Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Judge delays initial proceedings in Shorter class action suit until dismissal bid decided. University posts athletics director, basketball jobs. Regional job fair has 2,000 positions. Cabela's opens May 13 in Fort O. Obituaries. Rain, low 70s today.

Updates all day on www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Close to an inch of rain possible now through Thursday; highs in mid-70s

Headlines:

  • Judge OK's halt to proceedings in former student-athletes' class action suit against Shorter until he decides university's bid to dismiss the case. Identity theft
  • Shorter posts 'help wanted' ads to replace Peterson (athletics director), Warner (men's basketball coach). Hawks
  • Cabela's Fort Olgethorpe store to open May 13; to employ 200 people. Cabela's
  • More than 2,000 jobs to be offered at Thursday's Northwest Georgia Career Expo in Ringgold. Jobs
  • Floyd County College and Career Academy among 20 schools nationwide to earn Ford Next Generation Learning designation. Floyd
  • Coosa Valley Today: 'Just Drive' Safe Driving Expo returns. Eggs & Issues in Adairsville Thursday. Concerts return to Cedartown. Valley
  • Lance Walker's latest bid to have his conviction reviewed is rejected by Georgia Supreme Court justices. Walker
  • Holy Week: Relic from True Cross of Jesus on display. West Rome Baptist's 'Journey to the Cross.' Service updates and Community Holy Week celebration continues. Holy Week
  • Georgia Health News: How many kids exposed to lead go untested? GHN
  • Obituaries: Services set for Dan Keever, Jerry Barnett Sr. , Angela Hoskins, Joy Terry, Steve Weeks. 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)

  • Longtime Atlanta Braves' legend Bob Horner to be at May 8 Rome Braves' game.
  • Georgia Highlands College Athletics will be hosting the Northwest Georgia Tip Off Club All-Star Basketball games on Saturday, April 18.
  • Norman Arey's March Madness: Later this week, Norman's take on the Final Four. You can check his Sweet 16 review here: Arey
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp. Braves beat Detroit, 4-2. Today: vs. Houston at  6:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates.
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Tim Hensley from Floyd County Schools on the Georgia Milestones testing under way this week.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Pastor Jarrod Roberts of West Rome Baptist Church on the 2015 edition of "Journey to the Cross," Wednesday night, Thursday night and all day Friday.

Monday, March 30, 2015

As Shorter's sports department unwinds, university tries to block class action suit over ID theft. Severe weather season means prepare now. Stormy start to our day. Holy Week services. Gas prices drop. Obituaries. NCAA's Final Four teams.

Updates all day on www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Thunderstorms moving into Northwest Georgia as of 5:35 a.m. Heavy rain, some gusts, lots of thunder.
  • Warmer, wetter week ahead; thunderstorms possible.

Headlines:

  • As athletics department unravels, Shorter files to have former students' class action suit over identity theft thrown out of federal court. Shorter
  • Now is the time for homeowners, businesses to prepare for potential severe weather. Severe weather
  • Coosa Valley Credit Union earns national marketing honors.
  • Gas falls to $2 a gallon in Calhoun just as spring break arrives for most area schools. Pumped
  • Holy Week schedules updated; Community Holy Week celebration is noon today-Wednesday. Holy Week
  • This week: Balloon release for child abuse awareness, regional job fairs. Week
  • Obituaries: Services today for Tina Marie Gillespie. Funerals
  • 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)

  • Final Four opens Saturday night.
  • Norman Arey's March Madness: Later this week, Norman's take on the Final Four. You can check his Sweet 16 review here: Arey
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp. Braves fall to Pittsburgh, 4-2. Today: Braves vs. Detroit, 1:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates.
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Pastor Joel Snider of First Baptist Church on the community Holy Week celebration set for today through Wednesday starting at noon.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Jim Galloway, the AJC's political insider, joins us to talk about the 2015 General Assembly as the final day nears.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Record cold morning in Rome, Cartersville. Freeze warning until 10 a.m. Police believe remains are missing woman, autopsy due Tuesday. Trinity UMC to hold service in remodeled building. A look at week ahead in NW Georgia. Weekend Guide plus today's Palm Su

 

Ware Mechanical forecast

One for the record books: Today's low of 24 degrees beat the old record for March 29 set in 1966. Cartersville's low of 21 shattered the record there.

A freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. this morning. After chilly start, look for sunshine and high near 60 today. More showers possible tonight and Monday.

Headlines:

  • Floyd Police: Investigators believe body to be missing woman Ashley Jones, but autopsy not expected until Tuesday. Crimewatch
  • Trinity United Methodist Church to hold first service in newly remodeled building tonight. Trinity UMC
  • Week ahead: Community Holy Week services, Balloon release for child abuse awareness, Regional job fairs and Cancer screenings. Week
  • Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast coming May 5 with guest speaker Del Tackett. Prayer
  • Atlanta Biz Chronicle: Coosa Valley Credit Union ranked in Top 25 highest asset credit unions in state. CVCU
  • Busy weekend downtown with 70 Wyoming visitors touring community. Downtown
  • Weekend: Gymnastics championship today. Final performances of Rome Passion Play and RLT's SPAMALOT. Calendar
  • Palm Sunday services today. Community Holy Week services Monday-Wednesday. Palm Sunday
  • Obituaries: Services Monday for John Marion. Notices for Shirley Abernathy, Tina Gillespie and Donald Lucas. 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)

  • Shorter Hawks and Lady Hawks soar at Fourth Annual Shorter Invitational.
  • Norman Arey's March Madness: I missed having a perfect prediction week by only 12 percentage points. Arey
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp. Braves win 5-3 over Blue Jays. Today: Braves vs. Pittsburgh, 1:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates.
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Pastor Joel Snider of First Baptist Church on the community Holy Week celebration set for today through Wednesday starting at noon.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lots of activity at Broad and Second Avenue. 150 jobs available today through Wednesday. 'Kingmakers' to tape Sunday, not Wednesday. Busy weekend. Community Holy Week activities set. Freeze warning early Saturday. Obituaries.

Continuing news and weather coverage at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Freeze warning early Saturday; freeze watch to start Palm Sunday

Headlines:

  • Lots of activity at the corner of Second & Broad: Lofts sell; something up with Cotton Block building; a return to Magretta Hall? Downtown
  • Jobs: At least 150 positions available at job fairs today (Summerville), Monday (Dalton), Wednesday (Rome). Business
  • 'Kingmakers' shoot moves from Wednesday to this Sunday; some traffic updates to note. TV pilot
  • Community Holy Week Services set. Plus: Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter weekend services. Holy Week
  • Coosa Valley Today: Scouts honoring Bennett, Bagby. More Bud tours. LakePoint's next fields almost done. Valley
  • Weekend: Passion Play; SPAMALOT; Berry Half Marathon; Women's Expo. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Health report card puts Northwest Georgia counties in lower two thirds of results. Health
  • Obituaries:  Remembering William H. Brooks Sr. Services Saturday for Bobby Gene Potts, Harold 'Bob" McWhorter, Katie Sutton. 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)

  • Darlington Athletics Director Bob Stinchcomb leaving in June. Tigers
  • Darlington senior Emily Swafford signs to play softball at Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Norman Arey's March Madness: I missed having a perfect prediction week by only 12 percentage points. Arey
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp. Braves beat Pittsburgh 7-5; vs. Red Sox today at 1:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates. Darlington signing, varsity baseball, soccer scores.
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Neurologist Dr. David A. Hale of Harbin Clinic on how concussions are becoming more of a concern with today's athletes.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Pam Ashman, Program Manager (Mission Delivery) from the American Cancer Society, on the Road to Recovery program to help get cancer patients to their appointments and how to join.
  • Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.