Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jet cleared for landing at new home of Armuchee restaurant. State say no sales tax holiday; Whistle Britches says wanna bet? 20th coach/sports administrator out at Shorter. Heat index to hit 103 again today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jet cleared for landing at new home of Armuchee restaurant. State say no sales tax holiday; Whistle Britches says wanna bet? 20th coach/sports administrator out at Shorter. Heat index to hit 103 again today.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Reports from Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION Business: A key piece of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroeder’s in Armuchee takes flight. In East Rome, a leveled landmark. Business Business: Whistle Britches staging its own tax-free holiday after state dumps popular back-to-school… Read more

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Business: A key piece of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroeder’s in Armuchee takes flight. In East Rome, a leveled landmark.

Business: A key piece of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroeder’s in Armuchee takes flight. In East Rome, a leveled landmark.

There’s a nose of a Dassault Falcon 20 business jet sticking out of an up-and-coming Armuchee restaurant off Martha Berry today. Sam Edwards, owner of Sam’s Burger-Deli/Schroder’s in Armuchee, has spent almost two years planning exactly how to make his relocating restaurant and center stand out from others in the area. Mission accomplished — and its not even… Read more

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Business: Whistle Britches staging its own tax-free holiday after state dumps popular back-to-school concept (while neighboring states didn’t).

Business: Whistle Britches staging its own tax-free holiday after state dumps popular back-to-school concept (while neighboring states didn’t).

This is what a local business does when a state legislature finds some reason to snuff a guaranteed draw for consumers and retailers. Whistle Britches at 206 Broad St. in downtown Rome, in response to the loss of the July sales tax holiday in Georgia, has launched one of its own for today through Sunday.… Read more

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Highly decorated Shorter track and field director Scott Byrd out; no. 20 sports coach or administrator to leave since March 2015 and sixth since late April.

Highly decorated Shorter track and field director Scott Byrd out; no. 20 sports coach or administrator to leave since March 2015 and sixth since late April.

  Scott Byrd is 20th coach or administrator to exit Shorter University’s ever-more-interim sports program since March 2015. A note to faculty and staff from Corey Humphries — vice president of student affairs — makes no mention of the nationally recognized director of Track & Field/Cross Country and instead names an assistant, Willie Griffieth (bio),… Read more

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Buzz: Berry’s Timberlake offers free lecture on eclipse viewing Aug. 15. Georgia Northwestern offering classes in Dade County this fall.

Buzz: Berry’s Timberlake offers free lecture on eclipse viewing Aug. 15. Georgia Northwestern offering classes in Dade County this fall.

  Berry College Physics and Astronomy Professor Todd Timberlake will host a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 for those who want to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse. The Aug. 21 eclipse will begin around 1 p.m. and end around 4 p.m. with maximum eclipse coverage (97.6% in Rome) occurring about 2:30 p.m.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves split double header with Lakewood. Colleges: 20th coach/administrator out at Shorter. Berry welcomes track members; honors for golfers.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves split double header with Lakewood. Colleges: 20th coach/administrator out at Shorter. Berry welcomes track members; honors for golfers.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS ROME BRAVES Rome Braves split double header with Lakewood. Media release: The Rome Braves (10-14) and the Lakewood Blue Claws (12-15) split a twin-bill 3-1, 2-0 Thursday night before a State Mutual Stadium crowd of 1,738. Game one saw the Braves fall behind 1-0 in… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No relief as heat index to soar to 103 again today. Smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No relief as heat index to soar to 103 again today. Smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta.

OUTLOOK At least one more day of stifling heat  with a high of 95 and heat index of 103. Thursday’s heat index also hit 103 while 102 in Cartersville. Some storms moving in Sunday will cool conditions just a bit. The actual high Thursday: 94 in Rome and 93 in Cartersville. Normal: 90 degrees. Today:… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Marc Damien Chapman, Mr. Kelley Hiram Everett, Mrs. Melba Jean Rampley Franklin, Mr. Walter Fletcher ‘Dubble’ Williams.

Remembering Mr. Marc Damien Chapman, Mr. Kelley Hiram Everett, Mrs. Melba Jean Rampley Franklin, Mr. Walter Fletcher ‘Dubble’ Williams.

Mrs. Melba Jean Rampley Franklin, age 76, of Lindale, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at a local hospital. Mrs. Franklin was born in Rome, Georgia on December 4, 1940, daughter of the late Mallory David Burkhalter and the late Ruby Wallace Burkhalter. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn… Read more

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Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  Floyd County No reports Bartow County MCDONALD’S  100 PRINCETON BLVD ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 View inspections: July 20, 2017 Score: 92, Grade: A Tarascos  1325 CASSVILLE RD CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 View inspections: July 20, 2017 Score: 96, Grade: A WENDY’S 957 HWY 140 ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 View inspections: July 20, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A… Read more

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Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Cartersville Police reports: Wednesday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Polk County Jail reports:  Friday From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Booked into the county jail through… Read more

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Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge. Summerville man charged with vehicular homicide.

Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge. Summerville man charged with vehicular homicide.

  The Summerville News reports Daniel Craig, 26, has been charged with DUI and first-degree vehicular homicide following the collision on Taylor’s Ridge Thursday morning that killed 85-year-old Opal Vaughn of Summerville. Expanded report PREVIOUS Traffic remains at a crawl on U.S. 27 on either side of Taylor’s Ridge this morning following an accident that… Read more

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Overview of Georgia Milestones Assessment scores; links to local summaries.

Overview of Georgia Milestones Assessment scores; links to local summaries.

Media release: Student scores for the 2017 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System show increases in many subject areas, including several increases in English Language Arts and mathematics at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Statewide, the percentage of students achieving the Proficient Learner level and above increased or held steady on 18 of 26… Read more

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Georgia Health News: State schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says.

Georgia Health News: State schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News: A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve. Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the… Read more

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