Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece to run again in Ward 3; decision expected to open the door for several newcomers for Ward 1 seats. Politics
- Two injured, one flown to Erlanger, following boating accident at Brushy Branch Tuesday evening. Boat accident
- Wallace Chambers Jr., wanted in the murder of a 74-year-old Rome man last week, surrenders at the Floyd County Jail; faces three counts. Arrest
Tense rush hour Tuesday afternoon as gas leak forced some evacuations, traffic nightmare. Gas leak
Coosa Valley Credit Union once again replacing torn, faded American flags, through Independence Day. More than 200 flags have been replaced in the five year the free program has been offered. Flags
Dining & Drink: Make that Coostanaulah Brown Ale (formerly known as Downtown). Bartow History Museum sets Sip ‘N Stroll for June 27. The Peach is back at Chick-fil-A. Free gelato June 12 as Honeymoon celebrates 12 years. D&D
Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. GHC
Buzz: First responders, Blood Assurance again team up on Heroes Unified community blood drive on June 25. Likely credit to be included in June power bill. Litter task force seeks members. Buzz
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, Thursday; at least two inches likely over the weekend. Temperatures to mid 80s starting Thursday. Weather
Obituaries: Mr. Ronald Alan “Ronnie” Koehler Sr. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports
Rome Braves fall 3-2 to Fireflies; wrap up series in Columbia tonight.
-Seven-game home stand starts Thursday vs. Lexington.
-Four Rome Braves names to the 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star game.
Honors for three Berry Vikings’ baseball players.
Latest local sports including summer camps, high school football schedules.
Soft launch of Hometown Headlines daily podcast
Our soft launch of a weekday news-and-views podcast continues. The free audio updates will be available between 7 and 8 a.m., lasting less than 10 minutes.
Each episode goes beyond the day’s news reports available on Hometown Headlines’ website and social media. Also included: Some views (OK, rants) on key local subjects.
The podcasts will be posted on our website and also available via text alert. To subscribe, please type HHpodcasts and text 313131.
Longer form podcasts will be joining Hometown in the next few weeks.