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.

Almost live from studio 1A today:  

  • Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses.
  • Dining: Bucket o’ Shrimp expected to open next Wednesday on Dean Avenue.  
  • Permits in hand, roughly four months of demolition work begins at former Kmart site (soon to be East Bend). 
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: A legion of superheroes at Tellus Saturday. Exhibit opening for late-in-life folk artist. Rodeo rides again in Bartow. Plus: Annual fish fry. 
  • Rant of the Day: Latest concerts, events not finding the right note in downtown Rome.

  • Our podcasts are now available on nine podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts. Go to the iTunes store app, search hhpodcast and click subscribe. You’ll be notified each time we update our podcast library. You also can subscribe at Stitcher. Click here. Other subscription options include Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Tune In and Radio Public.
  • We offer weekday newscasts lasting around eight minutes between 7 and 8 a.m.
  • We also offer our familiar interviews but now expanded and free of “static.” Topics include a  preview of high school football this fall, an inside look at multimillion-dollar changes at the Floyd County Jail, the origin of Cave Spring’s Independence Day parade, inside the downtown Rome parking debacle and a special “tour” of underground Rome. We’ll have another eight interviews available throughout this month.
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