Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Late winter chill to give way to perfect Easter weekend. Chicken restaurant surge heats up; Chick-fil-A at LakePoint in Emerson? Gordon Hospital expansion under way. Rome Braves get first home win of '14. Public health restaurant scores

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Ware Mechanical forecast

No record today after all thanks to this hopefully last blast of winter. It was 36 degrees at 5 a.m.; the record for April 16 is 30. We'll have sunny skies with a high of 62 today, dropping to 35 tonight. Easter weekend forecast: Sunny and upper 70s.

Headlines: 

  • Just blocks apart on Ga. 53, chicken war about to escalate in Calhoun; Chick-fil-A adding LakePoint restaurant? Chicken
  • Ground work continues for $37 million expansion to Gordon Hospital; delivery date is July 2015. Health
  • Briefs: Veterans Family day set; also on the way is the wake board park grand opening May 3. Upcoming
  • Community Holy Week service ends at noon today; what's ahead on Holy Thursday, Easter Sunday. Holy Week
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow counties. Dining
  • Today's jail reports. Jail
  • Rome Braves get first home win of the new season, 5-3 over Legends.
  • Today: vs. Lexington, 1 p.m. first pitch.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • Georgia Fire off this week, vs. Columbus April 26.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests Wednesday including:
  • Berry College senior Sydney Hulebak, who has earned $4,000 for her new business venture, Lion's Thread, thanks to the Clinton Global Initiative University.
  • Jack Dickey, Republican candidate for Post 5 on the Floyd County Commission.
  • Jason Free of Keller Williams Commercial on the growing use of drones, especially in real estate. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

'Bartow Village' puts local spin on Steeplechase. Chick-fil-A adds new grilled chicken -- and brings back peach shakes. 35-mph gusts today, record low temperatures overnight? Rome Braves pounded 17-0 by Legends. Public Health restaurant scores.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

We could set a record low by Wednesday morning. On April 16, 1975, the record was set at 30 degrees. We're supposed to dip to 29 overnight. We have a 60% chance of more rain, expect gusts of 35 mph and will only see a high in the mid-50s at best. Our normal low for this time of year: 48 degrees. Stats: The Weather Channel.

Headlines: 

  • 'Bartow Village' puts key local spin on Saturday's Steeplechase at Kingston Downs. Village
  • New grilled Chick-fil-A debuts; peach shakes return. Lowe's Shannon plant goes hydrogen. Bank of the Ozarks posts big gains. Business
  • Clouds, rain blocked some of our views of this morning's 'Blood Moon.' Tellus Museum
  • Berry student's Lion's Thread bow tie project helping Ugandan women start their own businesses. Bow ties
  • Monday's Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd County; no Bartow reports. Dining
  • Today's jail reports. Jail 
  • Rome Braves pummeled 17-0 by Lexington Legends.
  • Tonight: vs. Lexington, 7 p.m. first pitch.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • Georgia Fire off this week, vs. Columbus April 26.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests Tuesday including:
  • Rodney Dillard, Republican candidate for District 4 on the Floyd County Board of Education.
  • Jennifer Selman of River City Bank on the 2014 Relay for Life.
  • Kelly McCutcheon of Georgia Public Policy Foundation on the status of the Fair Tax on this April 15 tax day.

And on Talk of the Town, from noon until 1 p.m. (Nelle's due back Wednesday)

  • Dr. Renee Carleton, associate professor of Biology, on Berry's new cameras on wild life, including the 'bluebird' cam.
  • The Rev. Gary Graves of Calvary Baptist Church on Easter @ The Ridge on Sunday morning.

Monday, April 14, 2014

1.5 inches of rain, maybe storms -- and then cold again. Rome man to run Appalachian Trail as fund-raiser for Ugandan orphans. What's behind Hobby Lobby (photos). Community Holy Week services begin. Gas up 7 cents. Mike Minor dazzles, Rome Braves lose (pho

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Ware Mechanical forecast

After a beautiful weekend that saw highs in the low 80s on Sunday, we give it back starting today. Our rain chance is 100 perfect with at least 1.5 inches on the way. Colder weather also on the way. High of 75, low of 50.

