Saturday, November 26, 2016

Up to 2.5 inches of rain on the way this week. Latest fire, drought updates. Advent season begins Sunday. Celebrating 100 years of Howard Finster. Christmas events guide. Rome, Cartersville advance to state semifinals.

For these and today's latest news, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  •    Sunny, high near 61, low near 30 tonight. Rain possible this week. Forecast
Today's headlines:
  • Christmas wish: Rain and lots of it (up to 3 inches) headed our way late Monday through Wednesday. Rain 
  • Ware Mechanical fire, drought update: Fires in Polk and Gordon mostly contained. Burn ban in effect. Rain expected this week, but drought conditions will remain. Fire
  • Advent: Amid retail rush, local churches will start special season on Sunday leading to birth of Christ. Advent
  • Celebrating 100 years of Howard Finster, in Summerville, the High Museum and a Chamblee loft. Finster
  • Buzz: 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' coming to Berry, Dec. 1-3. Bartow Winds' Christmas concert on Dec. 4. Buzz 
  • Weekend: It's Small Business Saturday, shop local for holiday gifts. Run off the Turkey 5K for Action Ministries today. Calendar
  • Remembering Robert Dean Beaver, James Flint, Jr., James Clifford Gay, Jr., (Sonny), Truman Howard Newberry and Joseph Mark "Joe" Wilkie. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Tech, FSU, Alabama and Michigan pull out wins. No Nos
  • Friday night scores: Rome, Cartersville advance. Pepperell, Calhoun and Chattooga out. 
  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks:  How did John do Friday night?
  • CommunityRun Off The Turkey 5K & Health Walk is Saturday.
  • Georgia Tech football: At Georgia,today at noon.
  • UGA football:  At home vs. Georgia Tech, today at noon.
  • Atlanta Falcons:  Home Sunday vs. Cardinals, 1 p.m., Fox.

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

  • We're off through Monday, Nov. 28. Next live show: Tuesday morning.

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