Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sept. 20 ceremony in Kingston to honor Michelle Obama's great-great-great grandmother. National honors for downtown Rome's Ann Arnold. Film day of the film festival. High of 89 with a 30% rain chance; cool down on the way.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • High of 89 today with a 30% chance of rain. Cooler temperatures are on the way by week's end.


  • Tomb to Michelle Obama's great-great-great grandmother to be dedicated Sept. 20 in Kingston. Melvinia Shields
  • National Main Street Center honors Rome Downtown Development Director Ann Arnold. Downtown Annie
  • Pepperell High plans 'mass reunion' on Oct. 11. Only 10 booth spots left for Greater Rome chamber Expo. Updates
  • Film festival wraps up a busy four days. Open house for Renal South offices. Weekend
  • 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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  • Rome High game in Newton was canceled Saturday night because of lightning concerns.
  • Berry College falls 41-14 to Maryville. Next game Sept. 13 in La Grange, 6 p.m.
  • Norman's No-Nos: How did Norman Arey do Saturday? Norman Arey

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  • Please join our guests today including:
  • Ellen Archer .from the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the Sept. 20 historic gravesite dedication in Kingston for Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great-grandmother of First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Ruta Sepetys , author of Between the Shades of Gray, this year's One Book/Many Voices project, on her pending Rome visit and the book itself.
  • Dr. Renee' E. Carleton, Associate Professor of Biology at Berry College, on the latest with the eagles nests at the college.

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