Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dining: Starbucks rising at LakePoint; celebrating 4 years of #eatweird. Storms possible later today. Feeling lucky? Tonight's Powerball jackpot at $700 million.

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

Dining & Drink: LakePoint's Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird: Jamwich celebrates 4 years. #eatdifferent: Vietnamese at Harvest Moon tonight. Update on Rock 'n Roll. Plus: Who's hiring. Dining

Newswatch: Please check back later this morning for a key sports story, a potential business release and storms possible this afternoon.

Health: Discussions in Cedartown, Rome to focus on the warning signs of adolescent suicide, where to get help. Health

Polk County investigator misses Aug. 12 $356 million Powerball jackpot by one number; collects $50,000. Tonight's jackpot: $700 million. Lottery

Georgia Highlands announces summer president's, dean's lists. GHC

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain on the way; low 80s by Sunday. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Dennis Wayne Arp, Kenneth Lynn Moore, Mrs. Betty Sue Lemming Parnell. 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 continue home stand tonight vs.
 
High school games on radio this weekend.
 
Georgia High School Football Update.
 
High school softball updates.
 
26th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational is Saturday.

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

 7:40 a.m. Jamey Acorn, principal of Pepperell High School, on the decision to play at least one football game at Valhalla at Berry College as work continues on the Dragons' field.

 
8:10 a.m. Jacqueline McDowell, Dean of Education and Human Sciences, on her appointment to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. Plus: What's new at Anna K. Davie.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

It looks like Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop has a new home downtown. Giggity's goes red as new sports bar prepares to open. Busy ballot for Rome school board this fall. Eclipse 2017: The pictures. Slight break in heat on the way.

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


Business: Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop making a comeback in downtown Rome. Giggity's adds red paint as takeover of Curlee's continues. Downtown

Qualifying under way in Rome: Another new school board contender as incumbents, challengers qualify. Politics

Buzz: 'Spelling Bee' kicks off 61st season of Rome Little Theatre. Bridge work pending on old U.S. 41. Buzz

Eclipse 2017: The day in pictures. Eclipse

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the heat starts Thursday. Weather 

Obituaries: Mrs. Marjorie Laurene Everett, Mrs. Doris Jean Bishop Williams, Mr. H.B. Winters. 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 edged in eclipse game, 6-5.
 
Braves open penultimate home stand tonight.
 
Latest high school football updates.
 
Georgia High School Football Daily updates.
 

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

7:40 a.m. All you need to know about the 2017 Rome Floyd Chamber Expo as we're joined by Stephanie Nichols from Rome Cleaners and chair of the expo as well as Moriah Median with Merry Maids, one of the corporate sponsors.
 
8:40 a.m. Carol Willis and Ginger Rowston – Parent Involvement Specialist at Rome City Schools and me. on internet safety and parent workshops
 
Plus we're on Talk of the Town this afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. with our guests: Dean Harold and Jennifer Hudson. Also stopping by Dan Falcitelli from Floyd Against Drugs.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Dazzling day for solar eclipse; what to know. Almost 99 years old, Rome man works nonstop to help others, prepares for sixth mission trip to Africa. More celebs at Rome City Brewing; food court grand opening is Saturday. John McClellan's picks for Friday's high schools games.

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

Eclipse Day: What you need to know plus updates throughout the event. Plus: Please share your pictures. Eclipse

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A totally great forecast for the nearly total eclipse of the sun this afternoon. Sunny, mid 90s. Weather

Almost 99 years old, Rome's Vance Luke maintains a rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his sixth trip to Africa this fall. Vance

Buzz: Who's who at the 'Brew as more stars drop in at Rome City Brewing. Grand opening for food court is Saturday. Chiaha art grants available.  Buzz 

Qualifying for Rome commission, school board under way. At least seven are running for school board seats; four for city commission. Politics

Obituaries: Mrs. Mary Joyce Kerce. 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: 
 
John McClellan's high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville (TV), Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.  McClellan
 
Polls: Rome, Cartersville holding the top spots; Darlington rises to no. 6; Pepperell, Calhoun each drop one spot; Rockmart knocked out.  Polls
 
Falcons fall 17-13 to Pittsburgh in preseason game no. 2.

