Thursday, July 28, 2016

Report card for area hospitals has some surprises; Cartersville Medical gets four-star rating. June jobs update for Bartow County. Back to school updates. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates.

Where Bartow County's news day never ends:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Low 90s for the next week, a bit of a break vs. recent days. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Health: offers overall comparison ratings of Northwest Georgia hospitals; there's a surprise on top. Health
  • Sidebar via Georgia Health News: Hospital industry fires back vs. quality ratings. GHN
  • Business: June was a huge month for local Realtors. Guice promoted at River City Bank. Business
  • June jobs report for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Jobs
  • Back-to-school updates: Floyd County Schools introduce the 'Kickoff Classic.' Outlets extend hours for tax free holiday/school supply sales. New bike donated to boost school registration. Education
  • Health: The faces behind the Faces of Hope at Harbin Clinic Cancer Center honored. Faces of Hope
  • Buzz: Blood drive today at West Rome Walmart. Floyd GOP women meeting Tuesday. Buzz
  • Politics: Floyd Democrats host DNC watching party tonight at 8 at J.R. Cricket's. Updates from Philadelphia from Wendy Davis. Politics
  • Remembering Former Floyd County Sheriff Wayne Atchley, Mr. Paul Watts Camp Jr., Mr. Johnny Fred Carter, Mr. Geno Leon Freeman. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • More signs of football's return: Model's calendar; Rome High Football's new coupon book.
  • Registration begins for Tillman 5K, walk on Aug. 20.
  • Rome Braves were off Wednesday.
  • Next:  Today. At Greenville through Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Phillies through Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Taylor Buchholz, the head pro at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, on Friday's grand opening and upcoming programs.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Ed McBride, Harbin Clinic's chief medical officer, and his daughter, Shannon, a recent Rome graduate, on their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

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