Saturday, April 9, 2016

Polk County woman found dead in Florida. One dead in Bartow crash. 'Row Down the River' coming April 16. Business: Hiring at Ollie's Bargain Outlet. Floyd GOP Chair resigns. Campaign Finance Reports. Latest Grand Jury indictments. Today's Buzz.

Where your news day starts: and

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Cool Saturday ahead with high near 55 and low near 34 tonight. Warmer Sunday near 67. Rain back Monday night and Tuesday. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Polk County woman's dismembered body found in central Florida. Polk
  • 71-year-old Adairsville man killed in single-car crash on Hwy. 140 near Shake Rag Rd. Bartow
  • Berry students organize 'Row Down the River' on April 16 to support local non-profits; paddle open to all. Row
  • Business: Hiring underway for new Ollie's Bargain Outlet, GDOL to help hire 250 workers at Lake Winnie. Business
  • Layla Shipman resigns as chair of Floyd County Republican Party. GOP
  • Campaign finance reports: Burkhalter, Bagwell, Patterson lead in contributions. Politics
  • Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
  • City of Rome to celebrate Georgia Cities Week, April 17-23, with events including International Festival, Renew our Rivers, Fire Fly Fling and Rome Symphony concert. Cities Week
  • Buzz: Chieftain's Plant sale this weekend, Celebrity Bagging at Kroger, Rome Prayer Breakfast updates, Founder of Living Water for Girls speaking at GHC. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: UnitedHealthcare pulls out of Georgia exchange. Health
  • Dr. Joe Joyave joins Gordon Hospital as chief medical officer. Health
  • Remembering Betty Hopkins Cape, Nancy Johnston Curry, Rev. Dwight David Mauney, Sr. and Barbara Jean McCluskey. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Diningies
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Politics: A look at the local ballots for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties. 2016
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves win 6-1 over Augusta; tonight's game at 6 with fireworks to follow.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' photo gallery.
  • Georgia Tech hires new Men's Basketball Coach.
  • Berry to host regional baseball playoffs.
  • 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. Monday including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Buzz Wachsteter on the Exchange Club's Get a Jump on Child Abuse' concert with The Voice's Ellie Lawrence this Saturday at Brewhouse.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Mary Hardin Thornton of Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful on the 2016 edition of Renew our Rivers on April 22 -- Earth Day!

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