Monday, December 28, 2015

As Northwest Georgia copes with flooding, more rain expected today. Updates all day. Record high of 74 here Sunday. Catching up with Phil Gingrey. 'Dream House' coming to Cartersville. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest rep

Today's first news from

Ware Mechanical flood updates:

  • Flooding, heavy rain trigger spike in calls for help to Rome company -- and more could be on the way. Monday
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Strong storms possible from 3 p.m. to midnight; 1.5 inches of new rain. More record heat likely.  Weather
  • Eight area waterways carry warnings; flood watch now 1 this afternoon through Wednesday night. Warnings
  • Video: Incredible aerials of flooding by State Mutual Stadium, Ridge Ferry, downtown Rome by KB Aerial Imaging. Stadium/Ridge Ferry
  • Video: Check out 'Three Rivers Flooding,' a two-minute, drone-shot video by George Lataif. Downtown
  • Evening photo gallery: Weather fit for a ... beaver (or two). A kayak trip through ... Ridge Ferry Park? Evening
  • Photos: Trouble at Everett Springs Road just South of Camp Sidney Dew. Roads
  • Photos: Mills Fitzner's gallery from Myrtle Hill, Lock and Dam. Myrtle Hill


    Today's other headlines:

    • A year after leaving Congress, Phil Gingrey isn't slowing down -- and he's still a regular in Washington, D.C. Gingrey
    • Gas prices inch up in Northwest Georgia. Lowest prices: $1.68 in Calhoun, $1.66 in Centre. Gas
    • Agenda: Rome City Commission meets, "Always...Patsy Cline" at DeSoto and 'Bring One for the Chipper.' Agenda
    • 2016 Magnolia Designer Dream Home coming to Cartersville, will benefit Advocates for Children. Advocates
    • Georgia Health News: The top 10 Georgia health stories of 2015. GHN
    • Obituaries: Mr. Walter E. Montgomery, Mr. James Wesley Penney Jr.  Services
    • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores resume Tuesday.
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

    • Falcons snap Panthers' season-long winning streak, beat Carolina 20-13 / Next: Saints at the Georgia Dome, 1 p.m.vs. Panthers / The NFL
    • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos, the Bowl Edition: When it's all over and done, Alabama beats Clemson by seven. No-Nos
    • College bowl season: Who's on today and latest updates/previews.
    • All the bowl matchups from ESPN. Georgia vs. Penn State on Jan. 2. Click
  • Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
    -A special edition of Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on Monday from 7-9 a.m., exclusively focusing on the ongoing flood concerns in Northwest Georgia.
    • At 7:20 a.m.: Ashley Koby, Georgia Power's Northwest Region Distribution Manager, on what the flood meant to the utility and a look at the incoming storms.
    • At 7:40 a.m.: A meteorologist with the National Weather Service assessing the recent flooding rains and what we can expect starting today.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Michael Skeen, Floyd County Public Works, on road closings and related problems caused by the floods.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: Jeffrey D Putnam, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, on Christmas weekend relief efforts.

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