Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bartow County sees big drop in first-time jobless claims in February vs. January. Allegiant, partially shot in Rome, opens tonight at Carmike 12. Cooling trend begins. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police reports.

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  • Cooler today (72)  with 60 on Saturday, 57 on Sunday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Goo-Goo due March 25 in West Rome. Allegiant premieres tonight in Rome, Cartersville; had $99 million impact on Georgia. Dog House returns. Business
  • Jobs: Latest updates on local jobs as well as first-time unemployment claims. Jobs
  • Rome Police, troopers on patrol Thursday through Saturday for St. Patrick's Day celebrants who have too much. DUI
  • Local churches preparing for Easter: Holy week events, Rome Passion Play, Journey to the Cross and service schedules. Holy Week
  • Smile Report: Model Elementary's Elisa Bridges up for school janitor of the year honors. Smile
  • Remembering Julia Dent, Mrs. Sarah S. Williams. Obituaries.
  • No new Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Wednesday. Dining
  • 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

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • GHC Chargers get opening round in in national basketball tournament; play again tonight.
  • Shorter football begins.
  • 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.: Rome architect of Cevian Design Labs on his other passion, the U.S. Supreme Court, and his reaction to the nominee Merrick Garland.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Jose Santamaria on the gem and mineral show this Friday through Saturday at The Forum.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: West Rome Baptist Pastor Jarrod Roberts on Journey to the Cross, an interactive, life size, self guided tour through the last days of Christ.

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