Friday, September 30, 2016

Gas prices still 20 cents higher a week after pipeline fix. Drought worsens; Rome nearly 11 inches behind. Norman's No Nos: Another bad week for UGA, Tech. Cool Saturday, warmer Sunday

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Weekend starts with mid 70s, back to mid 80s on Sundays. Overnight: Low 50s. Weather

Today's local headlines:

  • Business: A week after fuel line restored, gas prices remain around 20 cents above where they were on Sept. 13. Some outages as fall break begins. Gas
  • Drought worsens and things don't look good through Dec. 31. Rome's rainfall totals are off by 10.71 inches; Cartersville, 5.03 inches. Drought
  • Buzz: Trinity UMC's Pumpkin Patch opens Monday. Floyd County Master Gardeners returning to Chiaha Oct. 22-23. Buzz
  • Education: Honors for Darlington Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss. Highlands offers classes with local schools. Education
  • Weekend: Berry's Mountain Day celebrations, a Peter Pan story you won't believe, Duck Dash, NAMI walk and locomotive chase. Weekend
  • Remembering Mr. Harold P. Alexander, Howard Steve Anderson, Mrs. Irene Martha Gravitte Hicks, Mrs. Barbara Ann Lowe. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

  • Campaign watch: Summary of candidate profiles (and links to GHC video interviews). Plus: Local, national political calendars. Politics
  • Fall festivals, pumpkin farms and leaf season. Your Northwest Georgia wrap-up. Fall
  • Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.
  • State business headlines: Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Dawgs lose two in a row; Tech loses to ex-Dawg coach. No No
  • Posting at 5 p.m.: Friday night scoreboard: Updates throughout the night and final scores. Also: Your kickoff forecast.  Scoreboard
  • Shorter Hawks lose 43-28: Next: Clark Atlanta at Barron Stadium, 7 p.m. Oct. 6.
  • Berry Vikings: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: 'Most important night' this season -- Pepperell by 1 over Model. Rome by 2 over Carrollton. Darlington by 11 over Mt. Zion. Cartersville, Calhoun cruise.   McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon Saturday.
  • UGA: Next: Home Saturday vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: Tigers in today-Sunday (end of season).
  • Atlanta Falcons: Home Sunday vs. Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m. High school rivalry day as Floyd County School Board members Chip Hood (Armuchee) and Jay Shell (Coosa) have a smackoff on who will win tonight. Your referee: Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Andrea Pitts on the pageants at next week's Coosa Valley Fair. Joining her: Miss Rome.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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