Friday, December 18, 2015

With a week to go, Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign $30,000 from goal. LakePoint's massive indoor facility quickly rising. Latest business updates. Chilly weekend ahead. Latest high school updates

Today's first headlines from

Ware Mechanical Weather

Sunny and cooler with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s, lows in the upper 20s.


  • Salvation Army $30,000 shy of Christmas Eve goal; main fund-raiser helps provide for the homeless, food pantry, summer camp for children in need. How to help
  • Due in five months, latest LakePoint video shows solid progress on 170,000-square-foot indoor facility. LakePoint
  • Business: Advance for Kids on the move. Confluence returns April 14-15. Tuesday career fair has 20-25 immediate positions. Business
  • Chapter 5: Coach, mentor, friend -- meet Berry volleyball's Mika Robinson. Final part of the Berry student series, 'The Things They Carry. ' Mika
  • Smile Report: Coosa Valley Credit Union makes $1,000 annual donation to Toys for Tots. Smile
  • Smile Report: Georgia Power Foundation presents $5,000 to Exchange Club Family Resource Center. Smile
  • Weekend: Lots of Christmas, Shop With a Cop and Toys for Tots distribution. Weekend
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mr. Michael Dean Church Sr., Mr. John Robert Reed Sr. Services
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores. No new reports Thursday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Holiday Happenings

  • Hometown Headlines has teamed with Harbin Clinic to present Holiday Happenings, a digital magazine with details on parades, concerts, performances and live Nativity scenes across Northwest Georgia. You can view it in two formats: Desktop or Mobile

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Holiday high school basketball tournament updates; championships tonight.
  • Harbin Clinic is sponsoring the 2015-2016 YMCA Rome's youth basketball program. Harbin-YMCA
  • The AAAA state champion Cartersville Purple Hurricanes selected as Fox 5's Team of the Year.
  • The Falcons at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL
  • All the bowl matchups from ESPN. Georgia vs. Penn State on Jan. 2. Click

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:Chris Giddens, our resident geek, on his impressions from Thursday night's viewing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: The Rev. Kenny Ott of Trinity United Methodist Church and Mary Craven Jordan on the Live Nativity and the Longest Night observance.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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