Thursday, January 29, 2015

Floyd's jobless rate climbs to 6.8% in December. 16-year-old charged in South Rome man's murder. Hampton Inn construction back on pace. Wilkinson to lead Anna K. Davie. Weekend events. Obituaries. 20% rain chance; soggy Sunday.

For these updates and continuing headlines all day, please see www.hometownheadlines.com
 

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Slight chance of rain today; Sunday looks all wet

Headlines:

  • December unemployment rate up in most counties vs. November, down from previous year: Jobs
  • 16-year-old to be tried as an adult on charges of killing a South Rome man on Tuesday. Arrest
  • Hampton Inn construction picks up pace again on Turner McCall. Business
  • East Central's Parke Wilkinson to lead Anna K. Davie this fall. Schools
  • Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts in Bartow shooting 'The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving' this week. Movie
  • Weekend: 'The Outsiders' at the DeSoto. RCB's boiled peanut sale benefits Relay for Life. Atlanta Braves in Cartersville. Calendar
  • Clydesdales returning to Broad Street on April 17. Clydesdales
  • Politics: Perdue named subcommittee chair. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday. Politics
  • Obituaries for Jan. 29: Services Friday for Mary Parm. Remembering William Scoggins, Rev. Jack Smith, Cornelius Driver Jr. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Straight 'As' for Wednesday. Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Rome Braves to host High School Invitational and College Exhibition.
  • Shorter Hawks to play football vs. Kennesaw State this fall.
  • Berry College baseball was presented the Phil Niekro College Scholarship
  • Local college, high school basketball updates and schedules.
  • NFL: Super Bowl teams set for Sunday. Seahawks vs. Patriots.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM;

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m., Chase Watterson of YMCA soccer on the new season ahead.
  • At 8:10 a.m., two members of the cast of Darlington's 'Once Upon a Mattress,' Gabrielle Wood (a senior) and Ian Kinney (a sophomore).

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Judge to review Rome News deal today. Career fairs Friday offer 130 jobs. One dead in South Rome shooting. Latest business, health updates. Obituaries. Forecast: Sunny, 51.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Low 50s through Thursday and then cooler again.

Headlines:

  • Hearing today on fate of News Publishing. Side issues remain on debt; operational changes under way. Media
  • South Rome shooting ends with 23-year-old's death; autopsy ordered. Police
  • 130 jobs available at two career fairs in Calhoun on Friday. Plus two February opportunities. Jobs
  • Buzz: Friends for Life Banquet Feb. 26, River City Bank selling boiled peanuts on Friday, May Market returns to Rose Lawn. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Dikembe Mutombo on the CDC's foundation board. Plus: Exchange enrollee update. Health
  • Books: Author to sign 'Recipe for Chocolate Soup.' Shorter professor's poems up for honors. Authors
  • Obituaries for Jan. 28: Services Thursday for Clarence Morgan, World War II veteran. Notices for Wanda Hall, Calvin Strickland. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Shorter's Jordan Jacks honored by Gulf State Conference. More honors for football's Jordan Shaw.
  • Rome Braves updates.
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • NFL: Super Bowl teams set for Sunday. Seahawks vs. Patriots.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM;

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Bert Epting, Shorter's vice president on university advancement, on athletics and athletics fund-raising.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ryan Simmons of Brand Red Studios on the latest on the trailer for Running AT Full Speed

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Continuing coverage of this morning's weather: no issues so far. Business: Big honors for Big Time Products, Tellus Science Museum. High school student's soulful trip to China orphanage. Latest health, dining news. Obituaries.

For these updates and continuing headlines all day, please see www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • 34 degrees at 5 a.m. with no reports of black ice so far. Winter weather advisory remains in effect.
 Headlines:
  • Business: Big honors for Big Time Products -- and Tellus Science Museum. Plus: Ribbon cutting -- and heart-shaped biscuits? Business.
  • Armuchee High senior's trip to China orphanage ends with 'memories I have locked away in my heart forever.' Soulful trip
  • Harbin Clinic's Fourth Annual Community Wellness Expo set for Feb. 7 from 8-11 a.m. Health
  • Georgia Health News: School bus driver: 'I work for the benefits.' Plus: Shipping proposal outlined on medical cannibis. GHN
  • Obituaries for Jan. 27: Remembering Nolan Duck, Ann Hanson, Gene Boatfield, Dennis McAbee Jr. Obituaries
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Atlanta, Rome Braves meet the fans at Hot Stove Gathering Monday night. Video and photos.
  • Rome Braves moving to 99.5 FM The Jock this season
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • NFL: Super Bowl teams set for Sunday. Seahawks vs. Patriots.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM;

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Kristi Kent of the city of Rome on the upcoming Winston Church exhibit at Oak Hill.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Public Health Nurse Heather McAnally on the Pre-K Health Roundup set for Feb. 2-6.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cold, blustery day ahead; black ice concerns tonight. Business: Car wash, Georgia Power sites for sale. Rome Cleaners moves, consolidates. Mardi Gras, Cajun season -- and Crawdaddy's restaurant?

For these updates and continuing headlines all day, please see www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • No snow but cold, blustery day ahead; black ice concerns tonight. High of 44.
  • Wind advisory today from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; gusts to 35 mph.

Headlines:

  • Celebrating Mardi Gras: Cajun, Creole cuisine -- and King Cakes -- growing in Northwest Georgia. Crawdaddy's considering restaurant. Cajun
  • Business Monday: Magic Touch, Georgia Power offices on the market. Rome Cleaners' new site opens; consolidates Dean location. NW Georgia Credit Union's Dean site to close for remodeling. Business
  • This week: Budget hearings, Rome News purchase review, Ozzie's Plaza auction. Week
  • Gas prices continue to keep going the right way: down! Pumped
  • Obituaries for Jan. 26: Services Tuesday for Frank W. Wheat. Funeral notice for George Rutler. Obituaries
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia return Tuesday. Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Tonight: Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez joins Rome Braves Hot Stove Gathering. Also: Atlanta Braves' 'caravan' heading for Cartersville.
  • High school basketball rankings: Model girls, boys in top 10 in AA; Darlington Lady Tigers, too.
  • Berry vs. Millsap: women fall.
  • Local college basketball updates.
  • NFL: Super Bowl teams set for Sunday. Seahawks vs. Patriots.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM;

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: 2015 Heart of the Community update from Lauren Sklar and Mark Webb
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Shorter University's Dr. Michael Crosby and student Heather Peace on Shorter's new weather station.