Wednesday, September 28, 2016

$1 million donated for Berry theatre. School-by-school SAT scores. Business: Update on Kroger opening; new wings place. Even cooler Thursday, Friday. Weekly soccer report.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Thursday, Friday forecasts look ideal -- low to mid 70s; overnight, low 50s. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Education: Atlanta philanthropist gives $1 million for Berry College theatre. Berry
  • Business: Kroger Marketplace grand opening is 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Wing Me Up opens up in Calhoun. Business
  • Buzz: Forum on skate park Oct. 19. Road improvements under way. Notary training set for two sessions on Oct. 6. Buzz
  • Georgia students see rise in traditional SAT scores; we have the school-by-school score and count on test-takers. Education
  • Education: Josh Hart from West End Elementary earns first place honors in the Fall Sixth Grade Berry College Mathematics Contest. Education
  • Georgia Health News: Rural hospitals see ray of hope in tax credits. Health
  • Remembering Mr. Harold P. Crawford, Mr. Reginald Dwain Petty, Mr. Daniel Porter, Mr. Tracy Lee Snyder, Mrs. Sara Adams Wood. 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

  • Busy weekly soccer report.
  • High schools ready for rivalry Friday; for Model, '79 champs reunion.
  • Berry Vikings: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Shorter Hawks: Home Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. West Alabama.
  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Week 6 picks coming this week.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Next picks due Friday morning.
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon Saturday.
  • UGA: Ole Miss pounds Dogs. Next: Home Saturday vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: At home vs. Phillies today-Thursday.
  • Atlanta Falcons: Home Sunday vs. Panthers, 1 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Charles Love of the North Rome community on the bid to move the recycling center.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Willie Green III, Floyd County's election supervisor, on what to know as we get closer to the Nov. 8 election.

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Read the FBI's 2015 crime report for Northwest Georgia. Rome OKs 'Duck Pond' project. Fall finally arriving. Local sports updates. Falcons get a big win Monday night.

Continuing updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • TGIF! (Thank God It's Fall). 75 by Wednesday with a low near 50 Friday morning. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • FBI posts crime reports for our communities in 2015. Numbers reflect violent year in Floyd County. Crime
  • Rome City Commission OK's development plan for Duck Pond by 5-3 following marathon discussion. Vote
  • Health: Harbin Clinic Immediate Care now offers appointments as well as walk-in service. Health
  • Education: 'Rome High News' takes students, parents inside what's happening on, off the campus with the Wolves. RHS
  • Buzz Tuesday: Great Locomotive Chase Festival this weekend in Adairsville. Honors for Polk Medical's Gorman. 4-H members master LEGO build contest. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Kaiser again ranked No. 1 health plan in the state. Health
  • Remembering Elizabeth Gayle (Ware) Bowman, Mr. George Neal Jr., Reginald D Petty, Mrs. Mildred Kathleen Pollard Winters. 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

  • Atlanta Falcons updates.
  • More honors for Berry's Blanchard.
  • Friday's Armuchee-Coosa game gets personal.
  • Half marathon, banquet set for December.
  • Berry Vikings: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Shorter Hawks: Home Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. West Alabama.
  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Week 6 picks coming this week.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Next picks due Friday morning.
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon Saturday.
  • UGA: Ole Miss pounds Dogs. Next: Home Saturday vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: At home vs. Phillies today-Thursday.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: The Coosa Valley Fair opens in one week. We get a preview from John Garner and Gene Richardson.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Michael Smith, the Democratic Party of Georgia's communications chief, on his take aways from Monday night's presidential debate.
  • 8:40 a.m.:  Jennifer Hazelton, communications director for the Trump-Pence campaign in Georgia, with her thoughts on the debate.

Monday, September 26, 2016

School board candidates both oppose state takeover push. Clinton-Trump debate tonight at 9. Free food alert. Mid 70s here by Thursday.

Continuing updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com 
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Cold front will push mercury to mid 70s by Thursday. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Campaign 2016: Floyd Board of Education Post 5 candidates both oppose state 'school takeover' proposal, support changes made to school system since maintenance scandal. Politics
  • Politics: What you need to now about tonight's presidential debate, including local analysis. Also: Campaign 2016 updates. Politics
  • Monday Buzz: Two freebies at Chick-fil-A this Tuesday, Oct. 6. Foundry Growler Station hopes to open by Fiddlin' Fest. Life Chain returns to downtown Rome Sunday. Trinity United Methodist pumpkins arrive Sunday. Buzz
  • This week: Rome City Commission's decision on 'Duck Pond.' All week: 'Peter and the Star Catcher.' Duck Dash returns. Week
  • Remembering Mr. Kevin O'Bryan Craton, Mr. Allen Murphy. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry Vikings: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Shorter Hawks: Home Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. West Alabama.
  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Week 6 picks coming this week.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: Next picks due Friday morning.
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon Saturday.
  • UGA: Ole Miss pounds Dogs. Next: Home Saturday vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: No game Sunday following the death of the Marlins' pitcher. Off Monday. At home vs. Phillies Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans, tonight at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on the impact of Facebook's voter registration push on members' news feed. Also: updates on registration with the Nov. 8 election just over six weeks away.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic sets up tonight's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Heat relief due Tuesday. Lots of politics on the way. Illusions due in downtown Rome. Big win for Berry, big loss for Shorter.

