Friday, March 11, 2016

As qualifying ends, busy May 24 ballot await; no opponents for legislators? Even warmer today but more rain possible. Community updates. Later today: Jail and police reports.

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  •    Even warmer -- but wetter, too, as weekend begins. High of 79 on Saturday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Campaign 2016: Who's official after day 4 -- No local Democrats on ballot in Bartow, Gordon, Polk. Noon deadline.
  • Campaign Watch: Irwin Bagwell qualifies to seek third term as Post 3 representative on the Floyd County Commission. Bagwell
  • Blood Assurance partnering with Pepperell High School's Students Against Drunk Driving to present the Rome/Floyd County Safe Driving Expo. Safety
  • Buzz: 50 manufacturing jobs available next week. Lecture highlights original Lindale Mill. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday  Buzz
  • Dining: Frosted Coffee up next at Chick-fil-A. Ice cream chaser with region's best pizza? Dining
  • Smile Report: Local 4-H students earn honors at district competition. Smile
  • Smile Report: Allison Phillips, an Armuchee High senior, named the school's STAR student; Robina Gallagher, her STAR teacher. Smile
  • Smile Report: Kayla Ngo named Coosa High School's STAR student; she selects Chris Parker as STAR Teacher. Smile
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Remembering Mrs. Jessie Hazel Bartlett, Mr. Stephan Paul Schulz, Mr. Christopher "Chris" Adam Smith. Obituaries
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Shorter's Ayana Walker defends her NCAA 400-meter national title this weekend.
  • High school baseball scores.
  • Georgia Highlands' Chargers, Lady Charges going to the nationals in basketball.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets go on sale Saturday; other events that day at State Mutual Stadium.
  • The Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk set for March 19.
  • April 9 race to benefit Rome High, city schools.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Floyd School Board Superintendent Dr. John Jackson and board Chairman Chip Hood on what's next for the 10,000-plus students in th ecounty system.
  • At 8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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