Latest Heritage First Headlines: Irma and Northwest Georgia: What you need to know so far. Tree-cutting accident kills Rockmart man. Final five Rome School Board candidate profiles, Q&As.  Campaign Watch. Norman’s No-Nos: Georgia or the Irish? Beautiful four days ahead — and then Irma?

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Irma and Northwest Georgia: What you need to know so far. Tree-cutting accident kills Rockmart man. Final five Rome School Board candidate profiles, Q&As. Campaign Watch. Norman’s No-Nos: Georgia or the Irish? Beautiful four days ahead — and then Irma?

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LATEST HEADLINES

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

MORNING EDITION:

Hurricane Irma: Hurricane Irma: Latest on potential local impact, the storm’s path so far and what’s next. Key updates at 7:40, 8:40 on Hometown Radio/WRGA. Plus: Updated tracking map. Irma

Rome Board of Education: Profiles, Q&As on education tax, school system’s direction with candidates Byington, Jackson, McDowell, Roach and Uldrick (last of three parts). Politics

Campaign Watch: Meetings tonight for SPLOST, education tax proposals. The word ‘re-elect’ means redo for one candidate’s signs. Watch 

Tree-cutting accident off Horseleg Creek Road kills man, 57. Accident

Rome Cares’ donations reaching victims in Conroe, Texas. Crews in Rome accepting additional donations with more trucks due in Texas — or maybe Florida. Rome Cares

Buzz: Beer festival returns Sept. 16 to Heritage Park. Georgia Living Well series coming to Parker Center. Legal assistance available Friday. Buzz

Georgia Highlands opens new year with faculty/staff honors; welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members. GHC

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Four consecutive days of great weather start today — and then Irma’s impact? Weather 

Obituaries: Mrs. Cleo Hopkins Hennon, Mr. Martin Jones. 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: 

Norman’s No-Nos: Will Irish eyes be smilin’ when the Bulldogs arrive? Will Georgia Tech be 0-2 after facing the surging Jax State Gamecocks? No, no. Click Arey
Pepperell’s Dragon Stadium looking sharp.
Cartersville-Westlake, Kell at Rome among state’s top games.
A look at schools’ best players.
Weekly youth soccer report.

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

7:40 a.m. The latest on Hurricane Irma’s potential impact on Northwest Georgia from a meteorologist from the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City.

8:40 a.m. Capt. Jason Smith of the Salvation Army in Rome joins the group’s incident command team on Friday as planning begins for any impact from Hurricane Irma.
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Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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