Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rome Superintendent Mike Buck to retire in September. RCS Board taking nominations to fill school board post. Cartersville's Marketplace nearing completion. Smaller crowd for First Friday finale. 30% rain chance, heat index near 100. Sports updates.

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

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • 30% rain chance, heat index near 100 today. Increased rain chance Sunday. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Rome City Schools taking nominations to fill unexpired term on school board, also seeking interim superintendent immediately. RCS
  • Rome City Schools' Superintendent Dr. Mike Buck announces plans to retire next month. Buck
  • From the air: Cartersville's Main Street Marketplace nearing completion with Kroger set to open in October; Freddy's by end of month. Business
  • Floyd County Grand Jury returns 44 indictments on Friday. Indictments
  • Smaller than usual crowd for First Friday finale; weather probably a factor. Photos
  • Education: Six Berry College students named Synovus Scholars. Pepperell Primary thanks officers. Back-to-school updates. Education
  • USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Section Championships in Rome next weekend with 450 players, more than 1000 visitors. Tennis
  • Remembering Charlie Andrew Diamond, Jeanette Minshew Duke and Martha Jean "Grammy" Taylor Hudson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


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

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • High school football: Updates on scrimmages, unique team picture and season openers.
  • Rome High's Adam Anderson commits to play football at UGA.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily: Returns Monday.
  • Rome Braves fall 5-1 to Columbia.
  • Next:  At home vs. Columbia through Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Cardinals through Sunday.
  • 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 projec

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