Thursday, July 28, 2016

Report card for area hospitals has some surprises. June jobs update. Big June for local Realtors. Back to school's Kickoff Classic. Watch party for tonight's DNC finale.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Low 90s for the next week, a bit of a break vs. recent days. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Health: offers overall comparison ratings of Northwest Georgia hospitals; there's a surprise on top. Health
  • Sidebar via Georgia Health News: Hospital industry fires back vs. quality ratings. GHN
  • Business: June was a huge month for local Realtors. Guice promoted at River City Bank. Business
  • June jobs report for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Jobs
  • Back-to-school updates: Floyd County Schools introduce the 'Kickoff Classic.' Outlets extend hours for tax free holiday/school supply sales. New bike donated to boost school registration. Education
  • Health: The faces behind the Faces of Hope at Harbin Clinic Cancer Center honored. Faces of Hope
  • Buzz: Blood drive today at West Rome Walmart. Floyd GOP women meeting Tuesday. Buzz
  • Politics: Floyd Democrats host DNC watching party tonight at 8 at J.R. Cricket's. Updates from Philadelphia from Wendy Davis. Politics
  • Remembering Former Floyd County Sheriff Wayne Atchley, Mr. Paul Watts Camp Jr., Mr. Johnny Fred Carter, Mr. Geno Leon Freeman. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • More signs of football's return: Model's calendar; Rome High Football's new coupon book.
  • Registration begins for Tillman 5K, walk on Aug. 20.
  • Rome Braves were off Wednesday.
  • Next:  Today. At Greenville through Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Phillies through Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Taylor Buchholz, the head pro at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, on Friday's grand opening and upcoming programs.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Ed McBride, Harbin Clinic's chief medical officer, and his daughter, Shannon, a recent Rome graduate, on their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

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