Monday, August 11, 2014

'Doulas,' who help moms during pregnancy and birth, on the rise here. Latest food truck is 'cheesy.' Farewell to a friend at the chamber. Gas prices dip again. 40%-50% chance of more rain.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

40% rain chance with a high of 88. Clearer skies by Wednesday.


  • 'Doulas,' who assist mothers (and fathers) before, during and after childbirth, becoming more common in Northwest Georgia. Doulas
  • The region's latest mobile dining offering is more than a little cheesy. Dining
  • Farewell to a friend. Chamber
  • Georgia gas prices down 12 cents vs. last year; lowest local price is $3.15 near Calhoun. Gas prices
  • Overnight: Link to NASA's Super Moon photos; Atlanta Braves beat Nationals, 3-1.
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Next update Tuesday morning.
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • We're now posting photos on our Instagram page as well. Follow us at Hometown
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • Rome Braves win see-saw, 11-inning game 6-5 over Charleston.
  • Braves at Greenville today-Wednesday.
  • John McClellan's high school football: Next update Tuesday morning.
  • Shorter sets Meet the Coaches lunch for Aug. 28 (date change).

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  • Please join our guests Monday  including:
  • Layla Shipman, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party on Saturday's GOP rally at the Tillman Hangar at the airport, something that's become a statewide event.
  • Wendy Davis, Rome city commissioner and member of the Democratic National Committee, on the week's state Democratic Convention in Dublin.

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