Friday, October 23, 2015

Owner of John Boy's in Cartersville says Rome addition was considered. Shorter Hawks fall. Latest high school updates. Cowboy Festival continues. Gorgeous fall weather. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

Your news day starts here at 5 a.m. each weekday, 6 a.m. on weekends. Click

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Beautacious fall weekend ahead with rain, cooler temperatures next week.


  • Back by popular demand? M & J's Home Cooking signals its return by mid-November. And, if not, there's another player out there. Restaurants
  • Jowers-Sklar Insurance adding 1,100 square feet on Second Avenue thanks to growth in recent years. Business
  • Dr. Richard Cowan, nationally recognized for his knowledge and work in college athletics, has died. Dr. Cowan
  • The Southwest Bypass connecting U.S. 27 to Ga. 20 almost done as new section opens; one remains. Bypass
  • Weekend: Harbin Clinic Zombie-thon and Apocalypic Block Party, Chiaha, Peach State, Boofest and a whole lot of cowboys. Weekend
  • Cartersville-Bartow County Exchange Club Christmas Parade is Dec. 3; here's what you need to know. Parade
  • Chapter One: Rome/Floyd's first 'Little Free Library' stationed outside its image maker, the Carnegie Building. Free reading
  • Region: Latest headlines from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties. Briefly
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mrs. Doris Mae Campbell Warren, Raymond E. "Bubba" Smith, Charles Lewis Gladden. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's Open House Gallery for Sunday: Four homes from Rome to Buchanan. Posting at 3 this afternoon (desktop and mobile editions).

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

Shorter Hawks ... Hawks


  • Latest radio, webcast updates on tonight's games. Kickoff forecast. John McClellan's picks. Football
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Model by 1 over Chattooga. Rome by 4 over Sequoyah. Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun should win easily.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Alabama wins, Auburn loses; Georgia Tech drops sixth straight. No-Nos
  • Shorter Hawks at Florida Institute of Technology, 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Hawks
  • Berry College Vikings off this week. Return to action Oct. 31 at Millsaps, 2 p.m. Vikings 
  • Georgia off this week. Next: Oct. 31 vs. Florida in Jacksonville. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech hosts Florida State, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tech


  • The Falcons at Titans, 1 p.m. Sunday / 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. Brad Bushnell, a Harbin Clinic orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon, on his first book, "A Doctor's Basic Business Handbook. Things I Wish I Had Known When I Got Started."
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Jay Shell of Brewhouse Music & Grill and promotions chair of Rome's Downtown  Development Authority, and DDA's Amanda Carter on Saturday's Zombie-thon race and block party.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Round Table.

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