Rome Braves play 16 innings, hang on for 11-6 win over Columbia
 
1:05 p.m. game today for the Rome Braves and then home for back-to-back series.
 

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

Please join our guests including:
 
7:40 a.m. Kevin Cowling of Rome Floyd Parks and Rec on a new program helping those in the community who would like their children to play sports but don't have the funds to do it.
 
8:10 a.m. Elaine Abercrombie of Greene's Jewelers on the Fourth Annual Freddie Giles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge set for Sunday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church in Lindale.
 
8:40 a.m. County Commission Vice Chair Scotty Hancock on the 2017 SPLOST package: What's included and what's next.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

'Pop Up' craze is coming to Rome this fall. Armuchee community comes together to 'clear path' at high school. Jim O'Hara joins Rome BOE race. Results and photos from Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K. T-minus 1 day until eclipse: latest forecast and updates. Sports and more.

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

Business: Living & Giving bringing 'Pop Up' craze to Rome as new Pop Up Pop In shop opens this fall. Business

Over 150 students, parents and community members, plus business partners, come together to 'clear the path' at Armuchee High School. Armuchee

Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K: Over $26,000 raised for Exchange Club's Family Resource Center. Photos and complete results. Clocktower

Jim O'Hara, local sports journalist and communications consultant, to run for Rome Board of Education. Richard Dixon to seek re-election. Rome BOE

Eclipse T-minus one day and counting: Viewing events at Tellus, Berry College and more. Latest forecast. How to safely watch the eclipse. Eclipse

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index near 98 today and 99 on Monday. Rain chance returns Tuesday. Forecast

No new obituaries for today.

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 split doubleheader with Fireflies on Saturday.
 
Team USA and Team Canada Race Walk teams are in town this weekend. Their match begins this morning at 8 a.m. on the trail behind the Braves Stadium.
 
Results from Saturday's Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K.
 
Falcons preseason game today at Steelers, 4 p.m.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
 
 7:40 a.m. Kevin Cowling of Rome Floyd Parks and Rec on a new program helping those in the community who would like their children to play sports but don't have the funds to do it.
 
8:10 a.m. Elaine Abercrombie of Greene's Jewelers on the Fourth Annual Freddie Giles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge set for Sunday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church in Lindale.
 
8:40 a.m. County Commission Vice Chair Scotty Hancock on the 2017 SPLOST package: What's included and what's next.
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Saturday, August 19, 2017

67-year-old Rome man dies in house fire. Shorter freshmen arrive on campus amid dumpster and food service issues. Parent Outreach Workshops coming soon. Eclipse countdown. H.I.M. Health Fair, Walk with Doc and Clocktower race today. High School football scoreboard.

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

A 67-year-old Rome man dead following house fire on Turner Bend Rd. Fire 

Shorter freshmen arrive for classes a few days after health department checked on removal of dumpsters from the 'food service location' and overdue payment of the food permit fee (outstanding $60 late fee). Shorter

State representative: 'Create a state commission on historic monuments' with recommendations going to governor, General Assembly. Statues

Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin's Walk with a Doc both this morning. Health

Eclipse countdown: Latest forecast updates; Tellus viewing event and more on Monday. How to safely watch the eclipse. Eclipse

POW - Parent Outreach Workshops - begins series of 60-minute sessions on Aug. 24, focusing on Internet safety. Parents 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny and hot for the weekend. Rain chances return for the work week. Forecast

Obituaries: Fred D. Belvin and Christopher Powell Jenkins. 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: 
 
High School football scoreboard. Wins for Cartersville, Cedartown and Calhoun. 
 
How did John McClellan do in his picks?
 
Rome Braves get 6-3 win over Columbia. Doubleheader today at 5:30. 
 
The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Run and Health Walk is today.  
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
 
 7:40 a.m. Kevin Cowling of Rome Floyd Parks and Rec on a new program helping those in the community who would like their children to play sports but don't have the funds to do it.
 
8:10 a.m. Elaine Abercrombie of Greene's Jewelers on the Fourth Annual Freddie Giles ALS Ice Bucket Challenge set for Sunday, Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church in Lindale.
 
8:40 a.m. County Commission Vice Chair Scotty Hancock on the 2017 SPLOST package: What's included and what's next.
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder