Heritage First Headlines: One dead, one arrested following shooting at convenience store. Rainy Wednesday ahead; storms possible. Floyd Schools name new principals, football coaches. Rome crowns a spelling champ. New pastor at church in Charleston shootings to speak in Rome.

Heritage First Headlines: One dead, one arrested following shooting at convenience store. Rainy Wednesday ahead; storms possible. Floyd Schools name new principals, football coaches. Rome crowns a spelling champ. New pastor at church in Charleston shootings to speak in Rome.

 

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Developing: One dead, one jailed following shooting at West Rome convenience store. Shooting

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 1.5 inches of rain expected by this afternoon; chance of thunderstorms.    Weather

Education: Education: New head football coaches named; George Bevels honored; a rousing salute for Pepperell High; and new principals named. Education

The Rev. Eric Manning, charged with healing the Charleston congregation shattered by the Dylan Roof attack, to speak at One Community United event Feb. 15. One Community

Education:  Aiden West of Rome Middle takes city spelling bee championship. Education

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14: Here’s a look at local services for the start of Lent. Ash Wednesday

Health: Dr. Joseph Biuso, Floyd’s chief medical officer, retiring Feb. 28 after a 25-year career. Health

Politics: Qualifying locations set for Democratic, Republican candidates from March 5-9; primary is May 22. Additional political updates. Politics

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for fall semester. Education

Floyd County 4-Hers being home 14 first-place honors. 4-H 

Buzz: Berry Student Enterprises welcomes young entrepreneurs to annual SPARK conference. Recycling program is March 13. YMCA offers pop-up yoga class Friday.Buzz

Obituaries: Mr. James Ernest Couch Jr.,  Betty Lou Dickson, Grant Hagge. 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:

 High school basketball tournaments:

-Tuesday night’s results.
-What’s ahead today.
-AA tournament for boys, girls results Friday at Model with championship rounds on Saturday.
New head football coaches announced for Armuchee, Model high schools.
More college signings today: We’ll have updates throughout the day from area schools.

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

7:40 a.m. Principal Jamey Alcorn of Pepperell High on recent successes at the school, which were highlighted at Tuesday’s school board meeting and capped with a soaring graduation rate.
8:10 a.m. Tim Henderson, Floyd County Emergency Management director, on tornadoes as the deadly storms get today’s attention in Severe Weather Awareness Week.
8:40 a.m. Model basketball coaching legend Sally Echols joins us to talk about the AA boys and girls tournament now at its midpoint at Model High.

Also today:

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State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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