Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cartersville vs. Wayne County at 4:30 this afternoon to decide Final Four bid. Longtime Rome educator retiring -- sort of. New develops in Floyd Schools investigation. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

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

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Mid-80s with sunny skies; rain arrives today.


  • Dr. Tygar Evans retiring as Rome High principal June 30; moving to Birmingham area to lead elementary school. RHS
  • WRGA obtains court records showing Derry Richardson admits to kickbacks from subcontractors, taking $600,000 from Floyd County Schools. Updates
  •  Labor Department, staffing companies interviewing Monday to fill 80 jobs in Calhoun. Jobs
  • Southeastern Mills' Linda Owens named first female chair of Darlington's Board of Trustees. Darlington
  • Coosa Valley: Burkhalter to headline Tea Party meeting Tuesday. Gordon County seeks Code Red sign-ups. More hydrant testing in Cartersville. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: Gwinnett tops Ga. counties in exchange enrollment. In NW Georgia: Bartow has most enrollees. GHN
  • Smile Report: 12 College and career Academy students earn scholarships. Smile
  • Smile Report: Darlington students earn E.L. Wright Awards for having highest GPA in a given course. Smile2
  • Obituaries: Services Friday for Tina Marie Smith Boyd. Remembering Dean Scott, Marilyn Woodward. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Darlington baseball in AA final four starting Monday thanks to Wednesday's big win over GAC; will play Rabun County.
  • Cartersville is tied 1-1 in the best-of-three series with Wayne County; deciding game today at 4:30 p.m. Winner plays Buford in AAAA final four.
  • Pepperell High's spring game is 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Rome Braves in Asheville tonight; off Wednesday.
  • Atlanta Braves fall to Reds
  • The Lady Hawks will be on their home diamond at the Alto Park Softball Complex this weekend when Shorter hosts the South Super Regional.
  • Colleges: The latest from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Melody Fennel, RN and Redmond Stroke Care Coordinator, and Dr. Dave Tomey, Redmond ER Physician, talk about stroke risk factors, signs and symptoms, and the importance of acting 'F.A.S.T.'
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Dr. Todd Kelley of Harbin Clinic pediatrics on summer safety -- including snakes.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Tygar Evans, who will retire June 30 as principal at Rome High Schools.


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