Monday, October 12, 2015

Advance voting begins for city, SPLOST elections across Northwest Georgia. Profiles of Rome Ward One candidates. Big week ahead. Gas prices inch up. John McClellan's high school picks. Falcons at 5-0 -- and play Thursday night.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 70s, lows in the upper 40s


  • Advance voting begins today for municipal elections across Northwest Georgia. Detailed look at each city ballot, SPLOST votes. Voting
  • Q & A: Rome City Commission Ward 1 candidates on Riverside Parkway project, the regional hospital site and local jobs. Ward 1
  • Agenda: A week for geeks. Blue grass/folk festival. Wisdom ride. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. On stage: The Addams Family, 'A Doll's House.' Agenda
  • Gas prices inch upward across Northwest Georgia; hold in Centre, Ala. Gas
  • Obituaries: Remembering Virginia Ethel Phillips. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Halloween Happenings: Your guide to area pumpkin patches, fall festivals and "spooky" events. October
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • John McClellan's high school picks: McClellan
  • Pepperell and Cartersville games in running for Fox 5 Atlanta's game of the week. Vote
  • Latest high school rankings:  Darlington remains no. 6; Cartersville, Calhoun hold respective no. 1 spots; Adairsville back in the ranks. Polls
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Berry College Vikings vs. Hendrix at Valhalla, 1 p.m. on Saturday. Vikings / Updated: Valhalla Rising
  • Shorter University Hawks at University of West Alabama, 3 p.m. Saturday. Hawks
  • Georgia vs. Missouri, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Athens. UGA.
  • Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Atlanta. Tech
  • Coming Friday: Norman's No-Nos where Norman Arey picks 15 locks to lose this weekend.


  • The Falcons  need OT to beat Redskins, 25-19. / Next game Thursday at New Orleans, 8:25 p.m.  / The latest on the NFL
  • Atlanta Braves open the 2016 season at home vs. Washington on April 4.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Monica Sheppard on the 51st Annual Chiaha festival coming up Oct. 24-25 at Ridge Ferry Park.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Wendy Davis, a Rome City commissioner who also serves on the Democratic National Caucus, on Tuesday's presidential debate.

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