Thursday, January 14, 2016

Powerball: 3 tickets to share massive jackpot; Georgians came close. Cartersville's bid to change regions rejected. Four great weekend things to do. 20% chance of snow early Sunday. Political and business updates. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, C

Today's first news from

Ware Mechanical weather:

  • Ware Mechanical forecast: Snow or snow showers possible early Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Powerball:  3 tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee to share $1.5 billion jackpot. More than 900,000 in Georgia won something Lottery
  • Visua Corp. opens headquarters in downtown Cartersville. LED board integrator expects quick growth. Business
  • Deal's State of the State address: Education among key topics as governor mentions 'teachers' 24 times. Governor
  • Georgia Health News: Deal says health care costs need tight rein. GHN
  • Model grad Tim Reynold's cover of Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams /Bad Blood earns a 'stunning' from the superstar. Tim
  • Weekend's best bets: Need to chill? Try Polar Bear Paddle, concert, 'Coffee House,' Oysters Mitchell.   Weekend
  • 22 alumni including those still in Northwest Georgia named to fifth annual Leadership Darlington team. Darlington
  • Region: Georgia Highlands publishes 'Voices in Protest.' Busy days for Bartow's History Museum. Briefs
  • Obituaries: Obituaries: Remembering Mrs. Theresa L. Komanitzky, Mrs. Mabel Reynolds Robinson, Mr. Charles J. Williams. Services
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Cartersville loses bid for lateral transfer from Region 5 to Region 6 in Class AAAA.
  • Honors for several Shorter, Georgia Northwestern student athletes.
  • High school updates.
  • Hot Stove updates from Rome Braves. Fredi Gonzalez is coming to the Hot Stove Gathering.
  • NFL playoffs continue Saturday, Sunday.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
-Please join us from 7-9 a.m. with our guests:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk looking beyond the president's State of the Union address.
  • At 8:10 a.m.:Tim Allee, Environmental Health Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health's Northwest Health District, and Shane Hendrix, Environmental Health Manager at the Floyd County Health Department,  on a deal where septic system owners in the Silver Creek Watershed (Lindale, into Polk County) may be eligible for up to $1,115 financial assistance to repair or replace a failing system.

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