Thursday, May 19, 2016

2-plus inches of rain Friday, early Saturday? Kmart liquidation begins -- and the store needs extra workers. Weather a concern for some graduations this weekend. April employment updates for Northwest Georgia.

Local news updates all day long at

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Friday, early Saturday look like a washout; up to 3 inches of rain in some areas. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Kmart's liquidation sale starts today in Rome; store also hiring temp works through early August. Kmart
  • April employment updates for Northwest Georgia from the state Department of Labor. Jobs
  • Buzz: Art Walk, Block Party set for Downtown Rome Saturday. Replica of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to be unveiled May 30. Old River Road opens. Time for Smoked Butts. Buzz
  • High school commencement services: County-by-county, school-by-school summary. New: Floyd practice times. Graduation
  • 38 Floyd teachers to take part in FITE Club, Google Certification. FITE
  • Georgia Health News: Feds, state OK new deal on disabilities progress. (This is the deal that closed Northwest Georgia Regional). GHN
  • Remembering Debra (Debbie) Holder Dukes. 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:

  • 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 win 8-5 to close road trip; home stand starts tonight.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Berry hosts South Regional for the '16 NCAA Baseball Championship this weekend.
  • Shorter sends 12 to NCAA showdown.
  • High schools: Model spring game is Friday night.
  • Upcoming community sports events.
  • Links to sports summer camps.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Mason Driggers and Kayla Ngo from Coosa High School on lessons learned, advice for underclassmen and what's next in their lives.
  • 8:10 a.m.: Amanda Carter from the Downtown Development Authority on parking for all the upcoming graduations and this Saturday's activities.

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