Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Video: Downer-McKinney becomes Rome's new police chief. Sears final days in Rome. Call center bringing 160 jobs. Headliners announced for Rome River Jam. Community updates. Obituaries. Sports

Where your news day starts: www.hometownheadlines.com

Today's weather:

  • Low 80s today under sunny skies; rain possible Wednesday night. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Watch as Denise Downer-McKinney gets a unanimous vote to be Rome's new police chief -- and the swearing in ceremony conducted by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham. Video
  • Final days for Sears at Mount Berry Mall? Sears
  • Business: New call center bringing 160 jobs to Rome -- and a new taxi service called zTrip. Jobs
  • No serious injuries after jet runs off the runway at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field. Airport
  • Buzzing: Spirited night for Fernando. Busy community calendar. Latest promotions. Buzz
  • Sammy Kershaw, Corey Smith to headline the two-day Rome River Jam May 13-14. River Jam.
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg is the featured speaker for the Gloria Shatto Lecture at Berry on March 22. Bragg
  • No CounterPoint this spring at Kingston Downs. CounterPoint
  • Busy April ahead as Northwest Georgia observes Child Abuse Prevention Month. Calendar
  • Rome City Schools joins statewide appreciation of school board members. RCS
  • Smile Report: Hunter Hayes, Zachary Jenkins, Daniel Lovell advancing in Future Business Leaders competition. FBLA
  • Georgia Health News: Tax credits for rural aid defeated by health panel. GHN
  • Remembering W.A. Hawkins Jr., Mr. Walter Eugene "Gene" Rich Jr., Mrs. Lamonda Ann Christopher Turner, Mr. Marvin Anthony Williams. 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

  • Big opening-round win for Georgia Highlands' Lady Chargers; round two today at 3.
  • Saturday's Leprechaun-a-thon starts busy spring.
  • High school updates: Lots of baseball this week.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets on sale; opening day is April 7.

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.: Barry Garland and Steve Nance on the North Rome Church of God's annual Passion Play Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is at 1929 N. Broad St.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: A closer look at Collide to Care, coming soon to Ridge Ferry Park, courtesy of  Bob Agan, Associate Pastor to Youth and College Students at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Gail Garland and Bob Agan, (yup, double duty)  Associate Pastor to Youth and College Students at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church, on the Best Week Ever summer camp experience at WinShape.

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