Continuing updates all day at www.hometownheadlines.com 
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • 96 again on Saturday! How about a low in the mid 50s Wednesday morning? Heat streak is almost over. Weather
  • Keith Mickler: Falling into color as our trees signal another change of seasons. Extension service

Latest local headlines:

  • Ballenger's, the region's most unique and satisfying restaurant, closing after Friday night's dinner. Direct link: http://wp.me/p2TrVL-qOO
  • Politics: What you need to now about Monday's presidential debate, including local analysis. Also: Campaign 2016 updates. Politics
  • Sunday Buzz: Illusions coming to downtown Rome. Sparks to be sworn in as judge Oct. 6. Buzz
  • This week: Rome City Commission's decision on 'Duck Pond.' All week: 'Peter and the Star Catcher.' Duck Dash returns. Week
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Berry Vikings get big win vs. Sewanee, 41-3: Next: At Washington (Mo.), 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Shorter Hawks fall 47-7 to Delta State: Next: Home Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. West Alabama.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: How did Norman pick 'em? No No.
  • John McClellan's high school picks:  Week 6 picks coming Monday.
  • Georgia TechNext up: Miami at home, noon Saturday.
  • UGA: Ole Miss pounds Dogs. Next: Home Saturday vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Marlins. Off Monday. At home vs. Phillies Tuesday-Thursday.
  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans, Monday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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

  • Please join our guests Monday including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on the impact of Facebook's voter registration push on members' news feed. Also: updates on registration with the Nov. 8 election just over six weeks away.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic sets up tonight's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Latest on ambulance/police car collision. Rome City Brewery a key step closer. $5 million investment means 20 new jobs. Rome Braves honored. Norman's No Nos: Bad news for UGA?

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Forget fall? It was 95 again Thursday, 14 degrees above normal. Low 90s for the weekend. Weather

Latest local headlines:

  • Floyd County Police officer critically injured in accident with Redmond ambulance Thursday evening on U.S. 27. Updates
  • Dining & drink: Brewhouse's Rome City Brewery gets critical federal OK; state next. Celebrate with a new foot-long hot dog next week. D & D
  • Latest gas gauge check: Colonial Pipeline official to address Rome Rotary Oct. 6. Some outages in Calhoun. Latest prices. Gas
  • Larsen & Shaw/Carlsen Precision Manufacturing bringing site to Floyd County; $5 million investment with up to 20 jobs over three years. Business
  • Ribbon is cut on the new William S. Davies Homeless Shelter off East 18th Street. Shelter
  • Weekend: Scott Thompson concert, Armuchee band invitational, beer festival, museum freebies and Geek Week picnic. Weekend
  • Buzz: Arms up -- Blood Assurance needs O-positive donors. Plus: New Rome Facebook home. Leaf machine starts round Oct. 3. Prayer at the Poll set for Sept. 28 at St. Mary's School. Buzz
  • Education: Harbin's Kenna Stock, Calhoun Schools' Michele Taylor, Dalton Utilities' John Thomas join Georgia Northwestern's board. GNTC
  • Cartersville Police: Custody fight leads to boyfriend's arrest on arson, other charges. Arson 
  • Remembering Mr. Jimmy Odell Camp, Ms. Sandra Gale Holsey, Mr. Michael Leroy Smith, Mr. William Allen 'Bill' Stephens Sr. 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: I feel good about Tennessee but not about Georgia. No No.
  • Friday night football: Where to find tonight's game on radio, the web. Forecast: 85 and clear skies at kickoff. Preview
  • John McClellan's high school picks:   No. 6 Darlington over No. 8 Bowdon (private vs. public). Pepperell, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rome should have smooth nights. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Berry College: Saturday vs. Sewanee, 6 p.m. at home. Roster | Schedule |
  • Shorter University:  At Delta State, 3 p.m. Saturday.   Roster / Schedule
  • Georgia Tech: falls 27-6 to no. 5 Clemson. Next up: Miami at home, noon Saturday, Oct. 1.
  • UGA: At Ole Miss, noon Saturday.
  • League champion Rome Braves honored by the Floyd County Commission.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Marlins through Sunday.
  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans, Monday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 7:40 a.m.: Mary Jane Bushell, president and chief executive officer of Larsen & Shaw, and Steve Caslick, the vice president of operations,will join us to talk about the company's decision to bring Carlsen Precision Manufacturing to our area with 20 new jobs.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Michael Smith, the Democratic Party of Georgia's communications director, on what he sees for Monday's Clinton vs. Trump debate and how Mrs. Clinton is doing in Georgia based on recent polls.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.