Saturday, August 20, 2016

RaceTrac closed on Hwy. 41 for renovations. Elm Street students to headline conference. Cartersville teen dies in crash. Three arrested in multi-million drug theft. Three local attorneys recommended to fill judge position. Today's buzz and education update

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

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • High near 88 with 60% rain chance, more expected on Sunday. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Busy RaceTrac on Highway 41 in Cartersville closed for renovations; New coffee bar and frozen treat station on way. RaceTrac
  • AJC: Elm Street's 'Sugar Kids Beauty' first graders to headline conference speaking to 10,000 teachers. Elm Street
  • 16-year-old Cartersville teen dies in Friday crash on Old Grassdale Rd. in Bartow. Fatal
  • City of Aragon mourning sudden death of Mayor Curtis Burrus. Obituaries
  • GBI, Bartow Sheriff's Office charge three men in theft of a multimillion-dollar shipment of hydrocodone pills from a Cartersville truck stop in July 2014.  Arrests
  • Martha Jacobs, Billy Sparks, Mark Webb recommended to governor to fill superior court judgeship upon Walter Matthews' retirement. Judge
  • Latest indictments from Floyd County Grand Jury. Indictments
  • Cedartown Police: Charges made against clerks, citations issued to stores selling alcohol to minors. Cedartown
  • Education: Floyd Schools helping students be responsible online during Digital Citizenship week. Education
  • Weekend: Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and Health Initiative for Men this morning. Later today, Forever Plaid at DeSoto and Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. Calendar
  • Buzz: Powell Memorial Tournament to benefit GNTC Foundation. 3 area legislators to serve on Judicial Qualifications study committee. Mohawk to add 50 registered apprenticeships. Buzz
  • Georgia Health News: Blue Cross may bump up rates on Georgia insurance exchange. Health
  • The #harbinherochallenge winners: Summit Quest, Hospitality House, Rome YMCA, Harbor House and DIGS Inc. Each gets $500, now must 'hustle' for a shot at another $1,000. Hero Challenge
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: Five homes in Rome/Floyd County priced from $94,900 to $234,000. Open house

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Friday night's high school football scoreboard. Big wins for Cartersville, Darlington, Calhoun, Rockmart. Scoreboard
  • Rome Braves get a big win over Asheville, 3-1.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Host Nationals today through Sunday.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.

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

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  • At 8:40 a.m.:  Jason and Melissa Smith, the new captains at the Salvation Army in Rome, on a key mon

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