Latest Heritage First Headlines. Ahead of the Headlines: Economic development, one year later. Commission races in final phase. City agenda: ‘urban camping,’ alcohol zones. Busy weekend; cool one, too.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Ahead of the Headlines: Economic development, one year later. Commission races in final phase. City agenda: ‘urban camping,’ alcohol zones. Busy weekend; cool one, too.

MORNING REPORT

  • Ahead of the headlines: A year after Al Hodge’s ‘retirement’ announcement, puzzle pieces still missing. Expanding redevelopment? North Rome wants in.  Plus: Who’s scripting the final days of Campaign 2019? Headlines
  • Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting has three key issues on current agenda: urban camping, panhandling and expanding areas for public alcohol consumption (including Barron Stadium). Commission
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Fiddlin’ Fest returns. Oktoberfest celebration. Mushroom, Covered Bridge festivals. Two Sunday concerts. Weekend
  • Buzz: Youth Leadership Summit draws more than 500 students including some from Armuchee High. Season’s final Walk With a Doc is Oct. 19. Job fair Oct. 25 at Rome Career Center. Buzz
  • Broadcasts: Please see our latest podcasts, Alli Mitchell from United Way and the founders of Drowned Valley Brewing founders. Our Newscast, rant return Monday.
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two shots at rain between Sunday and Tuesday; today’s high: 71. Weather
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Bernice Louise Givens Bowling, Mrs. Katherine Hightower, Mr. David Lee Smith. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests. 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.
  • Thursday: 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.

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

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
  • Friday night scores. Big wins for Rome, Unity, Cartersville, Cedartown and Calhoun.
  • John McClellan: How did John pick’em this week?
  • Sunday: Latest high school rankings.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL today:
  • Berry hosts Hendrix, 2 p.m.
  • Shorter at West Alabama, 5 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech at Duke, 12:30 p.m.
  • Georgia vs. South Carolina, noon.
ATLANTA FALCONS:  At Arizona, 4 p.m. Sunday.

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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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