Sunday, July 24, 2016

Area students prepare to head back to school. Civic clubs to honor first responders. Busy week ahead in NW Georgia. Photos from SweetWater Micro Marathon. Today's Swimmable Float. Heat index near 102. Sports updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Heat index near 102 and 40% rain chance today. More heat this week. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Back to School: When classes start for area schools; sales tax holiday this coming weekend. School
  • Rome civic clubs unite to honor community's First Responders on Aug. 2. FrontLine
  • Bartow Give A Kid A Chance provides free school supplies to more than 2200 students. Bartow
  • This week: Rome and Floyd commission meetings, Faces of Hope, Tennis Center grand opening, First day of class for RCS, Tax Free shopping and more. Agenda
  • Photo gallery: Great turnout for SweetWater 0.0420 Micro-Marathon at River Dog Outpost. Photos
  • Looking for way to beat the heat? Join today's Swimmable Water Float down Oostanaula River. Float
  • Remembering Biddy Hill Braden and Joyce Ann Peru. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Hometown Marketing:

  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Greater Rome from $101,500 to $450,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves: Weigel near perfect, Rome gets the win 10-0.
  • Next: Host West Virginia today-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • 8:10 a.m.: J.J. Walker Seifert and Mark Cochran on the return of the Underground Rome tours as part of the fund-raisers for Rome Celebrity Dance Contest next month.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

First responders honored by local bankers. Rockmart man charged child sexual exploitation. Clinton picks VP. Early voting ends for runoff. AP scholars at Floyd schools. Weekend guide. Heat index near 102 all weekend. Sports updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Hot all weekend with heat index between 101-102, plus 30-40% rain chance. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Photo gallery: Local law enforcement and first responders honored by 'Bankers United'. Photos
  • Rockmart man arrested on 30 counts of sexual exploitation of children according to WGAA. Rockmart
  • Politics: Clinton selects Tim Kaine as VP. Early voting wraps in Bartow, Gordon. Runoff election on Tuesday. Politics
  • Education: Floyd County Schools AP Scholars announced: 26 students on the list. Education
  • Health: Harbin's chief medical officer, daughter reflect on medical, spiritual mission to Dominican Republic. Health
  • Georgia Health News: As feds file suit over insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing. Health
  • Weekend: Several ways to cool off in local waterways, 'Youth Revolution' and GA Tech night with Rome Braves. Calendar
  • Smile Report: Two Rome 4H-er's earn trip to music summit. Berry grad earns rare honor. Smiles
  • Remembering Annie Mae Smith Canada, Michael Todd Frost, Alice Rosabelle "Rosie" Wilson Wehunt Hampton and Joyce Ann Peru. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Hometown Marketing:

  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Greater Rome from $101,500 to $450,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves come back to beat Lexington 3-2.
  • Next: Host West Virginia today-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • 8:10 a.m.: J.J. Walker Seifert and Mark Cochran on the return of the Underground Rome tours as part of the fund-raisers for Rome Celebrity Dance Contest next month.

Friday, July 22, 2016

As 'First Responders' are honored, the flag rests at half mast --again. David Guldenschuh's final GOP convention report. Up next: Wendy Davis and the Democrats. Busy -- and hot -- weekend ahead.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Blistering heat contributing to drought concerns; Rome rainfill 8.26 inches below normal, Cartersville, 4.51 inches. Weather
  • Code Orange alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta on Friday. Smog

Today's first headlines:

  • As area 'First Responders' are honored today, the American flag will be at half-staff -- a too familiar position over the past 12 months. Half staff
  • David Guldenschuh's final report from the GOP convention; Wendy Davis sets up Democratic convention. Politics
  • Buzz: Closer look at grand opening events for Tennis Center on July 29. Busy August for Rome Rotary. Upgrade for motorists from DOT, Waze. Traffic
  • Weekend: Lots of water time this weekend and free concerts, too. Weekend
  • Georgia Health News: Piedmont-United split shows no quick fix. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Walter R. Farmer Jr., Mrs. Belinda DeAnne Peek Whaley, Mrs. Mildred McDougal Womack. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

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  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Greater Rome from $101,500 to $450,000.
  • Posting today at 3 p.m.

