Sunday, August 2, 2015

Planet Fitness opens 24/7 workout club in Cartersville, This week: First day of school in Bartow, Floyd and Cartersville. Final day to vote in #HarbinDimeTime. Darlington students earn AP honors. Latest sports updates.

Continuing updates on the weekend's top stories from www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Sunny and hot this week. Slight chance of rain midweek. Today: high near 94, low of 66.

Headlines:

  • Planet Fitness opens new 24/7 workout club in Cartersville. Planet Fitness
  • This Week: First day of school in Bartow, Floyd and Cartersville. Floyd BOE meeting, Commission meetings, First Friday events and Celebrity Dance Challenge. Week
  • Final day to vote in #HarbinDimeTime's $2,000 challenge. DimeTime
  • 78 Darlington students earn AP Scholar designation -- and 33 of them are rising seniors. Darlington
  • Obituaries: Remembering Joanne Buck. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Shorter Hawks' football staff welcomes four new members as Phil Jones starts his 11th season as head coach. Hawks
  • Big crowd for Pepperell's Midnight Madness football event.
  • RFPRA Fall registration underway.
  • Rome Braves get a win over Augusta, 4-1.
  • Today: Home vs. Augusta, 2 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves pounded 12-2 by Phillies.
  • Today: At Phillies, 1:35 p.m.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

Please join our guests Monday including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Layla Shipman, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, on the 11th annual rally at the Tillman Hangar on Aug. 15.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Janice Hopkins on the 2015 edition of Faces of Hope returning to the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren Cancer Center

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shorter property on market, Floyd Jail inmate dies of natural causes, Updates from across Coosa Valley, Weekend: Final day of Tax Free holiday, Back-to-school updates and more.

Continuing updates on the weekend's top stories from www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Sunshine and clear skies all weekend and most of next week too. Today: high near 93.

Headlines:

  • Shorter University puts property on the market with nearly half-million price tag. Shorter
  • Floyd County Jail inmate dies of natural causes, No foul play involved. Sheriff
  • Coosa Valley: Blood Assurance donating to Chattanooga victims, Georgia Legal Services program Aug. 14, Bartow Business After Hours, Booth Birthday event, Calhoun Police update. Coosa Valley
  • Weekend: Final day of Sales Tax holiday, voting for Harbin's Dime Time charity and baseball. Weekend
  • Georgia Health News: Southern Regional makes bankruptcy filing. Health
  • Floyd County Schools list of orientation and open house events for Monday, Tuesday. Schools
  • Bartow Schools: Traffic reminders for first day of school on Monday, Aug. 3. Bartow
  • Audio interview taking you inside the investigation that ended with 22 drug suspects arrested, property seized. Polk
  • Cartersville Police make several arrests for entering autos in Grove Park and Carter Grove subdivisions. Crimewatch
  • Georgia Highlands to install new president during Inauguration Ceremony and Gala on Sept. 18. GHC
  • Obituaries: Remembering Roosevelt Sewell, Nenian "Lee" Steele and Gus Wilson. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves come up short against Augusta, 5-3.
  • Tonight: Home vs Augusta, 6 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves lose 9-3 to Phillies.
  • Tonight: At Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
  • Berry launches new Football Game Day website with tickets, tailgating and parking information. Berry
  • Rome High's "Soap Bowl" coming to Barron Stadium on Aug. 7.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

Please join our guests Monday including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Layla Shipman, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, on the 11th annual rally at the Tillman Hangar on Aug. 15.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Janice Hopkins on the 2015 edition of Faces of Hope returning to the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren Cancer Center

Friday, July 31, 2015

Canada won't seek new term. Shoe Box opens for Sales Tax Holiday. Remembering Ben Lucas. Stonehaven brings new touch to Broad Street. A brief break in the weather

Get tomorrow's Rome news today at www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Less humid but still a bit warmer than normal throughout the weekend.

Headlines:

  • Rome City Commissioner Kim Canada will not seek new term this fall. Canada
  • The Shoe Box, the spinoff from GoGo Running, opens in time for Sales Tax Holiday today, Saturday. Open
  • Business: Stonehaven bringing something different to Broad Street. Wells Fargo adds bling to new offices. Business
  • Remembering Ben Lucas: Radio host, Realtor, city commissioner, community volunteer. Ben Lucas
  • Downtown Loft Tour from DDA, Heritage First to benefit Cancer Navigators. Loft tours
  • Cartersville Medical Center adding Advanced Wound Healing Center next month. Health
  • Berry College goes tobacco free starting Saturday, including e-cigs, vapor and chew. Tobacco
  • Smile Report: Darlington's Madison Vaughn uses service project to stock library for Floyd County Jail inmates. Smile
  • Politics: Floyd GOP women meet Tuesday; to hear from Graves. 11th annual rally at Tillman Hangar set for Aug. 15; Isakson to attend. Graves forum in Rome Aug. 19. Politics
  • Coosa Valley: Meet North Rome yard of the month winners. Back to school updates. Helping Habitat. News
  • Weekend: Sales Tax Holiday today, Saturday; Braves have big weekend home stand; Midnight Madness tonight at Pepperell. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Northside Hospital buys 22 imaging centers around Georgia. GHN
  • Obituaries: Remembering Horace McDaniel, Beatrice Anita Howell. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.   Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry Vikings football, men's and women's basketball, other shows to air on WRGA starting Aug. 29.
  • Tonight: Pepperell  High Dragons' Midnight Madness football tailgate, 8 p.m.-midnight. Scrimmage at 12:01 a.m.
  • Rome Braves drop opener to Augusta, 5-3.
  • Tonight: Home vs Augusta, 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves, 'Miller Time' come up short again. Phillies win, 4-1. 
  • Tonight: At Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
     

