Thursday, October 1, 2015

Flu season is here; Harbin's advice on staying well (get the flu shot). Shorter's new nursing dean has local ties. Duck Derby, Oktoberfest, Locomotive festival anchor huge weekend. Cooler by Saturday, Sunday. Later today: County jail, Cartersville Police r

Your news day starts here at 5 each weekday morning, courtesy of

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Get ready for a cool weekend --  highs Saturday and Sunday only in the upper 60s.


  • There's a 'growing' chance that something you eat at a downtown restaurant today came from Berry College Student Enterprises. Business
  • Harbin Clinic: Best Rx for the new flu season, beginning today, is to get a flu shot. Health
  • Stephen Gaylor -- who's played at Rome High, Berry and the Rome Braves -- takes you inside a baseball player's life. By Berry's Allie Coronado
  • Roxanne Johnston, Shorter's associate dean of nursing, named to head program. Shorter
  • Weekend: Mountain Day at Berry to draw 7,000. Festivals in Adairsville, Cedartown. Oktoberfest, ducks in Cartersville. Air show in Rome. Weekend
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, vigil return as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Awareness
  • Region: Metropolitan UMC's 'Men Who Cook' returns Oct. 11. Concert of Prayer is Tuesday. Sprucing up Shorter. Corbin to speak at Bartow chamber luncheon. Region
  • Smile Report: Six Darlington students named Commended Students in National Merit Scholarship Program. Smile
  • Floyd Sheriff's Office puts legal action on hold as raise talks continue with county. Sheriff
  • Labor Department helping Sunrise Community of Georgia recruit nurses in Rome, Cartersville on Oct. 13. Jobs
  • Georgia Health News: Grady makes a bid for ailing Southern Regional Medical in Clayton County. GHN
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Mrs. Sally MacLeod. Funerals
  • 30-plus 'major changes' for restaurants, schools, food trucks and others coming from Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations. Updates
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Tough week for Chattooga restaurants. Dining
  • Rome Police Department honored at 15th Annual Governor's Challenge Awards. RPD
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Darlington by 7 over Model. Calhoun by 25 over Adairsville. Easy night for Cartersville.
  • Model at Darlington in the running for Fox 5's Game of the Week. Click here to vote
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Berry College Vikings vs. Washington (Mo.), 6 p.m., Saturday at Valhalla. Vikings 
  • Track Berry's season, from the opening to Valhalla to the latest games. Click Valhalla Rising.
  • Shorter University Hawks at Mississippi College, 8 p.m. Saturday. Hawks 
  • Coming Friday: Norman Arey's No-Nos, 15 locks-to-lose in college football this weekend.


  • The Falcons host Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL
  • Atlanta Braves win 2-0; host Washington at 7:10 p.m.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Kenna Stock, the new chief executive officer at Harbin Clinic, discusses what's next for Harbin and the medical community.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center in Rome on what you need to do to keep your small business at the top.

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