Latest Heritage First Headlines: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to retire when term ends in 2020. Services set for Fernando Guzman. GBI joins investigation into body found off I-75. Women’s consignment shop opens; another closing. Cagle honors ace Floyd career academy student.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter to retire when term ends in 2020. Services set for Fernando Guzman. GBI joins investigation into body found off I-75. Women’s consignment shop opens; another closing. Cagle honors ace Floyd career academy student.

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LATEST UPDATES

The regular scheduled meeting of the Glenwood Primary School Local School Governance Team will be on Friday, Jan. 12,at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of the school.  The team will be going into Executive Session during this meeting to discuss personnel. From Principal Jill B. Shepherd, Ed.S

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

MORNING HEADLINES:

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter confirms plans to retire in 2020 as his fourth term ends. Expanded interview on Hometown Radio Thursday on WRGA. Sheriff

GBI joins in investigation of body found on I-75 near Emerson. GBI

Business: Fashion Plus coming to John Davenport; third downtown closing in two weeks as Posh Upscale Consignment announces March 2 exit. Business

Celebration of life set for 4 p.m. Friday for Coosa High grad Fernando Guzman Ambriz, 18. Fernando

Education: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle spotlights Mark Moran, a Floyd County College and Career Academy student, for academic and pathway success. Education

Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell running for sheriff in 2020 as Burkhalter completes final term. Politics

Community Foundation of Greater Rome received $10,000 from Greater Community Bank. Exchange Club donates $15,000 to Family Resource Center. Donations

Buzz: Planning Department adds temp GIS website after software glitch last week. TEA Party meeting is Tuesday. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Spring break’ to end Friday; rain on the way; maybe storms; definitely cold by Saturday. Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Kathryn Ray Fuller, Charlotte Catherine Kelley, Mrs. Diana Eaton Shadday. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:

Local college basketball updates.
Focus turns to Falcons at Eagles on Saturday.
Tickets on sale for Rome Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering.

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

7:40 a.m. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on his plans to retire at the end of his current term in 2020.
8:40 a.m. Jill Fisher, elected to the Rome Board of Education in November, has been appointed the board’s vice chair. We talk to Jill about what’s ahead with the school board in 2018.

 

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State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

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