Sunday, January 22, 2017

More storms expected today. Flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Community mourning loss of former City Commissioner Bill Fricks. Preview of this week's Rome and Floyd Commission meetings. Falcons vs. Packers today for spot in Super Bowl.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood watch until 7 p.m. More rain and thunderstorms expected today with another three-quarters of inch rainfall. Cooler temps this week. Weather
 
Community mourning loss of Bill Fricks, long-time Rome businessman and former City Commission. Fricks
 

Week ahead: Several rezoning public hearings for Rome Commission. Floyd Commission to discuss upgrades to The Forum, rehabilitation plan for Historic Courthouse. Meetings 

Georgia Health News: Commentary: Health care solutions we can embrace now. Health
 

Remembering Willie Lee Jones and Garvis Wayne Reed. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Advertising:

Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome and Cartersville, priced from $115,900 to $269,900. Open House


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Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on Falcons-Packers showdown, tickets, where to watch. Game time is 3:05 p.m. today.

Darlington's Anna Claire Atha passes 2,000 points in Saturday's win over Christian Heritage.

Latest high school and college basketball updates.

Rome Braves' Hot Stove Gathering to mix with championship celebration concert with Colt Ford on Saturday, Jan. 28.

 

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

Please join our guests again on Monday morning.

7:40 a.m.: Buzz Wachsteter on his friend and Commission colleague Bill Fricks.

8:10 a.m.: Shasta Farrer and Sara Wheeler from Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on upcoming 'Night to Shine' Special Needs Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Feb. 10.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stormy Saturday ahead, severe weather possible this evening. Trump takes office, updates from locals in D.C. Rome police searching for suspect in West Rome shooting. Exchange Club honors local students. Updates from Floyd Schools. Sports and more.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Stormy weekend ahead with several rounds of thunderstorms expected. Highest threat for severe weather later this evening. Forecast
 
The 45th President of the United States takes office. Rome's Young Republican Chairman witnesses ceremony followed by violent protests. Inauguration
 
Rome Police searching for suspect in late Thursday shooting near Alma Rd. and Larkspur Lane. Victim in critical condition. Shooting

Buzz: Special Olympics calling on medical community for help, Rome's Becky Smyth named to GA Downtown Association Board, new logo coming for Rome Chamber. Buzz

Exchange Club of Rome honors 12 local students for 'Youth of the Year' and 'Book of Golden Deeds'. Awards

Floyd Schools: Three students selected for All-State Band. Look at upcoming activities for week ahead including 100th day of school. Schools

Education: Five GNTC instructors nominated for Rick Perkins Award. GNTC

Remembering Russell Bryant Edwards, Larry Steven Griffith, Jr., Ernest Franklin Leslie and Dwight D. Murdock. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Advertising:

Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome and Cartersville, priced from $115,900 to $269,900. Open House


Also today
:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on Falcons-Packers showdown, tickets, where to watch. Game time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

Latest high school basketball updates.

Both Berry men and women basketball teams fall to Hendrix on Friday.

Today's Pepperell High Youth Soccer Camp rescheduled to Feb. 4 due to rain.

 

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

Please join our guests again on Monday morning.

8:10 a.m.: Shasta Farrer and Sara Wheeler from Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on upcoming 'Night to Shine' Special Needs Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Feb. 10.


Friday, January 20, 2017

More rain, storms due Saturday and Sunday. Dining: Fat Bottom's growing. Swift & Finch coffee -- in beer? Local, Washington inauguration updates. High school, college, Falcons' updates.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain, storms to dominate our weekend. Sunday's storms could get rough. Continuing coverage on Hometown. Weather

Dining: Fat Bottom's BBQ is growing. Where to watch Sunday's Falcons-Packers game. Swift & Finch added to a beer? Taste it Jan. 27. Dining

Inauguration Day: Updates on local events and what's happening today in Washington, D.C. Inauguration

Buzz: Coosa High's academic decathlon team headed to state. Bridal expo Sunday. Wright joins Floyd Healthcare Foundation. Mohawk honors 'silver' inductees. Buzz

Georgia Health News: Worst nursing home complaints addressed swiftly, state officials say. Health

Remembering Johnny Marion Corbett, Ernest Franklin Leslie, Jeremiah Kareem Stamper, Mrs. Margaret Frances Webster Stansell. Obituaries

Remembering former Labor Commissioner David Poythress, a familiar face and friend of Northwest Georgia veterans. Poythress

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Advertising:
 
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Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on Falcons-Packers showdown, tickets, where to watch. Game time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

State warns of bogus tickets for Falcons-Packers game.
 
