Thursday, March 19, 2015

Suspect charged in Tuesday's murder near Cartersville. Floyd murder suspect caught; 19-year-old woman safe. First-time jobless claims tumble as local workforce grows. Georgia Highlands Chargers advance to national 'elite eight' tonight. Cooler, wetter day

Continuing news and weather coverage at

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • A real throw-back Thursday forecast (as in you'll want to toss this rainy day aside).


  • Cartersville man charged with Tuesday afternoon murder.
  • Murder suspect Stevie Lamar Garner arrested in Silver Creek without incident; missing woman also found. Arrest
  • February first-time jobless claims drop significantly from a year earlier; state's unemployment rate at 6.3%, lowest since July 2008Jobs
  • New! Coosa Valley Today: Roman Holiday ready to sail. Cartersville City Council meets tonight. Government jobs available. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Highlands' Ken Weatherman retiring after 40 years. Professor
  • Georgia Health News:  State Senate panel gives doctors a pay raise for Medicaid. GHN
  • Smile Report: Floyd County Schools sweeps top three spots in 7AA Literary Meet. Smile
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports  brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Georgia Highlands Chargers upset no. 3 seed Southern Idaho 67-66 thanks to key three-point shot with seconds left in the game.
  • Norman Arey's March Madness picks: One common goal -- shoot for the guys with the bullseyes on their backs. Arey
  • NCAA Tournament: Georgia to face Michigan State in Charlotte on Friday. Today, Georgia State faces Baylor.
  • Pepperell's Brice Pence is among the Berry Vikings' first 21 recruits for the upcoming season.
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp.
  • Latest high school updates. Already some baseball rain outs toda.y
  • Local college sports updates.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

Please join our guests today including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Shorter's track and field head coach Scott Byrd on a first for the university: junior Avana Walker won the 400-meter national title, the first ever for the Hawks, at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field event in Birmingham.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Clarke Johnson, a member of 99.5 FM The Jock's team broadcasting the 2015 Rome Braves, on spring training and any signs of the first Rome players for the season beginning three weeks from today

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