Wednesday, February 17, 2016

What's next in red hot Cotton Block. Boom year in Bartow: 264 jobs, $93.1 million in investments. High school tournament results. Dining scores. Obituaries. Weather: Mid 50s, drier.

Where your news day starts:

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Clearing skies, mid 50s today, mid 60s for the weekend. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Red hot Cotton Block continues to evolve with more on the way. Cotton Block
  • Business: Busy year for Cartersville-Bartow Development Authority. Job fairs: Today in Calhoun, Feb. 22 in Cedartown. Business
  • Georgia Health News: Senate OK's Hufstetler's bill to allow physician assistants to prescribe certain pain medications. GHN
  • Advance voting tops 400 in Floyd County; where to vote today through Saturday as well as all next week. Vote
  • No tuition increase in 2016-17 academic year for University System of Georgia students. Colleges
  • Stop Hunger Now seeks volunteers, donations to pack 70,000 meals for those in need on Feb. 28. Stop Hunger
  • Smile Report: Multiple honors for Georgia Highlands' Six Mile Post, Berry's Campus Carrier. Smile
  • Remembering Mr. Alvin A. Couey Sr., Mr. Richard Benson Earle, Mrs. Marie Mull Greer, Mrs. Alice Odom Rinker, Virginia James Rivera. Obituaries
  • 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

  • First round of high school basketball state tournaments continue. Mixed Tuesday night for local teams.
  • Latest college basketball -- and football -- updates.
  • The Rome Braves announce Fourth Annual No Excuses 5K, Health Walk, & Hot Dog Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 16.
  • AAU Basketball tryouts on March 2-3.
  • Rome Braves, State Mutual to host high school baseball championship series in 2017.

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

  • At 7:10 a.m.: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on the countdown to the SEC Presidential Primary on March 1 and advance voting across the state.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Dr. Courtney Cash, Unity Christian School, on the upcoming speaking engagement with retired Col Oliver North.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Gail Garland, executive director of Harbor House, on the Eighth Annual Adult Spell Off  on Feb. 26

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