Saturday, November 17, 2018

Broad Street building sells, Colosseum Escape Rooms expanding. Rome-Floyd Development Authority meeting Tuesday to discuss future. Abrams ends her run for Governor. Search underway for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children. Frost advisory this morning. Busy weekend guide. Five local teams advance to state football quarterfinals.

MORNING EDITION
 
Business: Broad Street building sold as tenants, Colosseum Escape Rooms, expanding by end of year. Rome-Floyd County Development Authority schedule Tuesday meeting to discuss future of entity. Business
 
Search underway for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth as Carol Willis set to retire in March 2019. Search
 
Politics: Stacey Abrams ends run against Brian Kemp for Governor, but doesn't concede. Next up: Runoff on Dec. 4 for Secretary of State, Public Service Commission. Politics
 
Gordon Sheriff: Fugitive arrested, deputies assaulted with firearms. Shots fired, but no one injured. Gordon
 
Education: Woodland High Marching Band participating in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Honors for Berry communications students and Viking Fusion. Education
 
Weekend Guide: Optimist Club's pancake breakfast returns Saturday. Downtown Holiday Open House and Candy Cane Hunt. Plus 7 other events. Weekend
 
Buzz: Salvation Army's Coat Drive begins Nov. 23-Dec.21. Blood Assurance blood drive on Black Friday. Chieftains Museum to celebrate 200 years in 2019. Buzz
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Frost advisory this morning followed by sunshine, high near 62. A repeat on Sunday. Forecast
 
Obituaries: Mr. Gary Le Jackson, Mr. Terry James, Sr. and Mrs. Roberta B. Wood. 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:  Your first look at four homes in Rome and Armuchee, priced from $159,900 to $449,000. Open Houses
 

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

High school football playoffs: Rome, Darlington, Rockmart, Cartersville and Calhoun all advance to quarterfinals.
 
Berry hosts Maryville, 12 p.m. in NCAA Division III playoff.
 
College football:
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Links to local college basketball schedules, men's and women's.
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is today.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. Dec. 6 banquet keynote speaker: Former Model High and Berry University standout Michelle Abernathy Lane.
 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
 
We'll be back Monday with our guests:
 
8:40 a.m. Steve Miller, chair of Floyd County's elections board, and Floyd's new elections chief, Robert Brady, on what's next for voters including the Dec. 4 runoff and, for some, the Dec. 18 election to select a new representative for House District 14.

 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Closer look at Tuesday's county/city blitz to OK new economic development plan. Weather: Overnight freeze, potential black ice, swollen rivers. Politics: Governor's race, special House election, what's next. High school football playoff scores start at 7:30 tonight. Weekend guide.

MORNING EDITION
 
Closer look: In under 12 hours, Rome and Floyd leaders rushed to change economic development procedures. The county did so without advance notice to the community; an angry exchange at the City Commission caucus stalled a vote there. Closer look
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freeze warning continues this morning following cold Thursday. Watch for black ice this morning. Warming trend begins today. Plus: When will waterways crest? Weather
 
Georgia governor's race: Latest on absentee ballot counts; deadline is 5 this evening. Deal orders flags at half staff on Saturday in honor of Rep. Meadows. GOP's Rome office open through runoff. Floyd elections chair, new clerk on Hometown Radio Monday. Politics
 
Finally, special election set to replace state Rep. Christian Coomer -- and it will be Dec. 18 and not part of the runoff. House 14
 
Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner. Business
 
Weekend Guide: Optimist Club's pancake breakfast returns Saturday. Berry vs. Maryville to open NCAA DIII football playoffs. Plus nine other events. Weekend
 
Obituaries: Mrs. Deborah Ann Atkins, Mr. Gary Jackson. 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:  Your first look at four homes in Rome and Armuchee, priced from $159,900 to $449,000. Posts by 3 this afternoon. 

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

What you need to know about Saturday's Berry vs. Maryville game at Valhalla; tickets now on sale; gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Chilly but dry forecast for tonight's high school playoffs.
 
Scoreboard begins around 7:30 p.m. Also, check us on Facebook @hometownheadlines, @bartowheadlines or on Twitter @hometown or @bartowheadlines.
John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion.
College football:
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Links to local college basketball schedules, men's and women's.
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. Dec. 6 banquet keynote speaker: Former Model High and Berry University standout Michelle Abernathy Lane. 
 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
 
No Hometown Radio today. We'll be back Monday with our guests:
 
8:40 a.m. Steve Miller, chair of Floyd County's elections board, and Floyd's new elections chief, Robert Brady, on what's next for voters including the Dec. 4 runoff and, for some, the Dec. 18 election to select a new representative for House District 14.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Updates on rainfall, flood concerns following second storm system. Latest on the governor's race. October was a big month for home sales in Northwest Georgia. Tickets on sale for Berry football playoff opener Saturday.

MORNING EDITION
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Updates on flood watches and warnings following another soggy night in Northwest Georgia. Very cold day ahead. Weather
 
Business: October home sales hit 110, up 25% vs. same month last year, according to the Greater Rome Board of Realtors. Bartow, Gordon counties also report sales increases. Home sales
 
Georgia governor's race: The latest vote count and updates on legal challenges. What the Abrams and Kemp campaigns are saying. How to check your provisional vote.  AJC's Jim Galloway on Hometown Radio at 8:40 a.m. Politics
 
Robert Brady named new elections clerk for Floyd County; starts work today. Also: Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) new House Majority Whip. Elections
 
Weekend Guide: Optimist Club's pancake breakfast returns Saturday. Berry vs. Maryville to open NCAA DIII football playoffs. Plus 11 other events. Weekend
 
Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education Program seeks volunteers. How you can help. Education
 
Obituaries:  Ms. Mary Sue Adams, Mr. William Eugene "Bill" Findley. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining 
 
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
 

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

What you need to know about Saturday's Berry vs. Maryville game at Valhalla; tickets now on sale.
 
