Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rome Braves win SAL Southern Division championship. Battle of gourmet pop(sicles) coming to Broad St. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge returns soon. Remembering Sept. 11, 2001. Busy week ahead in Northwest Georgia. Big win for Berry, Shorter falls in OT.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Slightly cooler with highs in upper 80s this week with 20-30% rain chance. Forecast

Latest local headlines:

  • Battle of the gourmet pops: City Creamery bringing King of Pops to Rome with Frios Gourmet Pops set to open next month. Popsicles
  • Lindale resident Freddie Giles beating the odds with ALS. Upcoming 3rd annual Ice Bucket Challenge coming up Sept. 18. Giles
  • Photo gallery: Remembering Sept. 11, 2001: Dozens 'March on the Mountain' in Cartersville and Unity Christian School students place 2,977 flags for victims. Remembrance
  • This week: Rome and Floyd Commission meetings, Rome BOE meeting, job fair, RIFF and Geek Week return, Roman Rumble, fall bazaar and Rose Lawn festival. Agenda
  • Floyd County Democrats hold annual "Georgia Giants" dinner. Samuel T. Burrell, Sr. honored for his community leadership. Giants
  • Cedartown man killed in crash on Hwy. 27 in Polk County on Friday. Polk
  • Remembering Judy Garland Blalock and Hobson Dewey Ragland. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Hometown Marketing:

  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Rome and Cedartown, from $168,900 to $495,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves win South Atlantic League Southern Division. Head to SAL Championship against Lakewood starting Monday.  
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host the Mets today.
  • Berry College beats LaGrange, 52-37. Next: At Rhodes, 2 p.m. Saturday. Roster | Schedule | Gameday
  • The Shorter Hawks fell to Mars Hill 28-21 in overtime Saturday afternoon. Next: At home vs. Florida Tech, Saturday at 7 p.m.  Roster / Schedule
  • UGA: Georgia hangs on for 26-24 home opening win vs. Nicholls State.
  • Georgia Tech: Wins 35-10 over Mercer.

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

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Eric Waters, principal and CEO of Floyd County Schools College & Career Academy, is joined by Leah Couch and Dr. Brian Swanagan to talk about the winning Shark Tank program.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Christa Jackson from Saint Mary's Catholic School on the fall bazaar set for Sept. 17 and other school updates.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Mike Dunn, general manager of the Rome Braves, on the opening games of the South Atlantic League championship Monday at 7 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

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