Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rome, Cartersville both headed to state championships. Work underway on new Planet Fitness. New restaurant coming to Dean Ave? Sheriff Dept's K-9 dies. Up to 2.5 inches of rain on way. Weekend guide

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Partly sunny with rain expected later tonight through Tuesday bringing another 2.5 inches of rainfall. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Rome and Cartersville advance to state championship games next Friday, Saturday at Georgia Dome. Sports
  • Business: Work underway on new Planet Fitness in West Rome. Former Rome Cleaners building sold, what's next?  Business
  • Exceeding the goal: Salvation Army collects more than 110,000 cans during annual Can-A-Thon. Cans
  • Buzz: Toys for Tots update. Big announcement coming from Chamber? Cartersville Main St. railroad crossing closed next week. Honors for Gordon BOE. Buzz
  • Floyd County Sheriff's Office mourning loss of beloved K-9 Deputy Champ. K-9
  • Education: Five Darlington seniors awarded college scholarships in November, Outstanding fall athletes honored during ceremony. Darlington
  • Weekend: Parades in Cave Spring, Lindale. Winter Art Market. Rome Half Marathon. 'Into the Woods' at DeSoto. Calendar
  • Remembering Walter Allen Clarke, Gail Elaine Lanier, Essie B. Rivers, Eben Richard Toole, Jr. and Martha Louise Winslette. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch 

Hometown marketing:

  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Five homes in Rome, priced from $109,500 to $377,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Friday night scoreboard: Rome beats Stockbridge, Cartersville beats Mary Persons. Scoreboard
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Penn State, Clemson, Alabama take league titles. No Nos
  • John McClellan's high school football playoffs: How did John do Friday night? McClellan
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, today at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, today at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for today at State Mutual Stadium. 200 expected to complete.

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: John McClellan on high school football following Friday's semi-final games in Rome, Cartersville.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Rome businessman Brian Dulaney on what he found in Gatlinburg last week following the wildfires.

Friday, December 2, 2016

More than 18,000 cans already for Can-a-thon courtesy of Pepperell High. Huge night of playoff football in Rome, Cartersville. More rain, perhaps severe weather, on the way. Weekend guide. Norman's No Nos on college conference showdowns.

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Today's headlines:

  • Pepperell High collects 18,705 cans for Friday's Can-a-Thon, nearly 20% of the goal. Donations accepted today at The Forum, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Cans
  • What you need to know about tonight's playoffs: Rome vs. Stockbridge, Cartersville vs. Mary Persons. Scores on Hometown, social media. Get our text with the final scores. Football  
  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Clear and cool today; rain starts again Saturday, ends Wednesday. Another 2.75 inches possible. Weather 
  • Ware Mechanical storm update: Weather service confirms four tornadoes Wednesday; Catoosa site still being investigated. Tornadoes
  • Big night of Christmas parades in Cartersville,  Cedartown. Parades 
  • Weekend: More parades, Winter Arts Market, the Rome Half Marathon, 'Into the Woods.' Weekend 
  • Your guide to Christmas parades, concerts, events and festive performances across Northwest Georgia this season. Christmas 
  • Talk about a winter wonderland: Pepperell Primary 'snowmen' on parade at Starbucks at Riverside. Watch the video. Snowmen
  • Buzz: Big day for visits, from former UGA football star at St. Mary's to a group of Chinese tour guides. Buzz 
  • Georgia Health News: Fulton County ranks high in opioid deaths, HIV rate. Health 
  • Remembering Mrs. Sondra Adams Lumpkin, Ralph "Jerry" Winkle. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Penn State, Clemson, Alabama take league titles. No Nos
  • John McClellan's high school football playoffs: Rome, Cartersville should have no problem getting to Georgia Dome. McClellan
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, Saturday at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for Saturday at State Mutual Stadium. 200 expected to complete.

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:20 a.m. Randy Quick from Rome Radio Partners LLC on the 2016 Can-a-Thon.
  • 7:40 a.m.: Longtime Alabama fan Phil Ray on what to expect from the Crimson Tide as they meet the Florida Gators in Saturday's SEC Championship Game (you can guess who's doing the rebuttal).
  • 8:10 a.m. Mindy Quinn, marketing manager for Blood Assurance, on critical needs for blood donations during the Christmas holiday season.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Mike Dunn, general manager of the Rome Braves, on the team's being named Baseball America's Minor League Team of the Year -- a first for the Atlanta Braves' organization.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Another 2 inches of rain due this weekend. Plus: Storm aftermath updates. Heard on the Tweet: A craft brew sampler. Huge honor for Rome Braves.

