Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thousands show support for Barry Sutton and family. Calhoun business updates. Three local men sentenced on terrorism charges. Weekend guide. Rainy weekend ahead. High School scoreboard.

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Rainy weekend ahead with 50% chance of storms, high near 85.
  • Later this week, we could see more showers from Tropical Storm Erika that is expected to cross in Georgia from Florida on Wednesday.

Headlines:

  • Remembering Barry Sutton: Thousands turnout to welcome home former officer and his family. Services
  • Calhoun: Harbin Clinic ribbon cutting for new offices, Construction moving quickly on new ALDI store. Calhoun
  • Three men sentenced to 12 years in prison in Northwest Georgia terrorism plot to use weapons of mass destruction. Terrorism
  • Members appointed to state Ad Hoc committee of Ways and Means to examine overpayment of sales tax in Floyd County. Tax
  • Coosa Valley: Oak Hill special exhibit, JBM Office Solutions open house, Cartersville water update, Gordon fair and Rockmart art show. Coosa Valley
  • Weekend: Final Rome Braves home stand, loft tours, brewery tours, "Drinking Habits", Catfish tournament and more. Weekend
  • Rep. Katie Dempsey sworn in as member of Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis. Dempsey
  • Business: Ribbon cutting at new Wells Fargo Bank, $2,000 presented to South Rome Redevelopment. Wells Fargo
  • Smile Report: Pepperell High Freshmen begin "Hand Print Pledge" project. Smile Report
  • Georgia Health News: Budget focus on Medicaid growth and Hep C drugs. Health
  • Obituaries: Remembering Allen Gifford, Doris Tolbert and Shirley Winston. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • High School football scoreboard.
  • Berry College's Blue and White scrimmage game plays at Barron for final time before moving to Valhalla Stadium.
  • Rome Braves falls 6-4 to Legends.
  • Tonight: At home vs. Greenville, 6 p.m. (final homestand for season)
  • Atlanta Braves lose 15-4 to New York Yankees.
  • Tonight: At home vs. Yankees, 7:10 p.m. start.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m., State Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) on the committee reviewing the sales tax overpayment in Floyd County.
  • At 8:10 a.m., Carol Willis on the Rome-Floyd poverty simulation on Sept. 3
  • At 8:40 a.m., Kevin Wall with the Knights of Columbus on the Labor Day BBQ.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cartersville man charged with murdering jail inmate. Barry Sutton's remains due home tonight; services Monday and Tuesday. High school football updates including Darlington webcast. Obituaries. Dining scores. Weather: Slightly warmer -- and wetter --this w

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • The heat and humidity are back today; the rain returns Saturday and Sunday -- with slightly cooler afternoon highs.

Headlines:

  • Cartersville man charged with murder in Floyd County Jail inmate's death: WRGA. Suspect
  • Remembering Barry Sutton: Procession planned for late Friday. Viewing set for Monday, memorial service Tuesday. Sutton
  • 2015 tax bills on the way; deadline to pay is a day later this year, Nov. 16. Taxes
  • Mike Hackett to lead Rome's water and sewer division. Promotion
  • Sept. 3 job fair for 25 people to help run new hotel adjacent to LakePoint Sports. Business
  • Rome-Floyd Poverty Simulation set for Sept. 3; participants to experience a month of being poor. Simulation
  • Nearly 600 Berry students to assist Rome/Floyd County in Saturday's First Year Service Day. Berry
  • Weekend: Brewery tours, loft tours, Drinking Habits, final Rome Braves home stand, National Night Out. Calendar
  • Coosa Valley: Wells Fargo grand opening. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Moonlight hike Saturday. Gordon fair starts Sept. 11. News
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Frances Loveless, Susan Simmons, Robert Scoggins. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Friday night football guide: Predictions, weather and radio/webcasts.
  • John McClellan's high school predictions for this weekend.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Thursday night scores: Adairsville 35, Woodland 23. More scores tonight.
  • Rome Braves get a 3-1 win over Legends.
  • Today: At Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves were off Thursday.
  • Tonight: At home vs. Yankees, 7:35 p.m. start.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m. Darington's new athletic director, Eddie Guth, on the ribbon cutting for the football stadium upgrades and what's next for the Tigers.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Jim Butterworth, the director of Georgia Emergency Management, on September's Be Prepared inititative and what you need to know.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.
 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

July updates on local jobs. 'Homicide' ruled in jail inmate's death from head trauma. Another new name for tennis center. Bank fund started for Barry Sutton's daughters. Obituaries. Sports.

For continuing coverage, please stay with www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • More normal temperatures today through Sunday with highs in the mid 80s, lows in the mid 60s. Rain returns Saturday.

Headlines:

  • July jobless report. July unemployment rate up across Northwest Georgia vs. June but down 23% from a year earlier Jobs
  • Jail inmate's death ruled a homicide; 'blunt force trauma to the head' cited. Jail death
  • Name that tennis center: A fourth change for what is now known as the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Tennis
  • Work begins on City Auditorium improvements; should last six months. Auditorium
  • Coosa Valley: Get ready to rumble in Rome. Coosa band sets car show. Eggs & Issues in Adairsville. Chef to join Cartersville Farmer's Market. News
  • Stinchcomb, Webb, Allen join Shorter for the 2015-16 school year. Shorter
  • Georgia Health News: Thomasville woman, 18, rests after beating the plague. GHN
  • Smile Report: Rome native Capt. Neil K. Sawyer retires from the Navy Reserve after 29 years of service. Smile
  • Obituaries:  Remembering Mather Baker, Nellie Poole, Sherry Purdy. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • John McClellan's high school predictions for this weekend.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily: Dalton at Calhoun one of state's top 10 games this weekend.
  • More honors for Shorter's Shaw.
  • Rome Braves rally, win 13-9.
  • Today: At Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves fizzle, lose 6-3.
  • Today: Off. Friday: At home vs. Yankees, 7:35 p.m. start.

