Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jobs: First-time jobless claims rise by near 10% in Bartow. Services set for Woodland Middle principal. Cartersville Schools helping serve free lunches this summer. Public Health restaurant scores. Later today: Bartow County jail reports, Cartersville Po

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • A bit cooler, upper 70s, under sunny skies. More of the same Friday.


  • Local work force grows by 500 jobs in April vs. same month last year; first-time jobless claims rise in Bartow. Jobs
  • Auction set June 18 for corner lots, side acreage surrounding Unity Christian School. Auction
  • YMCA offers kids (under 18) free food, fitness weekdays starting Tuesday. Cartersville Schools also offer summer meals. Summer food
  • Labor Department recruiting workers for The Hon Corp. during Rome job fair May 27. Hon
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Graduations, barbecues, baseball and honoring our fallen soldiers. Plus: weekend alerts. Calendar
  • Coosa Valley: Freedom Fund Banquet is June 26. GHC book sale set. Blood drive honors Cartersville chief. Gordon budget review. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: Providers aim to prevent costly falls by patients. Health
  • GDOL recruiting workers for The Hon Corporation during Rome job fair May 27. Jobs
  • Obituaries:  Services Tuesday for Lamar Barnes. Funeral
  • 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

  • Lady Hawks softball vs. St. Mary's (Texas) in NCAA Division II national championship opening game today at 1 p.m. EDT
  • Armuchee's Will Jacobs among Berry's latest football recruits; latest update on Berry's Valhalla stadium.
  • Rome High's Strickland resigns as girls' basketball coach; remains as athletics director. Hughes named new coach
  • Rome Braves edged in 10 innings, 2-1, by Charleston. Tonight: Savannah at 7 at State Mutual Stadium.
  • Atlanta Braves edge Rays, 2-1. Tonight vs. Brewers.
  • 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.: Capt. Marti Robinson, a paramedic for 23 years for Redmond EMS, on "Pre Hospital Care" and the role of emergency medical service scres play in stroke care.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Scott McCreless, executive director of the YMCA, on the 100% Free Summer Fitness & Feeding Program that starts Tuesday and continues through July 31.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Newly arrived Rome Brave Stephen Gaylor, a Rome High and Berry College baseball standout, on what its like to be playing at home again.

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