Saturday, February 20, 2016

Local worker critically injured in lift accident on Turner McCall. Court documents outline 'scheme' on Floyd Schools. Advance voting today. More rain on the way. Latest sports updates.

Where your news day starts: and

Ware Mechanical weather:

Slight chance of rain today, but increasing Sunday into Monday. Look for high near 65 today. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Worker critically injured after construction lift topples onto Turner McCall Boulevard at new Hampton Inn & Suites, OSHA to investigate today. Lift
  • Court documents outline Derry Richardson's 'scheme' to steal more than $3 million from Floyd Schools -- and those who allegedly helped him. Schools
  • Advance voting today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., nearly 700 have cast ballots since Feb. 8. Rome Sports awarded USTA grant for Wheelchair Tennis. Buzz
  • Construction now underway on new William S. Davies Homeless Shelter. Davies
  • GDOL: Recruiting workers for new Beauflor plant in Cartersville next week. Jobs
  • Georgia Health News: Medicaid and PeachCare contract, worth billions, still in limbo. Health
  • Smile Report: Darlington's Dawson Horah named National Merit finalist. Smile Report
  • Remembering Jackie Eugene Dowdy, Sr., James Lewis Gaines and James Earl "Jimmy" Hubbard. Obituaries
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Five homes in the Greater Rome area. Hardy

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Girls basketball: Model advances, Pepperell and Sonoraville lose.
  • Calhoun boys play Saturday.
  • Latest college basketball updates.
  • Darlington grad Burton Dulaney gets his career-first victory as a Yellow Jacket at Georgia Tech.
  • It's time for baseball: Look at first day for pitchers and catchers at Spring Training with Atlanta Braves.
  • The Rome Braves announce Fourth Annual No Excuses 5K, Health Walk, & Hot Dog Fun Run will take place on Saturday, April 16.
  • AAU Basketball tryouts on March 2-3.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Patrick Eidson and Mary Hardin Thornton on neighborhood enhancement program in North Rome Commons.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Rev. Chris Barbieri on how you can help -- through donations or volunteering -- with the upcoming Stop Hunger Now campaign.

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