Friday, September 4, 2015

Santini earns new term as Cartersville mayor. SAT scores are posted. Final look at Friday night football; local colleges play Saturday. Plus: Norman's No-No's college picks return. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest report

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • At least two more days of 90-plus degree heat and then a gradual cooling off to the upper 80s. Rain chance picks up Saturday, into Sunday.
  • WGAA posts 13 images of storm damage in Cedartown from Thursday afternoon. Storm


  • Allstar properties continues to build 'investment' portfolio of property in Greater Rome. Invest
  • Deadline day for Rome City Commission races. Santini unopposed for mayor in Cartersville. Politics
  • State releases SAT scores, which dipped vs. 2014; Floyd and Bartow high school breakouts. Education
  • Labor Day Weekend: First Friday(s), Knights of Columbus barbecue, Running Water powwow. Weekend
  • Coosa Valley: Some new 'eyes' on the Berry eagles. Cartersville downtown updates. Polk, Calhoun police updates. News
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College plans full celebration of Literacy Day, Week. Literacy
  • Viking Fusion, Berry's Communication Department up for national honors. Fusion
  • Obituaries: Obituaries: Remembering David Newton Maddox Sr., Marvin K. Williams. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Public Safety: E-911 adding text for deaf, emergencies; September is National Preparedness Month. Safety
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Returning today:

  • Norman Arey: Back once again by semi-popular demand -- No-Nos. Today through the college football playoffs, Norman Arey provides a weekly look at the weakly colleges out there destined to lose based on his decades of observations and analysis. Click Norman's No-Nos.

Regular features:

  • BUSINESS: Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • HEALTH: Georgia Health News: Cancer in Waycross; searching for answers. GHN
  • JOBS: Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • TRAFFIC: Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Friday night high school football preview: Predictions, games, broadcasts. Friday night
  • 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. Click Valhalla.
  • Berry College Vikings open the 2015 season on the road in Maryville, Tenn., at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Shorter University Hawks open the season at home Saturday vs. Faith at 1:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium.
  • John McClellan's high school picks for this week.  Rough night for Rome. Close win for Cartersville.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves fall to Hickory, 9-4.
  • Rome releases 2016 schedule; opens season at home vs. Augusta on April 7.
  • Tonight: Rome Braves at Hickory, 7 p.m. start.
  • Atlanta Braves clobbered 15-1 by Nationals.
  • Today: At Nationals, 7:05 p.m.

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

    • At 7:40 a.m.: Armuchee sports essayist Norman Arey joins us to talk college football and the return of Norman's No-Nos.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Mark Jenkins of AAA South on the Labor Day driving forecast and what we can look for as prices continue to drop.
    • 8:40 a.m.:  Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable with special guest Tony McIntosh who'll be calling the Berry Vikings' games on WRGA starting Saturday.
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