Saturday, May 27, 2017

Construction begins on Lofts at Third & Broad. Banking updates. Coosa High graduation photo gallery. Armuchee, Pepperell and Model ceremonies today. SPLOST committee seeking project proposals. Memorial Day Weekend events. Mostly sunny today, rain possible Sunday-Monday. Sports updates.

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

Business: Ira Levy breaks ground on Lofts at Third and Broad. Ty Wilkes of Heritage First Bank completes Georgia Banking School. Business

Graduation: Photo gallery of Coosa High's Class of 2017. Today: Armuchee, Pepperell, Model and Cedartown graduation ceremonies. Graduation

Buzz: 2017 Rome/Floyd SPLOST Advisory Committee taking applications for possible projects through June 8. Buzz

Memorial Day weekend: What you need to know about remembrance festivities at the fair grounds, barbecues, Bluegrass festival, Finster Fest and holiday travel. Weekend

Wednesday morning storms spawned two small tornadoes in Gordon County, according to the National Weather Service. Tornadoes

Georgia Health News: Chickamauga worries about budget cuts for Meals on Wheels (part of a series). Health

Remembering Michael Webster Grindle, Cleve Howard, Harold Leroy Miles, Jr., Gary Rosson Mull, Jesse Dean Peek and Roy R. Plummer. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Local football players from Coosa and Armuchee sign with Berry College.
Rome Braves beat Augusta, 5-3.
Updates on GHSA Baseball Championship at State Mutual Stadium this weekend.
Shorter and Berry athletes compete in Track and Field National Championships.

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

No show on Monday, Memorial Day. Please join our guests Tuesday including:

7:40 a.m.: Logan Boss of Public Health on the zika virus, mosquitoes and what you can do to keep your home safe.

8:10 a.m.: Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and Rome City Manager Sammy Rich on the fall SPLOST proposal.

8:40 a.m. Carey C. Smith, Executive Director of the Rome Symphony Orchestra, on the RSO's "Swing's the Thing!" at Darlington School in the Huffman Center coming up June 10.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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