Friday, September 2, 2016

Updates on Hermine and our local forecast. New in Calhoun: Wall Street Grille. Weekend: Powwow returns to Rome. Sports: Rome Braves' update; Norman's back, high school previews.

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

Top stories today:

  1. Ware Mechanical updates: Latest on Hermine, South Georgia; local forecast for the holiday weekend. Weather
  2. Dining: Wall Street Grille brings eclectic menu to downtown Calhoun from a familiar name in the restaurant industry. Dining
  3. Weekend Focus: Running Water Powwow drawing 4,000 from across the globe to Rome. Powwow / Weekend at a glance.
  4. Citizens First, GB & T team up with Action Ministries, customers to feed needy children on weekends. Business
  5. Sports: Rome Braves . .  . The return of Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos. Shorter Hawks . . .  Sports

Latest local headlines:

  • Education: Michelle Arp, a business ed teacher at Armuchee High; Keith Reedy, a special ed teacher at Pepperell High; and Sue Turnquist, a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Model Elementary, up Teacher of the Year honors. Education
  • Fairview School in Cave Spring added to Georgia Register of Historic Places. Fairview
  • Politics: Busy week-plus ahead in local politics as campaign headquarters open, GOP women meet, Democrats hold 'Georgia Giants' fund-raiser. Politics
  • Buzz: 27 Model As touring Rome this weekend. Pamela O. Obi, M.D., joins Floyd Primary Care Network. Busy September for Optimist Club. Buzz
  • Remembering Mr. Benjamin Marion "B. M." Smith. 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

  • John McClellan's high school picks: Ridgeland over Darlington, Cartersville to dominate Calhoun, close win for Rome. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Friday night football: Tonight's games including John McClellan's score forecast, the kickoff weather report and radio/webcast times. Football
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos. Alabama has no trouble but Dawgs need to be wary. Arey
  • Shorter opens 2016 football season.
  • Some radio changes for this weekend only.
  • Rome Braves
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Phillies Friday-Sunday.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Norman Arey is back for another fall of Norman's No Nos, his guarateed-to-lose college football picks.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Deacon Stuart Neslin of Saint Mary's Catholic Church on Mother Teresa's being elevated to saint on Sunday and what it means worldwide.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Liz Culler from Blood Assurance on keeping blood donations plentiful -- and safe.

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