Category Archives: Podcasts

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

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

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 to sign up with a 4:30 p.m. deadline looming. Education: 67 Floyd County Schools’ students earn 92… Continue Reading

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

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

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A huge Thursday news buffet including: Dining & Drink: WNB Factory opening soon in Cedartown, Cartersville, offering wings, burgers, fried rice. New from Rome City Brewing: ‘When in Rome. City Commission: Charles Love running for Ward 1 seat; Craig McDaniel qualifies for new term… Continue Reading

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

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

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Our Wednesday updates with a familiar but new opening jingle:   City Commission candidate update: J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Another  candidate expected to announce at midday today. Nothing formal yet from three… Continue Reading

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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.

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.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 Hometown Headlines to help focus on what the organization does and where it… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 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).

Newscast: 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).

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 webcasts are on the rise. Podcasts, too.  Three qualify for Rome City Commission seats as more line up. Traffic:… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Audio headlines on manhunt for a murder suspect, a gathering of Vietnam heroes, candidate qualifying begins. Rant: Exactly which part of ‘the community’ dropped the ball on helping the homeless?

Newscast: Audio headlines on manhunt for a murder suspect, a gathering of Vietnam heroes, candidate qualifying begins. Rant: Exactly which part of ‘the community’ dropped the ball on helping the homeless?

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 suspect. Heroes reunion: Veterans from the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam to reunite in Rome next month. David Bratcher, a Rome… Continue Reading

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

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

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 druck@hometownheadlines.com We especially thank the authors… Continue Reading

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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.

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.

  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 other side of the Oostanaua. If plans hold up, the River District will be the buzz district as local planners work with property and business owners to turn the area… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 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.

Newscast: 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.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 ‘plan of action’ in response to ‘urban camping,’ ‘panhandling’ ordinances. Business: RaceTrac cancels plans for a 5,500-square-foot store at Ga. 20… Continue Reading

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

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

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Your audio daily double — local headlines and our rant of the day: Floyd County Schools report data breach with former vendor involving up to 6,400 student and staff names, dates, maybe emails on file between 2008 and 2015. Company offering credit monitoring First-time… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 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?  Plus: Davies Shelters’ Devon Smyth on Food & Faith Podcast.

Newscast: 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? Plus: Davies Shelters’ Devon Smyth on Food & Faith Podcast.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. The audio edition of today’s headlines and today’s rant: Community groups organizing as Rome City Commission considers ‘urban camping,’ ‘panhandling’ ordinances. More updates later today. We the Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101 near Saddle Mountain. The Lighthouse, a nondenominational church, launches Aug.… Continue Reading

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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.

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.

 Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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 99, prompting head advisory from noon until 8 tonight. What to know. $4,750 reward paid to anonymous source who… Continue Reading

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

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

Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. As we welcome the students back to Unity Christian today, these items: $2,400 hiring bonuses, employee incentives for successful applicants among new tactics area law enforcement is using to fill around two dozen openings. The new RaceTrac in Adairsville is well under way as… Continue Reading

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Local tips for small business: Great advice on social media from Cartersville expert Carol Morgan. Plus: How Rome City Brewing grew from an idea to a premiere North Georgia craft brewer.

Local tips for small business: Great advice on social media from Cartersville expert Carol Morgan. Plus: How Rome City Brewing grew from an idea to a premiere North Georgia craft brewer.

Looking for a few tips on growing your small business? Please reserve a few minutes to listen to two area experts who have grown their companies from local start-ups to major success. Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing of Cartersville was among the first to champion Facebook as a critical tool for her clients. She’s since written several books… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 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!)

Newscast: 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!)

    Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. 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; online grocery pickup starts today. The nearby Murphy USA station is due to reopen on Aug. 19. What’s behind… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 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.

Newscast: 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.

New: Listen to our newscast on SoundCloud; just click the above arrow. Or, below, listen from your favorite podcast provider. All free. Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Lots of health and football news today including: Harbin Clinic’s second campus on Gentilly Boulevard in Cartersville begins welcoming patients Aug. 19.… Continue Reading

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