair: Gates open at 5 p.m.; today’s schedule. Latest pageant updates; exhibition results
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center:  Geo Caching continues. Mountain Day, ‘Spelling Bee’ at Berry. Locomotive festival in Adairsville.
  • Political calendar: Last day to register to vote is Monday; next forum set for Oct. 17.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 101 on Thursday in Rome, 100 in Cartersville; we’ll come close to another record high today — and then a gradual cool down starts.
  • Rant of the Day: We offer some updates to Rome Opoly (Economic Development, ‘free’ parking downtown, Summerville Park hotel.

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