Saturday, April 25, 2015

Severe storms headed this afternoon: Tornadoes, damaging winds, hail and heavy rain. Rome's Gretchen Corbin responds to WXIA investigation. One dead in Bartow Co. accident. El Tapatio Mexican restaurant open. Weekend guide.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Severe storms expected between 3 p.m.-midnight. Threats: tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain.
  • Make preparations now for this afternoon's severe weather threat: CodeRED, EMA and Red Cross apps available. Details


  • Rome's Gretchen Corbin, head of state's technical colleges, issues statement following WXIA investigative report. Corbin
  • Bartow County: One dead in overnight accident on 1-75 near Cass-White Rd. Bartow 
  • El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant now open in Rome Village of Hwy. 411. Dining
  • Buzz: Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum Gardens Honored for Revitalization Work, Georgia Trend's Small Business Guide. Buzz
  • New tribute to Rome native, naval aviation pioneer Admiral John Towers placed downtown; Berry College unveils Towers' flag. Towers
  • Weekend: Clocktower Classic, BBQ in Calhoun, Cedar Valley Arts Festival in Cedartown, Star Party at Tellus, Baseball and Patsy Cline. Calendar
  • Coosa Valley: Rome Noon Optimist Club, Friends of the Library Silent Auction, Blood Assurance Hero week and Summer Entertainment Series returns to Booth. Coosa Valley
  • Smile Report: Shorter University students inducted into National Music Honor Society. Smile
  • Obituaries: Remembering Ronald Green, Laron House, Allen Smith and JoAnne Waldrop. Obits
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia.   Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: 11 homes from Rome to Armuchee to Kingston

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves split doubleheader with Augusta. At home tonight vs. Augusta, 6 p.m.
  • Mills Fitzner's photos from the 2015 season. Gallery
  • Latest high school updates. Baseball.
  • Local college sports updates.
  • Atlanta Braves lose 1-0 to Phillies. Game 2 tonight at 7 p.m.

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

  • Charlie Williams and Jarrett Shadday on the May 5th Community Prayer Breakfast.
  • Mary Kate Smith, NICU nurse tech, and Konda Dizon, NICU Clinical Manager, from Floyd on the NICU reunion.

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