Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weird weather day: Freeze warnings bookend windy advisory with gusts to 35 mph. Remembering record-cold Blizzard of '93. St. Mary's students have their own papal election tradition. Latest Public Health restaurant scores.

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Freeze warning until 11 a.m. followed by a wind advisory from noon until 8 p.m. and then freeze warning from 11 tonight. until 10 a.m. Thursday.

-We're not quite done with winter just yet. The good news: low 70s for the weekend. 
Your forecast::
-Wednesday: Sunny, high of 55, low of 26.
-Thursday: Sunny, high of 58, low of 35.
-Friday: High of 67, low of 44.

20 years later, Berry remembers 'Storm of the Century' -It wasn't just the snow. Rome set record low temperatures for three consecutive days in 1993:

 -Not so in Cartersville: The Weather Channel says other years were colder in the Bartow County area than 1993.

St. Mary's students release black balloons tracking papal vote. Dozens of black balloons flew into the air above East Rome just after 3 p.m. Tuesday as students at Saint Mary's Catholic School carried on a local papal tradition: releasing black or white balloons each time the cardinals in Rome vote for a new pope.
-Latest updates on the cardinals' conclave from ABC.

Tuesday's Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd and Bartow counties. Dining


Latest jail reports. 


Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM, 7-9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online

-Please join our guests  including:
-Shannon Pollitz, Floyd County's Teacher of the Year, who is among 10 finalists for statewide honors.
-Dr. Brian Carroll, Berry College communication professor, on what's next for magazines as Time spins off namesake publications.
-Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, on a special way to help keep drunken drivers off the road this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

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