This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines
Business: Rome Floyd Chamber (new name) celebrates year's top small business, ambassador, community successes. Chamber
Commentary: The small talk from the chamber's annual meeting was the real news of the night. Commentary
Business: Germany's Huhoco Group building $24 million in plant in Cartersville, bringing 200 jobs. Business
Report card for area school systems on 'quality, character' as well as financial ratings tied to per-pupil expenditures. Ratings
Safe Driving Expo returns April 9 but at a new location: Walmart in East Rome. Driving expo
Buzz: RHS registration showcase is Feb. 2. Maloney named RACA director. Snider joins Center for Healthy Churches. Plus more. Buzz
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 'Normal' temperatures of highs around 50, lows near freezing return; snow still possible late Sunday. Weather
Paddle Georgia 2017 to float the Etowah River with stops including Cartersville before ending in Rome. Dates: June 17-23. Paddle
Georgia Health News: State lawmakers to tackle 'surprise' medical billing to patients. Health
Remembering Rev. Bobby Green, Eugene L. McCauley Jr. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 'U' for Rome restaurant just weeks after perfect score. Dining
Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch
State business headlines: Georgia Trend
Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder
Rome Braves Hot Stove Gathering, concert set for Saturday.
RADIO: Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM
A special edition today as we're joined by three panelists in the 7:40 and 8:10 a.m. segments discussing what's next for downtown Rome. They are Jay Shell, DDA member and Rome City Brewing/Brewhouse owner; Ryan Earnest, president of Broad Street-based Heritage First Bank; and Patrick Eidson, assistant city manager.
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