Friday, September 5, 2014

News buzz: Changes for mall owners. Dwarf House celebrating 21 years. Shorter Hawks win 28-24. Huge weekend in Rome. Weather: High of 90, rain chance 50%

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Your kickoff and First Friday forecast: 84 degrees at 7 p.m. with a head index of 88; chance of rain so bring an umbrella. Otherwise, high of 90 today with up to a half-inc of rain possible.


  • The Buzz: Changes for Mount Berry Square owners. Dwarf House celebrates 21 years. Candidate forum on Oct. 7? Renal South open house. Pumpkin Watch begins. Buzz
  • Rome International Film Festival, two free concerts headline weekend activities. What's up
  • August home sales down 29.4% vs. the same month last year; average value of homes sold jumps 22.8%. Real estate
  • Huge weekend under way in downtown Rome with the international film festival,  First Friday concert. Events.
  • Shorter Student Nursing Association plans medical glove drive Sept. 12 to help fight Ebola in Africa. Glove drive
  • Zombie-thon 5K, block party with Satin Finish and Curiosity Shoppe return Oct. 25. Block party
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • We're now posting photos on our Instagram page as well. Follow us at Hometown
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  • Shorter Hawks win 28-24 in season debut at Barron Stadium. Hawks
  • Norman's No-Nos: Georgia Tech, Michigan, Notre Dame post big victories. Norman Arey
  • Berry travels to Maryville, Tenn., on Saturday to open second season of football. Game preview
  • Chick-fil-A Dwarf House High School Preview for Sept. 5-6. Scores
  • John McClellan's picks for week three: Model moves to 3-0; rough weekend for Rome, Calhoun, Cartersville, Unity
  • Berry Vikings announce 2014 football ticket plans for five home games at Barron Stadium. Several options and packages available. Tickets

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  • Please join our guests today including:
  • Lauren West and Adrian Lolchoki of the Shorter University Student Nursing Association on the  Glove Drive to collect medical gloves to send to areas of Africa most impacted by the Ebola outbreak.
  • Pastor Greg Cater of Life Church, a retired NFL placekicker, on the start of the 2014 football season.
  • Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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