Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What awaits Rome's next Downtown Development director. Latest weather news. Updates on bizarre death investigation in Polk County.

For these and today's latest news, please see www.hometownheadlines.com:


As search begins for new Rome Downtown Development director, board members outline immediate goals -- especially the 'River District.' Downtown

Bizarre story out of Polk County involving death of 12-year-old, possible 'streaming' of her death, according to WGAA in Cedartown. Investigation 

Kingston man killed, son injured in accident on Ga. 293 late Sunday. Plus:  Update on statewide New Year's weekend traffic deaths. Fatalities

Ware Mechanical forecast: More rain likely today; still watching for wintry weather late in the week. Weather

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson: 'Working on priorities for the 115th Congress.' House, Senate convene today. Politics

YMCA's One Warm Coat drive accepting donations through Thursday; distribution of free coats to all in need set for Friday-Sunday. Donate

Buzz: Almost time for season premiere of Berry College eagles' nest (i.e., eggs). Junior Service League seeks partnership applications. Busy month for Bartow chamber. Buzz

Georgia Health News: Medicare safety penalties fall hard on some state hospitals (none in Northwest Georgia). Health

Remembering Mr. Rholan Evans Clifton, Mr. Roland Dennis Jr., Mrs. Mary Jane Price, Mrs. Genoria Wilson. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Wednesday. 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 

Falcons to play Packers, Seahawks or Giants the weekend of Jan. 14-15, depending on the outcome of this weekend's wildcard games. NFL
Monday's bowl results; countdown to the college football national championship.
Local college basketball teams back in action; rough day for Lady Hawks.
Rome Braves: Hot Stove Gathering, concert set for Jan. 28.

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

7:40 a.m.: Colt Chambers, chair of the Rome Young Republicans, is heading to Washington for the Trump inauguration on Jan. 20. He'll talk about the trip with us.

8:10 a.m.: Mandy Perry with Blood Assurance's Rome office. What's new in 2017.

8:40 a.m.: YMCA's One Warm Coat drive accepting donations through Thursday; distribution of free coats to all in need set for Friday-Sunday. We're joined by Cheryl Bishop and Stephanie McElhone for updates on how to help.

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