Thursday, October 13, 2016

Offbeat Boards & Bikes coming to downtown Rome. Career fair Tuesday. Election updates. Creepy Crawly event tonight kicks off busy weekend.

Continuing updates all day at 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mostly low 80s throughout the weekend with a slight chance of rain overnight Friday. Weather

Today's headlines

  • First look at September employment reports for Northwest Georgia. Jobs
  • Business: Offbeat Boards & Bikes coming to Second Avenue just below Broad. Halex Corp. career fair in Calhoun on Tuesday. Rome's downtown board meeting moves to Oct. 20.  Business
  • Campaign watch: Election headlines; links to local candidate profiles, video forums, sample ballots. Local, national political calendars. Politics
  • Berry's nursing program granted full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing through 2020. Health
  • Weekend: Cardboard Challenge returns (see student examples). Also: Harbin Hero Hustle, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Fiddlin' Fest. Weekend 
  • Creepy Crawly Night tonight at the E.C.O. Center. West Central, Dempsey mark Pre-K Week. Emergency preparedness fair is Saturday. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: $110 million for Medicaid - and some hard choices on where it goes. Health
  • Remembering Mr. James Douglas Bowers, Mrs. Mary Helen Stokes Byars, Mr. L. C. Hampton, Mr. Dennis Merrill Knight, Janice Christine Matula. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crime
  • Paulding County man charged with midday robbery of Renasant Bank at 420 Old Mill Road in Cartersville. Robbery

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Final hours to vote in Pepperell vs. Rockmart, Rome vs. Cass for both contests to earn Game of the Week status.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Rome and Cartersville cruise. Pepperell by 10 over Rockmart. Model by 6 over Chattooga and Darlington by 6 over Trion. McClellan
  • Berry Vikings: At Hendrix, 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Shorter Hawks:  At North Alabama Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech:  At home vs. Georgia Southern, Saturday at 12:30 p.m.  
  • UGA:   At home vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday at noon.
  • Atlanta Falcons: At Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. Sunday.

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

  • Please join us with guests:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Andrea Pitts of Redmond Regional Medical Center on Ladies Night Out on Oct. 20.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Ben Winkelman from the E.C.O. Center on tonight's Creepy Crawly program from 6-8 p.m.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Jim Alred of Harbin Clinic with a final look at the Harbin Hero Classic set for Saturday in downtown Rome. $1,000 is on the line for five area nonprofits in what will be a classic lineup of heroes and villains from the comic book world.

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