Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast: Drowned Valley Brewing sets grand opening; Calhoun brewery next. Christmas events. Rant: How do we thank all the cheerful givers?

Newscast: Drowned Valley Brewing sets grand opening; Calhoun brewery next. Christmas events. Rant: How do we thank all the cheerful givers?

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Dining & Drink:  Grand opening at Drowned Valley Brewing as regional craft beer boom continues; Calhoun next. Also: Bucket O’ Shrimp adds patio dining, menu item (tots). Rockmart man, 41, sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to possessing more than 600… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. A lump of coal for one retailer who’s running low on Christmas spirit.

The Druck Report. A lump of coal for one retailer who’s running low on Christmas spirit.

  Audio (above) or digital (below) We’re under two weeks from Christmas and we just don’t feel it yet. Even our overnight weather, forecast to bring us some snow flurries, was a no show. With the deadline looming, we attempted our Christmas shopping on Tuesday and it just didn’t do the trick. We shopped local… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Updates on tricky weather forecast. $75 million development planned in Emerson. Rant: Store missing Christmas spirit.

Newscast: Updates on tricky weather forecast. $75 million development planned in Emerson. Rant: Store missing Christmas spirit.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: We continue to watch our weather today as schools in Chattooga County are reporting late as are those to our north. As of this recording, there are no issues to share. The good news: Sunny and 50 later… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Northwest Georgia’s U.S. House seat — will it go red or blue? How about … Greene?

The Druck Report. Northwest Georgia’s U.S. House seat — will it go red or blue? How about … Greene?

    How here’s a name that isn’t exactly a household name in Northwest Georgia and for good reason. Marjorie Taylor Greene lives in North Fulton which is way outside the generous boundaries of the 14th Congressional District. But that won’t matter if the one-time Sixth Congressional District candidate listens to what she says are ample… Continue Reading

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Hometown Podcast: A blast from the past as we remember K-98 with longtime owner Mills Fitzner (and the fate of that familiar bus).

Hometown Podcast: A blast from the past as we remember K-98 with longtime owner Mills Fitzner (and the fate of that familiar bus).

Or click here to listen.   For thousands of Northwest Georgians, their day started with Tom, Robert and Mr. Ed as part of The Breakfast Bunch, an all-local morning show packed with music, news, zingers and the occasional hamster dance as well as Mr. Ed’s Challenge. There was the ride home for the evening commute… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Fairfield Inn planned next to tennis center. Outsider wants House seat? ‘Fusion’ dining. Rant: Will the House seat go red, blue or Greene?

Newscast: Fairfield Inn planned next to tennis center. Outsider wants House seat? ‘Fusion’ dining. Rant: Will the House seat go red, blue or Greene?

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Fairfield Inn & Suites to rise adjacent to tennis center in project involving Berry College, Marriott. 100 rooms due by 2021. Third Fairfield in our area. Northwest Georgia’s House seat — will it go red or blue? How about … Greene?… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome really a blueprint for success.

The Druck Report. Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome really a blueprint for success.

  Hear our rant by clicking the above feature. Agree or disagree with Chris Clark? Please send us your responses and we’ll include them in this report. Email: druck@hometownheadlines.com We about fell out of our proverbial chair Saturday morning when we spotted the Rome News-Tribune post about the speech before Thursday’s Rotary meeting by Chris… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Bartow company hopes to boost jobs to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays off. Christmas events. Rant: Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome a blueprint for success. 

Newscast: Bartow company hopes to boost jobs to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays off. Christmas events. Rant: Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome a blueprint for success. 

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day only. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: voestalpine, a key part of the original ‘Bartow Boom,’ seeks nearly $60 million to grow again. Expansion would boost local employment to more than 1,100. Rome’s Dr. Dixon Freeman and USA Curling Team win inaugural Can-Am Cup in Canada. ‘Rome… Continue Reading

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Rants of the Week: Topics include stunning changes to the 2020 elections; Brian Kemp’s Senate pick; primary concerns; and next year’s Black Friday.

