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Federal court: Former students, Shorter apparently near settlement in stolen personal records case. Shorter
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Aftermath from Tuesday evening's storms. Record-tying heat in Cartersville as well. 10 degrees cooler today, 20 degrees cooler by Thursday. Weather
Floyd County teacher April Cummings, Superintendent Dr. John Jackson have starring roles in new public service announcements for educators. Education
Darlington welcomes 40 new members to the National Honor Society. Honor Society
Buzz: Rome Middle School's 'Terrific Kids' honored. Berry College Theatre Company to perform The Tempest April 4-9. Blood Assurance seeks donors. Lenten services this Friday. 150 gather to celebrate 130 years of Salvation Army in Rome. Buzz
Business: Tiny House Roadshop coming to Watters' Little River Escape in May. Reminder: At least 17 manufacturers at free chamber career fair from 2-7 today. Business
Health: Cartersville Medical Center honors three employees with annual awards. Health
Georgia Health News: State ranking improves on health scorecard. Health
Remembering Sarah Ruth Early, Nelson Moore Magee, Mr. Clifford Cole 'Cliff' Minter. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
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7:40 a.m. A new statewide public service announcement -- "Real Teachers, Real Voices: Be There" -- features April Cummings, a Glenwood Primary teacher, as well as some of her colleagues and students. Also appearing in the one-minute testimonial is Dr. John Jackson, Floyd County's superintendent of schools. They join us to talk about the project.
8:10 a.m.: Cori Thiermann, head softball coach for Berry College, on the team's no. 1 national ranking and a nearly spotless season so far.
8:40 a.m. City Commissioner Wendy Davis on her bid to have public hearings on proposed changes to some alcohol ordinances; she chairs the Alcohol Control Commission.