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Dog attacks: Animal Control's response and what's next. Prime time for Harvest Moon. Break in the heat this week. Rant: Story lines for TV coverage of dog attacks.

September 17th, 2019


Tuesday's first headlines include:

  • Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. …

Dos Bros. and other dining updates. Rome Business Group building network. McClellan's high school picks. Weekend Observations: It was an emotional one.

September 16th, 2019


As your news week begins...:

  • Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill targets late September opening. Crawdaddy's parks food truck for now. Aventine's preview. …

Chemical fire closes Calhoun schools. Extra precautions at Coosa High. Bartow 'boom' continues. Peaks & Valleys: Homeless, Sept. 11, One Table.

September 13th, 2019


A busy news week gets busier:

  • Developing: Chemical fire in Calhoun closes city schools today. At least one employee at DHM reported injured; others …

Social media threat not credible but school officials on alert. Plasma center coming to Rome. Dark days at Tang's Garden. Observation: Downtown Rome needs to rethink summer events.

September 12th, 2019


A busy news night in Northwest Georgia so let's get to it:

  • School officials in Northwest Georgia have increased security following a social media …

Homeless task force assembles. Update on wild dog packs. Power back after storms. Rant: City solution -- election and recall effort.

September 11th, 2019


Our audio edition headlines:

  • Tentative list of Homelessness Task Force members posted; meeting set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Carnegie Training …

Two communities mourn crash victims. Updates on economic development. An almost-sneaky vote and a rant on that very issue.

September 10th, 2019


Today's headlines and rant:

  • Armuchee, Cedar Bluff communities mourning father, child killed in Chattooga County accident. 10-year-old son also …

Adult flag football part of parks & rec's new focus. One Table has seats available for Sunday. First candidates forum set. Rant: Canceling presidential primaries? We vote no.

September 9th, 2019


Today's headlines include:

  • Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec expanding options to adults as well as kids sports and senior programs. New this fall: Adult …

Police seek suspect in Rome's 5th shooting in a month. Rome Axe Throwing debuts. Hot weekend ahead. Rants: Five short blasts today.

September 6th, 2019


The Friday news report:

  • Rome Police seek a 37-year-old man following the city’s fifth shooting since August.
  • Rome Axe Throwing targets young …

Dorian's not done off Georgia's coast. Local business updates. PAWS still has dogs in need of home. Weekend guide. Rant: In gun debate, companies fill leadership void.

September 5th, 2019


Our Thursday report includes:

  • Ware Mechanical Weather updates: The latest on Dorian and Georgia's coast. How to help storm victims. Plus: A little …

Chipotle coming to Rome; new life for Chick-fil-A's shipping container. Updates on Dorian, coastal Georgia. Rant: High Court of Facebook on restaurant news.

September 4th, 2019


A busy news day so let's get to it:

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill confirms Rome restaurant opening 'some point next summer.' Likely home: East Bend.
  • Ware …

Tracking Dorian's threat to Coastal Georgia. Chick-fil-A distribution center on the rise. Tragic Labor Day on our roads. Peaks & Valleys from the weekend.

September 3rd, 2019


Our post-Labor Day headlines include:

  • The latest on Hurricane Dorian and the potential threat to Georgia. Coastal Georgia is under both tropical …

Charles Love out of Ward 1 race. Isakson resigning. Murder suspect back in Chattooga. Rant: Isakson is our last real Republican.

August 29th, 2019


Huge news week continues:

  • Charles Love withdraws from City Commission race. That leaves five candidates, including three incumbents, in the Ward 1.

Manhunt continues for double murder suspect. Harbin's pediatric center due in 2020. Rant: Seeing '2020' in bustling Redmond Corridor.

August 28th, 2019


The latest from a very busy news week:

  • Latest updates on the manhunt for the suspect in a double murder in Chattooga County. The suspect has been …

Druck Report: As 'vaping' spreads among our middle and high schoolers as well as adults, Erin Hernandez of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition details escalating health risks.

August 27th, 2019


Once thought to be a "safe" alternative to smoking, "vaping" is becoming another major health hazard and an addiction especially among teens.

Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional …

Grand opening traffic: Let's be careful out there. Greater Community Bank renovating Calhoun office. Rant: When dining today, 'remember the ones who brung ya.'

August 27th, 2019


On Tuesday's news menu:

  • Be prepared: Traffic on Martha Berry, Turner McCall likely to be a hot mess today as Chicken Salad Chick opens. Some …

Amid two key openings, two businesses closing. Knights cooking BBQ to help others. Peaks & Valleys: Highs, lows of commission candidates.

August 26th, 2019


A busy start to a busy news week:

  • Business: Amid a week of openings, Hardee's in West Rome and Healing Arts Center on Broad Street closing.
  • Five …

10 candidates for 6 commission seats -- so far. Mother's Finest in Rome tonight. Rant: Politics really is about 'Love' -- and war.

August 23rd, 2019


Busy news week not over yet. Consider:

  • Sundai Stevenson qualifies for new term in Ward 1;  Jamie Palmer qualifies for Ward 3. Today's the final day …

Burger, wings chain opening 2 spots in NWGA. 8 City Commission hopefuls so far. Rants: Yes to redevelopment; huge sports weekend; politics.

August 22nd, 2019


A huge Thursday news buffet including:

  • Dining & Drink: WNB Factory opening soon in Cedartown, Cartersville, offering wings, burgers, fried …

6 candidates in, more due for City Commission. Combo meal: Double restaurant openings. Rant: There's 'mor chikin' in your future.

August 21st, 2019


Our Wednesday updates with a familiar opening jingle:  

  • City Commission candidate update: J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill …

Changes in high school football 'broadcasts' this fall. More City Commission candidates today. Storm aftermath; heat index of 101 today. Rant: The day the music died (local radio woes).

August 20th, 2019


Lots of media talk today as well as these headlines:

  • Big changes for following high school football this fall as one radio station fades while …

Manhunt under way for murder suspect; a gathering of Vietnam heroes; candidate qualifying begins. Rant: Exactly which part of 'the community' dropped the ball on helping the homeless?

August 19th, 2019


 The day's real first news includes:

  • Latest updates on the investigation into a Rome man's murder over the weekend. Search continues for the …

Druck Report: From clean drinking water to rivers filled with kayaks to proactive talks with developers, Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman says CRBI is totally committed to our community.

August 18th, 2019


At 26 years and growing, the Coosa River Basin Initiative is staging itself to be more proactive in protecting our waterways and community. Executive Director Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman joined John Druckenmiller of

Rants of the Week: An edited version of some of our commentary from the past few days on "urban camping," local "leadership."

August 18th, 2019


We're testing this new feature capturing some of our "rants" from the past week. We've edited our daily newscasts to the final three or so minutes of community commentary. Please let us know what you think by emailing

Meeting Monday on community response to 'urban camping' ordinance. RaceTrac cancels West Rome plan (for now). Weekend guide. Rants: One more commission highlight; chicken salad wars.

August 16th, 2019


 The we-slept-in late edition of our headlines and rants:

  • Davies Shelter's Ruth and Naomi House hosting community meeting at noon Monday to craft …

Druck Report: There's no real limit on what we might see in Rome's River District. An interview with planners Artagus Newell and Brice Wood.

August 16th, 2019


It's called the River District, along North Fifth Avenue from Broad Street and sandwiched mostly by Turner McCall Boulevard and Second Avenue on the …

Rant of the day: Is this anyway to run local government? Plus: An audio edition of our headlines today: County schools deal with data breach; so-so employment news.

August 15th, 2019


Your audio daily double -- local headlines and our rant of the day:  

  • Floyd County Schools report data breach with former vendor involving up to …

Concerns about City Commission's proposed homeless crackdown. Storms leave 1,100 in the dark; slightly cooler today. Rant: Priorities -- discarded litter or discarded people?

August 14th, 2019


 The audio edition of today's headlines and today's rant:

  • Community groups organizing as Rome City Commission considers 'urban camping,' …

Newscast: Heat index of 108 today; what to know. Reward in arson case a first for Floyd. Dining: Mac 'n cheese and a shrimp boil. Rant: The heat is on to protect our student athletes.