Chilly but dry forecast for Friday night's high school playoffs.
 

John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion.

 
College football:
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
 
Links to local college basketball schedules, men's and women's.
 
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. Dec. 6 banquet keynote speaker: Former Model High and Berry University standout Michelle Abernathy Lane.
 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
 
8:10 a.m. Berry College Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Hoyt with a preview of tonight's presentation of  "The Zuber Cemetery: The Living History of an African-American Cemetery" in Shannon at 6:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium at Berry College.
 
8:40 a.m. Jim Galloway, the AJC's political insider, on the Kemp-Abrams vote count struggles, the Dec. 4 runoff and what's next in Campaign 2018.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Another 1.25 inches of rain due today; latest flood warnings, watches. New economic development plan mirrors Bartow's -- minus I-75. Updates on the governor's race as vote tightens a bit. Remembering state Rep. John Meadows.

MORNING EDITION
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Here we go again -- another 1.25 inches of rain due today. Latest on watches and warnings. Continuing coverage at Weather
 
Business: Floyd's economic development push to copy Bartow's (minus I-75). Responsibility for luring new jobs shifts directly to city, county commissioners under new format. Business
 
Georgia governor's race: Provisional votes inch Kemp, Abrams closer with deadline set for Friday. How to check your provisional ballot. Latest updates. Politics
 
Remembering state Rep. John Meadows,  R-Calhoun, who just won a new term last week. Meadows
 
Calhoun man dies in accident on I-75 South early Tuesday. Fatality
 
Free parking on floors 2-4 in the Third Avenue deck beginning Friday through the Christmas season. Parking
 
Buzz: Property taxes due Thursday; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne on Hometown Radio at 8:40 a.m. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019. Buzz
 
Education: Shannon's historic Zuber Cemetery topic of Berry College presentation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Evans Auditorium. Education
 
Obituaries: Nellie Virginia Fulton Johnson. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
 
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
 
 
 

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

Season-ending local soccer report.
John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion.
College football:
-Berry hosts Maryville in first round of NCAA Playoffs on Saturday. Noon kickoff.
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
 
Links to local college basketball schedules, men's and women's.
 
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium. Dec. 6 banquet keynote speaker: Former Model High and Berry University standout Michelle Abernathy Lane.
 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
 
7:40 a.m. State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, on the special session called by Gov. Nathan Deal to address storm recovery efforts in South Georgia and the fuel tax break for Delta and other air carriers.
 
8:10 a.m. Capt. Jason Smith of the Salvation Army of Rome on the Can-A-Thon 2018 at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Friday, Nov. 30, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
8:40 a.m. Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne on our 2018 property taxes due to his office by Thursday.

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Latest on heavy rains, aftermath in Northwest Georgia. More is on the way. Kobe Steaks & Sushi due in Cartersville. State records first flu death of new season; 151 dies in Georgia last year. Football playoffs this weekend: 7 high school plus Berry College.

MORNING EDITION
 
Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: The latest on the aftermath of Monday's two to three inches of rainfall on Northwest Georgia -- and what's next. Weather
 
Dining: Kobe Steak & Sushi coming to Cartersville's red-hot Main Street corridor. Dining
 
Health: Georgia records first flu death of 2018-19 season. Last year, 151 deaths were recorded here, more than three times the past three seasons combined. Flu
 
Obituaries: Mr. Juan Ambris, Charles William Atkins, Mr. Willie G. Manuel, Mrs. Elsie Mae Owens Quinn, Mrs. Georgia Ragland, Eunice Lorraine Hubert Vinson. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores will resume Wednesday morning. The agency was closed Monday for the holiday. Dining 
 
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties sponsored by Living Proof Recovery. Crimewatch
 

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.

Playoffs weekend in Northwest Georgia seven high school teams still in the hunt and the Berry Vikings at home for the opening round of the NCAA D3 game.
 
John McClellan high school football playoff picks: Wins for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart; rough night for Darlington, Chattooga, Trion. McClellan
College football:
-Berry hosts Maryville in first round of NCAA Playoffs on Saturday. Noon kickoff.
-Georgia Bulldogs: At home vs. Massachusetts, Saturday, 4 p.m., SEC Network
-Georgia Tech: At home vs. Virginia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
 
Links to local college basketball schedules, men's and women's.
 
Community:
-Harbin Clinic Turkey Trot 5K and Health Wobble benefiting United Way of Bartow County is Saturday.
-Dec. 8: Registration is under way for the annual #JamieStrong Rome Half Marathon to be held at State Mutual Stadium.
 
 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
 
7:40 a.m. State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, on the special session called by Gov. Nathan Deal to address storm recovery efforts in South Georgia and the fuel tax break for Delta and other air carriers.
 
8:10 a.m. Lincee Powell and Kristin Strickland on the YMCA's Turkey Tri at the Y set for Saturday where individuals and teams can compete in a 10-minute swim, 20 minutes spinning on a hike and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Cost: $35 for members, $55 for nonmembers and for teams, $20 per person.