Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fosters Mill Store, local landmark, for sale. June's jobless rate up across Northwest Georgia. Latest business, community updates. 60% chance of rain, high of 86. Regional Public Health restaurant scores.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:  

60% rain chance with up to a half-inch possible, high of 86. Drier, warmer weekend ahead

Headlines:

  • Fosters Mill Store, a local landmark, is up for sale. Business
  • Chamber Young Professionals to meet. Aldi confirms Aug. 28 opening. Business
  • June's jobless rises across Northwest Georgia vs. May but down compared to June 2013; 8,333 looking for work. Employment
  • Jobs watch: Who's hiring, who's closing. Details
  • Latest updates from Georgia Northwestern Technical College, Rome Tea Party. Briefs
  • Latest Public Health restaurant reports for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Rome Braves win big in series opener with Delmarva, 8-0.
  • Tonight: Home vs. Delmarva at 7 p.m.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • This morning: Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn and field Manager Jonathan Schuerholz join us on Hometown Radio at 7:40 this morning. Listen at WRGA 98.7 FM, 1470 AM or streaming at wrga.streamon.fm.
  • New home for Rome High football this fall on The Jock (99.5 FM/1360 AM)
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn and field Manager Jonathan Schuerholz talk about the 2014 season and the final weeks ahead.
  • Lynn Dempsey of Dempsey Auction discusses Saturday's Floyd County GOP breakfast meeting with special guest Philip Wilheit, the chair of the Board of Regents and a confidant of Gov. Nathan Deal.
  • Carol Willis of the Commission on Children and Youth analyzes the latest Kids County data, which shows some gains -- and more concerns -- about area youth.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Elections: Buck-Woods school race too close to call. Perdue, Loudermilk, Wilson big winners. A look at Nov. 4 ballot. Business: Boom in hair shops; auction set; Mohawk goes to the dog (Mo). Upper 80s, 40% rain chance

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Ware Mechanical forecast:  

40% chance of more rain with a high of 87. Rain chance grows toward the end of the week.

Headlines:

  • Elections: Buck-Woods race still undecided. Tuesday's big winners: David Perdue, Barry Loudermilk, Valarie Wilson. Politics
  • No splitting hairs here: Greater Rome's brush with the hair shop boom. Trend
  • 30-plus properties in Floyd, Gordon up for auction Thursday. Mohawk turns to 'Mo.' Wine flows at Schroeder's Thursday. Business
  • Updated look at the latest Kids Count data for our area: Concerns about poverty, child abuse and neglect. Kids
  • Super teacher Ron Clark to launch Floyd Schools' Destination Graduation push on July 29 at The Forum. Floyd schools
  • Chair of the Board of Regents to address Floyd GOP. Red Cross gets new board members. Farmers markets today. Updates
  • Latest Public Health restaurant reports for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • It's not to late to join dozens of summer camps under way in our area. Summer Camp
  • Rome Braves were off Tuesday.
  • Tonight: Home vs. Delmarva at 7 p.m.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • Parks & Rec Fall Youth Sports registration begins
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • The winner of the GOP Senate runoff election.
  • Layla Shipman, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, on Tuesday's vote and what's next.
  • City Commissioner Wendy Davis on what's next for the Democratic Party following Tuesday's runoff vote.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Election Day guide: where to vote, where to get results (right here). Sport Clips coming to Rome. Latest on Etowah Grove mixed-use project. 60% chance of more storms today; 85 degrees. Latest community updates

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Ware Mechanical forecast:  

60% chance of thunderstorms later today and tonight. Some of the storms could become severe. Look for a high of 85 with warmer temperatures beginning Wednesday.

Headlines:

  • Election Day: Where to vote, what to expect, where to get results tonight (right here). Campaign 2014
  • Sport Clips coming to Rome. Mohawk highlights annual sustainability report. Business
  • Etowah Grove, an office/retail/apartment project, proposed near 411 and the Bypass in East Rome (photos). Development
  • Updates on the merger of the postal credit unions and the new office coming to Armuchee. Merger
  • Volunteers spruce up Shorter for new semester. Home Run Derby to help Cave Spring sports. Salvation Army's new kitchen is smokin'. Community
  • Latest Public Health restaurant reports for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • It's not to late to join dozens of summer camps under way in our area. Summer Camp
  • Rome Braves fall 9-8 thanks to extra innings rally by West Virginia
  • Next: Off tonight; back in Rome on Wednesday vs. Delmarva.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • Parks & Rec Fall Youth Sports registration begins
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests  including:
  • Ali Freeman of Harbin Clinic on Friday's Gal Talk conference for women.
  • Berry College Head Football Coach Tony Kunczewski on the 2014 season and what to expect from the second-year Vikings.
  • Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, on Georgia Tech president Bud Peterson's visit to Rome today to discuss Tech's impact here and the My Journey Compass collaboration among local medical partners.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Restaurants prime spots for campaign stops. Fairfield opens in Calhoun. Rome man held in early Sunday murder. Weather: Light rain, mid 80s. Gas prices below same time last year.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:  

Light rain this morning and for much of the coming week. Look for highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows near 70 -- just about normal for this time of year.

Headlines:

  • Food & Politics: Three local restaurants are campaign hot spots when it comes to mixing issues and menus. Politics
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites opens in Calhoun as hotel boom continues across Northwest Georgia. Hotels
  • As work on Shaw's $85 million Adairsville plant begins, look for more between Ga. 140 and Union Grove on I-75. Shaw
  • 25-year-old Rome man charged with felony murder as club shooting kills one. Murder
  • Gas prices fall again, now 7 cents a gallon lower than the same time in 2013. Gas
  • Publix' Tools for Back to School to benefit West End Elementary, United Way in Bartow County. Back to School
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • It's not to late to join dozens of summer camps under way in our area. Summer Camp
  • Rome Braves: That's a big 10-4 win for the Braves vs. West Virginia Sunday.
  • Next: Tonight in West Virginia, off Tuesday and back in Rome on Wednesday.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • Parks & Rec Fall Youth Sports registration begins
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • Capt. Douglas McClure of the Salvation Army on a great project benefitting the operation.
  • Chris Giddens, a local children's minister and self-avowed geek, on a late summer blast of sci-fi at the movies and and a major PC shift in today's comic books.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

More rain expected today. Local teen with Cerebral Palsy headed to Nicaragua mission trip. Look ahead: "Blonde" finale at DeSoto, Commission meeting, Runoff election. Crimewatch updates. Regional dining scores and sports updates.

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Ware Mechanical forecast: 40% chance of shower today, isolated thunderstorms possible this afternoon. High of 83.

Headlines:

  • Local teen with Cerebral Palsy headed on mission trip to Nicaragua. Trip
  • What's ahead: Finale of "Blonde" at DeSoto, Commission meeting and Runoff election. Ahead
  • Expanded: Daily Public Health restaurant inspection scores for all five area counties each Tuesday through Saturday. Including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • It's not to late to join dozens of summer camps under way in our area. Summer Camp
  •  Rome Braves win 7-2 over West Virginia.
  • Today-Monday: In West Virginia.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • Parks & Rec Fall Youth Sports registration begins
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • Capt. Douglas McClure, Salvation Army
  • Kim Davis, with NWGA Sexual Assault Center,  on 2014 Celebrity Dance Challenge