Friday, April 29, 2016

More changes at Shorter? Latest political updates. Weekend: Spring Fling, Rome in Bloom. Weather: Some sun, some rain. Sports: High school baseball playoffs.

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • About a quarter of an inch of rain Saturday, double that Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • What we're hearing: Changes for Shorter at Midtown Cross -- and The Hill? Plus: A little national attention. Hometown
  • Providence Prep names Glenn Getchell headmaster effective June 1
  • Reminder: Harbin Clinic Kids Spring Fling is Saturday in the 500 block of downtown Rome. Fling
  • Campaign Watch Daily: Final candidate profiles, forums. Floyd Republican Women to hear County Commission hopefuls.  Advance voting starts Monday. Politics
  • Buzz: 'Rome in Bloom' tour, party is Saturday. First tax sale of 2016 is Tuesday. Photo/video contest winners due next week. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Nationally, health care prices all over the map. Georgia's health care prices for the privately insured are below the national average. Health
  • Sheriff's Deputy Casey Lyle, known for his 'Beyond Scared Straight' episodes, dies. Deputy
  • Remembering Mrs. Norma Vivian Reynolds Cantrell Dempsey, Bessie Lucille Tate, Jerry Houston Taylor. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves' latest updates.
  • Next:  Hagerstown Friday-Monday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Playoffs continue today.
  • Darlington Soccer Academy signings.
  • Latest local college updates. Berry softball no. 4 in the country.
  • Upcoming community sports events. Clocktower Classic under way today.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Joyce Mink, Democratic challenger for Post 5 on the Floyd County Board of Education.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Catherine Farrar Jackson from the Junior Service League on Saturday's Rome in Bloom garden tour and party.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Latest on West Rome manhunt that ends with arrest. U.S. House candidate Q&As; latest campaign watch. Business: Latest jobs; good month for Realtors. Watching potential storms.

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • More rain, storms possible today; high of 84. Clearing Friday but storms back Saturday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • West Rome manhunt ends with armed suspect's arrest; he and two others charged in Dalton stabbing robbery.
  • Politics: Q&A with U.S. House District 14: Graves vs. Levene vs. Tuck. District 14
  • Politics: Q&A with U.S. House District 11: Hayden Collins, Daniel Cowan, Billy Davis, William Llop and Barry Loudermilk. District 11
  • Legislative updates: Governor signs Lumsden's bill to increase business partnerships, participation with public school systems. Bill
  • Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Salter clear to run for district attorney. SOS
  • Sheriff's office: Floyd County Jail inmate, arrested last week following chase, dies in apparent suicide. Jail
  • Business: Beauflor hiring in Cartersville (see jobs link). March was a good month for local Realtors. Business
  • Business: Saunders Jones III of Cartersville joining the Coosa Valley Credit Union as vice president of SBA/Commercial Lending. CVCU
  • Rome High designers letting their feet do the talking -- well, shoes, that is -- in bid for $50,000 prize. Wolves
  • Buzz: Floyd School Board has busy week ahead. Finster Fest returning to Paradise Garden. More updates. Buzz
  • Remembering Stephen Dale 'Steve' Byars, Mrs. Marshall Ann Davenport Luhrman, Mr. James Eugene Shelly, Mrs. Frances Simpson, James Harris Spurlin, Mr. Richard Wells, Mrs. Frances Mae Worthington. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves win two in West Virginia Wednesday.
  • Next:  West Virginia tonight; Hagerstown Friday-Monday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Model opens playoffs on the road today; other series start Friday.
  • Chad Warner's return to college basketball official.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events. Clocktower Classic under way today.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Randy Baker, a Republican running for Floyd County Commission, Post 2.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Rickey Agan, a Republican running for Floyd County Sheriff in the May 24 primary.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weather service looks at fifth anniversary of local, regional tornado outbreak. Rain today, some storms possible later. Candidate Q&As for Floyd sheriff, clerk. Campaign watch. New Berry trustees' chair.

