Saturday, April 23, 2016

East Rome Wendy's should open by Tuesday. Courtyard builder teams up with LakePoint in Emerson. What you need to know about May 24 primary. Gorgeous weekend of weather. Sports updates.

Where your news day starts: and

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid 70s, sunny skies today, Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • East Rome Wendy's expected to open by Tuesday. Dining
  • Phil Ray retires as principal of Pepperell High School, cites health issues; had planned to retire June 30. Ray
  • Business: Duke Hospitality, the company behind the tardy Courtyard in Rome, teaming up with LakePoint in Emerson. Business
  • Buzz: Pepperell Primary commemorates child abuse awareness month. Twenty jobs at Calhoun on May 4. Buzz
  • Latest Grand Jury presentments in Floyd County. Jurors
  • Weekend: Steeplechase, Tri for the Kids up next this weekend.
  • Campaign Watch: Candidate Q&As begin Monday on Hometown; radio interviews continue. WRGA forums premiere Monday. GOP debate is May 10. Politics
  • Smile Report: Noon Optimist Club presents $500 each to four community groups. Optimist
  • Smile Report: Oliver North's visit pumps $170,000 in pledges, donations, support to Unity Christian. Smile
  • Smile Report: Rome High's Emily Whitlow named Book of Golden Deeds winner by Exchange Club. Smile
  • Remembering Remembering Mrs. Alma Joyce Carnes Hulsey. Obituaries.
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Politics: A look at the local ballots for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties. 2016
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 11-3.
  • Rome vs. Asheville tonight at 6.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves fall 6-3 to Mets at home.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Some playoff pairings now available; Darlington at Pace canceled today because of rain Friday.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m.Monday  including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Melinda Strickland, Floyd County Board of Education, District 2
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Bob Skelton on the Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast on May 5 at The Forum featuring guest speaker, Dave Dravecky, a former Major League pitcher who lost an arm to cancer.

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