Saturday, July 23, 2016

First responders honored by local bankers. Rockmart man charged child sexual exploitation. Clinton picks VP. Early voting ends for runoff. AP scholars at Floyd schools. Weekend guide. Heat index near 102 all weekend. Sports updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: and

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Hot all weekend with heat index between 101-102, plus 30-40% rain chance. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Photo gallery: Local law enforcement and first responders honored by 'Bankers United'. Photos
  • Rockmart man arrested on 30 counts of sexual exploitation of children according to WGAA. Rockmart
  • Politics: Clinton selects Tim Kaine as VP. Early voting wraps in Bartow, Gordon. Runoff election on Tuesday. Politics
  • Education: Floyd County Schools AP Scholars announced: 26 students on the list. Education
  • Health: Harbin's chief medical officer, daughter reflect on medical, spiritual mission to Dominican Republic. Health
  • Georgia Health News: As feds file suit over insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing. Health
  • Weekend: Several ways to cool off in local waterways, 'Youth Revolution' and GA Tech night with Rome Braves. Calendar
  • Smile Report: Two Rome 4H-er's earn trip to music summit. Berry grad earns rare honor. Smiles
  • Remembering Annie Mae Smith Canada, Michael Todd Frost, Alice Rosabelle "Rosie" Wilson Wehunt Hampton and Joyce Ann Peru. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Hometown Marketing:

  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Greater Rome from $101,500 to $450,000. Hardy

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves come back to beat Lexington 3-2.
  • Next: Host West Virginia today-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • 8:10 a.m.: J.J. Walker Seifert and Mark Cochran on the return of the Underground Rome tours as part of the fund-raisers for Rome Celebrity Dance Contest next month.

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