Monday, September 1, 2014

Knights of Columbus Barbecue just about ready at Civic Center. Huge weekend ahead in Rome with film festival, Hawks football, First Friday concert. Gas prices up a few cents. Final game of the 2014 season for the Rome Braves; 1 p.m. first pitch

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

High of 93 with a heat index of 97 expected; 30% chance of afternoon showers


  • The pork is sizzling, the stew is stewing as the Knights ready for the annual Labor Day barbecue on Monday. Barbecue
  • Huge weekend ahead in downtown Rome with the international film festival, Shorter Hawks football and First Friday concert. Weekend
  • Gas prices rise a few cents; Murphy Oil's 15-cent per gallon discount ends Sept. 8. Fill-r-up
  • Labor Day events: Knights of Columbus BBQ, Rome Braves season finale, Pioneer Days in Cartersville. Today
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves beat Savannah 4-3 on Sunday; final game of the season begins at 1 this afternoon.
  • Calhoun No. 2 in latest high school poll.
  • Game week begins for Shorter Hawks. Shorter

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  • Please join our guests Monday as we rebroadcast several recent interviews:
  • Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on getting ready for the Christmas shopping season now.
  • Jim Powell of the Knights of Columbus on the Labor Day Barbecue at Rome Civic Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday.
  • Jason Bearden of Highland Rivers Health on local services and possible uses for the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property.

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