- Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Look for an inch of rain, gusts of 20 mph as tropical system crosses the state on Saturday. Continuing updates. Weather
- ‘Severity of violations’ behind Budgetel Inn permit suspension; health department, agencies placed 84 children, families, others in ‘safer’ places. Health
- Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in case where a Floyd County man was convicted of his wife’s shooting death just before Christmas 2017. High court
- Dining: The Crushed Tomato expands to LaFayette starting Tuesday. KFC on Turner McCall getting a new look; drive-through remains open. Dining
- Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, Bluegrass & Roots Festival, chili cookout, John Wisdom ride on the agenda. Weekend
- Georgia Public Broadcasting’s ‘Hometown Georgia/Rome’ episode also available online; just click here (27 minutes).
- New voting machines getting a test in early voting in Bartow, Paulding counties. Through Wednesday, ‘we have been very impressed,’ says Bartow elections chief. Politics
- Newscast: Watching our tropical Saturday weather. Crushed Tomato expands, KFC remodels. Busy weekend. Rant: New voting machines: Paper or plastic? Newscast
- Politics: 150 advance voters since Monday; today 8 a.m.-5 p.m., public health department. Candidate profiles, what’s next. Politics
- Buzz: ‘To Kingdom Come’ due Monday at City Auditorium. Junior Service League’s poinsettia sale starts. Berry Jazz Ensemble to perform Monday at Dark Side.
- Obituaries: Mrs. Oneida Anne Adams, Mrs. Jewel Hamilton, Lucy Heggie Kilpatrick, Mr. Thomas Vester McBurnett Sr.
- Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
- Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests. Crimewatch
Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Saturday (1) and Sunday (9): Your first look at 10 homes in Rome, Rockmart, Menlo, priced from $140,000 to $699,000. Hardy
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports
- High School: John McClellan’s high school picks for tonight.
- Tonight’s, Saturday’s high school football schedule.
- Berry at Birmingham Southern, 7 p.m. Saturday; Shorter at Barron Stadium vs. North Greenville, 1 p.m. Saturday.
Falcons: Home vs. L.A. Rams, 1 p.m. Sunday.Community: Willard Nixon golf tournament is Oct. 25.
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