Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Battles, Coomer vote for $1 billion transportation tax; Heath votes no, Hufstettler excused. Latest on Avatron Smart Park as it picks up regional OK. Warmer, drier day ahead. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

Continuing news updates all day on Bartow Headlines.  


Ware Mechanical forecast

  •  Upper 70s today with more rain by week's end


  • House, Senate pass nearly $1 billion transportation tax package. Most vote yes; Rep. Trey Kelley votes no; Sen. Chuck Hufstettler 'excused' from the vote. 
  • Buzzing: Finally a rec agreement? Big numbers, impact for Passion Play. Buzz
  • Avatron Smart Park gets a green light from regional planners. Avatron
  • Pinwheels, balloon release this morning signal the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevention
  • Coosa Valley Today: Lots of school updates -- and how to join a British Soccer Camp this summer. Valley
  • Northwest Georgia Credit Union earns Diamond Award for Float Past Your Summer Loan Payment offer. Business
  • Georgia Northwestern paralegal students graduate. GNTCGeorgia Health News: At last, Grady Health System and Blue Cross, Blue Shield strike a deal. GHN
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

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

  • Norman Arey's March Madness: Later this week, Norman's take on the Final Four. Arey
  • Latest updates on the Atlanta Braves' camp. Braves vs. Phillies, 1:05 p.m.
  • Latest high school updates. 
  • Local college sports updates. 

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Al Thomas, head softball coach for Shorter University, and assistant  Jessie Homesley on the 2015 season (22-9 at this point) 
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Julie Meadows of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and Emerson Mayor Al Pallone on the Avatron Smart Park development.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ruth Demeter and Ann Pullen, Rome Floyd International Association, on the April 11 festival and area students heading to Japan in May.


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