Monday, October 23, 2017

Heritage First Headlines: Up to 2 inches of rain today. Forget Thanksgiving push back; look for an even earlier start to Christmas shopping here. World Series has some 'hometown' faces. John McClellan's high school picks. Big week for volleyball, softball.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Miserable Monday with close to two inches of rain by this evening. High of 58 by Wednesday. Weather

Local shopping centers ignore push-back on Thanksgiving Day openings. Mount Berry starts its Christmas push in two weeks; first Toys R Us blitz begins this Thursday. Business

A 'hometown' feel to the 2017 World Series with the Astros' McHugh, McCann and Morton, and the Dodgers' Culberson. Baseball

15 Floyd County Schools' students move forward in Governor's Honors selection process; Berry to host event again this summer. Honors 

Buzz: Berry's entrepreneur students have a sale of their own Tuesday. Gas prices still 15 to 20 cents above pre-hurricane levels. Buzz

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Ray Simpson. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

 
Election headquarters. Forums: GOP hosts City Commission candidates Tuesday; housing authority, ministers have School Board hopefuls Thursday. 12 consecutive days of advance voting begins today.
 
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
John McClellan: Some high school football playoff spots on the line this Friday night.  McClellan
 
Rome, Cartersville locked in at no. 1; Cedartown premieres at no. 8 in 4A; Calhoun holds at no. 4 in 3A. Rankings
 
Volleyball, softball playoff updates.
 
Colleges: Georgia remains no. 3 in AP top 25; Alabama, no. 1. AP
 
A 'hometown' feel to the 2017 World Series with the Astros' McHugh, McCann and Morton, and the Dodgers' Culberson.  Baseball
 
Updates on Falcons vs. Patriots. Atlanta at the Jets net Sunday.

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

7:40 a.m.: Armuchee High's softball and volleyball coaches will join us to discuss state playoffs. Softball Head Coach Shane Arp will be joined by senior player Karson Fallin. Volleyball Head Coach Clint Decker will be joined by senior player Brandi Ann Wacker.

8:10- 9 a.m. Roman Michelle Picon, chair of this year's Heart of the Community board, spent more than a week in her native Puerto Rico, delivering relief items donated by area residents, especially the families of Saint Mary's Catholic School. As local relief efforts continue, Picon joins us to describe conditions in the U.S. territory more than one month after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

Heritage First Headlines: Up to 2 inches of rain today. Forget Thanksgiving push back; look for an even earlier start to Christmas shopping here. World Series has some 'hometown' faces. John McClellan's high school picks. Big week for volleyball, softball.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Miserable Monday with close to two inches of rain by this evening. High of 58 by Wednesday. Weather

Local shopping centers ignore push-back on Thanksgiving Day openings. Mount Berry starts its Christmas push in two weeks; first Toys R Us blitz begins this Thursday. Business

A 'hometown' feel to the 2017 World Series with the Astros' McHugh, McCann and Morton, and the Dodgers' Culberson. Baseball

15 Floyd County Schools' students move forward in Governor's Honors selection process; Berry to host event again this summer. Honors 

Buzz: Berry's entrepreneur students have a sale of their own Tuesday. Gas prices still 15 to 20 cents above pre-hurricane levels. Buzz

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Ray Simpson. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

 
Election headquarters. Forums: GOP hosts City Commission candidates Tuesday; housing authority, ministers have School Board hopefuls Thursday. 12 consecutive days of advance voting begins today.
 
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
John McClellan: Some high school football playoff spots on the line this Friday night.  McClellan
 
Rome, Cartersville locked in at no. 1; Cedartown premieres at no. 8 in 4A; Calhoun holds at no. 4 in 3A. Rankings
 
Volleyball, softball playoff updates.
 
Colleges: Georgia remains no. 3 in AP top 25; Alabama, no. 1. AP
 
A 'hometown' feel to the 2017 World Series with the Astros' McHugh, McCann and Morton, and the Dodgers' Culberson.  Baseball
 
Updates on Falcons vs. Patriots. Atlanta at the Jets net Sunday.

