Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Search begins for Rome's downtown development chief. Employee, teacher groups sue Floyd Schools over dismissal policies. Darlington student charged with sexual battery. More rain, maybe storms? High school basketball results, schedules.

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


Business: Search begins for Rome's next downtown development director; job description sets very specific tone. Downtown

Employee joins with county, state educators groups to challenge Floyd Schools' dismissal policy. School system calls suit 'misguided.'  Education

Investigation continues into aggravated sexual battery reported at Darlington; student, 17, in Floyd County Jail. Arrest

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain today with a high of 71. Brief cold snap and then a great weekend ahead. Weather 

Smile Report: Big weekend with big results for Floyd County 4-H. Smile

Buzz: Reinhardt University plans Rome reception Feb. 28. Floyd Master Gardeners to talk proper pruning. Buzz

Georgia Health News: State Senate panel hears surprising testimony on surprise medical bills. Health

Remembering Nancy Pinson Jenkins, Ms. Debra Jones, Robert Verne Wheeler. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores: 'U' (65, 62) for Rome restaurants. 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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

 Click here for today's sports updates.

 High school basketball:
  • Girls, boys results from Tuesday
  • 6A, 7AA tournament schedules
Arsenal recreational soccer registration updates.
'Sark' joins Falcons as offensive coordinator after just get Alabama post in December.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.: Andy Garner, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party, on Saturday's mass precinct meeting at the Parker Senior Center.

8:10 a.m.: Joe Cook of Coosa River Basin Initiative on the return of Paddle Georgia and the "Greenie Awards."

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