Saturday, May 7, 2016

Campaign Watch: Over 1800 cast early votes this week in 4-county area. Rome's Elm Street Elementary earns STEM certification. Business updates. Berry and Georgia Highlands' graduations today. Floyd Sheriff seeks coroner inquest into inmate death. Beautiful

Where your news day starts: and

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Beautiful weekend ahead, sunshine with highs in 80's today and Mother's Day. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Campaign Watch Daily: Over 1,800 cast ballots in person or by mail in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon and Polk this week. Local Democrat and GOP party updates. Politics
  • Rome's Elm Street Elementary School becomes 21st in state to receive STEM Certification. Elm Street
  • Lt. Gov. Cagle applauds State BOE action on Calhoun City School's Charter System renewal. Calhoun
  • Business: GDOL hiring for new Sleep Inn & Main Stay Suites in Bartow. Lewis joins Cedartown City Hall staff. Business
  • Floyd Sheriff requesting Coroner's Inquest into January death of jail inmate; GBI reports drug overdose as cause of death. Sheriff
  • College commencement services conclude today for Berry, Georgia Highlands. Graduation
  • Shorter University graduates some 339 students during Friday's Spring Commencement. Shorter
  • Rare planet Mercury transit to be visible Monday. Tellus Science Museum open for observation all day. Mercury
  • Smile Report: Wanda Ely wins 26th Bus Safety Road-e-o for Floyd County Schools. Smile Report
  • Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau names four Romans as Superstars of Service. Service
  • Public Health nurses recognized during National Nurses Week. Health
  • Remembering Maragete Friederick Cawthon, Mary Ann Edwards, Baby Londyn Brielle Madden, Virginia (Ginger) Davis Noble, Idella Mae Roberts, Mathew Smith and Sharon LaVaughn Smith. 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 fall 3-1 to Hickory.
  • Braves' Manager Randy Ingle has his high school jersey retired.
  • This week:  home vs. Augusta through Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Darlington to host Junior Day Baseball Prospect Camp and Showcase this summer.
  • Latest high school baseball updates: Cartersville, Calhoun, Cedartown, Trion advance to elite eight in baseball playoffs.
  • 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 8:10 a.m.: Roy Dickinson on signups for summer competition with the Academy and Select teams.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Drew Burnett, who's moving his family to Uganda in August for special missionary work.

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