August 13th, 2019


Please take extra steps today to avoid excessive heat. Our headlines:

  •  Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Heat index of 108 due today with a high of …

Newscast: $2,400 signing bonuses, other incentives being used to fill law enforcement vacancies. Blistering heat today, Tuesday. Business updates. Peaks & Valleys.

August 12th, 2019


As we welcome the students back to Unity Christian today, these items:

  •   $2,400 hiring bonuses, employee incentives for successful applicants among …

East Rome Walmart's refit wraps up. Meet the 'Lindale Institute.' Perdue due at GOP rally. Rant: Conjuring the ghost of Richard Nixon (he's on Twitter!)

August 9th, 2019


No decaf served here from your local news baristas. Today's headlines include:

  • The East Rome Walmart's $1.5 million retrofit comes to an end; …

Harbin Clinic's first practices moving to new campus in Cartersville. Harbin also sponsoring Corky Kell Classic. Floyd adds 'Save my spot.' Peaks & Valleys: Highs, lows of Northwest Georgia.

August 8th, 2019


Lots of health and football news today including:

  •  Harbin Clinic's second campus on Gentilly Boulevard in Cartersville begins welcoming patients …

Newscast: Rockmart quadruple murder in January listed among nation's mass shootings. Pizza War in East Rome? DeSoto celebrates. Rant: Dubious distinction for Polk County -- again.

August 6th, 2019


 Now available on SoundCloud podcast offerings, there are your broadcast headlines so far today:

  • In a case of too close to home, the Rockmart …

Newscast: Still no answers to Callier Springs fire. Rome man, 20, dies in wreck. Big week in politics. Rant: What-if lineup of radio guests in aftermath of El Paso, Dayton wouldn't change a thing.

August 5th, 2019


 A late edition of our broadcast headlines and thoughts on El Paso, Dayton:

  • 15 months later, still no cause in fire that gutted Callier Springs …

News Roundtable: Our top stories from the past week, our latest interviews and what's ahead next week.

August 2nd, 2019


This is an early version of what we hope to grow into a larger edition of The News Roundtable. 

We're recapping the top stories of the past seven days as decided by you. We look at both the "hits" we received on

Newscast: VP Pence due here today. Main Elementary, Rome schools open. Huge office park due in Emerson. Peaks & Valleys: Highs, lows -- and lobby Pence for airport runway $$

August 2nd, 2019


Celebrating the end of the news drought, we offer:   

  • Vice President Mike Pence due in Rome this afternoon; still a mystery – exactly where other …

Druck Report: Jay Shell, co-owner of Rome City Brewing Co., talks about the explosive growth of the craft beer brewed on Broad Street and what's next.

August 1st, 2019


 They started with a "four-barrel" brewing system in downtown Rome. The success for Rome City Brewing Co. was immediate as people wanted it on tap …

Newscast: Breakthrough on Summerville Park/Sleep Inn standoff? County schools back in session; lots of education news. Huge weekend for music. Rant: A change of face on Facebook.

August 1st, 2019


  A very busy news day so let's get to it:

  • Summerville Park homeowners: Northwest Georgia Housing Authority interested in hotel site for 12-unit …

Druck Report: Todd Wofford, the new Rome-Floyd Parks & Rec director, and Jim Alred on changes, new programs and what's ahead. You'll be stunned by the thousands who visit local parks, amenities.

July 31st, 2019


The interim has been taken off Todd Wofford's title as he now leads a new team of recreation, sports, safety and special needs professionals serving several hundred thousands of guests each year, from visits to the …

Newscast: Chicken Salad Chick grand opening is Aug. 27. 'Black Widow' filming in Rome? Crushing new idea from Crushed Tomato. Rant: Cutting out the media 'middle man or woman.'

July 31st, 2019


 What's on today's news menu:

  • Dining: Stacy's Chicken Salad Chick's grand opening in Rome is Aug. 27. 
  • What we're hearing...:  Wendy Davis returns …

Two new breweries brewing in Cartersville, Calhoun. Restaurant updates. Education scores; back to school. Today's rant: Time to test all these tests we give our students, teachers.

July 30th, 2019


While wondering where the Summer of '19 went, these items:

  • Dining & Drink: New breweries on the way in downtown Cartersville and Calhoun. …

Newscast: Local shops ready to join downtown's new Lofts. Busy month of politics begins. Summerville Park petition tops 900. Peaks & Valleys: the highs, lows of NW Georgia.

