Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sunshine all weekend with slight rain chance on Memorial Day. Busy weekend: Graduations, Rome River Jam. Crowd-Funding bid underway for A.T. run. Cartersville Busch plant helping relief efforts. Sports: Braves lose, Cartersville HS baseball in state title

For today's headlines and to stay ahead of Northwest Georgia's latest news, please see
Ware Mechanical weather:
-Sunshine all weekend with high of 89 today. 20% rain chance on Memorial Day.
-Expanded forecast below.


  • Crowd-funding bid begins for Rome man's planned run of the Appalachian Trial to raise $100,000 for Ugandan orphans.
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Rome River Jam, graduations, barbecue, baseball and thanking those who served. 
  • Cartersville's Anheuser-Busch brewery switches to water to help emergency relief efforts. 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.
-4 and 8 a.m., again at 8 p.m. seven days a week.

 Rome Braves:

-The Rome Braves fall 14-4 to Greensboro.  

-Tonight at 7 vs. Greensboro with post-game concert.

-Braves home game photos by Mills Fitzner. 


More sports

  • Cartersville High hosts Blessed Trinity today for state AAA baseball title.
  • Georgia Fire at Alabama Hammer, 8 tonight. 
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.


-Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

-Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

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


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Please join our guests Tuesday including:

  • Tony Uhrich, consulting engineer, from Savannah's Hussey Gay Bell & Deyoung Inc. for his impressions after a recent chamber visit to Rome.
  • Barry Loudermilk, who's in a tight GOP runoff with Bob Barr on July 22 for the 11th Congressional District seat. 

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