Headlines: 

  • Rome man's goal: Run the Appalachian Trail to help Ugandan orphans -- and make a documentary on the journey. Drew Burnett
  • Business Monday: What's behind Rome Hobby Lobby store (really). Prime time for the Oostanaula. LakePoint updates on Bass Pro. Updates
  • Community Holy Week services begin at noon today. Holy Week
  • Gas prices soar yet again; now almost 20 cents higher per gallon vs. a year ago. Gas
  • Tellus to stay open 1-5:30 a.m. Tuesday for total lunar eclipse. Plus: Latest community updates. Lunar
  • Floyd County Jail reports. Updated at 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m. Jail
  • Rome Braves blow stellar start by rehabbing Mike Minor; fall 6-2 to Savannah as Sandgnats sweep home opening series.
  • Tonight: First of three home games vs. Lexington, 7 p.m. first pitch.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 
  • Georgia Fire off this week, vs. Columbus April 26.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests Monday including:.
  • Dr. Mike Buck, one of 15 candidates to be Georgia's next superintendent of schools.
  • Ryan Simmons and Drew Burnett on a fund-raising run of the Appalachian Trail and the documentary the Rome men will make on it.
  • Dr. Terry Morris of Shorter University on the upcoming panel on the Ukraine.

And on Talk of the Town, from noon until 1 p.m. (Nelle's due back Wednesday)

  • Chris Giddens of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on the Easter miracle -- and some geek speak on summer movies.
  • Barbara Earle of Free Clinic of Rome on latest updates and what's ahead this summer.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Beautiful Sunday, high of 82. Payback on Monday: rain, storms. Remembering WSB's Capt. Herb Emory. Busy Sunday in Northwest Georgia with baseball, the arts

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Ware Mechanical forecast

A final beautiful day, with a high of 82, before the next storm system moves through. We'll see more than an inch of rain Monday through Tuesday with a chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will drop, with highs in the upper 50s Tuesday.

Flood warning continues at Plant Hammond on the Coosa River. 570.3 feet; flood stage is 570 feet.

The Oostanaula is down to 13.3 feet in Rome; had been as high as 24.5 feet.

Headlines: 

  • Keep an eye on Monday's weather as severe storms are possible. Also due: At least another inch of rain, on top of nearly four inches we had a week ago.
  • Today: Chieftains Herb and Plant sale; Atlanta's Mike Minor pitches for Rome Braves, Mermaids and more (including great fireworks photos). Update 
  • Remembering Capt. Herb Emory, voice of Atlanta traffic. Capt. Herb
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Floyd, Bartow.
  • Floyd County Jail reports. Updated at 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m. Jail
  • Rome Braves fall 4-3 to Sandgnats.
  • Today: Home game at 2 vs. Savannah. Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Minor is on the mound for Rome in a rehab start.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 
  • Georgia Fire receiver's touchdown pass featured on Deadspin.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

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  • Please join our guests Monday including:.
  • Dr. Mike Buck, one of 15 candidates to be Georgia's next superintendent of schools.
  • Ryan Simmons and Drew Burnett on a fund-raising run of the Appalachian Trail and the documentary the Rome men will make on it.
  • Dr. Terry Morris of Shorter University on the upcoming panel on the Ukraine.
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Perfect weather for busy weekend in NW Georgia:sunny, upper 70s. Rain back in forecast Monday. Signs down at SunTrust, new look for Village Plaza. Updates on campaign watch 2014. Public Health dining scores.

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Ware Mechanical weather

Beautiful weekend ahead with high of 79 today. Rain back in forecast Monday with chance of thunderstorms and up to 1-inch of rainfall. 

 

Headlines:       

  • SunTrust signs come down at Dean and 12th Street. SunTrust
  • Back to basics look for Village Plaza as ALDI work continues. Village
  • Weekend: Time for Braves, Mermaids, arts, opening houses and a Celtic fix. Events
  • Campaign watch: Kingston picks up Hannity endorsement in Senate race. Deadline nears for voter registration. Forum updates. Politics
  • Weekend updates: Darlington's Brewer honored; Saint Mary's book sale May 3. Updates
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Floyd, Bartow.
 

Today's jail reports.

-4 and 8 a.m., again at 8 p.m. seven days a week.
 Rome Braves:

-Rome falls again to Sandgnats, 4-1.

-Tonight: Home game at 7 vs. Savannah.

-Braves' home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 


More sports
  • Georgia Fire falls 71-34; next home game May 3 vs. Nashville Venom.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

-Saturday: Sunny, high of 79, low of 55.

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Please join our guests Monday:    

  • Dr. Mike Buck, one of 15 candidates to be Georgia's next superintendent of schools.
  • Ryan Simmons and Drew Burnett on a fund-raising run of the Appalachian Trail and the documentary the Rome men will make on it.
  • Dr. Terry Morris of Shorter University on the upcoming panel on the Ukraine.