Wednesday, December 14, 2016

100-word briefing: Restaurant changes? Social media takeover. Changes at Citizens First. Weather: Thursday a stinker.

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Today's headlines:

Hometown's 100-word briefing: Restaurant changing hands? Social media dominates local news. Exporting education talent. Attack the hackers. Briefing
Business: Angie Lewis promoted by Synovus; Scott Preston named president of the bank's northwest region, including Citizens First. Synovus 
Rome Police, state patrol launching Operation Zero Tolerance in search of impaired drivers throughout the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Zero
Shell, Strickland, Jeffers take oaths of office as members of the Floyd County Board of Education. 
Make that reading, 'riting and virtual reality for students at Pepperell High thanks to $17,500 grant. Education 
Buzz: YMCA seeks new, slightly worn coats for those in need. Remote trash sites closing for both holidays. Bartow chamber's annual meeting is Jan. 26 Buzz
Isakson, Perdue on Tillerson nomination for secretary of state. Politics
Ware Mechanical forecast: Cold weather returns Thursday; wind chills could be an issue. Weather
Georgia Health News:  State's highest court will hear Northside open records case. Health
Remembering Mr. Royce M. Wood Sr. 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' Hot Stove Gathering to mix with championship celebration concert with Colt Ford on Jan. 28. Braves
  • For the second consecutive week, Phil Taylor of the Shorter Hawks was named the Gulf South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
  • A parade is planned for Thursday at 4:15 p.m. for the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes who won their second consecutive state championship Saturday at the Georgia Dome.
  • Latest college basketball updates from Northwest Georgia.
  • Bowls: Georgia Tech is headed to Jacksonville to play Kentucky at 11 a.m. Dec. 31. UGA:  The Bulldogs vs. TCU in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, noon Friday, Dec. 30.
  • Atlanta Falcons: At home Sunday vs. 49'ers, 4:05 p.m., Fox.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • 8:10 a.m.: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on the hack attempt his elections office discovered that's tied to Homeland Security and what's next.
  • 8:40 a.m.: Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome on the memory tree in the station's lobby, paying tribute to all those in blue who lost their lives in the line of duty this year.

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