Latest Heritage First Headlines: Stunning classroom video shows Rome Middle teacher pounded as she tries to stop fighting students. Sheriff’s Office bringing ‘escape room’ to Coosa Valley Fair. Latest unemployment report for area counties. Last full day of summer will be a hot one; tracking Maria.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Stunning classroom video shows Rome Middle teacher pounded as she tries to stop fighting students. Sheriff’s Office bringing ‘escape room’ to Coosa Valley Fair. Latest unemployment report for area counties. Last full day of summer will be a hot one; tracking Maria.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd,  Bartow and Polk county jails. MORNING EDITION Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as viewers of metro Atlanta’s most-watched newscast. Video  Jobs: The August unemployment report for Northwest Georgia. Plus: Who’s hiring now. Jobs Sheriff’s… Read more

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Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as viewers of metro Atlanta’s most-watched newscast.

Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as viewers of metro Atlanta’s most-watched newscast.

A cell phone video sent to WSB Channel 2 showing a Rome Middle School teacher being repeatedly pounded as she tried to separate two fighting students has gone viral throughout the community. The evening newscast as well as the station’s website showcase seconds of the brawl with the students’ faces blurred because of their ages.… Read more

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Jobs: A back-to-school dip in unemployment across Northwest Georgia. Also: Who’s hiring right now.

Jobs: A back-to-school dip in unemployment across Northwest Georgia. Also: Who’s hiring right now.

  Executive summary: The unemployment rate dropped across the region last month, in part because school-age workers were returning to class, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Also, employment was up for the same reason — schools were opening in late July and early August. The breakdown: Floyd: 5.3%, down a full point from… Read more

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Sheriff’s office bringing ‘Escape Room’ to the Coosa Valley Fair Oct. 3-7 — but with a few twists of local flavor. Plus: Link to the fair guide; radio interview Tuesday.

Sheriff’s office bringing ‘Escape Room’ to the Coosa Valley Fair Oct. 3-7 — but with a few twists of local flavor. Plus: Link to the fair guide; radio interview Tuesday.

That’s Sheriff J.W. Law who’s on the lookout for “Moonshiner Bob’s Lost Cabin” and what’s inside. In between cans of Vienna sausages (regular, not barbecue), he’s on the hunt and knows where to look — the Coosa Valley Fair set for Oct. 3-7 in Rome. You and some friends can become part of the posse… Read more

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Politics: First of two special tax reports to post on Monday. Links to candidate profiles. Key dates between now and Nov. 7.

Politics: First of two special tax reports to post on Monday. Links to candidate profiles. Key dates between now and Nov. 7.

  The ballot: Candidate and tax proposals The 2017 special tax vote extension: The pros and cons on the special tax that would fund projects throughout the county as well as in the cities of Rome and Cave Spring. Posting Monday by Natalie Simms for Hometown Headlines. The 2017 education tax extension: A closer look… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highland’s nursing program earns new ‘most affordable’ designation. Artistic winners announced from weekend’s Rose Lawn festival. Oreburg Road closed again. Updates on library book sale.

Buzz: Georgia Highland’s nursing program earns new ‘most affordable’ designation. Artistic winners announced from weekend’s Rose Lawn festival. Oreburg Road closed again. Updates on library book sale.

Georgia Highlands College’s nursing program was ranked as the ‘#1 Most Affordable Nursing Degree in Georgia’ by College Choice. This follows the program’s recent inclusion in GeriatricNursing.org’s article called ““30 Most Affordable Nursing Degree Programs.” College Choice is a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. According to College Choice, the ranking was created… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Smog alert in Bartow today; upper 80s through Sunday. Latest on Maria.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Smog alert in Bartow today; upper 80s through Sunday. Latest on Maria.

WEATHER NOW Code Orange Air Quality Alert today for Bartow, metro Atlanta: The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta for Thursday Sept. 21. Under Code Orange conditions, the outdoor air quality is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive… Read more

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Norman’s No-Nos: Dogs vs. Dawgs will be decided by a touchdown. Why Irish eyes might be smiling — this Saturday, at least.

Norman’s No-Nos: Dogs vs. Dawgs will be decided by a touchdown. Why Irish eyes might be smiling — this Saturday, at least.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL Norman Arey’s Norman’s No-Nos:  I finished 8-2 last week and coupled with a 9-1 mark the week before, I’m bragging about my two-week run. Although the stats for the season show 23-7, that ain’t bad. Still searching for that perfect week. SATURDAY Auburn… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Area sports fans unite to bolster Ray Donaldson’s NFL Hall of Fame bid (radio update at 7:40 a.m.) Norman’s No-Nos: A ‘Dog’ party in Athens. High school updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Area sports fans unite to bolster Ray Donaldson’s NFL Hall of Fame bid (radio update at 7:40 a.m.) Norman’s No-Nos: A ‘Dog’ party in Athens. High school updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HEADLINES   Norman’s No-Nos: Dogs vs. Dawgs will be decided by a touchdown. Why Irish eyes might be smiling — this Saturday, at least. No-Nos Facebook page started supporting Roman Ray Donaldson who is among the list of 108 players and coaches who made the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Morris Franklin Kinnebrew, Mr. Joseph Ray Smith.

Obituaries: Mr. Morris Franklin Kinnebrew, Mr. Joseph Ray Smith.

Mr. Joseph Ray Smith, age 87, of Aragon, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in a Rockmart nursing facility Mr. Smith was born in Floyd County on November 10, 1929, son of the late Joseph Allen Smith and the late Roberta Morris Smith.  He was a veteran having served with the United States Army… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores (with a rare photo and round of applause).

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores (with a rare photo and round of applause).

FLOYD ALTO PARK SCHOOL (Food Service Inspections) 528 BURNETT FERRY RD ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: September 20, 2017 Score: 93, Grade: A DINNER DIVA – Base (Food Service Inspections) 195 CHATILLION RD ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: September 20, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A DINNER DIVA – Mobile (Food Service Inspections) 195 CHATILLION RD… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates all day from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails; Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updates all day from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails; Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch report brought to you by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report Wednesday Cartersville Police Department Wednesday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Bartow County Jail report -How to check the Bartow County Jail log: Click Photo Name In Custody Race Gender… Read more

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Dining: Get a preview of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroeder’s this Saturday in Armuchee. (You can’t beat the aerial signage).

Dining: Get a preview of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroeder’s this Saturday in Armuchee. (You can’t beat the aerial signage).

Sam Edwards, owner of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroder’s in Armuchee, has worked for more than two years to open his restaurant at a new location just a few blocks to the north. You can get a closer look at what’s ahead this weekend as an open house is set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday at 3268 Martha Berry Highway. You… Read more

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ACT scores from Northwest Georgia high schools and what they could mean for college admission next year.

ACT scores from Northwest Georgia high schools and what they could mean for college admission next year.

The ACT (American College Testing) numbers are out for Northwest Georgia with comparisons well under way, especially from parents whose students are about to make high school decisions. Much like the SAT, the ACT is one of the factors studied by college and university admissions’ teams as well as grades and examples of student leadership and/or… Read more

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