Thursday, October 20, 2016

First look at September jobs picture for Northwest Georgia. More than 900 vote Wednesday. More near-record heat -- and then a 20-degree drop.

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Today -- near-record heat. Tonight -- storms possible. Friday -- high in the upper 60s. Weather
  • We just missed tying another record Wednesday: 91 degrees (record 92 set in 1938).

Today's headlines

  • September employment report: More job than a year ago but also more first-time claims for assistance.  Jobs
  • Elections: More than 2,900 people already have voted in Floyd County. Plus: Political calendar, candidate profiles. Elections
  • Education: Pepperell High's freshman class commits to graduation Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle brings business/education summit to GNTC-Gordon County. Education 
  • Weekend: From BooFest to Peach State to cowboys to three community festivals, welcome to one of the busiest weekends of the year. Calendar
  • Buzz: Junior Service League's poinsettia sale under way. Homemakers bazaar is Nov. 11-12. Blankenship named Program Director for Heyman HospiceCare. Student leadership summit held. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: State fares poorly again on baby, maternal health.Health
  • Remembering Mr. Grady William Jones, Mrs. Rose Marie Jordan, Mrs. Susan P. Pearson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crime

Also today:

  • Campaign watch: Election headlines; sample ballots; summary of candidate profiles. Plus: Local, national political calendars. Politics
  • Proposed amendment would drastically change how Georgia deals with trouble schools. Debate is over state control vs. local control. Schools
  • 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

  • High school football: Cedartown plays at Troup County tonight at 7.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Cartersville. Rockmart over Coosa.  McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • More honors for Shorter's Alfred Chelanga.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: New picks coming Friday.
  • Berry Vikings:  Oct. 29 at home vs. Millsaps, 1 p.m.
  • Shorter Hawks:  At West Florida, Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech:   Oct. 29, homecoming vs. Duke. Noon.
  • UGA:   Oct. 29 vs. Florida in Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Sunday at home vs. Chargers, 4:05 p.m.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Jamey Alcorn, principal of Pepperell High School, on the annual commitment ceremony and updates on the Dragons
  • 8:10 a.m.: Model High graduate Tim Reynolds on his Sunday, Oct. 30, concert at the DeSoto Theatre in Rome. Also: Chris Jackson, president of the Historic DeSoto Foundation.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Brian Carroll, chair of communication at Berry College, on the media and the presidential race.

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