Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Latest on storms due in Northwest Georgia this afternoon. Quarterly update on community banks' performance. New leader for South Rome Redevelopment. Model girls headed to AA Final Four.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: The latest on severe weather expected here throughout much of the afternoon. Continuing updates. Weather

Reaction to President Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday night. Speech

FDIC: Greater Community, Heritage First see double-digit increases in assets, deposits in fourth quarter vs. the same months in 2015. Banks 

Charles Looney named executive director of the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. Looney

Ash Wednesday: Schedule of services, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Lent

Rome Middle finishes second in seventh/eighth grade math contest at Berry. Rome, Pepperell middle students take individual honors. Education

Remembering Mrs. Barbara Ann Noles Bailey, Mrs. Becky Louise Lockhart. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

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Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Model Lady Blue Devils on to the Final Four; to play Laney on Saturday.
 
Darlington Lady Tigers hope for the same tonight vs. Lakeview Academy.
 
Also tonight: Calhoun, Chattooga boys hope to continue title quest.
 
Latest local college basketball updates.
 
High school baseball scores.
 
Community sports updates.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Dr. Frank Stephenson, professor of economics at Berry College, on President Trump's speech to the Joint Session of Congress Tuesday night.

8:40 a.m. Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic, a former spokesman for Nathan Deal and Phil Gingrey, with his take on the Trump speech.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Latest update on Wednesday's expected storms. What to do on Fat Tuesday -- and Ash Wednesday. March concert to help Davies Shelter, theatre foundation.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: All eyes on Wednesday's stormy forecast. Warmer today, some rain possible. Weather

Travis Meadows brings his music, message of redemption to Rome March 25, benefiting the Davies Homeless Shelter and DeSoto Theatre Foundation. Travis

Georgia Supreme Court rules company hoping to build a landfill in western Bartow County has approval to move ahead. Landfill

Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras is here; a few spots around town are celebrating with dinners and King Cakes. Fat Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday signal the start of Lent. Schedule of local services. Ashes

Buzz: Busy week for school board. Unity presents 'A Night on Broadway.' 100 Black Men, Floyd host 'A Gathering of Men Breakfast.' Democrats' fund-raiser is Thursday. Mohawk job fair March 16. Buzz

Georgia Health News: In notoriously tough job, Grady's chief executive officer is thriving. Health 

Remembering Mr. John Michael Morrison Jr., Mrs. Elvira Mae Chubb Bray Stone. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Model girls host Bryan County tonight as next found of state basketball playoffs begin.
 
Local college basketball updates.
 
Vikings set 2017 football schedule.
 
Expanded community sports report.
 

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Jonathan Lawson, associate pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, discusses Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season.

8:10 a.m.: Tim Herrington, Floyd County's emergency management director, on Wednesday's storm threat.



Monday, February 27, 2017

As the restaurant boom continues, a look at who's growing and who's slowing a bit. Speaking of: First bites on Moe's barbecue and Dawn's in Cedartown. Update on the start of Lent. Warmer, wetter week ahead.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

As dining options grow in Northwest Georgia, some owners say sales are mixed for both chain and independent restaurants. Trends

Dining: Moe's barbecue earns those five-star reviews (more than three dozen) -- and Dawn's in Cedartown does, too. Dining

Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday signal the start of Lent. Schedule of local services. Lent

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain -- and 70s -- return Tuesday, Wednesday. Cooler starting Thursday. Weather

Remembering Mr. Clyde Cook, Mr. James Millard Howell, Mr. Willie B. "Bill" Redden. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Updates on high school basketball tournaments.
 
A look at the Atlanta Braves' spring training schedule.
 
Community sports updates including tonight's Hall of Fame ceremony.
 

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Pepperell High's Alana Ellenburg on the annual Safe Driving Expo by the school's Students Against Destructive Decisions group set for April 9 from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot at the East Rome Walmart.

8:10 a.m.: Unity Christian School on the upcoming musical.

