Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House begins work on temp site off Riverside Parkway. 5 more candidate profiles, Q&A for Rome School Board. Hurricanes: Watching Irma, local impact and latest from Rome Cares here and near Houston.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House begins work on temp site off Riverside Parkway. 5 more candidate profiles, Q&A for Rome School Board. Hurricanes: Watching Irma, local impact and latest from Rome Cares here and near Houston.

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LATEST HEADLINES

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.

MORNING EDITION:

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: 

Pepperell to play Cedartown at home Friday.
Norman Says on the football weekend that wasn’t.
High school football updates.

RADIO: Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM

7:10 a.m. Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on the arrival of Rome Cares in Conroe, Texas, and what’s next for the items donated locally — and the volunteers who delivered them.
7:40 a.m.  Environmental Health Manager Shane Hendrix on the rabies clinic Sept. 16 at county health department.
8:10 a.m. Abby Mayne and Ben Lord of Berry College Student Enterprises on the upcoming campus Farmers Market.
8:40 a.m. Tallatoona Executive Director Scott Gray as well as Robin Drazich, services coordinator and Dr. LaShun Danley, director of grants and community relations, on the group’s 50th anniversary celebration.
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Health headlines: Georgia Health News

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