Saturday, October 28, 2017

New owners for downtown's Sweet Pickles. A look at Lindale's Dragon Drive-In. Boys and Girls Club best in state. Soggy Saturday ahead with falling temps, first freeze by Monday. Weekend advance voting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Today: Coosa plays for state volleyball title. Friday night scores.

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

Dining: Sweet Pickles, one of downtown Rome's quiet successes, has new owners. Sweet Pickles

Dining: Dragon Drive-In a must-visit in the Pepperell community. Drive-in

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia earns best overall program in the state for second time in three years. Boys & Girls Clubs

Health: Cartersville Medical Center's Cardiac Team awarded '2017 Process Improvement Pioneer Award' out of 200 hospitals nationwide. Health

Buzz: Honors for Kennesaw State, Rome's Dan Paracka. Monday meeting about future of cemeteries. Downtown Cedartown trick-or-treat. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Soggy Saturday ahead with temperatures falling throughout day. First freeze expected overnight Monday. Forecast

Obituaries: Mr. Nathan William Parris, Mrs. Fonda Sue Alexander Sexton and Mrs. Virginia D. Smith. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Election headquarters: Weekend advance voting today, Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; candidate profiles and Q&As. Election calendar.
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

High School football scoreboard: Big wins for Rome, Pepperell, Coosa, Calhoun, Rockmart, Cedartown, Adairsville, Chattooga and Trion.
Rome High clinches 7-AAAAA Region title with Friday's victory.
High School volleyball: Coosa vs. St. Vincent in state AA volleyball championship today at 1:30 p.m.
High School softball: Rockmart advances to state AA tournament today. Calhoun advances to state AAA tournament today. Games at 9 a.m. weather permitting.
Berry at Birmingham-Southern today at 3 p.m.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
7:40 a.m. Louise Branham on Boogie Down Broad, a fundraiser for DIGS Inc., on Nov. 11.
8:10 a.m. Gay Nichols of Hawthorn Suites, and Chris Carey from Logical Systems, on what you need to know about this week's Chamber Expo.

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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