Friday, April 5, 2013

Explosion rocks Georgia Power's Plant Bowen, No major injuries. Rome Braves start season with a win. Busy weekend of events in NW Georgia. Weather: 60% chance of rain, but sunshine here for weekend. Weekly public health restaurant scores.

For expanded coverage, see

Explosion rocks Georgia Power's Plant Bowen; No major injuries

-GA Power officials are investigating the cause of the incident that happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

-Officials say the explosion happened as Coal Unit #2 was being taken down for maintenance.

-Total of four minor injuries

-Officials say all the plant's power generating units are now shutdown while the incident is being investigated, however, there will be no disruption to power service.

-We'll continue to bring you the latest developments today.


More rain possible today, but sunshine coming for weekend.
-Friday: 60% rain chance, high of 65, low of 39.
-Saturday: Sunny, high of 74, low of 46.
-Sunday: Sunny, high of 75, low of 53. 



Rome Braves' start season in the WIN column after topping Savannah, 5-3 on Thursday.
-Braves home opener this Saturday, 7 p.m.
Another busy weekend of events ahead in Northwest Georgia.
Friday's headlines:

-April 12-13: Berry College will host its first Student Enterprise Development Conference featuring top executives at Coca-Cola and Ford Motor Company.  

-Berry College has extended the registration deadline to April 11 for its Annual Business Outlook Conference scheduled for April 17. The new deadline is April 11. 

-Georgia Highlands College names Jeff Davis as Interim Vice President for Finance to serve May 1- July 31.  

-The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia adds Chip Hood of ForEvergreen Professional Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance to its Board of Directors.  

-April 27: Redmond Regional is hosting a "Clean Rivers of Rome" medication drop-off event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in partnership with the City of Rome and Coosa River Basin Initiative.

Weekly Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Latest jail reports. 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM,

7-9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online

-Join us Friday as Kevin Karel substitutes for John Druckenmiller:
-Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable

No comments: