Friday, May 20, 2016

Rain, storms due later today. Updates on 'mega' Kroger, LakePoint Indoor. Final day of advance voting. Season's first block party Saturday. School's out for Rome after today; summer camp guide.

Local news updates all day long at

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Storms possible today, probably an inch of rain in most area. Weather
  • Continuing weather updates all day from Hometown Headlines.

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Significant progress on Kroger Marketplace; LakePoint 'Indoor' sets grand opening. Business
  • Buzz: Big Saturday brewing in downtown Rome. Paddle Georgia sails into Calhoun June 22. An Olympic memory. Buzz
  • Campaign Watch Daily: Final day of advance voting. Election night coverage plans (web, radio, social media). Vote
  • Nominations sought for superior court seat to be vacated by Walter J. Matthews this fall. Nominations
  • High schoolers get first look at Georgia Northwestern's new Catoosa campus. GNTC
  • High school: Cartersville, Bartow graduations could go indoors; will be webcast. Rome, Unity graduate Saturday. Links to webcasts
  • Summer's here for Rome City, Chattooga County students. Summer break
  • Camps 2016: Your guide to summer fun in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Remembering Opal Hardin Cook, Jessie Reid Cole, Mr. Johnny Maxwell Edwards. Obituaries
  • No new reports Thursday: 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


  • Hardy Realty Show: Video, photo tour of mountaintop retreat in Armuchee
  • Posting at 3 this afternoon.

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: Updates on this weekend's homestand.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Berry hosts South Regional for the '16 NCAA Baseball Championship this weekend.
  • High schools: Model spring game is tonight.
  • 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 7:10 a.m.: Model High graduate Daniel Kotowski on why he chose Kennesaw State to continue his education.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Chris Carey and Bruce Day on the Women Build's annual Smoked Boston Butt sale on May 28.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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