Tuesday, July 23, 2019

City to Summerville Park: No options; you're on your own. Two die in accident on 411 near Floyd/Bartow line. Officers, deputies team up to save suicidal man. Weather: Cooler, rain likely.

MORNING REPORT
  • Summerville Park 'implores' City Commission to find a solution to planned Sleep Inn. Rome's response: Nothing we can do; you're on your own. Not good enough
  • State Patrol: Cartersville man, Chattanooga woman killed in accident on U.S. 411 near Alford Road just past Martin's Auto. Home page.
  • Adairsville chief: Quick-acting APD officers, assists from Bartow and Gordon deputies and truckers, save suicidal man's life. Hero officers
  • Newscast: Today's key local headlines -- a definitely a rant on another 'surrender.' Newscast
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A hint of fall this morning, Wednesday with lows in the low 60s (normal: 71). Heat back by Friday. Weather
  • Education:  Georgia Northwestern practical nursing students power through setbacks to earn state, national honors.  Education
  • Buzz: GNTC's Jim Powell retiring. Downtown Rome coffee break is Friday. Bartow, Polk leaders elected to Highland Rivers board. TEA Party, GOP sponsor rights' speaker. Gas prices drop a few pennies. Buzz
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Elsie Bramlett, Mr. William Logie Cawood, Mr. Charles Bradford "Brad" Couey, Ms. Cathy Delores Cutts, Mrs. Myrtle Josephine Braswell Jacks, Mr. James Leldon Umphrey Sr. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves open seven-game home stand a game out of first place. First pitch vs. Hagerstown is at 7 tonight.
 -Friday night: First 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Ozzie Albies Bobblehead. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Presented By Ag-Pro, John Deere and Hometown Headlines
 
Atlanta Falcons open training today; first preseason game is Aug. 1.
 
Links to fall football:
-John McClellan's podcast on what to expect this fall in high school football.
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons' preseason

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

What to know about Dos Bros. Mexican Grill coming to Rome. Ahead of the Headlines: Critical night for Summerville Park vs. Sleep Inn before City Commission. Fuel rates take off at airport? Back to school updates. Weather: A little cooler, rain on Tuesday.

MORNING REPORT
  • Dining: Dos Bros Mexican Grill targeting October opening. Restaurant cofounder 'confident' menu will stand up to nearby competition. What's new
  • Ahead of the headlines: The battle for Summerville Park returns to City Commission tonight; watch their video now. Tuesday: Higher prices for jet fuel for airport tenants? Work to do: Two job fairs this week. What's next
Hometown Podcasts:
  • Newscast: Today's top headlines, what's on our news radar, Peaks & Valleys (the highs and lows of Northwest Georgia). Available between 7 and 8 a.m. weekdays. Newscast
  • Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too). Podcast
Also today:
  • Back to School: Rome hosts Super Showcase on Thursday; registrations begin Monday. Floyd County posts supply lists. When each school system starts. Education
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A slight break from the heat with highs in the mid 80s; watch for heavy rain on Tuesday. Weather
  • Obituaries:  Mr. Louis Gerald "Jerry" Cole, Mrs. Betty Jean Griffin Wilson. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

 
Rome Braves off today; open seven-game home stand on Tuesday.
Links to fall football:
-John McClellan's podcast on what to expect this fall in high school football.
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons' preseason

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gas Wars: New Marathon station coming to Rockmart Highway. Murphy USA nearly ready at East Rome Walmart. Georgia Direct Family Care coming to Cartersville. Updates on U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Weekend guide. More rain possible today and Monday, over 3 inches on Saturday. Weekend buzz. Sports updates.

LATEST HEADLINES
  • Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
MORNING REPORT
  • Business: New Marathon gas station coming to Rockmart Highway. Murphy USA looks about ready to re-open at East Rome Walmart. Business
  • Health: Georgia Direct Family Care opening in Downtown Cartersville in August. Dr. Alan Barnes to offer full-range of primary care services for monthly fee. Health
  • U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson discharged from D.C. hospital, to enter inpatient rehab at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Isakson
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Summer Movie Series "Cinderella" today. Next weekend: Bar Olympics, Rome Braves and more movies. Weekend
  • Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, public hearing on new tax millage rate. Pine Log UMC Campmeeting returns this week in Rydal. Buzz
  • Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too). Podcast
  • Back to School: Rome hosts Super Showcase on July 25. Floyd County posts supply lists. When each school system starts. Schools
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Scattered afternoon and evening storms possible today, Monday. Heat index near 98 expected today. Forecast
  • Obituaries: Ms. O'Maga Arnold and Dr. Augustus (Gus) Josephus Julianus de Berdt. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Rome Braves lose 3-2 at Asheville. Rematch today at 2:05 p.m.
 
