Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weather service looks at fifth anniversary of local, regional tornado outbreak. Rain today, some storms possible later. Candidate Q&As for Bartow sheriff. Campaign watch. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police reports

Where your news day starts --

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Rain trickles back starting later today; highs in the mid 80s. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Five years ago this morning, Northwest Georgia was swept by damage winds, followed that night by tornadoes. Anniversary
  • Politics: Q&A with Floyd County Sheriff's candidates. Randy Agan vs. Tim Burkhalter. Sheriff
  • Politics: Q&A with Clerk of Court candidates: Bill Gilliland vs. Barbara Penson. Clerk
  • Politics Q & A: Bartow County Sheriff's candidates: Thomas Culpepper, Steve Holloway and Clark Millsap. Bartow
  • Georgia Health News: Despite improvements, state rated below average on emergency readiness. Health
  • Campaign Watch Daily: Additional candidate forum videos, the latest on the May 24 primary. Campaign watch
  • Buzz: Chick-fil-A's Teacher Appreciation Day is May 3. Free Clinic now 'Faith & Deeds.' Get Prayer Breakfast tickets by Friday. Angel's Run returns to Rockmart. Buzz
  • Smile Report: Rome Noon Optimist Club honors area high school students. Smile
  • Barry Griswell elected chair of Berry's Board of Trustees; Rome's Rick Gilbert new vice chair. Berry
  • Clocktower Classic Handcycle competition returns to Rome Thursday through Sunday; where to watch; road closings. Handcycling
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • 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 game updates.
  • Next: Series in West Virginia through Thursday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates. Model opens playoffs on the road Thursday.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: George Bevels, Democratic incumbent in Post 5 on the Floyd County Board of Education.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Capt. Douglas McClure of the Salvation Army on his reassignment to Dalton this summer after four years of serving Rome/Floyd County.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Tellus Astronomer David Dundee discuss what the Mercury Transit is and what we can expect to see on May 9 at Tellus.

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