Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cartersville's Panera opens Dec. 5. More smoke early; clearing later today. First look at October jobs report for our area. What's up this weekend.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • More smoke today; maybe some rain Saturday; low of 29 early Monday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Dining: Panera Bread to open Dec. 5 in Cartersville. Season's greetings -- Peppermint Chocolate Chip Shake back at Chick-fil-A. Dining 
  • More smoke due this morning; winds should clear it out by afternoon. 'Very rough 2017' because of the drought? Smoke update 
  • Georgia Health News: As smoke spreads, respiratory problems rise. No increases yet in Floyd, Polk counties. Health 
  • First look at October jobs report for Northwest Georgia. Jobs
  • Georgia Water Coalition's 'Dirty Dozen' targets two issues in Northwest Georgia -- power plants and potential fracking.  Dozen 
  • Health: Health: Redmond volunteer William James (SummitQuest) named state hospital hero. Preston Smith joins medical firm. Cartersville Medical Center honored. Health
  • Education: Coosa senior Ansley Terhune promotes 'Stack the Mac' to help those in need in our area. Smokey Bear visits Saint Mary's to promote fire prevention as drought concerns grow. Education
  • Weekend: Downtown Open House in Rome; candy cane hunt; Optimist Club's pancake breakfast, Discovery Day at Tellus. Weekend 
  • Buzz: Bartow development chair honored by state. Georgia Highlands offers new continuing ed classes. DOT to ease holiday commute. Buzz 
  • Remembering Mrs. Shirley Ann Montgomery Carter, Ronald Mark Casey, Mr. Rodney James Flemister, Mrs. Margaret Dower Lindsey, Ms. Linda Gartrill Tucker. 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.
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • Honors for college players, coach.
  • 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.: The U.S. Forest Service on the major fire burning in western Fannin County and other spots across the state.
  • 8:10 a.m. Joe Cook from CRBI on the Georgia Water Coalition's 2016 Dirty Dozen and what it means to Northwest Georgia.

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