Sunday, November 19, 2017

Swheat Market closes in Cartersville after 12 years. Auction of Richardson assets raises more than $1 million. A busy Saturday in pictures. Berry Vikings advance to the next round of football playoffs. Subfreezing tonight, early Monday.

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Swheat Market closes in downtown Cartersville, stunning customers after 12 years of service. Swheat Market

Business: Former home of Magnolia Market is gone; what next for the site? Country House Buffet to open Dec. 7. Business

Auction of Derry Richardson's home, items seized during Floyd Schools investigation bring in more than $1 million. Auction 

Love Feast 2017 seeks donations, coats as Thanksgiving ticks closer. Bartow County celebrated Saturday with dinner, health screenings and more. Giving thanks

Ware Mechanical Weather Center. Freeze watch tonight into early Monday, lows in the upper 20s. Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Pearlie O. Barton, Ms. Mary Elizabeth Willis. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining

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

 
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Berry earns first game in NCAA football playoffs, 34-20.
 
Georgia cruises, Tech crumbles.
 
Local college basketball scores from Saturday.
 
Coming later today: John McClellan's high school picks for Friday plus a decision on where Berry plays next.
 
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM, streaming.

 

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. Gordon Powers, the retiring head football coach at Model High, on his career and what's next.
 
8:10 a.m. John McClellan on the elite eight games this Friday with Rome, Darlington and Calhoun.
 


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Closer look at Shorter's $16.4 million debt; what's next. Johnson, Tucker promoted at United Community Bank. Make that The Laundry Room in East Rome. Today: Huge auction, pancake breakfast, candy canes hunt. High school football: what's next. Berry vs. Huntingdon at noon. Strong gusts today.

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Shorter's $16.4 million in debt outlined in Georgia Baptist report. In two areas, colleges told to tell faculty, staff, parents -- and community -- about 'the importance to the schools of financial gifts made by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board' and its program. Shorter 

Business: David Johnson, Scott Tucker promoted at United Community Bank to lead Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga offices; Steve Kemp retiring after 45-year career. Banking

Armuchee High earns platinum award as governor salutes 'Greatest Gains' schools.  Armuchee

Business: Make that The Laundry Room coming to Turner McCall. Here are the updates. Laundry 

Cartersville City Manager Sam Grove retiring in late June. Grove

Buzz: Cartersville High student takes Berry math competition; CHS team finishes second overall, Rome High third. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday. Buzz

Nonstop day: Pancake breakfast, 'Super Bowl of local auctions,' Berry NCAA football playoff, candy cane hunt, Walk With a Doc. What to do 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a third of an inch of rain due this evening; wind advisory through early Sunday; strong gusts. Weather

Obituaries: Mr. James Lee Fuller. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

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Taylor Roberts, the most decorated player in Coosa High Volleyball history with state Top 10  honors as well, signs with Emmanuel College. Taylor

High school football:
-Who advances to next Friday: Rome, Darlington, Calhoun.
-Season ends for Cartersville, Pepperell, Rockmart, Cedartown.
 
Berry Vikings' first NCAA football playoff today at noon at Valhalla on the Berry campus. The Vikings play Huntingdon. Gates open at 11 a.m.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m.
 
College football updates across the SEC and ACC.
 
Norman Arey's No-Nos: Ten locks to lose today.
 

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

 Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. Gordon Powers, the retiring head football coach at Model High, on his career and what's next.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Final round of Central Plaza upgrades begin. Starbucks at LakePoint by 'winter.' Model's Gordon Powers, longtime football coach, retiring. Huge Saturday with pancakes, auction, Berry's NCAA football playoff, more. Tonight: Football scores. Blustery Saturday; subfreezing by Monday.

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Business: Final phase of Central Plaza remodeling is under way. LakePoint's Starbucks -- with 20-plus jobs and a rustic cabin look -- due 'this winter.' Business

Berry alum Brin Enterkin, founder of The African SOUP, named to Forbes' 30-Under-30 Social Entrepreneurs. Forbes

Warp-speed Saturday: Pancake breakfast, 'Super Bowl of local auctions,' Berry NCAA football playoff, candy cane hunt, Walk With a Doc and . . . Weekend 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Busy Saturday will be a blustery one, too: Strong gusts, rain and the arrival of the next cold front. Weather

Buzz: Redmond's Smokeout celebration brings new meaning to 'cold turkey.' Rome Floyd firefighters thank donors to planned memorial. Buzz 

Obituaries: Alisha Evon Cross, Mr. James Lee Fuller, Louise Jackson Rickman. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

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Gordon Powers retires as Model High football coach.  Powers
 
Playoff weekend begins with tonight's high school games, then Saturday's Berry vs. Huntingdon showdown at Valhalla.
 
