Saturday, March 12, 2016

Ballot set for May 24 General Election Primary. Three indicted in December murder. New Hampton Inn & Suites open. Floyd School employees to get 2% one-time, salary adjustment. Rain on the way. Latest sports updates.

Where your news day starts: and

Today's weather:

  • Much warmer, near 79 today, but rain is on the way. Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Business: New 90-room, Hampton Inn & Suites now open off Turner McCall. Hampton
  • Three indicted in December murder in West Rome; Other indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
  • Campaign 2016: Qualifying ends, final ballot set for May 24 primary. Ballot
  • Campaign Watch: Jeremy Salter qualifies as Democrat for District Attorney. Salter
  • Campaign Watch: Joan Anderson Ledbetter qualifies as Democrat for Clerk of Superior Court. Ledbetter
  • Campaign Watch: Randy Baker qualifies as Republican for Floyd County Commission, Post 2. Baker
  • Campaign Watch: David Tucker qualifies to run as Republican for Floyd Board of Education, District 3. Tucker
  • Campaign watch: Kenya Robbins qualifies as Democrat to run for Floyd County Coroner. Robbins
  • Rome-based Hydro Dynamics, Inc. receives the Georgia Department of Economic Development's GLOBE Award. Hydro Dynamics
  • Floyd County Schools to award all employees a 2-percent, one-time salary adjustment. FBOE
  • Buzz: GRCVB launches 2016 photo and video contest, Darlington's Jennifer Moore to present at national art convention, Don't forget to move clocks ahead 1-hour tonight. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Suspected Lassa Fever patient coming to Emory. Health
  • Floyd County Commission adopts standard operating procedures for special events. Procedures
  • Smile Report: Daniel Lovell is STAR Student for Pepperell High and Floyd County. Smile report
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Remembering Lucille Carroll and George Rudolph McDurmont. Obituaries
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • High school baseball scores.
  • Today's Darlington vs. Cedartown baseball game at 4 p.m. will be broadcast live on WGAA radio.
  • Today's Pepperell High Alumni Baseball game has been postponed until April 9.
  • Georgia Highlands' Chargers, Lady Charges going to the nationals in basketball, March 14-17.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets go on sale today; 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 Monday including:

  • At 7:10 a.m.: Janet Eberhart from Public Health on Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Two of the stars from the Floyd County School System's The Phantom of the Opera set for March 18, 19 and 20 at the Model High auditorium.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: John Blalock from Floyd County E-911 on winning the 2016 Georgia 911 Center of the Year.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Wendy Davis on the 2016 International Festival in Rome on April 16

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