Sunday, February 3, 2013

Storm recovery efforts get huge hand from volunteers Saturday; today. How to help. Weather advisory efforts; lows 60s by midweek. Quick guide to tonight's Super Bowl (where to watch)

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Clearing skies, cold nights -- but 60s by midweek
-Outlook: Northwest Georgia is shaking off an overnight winter weather advisory that had snow and icy roads forecast for some communities. We'll dry out a bit today but temperatures will still be on the colder side overnight. By midweek, sunny with highs in the low 60s.
-Sunday: Mostly sunny, high of 52, low of 25

Latest on storm aftermath
-More than 1,000 volunteers assist with clean-up in Adairsville
-Latest ujpdates and how to help in Bartow, Gordon counties.

-Photos by Poncho Wilson of recovery efforts.

-Gordon Schools' decision due by 8 tonight.

-Georgia Department of Labor to assist workers out of work due to tornado. GDOL
-Oostanaula River: In Rome, the river has crested and is slowly dropping. Same report in Calhoun area. Levels

-Charley English, the director of Georgia Emergency Management, will join us at 8:40 a.m. Monday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 1470 AM to discuss family preparedness and storm aftermath. Listen live at
-Mark Swanson of NorthSide Bank will join us at 8:10 a.m. to discuss what happened in Adairsville during the tornado and how neighbors helped neighbors survive the 160-mph winds.

Today's latest headlines:
-Wednesday's PowerBall jackpot jumps to $208 million: No big winner Saturday night. Lottery
-Earthquake rocks GA-TN border Saturday morning. The quake with 2.8-magnitude hit near Apison, TN, just 15 miles northeast of Dalton. Details
-Early spring predicted by the groundhog. Famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this morning in Pennsylvania, so an early spring is predicted.


Plus: A quick guide of where to watch the Super Bowl tonight (6:30 p.m., CBS)


College sports updates.

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Latest jail reports. 


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