Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rome Schools name assistant superintendent with career academy experience in Calhoun; Wikinson new principal at Rome Middle. Plus: More hires from Tift County. Kroger dropping senior discount after May 17; no change at Publix. Coosa boys soccer in state finals Saturday.

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

Rome Schools name Dr. Brittney Wilson of Calhoun as assistant superintendent; Parke Wilkinson promoted to Rome Middle principal. Plus: More on the 'Tift Shift' to Rome with three latest hires. Rome schools

Business: Kroger ending senior discount after May 17, citing overall price cuts. Publix continues to offer shoppers 60 and old a break each Wednesday. Business

Business: Rome's Downtown Welcome Center now part of regional network. Driving Nutrition closing. Tractor Supply coming to Cedartown. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Even warmer today but storms possible on Friday. Weather

Health: Hufstetler, Rome area supporters watch as governor signs law proposed by the state senator to help those assisting visiting athletes. Health 

People: Berry's Steve Briggs named 'Souper Star' honoree. Nancy Martinez joins Floyd Urgent Care in Rockmart. People

Education: New graduation schedule with webcast information, free downtown parking and baccalaureate services. Education

Georgia Health News: Piedmont launches partnership talks with Columbus Regional. Health

Remembering Mrs. Janet L. Fricks, Holly Suzanne Marenic. 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

Coosa boys to face Benedictine in state soccer championship.
Weekly youth soccer updates.
 Darlington Academy's college signees.
Rome Braves open 11-game home stand tonight at 7.
Shorter track & field no. 5 in the country.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. From Model High, graduating seniors Sam Bryant (valedictorian) and Katerina Creel (STAR Student) on their Blue Devil memories, what's next and their advice for rising freshmen.

8:10 a.m. From Rome High, graduating seniors Gage Floyd and Stefany Alvarado on what memories they take from RHS, what's next and their branch of advice for younger students.

8:40 a.m. Tom Caldwell, chief deputy of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office, with a look at the Dustin Cotton escape, manhunt and capture.

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