Saturday, September 9, 2017

Calm before the storm as Hurricane Irma aims for U.S. Latest updates on storm track, heavy rain and strong winds expected Monday, cancellations and school closings. Shorter order mandatory evacuation of campus. Evacuees filling up hotels. Gas prices rising, lines long ahead of storm. Sports: High School football scores. College game day.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Irma aiming at Northwest Georgia; winds, rain starting Monday.Governor expands state of emergency zone. Local shelters opening for evacuees. Hurricane

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: The calm before the storm. Beautiful weekend ahead of heavy rain, strong wind gusts from Hurricane Irma due here Monday. Forecast

Hurricane Irma: Latest weather cancellations, local school updates. Shorter orders mandatory evacuation of Rome Campus starting at noon Sunday-Tuesday. Closings

Saturday: Prices high, lines long at various gas stations around town. Gas

About those Irma guests and evacuees: What to do this weekend. Plus: Discounts for evacuees. Calendar

Buzz: Harbin's Walk With a Doc returns Sept. 16. GNTC Fall Mum sale. City and County Commission meetings on Monday, Tuesday. Buzz

Obituaries: Carol Trammell Griffin and Martin Jones. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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


  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Six homes in Rome and Lindale, priced from $114,900 to $629,900. Open Houses

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:  

Friday's high school football scoreboard: Big wins for Rome, Cedartown, Cartersville and Woodland.
Berry's home opener tonight at 6 p.m. vs. LaGrange.
Shorter on road at Tusculum (Greeneville, TN) tonight at 6 p.m.
UGA at Notre Dame, 8 p.m. GA Tech hosts JSU at 12:30 p.m.
Norman's No-Nos: Will Irish eyes be smilin' when the Bulldogs arrive? Will Georgia Tech be 0-2 after facing the surging Jax State Gamecocks? No, no. 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
7:40 a.m. Carey Smith of the Rome Symphony Orchestra on what's ahead for the south's oldest orchestra this fall.
8:10-9 a.m. Updates on Irma and Northwest Georgia.

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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