Saturday, April 18, 2015

Floyd County Schools reorganize, Former employee allowed to stay in seized home. Wax Road shooting injures one. Wet weekend ahead, storms possible tonight-Monday. Local officials for new coalition for community children. Across Coosa Valley today and weeke

For continuing news, sports and weather updates, please stay with www.hometownheadlines.com or www.bartowheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • .Wet weekend ahead with heavy rain, strong storms possible tonight into Monday. Today: 30-80% rain chance, high of 77, low of 63.

Headlines:

  • Latest on the Floyd County Schools financial scandal: Former employee allowed to stay in Summerville home seized earlier this week. WRGA
  • Floyd BOE announces reorganization adding new Deputy Superintendent, Director of Compliance and Internal Audit. Plus, Scott Savage named principal of Model High. BOE
  • Floyd Police: Shooting on Wax Rd. in Silver Creek leaves one injured. Crimewatch
  • Man charged in January B.B. gun shooting spree on Cedartown's Main Street gets four years in prison. Polk
  • Community leaders form new 'Coalition for the Care of our Community's Children' to help end child neglect and abuse in Rome-Floyd County. C4
  • Sondra Wilkins named 2015 Volunteer of the Year for Rome Council of Volunteer Administrators. Volunteer
  • Across the Coosa Valley: RHS wins Berry Math competition, Cartersville Water Department update, Gordon Hospital names Extra Mile Award winner, New exhibits at Bartow Museum and Rockmart Arts Center. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: Report: Georgia lags in public health spending. Health
  • Jobs: GDOL to help North Georgia Staffing hire 50 workers for plants in Rockmart and Rome. Jobs
  • Weekend: No Excuses 5K/10K/Walk, GNTC plant sale, Rome International Festival, Starving Artists Expo and Steeplechase. Calendar
  • Georgia Highland's bachelor of Nursing program receives official accreditation. GHC
  • Smile Report: Berry Student selected for 2015 Jersey Youth Academy. Smile Report
  • Obituaries: Services today for Jewell Walls. Also remembering Ronald De Leon, Cora Ingle and Ruby Jane McLain. Obits
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves top Augusta, 6-3.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves beat Toronto, 8-7.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests Monday include:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Northwest Health District Immunizations Coordinator Janet Eberhart on National Infant Immunization Week
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Latest updates on ex-schools maintenance chief. New warehouse due in Cartersville; another closing. Guth named AD at Darlington. Busy weekend agenda; wet weekend as well. Obituaries. Latest local sports updates.

For continuing news, sports and weather updates, please stay with www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Wet weekend ahead with highs in the mid 70s.

Headlines:

  • Floyd Schools: More on Derry Richardson's Floyd holdings, ongoing investigations and updates for volunteer school leaders.
  • Eddie Guth returning to Darlington as athletics director; was with Tigers from 1984-1994. Darlington
  • Huntsman Corp. closing Cartersville location, two others; 120 jobs lose overall.
  • Pattillo Industrial Real Estate to build a 265,000-square-foot speculative building in Cartersville Business Park. Business
  • Busy Monday evening ahead for Rome's Alcohol Control Commission. Alcohol
  • Politics: Tuck announces run for congress. Tea Party meets Tuesday. Politics
  • Weekend: Jeans for Justice is Friday. Clydesdales on Broad. GNTC plant sale. Concert benefiting Family Resource Center. Steeplechase. Calendar
  • New signs designate Rome as a Purple Heart City. Purple
  • Across the Coosa Valley: The Good News Edition. RHS rocks math. Student art at Booth. Helping Polk pets. Gordon's Relay for Life. Coosa Valley
  • Smile Report: Shorter honors students during annual Awards Day. Smile
  • 7 Georgia Northwestern students win gold, silver medals at SkillsUSA State Championships. GNTC
  • Darlington's Chad Woods to be baccalaureate speaker May 15; alum Jere Drummond to address commencement May 16. Graduation
  • Georgia Health News: President and CEO of state's nursing home association resigns. GHN
  • Obituaries: Services Sunday for accident victim Cory A. Coots. Remembering Jean Baird, Ronald De Leon, Cora Ingle, Ruby McLain, Doyle Sprayberry, Jewell Walls. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 1-0 to Augusta; rematch tonight.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Baseball and tennis.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Shorter to host track and field tournament. Berry grad signs with Silverbacks.
  • Atlanta Braves were off Thursday; open series tonight in Toronto.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests today include:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Melissa Hunter, District Epidemiologist and STD Program Director for Public Health, on STD Awareness Month.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: East Rome Elementary teacher Gary Jones, one of 10 finalists for Georgia's Teacher of the Year.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Maintenance chief, his home focal point of schools' investigation. Jefferson's coming to Cedartown. Local work force stays the same in March, up 300 jobs vs. same month last year. Turf's up (down?) at Berry's Valhalla stadium. Rainy weekend?

