Monday, April 4, 2016

Bartow leads local growth again. New food, new team, more fan protection as Rome Braves begin 14th season here Thursday night. Ollie's continues West Rome discount surge. Gas prices up 30 cents in a month. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Poli

Where your news day starts:

Today's weather:

  • Sunny and 73 today; rain back Wednesday, Thursday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Census study: Bartow leads regional growth with Gordon a close second. Slow going in Floyd, Polk; Chattooga down 4.2%
  • From promotions to new food, improved safety and new line-up, Rome Braves open 14th season this Thursday. Braves 2016
  • Business: Ollie's Bargain Outlet finally coming to West Rome; continues discount surge off Shorter Avenue. Business
  • Gas prices jump 30 cents in a month; statewide average now about $2 a gallon. Gas
  • Agenda: First 'Blue Monday,' pinwheels mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. Rome Braves open 14th season. Darlington's 'Light the Lake.' Agenda
  • Remembering Jamon Neal Wood. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • NCAA Championship set: Villanova vs. North Carolina tonight at 9 on TBS.
  • Atlanta Braves open 2016 season today.
  • Rome Braves plan big opening Thursday night.
  • High school baseball updates.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Details on upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 8:10 a.m.: Dana Thompson and Lee Rast on Run for the Rescues.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Mindy S. Quinn, Marketing Manager for Blood Assurance, on what's ahead for the agency that exclusively provides blood products for all Northwest Georgia hospitals.

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