Saturday, August 16, 2014

Massive flag flying over O'Charley's, Silver Creek woman charged in shooting, Trinity UMC remodeling, Busy weekend: Run, Health Fair, Celebrating Purple and Dancing. Sunshine today, slight rain chance Sunday. Sports updates.

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Sunshine with high near 91 today. Look for 20% rain chance on Sunday.


  • Massive American flag now flying over Turner McCall as part of soon-to-open O'Charley's. Opens Aug. 27
  • Silver Creek woman, 61, charged with shooting her 57-year-old brother. Arrest
  • Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome to see some remodeling. Trinity
  • Saturday: A morning run or health check. An evening celebrating purple or dancing for a cause. Events
  • Weekend Buzz: Floyd Schools preview. County wellness grant. Moe's open mic contest. New Social Media classes. Buzz
  • No new Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties.  Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves won big in Charleston Friday, defeating the RiverDogs 7-4. 
  • Braves at Charleston tonight at 6.
  • High school scrimmages: Rome falls to Calhoun, Model tops Pepperell, Cass edges Adairsville.
  • John McClellan on high school football: New challenges in 2014 season for many programs. McClellan

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  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • Bill Peterson, athletics director at Shorter, and head basketball coach Chad Warner on the upcoming Meet the Coaches luncheon at Shorter.
  • Logan Boss of Public Health on what you need to know about Ebola.
  • Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety on enhanced traffic enforcement for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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