Latest Heritage First Headlines: Courtyard just about done; first job fair wraps up; another in November (30 workers total).  ‘Cool’ treat trend continues with Ice-Land coming to West Rome.  Chick-fil-A, customers support fallen detective’s son. Norman’s No-Nos: Who’s losing this weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Courtyard just about done; first job fair wraps up; another in November (30 workers total). ‘Cool’ treat trend continues with Ice-Land coming to West Rome. Chick-fil-A, customers support fallen detective’s son. Norman’s No-Nos: Who’s losing this weekend.

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LATEST HEADLINES

Sykes hiring event set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at  25 Legacy Drive in Rome. Apply online at sykes.com/jobs

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

MORNING EDITION

Business: Courtyard’s 124 rooms just about ready as first job fair wraps up with another due in November. 30 jobs are being created. Courtyard

Family behind La Mexicana Supermarket in West Rome bringing Ice-Land treats to Shorter Avenue. Plus: Good reason to pork out — National Pulled Pork Day. Ice-Land 

Buzz: Chick-fil-A customers turn out to help build trust fund for slain detective’s son. Two Darlington seniors named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Buzz 

Business: Shaw’s $24 million Create Center opens in Cartersville. Shaw

Your election headquarters: On Hometown Radio this morning — pros and cons of the proposed education tax extension with the school superintendents. : Candidate profiles. GOP hosts commission debate Oct. 24. School Board forum is Oct. 26. Politics

Health: Recognizing the signs of alcohol dependency, opioid addiction subject of Willowbrooke at Floyd seminars. Highland Rivers earns three-year accreditation renewal. Health 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  A bit cooler today through Sunday with temperatures dropping even more by Monday night. Weather

Obituaries: Ms. Evelyn Prater. 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:  My lesson from last week? Stay away from the Gators. Click No-Nos.
Berry, Shorter both home Saturday.
High school softball playoff updates.

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

Today, 7:40-8:30 a.m.  Education tax pros and consDr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Lou Byars, superintendent of Rome City Schools, will join us. The superintendents have asked to join us under the conditions that the interview is not designed to “promote” the tax. This will be a news interview with the superintendents addressing up to $80 million in projects proposed for funding by extending the current one-penny sales tax. The interview will address the specifics of each project and all the questions that have been asked about each. Only the superintendents will join us in studio and on-air.
Friday: Special purpose tax pros and cons, the subject of a special two-segment. Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and Rome City Manager Sammy Rich will join us from 7:40 until 8:30 a.m. The SPLOST proponents have asked to join us under the conditions that the interview is not designed to “promote” the tax. This will be a news interview with the guests addressing up to $63.8 million in projects proposed for funding by extending the current one-penny sales tax. The interview will address the projects and all the questions that have been asked about each.

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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