Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cartersville Jewelry closing Rome, Calhoun, Canton stores; latest retail changes. More smoke, air quality concerns today. Georgia Power settles EEOC case with Rome man, others.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Sunny, smoky and dry; high of 71. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Cartersville Jewelry consolidating, closing three stores; latest retail rollback this year in Northwest Georgia. Closing 
  • More smoke, air quality issues here today. Updates on all ongoing Georgia fires. Smoke 
  • Georgia Power to pay $1,586,500 to settle class action disability suit with ties to Rome man, Plant Hammond. EEOC 
  • Politics: Coomer elected Georgia House Majority Whip; Graves supports Ryan's return as U.S. House speaker. Politics 
  • Final look at Floyd election results: Presidential race draws most local votes with Amendment One finishing second. Votes
  • Business: Cartersville-Bartow County to host Georgia Tourism's 2017 Travel Media Marketplace on April 20-22. Business 
  • Education: Georgia Northwestern shares ideas with homebuilders. Unity welcomes 400-plus grandparents, salutes veterans. Education 
  • Buzz: Berry College Arts Society plans Arts & Crafts festival Saturday. Call ahead for electronics recycling on Saturday. New director for advocacy center. Santa for Seniors seeks donors.  Buzz 
  • Remembering Mrs. Sara Louise Cochran, Mrs. Merriam Avalla Watters Fuqua. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 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 playoff picks: 4 of 8 Northwest Georgia teams to advance to the third round (one loss will surprise most). McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome playoff game means extra holiday for Bainbridge opponents. 
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
  • UGA: At home vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday at noon.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  Off this Sunday. Next: Nov. 27, home vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m., Fox.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: 10 college football locks to lose coming Friday.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Andie Spearman and Alex Rakestraw on Berry College Student Enterprises' Christmas in November at Oak Hill this Saturday.
  • 8:10 a.m.: A meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office joins us to bring us up-to-speed on the North Georgia fires, the returning smoke and the drought.

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