Saturday, March 5, 2016

Rome names new police chief. Bodies found in search for Velcro Pygmies musician. Bartow mann charged in child pornography case. Saturday's buzz. Beautiful weekend ahead. GHC advances to NJCAA Regional Championship today.

Where your news day starts: and

Today's weather:

  • Spring-like temps are here. Beautiful weekend ahead with sunshine and high in 60's. Look for temps up in the 70's by mid-week. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Maj. Denise Downer-McKinney named Rome's new police chief. RPD
  • Searchers believe they have found bodies of Velcro Pygmies musician and brother, Recovery mission set for today. Search
  • Cartersville Police arrest 24-year-old Bartow County man on child pornography charges. Cartersville
  • Buzz: GHC hosting Booth Museum exhibit, Calhoun job fair on March 8, Action Ministries names new Regional Director and tapestry display at Berry. Buzz
  • Keynote speakers for 2016 Confluence include Dr. Robert T. McNally, Sarah Hays Coomer and Cordell Carter, II. Confluence
  • Smile Report: Darlington's Jade Cox and Bob Ledbetter selected for Vincent J. Dooley Award. Smile Report
  • Keith Mickler: Before you play in the dirt again, take a closer look at just how healthy that dirt is. Mickler
  • Rome Little Theatre Academy to host spring series for kids and adults. Academy
  • Georgia Health News: Nursing home company again penalized in Georgia. Health
  • Remembering Kathryn Hughes Efird, William H. Robison, III and Roderick Dorian Talley. Obituaries
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores.. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty Open House Gallery for Sunday: Seven homes from Rome to Lindale. Hardy

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Georgia Highlands' Chargers advance to today's NJCAA Regional Championship.
  • Shorter Lady Hawks fall to Delta State in GSC Basketball semifinals.
  • High School baseball at State Mutual Stadium today. Friday's results: Excel Christian Academy over Armuchee, 11-4
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets go on sale March 12; other events that day at State Mutual Stadium.
  • College and high school basketball updates. 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. Monday with our guests including:

At 7:40 a.m.: Kevin Strickland, athletic director at Rome High, on this year's Wolf Nation 5K and Wolf Cub 1 Mile on April 9.

At 8:40: Major Denise Downer-McKinney, on her promotion to Rome City Police Chief.

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