Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome chase ends in Alabama; two held. Second Georgia vaping death prompts health alert. Pedestrian dies in Cartersville. Druck Report: Meet the founders of Drowned Valley brewery. Brian McCann: ‘This is it for me.’ ‘Fest’ive Weekend: Fiddlin’, Oktober, Mushroom, more.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Rome chase ends in Alabama; two held. Second Georgia vaping death prompts health alert. Pedestrian dies in Cartersville. Druck Report: Meet the founders of Drowned Valley brewery. Brian McCann: ‘This is it for me.’ ‘Fest’ive Weekend: Fiddlin’, Oktober, Mushroom, more.

MORNING REPORT

  • Chase that started in downtown Rome and ended in Cherokee County (Ala.) lands two Floyd County men in custody. Chase
  • Health: State confirms second vaping death; governor, health department issue health warning. Plus: Earlier local concerns about vaping. Health
  • State patrol: Cartersville woman struck, killed in Tuesday accident at U.S. 41 and Felton Road. Fatality
  • Druck Report: Cartersville’s Drowned Valley Brewing Co. is just about ready to pour. Owners Dean Kimberly and JD Dean on how an idea is about to become a craft brew destination. Podcast
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Fiddlin’ Fest returns. Oktoberfest celebration. Mushroom, Covered Bridge festivals. Two Sunday concerts. Weekend
  • Newscast: Our audio headlines and Rant of the Day.
  • Buzz: Kiwanis Club of Rome sellings pecans just in time for Thanksgiving. Floyd County Police Department’s 10th annual golf tournament is Nov. 1, to benefit Elevation House.  Buzz
  • Obituaries: Mr. Ricky Keith Smith, Hillary Paris Thomas, Mr. Joshua Turner. Obituaries
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance overnight Friday; upper 40s on Sunday morning. Weather.
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch
Politics:
  • Monday: Advance voting weekdays until Nov. 1. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., health department.
  • Tuesday: The Rome TEA Party and the Conservative Coalition will hold a City Commission candidates forum at Fuddruckers.Begins at noon.
  • Oct. 17: Political Forum. JoAnn Harbin Community Room, Willingham Gym, 560 N Division St., Rome. A social hour at 5 p.m.; the forum begins at 6.
  • Nov. 5. Election day. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Candidate profiles, Q&A for the Ward 1 and Ward 3 Rome City Commission hopefuls.  Also: Candidate forums, advance voting update.

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

BASEBALL
  • Brian McCann call’s it a career; ‘that’s it for me.’ Remembering 2003 and McCann’s impact in Rome.
  • Atlanta Braves: St. Louis dominates from the first inning, eliminates Braves, 13-1.
HIGH SCHOOL
  • John McClellan’s high school picks. Cartersville, Unity should keep unbeaten streaks alive this week. McClellan.
  • Friday’s schedule.
  • Softball results from Wednesday.
LOCAL, STATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • Berry Vikings host Hendrix, Saturday at 2 p.m.  Vikings
  • Shorter Hawks at West Alabama, Saturday at 5 p.m. Hawks 
  • Georgia Tech at Duke on Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
  • Georgia Bulldogs. At home vs. South Carolina, noon Saturday.
ATLANTA FALCONS: At Arizona, 4 p.m. Sunday, TV: Fox. Radio: 92.9 The Game.

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  • Two long-form podcasts this week: Alli Mitchell of United Way; the guys behind Drowned Valley Brewing in Cartersville. 
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