Thursday, August 11, 2016

Conclusion of A Region at Risk: Advocates say mental health resources not nearly enough. Man, 24, drowns near Allatoona Landing. Night at the Museum set for Saturday at Tellus; tickets almost gone. Later today: County jail, Cartersville Police updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: 

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Rain chance still 40% to 50%; highs in the low 90s return this weekend. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • A Region at Risk, part 4: With hospital gone, Highland Rivers charged with caring for mentally ill but advocates say far more is needed. Risk
  • Business: Restaurant and package store proposed for Dean Avenue strip center; Rome's Alcohol Control Commission to review Monday.  East Rome
  • 24-year-old man drowns near Allatoona Landing Marine & Resort. Drowning
  • Health: Four surge to the top in Harbin Hero Hustle voting; use #HarbinHeroChallenge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to support your favorite local charity. Final 5 gets $500 each
  • Education: 9 Unity Christian students earn AP Scholar honors; high SAT, ACT scores noted as well. Education
  • Education: More changes for Rome City Schools as board attorney Bill Byington retires effect Sept. 1. Education
  • Fifth confirmed case of rabies in Polk County this year; what you can do to stop the spread. Rabies
  • Weekend: Busy Saturday ahead with 'underground tours,' Night at the Museum, Darlington's Purple Tie Affair. Weekend
  • Politics: 12th Annual Tillman Hangar GOP Rally is Saturday. Tea Party meets Tuesday at noon. Two Cave Spring council seats on Nov. 8 ballot. Vote
  • Georgia Health News: State officials preparing for Zika transmission. Zika
  • Smile Report: Exchange Club dedicates Freedom Shrine at Pepperell Elementary. Smile
  • Remembering Mr. George William Fowler, Mrs. Betty Wood. 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

  • John McClellan's high school football report: McClellan
  • Calhoun opens scrimmage season tonight at home; more games Friday.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • Rome Braves continue chase for first place.
  • Next: Hickory tonight-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Brewers today.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Logan Boss from Public Health on the latest updates on the Zika virus and what it means to our state.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Jim Moore from the Rome chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness joins us to discuss care options for our area in light of the Hometown Headlines' series, A Region at Risk.

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