Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mid 80s today, storms by early Friday? Advocates for Children observing Child Abuse Prevention Month. Rome Braves open season tonight. Judd to speak at chamber luncheon. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police arrest reports

Continuing news and weather updates at

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Mid 80s again today with storms possible early Friday


  • Half of the former Rome News offices now up for lease -- at $5,500 a month. R(E)NT
  • Home sales up almost 18 percent last month.
  • Services set for 20-year-old who died in accident on U.S. 411; arrangements pending for 22-year-old shooting victim. Funerals
  • Darlington's freshman class partners with Parks & Recreation to host the Floyd County Special Olympics on the school's campus today. Special Olympics
  • Melanie Dallas new chief executive officer of Highland Rivers Health. Health
  • Across the Coosa Valley:  'Disney Spectacular,' including Frozen, is Saturday. Cledus T. Judd at Bartow chamber luncheon. Details
  • Advocates for Children to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month. Advocates
  • 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

  • Season opener for the Rome Braves tonight at State Mutual Stadium.
  • Bobby Cox to throw the first pitch; broadcast moves to 99.5 FM The Jocks, starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Jose Capellan, the first Rome Braves to make it to the major leagues, dies at age 34.
  • Latest high school updates.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves vs. Marlins. Off Thursday; home opener Friday vs. the Mets.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  LeighAnn Dukes, Relay for Life of Floyd County Committee Member, on this year's event which has been moved to April 24 because of Friday's rain threat.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Mandy Maloney and Erin Hernandez on Rome Little Theatre's production of "Always . . . Patsy Cline."

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