Friday, September 1, 2017

Gusts of 35-40 mph possible today; latest on rain. Gas prices jump again. Rome Cares opens today, Saturday, Labor Day. PetSmart opens Sept. 30. Premiere of Campaign Watch: Party lines in city races?

Today's first, fast, factual, fair and free headlines -- with updates all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Gusty day ahead with wind advisory for part of our area; latest on rain remnants of Harvey. Weather

Gas prices continue to rise in the wake of oil shutdown in Houston. Latest check of local prices and how they've changed. Gas

Rome Cares opens today at 8 a.m.; what's needed. Plus on Hometown Radio: How you can help by donating at Blood Assurance. Rome Cares

PetSmart to open Sept. 30 in Cartersville; Martin's Restaurant due late this month in Rockmart. Craft brew fans celebrate today. Business

Campaign watch: Can a nonpartisan City Commission race keep it that way? Guldenschuh's big stage in September. Campaign calendar. Vote

Even amid a 'small disaster,' new friends and coworkers embrace a relatively new Harbin Clinic employee. Helping hands 

Events: Labor Day barbecue, farewell to baseball, the start of college football and the 'Spelling Bee' and a free movie Saturday night. Weekend

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President's, Dean's Lists for the 2017 summer semester. Education

Obituaries: Cindy Teresa York Moats, Mrs. Robbie Oliver Phelps, Mr. William Pasley Wimberly. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: 
Rome Braves open final home stand tonight vs. Columbia Fireflies at 7 p.m.
Falcons close out preseason, await Chicago, Sept. 10.
Big night of high school football: Calhoun (3A) at Cartersville (4A), Ridgeland (4A) at Darlington (1A).
More high school updates: Girls softball; JV, ninth grade football.

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

 7:40 a.m. Mandy Perry with Blood Assurance Rome on how you can help South Texas communities recover from Harvey's impact by donating blood.
8:10 a.m. Joshua Carrasco of AAA South with a closer look at why our gasoline prices are rising in the wake of Hurricane Harvey's destruction in Houston.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.
Talk for the Town, noon-1 p.m.
12:05 p.m. Rome Attorney David Guldenschuh on the Article 5 convention coming up in September in Phoenix and what it means to the nation.
12:35 p.m. Kevin Karel of 99.5 FM The Jock and the voice of the Rome Braves on the 2017 season as the final four games begin later this evening at State Mutual Stadium.
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