Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Part 2 of 'A Region at Risk' focuses on jail struggling to cope with surge in mental patients. 'Walking Dead' stars surprise Rome guests. More rain, less heat today.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: www.hometownheadlines.com

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • We could break out streak of 90-degree temps today; 60% rain chance for much of the week. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • A Region at Risk, part 2.  Jail swamped since hospital's closing: '3 mental health professionals, whose combined hours ... per week totals approximately 16 hours ... to serve an inmate population of approximately 600.' Special report
  • Two 'Walking Dead' cast members very much alive at Riverside Starbucks on Monday. Dead
  • Health: Hospitality House off to an early lead in #harbinherochallenge; how to support your favorite nonprofit. #harbinherochallenge
  • Buzz:Buzz: 'I Bleed' college T-shirts back from Blood Assurance. 27th Annual Running Water Powwow is Sept. 3-4 at Ridge Ferry. Chair selected for Alzheimer's Walk Nov. 12.  Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Medicaid expansion would be windfall for state, report says. Health
  • Smile Report: 4-H Club members Natalie Daniel, Veeka Malanchuk learn about 'HOPE' (health and nutrition). Smile
  • Remembering Tammy Newberry, Mrs. Lizzie Long. 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

  • John McClellan's high school football report: This could be the region's best season in three decades. Look for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun to set the pace. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Rome Braves take playoff chase on the road through Sunday.
  • Next:  In Charleston today-Wednesday; Hickory Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Brewers today-Thursday.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Tina Bartleson, executive director of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, and Jason Sanker, a past president and chair of Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race & 2 Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 20.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Mike Dunn, general manager of the Rome Braves, on the team's run for one of the final playoff spots in this year's South Atlantic League championship in September.

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