Monday, June 18, 2012

'Storage Wars' come to Rome. Rome Braves: A 'season' to forget. Chambliss facing tough 2014 re-election within his party. Warm, dry start to summer.

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What's buzzing in Northwest Georgia. Today's Buzz
-Call it Storage Wars: The Georgia Edition. Cable's A & E network has a winner on its hands with the show "Storage Wars," where select bidders jostle to buy abandoned goods in repossessed storage bays. That's becoming something of a trend in Northwest Georgia as well. Natalie Simms reports.
-GOP battle brewing for Saxby Chambliss in 2014: The two-term U.S. senator hasn't impressed the Club for Growth -- which means you can expect Republican challenges, perhaps one with a very familiar name.
-Break up the Rome Braves -- please. A dreadful "first season" in 2012 ended Sunday with the home team in the very basement of the 14-team South Atlantic League. The celebratory tenth season here is light on on-field fireworks. There's time for changes as the second season opens Thursday.
-New: Daily updates on public health restaurant inspection scores.

Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon in Georgia.

Way too high, way too dry
-Monday: High of 91, low of 62.
-Tuesday: High of 91, low of 62.
-Wednesday: High of 91, low of 66.

Code Orange smog alert in Bartow, metro Atlanta today.

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-Please join our guests today including Brittany McAlpin and Lisa Janak Newman on changes to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's website that makes it easier for you to use in times of need; and we'll talk to one of the forecasters from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City about our official summer forecast. Are we into the drought cycle already?
Savannah sweeps Rome Braves at home. Sunday's final: 5-2 SandGnats.

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