Friday, August 17, 2012

Gas prices remain 20-40 cents higher vs. Bartow; two Cartersville stations have lowest prices in Georgia. Stormy day ahead? Rome Braves pad division lead. Huge weekend calendar

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Gas prices remain 20 to 40 cents higher per gallon in  Rome/Floyd vs. Cartersville. Two Bartow stations now have the lowest listed prices in the state, according to Georgia Gas Prices.

Developing story: Major fire in Bartow County.
Keep an eye on today's weather; storms could be on the way. Forecast below.
Rome Braves now have a 5.5-game lead in the SAL Southern Division with 18 to play. Next game tonight at 7 at State Mutual Stadium.

Huge weekend calendar:
-Saturday: Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2 Mile Health Walk.
-Saturday: Health Initiative for Men, 8 a.m.-noon, Floyd County Health Department. Free screenings.
-Saturday: Atlanta Community Food Bank's free Health Fair from 1-4 p.m., Rome Goodwill Career Center.
-Saturday night: Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge, 7 p.m., Rome City Auditorium. Benefits Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. Dance
-Saturday: Coosa River Basin Initiative's River Revelry, A Biodiversity Bash, 6-11 p.m. at Heritage Park. Details
-Saturday night: Tillman Clocktower Night at the Rome Braves, 7 p.m., vs. Lexington with fireworks following the game. Tickets are $6 each; benefits the Family Resource Center.
-Plus: Our expanded calendar.

The Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Leadership Division elects Rodney Grizzle, chief credit officer of Greater Rome Bank, as Division Seven vice chair.

College football without Norman Arey? No-no!

-'Norman's No-Nos' return Aug. 31 for a fresh season of Arey's unique spin on pigskin prognostication.
-More football updates on the way as well.

Daily public health restaurant inspection scores.

Today's Floyd County Jail reports.

Weather: Soggy Friday, cooler Sunday
-Friday: 90% rain chance, high 87, low 69.
-Saturday: 20% rain chance, high 88, low 63.
-Sunday: 30% rain chance, high 88, low 65.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition,
WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online. Today's guests:
-Janice Hadaway on Sept. 15's Constitution Day Festival at The Forum.
-Logan Boss of Public Health on the West Nile reports from across the state.
-Plus at 8:40: News Roundtable. WRGA News Director Kevin Karel and reporter Andrew Carter join us to discuss the week's top local stories. 

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