Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cartersville gets in the Christmas spirit with downtown events, parade tonight. Clear skies, cooler temperatures. Honors for Cartersville's Trevor Lawrence, teammates. Latest on aftermath from heavy rain. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersvil

Today's first headlines from


  • Runoff from heavy rain swells local rivers, creeks; cooler temperatures move in. Weather
  • Parade triple header: Rome, Cartersville, Cedartown celebrate Christmas tonight with chilly temperatures, clear skies. Parades
  • Wells Fargo Advisors closes Bridgepoint Plaza office in Rome. Business
  • 10-photo gallery: The Clydesdales deliver a big crowd in downtown Rome Wednesday afternoon. Clydesdales
  • Georgia Health News: Fulton County judge rejects state motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Cartersville ob/gyns to overturn state health care regulatory process. GHN
  • ALDI sets 8:45 a.m. Thursday grand opening for Calhoun store. ALDI
  • Glenwood Primary's April Cummings showcases school's gifted program on state education department's Instagram page. Glenwood
  • At a glance: The Force could be with blood donors this month and other updates from across Northwest Georgia. Briefs
  • Smile Report: Georgia Northwestern names latest EAGLE winner. Smile
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mrs. Shirley A. Harris, Mrs. Carrie Mae Metcalf, Mrs. Eva May Sharpe. Services
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Holiday Happenings

  • Hometown Headlines has teamed with Harbin Clinic to present Holiday Happenings, a 29-page digital magazine with details on parades, concerts, performances and live Nativity scenes across Northwest Georgia. You can view it in two formats: Desktop or Mobile

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Updates on area college basketball teams.
  • The fifth annual Rome Aerials gymnastics Roman Team Challenge is Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • he Rome Braves will hold a pancake breakfast on Saturday to benefit the Braves Miracle Field of Rome.
  • John McClellan's high school playoff picks:  Cartersville moves on to the championship game; Calhoun's season ends. Plus: Statewide predictions. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Norman Arey's Norman's No Nos: How did Norman do?
  • The Falcons at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Mark Cochran from Cevian Design Lab on the latest on the tennis center and other projects in downtown Rome.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce from the Small Business Development Center on year-end taxes and what you need to be doing to get ready.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Jeffrey Putnam, Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia, on helping flood victims in Summerville and Gilmer counties.

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