Saturday, June 24, 2017

Aftermath of Friday's storms. Over 1-inch of rain with more possible today. Flash Flood watch until 8 p.m. Three Polk Co. men arrested in child pornography sting. Cotton Block Picker coming soon. Independence Day 2017 event guide. Sports updates.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over 1 inch of rainfall, more possible today. Flash flood watch until 2 p.m. Updates on aftermath of Friday's storms. Weather

Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation. Polk

Buzz: Familiar spot on First Street new home of Cotton Block Picker. County Commission meets Tuesday. Special scout mission.  Buzz 

Independence Day weekend 2017: Plenty of parades, activities and red, white and blue. Independence Day

Accreditation team seeks community comments on Floyd County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff

Remembering Mr. Ellioutt Cunningham Jr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores: Cedartown restaurant scores 57/U. Dining

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

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Six homes in Greater Rome priced from $84,900 to $429,900. Gallery

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The Rome Braves defeat Asheville 4-3 in 10 innings tonight for their first victory of the 2nd half of season.

New coaches join Shorter University's sports staff: Julianne Pham named head coach of Shorter's women's lacrosse team and Paul Furey named head coach of Shorter University's men's soccer.

Darlington's Tijai Whatley commits to play football for GA Tech in 2018. 

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

Vacation time for our radio edition only. We'll be back with live shows starting Wednesday, July 5.
 

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State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Friday, June 23, 2017

More rain today, tonight from Cindy. Craze boutique opens on Broad Street today. Job fairs today, next week. Sports: Norman Arey says farewell. Rome Braves, high school updates.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood watch starts at 2 p.m. as much more rain expected from the remnants of Cindy. Latest updates and event cancellations. Weather

Business: Craze Boutique opens today at 11 a.m. on Broad Street. Business

Jobs: FieldTurf recruiting today in Calhoun; Suhner career fair is June 29 in Rome. Jobs

Buzz: 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women set for Saturday, Aug 19. GHC's Six Mile Post has a banner year. Buzz 

Georgia Health News. Senate health care bill: What would it mean to our state? Health

Remembering James Herbert Cook, EdD; Mr. Mathew Daniels; Mr. Jerry P. Dennis; Mrs. Gaynell Rosie Cargle Huckaby; Mr. Robert Earl 'Bobby' Quinn Jr.; Ms. Bertha Mae Ware. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Six homes in Greater Rome priced from $84,900 to $429,900. Posting today at 3 p.m.

 

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Rome Braves open second season in Asheville; rematch tonight at 7:05 p.m.
 
Lots of personnel changes for the Braves.
 
High school notes (Coosa).
 
Norman Arey: All fun things have to come to an end, even for me. Click Norman Arey
 

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

7:20 a.m. An update from Joe Cook and Paddle Georgia 2017.
 
7:40 a.m. Mandy Perry with the Rome office of Blood Assurance on how to keep blood supplies flowing this busy summer.
 
8:10 a.m. Jim Alfred from Harbin Clinic on the Independence Day 2017 edition of Splash Bash.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Heavy rain likely as Storm Cindy spins across the southeast. Latest jobs report for Northwest Georgia. Business: Woodstock Furniture opens; May home sales up.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tracking Storm Cindy as heavy rain moves into much of Georgia. Updates all day. Weather

Business: Woodstock Furniture opens at Central Plaza; ribbon cutting is next week. Business

Business: May was another strong month for area home buyers, sellers. Homes

May jobs report: Unemployment rate up slightly across Northwest Georgia vs. previous month, down from a year earlier. Plus: Who's hiring. Jobs

Bartow County EMS: Driver found dead inside mail delivery vehicle following accident. Fatality

Driver of ambulance involved in fatal crash booked into county jail. WRGA

Buzz: Rome attorney David Guldenschuh named president of the Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation. Latest special tax proposals to be presented this evening. Buzz

Remembering Dannie Lynn Dodd, Mrs. Doris Julia Sheppard, Thomas Lewis 'Tommy' Smith Sr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Twitter Poll
 
We ask Rome's registered voters which of the four items on the November ballot are most important to them: school board seats/path of Rome City Schools; city commission seats; special tax for general purpose items; or special tax for education. Poll ends at noon today. Vote here

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Cedartown prepares for annual wheelchair race July 2.
 
