Friday, November 18, 2016

Cupcakes Around the Corner on the road again soon. Fat Bottom BBQ opens. Latest on smoke, nearby wildfires. Update on outdoor watering restrictions. High school football playoffs. Norman's No Nos: Who loses in college football.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Blast of cold air on the way. High today, 78. High Saturday: 59 (before wind chill). Weather

Today's headlines:

Fire, smoke, drought watch:
  • Deal suspends outdoor water use as drought continues; lawn watering limited to two mornings a week. Drought
  • Fires, smoke: More smoke due today; latest weather advisory. Update on the state's major fires. Updates
Today's other headlines:
  • Dining: Cupcakes Around the Corner going mobile again in January. Fat Bottom's BBQ & More hosts grand opening Saturday. Dining
  • Business: Shaw sets Dec. 1 grand opening for Adairsville plant. Ground broken for YANMAR America Training and Experience Center. Business 
  • Floyd County Schools: 47 teachers earn classroom set of Chromebooks to assist with learning. Education 
  • Politics: One more election (at least) for some Gordon County residents to fill state Senate seat. Dec. 13 
  • Weekend: Downtown Open House in Rome; candy cane hunt; Optimist Club's pancake breakfast, Discovery Day at Tellus. Weekend 
  • Buzz: Floyd School Board meets Monday on personnel issue. 'Into the Woods' coming from Rome Little Theatre. Buzz 
  • Georgia Health News: Child welfare groups underpaid, memo shows. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Mark Gilbert Batie, Margaret Lindsey. 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.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Florida doesn't do well but Tech, Georgia have their day. No Nos
  • 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.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Amanda Carter on downtown's Open House this Friday and Saturday.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Byron Haire of the Georgia Forestry Commission with updates on some of the fires threatening our state, including a wildfire in Gordon County.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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