8:40 a.m.: Live from New Mexico, it's Harry Musselwhite on his being named president of the board of The New Mexico Film Foundation.




Sunday, February 26, 2017

New Jefferson's Restaurant coming to Rockmart. Severe to extreme drought conditions continue. What's on City and County Commission agendas this week. Library's summer reading program going digital. Rain ahead to start week. Sports updates.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

New Jefferson's Restaurant coming soon to Rockmart making five locations across Northwest Georgia. Jefferson's
 
Despite recent rains, severe to extreme drought conditions continue across Northwest Georgia. Drought
 
This week: Public hearings on rezoning requests before City Commission. County Commission expected to seek $8.7 million loan for Everett Springs water project. Agenda
 
Buzz: Tickets still available for Tuesday's 'Night at the Movies' benefiting Exchange Club Family Resource Center. Library's summer reading program going digital. Buzz
 
Exchange Club honors six high school seniors for overcoming adversity and excelling in school and community activities. A.C.E. Awards
 
WRGA: New court filings seek to add new defendants to civil RICO case against former Floyd Schools' maintenance director Derry Richardson. Schools
 
Governor's Honors Saturday at Berry: Editor of Princeton Review offers 11 tips for college admission process. Berry
 
Remembering Ava Lee Aycock Horton. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
 
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
 
Advertising: 
Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome, priced from $107,900 to $339,900. Open Houses
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

High school baseball updates. 

Shorter basketball teams fall in regular season finale at West Florida. Men head to GSC tournament on Tuesday. 

Georgia Highlands' Men's Basketball team wins GCAA Regular Season Championship.

Spring Training: Atlanta Braves beat Blue Jays, 7-4 on Saturday. Today: Braves vs. Houston, 1:05 p.m.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m.: Pepperell High's Alana Ellenburg on the annual Safe Driving Expo by the school's Students Against Destructive Decisions group set for April 9 from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot at the East Rome Walmart.

8:10 a.m.: Unity Christian School on the upcoming musical.

8:40 a.m.: Live from New Mexico, it's Harry Musselwhite on his being named president of the board of The New Mexico Film Foundation.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

$10,000 reward in DIGS house arson case. The Spires at Berry College opens leasing office on Broad St. Bartow officials seeking public input in future planning, transit expansion. Weekend Buzz. Rain possible early Saturday, cooler temps. Sports updates.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines

HEADLINES:

A $10,000 reward offered for arrest in arson case that heavily damaged the DIGS home last October. Arson
 
Berry College's Spires Retirement Community opens new leasing office in highly visible Cotton Block building on Broad St. Spires
 
Bartow County officials seeking public input for future planning. Open house on Feb. 28 to discuss transit expansion. Bartow
 
Buzz: GDOL recruiting for 40 jobs at FieldTurf in Calhoun. Cartersville's St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl returns Mar. 17-18. Buzz

Advocates for Children and its Children's Advocacy Center in Bartow receives national accreditation. Advocates

Remembering Opal Bigby Hines, Helen C Littlejohn, Bernice Brooks Murphy and Eleanor Rita Ulias Patton. Obituaries
 
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
 
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
 
Advertising: 
Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome, priced from $107,900 to $339,900. Open Houses
 

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Today: 4th Annual Middle School Soccer Jamboree at The YMCA Grizzard Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Latest updates on high school basketball state tournament.
 
Berry men and women lose in first round of basketball tournament.
 
Hawks, Lady Hawks game updates.
 

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m.: Pepperell High's Alana Ellenburg on the annual Safe Driving Expo by the school's Students Against Destructive Decisions group set for April 9 from 2-5 p.m. in the parking lot at the East Rome Walmart.

8:10 a.m.: Unity Christian School on the upcoming musical.

8:40 a.m.: Live from New Mexico, it's Harry Musselwhite on his being named president of the board of The New Mexico Film Foundation.