Irma evacuees already heading this way; some hotels filled Saturday night.
Updates from Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on the Rome Cares team on the ground in Conroe, Texas, with donations from Rome/Floyd County.
Georgia Highlands opens new year with faculty/staff honors; welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members.
Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails.
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House assembling a temp restaurant off Riverside Parkway before Shorter changes begin; switch means 30 more jobs. Plus: Customer Appreciation Week specials due Sept. 11-15. Dining
Hurricane Irma raging with 185-mph winds. Forecasters say storm could make a northerly turn, staying in the Atlantic. What it means to us. Irma
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some gorgeous weather today through Saturday; watching to see what Irma does next. Weather
Rome Cares convoy now in Houston suburbs; live Hometown Radio report at 7:20 this morning. Donations accepted through Sept. 15; please see updated needs list. Rome Cares
Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Beeman, Davis, Howard, O’Hara and Swann (two of three parts). Politics
Jail report: Suspect in shooting at Relax Inn in custody; charged with aggravated assault. Suspect
Isakson, Perdue take different sides on DACA debate. Reaction
Wednesday: Gas prices remain stable overnight; both pipelines from Houston to here now restored. Gas
Buzz: ‘March to the Mountain’ to commemorate victims of Sept. 11, honor military, first responders. Transparency Committee chaired by Hufstetler, Dempsey meets Friday. Road closure on Kingston Highway set. Buzz
Obituaries: George E. Griffiths, Ms. Michelle F. Turner. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Crimewatch
Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:
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