Sunday, July 15, 2018

Construction on new Love's Truck Stop in Calhoun to begin soon; Projected opening Spring with 70 new jobs. Morrison Campground celebrating 150 years of revivals this week. MarsFest coming to Tellus. Homespun Festival returns July 20-21. Rain, storms possible today and into next week. Sports updates.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

Business: Construction on new Love's Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; Projected opening in Spring 2019 with up to 70 jobs. Business

 

Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of "old fashioned arbor-style" revivals. Morrison

 

Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington's Yearbook. Polk County's Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart. Buzz

 

Politics: Final week of advance voting begins Monday. League of Women Voters and Rome TEA Party meet this week. Politics

 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 50% rain chance today, heat index near 98. Scattered storms possible all week. Forecast

 

Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, Clarence Willis "Boobie" Ivey, Sr., and Lois Virginia Bennett Riner. Obituaries

 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

 

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

 

Advertising
Hardy Realty's open house gallery for today: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500. Open Houses
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves fall 6-1 at Augusta in first of four game series. Game 2 tonight at 5:05 p.m.
 
Cartersville High's football reserved seats on sale Monday.
 
Links to:
-High school football schedules.
-Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
 
7:40 a.m. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on the Church Safety and Security Summit set for Aug. 25 at The Forum.
 
8:10 a.m. Ben Lord of Berry College Student Enterprises on next Saturday's annual farmer's market.
 
8:40 a.m. Kenna Baker and Dan Bevels from Floyd Medical Center on Tuesday's active shooter drill set for State Mutual Stadium
 
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

 

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sheriff Burkhalter says dismissing Tom Caldwell "hardest decision" while in office. Church Safety and Security Summit planned Aug. 25. Cartersville man gets 25 years in child porn case. Rome man sentenced on federal drug charges. Update on The Lofts on Broad. Rain expected this weekend. Sports updates.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

Tom Caldwell, on Hometown Radio Friday, denied campaigning on duty allegations that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, in a Facebook post, calls it the 'hardest decision' he's had to make in office.  Politics 

Church Safety and Security Summit, offered for free by the sheriff's office and partners, set for Aug. 25 at The Forum. Summit 

25 years in federal prison for Cartersville man who authorities say coerced his minor girlfriend to share obscene photos of her siblings. Prison

Rome man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison following conviction on charges of  intent to distribute at least 50 grams of meth. Courts

Buzz: The lumber and the Lofts along Broad Street. The Great Valley Expo returns July 20-21. Buzz

Education: Floyd County Schools to again offer students, breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks at no charge. Education

Health: Floyd volunteers from three hospitals make record $285,000 gift. Floyd

Politics: Advance voting today in Bartow only. Voting resumes Monday in Floyd, Gordon and Polk. 89 ballots cast in Floyd on Friday. Politics

 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain possible all weekend with 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms, heat index near 99 today. Forecast

Obituaries: Gloria Jean Chastain, Mrs. Connie Ruth Allen Culberson, Mr. Clarence Willis Ivey, Sr., Mrs. Lillian Eloise "Toot" Ledford and Miss Geraldine Rice. Obituaries

 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Advertising
Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500. Open Houses
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves drop both games of doubleheader at Greenville on Friday. Next up: Four games at Augusta.

City of Cedartown honors Nick Chubb.

Links to:
-High school football schedules.
-Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
-Cartersville High football reserved seats go on sale Monday, July 16.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:
 
7:40 a.m. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on the Church Safety and Security Summit set for Aug. 25 at The Forum.
 
8:10 a.m. Ben Lord of Berry College Student Enterprises on next Saturday's annual farmer's market.
 
8:40 a.m. Kenna Baker and Dan Bevels from Floyd Medical Center on Tuesday's active shooter drill set for State Mutual Stadium
 
 

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 13, 2018

Updates on what's next for West Rome. Local Air Force vet who lost a leg in a motorcycle crash mastering culinary arts at Georgia Northwestern. New Love's Travel Stop to feature Burger King, Subway. Rain returns today-Sunday

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

 

Business: So what's next for West Rome? As Salvation Army's Family Store prepares for Gala Plaza move, a look at some hot spots for new tenants. West Rome 

 

 

 

Buzz: Rome Realtors sold 101 houses last month. Also: May sales reports for Bartow, Gordon counties. Love's coming to Gordon County -- with Burger King, Subway. Twice Is Nice sale returns in August. Buzz

 

 

 

Rome Air Force vet rises from horrific motorcycle accident in Cartersville to master the culinary arts at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Sedric Floyd

 

 

 

Politics: Advance voting continues with 73 ballots cast in Floyd on Thursday. In 2014 runoff, 839 votes were cast (we're at 477 with six days to go). Vote 

 

 

 

Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed tonight, Saturday. Traffic

 

 

 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Up to an inch of rain possible today through Monday. Only good news: Upper 80s on Saturday. Weather

 

 

 

Obituaries: Mrs. Katheryn Lynn Groover, Mr. Jerry Lee Fowler, Noah Matthew Williams. Obituaries

 

 

 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Advertising

 

Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500. Posting at 3 this afternoon. 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves wrap up Greenville trip tonight; next: four games in Augusta.
 
