Monday, September 19, 2016

Latest updates on gas availability and prices. Politics: County Commission candidates on TADs, Ga. 101, joint services. John McClellan's football picks. Dress for success with Rome Braves' championship gear.

Continuing updates all day at

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Fall starts Thursday but summer still with us (90-degree highs) through next weekend. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Business: Some gas prices jump 37 cents locally as shortage continues. AAA: We could be paying even more soon.  Gas
  • Campaign 2016: Floyd County Commission hopefuls Bo Arrant, Allison Watters on Tax Allocation Districts, Ga. 101 four-laning, joint services. Politics
  • Buzz: Dress for success with Rome Braves' championship gear. Rome Middle students hooked a few big ones from the Etowah -- TVs, sinks. No time out for clock shop owner. Buzz
  • What's ahead this week in Northwest Georgia. Week
  • Remembering Mr. Jerry Clyde Flemister. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

High school:

  • John McClellan's high school picks:   No. 6 Darlington over No. 8 Bowdon (private vs. public). Pepperell, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rome should have smooth nights. McClellan
  • Latest high school rankings: Rome rises to no. 8 (5A); Model at 7 (2A); Darlington at 6 (private A); Cartersville, no. 1, and Calhoun, no. 6.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Coosa vs. Pepperell football game up for two Game of the Week votes. How to vote now.


  • Berry College: Saturday vs. Sewanee, 6 p.m. at home. Roster | Schedule |
  • Shorter University:  At Delta State, 3 p.m. Saturday.   Roster / Schedule
  • Georgia Tech: At home vs. Clemson, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • UGA: At Ole Miss, noon Saturday.
  • Norman's No-Nos: Next picks posting Friday morning.


  • Atlanta Falcons get key win vs. Oakland, 35-28.  Next: At New Orleans Sunday night.


  • Rome Braves celebrate 2016 South Atlantic League championship.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' 2016 photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Mets through Wednesday; at Marlins Thursday-Sunday.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Chris Carey on the third annual Cardboard Challenge set for Oct. 15 at Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Aviation Center at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Kevin Karel, play-by-play announcer for the Rome Braves on 99.5 FM The Jock, on the championship season.
  • 840 a.m.: Garrett Townsend of AAA South on the surge in gasoline prices since the oil line problem.

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