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves get another big win over Legends, 9-1.
  • Next: Lexington in town today; West Virginia Saturday-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Latest high school and college updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Rome attorney David Guldenschuh of Rome who attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, on Thursday night's speech and overall assessment.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Wendy Davis of Rome, who will be a superdelegate at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on what we can expect.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com 
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Sizzling weekend on the way with highs in the upper 90s. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Rome/Floyd sees workforce rise to 40,800, best in recent months. But most of region sees uptick in first-time jobless claims, too. Jobs
  • Business: Ribbon cutting this morning for Trandev ops center. New Marketplace to offer wine, beer tastings? Business
  • YMCA seeks community's help in donating back-to-school supplies by Thursday. Plus: Updates on others lending a hand. Back to school
  • GOP convention updates from David Guldenschuh: 7:40 a.m. on Hometown Radio. Plus: What's ahead for the Democratic Convention. Politics
  • Former Polk County jailor charged in inmate Taser case; also was ex-Floyd Police detective. Arrest
  • Weekend: With highs in the upper 90s, a good time to hit the water. Here's how. Also: Friday concerts in Cartersville, Cedartown. Weekend
  • Smile Report: Cartersville Medical Center earns leadership award for cardiac, neurological services care. Smile
  • Remembering Ms. Alver Jarrell Edgeworth, Travis Leon Garrett, John Ross (Johnny) McDaniel, Mr. Marvin Lewis Montgomery, Mr. Steven Wayne Mull, Ray W. Wear. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves  get huge 11-2 win to open home stand.
  • Next: Lexington in town today-Friday; West Virginia Saturday-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Coosa Eagle football meeting tonight.
  • Berry Vikings counting down the days to practice begins (t-minus 19).

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Rome attorney David Guldenschuh of Rome who's attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Robyn Matthews from the Alzheimers Association on Saturday's Float for Hope on Saturday.
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Georgia Power layoffs include some at Hammond, Bowen. Bankers unite to support First Responders. Heard on the Tweet: Target truck stop, choppy podcast focuses on Rome murder. No relief from the heat.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com
 
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • No break in the heat as temperatures climb higher into the 90s. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Business: Some layoffs at plants Hammond, Bowen as Georgia Power makes some 'personnel adjustments.' Georgia Power
  • 'Bankers United for First Reponders' to offer breakfast, lunch to extended law enforcement community Friday in Rome. Appreciation
  • State Patrol: No charges in the accident that left motorcycle Officer Mike Simmons hospitalized. GSP
  • Heard on the Tweet: Target truck at closing Kmart? 'Serial' podcast spinoff focuses on Rome murder. Help wanted. Heard
  • Business: Top Gun Powder Coating & Architectural Coating adding new plant, 60 jobs to Adairsville. Business
  • Wednesday RNC updates from David Guldenschuh: Hometown Radio report at 7:40 this morning. RNC
  • Traffic light adjacent to Main Street Marketplace (new mega Kroger) due on July 26. New light
  • Smile Report: Floyd County Sheriff's Sgt. Nick Yarbrough named employee of the quarter. Smile
  • Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson retiring in January. Court
  • Georgia Health News: Study sees expansion's impact on state's uninsured. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Seaborn Wright Alexander Jr., Ms. Janie Joyce Gibson, Eric Christian Hoffmann. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves off Tuesday
  • Next: Lexington in town today-Friday; West Virginia Saturday-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Cincinnati Reds, today.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Big honors for Berry's baseball team.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Rome attorney David Guldenschuh of Rome who's attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Bankers United for First Responders on Friday's breakfast, lunch for all area law enforcement officials -- police, fire, EMS, E-911.