Thursday, March 16, 2017

Chick-fil-A coming to Rockmart; Petsmart due in Cartersville. Closer look at Rome High, Middle vacancies. January jobless rates. Big boost for Y's summer feeding/enrichment program. Education updates. Weather: Gradual warming.

This morning's headlines -- first, fast, factual and free -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: Chick-fil-A coming to Rockmart by fall (perhaps August). Petsmart scouting location in Cartersville. Business

Superintendent Louis Byars: New Rome High principal is the priority and then the hiring of two assistants. From WRGA: Rome Middle principal also retiring. RHS

Isakson undergoes second back surgery in a month; expects to be released from the hospital in a few days. Politics

Regional unemployment rate for January. Plus: Who's hiring? Jobs

Georgia Health News: Medicaid pay gap frustrates Georgia doctors; Dr. Raj Miniyar cites example of differing Medicaid payments for patients at his Trion, Cedartown, Rome offices. Health

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cold start to give way to low 50s today; gradual warming trend this weekend. Weather

Darlington senior Thompson Liu named 2017 PAGE STAR region winner; English teacher Gregg Marshall named STAR teacher. Honors

Tyson Foundation awards $25,000 grant for the Y's Summer Feeding, Fitness & Enrichment Program. Summer Feeding

Model Middle School wins 2017 Floyd County Academic Quiz Bowl. Quiz

Graduation 2017: Darlington's commencement to feature WSB's Justin Farmer ('87 grad) and science chair Owen Kinney. Graduations

Buzz: Home Depot executive to speak on 'Values Based Culture' at Berry Integrity in Leadership lecture. Key meeting for Pepperell High parents. Church bowling league returns. Extra advice at Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale. Buzz

Remembering Mr. Larry Gene Fuller, Mr. Hugh Warren Gaston Jr., Mrs. Dorothy McAbee Warren, Mr. Rickey Williamson. 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 

 Berry Softball rated no. 1 in the nation.

High school baseball updates.
Georgia's NIT results.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Board chair Mark Kozera and Capt. Jason Smith of the Salvation Army in Rome on celebrating a key milestone.

8:40 a.m. Jim Alred of Harbin Clinic on the countdown toward Friday evening's Leprechaun-a-thon.

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