Sunday, July 24, 2016

Area students prepare to head back to school. Civic clubs to honor first responders. Busy week ahead in NW Georgia. Photos from SweetWater Micro Marathon. Today's Swimmable Float. Heat index near 102. Sports updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: and

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Heat index near 102 and 40% rain chance today. More heat this week. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Back to School: When classes start for area schools; sales tax holiday this coming weekend. School
  • Rome civic clubs unite to honor community's First Responders on Aug. 2. FrontLine
  • Bartow Give A Kid A Chance provides free school supplies to more than 2200 students. Bartow
  • This week: Rome and Floyd commission meetings, Faces of Hope, Tennis Center grand opening, First day of class for RCS, Tax Free shopping and more. Agenda
  • Photo gallery: Great turnout for SweetWater 0.0420 Micro-Marathon at River Dog Outpost. Photos
  • Looking for way to beat the heat? Join today's Swimmable Water Float down Oostanaula River. Float
  • Remembering Biddy Hill Braden and Joyce Ann Peru. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Hometown Marketing:

  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Greater Rome from $101,500 to $450,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves: Weigel near perfect, Rome gets the win 10-0.
  • Next: Host West Virginia today-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • 8:10 a.m.: J.J. Walker Seifert and Mark Cochran on the return of the Underground Rome tours as part of the fund-raisers for Rome Celebrity Dance Contest next month.

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