Monday, October 31, 2016

Ballot 2016: Women contending for president, four Floyd races. Big Sunday in advance voting. Well, booooo: Rome man's team second in Halloween Wars. Today's trick-or-treat events. More record heat. John McClellan's high school picks.

Today's latest updates at

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Bewitching heat for Halloween with a high of 85 (record is 86); clear skies, too. Cooler by the end of the week. Weather
  • Sunday's 87 degrees sets the record for Oct. 30 by one degree; record-tying heat in Cartersville.

Today's headlines

  • From the top down, more women are on the 2016 ballot -- including four of the five contested races in Floyd County. Politics 
  • Elections: 554 vote Sunday; early voting resumes today, concludes at 5 p.m. Friday. After that, it all moves to the precincts on Nov. 8. Elections
  • Record-setting heat Sunday; could do it again today. Details below in Weather.
  • Well, booooo! Rome carver Jeremy Smith's Underbakers finish second in Halloween Wars finale. Reality 
  • Halloween Headlines: Trick or Treat on Broad Street is today from 3-5 p.m. Pumpkin Patch hours. Forecast: Upper 60s, clear skies 6-8 p.m. Halloween 
  • Remembering Claude Emory Cox. Obituaries
  • Dining: All quiet at Popeye's two months after fire. Martha Berry site courts new restaurant. Dining 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crime

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Regular season finale offers tight game with Model vs. Rockmart; close win for Darlington; blowouts for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun. McClellan
  • Darlington, Pepperell move up one spot each in latest high school polls. Latest updates.
  • Berry Vikings:  Next: At home vs. Birmingham-Southern, Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Shorter HawksNext: At home vs. Mississippi College, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech: Next: At North Carolina, Saturday, TBA.
  • UGANext: At Kentucky, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  Big win vs. the Packers, 33-32. Next: At Bucs Thursday night.
  • World Series updates. MLB

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

  • Please join our guests  including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Larry Alford from ServiceMaster by Twins and Cory Stephens from Kindred Hospital on the Greater Rome Chamber's Expo 2016 next Thursday and Friday at The Forum.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Jeremy Smith on the aftermath of Sunday's emotional season finale of Halloween Wars. How did Rome's best known carver carve his way out of that?
  • 8:40 a.m.: Elections Supervisor Willie Green III on advance voting over the weekend and what to expect this week as Floyd continues to vote early in big numbers.

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