Saturday, August 19, 2017

67-year-old Rome man dies in house fire. Shorter freshmen arrive on campus amid dumpster and food service issues. Parent Outreach Workshops coming soon. Eclipse countdown. H.I.M. Health Fair, Walk with Doc and Clocktower race today. High School football scoreboard.

Today's first, fast, factual, fair and free headlines -- with updates all day from Hometown Headlines

A 67-year-old Rome man dead following house fire on Turner Bend Rd. Fire 

Shorter freshmen arrive for classes a few days after health department checked on removal of dumpsters from the 'food service location' and overdue payment of the food permit fee (outstanding $60 late fee). Shorter

State representative: 'Create a state commission on historic monuments' with recommendations going to governor, General Assembly. Statues

Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin's Walk with a Doc both this morning. Health

Eclipse countdown: Latest forecast updates; Tellus viewing event and more on Monday. How to safely watch the eclipse. Eclipse

POW - Parent Outreach Workshops - begins series of 60-minute sessions on Aug. 24, focusing on Internet safety. Parents 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and hot for the weekend. Rain chances return for the work week. Forecast

Obituaries: Fred D. Belvin and Christopher Powell Jenkins. Obituaries 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: 
High School football scoreboard. Wins for Cartersville, Cedartown and Calhoun. 
How did John McClellan do in his picks?
Rome Braves get 6-3 win over Columbia. Doubleheader today at 5:30. 
The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Run and Health Walk is today.  

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Please join our guests Monday including:
 7:40 a.m. Kevin Cowling of Rome Floyd Parks and Rec on a new program helping those in the community who would like their children to play sports but don't have the funds to do it.
8:10 a.m. Elaine Abercrombie of Greene's Jewelers on the Fourth Annual Freddie Giles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge set for Sunday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church in Lindale.
8:40 a.m. County Commission Vice Chair Scotty Hancock on the 2017 SPLOST package: What's included and what's next.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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