Thursday, October 15, 2015

J.R. Cricket's job fair in Rome this weekend. Slow go on Bass Pro at LakePoint. September jobs update. Sunny, cool weekend ahead (and busy weekend at that). Obituaries. Sports updates.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Perfect fall weekend on the way; highs in the mid 60s, lows in the low 40s.


  • J.R. Cricket's job fair is Friday, Saturday. Slow go on LakePoint's Bass Pro. Business announcement today in Dade? Business
  • I-75 shooting: Investigation continues into case where Emerson officer shot a suspect in Bartow County.
  • September employment trends: 200 more jobs vs. 9/14 and the previous month; jobless claims fall. Jobs
  • Weekend: Find out why we're calling this the busiest weekend of 2015. Weekend
  • 42nd Peach State Marching Festival to feature 12-plus hours of 'some of the finest bands in the southeastern United States.' Peach State
  • Latest updates from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk counties. Pancakes, rodeos and environmental honors. Region
  • Obituaries: Remembering Annie Mae Tant Barnes, Anthony L. Hall. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Second consecutive 'U' for Summerville's Burger King. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Your guide to the 2015 election season: Candidates, where/when to vote, additional updates. Politics
  • 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: Model over Coosa, rough night for Pepperell; Cartersville, Rome cruise McClellan
  • Vote by noon today: Pepperell and Cartersville games in running for Fox 5 Atlanta's game of the week. Vote
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Shorter men's, women's basketball teams preparing for new season.
  • 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.


  • Berry's Collin McHugh, Astros fall to Royals, ending post-season play.
  • The Falcons  play tonight at 8:25 p.m. at New Orleans / 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.: Robin Hice and Tina Bartleson on the Exchange Club Family Resource Center's Strike Out Against Child Abuse bowling tournament on Nov. 17.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Aimee Griffin, director of the Breast Center at Floyd, on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events including Friday morning's rally at Chic-Fil-A Dwarf House.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Rome City Manager Sammy Rich on tax allocation districts including the one for CityCenter off Riverside Parkway.

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