Friday, February 24, 2017

Second East Rome hotel on the market. Near-record heat today and then a 'normal' weekend. 10 graduates from GNTC police academy should find work quickly. High school, local college basketball updates.

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


Business: Another East Rome hotel, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, goes on the market as hospitality industry heats up.  Hotels 

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heat streak for one more day and then back to 'normal' Saturday, Sunday. Weather

10 graduate from GNTC's Law Enforcement Academy at a time when area police, sheriff and state agencies are scrambling for recruits.  Academy

Jayme Barrett named Armuchee High's STAR student; Ashley Flagello, her AP biology teacher, selected as STAR teacher.  AHS

U.S. Sen.  Johnny Isakson recovering from surgery to address spinal deterioration. Isakson 

Curtain close to going up on revitalized, expanded Blackstone Hall at Berry College. Blackstone

Buzz: Spring Art Market returns April 1-2. New Mexico Film Foundation. Blood donors dip because of the flu; how to help. Security updates from Floyd elections board. Buzz

Georgia Health News: Optometrist bill gets OK from panel despite concern by physicians. Health

Remembering Baby Isaiah Kamaiyus Shedrick-Hall. 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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

Boys: Calhoun to play Jenkins in next round of AAA basketball playoffs after Thursday win.

Boys: Chattooga surges in the fourth period to advance in the AA tournament.

Boys: Rockmart's season comes to an end.

Berry men, women open basketball tournament on the road today.

Hawks, Lady Hawks game updates.  

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.:  Jim Williams, chairman of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship set for March 11 at Saint Mary's Catholic School, a free basketball competition open to all boys and girls ages 9-14.

8:10 a.m.:  John Blalock, Floyd County's 911 director, on new life-saving technology to help find those in need who might not be sure of their location and can't be pinpointed by emergency operators.

8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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