     

  • Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
    Please join our guests including:

    • At 7:10 a.m.: Matt Larry, the new head baseball coach at Darlington on his transition and the season ahead.
    • At 7:40 a.m.:  State Rep. Trey Kelley, a Cedartown Republican, who's chairing an ad hoc committee examining concerns with the state Department of Corrections.
    • At 8:40 a.m. Police Sgt. Joe Costolnick and Lt. Chris DeHart on Operation Rolling Thunder and what's next.
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015

    Partridge returns late September; Buchanan's opens Friday. Regional business updates. Updates on Barry Sutton's services. Obituaries. Gorgeous weather for another day. Sports updates.

    For continuing coverage, please stay with www.hometownheadlines.com
     

    Ware Mechanical forecast

    • After a cool start, another great weather day ahead

    Headlines:

    • Food & Drink:  Partridge Restaurant back by late September. Buchanan's opens Friday near the mall. F & D
    • Business: The Season Events is on the move. Bartow Workforce Assessment posted. Meat market on the block. Gordon Chamber's Business After Hours at Harbin Clinic's Calhoun office. Business
    • 'A Colonial Christmas' is the theme of the 2015 Rome Christmas Parade on Dec. 1. Parade
    • Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday; closed meeting set for personnel issues, likely a search for an interim superintendent. Schools
    • Floyd County Police: Motorists must stop for all school buses which have stopped and have the visual signals in operation.  Buses
    • Meggitt PLC, with a plant in Rockmart, wins almost $40 million, three-year contract. Top bid
    • Coosa Valley: Road work updates. Cartersville in the spotlight. Fair time in Polk, Gordon counties (almost). News
    • Football great/community volunteer Ray Beck honored as first statue in Cedartown's Walk of Fame. Fame
    • Georgia Health News: 'Narrow' networks are the exchange norm in our state. GHN
    • Obituaries:  Services set for Eleanor Payne, Tommy Beall; services pending for Barry Sutton, Leonard White Sr. Funerals
    • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • John McClellan's high school predictions for this weekend.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily: Cartersville, Calhoun quarterbacks tracked for Player of the year.
  • Rome Braves fall 3-0 to Lexington.
  • Today: At Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves lose 5-1 at home to Rockies.
  • Today: Colorado at Turner Field, 7:10 p.m.

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
    Please join our guests including:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: From Shorter University, sports information director Karen Allen on what's ahead for the Hawks this fall.
     
     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Golden Crown Chinese moving to Redmond. Oktoberfest coming to Cartersville brewery. Go Go Running joining The Shoe Box. Obituaries. Weather: Overnight cool down under way. Sports updates.

    For continuing coverage, please stay with www.hometownheadlines.com
     

    Ware Mechanical forecast

    • This morning through early Thursday, enjoy a bit of a break from our traditional summer lows. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s to low 60s. Even our afternoon highs, in the 80s, should feel better thanks to low humidity in the area.

    Headlines:

    • Food & drink: Golden Crown moving to Redmond Circle. Oktoberfest set at Cartersville brewery. Wine tasting set. F & D
    • Business: Go Go Running moves from Second Avenue to sibling The Shoe Box on Martha Berry. Business
    • Operation Rolling Thunder: 28 checkpoints net 1,752 'enforcement efforts,' including DUI arrests, captured fugitives and 526 child safety/seat belt violations. Thunder
    • Coosa Valley: More on helping restore the Clocktower. County Commission meets. School updates from Bartow. Polk Police update. News
    • 'Big Cat' fishing tournament returns to Rome, area waters this Saturday. Outdoors
    • Georgia Health News: Pediatricians, facing new realities, form network. GHN
    • YMCA's Summer of 2015 is something to celebrate. Community
    • Obituaries:  Remembering Lawrence Hardegree, Lucy Massey, Mary Bryant. Funerals
    • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. 63 for Cartersville restaurant. Dining
    • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

    Regular features:

    Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • John McClellan's high school predictions for this weekend.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily: Honors for Model's Chris Dublin.
  • Youth sports update: Soccer deadline is Friday.
  • Rome Braves were off Monday. Latest roster moves.
  • Today: At Lexington, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves beat the Rockies, 5-3.
  • Today: Colorado at Turner Field, 7:10 p.m.

    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
    Please join our guests including:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: Dr. David Hale, a Harbin Clinic neurologist, on the latest with concussion research and prevention as football season expands.
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and Floyd County Police Maj. Tom Ewing as they remember their fallen colleague, Barry Sutton.
    • At 8:40 a.m.: Berry College student Blake Petty on the 18th annual First-Year Service Day. Around 580 new students and their first-year seminar instructors will perform a morning of service at a variety of worksites throughout Rome/Floyd County.
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