Sunday, August 7, 2016

Rome High seniors about to have fourth superintendent in four years. Kmart's final day an emotional one. Huge week ahead in Northwest Georgia. 60% rain chance much of the week ahead.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: and

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Alert: Up to six inches of rain expected this week from tropical system; weather service warns of potential flooding.
  • Rain chances stepping up today through midweek; 60% on most days. Highs in the low 90s. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Education: Rome High's Class of 2017 will have its fourth superintendent since its freshman year. Rome schools
  • Farewell to a friend: Kmart's blue light dims after today in Rome. Business
  • Health: 4-part series looks at surge in mentally troubled patients here and how remaining resources are strained when it comes to offering help. Health
  • Education: Polk County, Calhoun City students return Monday; Saint Mary's opens on Tuesday. Education
  • This week: What's ahead in Northwest Georgia, from Night at the Museum to underground tours to Purple Tie Affairs. Agenda
  • Remembering Mr. Wilbert Burt Johnson, Mr. Larry W. Rogers. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for today: Six homes in the Greater Rome community. Click Gallery

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • High school football: Updates on this week's scrimmages.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily: Returns Monday.
  • Rome Braves win 2-0; remain in playoff hunt with 28 games to go.
  • Next:  At home vs. Columbia today.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Cardinals today.
  • 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 guests Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Shelly Redd on Tellus Science Museum's Night at the Museum VIII set for Aug. 13.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on the new "GA SOS" app and 2VOTE pilot project.

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