Updated Heritage First Headlines: Irma’s aftermath and latest forecast. Rock Candy coming to ‘Dessert Drive.’ Meet the 6 Rome City Commission hopefuls: Bios and answers to our questions. Loudermilks hurt in Knoxville accident.

Updated Heritage First Headlines: Irma’s aftermath and latest forecast. Rock Candy coming to ‘Dessert Drive.’ Meet the 6 Rome City Commission hopefuls: Bios and answers to our questions. Loudermilks hurt in Knoxville accident.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines.

LATEST HEADLINES

Latest updates on Rome Cares and pending trip to Florida. Plus: audio interview.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds Floyd County murder conviction but orders the sentence be amended.

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

MORNING EDITION:

Rome City Commission candidate profiles and their answers to our questions on special taxes, tax allocation districts, economic development and their achievements or goals. Politics

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Irma aftermath — Oostanaula at 13 feet and rising; power restored locally; 355,000 out statewide. Mid 80s returning after fall break. Weather

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, wife Desiree injured as car flips in accident near Knoxville; both treated and released, recovery at home. Details

U.S. News annual college report: Berry no. 8 in ‘regional universities south’ as well as no. 5 in value; Shorter no. 33 (tie) in ‘regional colleges south.’ Plus: More Georgia, neighboring campuses. U.S. News

Business: ‘Dessert Drive’ (a.k.a. Broad Street) new home of Rock Candy Bar. Also on the way: AR Workshop with home decor parties, events in mind. Business

Buzz: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Nov. 10. Downtown Development board meets Thursday. 42nd annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn this Saturday, Sunday in Cartersville. Buzz

Obituaries: Mr. Perry Lee Middlebrooks, Mrs. Wilma Ochoa, Mrs. Sara Ann Dunaway Terry, Mr. Claude Thomas ‘Tommy’ White Sr., Mrs. Rita Ann Mitchell Williamson. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Thursday; inspections resume today following state’s two-day shutdown. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

Softball rankings – Calhoun, Rockmart atop their categories; Darlington No. 10.
Youth soccer updates from the weekend; what’s ahead.
High school football notes.
Honors for Shorter athlete. 

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

 7:40 a.m. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and staff with updates on Rome Cares following last week’s run to Conroe, Texas, and what’s next.

 8:40 a.m. Armuchee resident Brian McClellan, the director of IT for Gordon County, on the new slew of iPhones and what we need to know about them.

 

Also today:

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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