Saturday, August 9, 2014

More rain and thunderstorms expected today with up to half-inch of rain. Local LEGO builder Chris Giddens honored at national convention. Tomato Sandwich supper raises $13,000 for The Free Clinic. Busy weekend ahead. Floyd County's AP Scholars announced. S

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Ware Mechanical forecast: More rain and thunderstorms expected today with 60% chance, high of 88.


  • Local LEGO builder Chris Giddens honored at national BrickFair convention. Giddens
  • Tomato Sandwich supper raises nearly $13,000 for The Free Clinic of Rome. Tomato
  • Floyd County students earn AP Scholar Awards. AP
  • Weekend: Lots of music tonight, a baseball reunion, plenty of sci fi friends and some barbecue, too. Details
  • "Stop the Violence" Peace Walk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m today. Walk
  • Twelve homes showcased in this Sunday's Hardy Realty's Open Houses. Hardy
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Inspections
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves fall 6-3 to Charleston after ninth inning rally.
  • Additional updates on the Braves: Big reunion this weekend.
  • Shorter's football team begins new season with check-ins, physicals Friday. Hawks
  • John McClellan's high school football: 7 local schools start 2014 season with new head coaches; scrimmages next. McClellan
  • 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.

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