Latest Heritage First Headlines: Q & A on education tax, operations with first round of Rome School Board candidates. Your Two Cents: Push begins on twin tax extensions. 13-year-old bowler rolls perfect game. Rain, cooler temps — and watching Irma. Rome Braves end 2017 season in style.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Q & A on education tax, operations with first round of Rome School Board candidates. Your Two Cents: Push begins on twin tax extensions. 13-year-old bowler rolls perfect game. Rain, cooler temps — and watching Irma. Rome Braves end 2017 season in style.

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LATEST HEADLINES

The first convoy from Rome Cares is en route to Texas,  having departed around 8:10 Tuesday morning.

From WRGA: The governments of Cave Spring, Floyd County and Rome have blessed the $63.8 million SPLOST package to go before voters in two months.

Irma is now a category five hurricane, packing winds of 175 mph as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.

MORNING UPDATES

Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Collins, Dixon, Ehrler, Fisher, Seifert (one of three parts). Politics

Your Two Cents: Push begins from all sides on $125 million government, education sales tax extensions on the Nov. 7 ballot. Politics

Call him kingpin: Rome’s Lawton Beasley rolls his first perfect game — 12 consecutive strikes. Perfect game

Rome Cares fills third truck bound for Houston suburbs. Donations accepted through Sept. 15. Photos of who helped on Monday (Berry, Armuchee and meet the Bucket Heads). Rome Cares

Gas prices stable again this morning. AAA: Prices could stay high as all eyes now are on Hurricane Irma. Gas prices

Buzz: Vinings at Oxford bringing 62 units to Cedartown to help with low-incoming housing needs. Arey to speak to Marine Corps League Saturday. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cooler temperatures, storms this afternoon. Plus a closer look at Hurricane Irma’s route.  Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Joan Paulette Edwards Barger, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bishop, Mr. Godfary Tyrell Finley Jr., Ms. Michelle F. Turner.  Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Wednesday. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: 

Rome Braves end the season with a W; changes due by first pitch in April.
Georgia Tech falls 42-41 in double OT to Vols; hosts Jacksonville State this Saturday.
Latest high school football updates.

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-7:40 a.m. Christina Bucher on the Floyd County Democratic Party’s Georgia Giants dinner set for Sept. 22.
-8:10 a.m. Detective Rich Wistocki of the Naperville, Ill., police department on “cyper bullying.”
-8:40 a.m. Joe Costolnick, new director of Harbor House, on the 2017 Roman Rumble.
Talk of the Town with Nelle Reagan, noon-1 p.m.
-The latest on Jesus Jam.
-Loresa Heyward from Haven Health on the upcoming Friends for Life Banquet with Pam Tebow as the guest speaker.
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