Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rome man completes 2,180-mile run of the Appalachian Trail. Huge night for area fund-raisers. What's ahead in Northwest Georgia. Summer's back: high of 91, rain chance grows.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Typical summer weather pattern returns: highs near 90, lows near 70 and 40% chance of rain.


  • Rome Runner Drew Burnett completes his 2,180-mile run of the Appalachian Trail. Run
  • About last night: Big 'numbers' for dance contest, Darlington's Purple Tie Affair. Saturday
  • Week ahead: Darlington students return to class, Rome City Commission special meeting, Cabela's open. Week
  • Rockmart native now stationed aboard world's most advanced ballistic missile subs and job fairs. Swan
  • Results from Saturday's Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K run. Clocktower
  • More than 300 participate in Saturday's Health Initiative for Men Event. Health
  • 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 fall 7-2 to Charleston thanks in part to grand slam.
  • Braves at Charleston tonight at 5. Off Monday; home vs. Savannah on Tuesday.
  • Shorter Hawks complete first week of preseason football practice. Shorter
  • 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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