Friday, December 15, 2017

Cartersville's Mellow Mushroom closes; rough month for Bartow restaurants. Rome vs. Warner Robins tonight at 7:30 for 5A title: What to know. Fred Taylor buys Fricks building (420 Broad St.) 14 Christmas events this weekend. Mid 50s this weekend; rain by Sunday.

Get tomorrow's Rome news today -- with free updates all day -- at Hometown Headlines

Cartersville's Mellow Mushroom 'temporarily closed' as rough month for Bartow restaurants continues. Dining

SOLD! 420 Broad St. purchased by FB Taylor Holdings (Fred Taylor). Broad Street

Buzz: Polk County students lose vacation day because of weather. Watch I-75 roadwork between Emerson, Acworth Dec. 20. Honors for Berry professor. Buzz

Celebrating Christmas: 14 events set for today-Sunday with a few more to follow. Plus: Church services. Christmas calendar

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cool today; mid 50s for the weekend; rain back Sunday, heavier Monday. Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Eleanor Williams Dyer, Mrs. Florence Cole Pearson, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports from Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:  

'Weather' or not, Rome ready for Warner Robins tonight at 7:30.
-What to know if you go or stay (radio and web).

-Pregame and game updates on Hometown.

Berry College's Mamadou Soumahoro has been named to the Associated Press Little All-America Division III first team.

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

7:40 a.m. Mary Hardin Thornton of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful on Bring One for the Chipper 2018, set for Jan. 6 in the parking lot at Home Depot. Bring a used, cleaned, cut tree and get a seedling in return.

8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New drama at Shorter (and not in the arts department). Heart of the Community honorees due Sunday. Cole Swindell in Rome Dec. 28. Only 10 options to see 'Last Jedi' tonight. Latest on the Rome-Warner football championship.

Get tomorrow's Rome news today -- with free updates all day -- at Hometown Headlines

What we're hearing: The drama that is Shorter. 'Only' 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees. Around town

300 children expected at the annual Shop With a Hero in Bartow on Saturday. Development authority meets Tuesday. Buzz

Celebrating Christmas: 14 events set for Friday-Sunday with a few more to follow. Plus: Church services. Christmas

Obituaries: Ms. Shalanda N. Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian Christine "Chris" Buck, Mrs. Sherry Barton Gatlin, Sherry Levitha Ghorley Hammitt, Mr. Wilburn "Bud" Morris, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson,Ronnie "PawPaw" Waid. Obituaries

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Our weird weather week continues -- warmer today, colder Friday, low 50s for the weekend and rain on Sunday. Weather

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:  

 Countdown to the Rome-Warner Robins 5A championship:
-Who's going to fill those 6,800 seats.
-Three buses (non-school) filled for trip to Warner Robins; student spirit buses filling as well.
-Media: Broadcast is on 99.5 FM The Jock. Separate service to provide Facebook Live feed; they say for free.
-Other game notes.Local basketball results and updates.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Katherine Sheppard, a licensed clinical psychologist with Willowbrooke at Floyd as well as the admissions manager on helping those in need cope with the Christmas season pressures.

8:10 a.m. Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. on what's new with the expansion as well as a huge show to end the year: Cole Swindell on Dec. 28.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Former Fricks building on the market for $1.5 million -- with a contract pending. What to do with the storm debris (including Tuesday's 'contributions.') Still plenty of Christmas events, including a packed weekend. Colder today; watch wind chill. Key updates on Rome-Warner Robins game.

Get tomorrow's Rome news today -- with free updates all day -- at Hometown Headlines


420 Broad St. back in play for $1.5 million and there's already a contract pending. Downtown

What to do about that storm debris: County saws pull it to the edge of the road and call for pickup. Plus: The policy from the city of Rome. Storm debris

Berry, nine other Georgia private colleges to welcome Puerto Rican students recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Education

A Grinch on the loose? Rome Police offer tips on keeping deliveries safe. Regional tourism panel has its own suggestions for local legislative delegation. Buzz

Celebrating Christmas: Area parades, Nativity scenes and performances, some updated because of the snow storm. Also: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services. Christmas calendar

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong gusts ease a bit today but so does the temperature; high in the upper 40s. Weather

Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 57/U for Shorter Avenue restaurant. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:  

More honors for Berry's Mamadou Soumahoro.

Changes under way with Shorter football?

5A championship: Rome at Warner Robins, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
-How to buy tickets from those who can't make it this Friday but had planned to go last week.
-Radio schedule; no TV; webcast offered for $9.95.
-Two fan buses filled; a third almost there. $25 per person (bus trip only).
-Forecast at Warner Robins. And dining deals.

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

8:10 a.m. Brian Robinson of Robinson Republican on the outcome of the Alabama Senate race -- and what it could mean to Georgia in 2018.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Will moving the Rome game from the Atlanta stadium mean less playoff revenue this year? Plus game updates. See the area's largest Christmas card. Updates on rescheduled Christmas events. Back to the mid 40s after one day of 'thaw.'

Get tomorrow's Rome news today -- with free updates all day -- at Hometown Headlines

Rome's 5A championship game at Warner Robins likely means a drop in playoff funds -- which totaled $66,000 last season. Championship

Business: Redmond Regional has what we're calling the region's largest Christmas card. Coosa Valley Credit Union welcomes Cartersville's Katie Jones. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two final snow shots to share. Polk Schools closed today. Plus: Yo-yo weather week with highs in the mid 40s today, Wednesday; 55 on Thursday. Weather

Celebrating Christmas: Area parades, Nativity scenes and performances, some updated because of the snow storm. Also: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services. Christmas

Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Aubrey J. Snider. 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:  

More honors for Cartersville's Trevor Lawrence.

Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson at Darlington Monday.

Additional updates on the Rome-Warner Robins game Friday night.
-No new tickets available as yet.
-Fan bus (different from a student bus) being organized.
-No Georgia Public Broadcasting broadcast Friday night; radio: 99.5 FM The Jock.
-Interview with Dr. Glenn White, GHSA president, on the weather, tournament changes and Calhoun game.

College updates.

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

 8:10 a.m. Michael Skeen, Director of Public Works for Floyd County, on what to do with all that storm debris.

8:40 a.m. Associate Pastor Rev. Jonathan Lawson of Trinity United Methodist Church on the annual Longest Night service.

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Latest updates on power outages, road conditions, church closings. Postponed events extends Christmas calendar. More cool air due midweek; no snow, however.

Get tomorrow's Rome news today -- with free updates all day -- at Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical aftermath: The latest on power outages, any road issues from overnight and this morning. Aftermath.

Latest on Sunday closings: Several churches change schedules; one church without power cancels services. Closings

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We'll see the low 50s on Monday and then right back to the low 40s by Tuesday. Weather 

With Christmas Eve two weeks away, a look at some of the final events of the season as well as church services. Christmas Calendar

Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Mrs. Margaret Louise Brooks Williams, Mr. Billy W. Wright. Obituaries

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:  

Saturday's high school football championships postponed as well; latest updates.
 
Rome vs. Warner Robins, at Warner Robins, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
 
Calhoun championship shirts now on sale
 

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

Please join our guests on Monday include:
 
8:10 a.m. Latest updates on the storm aftermath.
 
8:40 a.m. Jacob Hawkins of Georgia Power on the outages that blanketed Northwest Georgia following Friday's snow storm and how recovery was staged.
 
Also, please join us from noon until 1 p.m. Monday as we sub for Nelle Reagan. Among our guests:

12:30 p.m. Mary Hardin Thornton, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, on Bring One for the Chipper on Jan. 6.