Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Forbes' study of college financials: A for Berry; C- for Shorter. New stores on Shorter Avenue. About a quarter inch of rain today, then more mid 90s.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Quarter-inch of rain possible today; back to the mid 90s starting Thursday. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Education: Forbes' study of colleges financial fitness gives Berry an A, Shorter a C-. See how other Georgia private schools were graded. Colleges
  • Business: Kroger Marketplace in Cartersville looking for 150 employees; job fair is Aug. 31. Kroger
  • Business: USA Dollar Store, Relax & Wax open on Shorter; more coming. Chamber's membership appreciate day is Thursday. Job fairs set for Rome, Calhoun in September. Openings
  • Education: Floyd County Schools expands AP Honors list as scores for history updated by the College Board. Education
  • Bartow Buzz: March on the Mountain returns Sept. 10. DOT work on U.S. 41, I-75 under way. Bartow
  • Georgia Health News: State approves higher increase for Blue Cross. Health
  • Updates on how you can help Louisana flood victims. Flood.
  • Remembering Bertil Brahm, Ms. Brenda Florine Morgan, Mr. Willie James Pitts, Gerard 'Jerry' James Quigley. 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: Close win for Rome this Friday; tough starts for Model, Pepperell. Adairsville over Cass; Cedartown to edge Rockmart. Week 2
  • New goal posts for Model High Blue Devils.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Rome Braves continue hunt for SAL Southern Division title. 
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Arizona today-Thursday night.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our gusts  including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Tressa Baggett of Rome who spearheaded one of the first relief efforts from our area to Louisiana. She spent the weekend in the region and will update us on what's being done to help flood victims.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Brandon Phillips, who's leading the Donald Trump campaign in Georgia, on some fair play questions.
  • At 8:40 a.m. Gail Garland from Harbor House on the 30th anniversary edition of the Roman Rumble -- and how you can help.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

$45 million warehouse project proposed for Bartow County. Area law enforcement, Rome Braves, others team up to help flood victims; more ways to help. Roman Rumble returns for 30th year.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Low to mid 90s back for another week after 'fall break.' Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Cass-White Logistics Park -- worth $45 million and providing warehouse space equal to seven Walmart Supercenters -- proposed for Bartow County. Bartow boom
  • 'BLUE: Benefiting Louisiana with Uniformed Encouragement,' unites area law enforcement, Rome Braves, community to help flood victims. Blue
  • More ways to help Louisiana flood victims, from Pleasant Valley South's Kid 2 Kid program collecting school supplies to additional relief efforts. Relief
  • Getting ready to rumble: 30th Roman Rumble set for Sept. 17; registration is under way. Rumble
  • Buzz: Endocrinologist Maryann Mugo, M.D., joins Floyd's practice in Taylorsville. Rockmart job fair seeks 22 for warehouse posts. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Huge numbers of state children can't get dental care, researcher says. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Charles Edward 'Ole School' Cothran, Mrs. Myrtle Odessa Oswalt, Mrs. Dorothy W. Pollard, Mrs. Linda Kay Swann Sloan. 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: Close win for Rome this Friday; tough starts for Model, Pepperell. Adairsville over Cass; Cedartown to edge Rockmart. Week 2
  • Latest soccer updates.
  • Rome Braves continue playoff hunt.
  • Playoff tickets for Rome Braves now on sale; $5 for any seat if purchased in advance. Playoffs
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Arizona today-Thursday night.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our gusts  including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Chris Giddens of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on the Kid2Kid mission to collect school supplies for flood-stricken Louisiana.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, Rome Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney and Floyd County Police Chief Bill Shiflett on a joint effort to help flood victims in Louisiana.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Ann Hortman of Rome Sports Commission on our area's ties to the Rio Paralympic Games.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Community personal safety training increasing here. Latest on massive I-75 collision. Rome Braves in playoff fight. John McClellan's high school picks. Knights of Columbus barbecue returns Labor Day. A taste of fall -- overnight.