July 29th, 2019


Your audio edition of today's top headlines -- without the static!

  •  Business: Bella Luna, high-end nail salon among retailers moving into Lofts at …

Druck Report: And they're off -- 20-plus Democrats vs. a Trump incumbency only he can derail. Dr. Frank Stephenson of Berry College breaks down the 2020 presidential sweepstakes.

July 28th, 2019


The Democratic debates already are under way. Six, maybe more, of the 20-plus candidates perhaps have a shot at winning the party's nomination to face a Trump presidency that -- despite tweets and twists -- has two …

Newscast: Business soaked? Sidewalk sale time! Jobless rate up here. Weekend guide. Also: What we can learn from the Go Go flood.

July 25th, 2019


The audio edition of Hometown Headlines just a click away:  

  • Jobs: County-by-county look at June's employment reports. Plus: Upcoming job fairs.

Druck Report: Eric McDowell on the escalating battle to keep Sleep Inn out of Summerville Park -- and how to help.

July 24th, 2019


Eric McDowell of the Summerville Park Neighborhood Association has twice spoken before Rome's City Commission in a bid to stop Sleep Inn -- part of the Choice Hotel brands -- from building a 52-room hotel that will have …

Newscast: New Dollar Tree due Sept. 12. Brick-oven pizza, brew brewing on West 3rd? Hint of fall today. Rant: Summerville Park exposes bigger concerns in Rome.

July 24th, 2019


Almost live, very local and completely unfiltered local news... now.  

  • Dollar Tree due on Maple Avenue in Rome as early as Sept. 12; will be 10th …

City to Summerville Park: You're on your own. 2 die in 411 crash. Hero cops save a life. Today's rant: Another 'surrender' by city leaders.

July 23rd, 2019


Your unfiltered look at news from Rome today: 

  • Summerville Park ‘implores’ City Commission to find a solution to planned Sleep Inn. Rome’s …

Newscast: What to know about Dos Bros. Body found near Rome river. Summerville Park showdown. Today's Rant: Defining night for the City Commission (and elections).

July 22nd, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A this Monday:

  • Dining: Dos Bros Mexican Grill targeting October opening. Restaurant cofounder 'confident' menu will stand …

Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too).

July 19th, 2019


Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing of Cartersville was among the first to champion Facebook as a critical tool for her clients. In this interview with

Newscast: Thatcher's BBQ opens in Summerville. Big hit due from Plant Hammond closing. Family of 3 face pot trafficking charges. Huge weekend alert. Plus: Weekend observations (parking, pizza, people)

July 19th, 2019


A deadline-breaking edition of our weekday newscast:   

  • Dining: Thatcher's Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled …

Newscast: Spirit Halloween returns; fence up at old Kmart as demo starts. Drug house destroyed. Great employment report. Rant: What these 'stats of the day' really mean to you.

July 18th, 2019


Sharing tomorrow's Rome news today...:

  • Business: Spirit Halloween again to haunt the former Toys R Us location near the mall. Fencing up around old …

Newscast: Lights out at Plant Hammond. Chicken Salad Chick hiring this Sunday. Bar Olympics return. Doughnut deal. Rant: Local vs. Amazon? Push relationships, deals -- not name calling, tired slogans.

July 17th, 2019


Headlines are fresh as today's sunrise from Studio 1A:

  • Georgia Power gets OK to close Plant Hammond; operations continue in 'winding down' mode. 30 …

Tuesday: New life for Sage Cottage. Rome Schools 'rollin' buses in January. Plant Hammond decision today. Rant: Moon walk celebration? Take a giant leap.

July 16th, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:

  • Business: Sage Cottage in Adairsville under new ownership, grand 'reopening' is Aug. 10. Create DIY Workshop has grand …

Newscast: Surge in senior living options in Floyd, Bartow. Bucket o Shrimp soft opening Tuesday. Peaks & Valleys: Highs, lows of NW Georgia.

