Friday, October 16, 2015

New logo for Cartersville-Bartow chamber. Huge weekend includes Tellus' Heavy Metal in Motion. Restaurant scores. Cooler, clearer weekend ahead. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Great fall weekend ahead with highs in the mid 60s, lows around 42.


  • Food & drink: River Dog Outpost on the way; Swerve, too. Cupcakes updates. And first bites at the new (or is that old?) Partridge. Food & drink
  • Business: Factory Connection opens in West Rome. Another Goo Goo for Dulaneys. New look for Bartow chamber. 'Perfect' in West Rome. Business
  • Politics: Two Rome City Commission candidate forums set, Oct. 22 and 29; TEA Party meets Tuesday. Politics
  • Weekend! Men 'walking a mile.' Paper Dolls. 'A Doll's House.' 'Addams Family.' Wine & Jazz. Heavy Metal in Motion. Geek Week finale. Weekend
  • Georgia Health News: Mammogram prices wildly inconsistent in Atlanta. GHN
  • Latest updates from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties: O-blood donations needed. Clocktower tours. Hay bale fund-raiser. Region
  • Obituaries: Obituaries: James Turner Moore Sr.. Mrs. Elaine Wallace Strickland-Chapman, Mrs. Patricia June "Pat" C0ooke Bowman, Mr. James "Butch" Cook, Anthony (Tony) Hall. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. 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


  • Friday night preview: Clear and cool at kickoff. John McClellan's picks. Radio broadcast times. Football
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Model over Coosa, rough night for Pepperell; Cartersville, Rome cruise McClellan
  • Cartersville High wins Fox 5 Game of the Week; Pepperell finishes second. Game
  • Georgia High School Football Daily. Darlington's Tijai Whatley now fifth statewide in total yards rushing (1,166 through seven games).  Friday


  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Some unbeaten teams won't escape this week with a perfect mark. Arey
  • Shorter men's, women's basketball teams preparing for new season.
  • Berry College Vikings vs. Hendrix at Valhalla, 1 p.m. on Saturday. Vikings / Preview at 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


  • The Falcons  fall 31-21 to Saints / Oct. 25: At Titans, 1 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.:  Dr. Jason Rogers, who's joined Harbin Clinic orthopaedic practice as a surgeon, on what its like to practice medicine back home.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk on all the leadership changes before the House, in part because of the House Freedom Caucus of which he is a member.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Rome businessman Brian Dulaney, a 1979 Darlington graduate who played college football at Auburn, discusses what this chaotic week in college football means to a player -- past or present.

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