Two Shorter Hawks competing in national track and field competition.
 
Rome Braves start 'new season' Thursday.
 

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

7:20 a.m. An update from Joe Cook and Paddle Georgia 2017. Big night ahead in Cartersville.
 
8:10 a.m. Meteorologist Adam Baker of the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office on what to expect from Tropical Storm Cindy in Northwest Georgia.
 
8:40 a.m. Aimee Madden, Public Information Officer for the city of Cedartown, on the annual wheelchair race coming up on Sunday, July 2.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At least two inches of rain on the way with Storm Cindy's remnants. Judge blocks adding names to school RICO case. Turrentine named new Coosa High principal. Suspect surrenders in Saturday murder case.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: At least two inches of rain due as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy wash through here. Also: The latest from the Gulf as the storm moves closer. Weather
 
Judge denies bid to add eight more 'parties' to the RICO/theft investigation involving former maintenance personnel with the county schools. RICO
 
Suspect surrenders in Saturday homicide in West Rome. Suspect
 
Johnson Elementary's LaDonna Turrentine named new principal at Coosa High School. Principal
 
Coosa Valley Credit Union consolidating West Rome locations. Branch at 1307 Redmond Road to close at end of July. Consolidation
 
Education: Georgia Northwestern prepares for new Move On When Ready students. Bartow County Public Health reminds parents of needed back-to-school shots, screenings. Education
 
Buzz: Great turnout for ALS fund-raiser for Freddie Giles at Shane's. Rome Fire Lt. Leigh Rush headed to World Police and Fire Games. New Dollar General in Gore to hire 13. Buzz
 
Remembering Mr. Ellioutt Cunningham Jr., Mr. Randy Diamond, Mrs. Annie Dell Deems Ely Hutchens, Mr. John Robert Jester, Mr. Willie Montgomery Sr., Shirley Selman Owens, Mr. Tony Marion Patterson. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores: U/46 for Cave Spring restaurant. Dining
 
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
 

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

 Updates from the SAL All-Star game that featured five Rome Braves.

Rome starts second season Thursday vs. Tourists in Asheville.
 
Berry Softball welcomes seven new players.

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

7:20 a.m. Update from Paddle Georgia 2017.
 
7:40 a.m. LaDonna Turrentine, the new principal at Coosa High, on what to expect this year.
 
8:10 a.m. Update from Orange Beach, Ala., as Rome businessman Brian Dulaney does his best Jim Cantore take on storm conditions washing out many Northwest Georgians' vacations this week.
 
8:40 a.m. Kelly Dae, a teacher from East Central, and a guest from the YMCA on the summer feeding and enrichment program so far this year.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The tropics explode amid key Gulf vacation season and that rain will follow Northwest Georgians home. It's over: Sixth District voters to decide, Handel or Ossoff? Latest local weather. Five Rome Braves in all-star clash tonight.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Just like that, we have three tropical systems to keep an eye on for vacation travel -- and maybe back home, too. Tropics

Politics: Finally an end to those Handel-Ossoff TV commercials as election day is here. What you need to know. Politics

Business: Veteran banker Mike Stover promoted to vice president at Greater Community Bank. Plus: Georgia Chamber's Georgia 2030 2.0 tour coming to Rome on Monday. Business

Buzz: Final notes on the downtown pianos. Scholarship for Woodland graduate. 'Evening of American Art Song' is June 23. Buzz

Low to mid 80s through Friday; big question is how much rain. Weather

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

The Rome Braves' All-Star Squad ready for tonight's showdown with the north.
 
Updated links to high school football programs.

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

7:20 a.m. Our daily Paddle Georgia update.

7:40 a.m. Greg Cater and Josh Perry with Life Church on the latest updates for the congregation's new home on John Davenport. They're calling it, 'Take Back the Tavern.'

 
8:10 a.m. Dr. Frank Stephenson, the chair of the departments of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Berry College, on today's headlines.
 
8:40 a.m. Rome Police Lt. Joe Costolnick on the continuing investigation into the murders in South Rome last week.
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder