Monday, May 22, 2017

What's powering the Polk County boom? Just about everything. Teen injured by falling tree at Red Top dies. More storms, rain in the forecast -- cooler temperatures, too. Floyd County's final week of school -- and what to this summer (camps, VBS).

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Why Polk County's booming: Growth in retail, restaurant, healthcare, housing and existing industry just a start. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain on the way but so are cooler temperatures (mid 70s). Weather

Buzz: 100 Black Men celebrate John Stevenson -- and helping the next generation. Redmond Regional courts recent nursing graduates. ALDI on the move again. Buzz 

Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools: End of the year awards programs, last day of school on Thursday and graduations are Friday night and Saturday at The Forum. Education

What to know about summer camps this season. Camps

Your guide to this summer's Vacation Bible School programs. VBS 

Remembering John Samuel Freeman Jr., Mrs. Diane Williams Mowry. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores returns Tuesday. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome Braves: Yet another Rome Braves-Lexington Legends nail biter -- but this one goes to Rome with three key runs in the ninth. Final 8-7 Braves.
 
Braves on the road today through May 31; back June 1 to face West Virginia.
 
Gwinnett Braves looking for your help in picking a new name for the 2018 season (no changes for Rome, thank you).
 
Berry, Shorter prepare for major track and field events this weekend.
 
Community: Details on honoring Coach Phil Jones.
 
Camps: Summer's here for Rome students, starts Friday for Floyd. Check these sports options.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

8:10 a.m. Melody Harrison of Keller Williams NW real estate and president of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors on the surging home sales market and her recent trip with state colleagues to Washington, D.C.

8:40 a.m. Special Agent in Charge Trebor Randle of the GBI on steps the agency and others are taking to stop what's becoming a surge in suicides by children and other young people.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stormy Sunday ahead, over 2 inches of rain expected. Summer feeding program kicks off Monday. Rome and Unity graduation photo gallery. Five injured in massive motorcycle crash in Bartow. Broad St. updates. Rome River Jam packs Ridge Ferry. Sports updates.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain and storms expected today, some could be severe with damaging winds, hail and heavy rain. Forecast 

Summer Feeding Program: Schools and Rome YMCA gearing up to feed thousands of children for next two months. Feeding

Photo Gallery: Rome High and Unity Christian School graduation. Floyd, Gordon and Polk county schools ahead this week. Graduation

Five injured, two airlifted to Atlanta hospitals following multiple motorcycle crash in Bartow County on Saturday. Bartow

Work begins on 247 Broad St. as new owner Wayne Robinson recruits a restaurant to move into new space. Broad St.

Photo gallery from Rome River Jam, big crowd packs Ridge Ferry Park. River Jam

Buzz: City and County Commission meetings this week, Memorial Day holiday garbage pick-up schedule. Buzz

Remembering Richard Warren Anderson, Thelma Hudson Moore and Betty Russell. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Nine homes in Rome and Cartersville from $68,900 to $439,800. Open house
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome Braves come back falls short as they drop game 12-10 to Lexington. Game 4 today at 2 p.m. 

Chattooga over Lee-Huntsville in Saturday's spring game at JSU. 

Community events and upcoming sports camps. 
 
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

8:10 a.m. Melody Harrison of Keller Williams NW real estate and president of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors on the surging home sales market and her recent trip with state colleagues to Washington, D.C.

8:40 a.m. Special Agent in Charge Trebor Randle of the GBI on steps the agency and others are taking to stop what's becoming a surge in suicides by children and other young people.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Rome City Brewing Company expanding to 333 Broad. Youth suicide rates skyrocketing. Latest indictments in Floyd County. Graduation today for Rome, Unity and Woodland. Weekend buzz. Sunny today, storms on Sunday. Sports updates

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Bartow EMS: 15-year-old girl severely injured by falling tree at Red Top Mountain park late Friday night. Bartow

Business: Rome City Brewing expanding to a familiar spot -- 333 on Broad. Business

GBI, state health, educators concerned as suicides among young people skyrocket. In the past two months, 14 children have taken their own lives in Georgia. Health

Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury include two charged with child molestation and four charged with riot in penal institution. Indictments

Buzz: SPLOST committee meeting May 25, Tennessee St. closed this weekend in Cartersville, updates from Recycling Center and Pleasant Valley South Baptist hosting kids' Music Week. Buzz

Graduation: Rome, Unity, Woodland graduate this morning. What's next. Graduations

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College salutes spring graduates. GNTC

Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools: End of the year awards programs, last day of school on Thursday and graduations begin Friday night at The Forum. Schools

Georgia Health News: Blue Cross signals it's sticking with Georgia exchange for '18. Health

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunshine throughout today. Stormy Sunday ahead with chance of severe weather with hail, damaging winds, heavy rain. Forecast

Remembering Richard Warren Anderson, Carolyn Womack Demonia, Marcus Joe "Mark" Poole and Betty Russell. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Nine homes in Rome and Cartersville from $68,900 to $439,800. Open house
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Spring football game updates. 

Rome Braves go extra innings with Lexington. 

Today: Salvation Army's Run for the Homeless. 

 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

8:10 a.m. Melody Harrison of Keller Williams NW real estate and president of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors on the surging home sales market and her recent trip with state colleagues to Washington, D.C.

8:40 a.m. Special Agent in Charge Trebor Randle of the GBI on steps the agency and others are taking to stop what's becoming a surge in suicides by children and other young people.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder


Friday, May 19, 2017

Thousands on the move this weekend with River Jam, RHS graduation, dance recitals, Rome Braves' games. Realtors: Big sales in April. Warm weekend to end with storms, up to 2 inches of rain. High school football tonight.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Weekend in a word: Thousands -- from the spring dance recitals to Rome High's graduation to the 10th Rome River Jam to three Rome Braves games, it will be huge. Thousands

Real estate: April another great month for Greater Rome Realtors. Plus: Board president meets with Isakson. Later today: Hardy Realty open house gallery. Real estate

Calhoun Police, other agencies to 'Click-it or Ticket: Border to Border' on Monday to raise awareness of surging traffic deaths. Click It 

Berry grad finds success with 'Anointed,' a Christ-centered, fashion-forward magazine (Hometown Radio today). Metropolitan's United Methodist Men will host annual Fish Fry June 10. Honors for five Cartersville Medical nurses. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Watch weather for six graduations, Rome River Jam this weekend. Storms due Sunday. Weather

Georgia Health News: Maverick on certificate of need laws quits board of hospital association. Health

Remembering Mr. Charles Henry Haffner, Frances Ellen Baker Nichols. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome Braves weekend series continues at home with Lexington.
 
Spring football: Rome at North Paulding tonight; Darlington hosts Model.
 
Georgia Highlands Chargers end solid baseball season (40-21).
 
Community: Run for the Homeless this Saturday.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Recent Berry College graduate Emilee Burroughs, who has been selected to participate in the 2017 Women's Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program next month to talk about a Christ-centered, fashion-forward magazine she created called  "Anointed."
 
8:10 a.m.  Kevin Fahrenkrog, general manager of Anheuser-Busch in Cartersville, on the $12.7 million update planned for the brewery that will include a new multipacker to diversify packaging capabilities and install new programming and metering devices to increase energy efficiency.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

POSH up for sale or closing by late summer. Gordon County: Homeowner, neighbors subdue home invaders. Polk: Amid split, county commissioner leaving. Latest look at local jobs -- and who's hiring. Sports: 17th coach/sports exec exits Shorter. Plus high school updates.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: POSH 'design consigner' for sale or will close Aug. 31 on Broad Street. Also: More honors for Mohawk from Floor Covering News. Business

Gordon sheriff: Determined homeowner, armed neighbors help stop, subdue two home invaders Wednesday night. Fighting back

Latest chapter in Polk County political/law enforcement drama: Commissioner Jason Ward moving to Florida. Polk politics

Jobs: 700 more jobs in April vs. same month in 2016; first-time jobless claims mostly down in five-county area. Jobs

Buzz: Detour at key Cartersville interchange this weekend. Law enforcement memorial is Friday at 11 a.m. Exchange Club's Tomb of the Unknown replica on the move next week. Buzz 

Education: Kevin Evan named to Darlington's Board of Trustees. Two students earn $1,000 scholarships. Graduation calendar for this weekend. Education 

People: Floyd Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne elected president of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials. Vanessa Waddell of the elections office honored. Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Atlanta.  National guest on Kudzu Vine Sunday. People

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s through Saturday with just a sprinkle of rain through early Sunday. Weather

Remembering Mr. Tony Anthony Barnes, Mrs. Antonietta T. Colello, Mr. Jeffery David Crowe, Ms. Thelma Moore, Mrs. Edith McCarty Rix, Mrs. Virginia Ann Culberson Wade. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

 
3 Darlington lacrosse players honored.
 
17th coach/athletics executive out at Shorter.
 
Updates on weekend spring football games.
 
Baseball: Calhoun updates; GHC Chargers need a win today.
 
Community: Run for the Homeless this Saturday.
 
Camps: Baseball, football and more this summer.
 

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Unity Christian School seniors Carson Earnest and Hannah Payne -- frequent guests on Hometown Radio in their high school years -- join us to talk about what's next (including going to opposing schools, UGA and Georgia Tech)

8:40 a.m. Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director & Riverkeeper of Coosa River Basin Initiative, on 'The Big Float' set for June 3 on the Etowah River.