Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Cool idea: Frios Gourmet Pops coming to Broad Street. Weekend morning to feel like fall. Rome Braves' playoff chase update. Berry Vikings ready for new season.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at

Top stories today:

  1. Coming soon to Broad Street: Frios Gourmet Pops in the sizzling 200 block. Frios
  2. Ware Mechanical forecast: Mid 60s in the mornings starting Friday; upper 80s Friday-Labor Day. Trip to the coast? Watch 'TD 9.' Weather
  3. Rome Braves' playoff run:  With six games to go, the Braves are . .  Sports
  4. Berry Vikings' preview of the season's first game vs. Maryville at home at 6 p.m. Sunday. Sports
  5. Striking back at heroin epidemic: U.S. Attorney John Horn on Hometown Radio, 8:40 this morning, WRGA 98.7 FM.

Northwest Georgia headlines:

  • September is National Preparedness Month; tips on being ready for the next storm. Plus: Audio interview. Be ready
  • Education: 180-plus colleges and universities -- from local to Harvard -- pack Darlington's annual college fair. Higher ed
  • Floyd Democrats open campaign HQ on Saturday. 'Go Forward' organizing prayer, fasting Sept. 10. More honors for Fusion. Sidney Dew yard sale. Buzz 
  • Remembering Mr. Michael Camp, Mr. James Walter Hollingsworth, Mrs. Patricia Ann Womack Langford, Ms. Mary Frances Knight, Mrs. Clara Poledo Sibley. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry ready for season opener vs. Maryville this Saturday at 6 p.m. at Valhalla.
  • Shorter Hawks play at UT-Chattanooga Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Ridgeland over Darlington, Cartersville to dominate Calhoun, close win for Rome. McClellan
  • Cartersville vs. Calhoun up for game of the week.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves in final stretch of playoff chase.
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Today-Thursday vs. Padres.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Open.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Ralph Davis, chair of the Floyd County Democratic Party, on Saturday's opening of the fall campaign headquarters and where the party is as the final push of 2016 begins.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: U.S. Attorney John Horn on the heroin epidemic and what to do about it, including updates from last week's working panel on the problem.

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