Sunday, May 18, 2014

Soggy Sunday with rain until at least the midafternoon; 80s back Tuesday. Berry announces $100 million 'LifeReady' campaign. Arias family, volunteers celebrate new home. Shorter Lady Hawks NCCAA softball champs.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

We've had a third of an inch of rain since 4 a.m. and showers should continue into the afternoon, pushing the totals above half an inch or more. We had a bout of severe weather overnight, between 3 and 4 a.m. Chattooga County reported penny-sized hail.  Today's high: 65 (normal: 81).


  • Berry College launches $100 million LifeReady campaign; $70 million already raised. Berry
  • Arias family, volunteers celebrate a gift of love. Sparkle Box
  • Unity Christian student Nina Manuel selected as "Everyday Young Hero" by Youth Service America. Smile Report
  • Salvation Army raises more than $6,500 thanks to "Run for the Homeless" 5K. Homeless.

  • Cast off Against Cancer, Battle of Resaca Civil War Reenactment today. Events


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

Continuing features:

  • County jail reports. Jail
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • 2014 Guide to Summer Camps. Guide
  • The Rome Braves fall 3-1 to Lakewood.
  • Today at 1 p.m, at Lakewood.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • The Lady Shorter Hawks softball team has won the NCCAA National Championship with a 2-1 win over Oklahoma Christian in 9 innings. NCCAA
  • Shorter Baseball falls to Lee University, 11-8, in semi-final round of NCCAA National Championship.
  • Georgia Fire loses 72-64 to Harrisburg Stampede.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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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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