Friday, September 16, 2016

Meet a Rome man battling cystic fibrosis who's passion is helping others. Get a laugh from 'Heroes Assemble!' teasing Harbin Hustle. Rome Braves a win away from South Atlantic League championship. Norman's No No's: A Georgia win.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Low 90s all weekend with a 40% chance of rain on Sunday. Weather
  • How hot was it? 98 in Rome on Thursday and a record-tying 96 in Cartersville. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Health: Tyler West, described as 'unrelenting despite several surgeries and medical obstacles,' battles cystic fibrosis while insisting on helping others. Health
  • 'Heroes Assemble!' in great trailer for Harbin Hero Hustle, complete with a surprise clip at the end. Hustle
  • Education: Aflac CEO Dan Amos to speak at Berry's Wright Integrity in Leadership Lecture Sept. 29. Education
  • Weekend: Rome International Film Festival, Roman Rumble, Cartersville Pub Crawl, Berry farmer's market, Rose Lawn arts festival. Weekend
  • Remembering Mr. Joseph Glover "Joe" Meeks, Mrs. Stephanie Orr. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • Rome Braves win 2-0 vs. Blueclaws in Lakewood, a win away from the 2016 South Atlantic League championship.
  • Rome Braves at the Blueclaws tonight at 7:05 (game four).
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' 2016 photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host Nationals today-Sunday.

High school:

  • John McClellan's high school picks: Model, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun all should win easily. McClellan
  • Friday night football: Your links to radio, web coverage, predicted scores and weather forecast. Friday night
  • Georgia High School Football Daily


  • Norman's No-Nos: 'Noles eke one out, Tide rolls and Georgia wins an SEC game. No Nos
  • Berry College: At Rhodes, 2 p.m. Saturday. Roster | Schedule | Gameday
  • Shorter University: At home vs. Florida Tech, Saturday at 7 p.m.  Roster / Schedule
  • UGA: At Missouri, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Georgia Tech: At home vs. Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


  • Atlanta Falcons: At Oakland Sunday.


  • Latest updates on local soccer results and a look at some of this weekend's showdowns. Soccer

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: John McClellan on the high school football season as some teams reach the midpoint of the 2016 season.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Kevin Karel, who does Rome Braves play-by-play 99.5 FM The Jock, recaps Thursday's game from Lakewood and what to expect tonight. Hear Kevin's game call tonight at 7:05 p.m.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA news roundtable.

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