Category Archives: Podcasts

Hometown Radio: Deadline for ordering Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue extended until Aug. 20. Join our conversation about what else is new this Labor Day.

Hometown Radio: Deadline for ordering Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue extended until Aug. 20. Join our conversation about what else is new this Labor Day.

UPDATES: The deadline to order Rome’s best barbecue for your Labor Day parties has been extended until Aug. 20. The Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns Monday, Sept. 6, 2021,  to the Rome Civic Center but with some key changes to keep our guests and volunteers safe. We will not offer indoor seating/dining his… Continue Reading

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Hometown weather podcast: Updates on our first storms and what’s on the way. (5 minutes).

Hometown weather podcast: Updates on our first storms and what’s on the way. (5 minutes).

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Coming soon: Season two of the Hometown Headlines Podcasts. Changes will include a video option on YouTube with a mostly interview format.

Coming soon: Season two of the Hometown Headlines Podcasts. Changes will include a video option on YouTube with a mostly interview format.

The last time we did a podcast, former Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Rome Ga. Cares crew had boots on the ground in Louisiana helping hurricane victims there. We actually did a “pregame” and “on the ground” series of podcasts which became the most listened to in our first season. And it was… Continue Reading

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The rant of the YEAR: ‘Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.’ And yet too many don’t care as healthcare become critical.

The rant of the YEAR: ‘Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.’ And yet too many don’t care as healthcare become critical.

  Rant of the day year:  “We are worried. Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.”– From a letter to our community about the state of our healthcare workers as the pandemic surges. And in response, we see: Cavalier photos and video of visiting candidates with most people without masks. Assembling 15 teams of… Continue Reading

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Rant of the day: Why we’re ‘opting out,’ too — from covering those refusing to confront a killer.

Rant of the day: Why we’re ‘opting out,’ too — from covering those refusing to confront a killer.

Today’s Rant: Just saying no to those refusing to fight the pandemic. We saw a longtime Floyd County Republican Party member and a colleague crossing Broad Street on Saturday as they carried free signs for any retailer or restaurant choosing to let the community know they were opting out of Rome’s face-covering requirements. They were maskless,… Continue Reading

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Rant: House Speaker wants lawmakers, not you, to elect the state’s elections chief. So goes power to the people …

Rant: House Speaker wants lawmakers, not you, to elect the state’s elections chief. So goes power to the people …

    Rant for Dec. 11: Not exactly power to the people. From today’s edition of Fantasy Election Results: House Speaker David Ralston wants the legislature first and then voters to OK a concept where lawmakers, not you, to pick the state’s election chief. Ralston is blaming the Secretary of State’s Office for the outcome of Georgia’s… Continue Reading

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Rant: A tale of two Zooms, one with several city commissioners failing to walk back earlier comments on wearing masks; the other thanking colleagues for helping them with a very toughest year.

Rant: A tale of two Zooms, one with several city commissioners failing to walk back earlier comments on wearing masks; the other thanking colleagues for helping them with a very toughest year.

    Rant for Dec. 9: A tale of two Zooms: It was painful Tuesday morning to watch several Rome city commissioners who fought a mandatory mask decree in July suddenly see the light and espouse steps to likewise enlighten others as coronavirus continues to take a very heavy toll here. Their voices were needed… Continue Reading

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Rant: Gabriel Sterling’s nuclear rant over election threats was pinpoint perfect; now how about one on the pandemic?

Rant: Gabriel Sterling’s nuclear rant over election threats was pinpoint perfect; now how about one on the pandemic?

    Rant of the Day, Dec. 2: We won’t even try to top the Rant of the Year by Gabriel Sterling of the Secretary of State’s Office who’s had it with threats to many involved in the 2020 elections process. Trump. Perdue. Loeffler. Any other spineless elected official too afraid to take a stand —… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

Rant of the Day: What some of the nonstop campaign ads on TV should have shown us on Thanksgiving: Empty chairs at the table.

  Rant of the Day, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving with the runoff candidates. From the morning news shows through the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade into NFL football and we think even during back-to-back replays of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, we had regular visits from Kelly and Raphael and Jon and David. The candidates in the two U.S.… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: As pandemic worsens, Kemp says ‘I don’t see any reasons to take any additional steps right now.’ He needs to focus on a different recount.

Rant of the Day: As pandemic worsens, Kemp says ‘I don’t see any reasons to take any additional steps right now.’ He needs to focus on a different recount.

Rant of the Day, Nov. 25: When it covers to COVID, state leaders are ‘running on empty.’ Within minutes of a mostly useless media briefing by the governor Tuesday afternoon, word came of two more passings of Floyd County residents, the latest victims of coronavirus. These two were casual, older friends, faces we’d seen over the… Continue Reading

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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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