Friday, January 29, 2016

Already concerns about potential severe weather Tuesday. Tracking some late business projects. Updates from annual chamber meeting. Sports. Obituaries including Michael Page. Weekend guide.

Today's first news from

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Gorgeous weekend could give way to first major bout of severe weather this year. Weather
  • Hail, strong winds, even tornadoes possible next Tuesday, Wednesday -- right in time for Severe Weather Awareness Week. See our safety tips. Severe

Today's headlines:

  • Business: From doughnuts to outdoors gear, some slight -- and not so slight -- delays for major local projects. Business
  • Chamber's annual meeting honors Small Business of the Year (Rome Cleaners), top ambassador Kimberly Glover. Chamber
  • Region: Updates on the community's mental health court. Sending water to Flint, Mich. More railroad work.  Briefs
  • Weekend: Try BOGO basketball, beignets, a 'Secret Garden,' Your Girlfriend (the band, thank you!) and stargazing on top of ol' Red Top. Weekend
  • Redmond earns Partnership for Health and Accountability's Quality and Patient Safety Award. Redmond
  • 2016 Paddle Georgia to start near Tennessee line, end at Heritage Park in downtown Rome. Paddle
  • Coosa High grad, now a Calhoun officer, talks about 'use of force' training at Georgia Northwestern's law enforcement academy. GNTC
  • Georgia Health News: Emory's Winship finds partner in South Georgia. GHN 
  • Obituaries: Remembering Quincy Lamar "Bunky" Bobo, Julia Suzanne Chambers, Michael Page, Mrs. Eloise Brown Smith. Services
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Rough (55/U) first inspection for new Rome restaurant   Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • State Mutual Stadium to host high school, college baseball this spring.
  • Now available: year-round tennis pass.
  • Shorter introduces new football coach Aaron Kelton
  • College, high school updates.
  • Super Bowl L: It's Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers on Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., CBS.
  • Georgia Tech's Roger Kaiser to sign books here Feb. 1.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
-Please join us from 7-9 a.m. with our guests:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Larry Alford with Rome Cleaners, the winner of the chamber's annual Small Business of the Year.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Tracy Raymond, RN, Public Health Nurse Specialist with the Floyd County Health Department, will discuss what's behind the agency's pre-K round up set for Feb. 1-12.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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