Thursday, March 24, 2016

Severe weather likely tonight, continuing coverage. February jobs report. LakePoint to open Indoor facility on Memorial Day. Latest on shooting in Garden Lakes. Spartan Smoothies coming to RiverWalk. Today's Buzz. Road updates. Sports and more.

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  • Severe weather possible this evening between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. Potential hazards include large hail, damaging winds, lightning and isolated tornadoes. Over one inch of rainfall is expected. We will have continuing updates throughout the day. Forecast
  • Easter washout? 60% rain chance, mostly cloudy, high near 68 on Sunday. 
  • We will have continuing updates throughout the day

Today's headlines:

  • Jobs in February: Unemployment rate up in five-county area vs. January as 8,995 area workers were idled. Jobs
  • New LakePoint Indoor facility opening Memorial Day weekend, LakePoint Station to follow this summer. LakePoint
  • Spartan Smoothies coming to RiverWalk in April. Dining
  • WRGA: Female shot in Garden Lakes, Police say it appears accidental. Shooting
  • Retired Darlington VP Bruce Watterson earns lifetime teaching award. Chattahoochee Tech students place in national competition. Buzz
  • GDOL: Hundreds of jobs available at regional job fairs today in Canton, Cedartown. Jobs
  • Roads: Public info meeting tonight on US 41 bridge in Adairsville. Closures on Mt. Alto Rd. on March 29-31. GDOT limiting construction lane closures for spring break. Roads
  • Cartersville Medical Center recognizes staff for Certified Nurses' Day. Nurses
  • Georgia Health News: Kaiser again ranks tops in member satisfaction. Health
  • Local churches preparing for Easter: Holy week events, Rome Passion Play, Journey to the Cross and service schedules. Holy Week
  • Remembering Kara Paulk Moore and Flodell Price. Obituaries
  • 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

  • Update on YMCA Arsenal soccer.
  • High school updates: Lots of baseball this week.
  • Complete list of 2016 High School football schedules. Football
  • Georgia Tech falls to San Diego State in NIT quarterfinals.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets on sale; opening day is April 7.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
-Takes a break the week of March 21-25; resumes Monday, March 28.

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