Monday, April 3, 2017

Be ready for possible midday storms; continuing coverage all day. Polk County native's goal to open a Chick-fil-A near his home coming true. How to help stop child abuse (first of a series).

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

First, fast, factual and free headlines all day:

Ware Mechanical Weather Center. Storms likely this afternoon, tonight; another round due Wednesday. Continuing updates. Weather

From Army to coffee entrepreneur to Chick-fil-A operator, Zach Thomas is ready to get back to his roots in Rockmart. New Chick

Preventing child abuse: What you can do to help a child you suspect is in danger (first of a series).  How to help

On the road: Latest on the Atlanta commute and the Midtown Meltdown. Gas price updates. Traffic

Buzz: Marine Corps League meets Saturday; Berry football coach Tony Kunczewski to speak. Benefit garage sale at Saint Mary's School on Saturday. Buzz

Remembering Rhubarb Jones, legendary country DJ. Rhubarb

Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. 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


Women: South Carolina defeats Mississippi State in all SEC finale.
Men: North Carolina vs. Gonzaga, 9:20 tonight, on CBS.
High school rankings (through Friday)
Quick schedule for this week
Atlanta Braves open the season at 1:10 this afternoon at New York Mets. ESPN
Rome Braves open the season Thursday night on the road. Radio: 99.5 FM

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

7:40 a.m. As Child Abuse Prevention Month begins, Kaitlyn Bailey and Tina Bartleson join us to talk about what's being done to help keep our kids safe.

8:10 a.m. Jim Williams, who witnessed the first games at all the homes of the Atlanta Braves, gives us his take on the new ballpark after going to Friday's exhibition.

8:40 a.m. Mandy Perry of Blood Assurance's Rome office on how your donation is saving local lives (Nelle Reagan will  host this segment)

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