Monday, May 22, 2017

What's powering the Polk County boom? Just about everything. Teen injured by falling tree at Red Top dies. More storms, rain in the forecast -- cooler temperatures, too. Floyd County's final week of school -- and what to this summer (camps, VBS).

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

Why Polk County's booming: Growth in retail, restaurant, healthcare, housing and existing industry just a start. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: More rain on the way but so are cooler temperatures (mid 70s). Weather

Buzz: 100 Black Men celebrate John Stevenson -- and helping the next generation. Redmond Regional courts recent nursing graduates. ALDI on the move again. Buzz 

Busy week ahead for Floyd County Schools: End of the year awards programs, last day of school on Thursday and graduations are Friday night and Saturday at The Forum. Education

What to know about summer camps this season. Camps

Your guide to this summer's Vacation Bible School programs. VBS 

Remembering John Samuel Freeman Jr., Mrs. Diane Williams Mowry. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores returns Tuesday. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome Braves: Yet another Rome Braves-Lexington Legends nail biter -- but this one goes to Rome with three key runs in the ninth. Final 8-7 Braves.
Braves on the road today through May 31; back June 1 to face West Virginia.
Gwinnett Braves looking for your help in picking a new name for the 2018 season (no changes for Rome, thank you).
Berry, Shorter prepare for major track and field events this weekend.
Community: Details on honoring Coach Phil Jones.
Camps: Summer's here for Rome students, starts Friday for Floyd. Check these sports options.

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

Please join our guests Monday including:

8:10 a.m. Melody Harrison of Keller Williams NW real estate and president of the Greater Rome Board of Realtors on the surging home sales market and her recent trip with state colleagues to Washington, D.C.

8:40 a.m. Special Agent in Charge Trebor Randle of the GBI on steps the agency and others are taking to stop what's becoming a surge in suicides by children and other young people.

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