July 15th, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:  

  • Surge in senior living options with new developments,      expansions and renovations under way at multiple locations …

You've got millions (of dollars) worth of reasons to do your part in the 2020 Census (maybe a job, too). Also: Critical City Commission elections begin next month. An interview with Wendy Davis.

July 14th, 2019


Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis, an advocate for the 2020 Census, talks about why the 10-year Census mandated in the Constitution is critical to our community. Each person missed, she says, means fewer of your tax …

Newscast: Rome High, Berry graduate killed in boating collision; how to help the family. Bucket o' Shrimp opens next week. Kmart demolition under way. Rant: Making music in downtown Rome.

July 12th, 2019


Almost live from studio 1A today:  

  • Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon 'B-Dub' Wilson who died in a weekend boating …

Newscast: Rome woman dies from accident injuries. Dos Bros. opening in 2-3 months. Teens held in PHS vandalism. Kangaroo Jake's closes. Interviews: Summerville Park and RACA changes.

July 11th, 2019


Your alternative to "decaf radio" starts here: 

  •  Rome woman, 85, dies from injuries sustained in Sunday afternoon accident. 
  • Dos Bros Mexican …

New Rome beer festival date, new office, new director, new chair: Changing times for RACA. An HHPodcast interview with Ali Booker and Chris Kerr.

July 11th, 2019


Changes are well under way with the Rome Area Council for the Arts, including a new chair and a new executive director in addition to an office back on Broad Street.

Likewise, one of RACA's main fundraisers -- the …

Druck Report: Why Summerville Park doesn't want Sleep Inn on Charlton Street (that's where the entrance and exit will be). With Penny Evans-Plants.

July 10th, 2019


Imagine the first home on your street being demolished, the surrounding tree lines flattened. Next, picture a 52-room hotel going up on part on that …

Newscast: Heavy metal in motion at Kmart -- but no demo just yet. Tuesday's heat index: 105 degrees; no relief soon. Midweek observations: Change is good?

July 10th, 2019


The news you need on your commute to work this Wednesday morning:

  •  Heavy equipment is on site at old Kmart but we don’t see a demolition permit …

HHPodcast Interview: Keith Mickler of the county extension office on what this heat does to plants, trees and crops (avoid excess watering!) Plus: How to chase those varmints from your garden.

July 9th, 2019


Keith D. Mickler, Floyd County Extension Coordinator, shares some tips on helping your plants and trees survive in this scalding hot and mostly dry Northwest Georgia summer.  Watering is key - but not nearly as much as …

HHPodcast News: Enough already with 100-degree heat. Summerville Park hotel fight is city's problem to fix. Fatal accident on I-75. Rant of the Day.

July 9th, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A today:

  • The Ware Mechanical forecast calls for another sizzler on the way following  Monday's high of 100 degrees, just …

HHPodcast News: Whatever happen to Tygar Evans. Tragic weekend on Georgia roads. Peaks & Valleys: Our highs and lows. Farewell to a friend (the vet longing for a final drive in his old pickup).

July 8th, 2019


All the radio you need each day in just over eight minutes:

  •  Catching up with Dr. J. Tygar Evans: The principal who helped Rome High earn national …

Druck Report: Local high school football expert John McClellan breaks down the 2019 season: New coaches, old rivalries and the teams to watch this fall.

July 7th, 2019


Few people in North Georgia have seen as much football as John McClellan. From his journalism career through his years as a broadcast commentator and PA announcer at Rome High and Shorter, McCellan had kept a sharp eye …

Newscast: The Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park opens at noon today; fireworks tonight. Rome/Floyd has a new economic development chief. Today's rant: The cluttering of Broad Street.

July 3rd, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:

Business: Missy Kendrick named president of Economic Development for Rome and Floyd County.  

Celebrating Independence …

Newscast: Summerville Park escalates fight against Sleep Inn. Economic development chief hired. Shopping center updates. Plus: Mission impossible?

July 2nd, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:

  • Missy Kendrick has been hired to lead Rome/Floyd County's economic development efforts. 
  • Summerville Park residents …

Newscast: 4 years of growth, success for Doug's Deli Downtown. A year after closing, work under way on East Rome pizza shop. Independence Day updates. Commentary: A farewell to a friend.

