Thursday, April 23, 2015

Latest jobs update for Bartow County: Unemployment rate drops. Two huge wins for Cartersville High baseball. New traffic lights for Bartow. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

For continuing news, sports and weather updates, please stay with

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Clouds today; rain back late Friday; weekend washout likely.


  • Bartow's unemployment down in March; 2,885 people looking for work.
  • Former Rome worker charged with steadling $121,000.
  • New tribute to Rome native, naval aviation pioneer Admiral John Towers to be placed downtown on Friday. Towers
  • Former students in Shorter identity theft case challenge university's motion to dismiss their claims. Shorter
  • Business: First quarter report from Synovus (Citizens First, GB&T). Young Professionals meeting at Oak Hill May 5. Business
  • Red Cross staging damage assessment exercise in Calhoun on Saturday. Storm season
  • Across the Coosa Valley: New traffic lights in Bartow. A 'romp' around Rome. Skin cancer screening in Calhoun. 'Hompesun' trivia in Rockmart. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: Agency fires back over nursing home payments. GHN
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 9-5 in Savannah; home tonight vs. Augusta, 7 p.m.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Baseball, tennis.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves edged 3-2 by New York; vs. Mets today at 1:10 p.m.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Alisha Green, Redmond Women's Center Nurse Practitioner and  Becky Young, Lead Mammography Tech at Redmond Women's Center, kicking off Redmond's MammalGram Challenge and Mondays For Moms awareness campaign.
  • From 8:10 until 9 a.m.: Mary Hardin Thornton and Charles Love on North Rome, including on 'Love the Braves, Love the Earth' Block Party this Friday.

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