Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rome Superintendent Lou Byars on RHS' new principal and whether he'll coach; also, career academy push. Storms likely Friday, smog and upper 80s today. Meet a student who's getting her associate's degree -- before her high school diploma.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

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Rome Superintendent Lou Byars on the new principal at RHS, whether he'll also coach, other hires and the 'e' tax options. Rome schools

Another round of upper 80s today; smog alert in Bartow, the ATL -- and storms possible Friday. Plus: Events changed by the weather. Weather

'Code Orange' air quality alert for Thursday for Bartow County, metro Atlanta; first one of the season. Code Orange

Education: Cartersville student to get her associates degree at Georgia Highlands on Saturday before her high school diploma. And she's not alone. Plus: Graduation updates. Education

Amanda Carter named director of Rome's Downtown Development Authority. DDA

Buzz: Honors for collaboration by community health groups. Roman Roast on the River is Friday, Saturday. Berry's Viking Fusion wins again. 30 employers at LaFayette job fair today.  Buzz

Remembering Mr. Eddie William Edwards, Mr. Thomas Earl Jones. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Two spring football games shift to this evening because of Friday's weather threat.
Rome Braves open long home stand.
Calhoun opens baseball playoffs today; Rockmart on Thursday.
Community sports updates. Latest on sports summer camps.

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Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. From Pepperell High, graduating seniors Abbey Hensley (valedictorian and STAR student) and Jaxon Croy.

8:10 a.m. Mary-Kate Billings joins us to talk about getting dual degrees -- one from Georgia Highlands and the other from her high school -- starting this Saturday.

8:40 a.m. Amanda Carter, the new director of Rome's Downtown Development Authority, on what's ahead for the heart of the city.

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