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

7:40 a.m.: Armuchee High's softball and volleyball coaches will join us to discuss state playoffs. Softball Head Coach Shane Arp will be joined by senior player Karson Fallin. Volleyball Head Coach Clint Decker will be joined by senior player Brandi Ann Wacker.

8:10- 9 a.m. Roman Michelle Picon, chair of this year's Heart of the Community board, spent more than a week in her native Puerto Rico, delivering relief items donated by area residents, especially the families of Saint Mary's Catholic School. As local relief efforts continue, Picon joins us to describe conditions in the U.S. territory more than one month after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ross Dress For Less making comeback in Cartersville. Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming to Cartersville Marketplace. Photo gallery as air show takes flight, gates open today at 9 a.m. Bartow man critically injured in ATV crash. Rain returns tonight and Monday, cooler temps. Armuchee vs. Coosa in state volleyball final four. More sports.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Business: Ross Dress for Less making a comeback in Cartersville. New Tropical Smoothie Cafe coming to Main Street Marketplace in December. Business

Air Show takes flight: Photo gallery featuring Blue Angels, planes and aerial demonstrations. Show continues today, gates open at 9 a.m. Airshow

Bartow EMS: 50-year-old man critically injured in ATV crash off Hwy. 293 near East Green Ridge Rd. in Cartersville. Bartow

Updated list of fall events including next weekend's Chiaha Harvest Fair and Southeastern Cowboy Festival, pumpkin patches and leaf watch. Fall

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Enjoy sunshine today. Rain moves in tonight and Monday followed by cold front. Forecast

Obituaries: Mrs. Sherry Freeman Bohannon. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

POLITICS (click here to access the stories below)

Election headquarters: Advance voting resumes Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; candidate profiles and Q&As. Election calendar.
 
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
 
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.
 

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Your first look at 9 homes in Rome, Silver Creek and on Lake Weiss priced from $79,900 to $399,900. Open Houses

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:  

 
Armuchee Lady Indians and Coosa Lady Eagles advance to state Final Four volleyball playoffs. They will face each other on Wednesday at Coosa, 6 p.m.
 
Berry Vikings now 8-0 on season after 37-22 victory at Millsaps. Next: Saturday at Birmingham-Southern, 3 p.m.
 
Shorter Hawks drop homecoming game 42-29 to West Florida. Next: Thursday at West Georgia, 7 p.m.
 
Georgia Tech over Wake Forest, 38-24. Alabama beats Tennessee, 45-7. Georgia was off.
 
Today: Falcons at Patriots, 8:30 p.m., NBC.

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

Our guests Monday include:

7:40 a.m.: Armuchee High's softball and volleyball coaches will join us to discuss state playoffs. Softball Head Coach Shane Arp will be joined by senior player Karson Fallin. Volleyball Head Coach Clint Decker will be joined by senior player Brandi Ann Wacker.

8:10- 9 a.m. Roman Michelle Picon, chair of this year's Heart of the Community board, spent more than a week in her native Puerto Rico, delivering relief items donated by area residents, especially the families of Saint Mary's Catholic School. As local relief efforts continue, Picon joins us to describe conditions in the U.S. territory more than one month after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

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, October 21, 2017

The Foundry expanding offerings with food, local brew. Dean Street Plaza seeks to add indoor storage units. Over 500 advance voters this week. Boo Fest photo gallery. Adm. Towers monument dedication. Airshow takes to skies. Cartersville's Trevor Lawrence new state top passer. Friday's scores and more.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Dining: The Foundry Growler Station now serving food along with new local brew on tap from Rome City Brewing Co. Dining

Business: Indoor mini-storage units could be coming to Dean Street Plaza. Job fair planned at Racemark in Calhoun. Business

Photo gallery: Hundreds pack Grizzard Park for YMCA's annual Boo Fest. Photos

Buzz: Monument dedication for Admiral John Towers. Rome Christmas Parade deadline for entries is Nov. 10. Cedartown officials complete 3-year community housing program. Buzz