July 1st, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:

  • Constant growth since opening four years ago this month has Doug's Deli Downtown searching for a second spot, perhaps …

News: Massive meth bust; quarter ton seized. Major milestone for Rome attorney Brian Bojo. Huge weekend. Week-in-review: Busy week for law enforcement.

June 28th, 2019


Friday's Hometown newscast brought to you in part by Giggity's Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Rome:

  • Massive meth bust ends with three arrests; …

Newscast: Bucket of Shrimp due by later summer. Aragon fire kills man, 84. Weekend: Plays, fireworks, parades. Rant: Our restaurant addiction. Plus: 'Funky Druck'?

June 27th, 2019


Your Hometown newscast brought to you in part by Giggity's Sports Bar & Grill on Broad Street: 

  • Bucket o' Shrimp due by 'the end of the …

HHPodcast News: Employee at Willy's in Cartersville tests positive for Hepatitis A; what to know. Fatal fire in Aragon. Safe return for missing dementia patient, 17-year-old.

June 26th, 2019


 From Studio 1A, brought to you in part by Giggity's Sports Bar & Grill.

  • The silent player as the East Bend (former Kmart) deal unfolds is the …

HHPodcast News: Census shows we're getting older, more diverse and growing at a slow rate. Business updates. Open house at Ruth & Naomi shelter. Peaks & Valleys.

June 25th, 2019


What's on today's newscast, brought to you in part by Giggity's Sports Bar & Grill on Broad Street:

  Northwest Georgia is growing slower than …

HHPodcast Interview. Real Americana: The red, white and blue tradition that is Cave Spring's Fourth of July Parade with founder Christa Jackson.

June 24th, 2019


Thirty-four years ago on Independence Day, Christa Jackson and her three oldest sons were at their Cave Spring home, disappointed because the weather …

HHPodcast News: Remembering Teresa, the 'face of Steak 'n Shake.' Friends helping local vet restore Frankenstein the pickup as his time runs low. Peaks & Valleys.

June 24th, 2019


Today's newscast brought to you in part by Giggity's Sports Bar & Grill:

 'What's on your bucket list?' Longtime friends come together to help …

HHPodcast News: 3 men sought in Rome shooting; another Rome man wanted in attempted murder captured. A win for Summerville Park; the fight isn't over. Huge weekend: 13,500 due at River Jam.

June 21st, 2019


From Studio 1A:

CRIME: 3 men sought in Wednesday shooting; Rome man wanted in attempted murder case captured; two deaths in Cedartown were a murder-suicide.

COMMUNITY: A win for Summerville Park in the fight of the …

HHPodcast News: A rough morning of weather, a violent evening of crime. Huge weekend ahead (River Jam: 13,500 fans). Plus: Thanking our law enforcement community.

June 20th, 2019


From Studio 1A this Thursday:

Severe weather hammers Rome, Cedartown this morning.

Violent night of crime, from SWAT-assisted drug arrest to …

HHPodcast News: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife's exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

June 19th, 2019


From Studio 1A:

-Your local news headlines for the day.

-Local sports: Dylan Beasley signs with Nats.

-Today's newsmakers: Buzz Wachsteter and Gene Proctor.

-Peaks & Valleys: Highs and lows of Northwest Georgia.

HHPodcast Interview: Underground Rome -- Down and a Little Dirty. Exploring what's below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab.

June 18th, 2019


Rome's rich history contains numerous references to severe floods and how Broad Street as well as the buildings lining it were changed from their original designs to better cope with the reoccurring nightmare. 

But with …

HHPodcast News Update: AirLife chopper leaving Redmond. Economic development hire close. Business newsmaker updates.

June 18th, 2019


No afternoon news on the radio? Here's the latest:  

AirLife is leaving its perch at Redmond Regional after about a year of emergency service there. The company made the formal announcement this morning. Its helicopter …

HHPodcast News: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

June 18th, 2019


From Studio 1A today:

What's new with the Ledbetters' East Bend development and what's next.

Political season is formally under way with a sheriff's …

HHPodcast News: A heart-breaking reunion at Notre Dame. Wayne Robinson launching Rocket Wash. Plus: Peaks & Valleys, the highs and lows of Northwest Georgia.

