Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today's gas gauge with updates on pipeline repairs, availability and costs. Cartersville's Panera begins hiring. Last day of summer will be a warm one.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Back to the low 90s today and then a tad cooler. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Today's gas gauge: The latest update on the pipeline repairs, local fuel prices and availability. Fuel
  • Heard on the Tweet (or other social media): Panera Bread hiring in Cartersville. A Rome-to-N. Augusta connection? Updates
  • Education: Ninth Annual Armuchee Invitational band competition is Saturday. Blood Assurance 'Cord of Courage' program for graduates expands with 'surrogates.' Education
  • Education: Heidi Popham named executive vice president at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. GNTC
  • Buzz: Busy week for meetings. Everett Springs Road closing for four days. BooFest returns Oct. 21. Buzz
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Remembering Ms. Gloria McWhorter, Jimmy Lamar Wheat. Obituaries
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch
  • Cartersville Police: Armed suspect gets away with bag of jewelry Monday evening; employees uninjured. Robbery

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • 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
  • 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.


  • Rome Braves to be honored at Thursday's County Commission meeting.
  • Braves' moving 'high A' team to Central Florida.
  • 2016 South Atlantic League championship T-shirts now on sale.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' 2016 photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Mets through today; 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.: A meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City on the arrival of fall on Thursday, our sizzling and dry summer, and what's ahead.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Alvin Jackson Sr. on the Oct. 11 candidates forum at the Rome Civic Center sponsored by the local chapters of the NAACP, 100 Black Men and others.

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