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

    • Please join our guests including:
    • At 7:40 a.m.: Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome on the joint drug investigation that ended with 22 arrests this week.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Carson Earnest, a rising junior at Unity Christian School, on the new year ahead for the Lions.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: Nelle Reagan joins us to remember the life and career of Ben Lucas.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Regional drug bust in Polk ends with 22 arrests. Former 333 on Broad under contract; restaurant coming. Shorter trustees here for called meeting today. Floyd School Board also call meeting. A little less heat today. Obituaries. Dining, sports updates

    Get tomorrow's Rome news today at www.hometownheadlines.com:
     

    Ware Mechanical forecast

    • Following a surprisingly warmer-than-expected Wednesday, perhaps a tad cooler after dryer air moves into Northwest Georgia.

    Headlines:

    • 22 suspects from Northwest Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama charged in massive Polk County drug crackdown.
    • Contract pending on 333 on Broad; expect a franchise restaurant soon. Fourth restaurant sale by McDaniel in downtown Rome. Restaurants
    • Special called meeting today for Shorter's board of trustees follows a stormy year on, off 'The Hill.' Shorter
    • Buzz: Ribbon cutting set for Cartridge World, downtown coffee break at Hardy on Broad, sales tax holiday updates. Buzz
    • Floyd County Board of Education sets closed meeting for 4 this afternoon. Floyd schools
    • 2015 'Faces of Hope' to premiere Aug. 5 at Harbin Clinic's Tony E. Warren Cancer Center. Harbin
    • Lauren Sklar returns as chair of Heart of the Community Foundation. HOC
    • Isakson, Perdue join GOP senators in bid to defund Planned Parenthood; Isakson on Hometown Radio today. Politics
    • Coosa Valley: Patriotic quilt up for auction. Gordon's Fox joins tech college board. Honors for Adairsville chief. News
    • Georgia Health News: A milestone -- 50 years of Medicare, Medicaid. GHN
    • Obituaries: Remembering Bessie Ruth Getter, Arthur Wallace Lloyd. Funerals
    • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.   Dining
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

    • Preseason football honors for Shorter's Jordan Shaw.
    • More events updates for Friday night's midnight madness at Pepperell High.
    • Rome Braves were off Wednesday.
    • Tonight: Home vs Augusta, 7 p.m.
    • Atlanta Braves fall 2-0 to Orioles.
    • Tonight: At Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

    Please join our guests including:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: Rising senior Patrick Kearns, a standout on the Darlington Tigers football team, on his commitment to Virginia Tech.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Jim Alred of Harbin Clinic on the #HarbinDimeTime campaign where you can vote to send $2,000 to any of five local charities.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson with updates on an active summer in Washington -- and the world.
     

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    New Wendy's under way. New parks & rec chief hired. Outlets open early for Sales Tax Holiday. Inland 'port' coming to Northwest Georgia. Obituaries. Another 100-degree heat index day. Dining and sports updates.

    Get tomorrow's Rome news today at www.hometownheadlines.com:
     

    Ware Mechanical forecast

    • Low 90s, heat index of 100 degrees, lows in the mid 70s and 20-plus percent rain chance. That's pretty much your forecast for the next seven days.

    Headlines:

    • Newest Wendy's under way. Dining to help Chattanooga victims' families. Outlets open early for tax holiday. Job fairs set. Business
    • Kevin Cowling named new parks & rec director; currently serves in Clarksville, Tenn. Parks & Rec
    • 74 Rome High students earn AP Scholar designation; 29 are rising seniors. RHS
    • Hufstetler, Lumsden on hand for announcement of Appalachian Regional Port near Chatsworth. Port
    • Operation Rolling Thunder update: New focus on large trucks, buses. Thunder
    • Coosa Valley: New flags for Pepperell schools. Back-to-school updates. News
    • Obituaries: Remembering Edna Baird Biggers, Frances Boatner, Deacon William E. English Sr., Dr. Loren W. Hall, Opal Gladine Wilkerson. Funerals
    • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.   Dining
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry welcomes new assistant women's basketball coach.
  • Rome vs. Asheville: Braves fall 3-2.
  • Today: off. Thursday: Home vs Augusta, 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves lose 7-3 to Orioles:
  • Tonight: At Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM. Please join our guests including:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: From Shorter University: Kim Graham, the school's new athletics director.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: From Pepperell High School, seniors Sydney Anderson and Haley Garcia on the start of the new school year.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: Ann Hortman of the Rome Sports Commission on the upcoming Clocktower Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament
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