Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome OKs steps toward latest tax break — amid region’s hottest development strip. Flooding continues following nearly 9 inches of rain in eight days. Cartersville man jailed on charges of killing 11-month-old. Plus: Run like a leprechaun.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome OKs steps toward latest tax break — amid region’s hottest development strip. Flooding continues following nearly 9 inches of rain in eight days. Cartersville man jailed on charges of killing 11-month-old. Plus: Run like a leprechaun.

 

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LATEST HEADLINES

Cedartown Police seek citizens help in finding vandals who damaged fountain at Veterans Park.

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

MORNING REPORT

Politics: Rome OKs opening door for a tax allocation district for mall area not ‘subjected to growth and development’ — the same strip that has seen the most development here since 2012. Analysis

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood warnings continue for three spots in Rome, one in Calhoun. Oostanaula at 21.3 feet, holding steady. Light rain possible today.  Weather 

Bartow Sheriff: Cartersville man charged with murder of 11-week-old in April 2017. Arrest 

Registration opens for the 2018 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon set for March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day, of course. Get ready for another sea of green foam. Leprechaun-a-thon

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

Buzz: Exchange Club’s Tomb of the Unknown replica appearances set. Master Gardeners offer pruning class March 3. Buzz

Obituaries:  Mr. Marshall Freeman Brock, Mrs. Loraine Keith Campbell, Ms. Shelia Marie Carleton, Mr. Bobby Ray Haynes, Edith E Houts, Ms. Annie Jo Riddle, Abigail Katherine Suits. 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:

Expanded sports buzz
  • Weather-related game changes
  • Updates on local college sports
  • Latest on the state high school basketball playoffs (all levels).
  • Registration opens for the 2018 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and health on Saturday, March 17.
  • SSA North GA is hosting its sixth annual free community soccer clinic for children aged 3 to 14 at North Floyd Park soccer complex  on Saturday.

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

 8:10 a.m. Mark Cochran of Cevian Design with his perspective on parking issues in downtown Rome.

8:40 a.m. Michelle Picon on “An Evening on the Runway” at the DeSoto Theatre on Feb. 23, sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center.

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State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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