Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Forbes' study of college financials: A for Berry; C- for Shorter. New stores on Shorter Avenue. About a quarter inch of rain today, then more mid 90s.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Quarter-inch of rain possible today; back to the mid 90s starting Thursday. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Education: Forbes' study of colleges financial fitness gives Berry an A, Shorter a C-. See how other Georgia private schools were graded. Colleges
  • Business: Kroger Marketplace in Cartersville looking for 150 employees; job fair is Aug. 31. Kroger
  • Business: USA Dollar Store, Relax & Wax open on Shorter; more coming. Chamber's membership appreciate day is Thursday. Job fairs set for Rome, Calhoun in September. Openings
  • Education: Floyd County Schools expands AP Honors list as scores for history updated by the College Board. Education
  • Bartow Buzz: March on the Mountain returns Sept. 10. DOT work on U.S. 41, I-75 under way. Bartow
  • Georgia Health News: State approves higher increase for Blue Cross. Health
  • Updates on how you can help Louisana flood victims. Flood.
  • Remembering Bertil Brahm, Ms. Brenda Florine Morgan, Mr. Willie James Pitts, Gerard 'Jerry' James Quigley. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • John McClellan's high school football: Close win for Rome this Friday; tough starts for Model, Pepperell. Adairsville over Cass; Cedartown to edge Rockmart. Week 2
  • New goal posts for Model High Blue Devils.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Rome Braves continue hunt for SAL Southern Division title. 
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Arizona today-Thursday night.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • Please join our gusts  including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Tressa Baggett of Rome who spearheaded one of the first relief efforts from our area to Louisiana. She spent the weekend in the region and will update us on what's being done to help flood victims.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Brandon Phillips, who's leading the Donald Trump campaign in Georgia, on some fair play questions.
  • At 8:40 a.m. Gail Garland from Harbor House on the 30th anniversary edition of the Roman Rumble -- and how you can help.

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