Sunday, May 20, 2018

Berry dedicates new $1 million events pavilion at Oak Hill. Memorial Day remembrance event returning to Fairgrounds. Photos from Rome High, Darlington, Unity graduations. Busy week ahead for Floyd, Polk and Gordon County graduations. More rain possible all week. Rome Braves go for 5th victory in row today.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

Berry College dedicates new $1 million events pavilion at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum. Berry

Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day Remembrance event returns to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on May 28. Members of Rome Exchange Club lay wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Memorial Day

Education: Cloudy skies clear for Rome High School's first graduation at Barron Stadium; 364 graduates in the Class of 2018. Rome

Education: Darlington School welcomes 120 new graduates in its Class of 2018. Photo gallery. Darlington

Class of 2018: Busy week ahead for Floyd, Gordon and Polk County graduations. Baccalaureate services begin today for Coosa, Armuchee. Graduation

Business: Dixie Color, Inc. to invest $19 million in new facility in Trion, create 100 new jobs. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 30-40% rain chance this afternoon; high near 88. Scattered thunderstorms possible everyday this week. Forecast

Obituaries: Mr. Randolph Rose “Randy” Michael, Jr., Ms. Stephanie Mosley and Mrs. Betty L. West. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

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Rome Braves wins 4th in row with 6-2 victory over Asheville. Braves go for sweep today at 2 p.m.
Berry College softball team will pick up game two of the NCAA Super Regionals today at 9:00 a.m. after the game was halted in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday due to rain.
Berry College’s Alainna Chretien became the first Viking in women’s track program history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship. She runs in prelims on Thursday.
GHSA Class 4A Baseball Championship: Cartersville vs. Jefferson in a best of three series; games one and two set for Monday, May 21, at State Mutual Stadium.

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

7:40 a.m.: Dr. Glenn White, Director of Student Services, and Lenora McEntire with Floyd County Schools to discuss school safety in light of recent school shooting in Texas.


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Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder


Friday, May 18, 2018

Going -- and coming? -- on Broad Street. Smile: New DOT cameras tracking Floyd County traffic (and you can watch, too). A rebuttal to our paid parking commentary. Final day for advance voting; 2,170 ballots cast so far. Rain back today; not so much Saturday?

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Business: The Southern Shoppe leaving Broad Street (but another option is being considered). 'Ready, Aim, Fire' classes on target advertising and social media coming to Rome, Cartersville. Business 
 
Smile! State DOT adds traffic cameras across Floyd County. Here's how to check them (and one example). Cameras
 
Politics: 2,170 advance votes through Thursday; Friday is the last day to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Vote
 
Commentary response: Downtown Parking Management Plan - Another Perspective. Commentary
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Half inch of rain today; drizzle on Saturday.  Weather 
 
Obituaries: Remembering Inez Wells Rowland. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
 
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
 
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Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven area homes, from $215,000 to $775,000. Posting at 3 p.m.
 

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Berry softball's first super regional game begins today at 4 p.m. Watch the webcast,
 
Rome Braves, Asheville in rematch tonight at 7
 
Rome High vs. North Paulding in spring football tonight at 7 at Berry.
 
Berry Athletics signs sports outfitter deal.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Capt. Chris DeHart of Rome Police Department's selective enforcement traffic unit on preparing for a busy summer, including high school graduations.
 
8:10 a.m. Joe Cook from Coosa River Basin Initiative on Rome's Big Float set for Saturday, June 2, as the community attempts to set the world record for the world's longest inner tube chain. The goal: create a mile-long chain of inner tubes stretching from Grizzard Park downstream on the Etowah.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable -- perhaps with a longtime friend not seen in 21 years who might have a few stories about the host.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kilbler seeks pouring licenses for The Vogue; first event there Saturday. Final two days to vote early in primary; 8 a.m-5 p.m. Commentary: Revise parking plan to feature two free hours. Rain threat continues but weekend looking better.

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Business: Kibler seeks pouring license for The Vogue on Broad Street; venue hosts first event Saturday. Shaw hits goal of 'carbon neutrality' at carpet manufacturing sites.   Business

Health: Harbin Clinic Adairsville to sets ribbon cutting, open house for May 24. Health

Politics: 1,872 advance votes through Wednesday; today and Friday are the final days to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday. Politics

Education: High school graduations begin Friday for Cartersville, Adairsville, Cass; Saturday for Rome High, Darlington, Unity Christian and Woodland. Graduation

400-Word (or less) Commentary: Put brakes on parking plan to detour PR nightmare; offer two hours of free parking before the meter starts. Commentary

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer weekend on the way -- but will it be a wet one, too? Weather 

Obituaries: Robert D. "Bob" Cooper, Mr. Clarence Clay Treadaway, Deacon Charles Franklin Turner, Mr. Eugene Willis. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Weekly soccer update.
 