Rants of the Week: Topics include stunning changes to the 2020 elections; Brian Kemp’s Senate pick; primary concerns; and next year’s Black Friday.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Just in case you missed some of these during the past five days, here are our Daily Rants from the Hometown Headlines newscast. They include: The 2020 election season just got hotter. State GOP thinks you don’t deserve a choice on the presidential ballot… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. It’s always political season in Northwest Georgia. With Graves exiting, who’s jumping in and what other seats might open?

The Druck Report. It’s always political season in Northwest Georgia. With Graves exiting, who’s jumping in and what other seats might open?

    The lull barely lasted 24 hours. That’s about how much time lapsed between two key political developments on Thursday and Kelly Loeffler’s “acceptance” speech Wednesday morning for the Senate seat. First came the announcement that U.S. Rep. Tom Graves wouldn’t seek a new term in the House next year. That story fractured into… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Del Taco opens Dec. 18 in West Rome. Graves is out; who’s in? Benham resigning. Rant: 2020 election just got hotter.

Newscast: Del Taco opens Dec. 18 in West Rome. Graves is out; who’s in? Benham resigning. Rant: 2020 election just got hotter.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. No Just the Rant today. A very busy newsday this Friday including: Dining: Del Taco in West Rome to open Wednesday, Dec. 18. Business: RaceTrac opens Adairsville store, the second new spot in Bartow County this year. New Cartersville site recently part of filming… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. A primary concern — the state Republican Party decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

The Druck Report. A primary concern — the state Republican Party decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

  –Or listen to the audio edition of this rant by clicking here. Former state Sen. David Shafer’s participation trophy after getting whipped in the 2018 state Republican Primary by Geoff “Hardball” Duncan was the chairmanship of the Georgia GOP. A mostly obscure position that primarily mixes fund-raising and leading party pep rallies, Shafer and his… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

Newscast: Why earth is moving in Shannon. Bishop resigns from Rome Braves. Hero school officer. Rant: State GOP decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

–Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. –Or hear Just the Rant by clicking here. A busy Thursday news report starts here: What’s behind all that ground work at Ga. 140/53 in Shannon: Dirt is being moved to Ball Corp. project. Rome Braves General Manager Jim Bishop leaves after two seasons; change comes… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

The Druck Report. ‘It’s not one world.’ Paul Harvey said that; Brian Kemp, Nick Saban and Tom Brady are living that right now.

  That was one of Paul Harvey’s greatest quotes as he tried to frame some national or world happening that didn’t quite jibe with the way most thought things should be. There’s a lot of that happening these days, especially in football and politics. Please consider these examples: Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech: Georgia’s senior U.S.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Christmas parade lights up Rome. Fire death investigated. Dining updates. Rant: Paul Harvey was right; ‘it’s not one world.’ (Also available: Just the Rant).

Newscast: Christmas parade lights up Rome. Fire death investigated. Dining updates. Rant: Paul Harvey was right; ‘it’s not one world.’ (Also available: Just the Rant).

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. -Just the Rant: Paul Harvey was right; “it’s not one world.” Click here. Suddenly realizing Christmas is three weeks from today, these items: Rome’s Christmas Parade: Photos from Tuesday night’s trip down Broad Street. Plus: This year’s winning entries.Next up: Cartersville and Rockmart. State helping… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Too soon to talk Black Friday 2020? Lots of retail changes once again on the way.

The Druck Report. Too soon to talk Black Friday 2020? Lots of retail changes once again on the way.

  >Please click the above item to hear the Rant of the Day or click here.   Congratulations on surviving the retail blitz of 2019. Any cash you have left today is being sought by the growing number of open palms taking part in Giving Tuesday. You’ve weathered Black Friday which began on Thanksgiving for… Continue Reading

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