Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thunder, rain likely Friday; Floyd, Polk football games moved to tonight. Restaurant updates. Downtown Cartersville report in Region. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Rain, thunder likely Friday as cold front arrives for the weekend; highs in the 60s.


  • Middle East Cafe & Sweets coming to Shorter Avenue in December. Cafe
  • Today: 20 area restaurants team up with Action Ministries Rome with 10% of the proceeds designated to help those in need. Dining
  • Plant Hammond on the Coosa among the Georgia Water Coalition's 'Dirty Dozen.' Georgia Power: No 'negative impact on the river.' Report
  • Health: Nov. 12 blood drive in honor of Darlington first-grader with bone marrow disorder. Education: More changes at Shorter. Buzz
  • Region: What's ahead in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties. College soccer, making Christmas special in Calhoun. Briefly
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia recognized as state's best in 2015. Smile Report
  • National honors for Berry's Communication students, including 'Worlds Apart' multimedia report on Rome's income and race concerns. Berry
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores on hold because of tech issue within the agency.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • Coosa-Armuchee, Rockmart-Cedartown games move to tonight from Friday because of weather concerns. Changes
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Rome by 4 over Riverwood; Darlington by 11 over Chattooga. Cartersville, Calhoun easy winners. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • It's Atlanta! (as host college football's national championship game in 2018). CFP
  • Berry College Vikings at Birmingham Southern, 2 p.m. Saturday. Vikings / Game preview
  • Shorter Hawks vs. North Alabama, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Barron Stadium. Hawks
  • Georgia vs. Kentucky, noon Saturday in Athens. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech is off this week. Next: Nov. 12 vs. Virginia Tech at 7:30 p.m. Tech
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: New picks coming Friday.


  • The Falcons at the 49ers Sunday, 4:05 p.m.
  • 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.: Terrell Shaw on the Save Burwell Creek movement and what it meant to the 2015 Rome City Commission elections.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on tips on starting that new business.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Whit Whitaker and Brian Erb on Berry College's new Continuing Care Retirement Center.

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