Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Citizens First, GB & T getting new (familiar) name. Teen's legacy: Helping spread the word in India -- on motorcycles. Commission's decision on pigs final -- but that's not the final word. 2017 dance couples named.

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

Business: Rebranding means Citizens First, GB & T will soon be known simply as Synovus. Business

As community mourns the loss of a 14-year-old cyclist, his family asks that donations be made to help buy motorcycles for pastors, Bible workers in India. Remembering Lane

From WRGA: A Coosa couple has 30 days to find news homes for their pet pigs after the Floyd County Commission denies an application for a rezoning and special use permit. There's more: Commissioner Scotty Hancock joins us at 7:40 a.m. on Hometown Radio on WRGA 98.7. Pigs

11 teams announced for the 2017 edition of the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge set for Aug. 5. Dancing

Buzz: 'Flavor Tours' coming to downtown Rome restaurants RPD's Willingham completes FBI Academy. GNTC's financial aid director attends D.C. symposium. Buzz

Health: Berry adds healthcare MBA this fall; Georgia Highlands to offer bachelor's degrees in healthcare management, logistics and supply chain management. Health

Health: Harbin Clinic's Walk With a Doc series returns April 15 with two physicians leading the way. Walk

Business: Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to host employer summit in Cartersville on April 26. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 80s today, low 70s by Friday -- or typical spring in Northwest Georgia.  Weather 

Georgia Health News: Nonprofit insurer jumps into state's Medicaid market. Health

Remembering Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kilgore, Mr. James Carl 'J. C.' Miller Sr. 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

High school baseball updates.
Georgia Tech to play in NIT championship Thursday night; beats CSU-Bakersfield Tuesday.
Latest local college and auto racing updates.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Floyd County Commissioner Scotty Hancock on the aftermath of Tuesday's vote about the Coosa family's 12 pigs and what's next.

8:10 a.m. Rome attorney Chris Jackson who will be on one of the 11 teams competing in the  Rome Celebrity Dance Contest this August, benefiting the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

8:40 a.m. Stephanie McElhone and Cheryl Bishop from the YMCA on Healthy Kids Day on April 8.

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