Shriner Night at the Rome Braves is July 26.
 
Braves' playoff tickets now on sale (first home game Sept. 7)
 
Berry College Vikings ranked no. 22 in D3 preseason football poll.
 
Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
Links to:
-High school football schedules.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.
 

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

7:10 a.m. County Commission Vice Chairman Scotty Hancock and Commissioner Wright Bagby on what exactly the county has in mind for the millage rate.
 
7:40 a.m. Sheriff's candidate Tom Caldwell on what's next following his exit from the sheriff's office -- and his continuing campaign for that position in 2020.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

 

 

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Almost $465,000 contributed in local House, Senate races so far. Minor change for East Lindale precinct July 24. Ground broken for large Bartow rug company. Health updates. Another day of 100-degree heat index readings.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

Politics: If campaign contributions were votes, it would be a Republican landslide in local House, Senate races. Politics

Politics: Advance voting continues with 52 ballots cast in Floyd on Wednesday. Democratic state school superintendent candidates due in town this evening. Minor change for East Lindale precinct voters on July 24. Voting

Business: Loloi Rugs breaks ground on 647,000-square-foot campus off Old Cass-White Road. Loloi

Health: Harbin Clinic Imaging Cartersville now offers 3D mammography with the latest imaging technology and added comfort features. Health

Rome Police: 187 accidents last month, down 10%. Top cause: Following too closely. Accidents

Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27). Health

Health: Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare. Floyd 

Update: East Rome Beverage Center closed today, to open Friday at new 8,000-square-foot store also off Dean Avenue. Beverage

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More triple-digit heat today -- and then a round of normal temperatures (90). Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Audrey Mize Brooks, Mrs. Polly Ann Westbrook Floyd, Mrs. Teresa Gail Teal Izell, Roy Wayne Johnston, Mrs. Jewell Lenora Kail, Mr. William Gurney "Billy" Lemming. 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 continue road trip in Greenville tonight.
 
Tickets on sale for Rome, Calhoun games at Corky Kell Classic on Aug. 16 at Barron Stadium.
 
Links to:
-High school football schedules.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.
 

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

7:10 a.m. Inside today's local headlines.
 
7:40 a.m. Major Loyd Kerns, who runs the Salvation Army's Family Store on Second Avenue, will have updates on the move to the new West Rome location.
 
8:10 a.m. Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center in Rome on evaluating your sales results, and how and why they changed from a year ago.

 

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rite Aid on Maple Avenue closing; other local stores to become Walgreen's. Wreck snarls traffic to, from Red Top; wipes out water service for some residents. Heat index of 100-plus again today. Advance voting for runoff continues.

Our only deadline is when news breaks. Free updates all day at Hometown Headlines

 

Business: Rite Aid closing Maple Avenue store; prescriptions transferring to Walgreen's near Floyd.  Other locations being rebranded as Walgreen's. Business

Wreck ruptures water main on bridge to Red Top Mountain; outage for some Acworth customers. Update 

Buzz: 'As Time Goes By' garden proposed for Clocktower's Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome. Buzz

Politics: Advance voting continues with 68 ballots cast in Floyd on Tuesday. Plus: Political notes. Politics

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another triple-digit heat index due today; no break from the low 90s throughout the weekend. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Stephen "Steve" Loyd McBurnett. 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 open seven-game road trip tonight in Greenville.
 
New look for Georgia High School Association website.
 
New cheer coach at Shorter; new soccer players for Berry.
 

Links to:

-High school football schedules.
-Fall openers for Berry, Shorter football plus schedules.
-Practice is about to begin for the Atlanta Falcons.
 
Community:
-Details on the Aug. 18 Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K & 2 mile Health Walk.
-The 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk is Sept.  29; help pick the five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge.
 

 

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

7:10 a.m. Inside today's local headlines.
 
7:40 a.m. Joyce T. Heames, Dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College, on the MBA program and what's available for this fall.
 
8:40 a.m. Dr. Willie Green III, Floyd County's Supervisor of Elections & Registration, on the primary runoff and what we can expect now through election day, July 24.