Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rome artist known for carving part of Food Network's 'Halloween Wars' show. $56.5 million of Ga. 140 widening OK'd. Heart of the Community nominations sought. Rome Braves win playoffs opener, 3-1.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid 90s through Saturday and a tad cooler by Sunday. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • A new slice of reality for Rome carver Jeremy Smith: He's on Food Network's Halloween Wars next month. Jeremy
  • DOT: $56.5 million contract awarded to four-lane, improve Ga. 140 from Shannon to Adairsville. Ga. 140
  • Heart of the Community Foundation seeks nominees for 2017 Awards of Honor. Deadline: Oct. 14. Heart
  • Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: Downtown service Friday, 'March to the Mountain' Saturday. Sept. 11
  • Weekend: Free outdoor movies in Rome. Final Euharlee Food Truck Friday of the season. Pine Log arts and crafts festival. Weekend
  • Buzz: Chieftains participating in Museum Day Live! on Sept. 24. Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz chief operating officer. Buzz
  • Remembering Colton Ellis Rood (expanded, updated obituary). Colton
  • 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

  • John McClellan's high school picks: Close games for Rome, Darlington this Friday; Pepperell over Cedartown; trouble for Model? McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves vs. Charleston RiverDogs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Off Thursday; host the Mets Friday-Sunday.
  • Honors for two Berry Vikings football players.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Dr. Kenny Ott of Trinity United Methodist Church and Rev. Dr. Claudette Farmer of Metropolitan United Methodist Church on their combined initiative and sermon series called "How to Neighbor" starting this Sunday.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Michelle Picon, vice president of the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, on Sunday's live animal show at the DeSoto Theatre.

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