Friday, November 20, 2015

Avatron partnering for retail, 500 hotel rooms? Loudermilk, Graves on the Syrian resettlement concerns. Cartersville High takes third in regional math competition. Huge night of high school football playoffs. Chilly weekend ahead. Later today: Bartow Count

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Next cold front on the way; Sunday's high 47, low overnight, 27.


  • Another new partnership for Avatron Park in Emerson? Release tells of planned retail/dining venture, 500 hotel rooms. Avatron
  • Business Friday: Rome's Brooks Mathis is in the major leagues. More Krispy hints. A plush pitch for your business. Updates
  • Graves, Loudermilk vote for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act; Graves on our radio show today . Politics
  • Weekend: Plenty of pancakes and sausage. The Nutcracker returns. Downtown Rome's open house -- and Berry Student Enterprises' Christmas in November. Weekend
  • Signs of Christmas already in downtown; parade entry deadline is next week. Coming soon: Special guide to Christmas
  • At a glance: Latest updates from across Northwest Georgia. Briefs
  • Smile Report: Tattnall Square Academy dominates Berry Fall Mathematics Contest; Cartersville finishes third. Smile
  • Georgia Health News: Feds vow flexibility on ramping up Medicaid. GHN
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mr. James E. Rhinehart, John Virgil "Spot" Byars III, George A Joyner Jr. Services
  • 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: Six homes in Greater Rome. Posting today at 3 p.m. Desktop or mobile editions.

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • Friday night playoff football: Radio times. Click to hear our interview with RHS Coach John Reid. Tonight's forecast. Playoffs.
  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks: McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily. Website picks Calhoun to advance; double-digit loses for Adairsville, Sonoraville


  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Jackets, Bulldogs both win and close out their year vs. each other. No Nos
  • Georgia vs. Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech at Miami, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  Tech 


  • The Falcons host the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at 1 p.m. / The latest on the NFL

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Chad Warner of River City Bank, all-time wins leader while coaching Shorter men's basketball, on a free basketball clinic for area youth and coaches this Sunday at Darlington.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Tom Graves on Thursday's House vote on the Syrian refugee standoff and what's next.

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