Monday, August 31, 2015

John McClellan's football picks: Close game for Cartersville Friday. Updates on Adairsville, Cass, Woodland. Back to the mid 80s today. First Friday pub crawl set. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

For continuing coverage, please stay with

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • We could see some rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika. Also this week: The return of the 90s (low 90s).


  • As Berry, Shorter football begin new seasons, the big winner is our economy because 'collegiate athletics is big business for Rome.' Colleges
  • Buffey's Tanning closing in Central Plaza -- not Duffy's Deli. JBM Office Solutions opens in downtown Rome. Business
  • Lee Brice concert at Brewhouse on Nov. 15 will be one for the record books. 50in52
  • Gas prices tumble again: $2.06 in Rome, $1.95 in Centre. Gas
  • Agenda: School board meetings, Rome Braves final home game, First Friday events, Shorter football, Labor Day barbecue. The week
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Dustin Dotson, Ollie King, Jerry Moore, Barry Sutton. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics returns Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Coming midday Tuesday:

  • Valhalla Rising, a special digital magazine from Hometown Headlines celebrating the opening of Valhalla, the new football stadium and track and field center on the Berry College campus.

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry College Vikings open the 2015 season on the road in Maryville, Tenn., at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Vikings / Schedule
  • Shorter University Hawks open the season at home Saturday vs. Faith at 1:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Hawks / Schedule
  • John McClellan's high school picks for this week.  Rough night for Rome. Close win for Cartersville.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Darlington has moved into the no. 10 spot of the statewide AA football poll thanks to a rousing 41-7 win over Bremen Friday night at Chris Hunter Stadium. Cartersville remains No. 2 in the AAAA rankings while Calhoun holds the top spot in AAA.
  • Rome Braves beat Greenville in nail biter, 4-3.
  • Tonight: At home vs. Greenville, 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves hammered by the New York Yankees, 20-6.
  • Tonight: At home vs. Marlins, 7:10 p.m. start.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m., state Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) on the committee reviewing the sales tax overpayment in Floyd County.
  • At 8:10 a.m., Carol Willis on the Rome-Floyd poverty simulation on Sept. 3
  • At 8:40 a.m., Kevin Wall and Pat Adams with the Knights of Columbus on the Labor Day BBQ at Rome Civic Center, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or sold out.

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