Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Dollar Tree opens; latest on Lowe's earnings, hiring. Rome's gas still 20+ cents more than Bartow. Near 90 today; rain Friday.

For these and today's latest updates, please see
Dollar Tree open for business in former Circuit City spot.

Lowe's to announce second-quarter financials Aug. 20.
-Small-scale hiring continuing for new distribution center.

Gas watch: Rome still 20-plus cents higher than Cartersville.

Final days for advance voting in Tuesday's primary runoff for Bartow, Polk,  Gordon voters.

-Rome Young Republicans to meet Monday.

Powerball jackpot balloons to $320 million tonight.

Wednesday's Floyd County Jail reports.

Calhoun,  West Rome among Maxwell Ratings' 'dynasty' teams in football.

-Wednesday: 20% rain chance, high of 89, low of 63.
-Thursday: 20% rain chance, high of 92, low of 66.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition,
WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online. Today's guests:
-Danny Grant, the Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District.
-Peter Lawler, Dana professor at Berry College, on the aftermath of the Paul Ryan vice presidential pick.
-Dr. John Barge, Georgia superintendent of schools, on his opposing the charter schools referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. 
Today's Sports:  
--Rome Braves win again, 5-0. With 20 games to go, Rome has a 3.5-game lead in the SAL Southern division.
-Tonight in Greenville.
-Playoff tickets on sale Aug. 16.

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