Category Archives: Podcasts

Rant. Some changes to Hometown: Fewer rants and a new Facebook home. Plus today’s headlines.

Rant. Some changes to Hometown: Fewer rants and a new Facebook home. Plus today’s headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. No SoundCloud today. RANT OF THE DAY: A couple of tweaks to the Hometown community. After today, Hometown Headlines is reducing the number of rants, newscasts and podcasts. We have had a blast doing them. And we appreciate the hundreds of listeners and guests who followed us from radio… Continue Reading

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Rant: There is crying in baseball after all. Plus today’s headlines.

Rant: There is crying in baseball after all. Plus today’s headlines.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: What time is it? Cryin’ time. They’re called The K Club, a ragtag bunch of longtime buddies who double as the mayors of Section 206. Anchored by Ernie “The K-man” Studard, Randy Van Horn, Bill Pelfrey, their brides and… Continue Reading

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Rant: Time out on the return of sports? Plus today’s first headlines.

Rant: Time out on the return of sports? Plus today’s first headlines.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: “Upon further review . . .” Keep a sharp eye on your sports feeds in coming days — even if you don’t like what you’re about to read. Or hear. What got our attention was something from Monday’s Golic… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: The pandemic, patriotism and a different type of Independence Day. Plus today’s first headlines.

Rant of the Day: The pandemic, patriotism and a different type of Independence Day. Plus today’s first headlines.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: A different way to celebrate the red, white and blue. So how do we celebrate Independence Day this year? The spirit certainly is willing but the options for what helps make it all magical — the time spent with… Continue Reading

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Rant: Time to be adults again with COVID-19.

Rant: Time to be adults again with COVID-19.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: As coronavirus surges, what are we doing about it? Easily half if not more of us checked out of the coronavirus pandemic almost two months ago. We’ve heard all the reasons why: I can’t handle all the bad news. This… Continue Reading

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Rant: Limit absentee votes after primary success? That’s voter suppression. Plus today’s headlines.

Rant: Limit absentee votes after primary success? That’s voter suppression. Plus today’s headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. No SoundCloud today. RANT OF THE DAY: Stop the General Assembly’s Voter Suppression bill. You knew it was coming. Given the overwhelming success of the primary absentee ballot push — in terms of voter health protection and turnout — some pencil head in the General Assembly would try to… Continue Reading

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Rant: Georgia passes ‘hate crimes’ bill — in silence? Plus today’s other headlines.

Rant: Georgia passes ‘hate crimes’ bill — in silence? Plus today’s other headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: State’s ‘Hate Crime’ bill needs only Kemp’s signature to become law after passage Tuesday by House, Senate. Business: Two hotels nearing completion in Cartersville — with a pair also due in Calhoun this year. Positive tests: 53 more in 24 hours… Continue Reading

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Rant: Solution for downtown concerns — sex and alcohol?

Rant: Solution for downtown concerns — sex and alcohol?

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post. RANT OF THE DAY: Solution for downtown concerns — sex and alcohol? The under card from Monday night’s Rome City Commission meeting was Broad Street, particularly concerns about recent events, both real and another under continuing review. One was a pretty savage beating that… Continue Reading

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Rant: What dad needs this Father’s Day isn’t on a shelf or in a box. Plus today’s fastest 90 seconds of news in the nation.

Rant: What dad needs this Father’s Day isn’t on a shelf or in a box. Plus today’s fastest 90 seconds of news in the nation.

  >Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Still growing: High Voltage Prints gets a charge out of a new site. Dr. Stephan J. LaPointe doubles down on Martha Berry. Lobrillio’s brings a taste of Chicago to West Rome. Nearly 1,200 resident tests at area long-term care homes.… Continue Reading

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(Updated) Newscast: A national embarrassment only Northwest Georgians can fix. And today’s other headlines.

(Updated) Newscast: A national embarrassment only Northwest Georgians can fix. And today’s other headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s headlines: Please click here  or listen to our audio edition by clicking one of the above features. RANT OF THE DAY: A national embarrassment only Northwest Georgians can fix. For much of Wednesday, Northwest Georgia’s dirty laundry flapped in the breeze in front… Continue Reading

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News & rants: A blessing for community policing — and a shot in the arm for the local economy.

News & rants: A blessing for community policing — and a shot in the arm for the local economy.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below.   RANT OF THE DAY: A blessing for community policing — and a shot in the arm for the local economy. A good place to start. So here were the senior officers with the Rome Police Department gathered as socially distanced tables to… Continue Reading

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Rant: From alcohol rebates to moving statues, a closer look inside today’s top headlines.

Rant: From alcohol rebates to moving statues, a closer look inside today’s top headlines.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: Inside today’s headlines. That downtown refund idea: Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission — stung by the City Commission over open container provisions for downtown — wants to find another way to help restaurant owners who sustained losses in the pandemic-ordered closings.… Continue Reading

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Rant: The other problem at Myrtle Hill. With photos.

Rant: The other problem at Myrtle Hill. With photos.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. RANT OF THE DAY: Myrtle Hill deserves better. The local tourism office describes Myrtle Hill as “one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the nation,” sitting above “the confluence of the Etowah, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers.” Guests are invited to “come explore its… Continue Reading

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Rant: Rome’s image melts down on Twitter. News: Runoff in Floyd sheriff’s race. 74th local virus victim.

Rant: Rome’s image melts down on Twitter. News: Runoff in Floyd sheriff’s race. 74th local virus victim.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Floyd results: Absentees push Roberson, Caldwell into Aug. 11 runoff for Floyd County sheriff. No changes to other races. Floyd Commission Chair Scotty Hancock calls out Secretary of State who blamed local offices for election chaos: ‘This problem has stemmed… Continue Reading

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Rant: Call her madam congresswoman. News: Election hangover as we await final numbers; severe weather possible today. Virus updates.

Rant: Call her madam congresswoman. News: Election hangover as we await final numbers; severe weather possible today. Virus updates.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Runoff for Greene, Cowan in U.S. House. Floyd to resume count later this morning. Roberson has big lead in sheriff’s race. Richardson, Dempsey win new terms. Bartow: Absentee and provisional ballots have yet to be counted but the education SPLOST should… Continue Reading

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Rant: Of primaries, protests and pandemics. News: Election day finally here. Rome’s ‘no’ vote on open container.

Rant: Of primaries, protests and pandemics. News: Election day finally here. Rome’s ‘no’ vote on open container.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Election Day: Precincts open now until 7 p.m.; some rain possible. Be prepared for lines at the precincts; results will be slow tonight because of absentee ballot counting. Public Health’s Voccio on the courthouse outbreak, social distancing concerns. State death toll… Continue Reading

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