Friday, September 22, 2017

Report: The Spires at Berry College valued at $135 million to $145 million when finished. Momma Goldberg's Deli scouting Rome sites. Superintendent comments on Rome Middle video. First day of fall will be a hot one. Big weekend of football begins.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Business: Build out value of The Spires at Berry College: '$135 million to $145 million.' Momma Goldberg's scouting a Rome site. Former car wash locations sold at auction. Business 

International Paper, Aramark grants and donations help power the YMCA's Learn, Grow and Thrive program. YMCA 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tonight's kickoff forecast looks like a hot one -- 83 degrees, slight breeze. Fall starts at 4:02 p.m. no matter what the thermometer says. Weather

Obituaries: Sheena Lauvadie O'Neal Astin, Mr. Edward Earl 'Eddie' Lanham, Mr. Joseph Ray Smith. 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: Seven homes in Rome and Armuchee, priced from $109,000 to $768,800. Posting at 3 p.m.
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
Berry vs. Centre voted top DIII football game of the week (at Valhalla, 6 p.m. Saturday).
 
Shorter hosts Delta State at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barron Stadium.
 
High school football updates.
 
Return to our sports page tonight for all the scores.

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8:10 a.m. Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor on what his new job is like and what's ahead for his office.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stunning classroom video shows Rome Middle teacher pounded as she tries to stop fighting students. Sheriff's Office bringing 'escape room' to Coosa Valley Fair. Latest unemployment report for area counties. Last full day of summer will be a hot one; tracking Maria.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as views of metro Atlanta's most-watched newscast. Video 

Jobs: The August unemployment report for Northwest Georgia. Plus: Who's hiring now. Jobs

Sheriff's office bringing 'Escape Room' to the Coosa Valley Fair Oct. 3-7 -- but with a few twists of local flavor. Plus: Link to the fair guide; radio interview Tuesday. Fair

Buzz: Georgia Highland's nursing program earns new 'most affordable' designation. Artistic winners announced from weekend's Rose Lawn festival. Oreburg Road closed again. Updates on library book sale.  Buzz

Politics: First of two special tax reports to post on Monday. Links to candidate profiles. Key dates between now and Nov. 7. Politics

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Smog alert in Bartow today; upper 80s through Sunday. Latest on Maria. Weather 

Obituaries: Mr. Morris Franklin Kinnebrew, Mr. Joseph Ray Smith. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores (with a rare photo and round of applause). Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:   

 
Norman's No-Nos: Dogs vs. Dawgs will be decided by a touchdown. Why Irish eyes might be smiling -- this Saturday, at least. No-Nos
 
Area sports fans unite to bolster Ray Donaldson's NFL Hall of Fame bid (radio update at 7:40 a.m.)
 
High school updates.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Larry Alford of ServiceMaster by Twins who's on the site of the storm-damaged area you're not hearing about in Irma's wake -- Saint Simons Island and Georgia's flooded coastline. 

8:10 a.m. Rusty Mansell on the Facebook page started supporting Roman Ray Donaldson who is among the list of 108 players and coaches who made the initial cut as Modern-Era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday preview of Sam's Burger-Deli/Schroeder's (including cool signage). East Rome Beverage Center taking shape. The Spires of Berry College applies for regional planners' OK. New general manager for Rome Braves. Tracking Hurricane Maria.

Northwest Georgia's campaign headquarters for 2017 with news updates all day: Hometown Headlines

Dining: Get a preview of Sam's Burger-Deli/Schroeder's this Saturday in Armuchee. (You can't beat the aerial signage). Sam's

Business: Steel is up at new East Rome Beverage Center off Dean Avenue. The Spires at Berry College files plans for regional review.  Business

ACT scores from Northwest Georgia high schools and what they could mean for college admission next year. ACT scores

Health: Flu vaccines available on a walk-in basis during regular business hours at the Floyd County Health Department at 16 E. 12th St. Health

Buzz: Get a free ticket to Chieftains Museum this Saturday. Pop Up Dog Park is Sunday. Open house at elections office Sept. 26. Buzz 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s at least through Friday. Latest on Hurricane Maria. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Edward Roy Green, Mrs. Willie Ruth Starling. 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:   

 
Jim Bishop named vice president and general manager of the Rome Braves. Bishop
 
Latest rankings for high school softball, volleyball.
 
