Newscast: Big changes for Rome’s City Commission. Business: Floyd/Atrium combine, Goo-Goo and Chicken Salad Chick sell. A rant and Peaks & Valleys: election edition.

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A huge day even before the last votes were counted. On to the headlines:

  • Newcomers Bojo, Cochran win as does returning commissioner Askew. Incumbents Collins, Stevenson, McDaniel re-elected; ‘brunch bill’ easily passes. We have election results, some analysis and profiles of the six winners from Tuesday night.
  • Our regional report includes Matt Santini wins new term as mayor in Cartersville; the brunch bill passed there as well. Updates from Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties.
  • Floyd Health System, Atrium Health combining. What it means to the healthcare organization.
  • Dulaneys sell three Rome Goo-Goo car washes to International Car Wash Group.
  • Chicken Salad Chick’s parent company sold; we’ve got some comments from founder Stacy Brown on what it means. Also, a new thrift store planned for West Rome at former Fred’s site.
  • Rant of the Day: An incredible day in business news with the Floyd/Atrium deal and the sale of the Goo-Goo spots here and the parent company of Chicken Salad Chick.
  • Peaks & Valleys, the election edition: Some highs and too many lows from the 2019 election.

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