Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hot, dry conditions fuel more wild fires. Hospital patient safety grades. Nearly 16,000 votes so far in Floyd. New brunch site and dining for a cause.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Record-setting streak ends today; high of 69 by Friday; slight chance of rain. Weather

Today's headlines

  • Continuing coverage: More fires late Tuesday as record heat, dry conditions continue. 
  • Georgia Health News: Redmond, Cartersville, Gordon hospitals among 16 in the state to earn "A" patient safety ratings. Health 
  • Three days left to vote early. Three days left to vote early. Nearly 16,000 total votes in so far in Floyd. Voting
  • Local high school graduation rates range from 77.9 percent at Cass High to 98.6 percent at Calhoun High. Floyd numbers incomplete. Education 
  • Dining: Table 20 adds brunch, Blood Mary bar Sunday. Dining for a cause at Brewhouse Thursday. Dining 
  • Business: Adairsville's YANMAR plans 50,000-square-foot training, 'customer experience facility' in Acworth. Business
  • Health: 'Be The Match for Amanda' to help Cave Spring Elementary teacher Amanda Ashworth. Health 
  • Buzz: Turn back clocks, check fire alarm batteries early Sunday. Legal help set for Nov. 11. Fabulous fall photo from Berry. Buzz 
  • Remembering Mrs. Lillian Ann Jones. 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 picks:  Regular season finale offers tight game with Model vs. Rockmart; close win for Darlington; blowouts for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun. McClellan
  • Berry kicker named to D-3 Team of the Week. .
  • Berry Vikings:  At home vs. Birmingham-Southern, Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Shorter Hawks: At home vs. Mississippi College, Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
  • Georgia Tech:  At North Carolina, Saturday, TBA.
  • UGA At Kentucky, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  At Bucs Thursday night.
  • World Series updates. MLB

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

  • Please join our guests  including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Jay Stephenson of Go Go Running on the Rome Half Marathon is held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at State Mutual Stadium.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Mindy Quinn, marketing manager of Blood Assurance, on local donations and how many people they help.

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