Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Part 2 of 'A Region at Risk' focuses on jail struggling to cope with surge in mental patients. 'Walking Dead' stars surprise Rome guests. More rain, less heat today. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates.

Where the news goes beyond agendas and arrests – and where you'll never have to worry about a 'pay wall."  Click www.bartowheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • We could break out streak of 90-degree temps today; 60% rain chance for much of the week. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • A Region at Risk, part 2.  Jail swamped since hospital's closing: '3 mental health professionals, whose combined hours ... per week totals approximately 16 hours ... to serve an inmate population of approximately 600.' Special report
  • Two 'Walking Dead' cast members very much alive at Riverside Starbucks on Monday. Dead
  • Health: Hospitality House off to an early lead in #harbinherochallenge; how to support your favorite nonprofit. #harbinherochallenge
  • Buzz:Buzz: 'I Bleed' college T-shirts back from Blood Assurance. 27th Annual Running Water Powwow is Sept. 3-4 at Ridge Ferry. Chair selected for Alzheimer's Walk Nov. 12.  Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Medicaid expansion would be windfall for state, report says. Health
  • Smile Report: 4-H Club members Natalie Daniel, Veeka Malanchuk learn about 'HOPE' (health and nutrition). Smile
  • Remembering Tammy Newberry, Mrs. Lizzie Long. 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: This could be the region's best season in three decades. Look for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun to set the pace. McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Rome Braves take playoff chase on the road through Sunday.
  • Next:  In Charleston today-Wednesday; Hickory Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Brewers today-Thursday.
  • 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.: Tina Bartleson, executive director of the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, and Jason Sanker, a past president and chair of Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race & 2 Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 20.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Mike Dunn, general manager of the Rome Braves, on the team's run for one of the final playoff spots in this year's South Atlantic League championship in September.

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