Monday, September 5, 2016

Labor Day edition: 13th film festival a confluence of the arts. Knights of Columbus deliver Rome's best barbecue today at 10 a.m. Talk to the animals? Coming soon. John McClellan's high school predictions.

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

Latest local headlines:

  • 13th film festival promises a 'confluence' of local, international arts interests. What we like and what you need to know. RIFF
  • Knights of Columbus ready to serve Rome's best barbecue. What you need to know. KofC
  • Buzz: You really can talk to the animals Sept. 11. Plus: 276 back packs, school supplies donated to flood victims. Buzz
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Low to mid 90s return through next weekend. No rain at least through Friday. Weather
  • As Mother Teresa elevated to sainthood in Rome, Italy, a message of hope shared in this Rome by a priest who met her. Mother Teresa
  • Remembering Mrs. Irma Jewell Potts Satterfield Cleaveland, Mrs. Hattie Mae Long, Mr. Harold Clifton Southard. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores resume Wednesday.  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 picks: Close games for Rome, Darlington this Friday; Pepperell over Cedartown; trouble for Model? McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Model rises to no. 8 in 2A; Rome holds at no. 8 in 5A; Darlington now no. 6 in 1A private. Cartersville remains no. 1 in 4A. Polls
  • Rome Braves fall 8-3 to Augusta in the penultimate game of the regular season; finale tonight at 7.
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. First game is 7 p.m. Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Nationals through Wednesday.

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

  • No show Monday because of the Labor Day holiday. Please join our guests Tuesday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Andy Garner, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, on Thursday's opening of the GOP headquarters on Broad Street.
  • At 8:10 and 8:40 a.m.: Berry students Olivia Vasquez and Diamond Newsome join Katherine Powell in advance of author Bryan Stephenson's Just Mercy speech at the college later this week.

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