Honors for Shorter athletes.
 
Latest high school and college updates.
 

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Colt Chambers of the Rome Young Republicans on what's happening from Washington, D.C., as the midday inauguration draws closer.

8:10 a.m.: Can't make it to D.C. today? The Floyd County Republican Party is throwing a party tonight. Local Chair Andy Garner has the details.

8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Up to 3 inches of rain possible now through late Sunday; storms, too. Latest jobs report -- and who's hiring. Rome High's John Reid promoted; still head football coach. Rough Wednesday with two shootings, wrecks.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Inch of rain today through Friday; storms possible. Two inches over the weekend; watch for rough weather. Storms

Business: December's first job report. Plus: Links to who's hiring. Jobs

Friday's inauguration: A look at local events, interviews, updates from area schools and what's ahead in Washington, D.C. Inauguration

22-year-old man faces multiple charges following shooting off Old Summerville Road that left another man injured. Shooting 

Sheriff's office asks GBI to investigate issues regarding incoming inmate requiring medical treatment; case tied to earlier suspension of veteran jailer. Investigation

Crime: GBI seeks additional information in case where former corrections officer has been charged with the sexual assault of two on probation. GBI

Buzz: Downtown HeART project returns in February. Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling event Saturday (reservations needed). Graves sets district meetings. Buzz

Georgia Health News: Report says repeal of Affordable Care Act would cost CDC, public health. Health

Remembering Mr. Luther James "Bug" Champion Jr., Mr. Lamar Jackson Gowan, Joyce Jackson Thomason, Mrs. Frankie Hendricks 'Granny' Wooten. 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

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on Falcons-Packers showdown, tickets, where to watch. Game time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

Rome Coach John Reid also will serve as school system's athletics director.
 
Governors place bets in Falcons-Packers game.
 
Local college basketball updates.
 

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

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7:40 a.m.: Updates on the presidential inauguration on Friday and what it means to Northwest Georgia.

8:10 a.m.: A meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Peachtree City to talk about the potential for storm conditions tonight and this weekend as well as the strange changes from ice and snow one weekend to near-record high temperatures the next weekend.




Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Keep an eye on the weekend weather; possible storms. Big honor for Unity senior. Business: Groundbreaking delayed; chamber updates. Floyd courts get critical update

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slightly cooler temperatures -- but potential risk of storms late Saturday into Sunday. Weather

Business: Business: Rain delays groundbreaking for RiverPoint. Chambers' set annual meeting, after hours. Floyd open house Thursday. Record year for Bank of the Ozarks. Business

Unity senior Hannah Payne named an alternate to the 55th Annual U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington in March. Hannah Payne

Buzz: Big honors for two 4Hers. Berry grad's Lookout Wild Film Festival celebrates five years. Renowned physician/meningitis vaccine expert LaForce to speak at Berry Jan. 26. Plus: Child seat grants, fighting ovarian cancer. Buzz 

Courts: 'eCourt' scheduled to premiere in Floyd County today; offers modern data and document collection, management and access. Courts 

Georgia Health News: State's nursing shortage could get even worse. Health

Remembering Mr. Joe Van Barnes, Mr. Wayne Bishop, Mr. Bobby Harold Ely, Charles Edward Flowers, Peggy Sue Millican. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  U/67 for Gordon County Mexican restaurant. 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

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on Falcons-Packers showdown, tickets, where to watch. Game time is 3:05 p.m. Sunday.

Follow Adairsville grad Vic Beasley on Twitter as he prepares for Sunday's Falcons-Packers showdown.
 
High school basketball scores
 
Honors for Darlington grad, Shorter basketball players.
 

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Former Roman Andy Johns on the 2017 edition of the Lookout Wild Film Festival which starts in Chattanooga on Thursday.

8:10 a.m. Janet Eberhart, district immunizations coordinator for public health, takes about why it isn't too late to get a flu shot for the 2016-17 season.