Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bartow's jobless rate at 6.2% in February; down from January and a year earlier. Coomer's failing schools amendment clears key hurdles. Coosa Valley Today: Big Saturday for Advocates. Mid-70s today, upper 20s Sunday morning. Later today: jail reports

Continuing news and weather coverage at

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • One more warm day and then possible thunderstorms, much colder weekend


  • February unemployment rate  down in five-county region vs. a year earlier; Polk, Chattooga see month over month increases: Jobs
  • Coomer's bill supporting governor's bid to take over failing schools likely to appear on November 2016 ballot. Schools
  • Graves,  Loudermilk vote with House majority on budget package. Politics
  • Coosa Valley Today: Head's up on Second Avenue next month. Advocates' celebration Saturday. Calhoun sets literary night. Valley
  • Harbin offers free hearing aid evaluations, fittings April 6-10. EmBands, Shasta Daisies at Pepperell today. Health
  • Smile Report: Model High's Sam Bryant takes second place in Booth Museum poetry competition. Smile
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing.

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report  (click)

  • Norman Arey's March Madness: I missed having a perfect prediction week by only 12 percentage points. Arey
  • Berry,  hosting Emory at State Mutual Stadium, gets 9-2 win.
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp.  No game Wednesday; at Pittsburgh today, 1:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates. Varsity baseball, soccer scores.
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m. Dr. Damas Lufadeju, Rome Gastroenterology Associates, and Dina Cowan, RN and Redmond's GI Patient Care Coordinator, on what happens after a colon cancer diagnosis.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Michael Skeen, Floyd County's Director of Public Works, on the "Free Residential Dump Day" in the Lindale Community on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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