Thursday, January 26, 2017

Latest employment report. Chamber to unveil new logo, branding at annual meeting. Peggy the craft beer debuts Friday; cupcakes back on the road. Health, education, political updates. Stunning suspension at Shorter.

This morning's first headlines and updates all day from Hometown Headlines


Business: December jobs report for Northwest Georgia. Chamber annual awards tonight -- plus a new logo and rebranding. Jobs

Dining & drink: Big Friday ahead with craft beer (Peggy's!) and craft Cupcakes (as in 'Around the Corner' and on the road again). Crafty 

Bartow firefighters installing 'mile markers' along the Etowah River to help with future emergency needs. River safety 

Kim Davis to lead both the Sexual Assault Center and Harbor House with additional unification possible. Move comes as Gail Garland leaves Harbor House after nearly 20 years. Community

Health: Redmond Regional earns statewide Patient Safety Award for sepsis awareness, treatment; also, ninth consecutive Circle of Excellence Award. Health

Health: The Hope Center at Cartersville Medical Center breaks ground for expanded cancer treatment services. Hope Center 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Winter's back starting today; cool temperatures through the weekend. Weather

Education: Seven Floyd County Schools' students headed to All-State Chorus. Georgia Northwestern to announce GOAL, Perkins winners Tuesday. New web look for Chattahoochee Tech. Education 

Politics: Floyd Democrats elect new officers, change monthly meeting schedule. Loudermilk named a steering member of the Republican Study Committee. Politics 

Remembering Mark Charles McAllister, Mrs. Hazel Cole Head, Linda Gail Jenkins, Mr. Clifford Lee Jones Sr., Mr. Douglas Ronald 'Ronnie' Mashburn Sr., Mrs. Linda Jean Dowdy Mobbs, Mrs. Jewel Bolt Spivey. Obituaries 

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

 Shorter suspends men's basketball coach.

Additional links to Falcons, Super Bowl.
Honors for Berry swimmers, divers.
Rome Braves: What to know about Saturday's Hot Stove Gathering, Colt Ford concert.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Craig Ellison, Executive Director of Technology and Media Services for Floyd County Schools, on EdCamp coming up March 18 for any local teacher.

8:10 a.m.: Gail Garland on changes for Harbor House as she leaves for Cobb County. Kim Davis will now lead both Harbor House and Sexual Assault Center.

8:40 a.m.: Greg Howard from Berry College Student Enterprises on Spark 2017, a conference on Feb. 10-11 focusing on "strategic entrepreneurship, social innovation and how to turn ideas into action."

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