Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Heavy rain, flood watch, storms, strong winds make for ugly day ahead; continuing coverage all day. Cartersville/Bartow merchants preparing for Small Business Saturday. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

Where Northwest Georgia's news day starts:

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Wind advisory, flood watch, storms, up to 2.5 inches of rain – ugly day ahead.
  • We'll have updates all day.


  • Small Business Saturday, set for Nov. 28, getting more focus this year among Northwest Georgia merchants, business groups. Business
  • Graves co-sponsors legislation to halt Syrian resettlement in U.S.; closer look at governor's bid to do the same. Politics
  • Floyd Auxiliary donates largest gift ever, $210,000. Anthony Philip Carter, M.D., a third-year resident in Floyd's Family Medicine Residency program, named 2015 Family Medicine Resident of the Year. Health
  • Lindale 'costars' in new trailer for 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant.' Lindale
  • Thursday's Great American Smoke Out includes the surging number of middle, high schoolers using 'e cigs, 'vapes.' Health
  • At a glance: Highlands' NOW classes and what's happening across Northwest Georgia. Briefs
  • More than 500 area high school students pack Georgia Northwestern's Transition Fair. GNTC
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Mrs. Mary Delora Phillips Wooten, Mr. John William Burchfield, Mrs. Elma Imogene Hester, Mr. Randy Lamar Goolsby, Juanita Inet Silvers. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks: Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun advance; Adairsville, Sonoraville, Trion seasons will end. McClellan
  • Rome High Wolves just miss being named Fox 5 Atlanta's Team of the Week. Vote
  • Track each local playoff team in their respective brackets.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Shorter Lady Hawks open season with 19th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Classic
  • Georgia vs. Georgia Southern, noon Saturday. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech at Miami, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.  Tech 
  • Coming Friday: Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos, 15 guaranteed losers in college football this weekend.
  • Valhalla Rising: A 49-page digital magazine showcasing the Berry College Vikings magical football season. Click Vahalla Rising.


  • 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.: From Shorter University, men's basketball coach Tyler Murray on the new season.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Berry Student Enterprises' Christmas in November sale this Friday and Saturday at Oak Hill with guests Greg Howard and Weaver Ellard.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Jim Butterworth, director of Georgia Emergency Management, on the Syrian resettlement issues and where Georgia stands in light of the governor's declaration.

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