Monday, December 28, 2015

More rain, storms this afternoon as Northwest Georgia copes with flooding. Updates all day. More record heat today. Also: A year out of Congress, Phil Gingrey hasn't slowed down. Obituaries. Community updates. Falcons upset Panthers.

Today's first news from

Ware Mechanical flood updates:

  • Flooding, heavy rain trigger spike in calls for help to Rome company -- and more could be on the way. Monday
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Strong storms possible from 3 p.m. to midnight; 1.5 inches of new rain. More record heat likely.  Weather
  • Eight area waterways carry warnings; flood watch now 1 this afternoon through Wednesday night. Warnings
  • Video: Incredible aerials of flooding by State Mutual Stadium, Ridge Ferry, downtown Rome by KB Aerial Imaging. Stadium/Ridge Ferry
  • Video: Check out 'Three Rivers Flooding,' a two-minute, drone-shot video by George Lataif. Downtown
  • Evening photo gallery: Weather fit for a ... beaver (or two). A kayak trip through ... Ridge Ferry Park? Evening
  • Photos: Trouble at Everett Springs Road just South of Camp Sidney Dew. Roads
  • Photos: Mills Fitzner's gallery from Myrtle Hill, Lock and Dam. Myrtle Hill


    Today's other headlines:

    • A year after leaving Congress, Phil Gingrey isn't slowing down -- and he's still a regular in Washington, D.C. Gingrey
    • Gas prices inch up in Northwest Georgia. Lowest prices: $1.68 in Calhoun, $1.66 in Centre. Gas
    • Agenda: Rome City Commission meets, "Always...Patsy Cline" at DeSoto and 'Bring One for the Chipper.' Agenda
    • 2016 Magnolia Designer Dream Home coming to Cartersville, will benefit Advocates for Children. Advocates
    • Georgia Health News: The top 10 Georgia health stories of 2015. GHN
    • Obituaries: Mr. Walter E. Montgomery, Mr. James Wesley Penney Jr.  Services
    • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores resume Tuesday.
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

    • Falcons snap Panthers' season-long winning streak, beat Carolina 20-13 / Next: Saints at the Georgia Dome, 1 p.m.vs. Panthers / The NFL
    • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos, the Bowl Edition: When it's all over and done, Alabama beats Clemson by seven. No-Nos
    • College bowl season: Who's on today and latest updates/previews.
    • All the bowl matchups from ESPN. Georgia vs. Penn State on Jan. 2. Click
  • Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
    -A special edition of Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on Monday from 7-9 a.m., exclusively focusing on the ongoing flood concerns in Northwest Georgia.
    • At 7:20 a.m.: Ashley Koby, Georgia Power's Northwest Region Distribution Manager, on what the flood meant to the utility and a look at the incoming storms.
    • At 7:40 a.m.: A meteorologist with the National Weather Service assessing the recent flooding rains and what we can expect starting today.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Michael Skeen, Floyd County Public Works, on road closings and related problems caused by the floods.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: Jeffrey D Putnam, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, on Christmas weekend relief efforts.

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