Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Panda Express taking shape in Calhoun. Soft opening for new food truck at River Dog April 8. Something brewing in Greater Rome? Beautiful day today; total washout Thursday.

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  • Even nicer than Tuesday but watch out for throw (it) back Thursday: Up to 2 inches of rain. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Dining: Panda Express quickly rising in Calhoun. 'Smokin' food truck plans soft opening at River Dog Outpost April 8. Something's brewing in Greater Rome? Food & Drink
  • Buzz: Retirement community to be known as The Spires at Berry College. Job fair in Calhoun. Meeting today on GE site plan. Buzz
  • Rome Police, AAA staging 'Operation: Prom Promise' April 6-7, designed to educate teen drivers about impaired driving. Prom Promise
  • IRS tax scams multiplying as tax deadline nears, according to Floyd County Police. Tax scam
  • Smile Report: Gilmore honored for anti-bullying efforts. Donation adds to STAR teacher's tributes. Highlands' group honored again. Smile
  • Georgia Health News: Obama, visiting Atlanta, urges bigger anti-drug commitment by nation. GHN
  • Remembering Robert Danny Bollen, Billy John "Wild Bill" Cordle. Obituaries.
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics.  CrimeWatch   (new direct link to today's reports)

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Jeff Francouer, one of the original Rome Braves, makes successful return to the Atlanta club.
  • Berry sports journalism class earns regional honors for 'The Things They Carry' in-depth report on student athletes and coaches.
  • Rome Braves plan big opening night April 7.
  • High school updates: Baseball scores.
  • NCAA's final four set: Oklahoma, Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

  • Join us today from 7-9 a.m. Our guests:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Rome Police Lt. Chris DeHart on 'Operation: Prom Promise' set for April 6-7.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Floyd County Police Sgt. Chris Fincher on new IRS scam spreading across the region.

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