Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bekaert progressing 'slowly.' Corbin to head tech colleges. 2 new food trucks to visit Rome. Parade updates. Cooler, 57 today.

Where Greater Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Cooler, high of 57 with sunny skies; 50% rain chance overnight.

Headlines:

  • The latest on recovery efforts at the stricken Bekaert plant in Rome. Updates
  • Rome's Gretchen Corbin nominated by Deal to lead the Technical College System of Georgia. Corbin
  • As parade's grand marshal announced, Rome just about ready for Christmas season. Parade
  • Two new trucks at Chow Town Park Saturday (we'll be ready to eat again by then, right?) Two Thanksgiving restaurant options. Foodies
  • Bartow Today: Cartersville's business district part of National Register of Historic Places. Churches plan special dinner, entertainment. Details
  • Keith Mickler: 'Custom deluxe' tips on selection, care and recycling of Christmas trees. Mickler
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Christmas events in Northwest Georgia this season. Parades, performances and more.  Christmas
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • John McCellan's high school football playoff picks: Cartersville to win by one point; Calhoun moves to semis with 8-point victory.
  • Greene's Jewelers, Inc. continues tradition of honoring local high school students at the college bowl games -- first at NAIA and now at the NCCAA Victory Bowl held Saturday at Barron Stadium. Jackson Abercrombie presented Tyler Dean, a student at Model High School, and Molly Van Kleef, a student at Coosa High School, with the Greene's Jewelers 2014 Game Plan 4 LIFE Student-Athlete Character Award.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Weekly soccer updates.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Coming Friday, Norman's picks to lose on college football's rivalry weekend.

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  • Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department on Christmas shopping online and in-person. What to watch for and why.
  • Mark Jenkins of AAA about Thanksgiving travel, gas prices and the winter outlook.

Monday, November 24, 2014

34-year retail vet Mike Barger on how Black Friday has changed. RNT sale to Marietta a done deal? Downtown updates. John McClellan's high school picks. Gas prices down again. Clearing skies, high of 67

Where Greater Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid 60s, mostly clear skies today; low of 35 tonight.

Headlines:

  • Over 34 years, Kmart manager Mike Barger has seen all the Black Friday shopping 'transformations.' Business
  • Barring additional bidders, bankruptcy court basically OK's Marietta deal to purchase Rome News, News Publishing. Media
  • Downtown Rome's dazzling Saturday shows why there's lots of interest in, around Broad Street in 2015. Downtown
  • Renovations, updates at St. Peter's Episcopal Church reach for the sky. St. Peter's
  • Thanksgiving travel will be a bit less costly as gas prices continue to drop. $2.55 in Calhoun area. Pumped
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Next posting Tuesday morning. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Christmas events in Northwest Georgia this season. Parades, performances and more.  Christmas
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • John McCellan's high school football playoff picks: Cartersville to win by one point; Calhoun moves to semis with 8-point victory.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Coming Friday.
  • Falcons lose to Browns, drop to 4-7.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • U.S. Rep.-elect Barry Loudermilk on what's ahead as he prepares for Washington politics.
  • Tim Herrington, Floyd County's newly named emergency management director, on his new duties.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stormy Sunday ahead with up to 1-inch of rainfall expected. Week ahead: Rome City Commission to extend Ledbetter agreement, Floyd County Commission holding public hearing on Coosa Ridge rezoning, Thanksgiving preparations. Octane Sound moving to Calhoun. S

Where Greater Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • 100% rain chance today. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., widespead rain and scattered thunderstorms are possible, some could be strong to severe with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Highest risk for severe weather is south from LaGrange to Warrenton line. Look for up to 1-inch or more in rainfall in NW Georgia.

    Headlines:

    • Week ahead: Rome City to extend agreement with Ledbetter on Riverside property, Floyd County Commission to hold public hearing on Coosa Ridge rezoning on Hwy. 101, Cartersville's Small Business Saturday. Week
    • Octane Sounds Car Audio relocating from Rome to Calhoun. Octane
    • Thanksgiving week planner: Rainy start, travel forecast, parades and football followed by ... shopping. Thanksgiving
    • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
    • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    • Christmas events in Northwest Georgia this season. Parades, performances and more.  Christmas
    • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
    • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

    • Shorter falls 42-16 to North Greenville in Saturday's Victory Bowl at Barron Stadium.
    • Rome Middle School Sixth and Seventh grade football teams fall in GMSAA State Championships.
    • John McCellan's high school football playoff picks: Coming Monday.
    • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: How did Norman do?

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

    • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
    • Please join our guests Monday including:
    • U.S. Rep.-elect Barry Loudermilk on what's ahead as he prepares for Washington politics.
    • Tim Herrington, Floyd County's newly named emergency management director, on his new duties.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Beautiful Saturday ahead, nearly 2 inches of rain on way Sunday. Goat's General Store brings different spin downtown. Tim Herrington named Floyd EMA Director. Busy weekend ahead including Pancakes, Nutcracker and Victory Bowl. Friday night scores and sport

    Where Greater Rome's news day starts – and ends. Continuing coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com:
     

    Ware Mechanical forecast:

    • Beautiful today with sunshine, high near 57. Rain and possible storms on the way tonight though Monday. The greatest threat for severe storms should remain to our south. Expected rainfall amounts of 1.36 inches or more Sunday-Monday.

    Headlines:

    • Goat's General Store puts a different retail spin on downtown Rome. Newest item: Christmas trees starting Black Friday. Goat's
    • Tim Herrington named Floyd County's new emergency management director. Herrington
    • 2.5 magnitude earthquake Friday night just north of Dalton near Varnell; no reports of damage. Quake
    • Downtown Cartersville adds app for shopping, dining convenience and information. APP
    • Weekend: Pancakes on sale until noon. Victory Bowl gates open at 10 a.m., noon kick. Plus: Nutcracker, open house. Events
    • Chamber's prelegislative breakfast is Dec. 11. Rome Symphony/Rome High choirs and chorale to perform Dec. 7. Briefs
    • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
    • Floyd County Jail reports. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    • Christmas events in Northwest Georgia this season. Parades, performances and more.  Christmas
    • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
    • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

    • Chick-fil-A Dwarf House's Friday night football scores: Cartersville, Calhoun advance; Coosa, Model, Adairsville fall.
    • John McCellan's high school football playoff picks: How did he do?
    • Norman Arey's Norman's No-Nos: Tennessee provides the only fireworks for a really dull week of football.
    • Saturday: NCCAA's Victory Bowl at Barron Stadium featuring Shorter University and North Greenville (S.C). Noon kickoff. Tickets: $15.
    • Pregame look at Shorter-North Greenville game.
    • 2014 Victory Bowl schedule for today. Schedule

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM & 1470 AM

    • 7-9 a.m. Click to listen live online
    • Please join our guests Monday including:
    • U.S. Rep.-elect Barry Loudermilk on what's ahead as he prepares for Washington politics.
    • Tim Herrington, Floyd County's newly named emergency management director, on his new duties.