Saturday, May 17, 2014

As MERS spreads, a plane flight shows how 2 Floyd residents recently traveled with one of two U.S. patients. Huge weekend with graduations, events. 30% rain chance, high of 68.

For today's latest updates and for more on the stories below, please see
Ware Mechanical weather:
-Main rain threat today is 30% chance this afternoon with high of 68. Look for more rain on Sunday.


    • As MERS continues to spread, a plane flight shows how two Floyd residents recently traveled with one of two U.S. patients. 
    • Less than 1,500 voters turnout for Advanced voting.
    • Graduations, Run for the Homeless, Duck Derby, Cast Off Against Cancer set for this weekend. 
    • Weekend Buzz: Cartersville Farmers' Market starts June 4th, Author Craig Johnson coming to Booth, Cedartown seeks vendors for Fall Festival. 
    • Bank of Ozarks acquires Summit Bank in largest acquisition in Ozark's history. 
  • Advertising:

    • Hardy Realty's open house gallery: Nine homes this weekend.
    • Who gets your vote: Scoop or Cookie? Pick a Sweet Frog mascot today.  

    Today's jail reports.

    -4 and 8 a.m., again at 8 p.m. seven days a week.

     Rome Braves:

    -Braves take first game, 8-3 at Greenboro, but drop second game, 4-1.

    -Today: At Lakewood, 4 p.m. first pitch..

    -Braves home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 


    More sports
    • Shorter Baseball advances in NCCAA National Championship in Ohio. Play at 2 p.m. today.
    • Georgia Fire: At Harrisburg Stampede tonight.
    • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.


    -Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

    -Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

    -Get your three-day forecast and updated weather links at Hometown Headlines.


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    Please join our guests Monday including:

    • Dr. Todd Kelley of Harbin Pediatrics on summer safety.
    • Sam Moss, dean of college guidance at Darlington, on what's ahead for the class of 2014 
    • Mark Jenkins of AAA on summer gas prices.


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