Braves return home Tuesday for seven-game home stand with Hagerstown and then West Virginia.
 
Links to fall football:
-John McClellan's podcast on what to expect this fall in high school football.
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons' preseason
 

Hometown Headlines Podcasts: No 'decaf' local talk radio here.
  • Interview: You've got millions (of dollars) worth of reasons to do your part in the 2020 Census (maybe a job, too). Also: Critical City Commission elections begin next month. An interview with Wendy Davis. Interview
  • In-depth interviews ahead of tomorrow's headlines: Closer look at the Summerville Park/Sleep Inn issue. Lots of changes under way for the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Extension Agent Keith Mickler on how to cope with excessive heat -- and varmints. Local football expert John McClellan on what to expect as high school football season begins.
  • Also due in July: Additional interviews with our colleagues at Brand Red Studios in Rome.
  • How to listen: Subscribe to our podcasts at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast and Radio Public.
  • Or on the web: Click HHPodcast.
 
 

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Cartersville EMT, Substitute teacher charged with child molestation. Latest on Downtown Parking, no data yet from new LPR system. Weekend guide to Hamiltunes, Farmers' Markets, Homespun and more. Weekend buzz. More rain expected. Sports updates.

Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Arrested
After two months of operation, zero public data from the city's license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes. Parking
Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Hamiltunes, Homespun Festival, Walk With a Doc/gallery tour, Music by the Tracks in Cartersville. Weekend
Back to School: Rome hosts Super Showcase on July 25. Floyd County posts supply lists. When each school system starts. Education
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain today, Sunday looks to be light; temperatures in the low 90s. Weather
Obituaries: Mr. Charles Allen Burke, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Echols, Mrs. Nancy F. Jacks, Mr. Charles Edward Young. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining 
 
Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest GeorgiaCrimewatch

 

 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Thatcher's brings barbecue back to Summerville. Financial hits forecast from Plant Hammond closing. Area restaurants make Georgia's top '100 plates;' who are your nominees? Busy weekend begins. Forecast: Hot -- and some rain. .

MORNING REPORT
  • Dining: Thatcher's Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled regional chain. Thatcher's
  • Georgia Power's Wheeler says economic hit from Plant Hammond closing will be substantial. Floyd County Schools expected $3 million a year loss. Hammond hit
  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to allow Georgia to take part in 'creative, new ways' to access student performance could have big impact on Floyd, Polk, Calhoun and Trion schools. Education
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Hamiltunes, Homespun Festival, Walk With a Doc/gallery tour, Music by the Tracks in Cartersville.
  • Dining: Rome, Cartersville favorites on the 2019 'Georgia 100 Plates' list and rightfully so. But what did they miss? You tell us.
  • Hometown Headlines Newscast: Today's key headlines, what's on the news radar and maybe a rant or two, Posts between 7 and 8 a.m. Newscast
  • Buzz: GNTC creates Patrick D. Doyle Law Enforcement Scholarship in tribute to fallen officer. Forbes lists Floyd among state's best employers. Honors for Exchange Club past president Charles Norris.  Buzz
  • Traffic: This could get messy around the Ledbetter interchange this weekend. Traffic
  • Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 90s through Sunday with up to 1.5 inches of rain today, Saturday and Sunday. Weather
  • Obituaries: Mrs. Helen Christine Mathis Carroll, Mrs. Linda Scofield, Mrs. Elizabeth Scott. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia. Crimewatch

Truett's Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports

Rematch for the Rome Braves, Tourists tonight in Asheville.
-Seven-game home stand begins July 23 (Hagerstown, then West Virginia).
 
Links to fall football:
-John McClellan's podcast on what to expect this fall in high school football.
-High school schedules.
-Colleges: Berry, Shorter, UGA and Tech.
-Falcons' preseason