Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend washout? Soho Hibachi opens in Calhoun. GE-to-Rome land deal done. Sports: High school updates; Norman Arey's Norman's No-No's. Huge weekend activities list.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Our top story: Weekend washout very possible as heavy rain associated with Hurricane Joaquin covers much of the state.
  • Continuing updates all weekend on our weather and the forecast.
  • Latest updates on any delays or cancellations associated with the weather.


  • Soho Hibachi adds Calhoun location five months after Rome opening. Restaurants
  • Done deal: GE donating 123 acres to the city of Rome. Statement details potential uses, ongoing testing. GE
  • Tellus, West Virginia University to bring new solar decathlon house to the museum's campus. Tellus
  • Business: Digital Boot Camp set for Oct. 15; to focus on how to profit from social media. Business
  • Independent investigation clears former superintendent, board chair, others. Also: Superintendent transition begins. Floyd
  • An early Mountain Day celebration: Harry Musselwhite's 'Martha Berry' screenplay up for additional honors. Berry
  • Shorter receives $1 million gift designated to establish the Joan Alden Speidel Chair in English. Shorter
  • Georgia Trend spotlights Darlington as well as other boarding schools in the state. Darlington
  • Sales Tax Holiday now through Sunday on energy-efficient, water-efficient products -- and maybe save more when dumping the old fridge. Tax holiday
  • Weekend: Mountain Day at Berry. Festivals in Adairsville, Cedartown. Oktoberfest, ducks in Cartersville. Air show in Rome. Weekend
  • National Orthodontic Health Month focuses on taking care of that smile. Health
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Mary Alice Glass Southerlin, James T. Brock, Bonnie Ruth Allen. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Dining
  • Gordon deputies capture Rome suspect who fled after his car was stopped on Ga. 53. Arrest
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report


  • Friday night high school football: Predictions, radio and webcast details, latest forecast. Football
  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Darlington by 7 over Model. Calhoun by 25 over Adairsville. Easy night for Cartersville.
  • Model at Darlington is Fox 5's Game of the Week. Calhoun at Adairsville is the WSB game.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.


  • Norman Arey's No-Nos: Is there a big game in the state? I hate to but I pick Alabama. No-Nos.
  • Berry College Vikings vs. Washington (Mo.), 6 p.m., Saturday at Valhalla. Vikings 
  • Track Berry's season, from the opening to Valhalla to the latest games. Click Valhalla Rising.
  • Shorter University Hawks at Mississippi College, 8 p.m. Saturday. Hawks 
  • Preseason honors for Georgia Highlands basketball.


  • The Falcons host Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL
  • Atlanta Braves  fall 3-0 to Marlins; host St. Louis at 7:35 tonight.

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

  • John McClellan joins us at 7:40 this morning to analyze the first half season of high school football
  • Norman Arey joins us at 8:10 this morning to talk about THE game between Alabama and Georgia (and maybe Florida-Ole Miss.)
  • At 8:40 a.m., the Hometown Headlines/WRGA news roundtable.

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