Update with Harbin's Hero Challenge Voting 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018- 11:59 a.m.
PRESS RELEASE 
 
More than 150 nominations have been cast so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge and a strong list of great local charities are vying for the top five spots.
 
Some familiar names top the first leader’s list with Living Proof Recovery garnering 27 percent of the vote so far followed by Summit Quest (20 percent), Sweet Cocoon (14 percent) and the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia and Floyd County CASA each with five percent.
 
A couple of notes for voters, the charity must be an actively registered 501(c)(3). Also, voters are allowed only one nomination per social media account (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for the entire contest, not per day.
 
Eight other charities are within two nominations of the top five. The contest runs until Friday, July 27 at 10 p.m., so there is still plenty of time to nominate your favorite charity.
 
One person was injured in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 53 between Pinson Road and Pierce Hill Road Monday morning.
Authorities have released the names of two men accused of murdering a Cartersville man whose body was found in a subdivision in Jackson, Georgia Friday morning.
A 50-year old Rome woman was jailed Sunday on a felony aggravated assault charge.
Wednesday is the final drop-off day for disaster relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Florence.
Airshow legends Michael Goulian, Patty Wagstaff, and Buck Roetman headline a field of the nation's top aerobatic performers set to thrill audiences in the skies over Northwest GA October 13-14.
Gas prices in Georgia declined 1-cent during the past week.
A man is charged with terroristic threats, another man is charged with burglary, theft by taking a motor vehicle and entering an auto, and another man is accused of falsifying time sheets.
A 61-year old Rome man was arrested Saturday on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
The shooting took place in the area of 510 Calhoun Ave, close to the old bank at around 4:20 Sunday morning.
Pup-A-Palooza is scheduled for tomorrow including a puppy plunge to benefit P.A.W.S.