Saturday, October 15, 2016

New name for Pregnancy Center of Rome, plus a 'Tebow' coming to Rome. Police report released in Kobe Thomas death. Drought: Rome over 12 inches below normal. Weekend guide: Hero Hustle, Covered Bridge Festival, Fiddlin' Fest, Wagon Train and more. Sports

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Latest drought update shows Rome 12.17 inches below normal. Some rain back in forecast for later next week.  Forecast

Today's headlines

  • Pregnancy Center of Rome changes name with addition of ultrasound services. Grand opening to feature Tebow guest. Haven Health 
  • AJC: Kobe Thomas was trying to jump the car to imitate NBA star Kobe Bryant. Police report released today gives more detail on accident.Thomas 
  • Education: GNTC launching new Chemical Technology program to train lab technicians in NW Georgia. GNTC
  • Buzz: Peach State Marching Festival returns next Saturday with 31 bands across two states. Floyd Master Gardeners participating at Chiaha. Buzz 
  • Great turnout to 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to march against domestic violence. Walk 
  • Unity Christian School partners with local restaurants to feed more than 350 law enforcement and firemen during appreciation event. Unity 
  • Your guide to busy weekend in NW Georgia: Hero Hustle, Euharlee Covered Bridge Festival, Fiddlin' Fest, Wagon Train and more. Calendar
  • Education: Darlington hosts former Secretary of Navy, William Bell for special Honor Speaker Series. Education
  • Remembering Gilbert Arnold Fowler, Jack Ledbetter, Robert Durand Sutton, Horacio Vail and John Wimbley.  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

  • Friday night scores: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Darlington, Coosa, Armuchee, Cartersville. Scoreboard
  • Preseason updates from Shorter Lady Hawks basketball.
  • 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: How did John pick 'em this week? McClellan
  • Berry Vikings: At Hendrix, 2 this afternoon.
  • Shorter Hawks:  At North Alabama Saturday at 7 tonight.
  • Georgia Tech:  At home vs. Georgia Southern at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. Next:  Oct. 29, homecoming vs. Duke,
  • UGA:   At home vs. Vanderbilt, today 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 our guests Monday including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Ira Levy on the annual Deli Day coming to Rodeph Sholom Congregation on Nov. 9.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Richard Dixon from Rome High School on Peach State Marching Festival on Oct. 22.

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