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Today's headlines:

  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Another two inches of rain due starting late Saturday through Monday. Weather service checking state tornado reports. Latest weather 
  • Ware Mechanical fire updates: Zero no fires reported Wednesday by Georgia Forestry Commission. Fires 
  • Heard on the Tweet (or other social media): A new way to sample craft beer brewed on Broad. 'Man vs. Beast' returns in early January. Familiar event gets a new twist. Tweet 
  • Parades in Cartersville and Cedartown, downtown tree lighting and temperatures in the upper 40s continue Northwest Georgia's countdown to Christmas. Parades 
  • Education: Emily Connell of Ringgold chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 13-15. GNTC
  • Buzz: GHC sets murder mystery dinner theater. Rome Middle School students honored. Legal assistance offered.. Buzz 
  • Politics: School boards, legislators to meet Dec. 8.  Graves re-elected to House Republican Steering Committee. Floyd Republican Women meet Tuesday. Politics 
  • Georgia Health News: State exchange signups higher than last year. Health 
  • Remembering Anthony Dwayne Adams, Mr. Jimmy Maurice Gribble, Mrs. Sondra Adams Lumpkin. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • Rome Braves selected as Baseball America's Minor League Team of the Year, a first for the Atlanta farm system. Rome Braves
  • John McClellan's high school football playoffs: Rome, Cartersville should have no problem getting to Georgia Dome. McClellan
  • Ticket update for Rome vs. Stockbridge Friday night. Latest high school updates.
  • Special honors for Viking, Hawk.
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, Saturday at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for Saturday at State Mutual Stadium. 

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: State State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler on the upcoming legislative session.
  • 8:10 a.m.:Matt Pearce from the Small Business Development Center on year-end planning and preparations for 2017.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tornado watch for Northwest Georgia through 11 this morning. More rain on the way to be followed by colder temperatures. Rainfall a relief for firefighters. Rome's Christmas Parade blended tradition, innovation (photo gallery).

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:

Today's headlines:

  • A tornado watch is in effect for all of Northwest Georgia through 11 a.m. Continuing coverage all morning on Hometown. Watch
  • An update on the overnight weather and what's ahead. Weather
  • Rome's Christmas Parade dodges the clouds as it thrills 25,000 fans. Plus a photo gallery of your best pictures. Parade.
  • Ware Mechanical fire watch: Georgia Forestry reports no new fires following Monday night/Tuesday rainfall. Firefighting efforts continue. Fires
  •  Winter Weather Preparedness Week begins Monday. Who to know -- and do -- about it now.  Winter 
  • Authorities investigating third fatal accident in Floyd County in eight days; this one on north U.S. 27 near Armuchee. Fatality 
  • Floyd Against Drugs targets parents providing alcohol to underage children. Safe holidays 
  • Buzz: Chamber's prelegislative breakfast is Dec. 8 at new spot. Parks & Rec offers winter camps. Master Gardeners get some divine help. Buzz 
  • Georgia Health News: Additional reaction to the Price appointment to Health and Human Services. Health 
  • Remembering Ms. Helen Elizabeth Leek, Mr. Kenneth Earle Terry. Obituaries 
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

  • John McClellan's high school football playoffs: Rome, Cartersville should have no problem getting to Georgia Dome. McClellan
  • Ticket update for Rome vs. Stockbridge Friday night. Latest high school updates.
  • Latest college basketball updates. 
  • Honors for Berry athletes.
  • SEC Championship game: Alabama vs. Florida, Saturday at 4 p.m., CBS.
  • ACC Championship game: Clemson vs. Virginia Tech, Saturday at 8 p.m.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Next: Sunday at home vs. Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS.
  • Rome Half Marathon set for Saturday at State Mutual Stadium. 

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

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, on the 2017 General Assembly (Thursday at 7:40 a.m.: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler).
  • 8:10 a.m.: Janet Byington on the celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of Howard Finster on Dec. 2 -- in Summerville and elsewhere.