Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Seven armed robberies in 11 days in Rome, Chattooga area. Former jail officer faces 11 charges. One dead following Armuchee collision. Floyd superintendent search continues Friday. Cooler today; great weekend ahead. Obituaries. Restaurant reports. Sports u

Today's first news from

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Cooler today through Friday; 62 by Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Seven armed robberies in 11 days in Greater Rome, Summerville and Chattooga County. Reward offered in case where someone was shot. Crime
  • One dead following accident on U.S. 27 and Scenic Road in Armuchee; first Floyd fatality of 2016. Accident
  • Fired sheriff's corporal faces 11 charges; 'used his position as a peace officer to steal from innocent persons.' Arrest
  • Labor Department to help Roper Corp. (GE) recruit 80 workers in LaFayette on Feb. 4. Jobs
  • Latest date for dad, daughter involves dessert. Plus: Waffle House for Valentine's Day? Food
  • Blood Assurance: Local blood supplies hit crucially low levels; when and where to give. Health
  • Updates: Floyd School Board to review superintendent candidates Friday. Shorter resets SAT date. New executive director for Rome Little Theatre. Updates
  • Smile Report: Berry College has named three students as 2016 Kirbo Scholars. Smile
  • Latest updates from Adairsville, Cartersville and Bartow County. Bartow
  • Latest updates from across Northwest Georgia. Region
  • Georgia Health News: Feds cite deaths of developmentally disabled in push for improvements. GHN
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mr. Nathan William Gaddy, Mrs. Frances Ann Wright Gowen, Mrs. Agnes M. Lewis, Mr. Harvey Poole, Ms. Lillian Turner. Services
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Honors for Shorter, Georgia Highlands' players.
  • Latest local 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.: Layla Shipman, Floyd County Republican Party chair, on Thursday's date and the watching party; Saturday's GOP meeting; and the Iowa caucus.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Rusty Mansell, recruiting specialist for, joins us to talk about local and college recruiting as National Signing Day draws closer.

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