Latest Heritage First Headlines. Keep an eye on tropical system due on Saturday. Closer look at Budgetel and the tenants. Crushed Tomato expands but not this way. Colonel: Rome KFC getting facelift. Politics: Advance balloting; voting test in Bartow.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Keep an eye on tropical system due on Saturday. Closer look at Budgetel and the tenants. Crushed Tomato expands but not this way. Colonel: Rome KFC getting facelift. Politics: Advance balloting; voting test in Bartow.

MORNING REPORT

  • 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
DAILY FEATURES:
  • 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
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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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