Friday, October 14, 2016

IRS report: Rough year for Shorter with $6 million loss. Charges filed in Kobe Thomas death; funeral set. Floyd names top teacher. Craft beer, wine festival updates. Busy weekend starts today. Norman's No Nos and high school updates.

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Slight chance of rain Saturday; weekend highs near 80. Weather

Today's headlines

  • Education: IRS report shows rough year for Shorter with loss of $6.3 million, contributions decrease and almost 200 fewer jobs over two years.Shorter
  • As family, friends prepare for Kobe Thomas' funeral Saturday, Floyd Police confirm felony charges filed in his death. Kobe
  • Craft beer report: Rome City Brewing samples another offering; The Foundry clears big hurdle. Wine: Uncorked 2016, benefiting Rome Symphony, is Nov. 4. Libations
  • Education: Armuchee High's Michelle Arp is named Floyd County's Teacher of the Year. Teacher
  • Health: Harbin Clinic's Dr. Maxwell Prempeh brings new heart procedure to Cartersville. Movie, discussion to focus on women, Alzheimer's disease. Health
  • Weekend: Cardboard Challenge returns. Also: Harbin Hero Hustle, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Fiddlin' Fest, Euharlee Covered Bridge Festival.Events
  • Remembering Mr. Nathan Lionel "Butch" Huckaby, Mrs. Phyllis Anne Hulsey Ross, Ms. Stella Rose Storey, Mr. Kobe Thomas. 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
  • 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

  • Pepperell vs. Rockmart wins Game of the Week votes.
  • Friday night: Kickoff forecast, radio and web coverage of tonight's games. Posts today at 4 p.m.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Tennessee just isn't ready for The Tide; Ohio State to struggle? No Nos
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Rome and Cartersville cruise. Pepperell by 10 over Rockmart. Model by 6 over Chattooga and Darlington by 6 over Trion. McClellan
  • Berry Vikings: At Hendrix, 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Shorter Hawks:  At North Alabama Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech:  At home vs. Georgia Southern, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Next:  Oct. 29, homecoming vs. Duke,
  • UGA:   At home vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday at noon.
  • Atlanta Falcons: At Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. Sunday.

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

  • Please join us with guests:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Floyd County School Board members Chip Hood and Jay Shell on their Coosa-Armuchee bet plus board updates.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Whatever happened to Capt. Douglas McClure from the Salvation Army?
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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