Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mr. D's Restaurant reopening in Armuchee. All eyes turn to Tuesday's primary as advance voting ends. Rome City Commission considering tax increase. Busy Saturday downtown, plus high school graduations. Sunshine returns for weekend. Sports updates.

Local news updates all day long at and

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Rain, clouds clearing. Sunshine and warmer temps return. High near 79 today. Forecast

Today's headlines:

  • Dining: Mr. D's Restaurant reopening in Armuchee focused on Southern-style home cooking. Dining
  • Campaign Watch Daily: All eyes on Election Day as advance voting ends. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Politics
  • Buzz: Tim Reynolds recognized for "Roman Acts of Kindness", Advocates for Children benefit raises $127,000. Buzz
  • WRGA: City Commission considering tax increase to cover projected $670,000 deficit. Tax
  • State School Superintendent tells local schools they don't have to follow federal transgender bathroom order. Schools
  • Two awards for Floyd: Hospital ranks in Top 10 Percent for patient safety and Heyman HospiceCare named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient. Health
  • Peace Officer Memorial honors those who gave life in service to community. Memorial
  • Today: Big Saturday downtown with Spring Block Party, Art Walk. Downtown Cartersville hosting first Art Market. Weekend
  • High school commencement: Rome, Unity and Woodland graduate today. Updates on other Floyd, Gordon and Polk events. Graduation
  • Smile Report: Johnson Elementary participates in Body Buddies program, plus Johnson cafeteria ladies win 'Sweet Day' Award. Smile Report
  • Remembering Virginia Tipton Collins and John Phillip Robbins. Obituaries
  • 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


  • Real estate showcase: Video, photo tour of mountaintop retreat in Armuchee. Showcase

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: Fall to Augusta, 8-5.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Berry hosts South Regional for the '16 NCAA Baseball Championship this weekend.
  • Upcoming community sports events.
  • Links to sports summer camps.

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.: Chris Giddens from Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on Vacation Bible School and what it means to the children, parents and community.

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