Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Rome Braves fall 5-0 in series opener. Jack's opens Wednesday; update on local restaurants. Near drowning in Bartow. Rome parent on state schools panel. Rome saw 81 days of 90-degree heat this summer vs. 56 last year.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • 81 days of 90-plus degree days in Rome this summer, 72 in Cartersville. 'Only' 89 today, Wednesday. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Dining: Jack's opens Wednesday in Armuchee as fast food rush continues. Also: Freebie alert; restaurant updates. Dining
  • Health: Redmond Regional earned cardiology award. Floyd's Primary Care Network honored. Thursday seminar to look at why advance directives are critical. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Zika, cancer on agenda at Health Connect South. Health
  • Education: Rome parent Chris Carey appointed to Georgia Superintendent's Parent Advisory Committee; joins Bartow's Paul Bennett. Education
  • Education: Floyd Schools observe National Arts in Education week; have expanded offerings this school year. Schools
  • Buzz: Everett Springs Road bridge now open. Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling set for Saturday. New auto showroom hosts after hours. Geek Week, other events on chamber calendar. Buzz
  • Remembering Louise T. Collett, Ms. Nancy Carole Fowler Echols, Mrs. Lenora Petty, Mr. Bobby Rogers, Rev. Bobby R. Stephens. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 46/U for mobile food unit in Floyd.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 5-0 in opening game with Lakewood (best of five series).
  • NextL Braves vs. the Blueclaws tonight at 7 (game two).
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host the Marlins today-Wednesday.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Model, Darlington, Cartersville, Calhoun all should win easily. McClellan
  • Latest high school updates including Football Daily.
  • Honors for Berry's Austin Lowe.
  • Berry College: At Rhodes, 2 p.m. Saturday. Roster | Schedule | Gameday
  • Shorter University: At home vs. Florida Tech, Saturday at 7 p.m.  Roster / Schedule
  • UGA: At Missouri, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Georgia Tech: At home vs. Vanderbilt, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Atlanta Falcons: At Oakland Sunday.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Ernie 'The Kman' Studard joins us to compare the 2016 Rome Braves to the South Atlantic League champion 2003 Braves.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Michael Skeen, Floyd County Public Works director, on Saturday's Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event at the Recycling Center at 405 Watters St.

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