Friday, December 30, 2016

Lots of rain close 2016. Meet CRBI's new Executive Director. MLK Celebration Weekend events coming Jan. 13-15. New Floyd Commissioners to be sworn in Jan. 6. Polar Plunges to ring in New Year. Remembering Dr. Robert Cates, local OBGYN physician. Sports updates and more.


Ware Mechanical forecast: Rain and possible snow mix to end 2016? Temperatures will drop near 29 tonight with rain moving in Saturday morning. Up to 2.5 inches of rain expected Saturday-Wednesday. Forecast
CRBI's new Executive Director plans to 'streamline and amplify' organization's efforts to promote healthy waterways. CRBI
Buzz: New Floyd Commissioners to be sworn in Jan. 6. Floyd GOP Women meeting Tuesday. Junior Service League seeking applicants for community program. Buzz
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Weekend celebration Jan. 13-16 to include play, prayer breakfast, symposium and Freedom March. MLK
Cartersville man charged DUI after hitting bicyclist on Wednesday night on Hwy. 41 near Grassdale Rd. Arrest
Weekend: Ready to take the plunge? Two opportunities this weekend in either Salacoa Creek in Gordon or Cave Spring. Calendar
Remembering Dr. Robert Mitchell Cates, Sarah Kathryn Whiteside Cole, Joe Fred Fowler, Joe Neil Kemp and Richard Christopher Welles. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspections: A 'U' score of 64 for popular BBQ restaurant in Summerville. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Harbin Clinic Hoops Classic at Rome High: Rome, Model and North Oconee win on Thursday. Final games today at 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m.

Pepperell graduate and Alabama football player Dakota Ball won't be playing Saturday following freak hunting accident.
Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: The 10 most watchable bowl games over the holidays. No Nos.
UGA vs. TCU in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, noon today.

Georgia Tech: In Jacksonville to play Kentucky on Saturday, 11 a.m.
NFC champion Atlanta Falcons close the regular season at home with New Orleans at 1 p.m. Sunday; await post-season opponent.

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

We'll be back with live shows starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Among our guests: Mandy Perry with Blood Assurance's Rome office.

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