Monday, June 12, 2017

Mild winter, spring has snakes -- and people-- out early, resulting in 50% surge in bites. Two downtown hot spots go before preservation commission. Rain back in forecast this week. Sports: Rome's Gaylor moves up; youth football team visits national champion Clemson.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

With a 50% increase in snake bites in Georgia this year, here's what you need to know about protecting yourself outdoors -- and what to do if bitten. Part one of two.

Buzz: Changes to downtown hot spots go before Historic Preservation Commission on June 21. Plus: meeting updates. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain back in the forecast today, Tuesday; highs in the upper 80s. Weather

Click this: Your quick guide to the summer of 2017, from Independence Day to summer camps to Vacation Bible School. Summer

No additional obituaries from Sunday.

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome's Stephen Gaylor joins Braves' triple A team in Gwinnett.
Golfer Jessica Welch, a Rome native, earns spot at Women's Open.
Rome Middle football back at Clemson.
Rome Braves get third straight win vs. Tourists, go for sweep tonight.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. Dr. Ben Pridemore of Pridemore & Cox Orthodontists on 50 years of smiles.

8:10 a.m. Ben Winkelman from the Rome Floyd ECO River Education Center on what's up with all these black bear reports.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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