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.
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
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