High school scores, finals here tonight.
 
Norman's No-Nos plus Georgia, Tech, Bama schedules as well as ACC and SEC links.
 

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

 7:40 a.m. Head Coach Rick Hurst of the Pepperell High Dragons on tonight's playoff game at Heard County.

8:10 a.m. Eric Waters, CEO of the Floyd County College and Career Academy, and several students on what it means to be rated the top such academy in the state by the lieutenant governor.
 
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA news roundtable.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gravy Boat returns to East Rome in mid-December. Fastenal on the move again. SkateLife closing by year's end. October jobs --and real estate --updates. Norman's No-Nos: A perfect Miami? Subfreezing start to next week.

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The Gravy Boat: Back and better than ever by mid-December. Customers already tasting their returning favorites. Biscuits

Business: Fastenal jumping from home of five years near Home Depot to Dodd Boulevard off U.S. 411. Fastenal

Business:Business: SkateLife closing on Broad Street by year's end; second skate shop to leave downtown this year. Plus: Regional real estate updates.  SkateLife 

Jobs: First look at October job trends for Northwest Georgia and who's hiring. Jobs 

Chick-fil-A catering van stolen in Cartersville recovered following wreck in Acworth Wednesday morning; no arrests yet. But who gets the reward (a year's worth of Chick-fil-A)? Catering van 

Adairsville Police seek suspects in armed robbery of QuickTrip earlier

Wednesday. Robbery

Buzz: No DOT construction over the Thanksgiving holiday. Hufstetler, Dempsey host next transparency meeting. 'Discover Darlington' is Feb. 2. Plus: Owning local landmarks (kind of). Buzz

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for subfreezing morning on Monday (28 degrees). Weather

Obituaries: Mrs. Ila Arminda Stargel Sewell Jones, Mr. Will A. MacDonald, Mrs. Katherine Louise Shirey McBurnett, Marci Denise McCullough, Ms. Wonnie D. McSpadden. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
Norman's No-Nos: Miami approaches perfect; Georgia and Tech win easily. Plus: An upset alert. No-Nos
 
Final soccer report for the season.
 
Division III football site looks at Berry's rise to the playoffs.
 
Honors for Hawks' Hayes.

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

7:40 a.m. Penny Evans-Plants of the Rome Noon Optimist Club's annual pancake and sausage breakfast this Saturday at Rome Civic Center, 6 a.m.-noon.
 
8:10 a.m. Brian Robinson of Robinson Republic on the Roy Moore race and what it means to Republicans on the state level in 2018.
 


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Trapped utility worker freed, recovering after cave-in. Much-used Turner McCall address becoming a ... laundry mat. Floyd's College & Career Academy earns state's top honors. Taxes due today for property owners.

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Floyd County utility worker trapped in trench rescued, treated and released as dozens worked to free him from cave-in Tuesday afternoon. Hometown
 
Business: Speed Queen, a regional laundromat, coming to a well-known spot on Turner McCall. Business
 
Floyd County's College and Career Academy earns top honors in state. Says Cagle: 'Exceptional partnerships with business and education leaders have produced unrivaled opportunities for each student.'  CCA
 

After successful 'Stand Sunday,' Restoration Rome sets open house Thursday evening to share updates on helping area foster children, families. Foster crisis

Buzz: Tax time for homeowners. Great American Smokeout is Thursday; how to win a 'cold turkey.' Youth group reaches into the community. 'Tellabration' is Saturday. Buzz 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 60s through Saturday; light rain Friday night into Sunday morning (total: two tenths of an inch). Weather

Obituaries: Lillie Genell Helms, Ms. Paulette Frances Jones, Mr. Kenneth Wayne Keith, Jerry Maurice Lansdell,  Katherine Louise (Shirey) McBurnett. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report:    

 
Berry men's basketball opens next week.
 
Cancer classic tonight features Shorter Lady Hawks, Model games.
 
Lots of honors for college student-athletes.
 
So where did Georgia land in the College Football Playoff rankings?
 

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

7:40 a.m. Tony Kunczewski, Head Football Coach of the Berry Vikings, on Saturday's playoff game with Huntingdon at noon Saturday at Valhalla and how the team got there so quickly (this is Berry's fifth year of competition).

 
8:40 a.m. Kevin Payne, Floyd County Tax Commissioner, on deadline day for local homeowners -- property taxes are due today.