Weekly soccer update.
 
Half-price registration for Harbin Hero Hustle ends Friday.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Maj. Robert Sapp, commander of the Floyd County Jail, on a special project coming soon to the community.
 
8:10 a.m. Sgt. Carrie Edge of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office who's on the ground in Glades County, Fla., passing out donated relief supplies on behalf of Rome Cares.
 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

As Northwest Georgians lend in handle in still-reeling Florida, Maria poses a new threat. 5 Guys coming to Calhoun. Mohawk has 130 local jobs available. Last days of summer will be warm ones.

Today's first, fast, factual, fair and free headlines -- with updates all day from Hometown Headlines

Tracking Maria, recovering from Irma: As another hurricane threatens, Northwest Georgia sends donations, personnel to a still-reeling Florida. Hurricanes

Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs. Development authority meets. Business

Buzz: Heart of the Community nominations sought. Recovery Month celebration, walk is Saturday. Cedartown Christmas Parade details. Harbor House says thanks to Roman Rumble runners, helpers. Today's meetings. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight chance of storms through Saturday; highs in the upper 80s.  Weather

Obituaries: Mary Kate Smith-Head, Mrs. Eloise Oliver Sewell, Mrs. Pauline Whelchel "Polly" Sitten. 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:   

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Three new coaches at Highlands.
 
Honors for Berry receiver, goalie.
 
Latest high school football updates.
 
Georgia High School Football Daily.
 

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

8:10 a.m. Jim Alred from Harbin Clinic on the countdown toward the Harbin Hero Hustle on Oct. 14 and how to register.

8:40 a.m. Amy Ivey, Gordon County's 911 Training Coordinator and the state coordinator of the state's Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce on how 911 operators in stricken parts of Florida are getting relief from counterparts here in Northwest Georgia.

Monday, September 18, 2017

What to do about surge in young suicides. Parker Systems mobilizes an army to aid first responders in Florida. Hurricanes x 3: Maria the latest threat; Rome Cares packs third truck bound for Florida; gas prices fueled by Harvey's destruction start to ease. Plus: John McClellan's high school predictions.

Today's first, fast, factual, fair and free headlines -- with updates all day from Hometown Headlines

An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention. Preventing young suicides

From Katrina to Irma, Parker Systems has sent its people and a convoy of technology into chaos to restore critical communications for first responders. Parker Systems

Hurricanes x 3: Maria is latest threat as it starts is run through the Caribbean. Irma: Third truck of Rome Cares' relief locked and loaded, heading for Florida. Harvey: Gas price surge tied to storm just starting to ease here. Hurricanes 

Buzz: Night to Shine special needs prom returns Feb. 9. Cartersville office of Greenfield Advisors helps coordinate contract to help Port-au-Prince collect taxes. Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Middle to upper 80s all this week. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. Henry Turner Swinford. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:       

 
John McClellan's High School picks: Pepperell vs. Coosa, Armuchee vs. Model, Cartersville vs. Cedartown (both 4-0) among big games this weekend. McClellan
 
Even after bye week, Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) continue in first place. Calhoun rises to no. 5 in 3A.
 
Georgia High School Football Daily.
 
Colleges: Georgia now no. 11.
 
After big Sunday Night Football game, Falcons prepare for Detroit.
 

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

7:40 a.m. Pete McDonald, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College, on Industrial Career Day on Sept. 21 and what it means to Northwest Georgia high school students.
 
8:40 a.m.: Andy F. Harris, CEO of Coosa Valley Credit Union, on the merger with North Georgia Community Federal Credit Union.