Monday, October 12, 2015

Early voting begins for SPLOST extension, municipal elections. Cartersville in running for game of the week. High school picks-- and rankings. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the upper 40s


  • Advance voting begins today for municipal elections across Northwest Georgia. Detailed look at each city ballot, SPLOST votes. Voting
  • Q & A: Rome City Commission Ward 1 candidates on Riverside Parkway project, the regional hospital site and local jobs. Ward 1
  • Agenda: A week for geeks. Blue grass/folk festival. Wisdom ride. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. On stage: The Addams Family, 'A Doll's House.' Agenda
  • Gas prices inch upward across Northwest Georgia; hold in Centre, Ala. Gas
  • Obituaries: Remembering Virginia Ethel Phillips. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Halloween Happenings: Your guide to area pumpkin patches, fall festivals and "spooky" events. October
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • John McClellan's high school picks: McClellan
  • Pepperell and Cartersville games in running for Fox 5 Atlanta's game of the week. Vote
  • Latest high school rankings:  Darlington remains no. 6; Cartersville, Calhoun hold respective no. 1 spots; Adairsville back in the ranks. Polls
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Berry College Vikings vs. Hendrix at Valhalla, 1 p.m. on Saturday. Vikings / Updated: Valhalla Rising
  • Shorter University Hawks at University of West Alabama, 3 p.m. Saturday. Hawks
  • Georgia vs. Missouri, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Athens. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta. Tech
  • Coming Friday: Norman's No-Nos where Norman Arey picks 15 locks to lose this weekend.


  • The Falcons  need OT to beat Redskins, 25-19. / Next game Thursday at New Orleans, 8:25 p.m.  / The latest on the NFL
  • Atlanta Braves open the 2016 season at home vs. Washington on April 4.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Monica Sheppard on the 51st Annual Chiaha festival coming up Oct. 24-25 at Ridge Ferry Park.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Wendy Davis, a Rome City commissioner who also serves on the Democratic National Caucus, on Tuesday's presidential debate.

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