Monday, August 18, 2014

New stores, look mark mall owner's first two years; more changes soon. Central Plaza converting spa spot into three stores; equipment auction set. Search continues for missing older couple. Two weekend fund-raisers net $200,000-plus. Rain today, high of 90

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • We could see up to a half inch of rain over the next 24 hours as well as gusts to 20 mph. High of 90.


  • New stores, look part of mall owners first two years here and more is on the way -- soon. Mount Berry
  • Equipment from Rome Health Spa up for auction Friday; new stores on the way. Central Plaza
  • Northwest Georgia searching for missing older couple with serious health issues; how to help. Search
  • Busy week with tennis center review, job fairs, Cabela's opening and the start of the high school football season. Week
  • $200,000-plus: Big 'numbers' for dance contest, Darlington's Purple Tie Affair. Fund-raisers
  • Gas prices dip again, now nine cents a gallon lower than a year ago. Gas
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves fall 5-4 to Charleston Sunday evening.
  • Braves off Monday; home vs. Savannah on Tuesday.
  • John McClellan on high school football: First predictions to post Tuesday.
  • Calhoun ranked in season's first high school poll.
  • Free tickets for Shorter Hawks' students attending football game in Dallas.

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  • Please join our guests today 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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