Wednesday, November 9, 2016

GOP, women dominate Floyd ballot; latest results. Trump wins. Floyd adopts immediate outdoor burning ban. Cooler forecast -- and no rain in sight.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • We could see our first freeze overnight Saturday; cool, dry weekend ahead. Weather

Today's headlines

  • Local election snapshot: Republicans, women, incumbents dominate as turnout soars into the 70s. What it all means. Elections 
  • A total outdoor burning ban is now in effect for all of Floyd County following a vote Tuesday by the Floyd County Commission. Total fire ban in effect for Chattahoochee and Oconee national forests. Fire ban 
  • Buzz: 'Holiday Tour of Historic Houses of Worship' is Dec. 3. Big weekend for 4-Hers. Friends of the Library auction. Buzz 
  • Health: Dr. Tyler Dubs joins Redmond Physician Services Group. Reminder: Shine a Light On Lung Cancer is Thursday. Health 
  • Business: Honors, trip for Equipment Outlet of Rome. Successful job fair at Chattahoochee Tech's Acworth campus. Business 
  • Remembering: Mrs. Ida Marguerite "Peggy" Saville Leiter, Mr. J.R. Stone. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 66 for a Chattooga County restaurant.  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: Six area teams survive first round of playoffs.  McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves, Floyd Police golf tournament Friday; Wiffle Ball returns Saturday.
  • 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:  1 p.m. Sunday at Eagles on Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Dr. Frank Stephenson, chair of economics at Berry College, on the 2016 election and what's next.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic on what just happened on Nov. 8 and why -- and what's next.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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