Friday, August 19, 2016

'Austin 5,' with ties to Five Below, due at Calhoun outlets. LakePoint Station grand opening Aug. 26. High school football season opens; keep an eye on the weather. Busy weekend ahead.

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Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • 50% to 60% rain chance this weekend. Track our Friday night football forecast. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Business: 'Austin 5,' part of Five Below, coming to Calhoun. LakePoint Station, a mix of indoor/outdoor games, sets Aug. 26 grand opening. St. Angelo's Pizza opens Sept. 9. Business
  • $25,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation will help the YMCA offer two after-school meal, assistance programs. Helping
  • Education: The Chiaha Guild announces return of Arts Education Mini-Grant Program. A salute to countries at Darlington. Update on local colleges. Education
  • Education: Georgia Highlands College announces summer president's, dean's lists: Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk students. GHC
  • Weekend: Forever Plaid at the DeSoto; Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge Saturday night; community health initiative that morning. Weekend
  • Buzz: Arts Festival at Rose Lawn returns Sept. 17-18. Vote under way for Bartow's top restaurant, attraction, retailer. Rose Lawn
  • Remembering Charles Stephen 'Bennie' Benefield, Mrs. Mildred Virginia Ely Blalock, Ms. Eloise Lovenia Cammon, Ray Glenn Stapleton, Mr. Matthews Gilliland "Gil" Watts. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Five homes in Rome/Floyd County priced from $94,900 to $234,000.
  • Posting today at 3 p.m.

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Football preview: Tonight's games, radio and webcast times, weather forecast and John McClellan's predicted outcomes. High school
  • John McClellan's high school football report: Season opening wins for Darlington, Calhoun, Adairsville; Cartersville to fall to Allatoona; rough night for Rockmart, Cedartown.  Click McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves announced 2017 schedule; home opener April 13. Schedule
  • Rome Braves drop game one to Hagerstown, 4-2.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host Nationals today through Sunday.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Barksdale.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable (and maybe 8:10, too).

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