Friday, March 18, 2016

Bartow accident claims Cedartown man's life; wrecks hurt two others. Busy weekend ahead -- and it will be chilly. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

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Today's weather:

  • Some storms possible later today; high of 70. Weekend: 64 on Saturday, 54 on Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Two accidents leave Cedartown man dead, two hurt in Bartow County Thursday evening. Accidents
  • Buzzing: Buzzing: 'The Rock' rocks Fernando Guzman's world. Tim Reynolds updates. First Friday concerts return.  Buzz
  • Business: Chamber delegation meets with Isakson, Perdue, Graves to discuss education, transportation, healtchare. Chamber
  • Local churches preparing for Easter: Holy week events, Rome Passion Play, Journey to the Cross and service schedules. Holy Week
  • Smile Report: Emma Duke named Unity Christian's STAR student; Sarah Darville named STAR teacher. Smile
  • Smile Report: Kasey Barnett of Armuchee Middle, Stuart Gakio of Atlanta earn 2016 Darlington Honor Scholarships. Smile
  • 'Needle exchanges' left out of Ga. anti-HIV fight. Georgia Health News
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Remembering Julia Hilburn Dent, Martha A. "Marty" Williams. Obituaries
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Weekend guide

  • Busy weekend with Leprechaun-a-thon, Ginger Parade, Passion Play, Phantom of the Opera, Gem Show. Click Weekend


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes across Rome.
  • Posting at 3 this afternoon.

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • GHC Chargers
  • Saturday's Leprechaun-a-thon starts busy spring.
  • High school updates: Lots of baseball this week.
  • Rome Braves' single-game tickets on sale; opening day is April 7.

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.: Pastor Carey Ingram of Lovejoy Baptist Church, host of the 2016 Community Holy Week Service.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Dr. Brian Carroll, chair of Berry College's communication department, on March Madness, baseball and media.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable. Special guest: Dr. Brian Carroll.

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