Saturday, October 1, 2016

Fall is in the air! Perfect timing for Coosa Valley Fair. Tourism impact study shows 3% rise. Latest indictments. Education updates. Friday night scoreboard. Beautiful weekend ahead.

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  •  Fall is finally in the air! Beautiful weekend ahead with sunshine, high near 78 today. Forecast

Latest local headlines:

  • Perfect timing: Cooler temps arrive just in time for 'Fall's Finest Festival' as Coosa Valley Fair opens Tuesday. Fair
  • Tourism impact study on Floyd County shows 3% rise in expenditures. Tourism
  • Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
  • Buzz: Carterville Chamber names new Community Development Director, 'Tree Walk on the River' workshop, new youth hunting area opens Oct. 8, upcoming events at Berry College. Buzz
  • Weekend: Mountain Day, Great Locomotive Chase, NAMI Walk Rome, Duck Dash and more. Calendar
  • Education: Photo gallery of Anna K. Davie students touring Georgia Highlands College. Education
  • Education: Floyd County Schools Activity Messenger for Oct. 3-15. Activities
  • Rome Noon Optimist Club honors members for service during awards banquet. Awards
  • Georgia Health News: Another health insurer leaves Georgia exchange. Health
  • Remembering James Clemmons, Dorothy Kate Stewart Reynolds and Andrew "Tree" Smith. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

  • Campaign watch: Summary of candidate profiles (and links to GHC video interviews). Plus: Local, national political calendars. Politics
  • Fall festivals, pumpkin farms and leaf season. Your Northwest Georgia wrap-up. Fall
  • Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.
  • State business headlines: Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Shorter Hawks: Next: Clark Atlanta at Barron Stadium, 7 p.m. Oct. 6.
  • Berry Vikings: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Friday night scoreboard: Wins for Rome, Pepperell, Coosa, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart. Darlington falls in OT. Scoreboard
  • John McClellan's high school picks: How did John pick 'em? McClellan
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Dawgs lose two in a row; Tech loses to ex-Dawg coach. No-Nos
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon today.
  • UGA: Next: Home today vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: Tigers in today-Sunday (end of season).
  • Atlanta Falcons: Home Sunday vs. Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • 8:10 a.m.: Mindy Quinn, marketing manager of Blood Assurance, with updates on critical shortages and the new Facebook page for Rome donors.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Jose Santamaria, executive director of Tellus Science Museum, on Heavy Metal in Motion set for Saturday.

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