Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Romney/Ryan atop GOP ticket. Floyd, state Republicans rally here today. Powerball jackpot: $253 million. Trees downed in Bartow after Friday night storms; clearing skies. Latest dining scores.

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Top stories
-Romney picks Ryan as VP nominee: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will join Mitt Romney on the Republican ticket this fall.
-Floyd County Republicans' Eighth Annual Rally at the Tillman Hangar, 11 a.m. You'll hear a lot about the VP pick at today's rally at Russell Airport/Towers Field. Also due:Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, U.S. representatives Phil Gingrey and Tom Graves, others. Barbecue lunch available as well.
-Severe thunderstorms topple trees near Ga. 20 in  Cartersville Friday night. More weather below.

Weekend events:
-Today and Sunday: Northwest Georgia Big Boy Toys Expo, Clarence Brown Center, Cartersville. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. both days. $10 admission price; kids 12 and under, free. Details
-Rome Braves host Greensboro Grasshoppers, 7 p.m., State Mutual Stadium. Braves are in the hunt for the SAL playoffs.
-More weekend events. Click Calendar

Weekend weather:

-Saturday: 20% rain chance, high of 85, low of 61.

-Sunday: Sunny, high of 91, low of 61.

-Monday: Sunny, high of 91, low of 61.


Tonight's Powerball jackpot rises to $253 million.

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