Saturday, December 20, 2014

Swift & Finch to add food, maybe store sales. House fires top Red Cross emergency aid list. Stormy week ahead? Woman arrested after overnight stabbing. Weekend: Toys for Tots distribution, Live Nativity and Christmas services. Sports updates.

Where Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Just 20% rain chance today, little rain so far overnight. Drizzle expected Sunday-Monday. However, bigger storm system coming our way Tuesday. Today, high of 53, low of 36.

Headlines:

  • Swift & Finch hopes to add food in year three as well as sell roasted coffee at local stores, farmers markets.  Swift & Finch
  • House fires and their aftermath topped the list of emergency aid provided by the local Red Cross in 2014. Red Cross
  • Woman arrested after Friday night stabbing in Silver Creek. Police
  • Georgia Health News: Hufstetler says Senate will take another look at Medicaid expansion. Troubling scores for Georgia's ability to handle disease outbreaks. Health
    Weekend: Toys for Tots distribution, Living Nativity, two Longest Night services. Events
    Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
    Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • Seven Hills Rotary-Rome News Holiday Basketball Tournament
  • Darlington girls win tournament trophy, 57-48, over Model.
  • The Model Blue Devils cruise past the Rome High Wolves, 58-37,
  • More honors for Shorter's Jordan Shaw.
  • Bowl season: Georgia going to Belk Bowl vs. Louisville; Georgia Tech vs.  Mississippi State in Orange Bowl. SEC has 12 teams bowl-bound.
  • Links to latest local college results.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: The latest on Northwest Georgia's flu outbreak from Harbin Clinic's Dr. Brian McNiece.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Ray Powell of Murray's Cheese at Kroger on New Year's Eve party ideas.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Sarah King, Harbin Clinic's director of wellness, on developing and maintaining a fitness plan in 2015.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Latest updates on flu concerns in Northwest Georgia. Feeling lucky? Several local lottery winners and a Rome man on 'Price is Right' next week. Weather: 51 today; 100% rain chance overnight. Updates begin on main link to I-75

Where Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • About a quarter inch of rain on the way; high near 50.

Headlines:

  • Latest update on the "widespread" flu reports across Georgia. Flu
  • Northwest Georgia's lucky streak: Winning lottery tickets sold in Lindale, Cartersville, Calhoun; Rome man on 'Price is Right.' Streaking
  • Some major enhancements proposal for downtown Cartersville. Changes
  • Work begins on new bridges for U.S. 41 at U.S. 411 (Tennessee Street) that connects to Ga. 20, I-75. DOT
  • Harbin Clinic's move to new corporate center completed; ribbon cutting held. Harbin
  • Weekend: Toys for Tots distribution, Living Nativity, two Longest Night services. Updates
  • No updates Thursday: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • Seven Hills Rotary-Rome News Holiday Basketball Tournament: Brackets for boys, girls teams; partial scores.
  • Bowl season: Georgia going to Belk Bowl vs. Louisville; Georgia Tech vs.  Mississippi State in Orange Bowl. SEC has 12 teams bowl-bound.
  • Links to latest local college results.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m., Dr. Joseph Biuso, vice president and chief medical officer of Floyd Medical Center, will join us to discuss the latest on local flu cases.
  • At 8:10 a.m., we'll have additional updates on flu cases across the region and the state.
  • At 8:40 a.m., join us for the Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Flu continues to hit hard in Northwest Georgia; more state schools close. Local work force at 13-month high; first-time jobless claims drop. Local theaters drop 'The Interview.' Ebola drill set for early Friday at Floyd, Polk hospitals.

Where Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • High of 50 today; rain starts Friday afternoon well into Saturday.

Headlines:

  • With Christmas a week away, flu cases continue to spike in Northwest Georgia. Latest updates. Health
  • Area work force at highest level in at least 13 months. First-time jobless claims drop from 7.5 to 21.8% in area counties, up in Chattooga.  Employment
  • 'The Interview' canceled by Rome, Cartersville theaters -- and now Sony -- amid threats by hackers. Hometown Radio to discuss at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Movie
  • Floyd, Polk Medical Center to stage Ebola drill beginning at 3 a.m. Friday. Ebola
  • Junior Service League seeks Community Partnership Program applications. Harbin Clinic honored in Cedartown. Updates
  • Weekend: Quiet weekend of pre-Christmas events. Calendar
  • Signing set Monday for 'Majestic: The Bald Eagles of Berry College.' Eagles
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • Seven Hills Rotary-Rome News Holiday Basketball Tournament: Brackets for boys, girls teams; partial scores.
  • Rome Braves announce 2015 promotional schedule: Concerts, 6 p.m. Saturday games, fireworks, Batman and ... Dora!
  • Bowl season: Georgia going to Belk Bowl vs. Louisville; Georgia Tech vs.  Mississippi State in Orange Bowl. SEC has 12 teams bowl-bound.
  • Links to latest local college results.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m., Kenna Baker, Floyd's Safety Officer, on Friday's Ebola drill in Rome and at Polk Medical Center.
  • At 8:10 a.m., Dr. Brian Carroll, a communication professor at Berry College, joins us to discuss the movie The Interview, the threats surrounding it and the decision to pull the movie from the theaters.
  • At 8:40 a.m., Brian joins us to discuss the state of baseball as the Hot Stove League continues in the off season, including all the changes by the Atlanta Braves' organization.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New name (kind of) for the mall. A year without the NAIA football championship. Downtown blood drive today. Weather: Low 50s, sunny; rain back late Friday. Health updates.

Where Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  •   Low 50s, mostly sunny today; rain back Friday night, Saturday.

Headlines:

  • Low-key rebranding for what is now known as Mount Berry Mall. Business
  • Rome seeks bids for bulk of Northwest Georgia Regional; packages due Jan. 22
  • NAIA football championship game prepares to tee it up outside Rome for the first time since 2008. Impact
  • Reminder: 'Holiday Hero' blood drive today in downtown Rome. Donate
  • Georgia Health News: Some hospitals cutting staff amid hard times. New rules for tattoo artists? Health
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • Ingle returns for third stint managing the Rome Braves. Braves
  • Seven Hills Rotary-Rome News Holiday Basketball Tournament: Brackets for boys, girls teams; partial scores.
  • Bowl season: Georgia going to Belk Bowl vs. Louisville; Georgia Tech vs.  Mississippi State in Orange Bowl. SEC has 12 teams bowl-bound.
  • Links to latest local college results.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe McCutcheon of Ellijay on a new push to promote tax cuts in Washington.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Brittni Dulaney, Shorter women's head lacrosse coach, on the team's recent mission trip to Mexico.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Logan Boss of Public Health on local flu reports.