Monday, July 28, 2014

What drew new Head of School Brent Bell to Darlington. Back-to-school updates. Dining: Crushed Tomato crushes it. Gas down 5 cents a gallon. Early rain threat; high of 89.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

 We could see a tenth of an inch of rain, mostly in the morning hours, as a rare July cold front moves through. No heat relief is expected, however, with a high today of 89 degrees.


  • Brent Bell, Darlington's new Head of School: 'The most important thing for me was finding a student-centered institution.' Darlington
  • The Crushed Tomato in Summerville: The brick over pizza is perhaps the best in the region. Crushed Tomato
  • Back to school: When classes start for area schools; sales tax holiday this coming weekend. Summer's over
  • Gas prices down another four cents a gallon. In the region: Lowest price in Calhoun, highest 'low:' Rome. At the pumps
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Rome Braves: West Virginia Power scored one run in the ninth, breaking a 4-4 tie and earning a 5-4 win over the Rome Braves Sunday afternoon.
  • Today: Home vs. West Virginia, 7 p.m.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Rome educator Mike Buck who is seeking a recount in the state schools superintendent vote.
  • Amy Knitig joins us to discuss what's behind the expanding efforts of Rejuvenate Hope
  • Tim Hensley of Floyd County Schools on super teacher Ron Clark's upcoming speech to faculty and staff.

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