Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hotel boom continues in, around LakePoint. New jobs site to check. Tricky weather possible for Halloween. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

Your news day starts here at 5 a.m. on weekdays. Click

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • No treat -- Halloween forecast looking somewhat tricky. Weather
  • Watch for fog this morning.


  • Business: Hotel boom continues near LakePoint. Another site to use in your job hunt. Business Before Hours today. Business
  • Cartersville-Bartow visitors bureau honored by Convention South magazine; Greater Rome also makes awards list. CVB
  • Politics: Final two days of advance voting. Election night coverage. Rome ready for campaign sign recycling. Voting
  • Harbin Clinic's Dr. Brad Bushnell selected for society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons; one of only seven in Georgia. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Federals predict little growth in sign-ups as Year Three of open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges begins. GHN
  • Weekend: Lots of Halloween, Trunk or Treating events. Addams Family finale. Fall crafts show. Weekend
  • Region: What's ahead in Floyd, Bartow, Polk and Gordon counties. Briefly
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Ms. Annie Ruth Roberts, Ms. Beverly Jean Thomas, Mr. Luke C. Casey, Mr. Eddie Robert Pursley. Services
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Your guide to the 2015 election season: Candidates, where/when to vote, additional updates. Politics
  • 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

  • Registration ends Nov. 6 for parks and rec youth basketball.
  • Berry will host two Southern Athletic Association soccer matches on Saturday.


  • John McClellan's high school picks.  John McClellan's high school predictions: Key wins for Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Model. Cartersville, Calhoun should win by 30-plus. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Berry College Vikings at Millsaps, 2 p.m. Saturday. Vikings 
  • Shorter Hawks at Florida Institute of Technology, 7 p.m. Saturday. Hawks
  • Georgia vs. Florida in Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m. Saturday. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech at Virginia, 3 p.m. Saturday. Tech
  • Norman Arey's  Norman's No-Nos for upcoming weekend posting this Friday.


  • The Falcons host the Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday.
  • 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 8:40 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Tom Graves on what's next with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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