Rome Braves open four-game home stand vs. Asheville at 7 tonight.
 
Honors for Berry Softball as super regionals begin Friday.
 
Latest local college updates.
 

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

 7:40 a.m. Amanda Avella, a licensed professional counselor at Willowbrooke at Floyd, joins us to talk about the epidemic in teen suicides in Georgia - and how to help save those young lives.

8:10 a.m. Matt Pearce from the Small Business Development Center joins us to talk about target advertising (Think The Masters and "dilly, dilly.")

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Downtown parking plan almost final; first hour free; hours four and above, $5 each (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday). Three finalists for Floyd Schools superintendent; includes two locals. More changes for Rome City Schools. Rain threat continues.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

Parking plan clears Rome's Downtown Development Authority; decision on paid parking on Broad Street now goes to City Commission for a vote. Plan: First hour free, $1 for hour two, $2 for hour three, $5 for fourth hour and beyond. Parking

Business: Cartersville getting a Courtyard by Marriott near Brown Center, GHC. Good turnout for career fair. Business 

Education: Three finalists named for Floyd County Schools' next superintendent; two are local. Floyd schools

Education: Rome City Schools names chief executive officer of new college and career academy; administrator; assistant principals. Rome schools

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: The latest on expected rainfall as storm off Florida's coast is expected to douse Georgia. Weather

Politics: 1,586 advance votes through Tuesday; Wednesday-Friday are the final days to vote early. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 22. Vote 

Health: Floyd honored for stroke care; Redmond Regional cited for heart care achievements. Health 

Education: High school graduations begin Friday for Cartersville, Adairsville, Cass; Saturday for Rome High, Darlington, Unity Christian and Woodland. Graduation

Local officers honored at annual Respect for Law luncheon. Officers

Obituaries: Mr. Henry Lee Burke, Anetta Ann Garrett, Mr. Luther Elbert "Junior" Salmon Jr. Obituaries 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Cartersville High is heading back to the state baseball 4A championship round. Will face Jefferson at 5 p.m. Monday at State Mutual Stadium.
 
Late run in the ninth gives Rome Braves a 4-3 win over Hickory in midday game.
 
Next: Braves off today; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Asheville.
 
Local college updates.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Amanda Avella, a licensed professional counselor at Willowbrooke at Floyd, joins us to talk about the epidemic in teen suicides in Georgia -- and how to help save those young lives.
 
8:10 a.m. Adam Baker, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service's Peachtree City Office, joins us to talk about the weather system that's expected to bring more than two inches of rain to our area between now and Sunday.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Watch that storm brewing off Florida; 2.5 inches of rain due here as high school graduations begin. Music store jumps to Central Plaza May 29. Three job fairs, one starting today.

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Time to keep an eye on the weather system off Florida's Gulf Coast and weekend graduation plans. Weather

Business: SMC Music moves to Central Plaza May 29. Three job fairs on the way: Chamber's manufacturing career fair today plus two in Cartersville next week. Business

Politics: 1,364 advance votes through Monday; good turnout at Civic Center for 'opening day.' Trends: 66.7% of the ballots cast so far in Floyd are Republican. Vote

A Night to Remember indeed: Alzheimer's benefit raises more than $40,000; Tannika Wester named prom court queen, Ghee Wilson, the king. Update

From Rome Police: April accident stats, including 207 overall with 44% caused by following too closely. Accidents 

Buzz: Exchange Club's Unknown Soldier replica team to pay wreath at the Tomb on Friday. Big weekend for local 4-H team. Double feature for Cinema Under the Stars premiere in Cartersville. Buzz

Education:  Applications sought for 13th annual Foundation Camp. Floyd County School Board meets to talk superintendent today. Education

Summer camps: Brazilian soccer, engineer creations, even a week of 'road trips' highlight summer events for kids this year. Camps

Obituaries: Robert David Cooper, Anetta Garrett,Mrs. Sara-Lou Shetter. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Berry Softball vs. reigning national champs Friday.
 
Spring football at Model tonight.
 
Cartersville High baseball in final four showdown today.
 
Morning game for Rome Braves in Hickory.
 

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

7:40 a.m. The final edition of our interview with graduating seniors as we welcome Janson Slaughter from  Unity Christian School.

 
8:40 a.m. Cori Thiermann, head softball coach at Berry College, and Kylie Aiken, who's earned honors playing second base, on the team's first trip to the Super Regionals to face defending champion Virginia Wesleyan starting Friday.