Monday, November 9, 2015

What to expect in the 2016 campaign year as the general election is officially 365 days away. John McCellan's high school playoff picks: Good news for Cartersville, Adairsville. More rain and then a break. Later today: Bartow County Jail and Cartersville P

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Ware Mechanical forecast: More rain today, late Wednesday; brief break in between with clear skies for Veterans Day remembrances.


  • Second pedestrian in as many days killed in Rome, according to WRGA. State traffic deaths now 18% above a year ago. Fatalities
  • WRGA: Rome man charged with shooting 14-year-old mother of his child in the head. Shooting
  • With the presidential election 365 days away, a look at the March 1 'SEC' primary and what you can expect from Republicans, Democrats. Politics
  • What would reported merger of Bass Pro and Cabela's mean to the store planned at Lakepoint in Emerson? Outdoors
  • Dollar General moving to new Cave Spring location starting Tuesday at 8 a.m. DG
  • The week: A mass of meetings plus Veterans Day, Deli Day, Empty Bowls, parade deadline, CRBI fish fry. This week
  • Gas prices jump (up 20 cents in Rome) last week with the best price $1.90 a gallon in nearby Centre. Gas
  • Obituaries: Remembering Bernice Steadman, Alvin Floyd and Carolyn Trapp Toles. Services
  • 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


  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks: 10 local teams in the playoffs; just five will survive Friday night. McClellan.
  • No. 4 Darlington hosts no. 9 Pace Friday night. Cartersville, Calhoun remain atop AAAA, AAA polls. Adairsville No. 8 in 3A. Polls
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.  Monday.


  • Berry College Vikings last regular home game of season vs. Centre, 1 p.m. Saturday Vikings 
  • Shorter Hawks final game of season at West Georgia, 2 p.m. Saturday Hawks
  • Georgia at Auburn, 12 p.m. Saturday UGA.
  • Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Tech
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: New picks coming Friday.


  • The Falcons fall to 49ers, 17-16 / Bye week next Sunday.
  • Atlanta Braves open the 2016 season at home vs. Washington on April 4.

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  • At 7:40 a.m.: Redmond Regional on this week's 'Shine a Light on Lung Cancer' event.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Louise Branham on the upcoming COVAD convention.

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