Thursday, September 20, 2018

Opening bid for SunTrust building is $1.1 million; what's the potential? Update on Riverside/Turner McCall arrest. August employment report. Floyd goes 'west' again. Weekend: Beer fest, fall bazaar, 'One Table.' High of 94 today.

Business: With a $1.1 million opening bid already set, who's lining up for October's online auction of the SunTrust campus on Second Avenue? Business

High school graduation rates for the class of 2018 are out. Gordon Central had the best average; Cedartown High the lowest. Graduation 

Your first look at latest employment trends. Plus: Who's hiring in Northwest Georgia. Jobs

Lawrence Plantation's Weekend Guide: 10 events this weekend from fall bazaar to One Community United's One Table to the beer festival and more. Weekend

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another sizzler -- 94 later today. Relief possible by Tuesday with a high of 84. Weather

Florence relief: RomeGaCares receives 330 buckets for relief kits. Donations sought to fill those kits with critically needed supplies. RomeGaCares 

Buzz: Realtors sold 105 homes last month but down 3.7% from 2017. CBRI's harvest moon paddle is Monday night. Suicide Prevention Coalition vigil is Sept. 27. Buzz 

Campaign watch:  Floyd Democrats host 'Georgia Giants' dinner Friday; guest speaker lieutenant governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico.  Brian Kemp due Oct. 2. Voter registration drive is Tuesday at the library. Politics 

Health: Floyd opening primary care office in Piedmont, Ala.; Farrah Gardner to lead the office. Health

Obituaries: Mrs. Dorsie Mae Black, Mr. Robert Lee Boice Sr., James Thomas 'Jamie' Hughes, Mrs. Sheila Ann Rose Lancaster, Mrs. Renita Lynn Osburn Robinson. Obituaries 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

John McClellan's picks for Friday's games.
-Schedule and radio broadcasts.
 
Berry, Shorter, Georgia on the road Saturday; Georgia Tech home vs. Clemson. College football:
-Berry at Centre, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Shorter at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Georgia at Missouri, noon Saturday.
-Georgia Tech at home Saturday vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
 
Community:
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.
 
Falcons host Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday.
 

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

7:40 a.m. John Parker, Floyd County Schools' Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer, on how all four county high schools scored graduation rates of 93 percent to 97.9 percent. That put Floyd in the top 40 school systems in the state.
 
8:10 a.m. Kristi Kent, Director of Communications for the city of Rome, joins us to discuss the recent smoking survey that had nearly 1,300 responses, including 400 additional comments added to the survey results.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Georgia Baptist audit shows 1,300-student drop for Shorter; $16 million in cuts; $16 million in debt owed now through 2022. Gordon sheriff: Meth distributor, 78, busted. Updates on Turner McCrawl repaving. After deadly 2017-18 season, flu shots begin.

Audit of Shorter University shows 1,300-student loss over five years; $16 million in overall staff, operating cuts; combined long-term debt of $16.5 million due for repayment now through 2022. Shorter

Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a 'major methamphetamine distributor.' Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators. Arrest

Latest updates on Turner McCall as repaving continues. Some tips on avoiding the backup and a detour map. Traffic

Health: Public Health offering flu shots as new season begins. Last season, 145 people in Georgia -- including at least five here -- died because of the illness. Flu

Politics: Floyd Democrats host 'Georgia Giants' dinner Friday; guest speaker lieutenant governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico. Attorney General Chris Carr at GOP headquarters today. Politics

Georgia DOT: 10.8-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in Bartow County to be repaved for $3.2 million. Bartow

Buzz: Firefighters conducting hydrant flows in Horseleg area today-Friday. Free day at Oak Hill Saturday. Three Rivers Singers start new season Oct. 14. Buzz 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No real break in the heat until next week; we could see 93 today. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Leon Diamond, Mrs. Ruth R. Jones (104), Mrs. Bonnell Wallace Wright, Ms. Mildred Wyley. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

Rome Braves name pitcher, position players of the year.
 
Division III honors for Berry's Bryson Lamboy.
 
Falcons host Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday.
 
John McClellan's high school picks for the week.
 
College football:
-Berry at Centre, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Shorter at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Georgia at Missouri, noon Saturday.
-Georgia Tech at home Saturday vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
 
Community:
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.
 

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

8:10 a.m. Erica Simpson with the Rome Beer Festival on what to expect this Saturday and where those proceeds are applied by the Rome Area Council for the Arts.
 
8:40 a.m. Keith Beauchamp of KB Aerial Imaging talks about his travels to the saturated Carolinas with David Parker and Parker Systems as they worked on key recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence.

 

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who's been appointed to state Court of Appeal. Politics

 

Business: Next round of openings around Cartersville's sizzling Main Street just about ready: Chick-fil-A, Discount Tire by October; urgent care early next year. Business 

 

Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown. Life spans

 

Buzz: Honors for Berry's 'eagle lady,' Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning. Buzz 

 

Education: 160 colleges, universities pack Darlington's annual College Fair Monday. Two authors with ties to Georgia Northwestern release new books.  Education

 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83. Weather

 

Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Carter Jr., Mr. Michael Paul Farr, Mrs. Bobbie Frances Landry, Mrs. Betty Sue Williams Martin, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Robert Jeffery Stansell, Blanche Sworden. Obituaries

 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

 

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

Weekly soccer report.
 
Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today.
 
Updates from Berry College.
 
Falcons host Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday.
College football:
-Berry at Centre, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Shorter at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
-Georgia at Missouri, noon Saturday.
-Georgia Tech at home Saturday vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Community:
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Christa Jackson and Kristina Maddux on Saint Mary's Catholic School's fall bazaar this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

A year later, relatives, colleagues to honor slain Polk Detective Kristen Hearne. Don Neo's opens on Broad Street Friday. Follow Parker Systems' crews into the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. RomeGaCares opens at 10 a.m. John McClellan's high school football picks; latest rankings. Falcons win. Georgia no. 2 in Top 25.

One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trail. Remembrance
 
Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in downtown Rome on Friday as the popular West Rome food truck adds expanded menu, service. Don Neo
 
GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May. Shooting
 
Follow Parker Systems as crew, convoy arrive in storm-stricken Carolinas to help repair communications network.  Parker Systems 
 
Florence relief: RomeGaCares to accept donations starting at 10 a.m. Monday. Relief
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to 90 or warmer starting Tuesday. Weather 
 
Obituaries:  Ms. Shelia Brown, Mr. Nolain Cunningham, Mr. Philip J. Smith Jr. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday morning. Dining
 
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

John McClellan's for 14 games this weekend: 1-point win for Darlington; Cartersville by 29 over Cedartown; Rome by 30-plus over Cass; Ws for Pepperell, Model;  easy Calhoun, Rockmart wins, too. McClellan
 
Cartersville climbs to no. 2 in latest 4A rankings. Also: 5A Rome, 3A Calhoun remain in first; Darlington is no. 4 (A private); Rockmart is no. 5 (2A). Rankings
 
Georgia climbs to no. 2 in AP Top 25; Alabama no. 1; Clemson drops to third.
 
Falcons get first win of the season vs. Panthers; host Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday.
 
At 3-0, Berry Vikings rise to no. 17 in the DIII football poll just out.
 
College football:
Berry at Centre, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Shorter at Valdosta State, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Georgia at Missouri, noon Saturday.
Georgia Tech at home Saturday vs. Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Community:
-Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.
 

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

 
7:40 a.m. Kent Howard and Greg Cater from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the 2018 edition of Fields of Faith coming to Barron Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
 
8:10 a.m. Jim Alred of Harbin Clinic with the latest on this year's Harbin Hero Hustle and how you can take part on Sept. 29 -- and help one of five local nonprofits win an extra $1,000.
 
8:40 a.m. Shane Hendrix, the environmental health manager at the Floyd County Health Department, on the Sept. 22 rabies clinic at the health department.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

'Cops for Kids' softball tournament draws regional support for Special Olympics. Streaking: Local football teams have notable streaks going. How you can help with Hurricane Florence relief. Some rain, wind gusts possible today. Weekend guide: Arts festival, Puppy Plunge and more.

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Floyd Sheriff's 'Cops for Kids' softball tournament brings together law enforcement, first responders from around the region to support Special Olympics. Softball

Streaking! From 132 consecutive regional wins to a 31-game losing skid, several Northwest Georgia teams have some notable streaks going. Streaks

Living Proof's Recover Rome clean-up event hits the jackpot. Recover Rome

Florence relief: RomeGaCares to accept donations starting at 10 a.m. Monday. Blood Assurance open in Cartersville today for blood donations. Florence

Lawrence Plantation's Weekend Guide: Art Festival at Rose Lawn, independence fiesta and puppy plunge today. Look ahead at Sept. 21-23 events. Weekend

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 40% rain chance, cooler temps and wind gusts up to 15 mph possible today. Latest on Tropical Storm Florence. Forecast

Obituaries: John Alonzo Sturgeon and Mr. David Wharton. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch

 

 


Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports.

College football:
-Berry tops Rhodes, 42-35.
-Shorter falls 51-7 at West Florida.
-Georgia over Middle Tennessee, 49-7.
-Georgia Tech loses at Pittsburgh, 24-19.
 
Atlanta Falcons host Carolina this afternoon.
 
Latest high school football rankings will post later today.
Community:
--Results from Saturday's Roman Rumble 5K.
--Harbin Hero Hustle is Sept. 29.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
 
7:40 a.m. Kent Howard and Greg Cater from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on the 2018 edition of Fields of Faith coming to Barron Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
 
8:10 a.m. Jim Alred of Harbin Clinic with the latest on this year's Harbin Hero Hustle and how you can take part on Sept. 29 -- and help one of five local nonprofits win an extra $1,000.
 
8:40 a.m. Shane Hendrix, the environmental health manager at the Floyd County Health Department, on the Sept. 22 rabies clinic at the health department.
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder