Thursday, June 23, 2016

Barbecue restaurant planned for Bridgepoint Plaza? Courtyard update. Latest employment snapshot, county by county. Heat index of 97 today; smog alert in Bartow.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • High of 93 today with a heat index of 97. Smog alert for Bartow; how to track local smog conditions. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Barbecue restaurant now looking at Bridgepoint Plaza as Cotton Block continues to sizzle. Plaza
  • Business: Courtyard by Marriott now due by late December, early January. Two conventions on the way. Business
  • Jobless rate updates across Northwest Georgia in May. Employment
  • Latest updates on Paddle Georgia as the kayaks and canoes stop in Calhoun, depart for Rome. Paddle
  • Education: Floyd Schools set three new student registration dates; first day of classes is Aug. 2. Education
  • DOT contractor to do some painting maintenance at six key spots along the bypass. DOT
  • Briefs: Floyd Board of Education meets June 28, July 7. Georgia Northwestern sets GED orientation set for June 28, July 12. Briefs
  • Remembering Ms. Joyce White Clark, Charles A Nicholson, Mr. William Lamar Sims. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • 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 open 'second season' tonight at 7 vs. Charleston.
  • Next: Today-Sunday at home vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Braves fall 3-0 to Miami. Home today-Sunday vs. Mets.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Jayne Wyatt of the Polk County Sports Walk of Fame debuting Saturday in Cedartown.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Donna Carver, director of School Nutrition for Floyd County Schools, on how the program is doing this year as we near the midpoint -- and how you can help.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Panda Express opens in Calhoun. Quick look at Cotton Block pizza shop (in progress). Heat index of 98 due today. Russell Airport earns Purple Heart designation. Outdoors updates.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from www.hometownheadlines.com
 
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid 90s with a heat index of 98 due. No relief in sight.
  • Spring 2016 was warmer, considerably drier in Rome, Cartersville vs. normal, according to the National Weather Service.
  • 'Code Orange' smog alert Wednesday for Bartow, metro Atlanta. Smog

Today's headlines:

  • Panda Express opens in Calhoun as Asian fast-food giant continues growth. Quick look inside potential pizza restaurant. Dining
  • Big day for Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field as it becomes the nation's second Purple Heart Airport. With photos.
  • Georgia Health News: Task force aims to reshape Georgia stance on health coverage. Health
  • Outdoors: Paddle Georgia arrives in Calhoun for street party tonight; trek ends Friday in Rome. Paddle
  • As we head to the water, some key river safety tips from Floyd County E-911. Outdoors
  • Changing of the guard at Seven Hills Rotary on Tuesday. Facebook
  • Remembering Mr. Wayman Marian Holder, Mr. Billy Presley. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • 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

  • Five Rome Braves in Tuesday's All-Star game, playing for the southern division.
  • Next: All-Star break through today; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Marlins today; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Mets.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Patrick Eidson, Rome's assistant city manager, on the annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Aug. 20.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Daniel Morris, a recent Darlington graduate, on assembling his dream, the Cedartown Coca-Cola Museum opening this weekend.
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Isakson, Perdue, Senate reject gun measures. Cedartown's huge weekend includes new Coke museum, sports walk of fame premieres. Paddle Georgia updates. Weather: Back in the 90s -- and more coverage.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from www.hometownheadlines.com
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • After a high of 90 Monday; 92 today and it gets warmer. Plus: More weather coverage. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • U.S. Senate, including Isakson and Perdue, reject four gun control measures on Monday. Comments and how each voted. Senate
  • Huge weekend in Cedartown with Coca-Cola Museum and Sports Walk of Fame open; Friday night concert; theater production. Big weekend
  • Outdoors: Paddle Georgia flotilla continues 103-mile journey to Rome. Photos, calendar, additional coverage. Outdoors
  • Georgia Supreme Court disbars George Houser, earlier convicted of fraud, other charges tied to three nursing homes. Disbar
  • 11 names in play so far to replace Superior Court Judge Walter J. Matthews. Nominations
  • Buzz: Saturday concert to benefits DIGS. Movie project to close part of Red Top Mountain Road on Monday. More community news.  Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Will Louisiana Medicaid expansion be model for other states? Health
  • Remembering Mr. Marion Ralph 'Ray' McLamb III, Mr. Joe Shiver, Jimmy Lonnie Wilkins. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • 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

  • Five Rome Braves in tonight's All-Star game, playing for the southern division.
  • Next: All-Star break through Wednesday; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Off Monday; at Marlins today, Wednesday. Home Thursday-Sunday vs. Mets.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: A meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Peachtree city office on our official start to summer and how hot will it be.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Robyn Matthews of the Northwest Georgia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association on the upcoming spirit night and the November walk.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Draught beer growlers on sale starting today in Rome; what's next. Sales tax holiday makes brief return. Heat returns by midweek.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from www.hometownheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Back to the low 90s this week. New storm in the tropics headed toward Mexico. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Growlers: Take-home draught, craft beer sales start today in Rome with two more options brewing. Growlers
  • Georgia's two-day sales tax holiday for back-to-school is July 30-31. A look at what's covered - and what Alabama, Tennessee are doing. Sales tax holiday.
  • Buzz: Darlington's Purple Tie 'Tigers and 'Tails' set for Aug. 13. Busy June for Rome Tea Party. Buzz
  • Remembering Mrs. Carolyn Eubanks Jones, Mrs. Betty Yvonne Holtzclaw Snead. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce a chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • 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  8-2 to Grasshoppers to end first 'half season.'
  • How the Braves did for the first 69 games of 2016.
  • Next: All-Star break through Wednesday; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves beat Mets 6-0 on Sunday; off today.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Rome City Commissioner Bill Collins on Soul Fest coming to Ridge Ferry Park in July to benefit the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Louise Branham on upcoming DIGS concert at Brewhouse.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ellen Archer from the Cartersville/Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the new shuttle from LakePoint to downtown Cartersville.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day! Run for the Rescues raises $25,000. Week ahead in NW Georgia includes Paddle Georgia events. Weekend Buzz. Beautiful end to weekend. Sports updates.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from www.hometownheadlines.com and www.bartowheadlines.com:
 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Beautiful Father's Day ahead, sunshine and high near 87. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Run for the Rescues raises $25,000 to support local animal welfare organizations. Rescues
  • This week: Government meetings, baseball and Paddle Georgia with street party in Calhoun, Journey's End celebration in Rome. Agenda
  • Weekend buzz: Local author Merrill Davies to host book signing for homeless shelter. Bartow Hospitality Association updates. Buzz
  • Remembering Edward James Dowd and Marion Ralph "Ray" McLamb, III. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce a chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • 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 beat Greensboro, 3-2.
  • Next: Home today vs. Greensboro followed by All-Star break.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Upcoming community sports events.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Rome City Commissioner Bill Collins on Soul Fest coming to Ridge Ferry Park in July to benefit the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Louise Branham on upcoming DIGS concert at Brewhouse.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ellen Archer from the Cartersville/Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the new shuttle from LakePoint to downtown Cartersville.