Today's first headlines and continuing news updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • 90s return midweek through Sunday but a hint of fall overnight. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Personal, public safety courses expanding in Northwest Georgia in response to recent tragedies.  What you should know. Safety
  • Latest updates on the massive collision on I-75 that sent 13 to the hospital.
  • Buzz: Knights of Columbus Labor Day barbecue makes a smokin' return Sept. 5. Goat's adds 'The Barn.' Buzz
  • What's happening this week in Northwest Georgia. Agenda
  • Remembering Mr. Billy Wayne Parton Sr. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Special report

  • A Region at Risk: A four-part special report on the critical needs of Northwest Georgia's mental health community, from patients to providers to protectors. By request, we are reposting Natalie Simms' special report on the critical needs of our mental health community five years after the closing of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in West Rome. At Risk

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • John McClellan's high school football: Close win for Rome this Friday; tough starts for Model, Pepperell. Adairsville over Cass; Cedartown to edge Rockmart. Week 2
  • Rome Braves win 4-2 as playoff race with Augusta gets tight in final 14 games.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Arizona today-Thursday night.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our gusts  including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Ernie 'The K-Man' Studard, who's had tickets to the Rome Braves since the inaugural season in 2003, discusses 2016 team and a possible return to the playoffs with two weeks left in the regular season.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Jason and Melissa Smith, the new captains at the Salvation Army in Rome, on a key month ahead.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raises over $189,000, plus photo gallery. Friends for Life Banquet for Pregnancy Center returns Sept. 20. Busy week ahead in NW Georgia. Results for Clocktower 5K. Former Shorter athlete wins Olympic Silver medal. Latest spor

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com 
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • High near 86, look 60% rain chance this afternoon. Sunshine and upper 80s to start the week. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Dancing with the Rome Celebrity Stars: Photo gallery of dance challenge; Record breaking $189,188 raised for Sexual Assault Center. Dance
  • Nationally-known comedian and author Mike Williams to headline annual Friends for Life Banquet supporting the Pregnancy Center of Rome. Banquet
  • This week: Rome and Floyd Commission meetings, new traffic light in Cartersville, LakePoint Station opening, River Revelry and hymnal sing. Agenda
  • Education: Activity messenger for week ahead with Floyd County Schools. Education
  • Results and photos from Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K road race. Clocktower
  • Remembering Joseph Creaton Bridges, Custis Franklin Green and Gerard "Jerry" James Quigley. 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 today: Five homes in Rome/Floyd County priced from $94,900 to $234,000. Open house

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Former Shorter athlete Paul Chelimo wins Olympic Silver in men's 5000m.
  • Rome High vs. Harrison in running for High 5 Game of Week. Vote
  • John McClellan's high school football pick coming Monday.
  • Rome Braves get another big win 10-4 over Asheville.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host Nationals today through Sunday.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our gusts Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.:
  • At 8:10 a.m.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Jason and Melissa Smith, the new captains at the

Saturday, August 20, 2016

RaceTrac closed on Hwy. 41 for renovations. Elm Street students to headline conference. Cartersville teen dies in crash. Three arrested in multi-million drug theft. Three local attorneys recommended to fill judge position. Today's buzz and education update

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com 
 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • High near 88 with 60% rain chance, more expected on Sunday. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Busy RaceTrac on Highway 41 in Cartersville closed for renovations; New coffee bar and frozen treat station on way. RaceTrac
  • AJC: Elm Street's 'Sugar Kids Beauty' first graders to headline conference speaking to 10,000 teachers. Elm Street
  • 16-year-old Cartersville teen dies in Friday crash on Old Grassdale Rd. in Bartow. Fatal
  • City of Aragon mourning sudden death of Mayor Curtis Burrus. Obituaries
  • GBI, Bartow Sheriff's Office charge three men in theft of a multimillion-dollar shipment of hydrocodone pills from a Cartersville truck stop in July 2014.  Arrests
  • Martha Jacobs, Billy Sparks, Mark Webb recommended to governor to fill superior court judgeship upon Walter Matthews' retirement. Judge
  • Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
  • Cedartown Police: Charges made against clerks, citations issued to stores selling alcohol to minors. Cedartown
  • Education: Floyd Schools helping students be responsible online during Digital Citizenship week. Education
  • Weekend: Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Initiative for Men this morning. Later today, Forever Plaid at DeSoto and Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. Calendar
  • Buzz: Powell Memorial Tournament to benefit GNTC Foundation. 3 area legislators to serve on Judicial Qualifications study committee. Mohawk to add 50 registered apprenticeships. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Blue Cross may bump up rates on Georgia insurance exchange. Health
  • The #harbinherochallenge winners: Summit Quest, Hospitality House, Rome YMCA, Harbor House and DIGS Inc. Each gets $500, now must 'hustle' for a shot at another $1,000. Hero Challenge
  • 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: Five homes in Rome/Floyd County priced from $94,900 to $234,000. Open house

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Friday night's high school football scoreboard. Big wins for Cartersville, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Scoreboard
  • Rome Braves get a big win over Asheville, 3-1.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host Nationals today through Sunday.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our gusts Monday including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.:
  • At 8:10 a.m.
  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Jason and Melissa Smith, the new captains at the Salvation Army in Rome, on a key mon