Friday, July 15, 2016

With Kmart, Tuesday Morning exit, what's next in East Rome? Heard on the Tweet: Floyd Schools, Mike Pence. Busy weekend ahead; maybe a wet one, too.

Get tomorrow's Rome news today at

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Hour-by-hour forecast. Plus: Inch of more of rain this weekend but extreme drought continues. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Business: As Kmart (Aug. 7?)  and Tuesday Morning (maybe today?) ready to exit, what next for East Rome. Business
  • Heard on the Tweet: Kind words from Cagle on Floyd's graduation rate (with a little gig). And some Georgia perspective on Trump's VP. Tweet
  • Buzz: Oostanaula Lodge barbecue, CHIP program returns July 30. Floyd Schools registration update. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: State health care shows improvements, gaps; Rome among most improved but also dropped in six areas. For one: Obesity grew from 33% to 41%. Health
  • Busy weeks ahead for Alzheimer's Association with gatherings in Cartersville, Cedartown and Summerville. Health
  • Weekend: Soul Fest, farmers markets (and expo), Homespun Festival on the calendar. Weekend
  • Remembering Mrs. Ruth R. Carnes, Carol Roberta Hall Langford, Mr. Carl David Shetter. 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

  • Rome Braves continue Carolina road trip.
  • Next: At Columbia, today-Monday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Rome Braves want girl softball players to get into the game.
  • Atlanta Braves: All-Star break ends as Atlanta hosts the Rockies through Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Softball, baseball and more.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Rome Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney on the latest with Officer Mike Simmons and what the past week has been like for the agency.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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