U.S. Navy Blue Angels ready to take flight. Preview for local students. What you need to know about airshow: traffic, parking, closures, the schedule and tickets. Airshow

RACA seeks submissions to design competition for new Arts Amphitheater and Exhibition Space next to Rome-Floyd Library. Design

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Patchy fog this morning. Sunny, high near 78. Rain returns late Sunday-Tuesday. Forecast

Obituaries: James Edward Bennett, Jr., Linda Carol Bradshaw Dugger and Donald Guy Trammell, Jr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

POLITICS (click here to access the stories below)

Election headquarters: 535 vote early this week. Advance voting continues Monday; candidate profiles and Q&As. Election calendar.
 
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
 
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.
 

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at 9 homes in Rome, Silver Creek and on Lake Weiss priced from $79,900 to $399,900. Open Houses

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
High school football scoreboard: Big wins for Rome, Cartersville, Pepperell, Darlington, Rockmart and Calhoun.
 
Cartersville's Trevor Lawrence now the state's all-time leading passer after breaking Deshaun Watson's record.
 
Norman's No-Nos: Watch for Michigan and Notre Dame to pull upsets.
 
Football: Berry at Millsaps, 2 p.m.
 
Football: Shorter hosts West Florida, 1 p.m. at Barron Stadium for homecoming.
 
High school softball and volleyball updates.
 

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

Our guests Monday include:

8:10- 9 a.m. Roman Michelle Picon, chair of this year's Heart of the Community board, spent more than a week in her native Puerto Rico, delivering relief items donated by area residents, especially the families of Saint Mary's Catholic School. As local relief efforts continue, Picon joins us to describe conditions in the U.S. territory more than one month after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Friday, October 20, 2017

Candor USA to invest $39 million, create 675 jobs in Rome/Floyd. Yanmar to open new $20 million Evo Center in Bartow. Lindale couple charged with taking thousands from customers. Peach State Marching Festival returns Oct. 28. BooFest at Y tonight. Election, advance voting updates. Tonight's football matchups and forecast.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Broad Street-based Candor USA announces plans to invests $39 million in Rome/Floyd, create 675 jobs. Business

Business: Yanmar to open new $20 million Evo Center in Acworth on Nov. 3. Yanmar

Floyd Police: Lindale couple charged with swindling thousands out of families through their barn-building business. Theft

Buzz: The 44th annual Peach State Marching Festival coming Oct. 28. BooFest at the Y tonight from 6-9 p.m., $5 tickets on sale today. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Beautiful weekend ahead with rain returning late Sunday into Monday. Forecast

Obituaries: Sylvester Theodore "Ted" Norris, Jr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

POLITICS (click here to access the stories below)

Election headquarters: Advance voting at 413 people; continues today, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; candidate profiles and Q&As. Election calendar.
 
Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.
 
Hometown Radio:  Q&A on the $63.8 million government tax extension with County Manager Jamie McCord, Sammy Rich. Plus: SPLOST debate between Danny Price and Randy Smith.
 

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at 9 homes in Rome, Silver Creek and on Lake Weiss priced from $79,900 to $399,900. Posting today at 3 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
Coosa names new head softball co-coaches. Plus latest high school softball and volleyball updates.
 
Coosa at Rockmart big game tonight. Kickoff forecast: 67 degrees dropping to 50s.
 
High school football scores later tonight.
 
Rome High's Adam Anderson, nation's no. 2 OLB, decides to play for Georgia.
 
Latest college sports updates.

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

We're off today but back Monday with:

8:10- 9 a.m. Roman Michelle Picon, chair of this year's Heart of the Community board, spent more than a week in her native Puerto Rico, delivering relief items donated by area residents, especially the families of Saint Mary's Catholic School. As local relief efforts continue, Picon joins us to describe conditions in the U.S. territory more than one month after being ravaged by Hurricane Maria.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder