Saturday, May 31, 2014

Midway Primary School to close next year. Weather: Scattered thunderstorms possible today, 60% rain chance. Floyd tax sale on Tuesday. Summer lunch program underway. Busy weekend with Finster Fest and more.

For more on these updates and for today's breaking news from Northwest Georgia, please click
Ware Mechanical weather:
- 60% rain chance today with scattered thunderstorms possible. Main threats include hail, strong winds and frequent lightning. High of 86, low of 67 today.
-Expanded forecast below.


  • Midway Primary School to close after 2014-15 school year due to Bypass/101 upgrades.
  • Floyd County Tax Commissioner's 'tax sale' set for Tuesday.
  • Floyd Schools continue to serve meals during summer months.
  • Busy Saturday, Sunday in Northwest Georgia: Finster Fest, Hacking and a dip with the Swim Club.
  • Weekend Buzz: Ridge Ferry Park Farmers Market returns this morning. Alzheimer's program offered. 'Cast Off' now set for June 22.
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Floyd, Bartow.
  • Floyd County Jail reports. Updated at 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m. 

Continuing features:

  • Today's business headlines from Georgia Trend. 
  • Looking for a job or a new career. Start here with Rome's Career Builder partner. 
  • 2014 Guide to Summer Camps. 
  • 2014 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools.      
  • Hardy Realty's showcase of nine area homes hosting an open house this Sunday.
-4 and 8 a.m., again at 8 p.m. seven days a week.

 Rome Braves:

-Braves rally in the ninth, beat SandGnats 7-6.

-On the road in Savannah, then Augusta.

-Latest roster moves.

-Braves home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 


More sports
  • Georgia Fire home Sunday at 1 p.m. vs. Richmond Riders.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.


-Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 5pm. Patchy dense fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

-Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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


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Please join our guests Monday including: 

  • Donna Carver,  director of School Nutrition for Floyd County School, on the summer meals program.
  • Tim Hensley with Floyd County Schools on the reasons behind the closing of Midway Primary.
  • William James, founder and executive director of Summit Quest, a Rome-based nonprofit organization providing strength, hope and service to children and families affected by cancer.


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