Saturday, July 22, 2017

LocoMex Rome to open by mid-week. Slight relief from heat on Sunday? Heat index to reach 104 today. Harbor House restructuring, but no service changes. Pepperell's Midnight Madness returns. Updates on Tillman Clocktower 5K and more.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Dining: LocoMex Rome to open by mid-week. Grand opening celebration with live music set for July 29. Dining

Slight relief from heat coming Sunday? Heat index in triple digits again today for 4th consecutive day. Heat Wave

Harbor House restructuring the child advocacy center, but no changes in services planned. Harbor House

Pepperell High football bings back 'midnight madness' July 31/Aug. 1 -- at two locations. Dragons

Buzz: Updates on Tillman Clocktower 5K & Health Walk. Auditions for RLT's "Of Mice and Men". Floyd Commission meets Tuesday with public hearing on tax rates. Buzz

Health: Floyd's Rock-a-Thon raises $10,000 to purchase camera system for neonatal intensive care unit. Health

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index near 104 today, rain chances increase tonight into Sunday. Forecast

Remembering Casey Ferrell Kerr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores: No new reports. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report
 
 
Rome Braves tops Lakewood, 3-2. Begin 4-game home series with Delmarva tonight at 6 p.m.
 
Honors for former Berry College baseball head coach John Schaly.
 
Cartersville High reserved football tickets on sale Monday.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. Todd K. Timberlake, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Berry College, on an Aug. 15 lecture he's offering on the upcoming total eclipse.
 
8:10 a.m. Tina Bartleson of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center on what the Tillman Clocktower 5K & 2 Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 19 means to the center and its clients.
 

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, July 21, 2017

Jet cleared for landing at new home of Armuchee restaurant. State say no sales tax holiday; Whistle Britches says wanna bet? 20th coach/sports administrator out at Shorter. Heat index to hit 103 again today.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: A key piece of Sam's Burger-Deli/Schroeder's in Armuchee takes flight. In East Rome, a leveled landmark. Business

Business: Whistle Britches staging its own tax-free holiday after state dumps popular back-to-school concept (while neighboring states didn't). Taxing 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No relief as heat index to soar to 103 today. Smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta. Weather

Highly decorated Shorter track and field director Scott Byrd out; no. 20 sports coach or administrator to leave since March 2015 and sixth since late April. Shorter

Overview of Georgia Milestones Assessment scores; links to local summaries. Education

Georgia Health News: State schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says. Health

Buzz: Berry's Timberlake offers free lecture on eclipse viewing Aug. 15. Georgia Northwestern offering classes in Dade County this fall. Buzz

Remembering Mr. Marc Damien Chapman, Mr. Kelley Hiram Everett, Mrs. Melba Jean Rampley Franklin, Mr. Walter Fletcher 'Dubble' Williams. 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 win game one 3-1 on Thursday.
 
20th coach/administrator out at Shorter.
 
Berry welcomes track members; honors for golfers.
 
Coosa High volleyball gets big game.
 

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

 8:10 a.m. Hannah Eddins, a recent graduate from Unity Christian School, was the captain of the women's soccer team that won two consecutive state championships. She recently was named Most Positive Female Athlete in the State of Georgia, and was presented the award at a ceremony on June 6 by former Georgia Bulldog and NFL Pro Bowler, Hines Ward. We'll talk about her honor and about playing soccer for Berry College this fall.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Round Table.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

June jobs report: 1,000 more working vs. a year earlier; state jobless rate at 10-year low. Six arrested in Bartow gamblnig sting. Berry student not letting vision issues hold her back as Rome Braves' broadcast job shows. Sizzling heat due today, Friday; be prepared.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Jobs.1,000 more jobs here vs. June 2016 but down 100 from May; state's jobless rate at lowest point since before the 2008 recession. Plus: Who's hiring. Jobs

Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid. Raid

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Floyd EMS captain offers tips on coping with excess heat. You'll need them: Today's heat index should hit 101. Weather

Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus. GNTC

Vision issues haven't stopped 19-year-old Emma Chambers from being a vital part of the Rome Braves' broadcast crew. Emma

Buzz: Big quarter for Citizens First's parent company. Micro Marathon returning. Key appointment for Highlands' Watterson. Key step for Floyd's Stephens. Buzz

Remembering Mr. Marc Chapman. 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 open home stand with 4-0 shut out over Lakewood
 
Double header starts tonight at 5 p.m.
 
Berry women's basketball announces fall schedule.
 
Honors for Vikings' baseball team.
 
Samford welcomes Darlington's Mumber.
 
High school notes.

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

7:40 a.m.: Collin Doss, a member of Rome's Alcohol  Control Commission, on talk of a "public drinking district" in downtown Rome.
 
8:10 a.m.  Emma Chambers hasn't let vision problems slow her down as she pursues a double major at Berry College and works as part of the broadcast crew for the Rome Braves.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Closer look at the proposed ag center for Rome/Floyd County. 17-year-old dies on Etowah River. Heat wave to bake Northwest Georgia; heat index: 101. Airport Commission elects officers.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Closer look at the Ag Center proposal and what it would mean for farmers, the community and tourism. Ag Center

Search crews find body of missing teen in Etowah River near Cartersville. Drowning

Buzz: Airport commission elections new officers. Auditions set for Shakespeare Festival. Chick-fil-A brings back the peach shake -- for a month. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat index of 101 or higher today as stifling air settles over Northwest Georgia. Weather

Remembering Mr. Jason Thomas Baity, Koren Adinda Zoe (Van Nest) Sinnock, Mr. Lance Wheeler. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores.U/68 for Cartersville restaurant.  Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report
 
Closer look at new Shorter women's basketball coach, her exit from Praire View and the resulting suit.
 
Rome Braves open eight-game home stand tonight.
 
Your first look at the 2017-18 schedule for Berry's men's basketball.
 
Latest high school notes.

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

7:40 a.m. Carey Harris, who is a proponent of the agricultural center under consideration for the 2017 special tax.

8:40 a.m. Darren Vandegriff, Floyd's EMS captain over education, on your health and the upcoming heat wave. He'll offer preventive tips and also what to do if you begin to feel overheated.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Deano's demolition set as East Rome Beverage Center grows. Beaulieu Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As summer heats up, we talk to Frios franchisee about a cool business. Heat wave due later this week.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: Former Deano's Pizza on Dean Avenue to give way to new East Rome Beverage Center. East Rome

Business: Beaulieu Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; hopes to 'restructure their business affairs and pursue one or more strategies' to recover. Beaulieu

Business: As summer heats up, we talk with Matt Robinson of Frios Gourmet Pops about a cool business. Pops

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens won't see third term in 2018. Politics

Buzz: Oostanaula Lodge sponsors barbecue, blood drive July 29. Updates on

Winter Arts Market. Homespun Festival 2017 is this weekend in Rockmart.  Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After Wednesday, look for mid 90s through the weekend. Weather 

Remembering Gerald Alan Tucker. 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
 
Updates from Monday night's Rome Braves vs. Delmarva game.
 
Braves are off today; next home stand starts Wednesday.
 
High school notes

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

7:40 a.m. Time to check on those back-to-school screenings and immunizations as we're joined by public health nurse Mya Wooten from the Floyd County Health Department.
 
8:40 a.m. A meteorologist to be named later from the National Weather Service on the upcoming heat wave and the start of the dog days of summer.