Monday, November 7, 2016

Final look at Tuesday's ballot and what you need to know. Updates on fire threat. Lots of hiring under way in Northwest Georgia. Christmas parade deadline nears; Rome River Jam returns in May for 10th edition. John McClellan's high school playoff picks.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Fire danger continues with dry air, winds; another week without rain expected. Weather

Today's headlines

  • T-minus one day: Northwest Georgia ready to vote. Here's what you need to know. Voting
  • Fire threat: Latest on Cohutta blaze; regional updates. As other counties impose immediate burning bans, Floyd to discuss options. Our view: Take action now. Threat
  • Now hiring: From fast-food to Christmas retail to industry, lots of opportunities for local job seekers. Jobs 
  • Buzz: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Thurdays; updates today on Hometown Radio. Dates set for 10th Rome River Jam. Buzz 
  • Remembering Ms. Jennie Mae Janes, Mr. Eddie Harold "Monk" Knowles, Mrs. Alma White Rice. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crime
Final look at local candidates, issues:
  • Proposed amendment would drastically change how Georgia deals with trouble schools. Debate is over state control vs. local control. Schools
  • Floyd County Board of Education: Click School Board
  • Floyd County District Attorney's race: Click district attorney's race.
  • Floyd County Commission, Post 3. Click commission.
  • Floyd County Coroner. Click coroner
  • Floyd County Clerk of Courts. Click Clerk.
Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • John McClellan's high school picks:   Five area teams survive first round of playoffs (2A to 5A). Updates on Darlington, Trion due this afternoon. McClellan
  • Latest high school polls: Who's up, who's down. 
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Berry Vikings:  At Centre, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Shorter Hawks: At Valdosta State, Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech:  At Virginia Tech, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
  • UGA At home vs. Auburn, Saturday, time TBA.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  Next game Nov. 13.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Stefan Eady and Rebekah Kinney from Darlington School on its their recent STEM award.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Janet Byington with key updates on the Rome Christmas Parade.
  • 8:40 a.m. Carol Willis on Teen Table Talk Forum and guest Chris Sandy.

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