Friday, September 25, 2015

More than 1.22 inches of rain so far in Cartersville. Weekend: Lots of high school football tonight. Lunar eclipse, brewery tours, too. Later this morning: County jail, police updates

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Nearly 1.25 inches of rain in Cartersville since 9 p.m. Thursday; heaviest overnight.
  • Get ready for at least a half inch of rain, perhaps up to three quarters, through Saturday night. Also, lower temperatures with today's high only 71.


  • Buzz: New job for Scotty Hancock. A bigger grand ol' party in Floyd? Who's pouring (Crawdaddy's), who's hiring (Partridge) and who's printing (Rome Life). Buzz
  • Isakson, Perdue vote to continue government funding, end money to Planned Parenthood; Senate majority blocks resolution. Politics
  • Pumpkins due Oct. 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church; preparations already under way. Pumpkins
  • Weekend: Rome River Jam today; save $5 on tickets today. Pig Out in Cave Spring. Redneck Rummage sale. Jamie Barton's 'Down Home Diva.' Lunar eclipse at Tellus. And brewery tours. Weekend
  • Flu shots available in Cedartown Oct. 20-22, Rockmart Oct. 27 from the Health Department. Health
  • Briefly: Things are just ducky in Cartersville. Braves, Floyd Police team up to fight cancer. Region
  • Obituaries: Remembering Charles Grigsby, Cellie Lee Warren. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's Open House gallery for Sunday: 11 homes from Rome to Mentone. Open house

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • Friday night high school football: Predictions, broadcast, webcast links and post-game shows. High School
  • Tonight: Scoring updates and final scores from Hometown Headlines.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Pepperell over Coosa by 3, Model over Dade by 6. Adairsville over Sonoraville.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily. Thursday.


  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Maybe things get back to normal -- but what is normal? No-Nos
  • Berry College Vikings at Sewanee, 2 p.m. Saturday. Vikings / Game preview page
  • Track Berry's season, from the opening to Valhalla to the latest games. Click Valhalla Rising.
  • Shorter University Hawks at Southeast Missouri State, 2 p.m. Saturday. Hawks / Game preview
  • Georgia hosts Southern University, noon Saturday at Athens. UGA 
  • Georgia Tech at Duke, noon Saturday. Tech


  • The Falcons at Dallas,  1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL
  • Atlanta Braves were off. Tonight: 7:10 at the Marlins.

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  • At 7:40 a.m.: Ellie Lawrence of Calhoun, who's on Team Gwen on this current season of NBC's The Voice,  joins us to talk about the experience so far.
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