Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails.
Business: Georgia Power seeks OK to close Plant Hammond, 40 staffers who stay will be reassigned; cites ‘economic pressure’ on coal units such as Euharlee’s Plant Bowen units 1 and 2. Georgia Power
Health: Big changes for Harbin Clinic in Floyd County — new building planned, some practices on the move. Updates follow huge year of growth in Bartow County. Harbin Clinic
Latest numbers on ‘The Big Switch’ show draft budget soars to $450,188 (up 26.2%); SPLOST dollars sought to rehab fire building for offices. City’s share would more than double annual chamber contribution. Big Switch
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, upper 50s today; even nicer on Saturday. Light rain returns Sunday. Weather
Buzz: The 2019 District Spelling Bee Champion is Matthew Campbell of Armuchee Middle. Boy Scouts’ food drive between Saturday with notice; pickup is Feb. 9. Georgia Northwestern to announce winner of Rick Perkins Award this afternoon. Buzz
Weekend: Howard Finster exhibit inaugurates the Harbin Clinic Gallery tonight. Tellus hosts annual Member Appreciation Day. ‘The Follies’ return tonight, Saturday. Rome Braves’ Pick-a-Seat event is Saturday. Plus: Super Bowl specials. Weekend
Obituaries: Thomas “Tom” Anthony Centola Sr., Mrs. Martha Sue Meaders Crawley, Mr. George Nichols, Mrs. Shelia Ann Carlock Nixon. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports
‘Canes Football Coach Joey King resigns, taking assistant coaching position with a college Division 1 team. King
Model High’s Kyla Reynolds to continue soccer career at Samford.
High school basketball schedule for tonight.
Super Bowl LIII is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta: Rams vs. Patriots.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM
7:40 a.m. Gov. Brian Kemp on his first weeks in office and what’s next for the state.
8:10 a.m. John Kraft from Georgia Power talks about the utility’s plans to close Plant Hammond and what’s next for the 40 remaining employees.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable on local headlines.