June 17th, 2019


From Studio 1A:

 Exploring a Rome family's connection to Notre Dame Cathedral: More than 30 years later, Andy and Jennifer Bressette return to share their love of the historic church with two of their children even …

HHPodcast News: Local news, views and our first extended weekend entertainment report in segment two.

June 14th, 2019


Hot and ready from Studio 1A this Friday:

Tomorrow's Rome news today with updates on Shorter University's bid to fix some key financial concerns... A Rome man faces more than 40 counts after a chase and time on the run …

HHPodcast News: Search on for Rome shooting suspect. Second fatal accident in a week. Business: New thrift store yards from Goodwill? Busy weekend alert. Peace out (retires). Rapid Fire d

June 13th, 2019


Direct from Studio 1A, today's news and views from Hometown Headlines. Join our news blasts each weekday morning.

Our next long-form podcast will post Monday, June 17 (evening).

Now on our podcast page: An audio version …

HHPodcast guest interview: From 'Community Watch' at Georgia Highlands College, the not-so-secret origins of the Hometown Podcast. An interview.

June 12th, 2019


The June 12 edition of "Community Watch" with Dr. Jon Hershey includes an interview with us about the launch of the Hometown Headlines Podcast. …

HHPodcast News: It's a $10 million-plus summer in Rome, Floyd County. New parking signs are going up in downtown -- three weeks later. Midweek observation: Giving summer back to our kids.

June 12th, 2019


Practically live from Studio 1A: 

  • Business: More than $10 million in major projects under way or permitted in Rome/Floyd County. Plus a new Taco …

HHPodcast News: Downtown Rome's parking issue is solved; now to fix related problems. We have all the local headlines and an extended Peaks & Valleys on the parking debate.

June 11th, 2019


Almost live from Studio 1A:

-The fastest 90 seconds of news in the nation, all from Northwest Georgia.

-Local sports and your weather.

-Today's newsmakers (two local birthdays).

-Peaks & Valleys, the highs and lows …

HHPodcast News: August opening for Chicken Salad Chick (with drive through). A different slice of downtown. Pop-up pie shop (bring $$). Plus: Peaks & Valleys, rant of the day.

June 10th, 2019


 Almost live from studio 1A:

  • Dining: Stacy's Chicken Salad Chick looks to open in late August, bringing a 'unique experience' for guests to …

HHPodcast News: There's something about the rain this weekend. Lots of education news. Weekend guide. Plus: Weekend observations on parking and Monday's City Commission vote.

June 7th, 2019


 From Studio 1A

  • Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Heavy rain, storms, even an isolated tornado all possible as storm system to soak Northwest Georgia, …

HHPodcast Interview: Parking in downtown Rome -- problems & promise. With guests Jay Shell and Harry Brock.

June 7th, 2019


Hometown Headlines's first long-form podcast (45 minutes) focuses on parking in downtown Rome, including problems and what's possibly ahead.  Two of the most passionate people we know when it comes to downtown Rome,

HHpodcast News: Hotel proposal has some sleepless. Weekend washout: 4 to 6 inches of rain due. Weekend guide. And today's headliner: Dylan Beasley.

June 6th, 2019


 Today's top stories, tomorrow's news and plenty of unfiltered views. 

Sleep Inn proposed for Martha Berry near Summerville Park drawing concerns from nearby residents. Hotel 
Business: Three Rivers Nutrition opens off …

HHPodcast News: What Evie McNiece's decision means to an already sizzling City Commission race. Plus: Weekday observations!

June 5th, 2019


On today's Hometown Headlines Podcast: 

  • Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece to run again in Ward 3; decision expected to open the door for several …

HHPodcast News: News about East Bend (former Kmart), downtown parking and even Paul Harvey (podcast inventer?)

June 4th, 2019


 Our headlines for this Tuesday:

  • Business: Ledbetters seek variances for 'footprint' of East Bend center's proposed shops, restaurants; hearing is …

HHPodcast News: The first edition (06/03/19)

June 3rd, 2019


 Posted on June 3, 2019 by hometownheadlines0 Comments

Almost live, always local and louder than ever, this is the Hometown Headlines Podcast for Monday, June 3. A few things have changed since we last talked and …

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