Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Rome Hampton opens Friday. First look at 2016 jobs. Campaign Watch: Lots more qualifying for May 24 primary. Another sizzler, 77 today. Obituaries

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  •    Another high of 77 today with rain returning later tonight. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • January jobs report offers first look at employment trends for the new year: Jobs
  • Business: Hampton Inn & Suites opens Friday afternoon. Hampton
  • Georgia Highlands to add Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Healthcare Management and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. GHC
  • Campaign Watch: Education veteran George Bevels qualifies for new term on the Floyd County Board of Education. Bevels
  • Campaign Watch: Veteran educator Joyce Mink qualifies for District 5 seat on the Floyd County School Board. Mink
  • Campaign Watch: Bo Arrant qualifies as a Democratic to run for Floyd County Commission, Post 3. Arrant
  • Business: 16 international trade representatives due in Rome on Thursday. Business
  • Chick-fil-A Dwarf House's 200-car goal: Oh, so close! Chick-fil-A
  • Buzz: Cartersville man wins $1 million lottery drawing. Give blood on Pi Day, get a MoonPie. Chieftains welcomes guest speaker. Buzz
  • Health: Harbin Doc Walk & Talk series premieres next Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. trek starts at Bridgepoint Plaza. Health
  • Bridge rehab work set for spans in Floyd, Bartow counties; total package worth $6.1 million. DOT
  • Floyd County E-911selected as the 2016 Georgia 911 Center of the Year. 911
  • Smile Report: Rome High Audio-Video team honored at state Tech Fair competition. RHS
  • Coosa Middle School has won the 2016 Floyd County Academic Quiz Bowl for middle schools. Coosa
  • Georgia Health News: Bill aims to erase errors in insurers' medical directories. GHN
  • Remembering Mr. Clarence Edward Richardson, Mrs. Lois Tillie Young. 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

  • Shorter sets fall football schedule.
  • High school baseball scores.
  • Georgia Highlands' Chargers, Lady Charges going to the nationals in basketball.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets go on sale Saturday; other events that day at State Mutual Stadium.
  • The Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk set for March 19.
  • April 9 race to benefit Rome High, city schools.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Mary Watters, Georgia's Deputy Commissioner for International Trade, on the 16 international trade representatives touring Rome/Floyd County later today.

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