Thursday, April 16, 2015

First-tme jobless claims rise in Bartow in March. Jefferson's growing again in Northwest Georgia. Latest on Floyd Schools' scandal. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

Continuing news, weather and sports updates all day at

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Soggy weekend possible; thunderstorms as well


  • Ex-maintenance chief Derry Richardson, his $220,000 home are becoming a focal point in the widening Floyd Schools investigation. Scandal
  • Jefferson's growing again in Northwest Georgia; Cedartown restaurant due by July 1. Jefferson's
  • Work force stays the same in March but up 300 jobs from a year earlier. Jobless claims down in Floyd, Polk, Chattooga; up in Bartow, Gordon counties.
  • Chamber committees get schooled on new Coosa High campus. Coosa
  • Exchange Club Family Resource Center delays Jim Bishop golf tournament to May 1; concert still set for Friday at the Brewhouse. Updates
  • Across the Coosa Valley: Day camp during spring break. Cass remembers fallen coach. Jail and Bail in Cedartown. Coosa Valley
  • Public Health urging community to get children immunized as part of National Infant Immunization Week. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Wellness now the 'watchword' at many workplaces. GHN
  • Obituaries: Services Saturday for Nancy Florence Walker. Notice for Jean Baird. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Bartpw County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves' Wednesday game with Savannah postponed; Braves start road trip today in Augusta.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves fall 6-2 to Marlins; off today.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests today include:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Jeff Thompson, Floyd's Director of Respiratory Therapy, talks about the 2015 pollen season.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ann Hortman on the Clocktower Classic handcycling competition returning to Rome/Floyd County a week from today.

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