Continuing news, weather and sports updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Soggy weekend possible; thunderstorms as well.

Headlines:

  • Ex-maintenance chief Derry Richardson, his $220,000 home are becoming a focal point in the widening Floyd Schools investigation. Scandal
  • Jefferson's growing again in Northwest Georgia; Cedartown restaurant due by July 1. Jefferson's
  • Work force stays the same in March but up 300 jobs from a year earlier. Jobless claims down in Floyd, Polk, Chattooga; up in Bartow, Gordon counties.
  • Chamber committees get schooled on new Coosa High campus. Coosa
  • Exchange Club Family Resource Center delays Jim Bishop golf tournament to May 1; concert still set for Friday at the Brewhouse. Updates
  • Across the Coosa Valley: Day camp during spring break. Cass remembers fallen coach. Jail and Bail in Cedartown. Coosa Valley
  • Public Health urging community to get children immunized as part of National Infant Immunization Week. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Wellness now the 'watchword' at many workplaces. GHN
  • Obituaries: Services Saturday for Nancy Florence Walker. Notice for Jean Baird. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves' Wednesday game with Savannah postponed; Braves start road trip today in Augusta.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves fall 6-2 to Marlins; off today.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests today include:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Jeff Thompson, Floyd's Director of Respiratory Therapy, talks about the 2015 pollen season.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ann Hortman on the Clocktower Classic handcycling competition returning to Rome/Floyd County a week from today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's next as Floyd County Schools scandal explodes. More rain on the way. Lake Winnie hiring 100 seasonal workers. Obituaries. Latest local sports. Public Health restaurant scores.

Continuing news, weather and sports updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

70% chance of more rain today – and we'll see showers throughout Monday.

Headlines:

  • As Floyd County Schools scandal explodes, a look at what come next: arrests are expected -- and perhaps a major shakeup. Floyd Schools
  • Lake Winnepesaukah hiring 100 for new season and state Labor Department to help April 21. Lake Winnie
  • Across the Coosa Valley: GHC's military fun day. Bartow museum's Lincoln lecture. Gordon parking deck almost done. New swings in Cedartown. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: State shelves attempt to coordinate care of Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly, disabled. GHN
  • 17th edition of First Friday concerts in downtown Rome to include two block parties. First Friday
  • Smile Report: Georgia Highlands College celebrates 43rd Annual Honors Assembly. Smile
  • Saint Mary's Youth Ministry's yard sale April 25. Del Tackett to speak at 2015 Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast. Updates
  • Yanmar America Agriculture donates use of tractor with loader to Berry College Student Enterprises. Business
  • Obituaries: Remembering Doris Jacqueline 'Jackie' Miller, Mary Will Carmichael, Ruth Rebecca 'Becky' Davis Dickey. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves win 2-0 in another rain-shortened game.Next game 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium vs. Savannah.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Lots of baseball.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Rome Tennis Academy announces junior Rome circuit rankings for April.
  • Wednesday proclaimed Georgia Highlands College Day as community celebrates final four basketball appearance
  • Atlanta Braves fall 8-2 to Miami. Today at home vs. Marlins, 12:15 p.m. start.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests today include:

  • At 7:40 a.m. The latest on the Shorter Hawks athletics program.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Lindsey Howerton and Allison Watters on the foster care crisis in Northwest Georgia.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Either Shannen Ferry or David Warren on Georgia Northwestern Technical College's plant sale this Friday and Saturday at the Rome campus.