Friday, October 30, 2015

Two die in Bartow accident. Final day for early vote; precincts open Tuesday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Political updates. Halloween safety tips, concerns. Norman's No Nos; college, high school football updates. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville P

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Rain returns late Saturday, Sunday; today should be gorgeous


  • Bartow EMS: Two males die in accident in western part of the county. Statewide, the traffic death toll this year tops 1,100. Fatalities
  • Shorter, Host Committee, NCCAA 'mutually agree' to pass on final Victory Bowl at Barron Stadium. No bowl
  • Politics: 487 have voted early in Rome so far; last chance today. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday. GOP women also meet Tuesday. Politics
  • Isakson: 'I cannot support a bill that raises the debt ceiling to an unspecified amount.' Washington
  • Halloween safety: Busy Saturday night, heated football rivalry, growing chance of rain add extra concerns for Trick or Treat. Safety
  • Fifth Annual Authentic New York Deli Day moves to Tuesday, Nov. 10. Deli Day
  • Murder investigation under way in Cedartown as 21-year-old man dies in shooting, according to WGAA. Murder
  • Region: Latest updates from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties including regional economic summit in D.C. Region
  • Weekend: 'The Addams Family' is lurking for you. Halloween, Trunk or Treat updates. Weekend
  • Georgia Health News: Percentage of uninsured kids in Georgia still remains above national average. GHN
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Mrs. Marjorie Shelly Mathis Jackson, age 90, of Rome. 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


  • Friday night football: Radio, webcast updates. Tonight's hour-by-hour forecast (chilly). Plus links to post-game scoreboard shows. Friday night
  • 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.


  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos:  Georgia reverts to old ways in a loss; Tech can't win at Virginia
  • Berry College Vikings at Millsaps, 2 p.m. Saturday. Vikings / Game preview, season review in Valhalla Rising
  • 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


  • 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 7:40 a.m.: John McClellan on what this penultimate weekend of high school football's regular season means to the post-season hopes of local teams.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Ricky Woodall, a diehard Georgia fan, on why he thinks Georgia will win Saturday vs. Florida.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.


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