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Rain trickles back starting later today; highs in the mid 80s. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Five years ago this morning, Northwest Georgia was swept by damage winds, followed that night by tornadoes. Anniversary
  • Politics: Q&A with Floyd County Sheriff's candidates. Randy Agan vs. Tim Burkhalter. Sheriff
  • Politics: Q&A with Clerk of Court candidates: Bill Gilliland vs. Barbara Penson. Clerk
  • Politics Q & A: Bartow County Sheriff's candidates: Thomas Culpepper, Steve Holloway and Clark Millsap. Bartow
  • Georgia Health News: Despite improvements, state rated below average on emergency readiness. Health
  • Campaign Watch Daily: Additional candidate forum videos, the latest on the May 24 primary. Campaign watch
  • Buzz: Chick-fil-A's Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3. Free Clinic now 'Faith & Deeds.' Get Prayer Breakfast tickets by Friday. Angel's Run returns to Rockmart. Buzz
  • Smile Report: Rome Noon Optimist Club honors area high school students. Smile
  • Barry Griswell elected chair of Berry's Board of Trustees; Rome's Rick Gilbert new vice chair. Berry
  • Clocktower Classic Handcycle competition returns to Rome Thursday through Sunday; where to watch; road closings. Handcycling
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves game suspended by rain; make-up today.
  • Next: Series in West Virginia through Thursday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Model opens playoffs on the road Thursday.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: George Bevels, Democratic incumbent in Post 5 on the Floyd County Board of Education.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Capt. Douglas McClure of the Salvation Army on his reassignment to Dalton this summer after four years of serving Rome/Floyd County.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Tellus Astronomer David Dundee discuss what the Mercury Transit is and what we can expect to see on May 9 at Tellus.
 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hospital grades: A for Gordon Hospital; Bs for Floyd, Redmond, Cartersville. Floyd County School Board candidate profiles. Two hires for tennis center. Warmer today; storms by Thursday? Obituaries.

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Even warmer today, Wednesday; some storms possible midweek. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Georgia Health News: State's hospital safety ranking drops to 35th. A for Gordon Hospital, B for Floyd, Redmond, Cartersville medical centers. Health
  • Politics: Q&A with Floyd Board of Education candidates: Hester vs. Strickland, Shell vs. Tucker, Bevels vs. Mink. Politics
  • Campaign Watch Daily: Latest news to know about the May 24, voter registration, candidate profiles and broadcasts. Voters
  • Appointments at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College: Daglis named executive director; Brundle director of tennis. Tennis
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' taping in Cartersville makes The Grand -- and 'KQWK' -- the stars. Movie
  • Buzz: Free chickens sandwich for educators today at Chick fil A. 'Mercury Transit' coming up. Road closure, 'Be a Tourist' here. Buzz
  • Cartersville Public Works joins those urging homeowners to check for standing water to beat mosquito concerns. Health
  • Smile Report: Two from College and Career Academy take first place in state competition: Sierra Threadgill and Tyler Reed, both of Coosa. Smile
  • Remembering Mr. Donald Benjamin 'Donnie' Ayer, Mr. Bobby Jeffery Crumley, Marshall E. 'Bluejay' Pierce. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner return Wednesday.  State crews were off Monday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves were off Monday, open four-game series in West Virginia tonight.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Playoff edition with high school baseball brackets.
  • National honors for Georgia Northwestern.
  • Shorter football updates.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m. County Commissioner Irwin Bagwell on his seeking a new term presenting Post 3 (Cave Spring/South Floyd).
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Former Shorter Hawks coach and local banker Chad Warner as he's about to join the Valparaiso basketball staff.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Closer look at Floyd County Commission candidates. Mall finally getting new sign. Warmer week ahead; storms possible. Obituaries. Sports updates.

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid 80s return; rain and storms possible late Wednesday, Thursday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Politics: Q & A with Floyd County Commission candidates: Randy Baker vs. Wright Bagby; Irwin Bagwell vs. Allison Watters. Politics
  • Politics: Q & A with Bartow Sole Commissioner candidates, Harry Pugliese vs. Steve Taylor. Politics
  • Buzz: New sign coming to Mount Berry Mall as changes continue. St. Mary's Youth yard sale Saturday. Gas prices hold steady vs. last week. Buzz
  • Agenda: Arboretum opening at Berry, special Olympics, Spring Fling, 'Speakeasy' at Tellus. Agenda
  • Remembering Mr. Ocie Leonard Robbins, Mr. Billy Joe Thompson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner returns Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 4-3 as Asheville takes the series, three games to one.
  • Up next: Off today; four-game series in West Virginia starts Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Playoff edition.
  • Latest local college updates. Berry Softball wins SAA conference title again.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Melinda Strickland, Floyd County Board of Education, District 2.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: An update on the special needs prom set for May 7 by Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Bob Skelton on the Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast on May 5 at The Forum featuring guest speaker, Dave Dravecky, a former Major League pitcher who lost an arm to cancer.