Category Archives: Podcasts

HHPodcast Interview. Real Americana: The red, white and blue tradition that is Cave Spring’s Fourth of July Parade with founder Christa Jackson.

HHPodcast Interview. Real Americana: The red, white and blue tradition that is Cave Spring’s Fourth of July Parade with founder Christa Jackson.

Thirty-four years ago on Independence Day, Christa Jackson and her three oldest sons were at their Cave Spring home, disappointed because the weather had wiped out a day of swimming. They were watching the Atlanta Salute to America on television when Christa had an idea — the Jacksons would have their own parade.  That “army”… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast Interview: With 675 inmates — some with drug, mental concerns, the Floyd County Jail is changing. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and Chief Deputy Tommy McGuire talk safety, training, a new 60-bed medical wing and what’s ahead.

HHPodcast Interview: With 675 inmates — some with drug, mental concerns, the Floyd County Jail is changing. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and Chief Deputy Tommy McGuire talk safety, training, a new 60-bed medical wing and what’s ahead.

. This podcast is brought to you, in part, by Brand Red Studios on Bales Street in Rome. Phase one of the addition of a medical wing is about to get under way; the heavy equipment is now on site. Once finished next July, it will feature 60 critically needed beds for some of those… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast Newscast: The Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park opens at noon today; fireworks tonight. Rome/Floyd has a new economic development chief. Today’s rant: The cluttering of Broad Street.

HHPodcast Newscast: The Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park opens at noon today; fireworks tonight. Rome/Floyd has a new economic development chief. Today’s rant: The cluttering of Broad Street.

Almost live from Studio 1A: Business: Missy Kendrick named president of Economic Development for Rome and Floyd County. Celebrating Independence Day:  2019 Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park opens today at noon; fireworks tonight at 9:45. Rome Police: Be ready for extra traffic control on Riverside Parkway especially after Wednesday night’s fireworks at Ridge Ferry. Ware Mechanical… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News: Summerville Park escalates fight against Sleep Inn. Shooting death in Cedartown investigated.  Shopping center updates. Plus: Mission impossible?

HHPodcast News: Summerville Park escalates fight against Sleep Inn. Shooting death in Cedartown investigated. Shopping center updates. Plus: Mission impossible?

Almost live from Studio 1A:  Summerville Park residents expand fight to prevent Sleep Inn from being built on Martha Berry at Charlton Street. (We have an expanded second segment on this fight as well). An investigation continues into fatal shooting in Cedartown on Monday. Dr. Laurie Johnson, known for her counseling and coaching service as… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News: 4 years of growth, success for Doug’s Deli Downtown. A year after closing, work under way on East Rome pizza shop. Independence Day updates.  Commentary: A farewell to a friend.

HHPodcast News: 4 years of growth, success for Doug’s Deli Downtown. A year after closing, work under way on East Rome pizza shop. Independence Day updates. Commentary: A farewell to a friend.

  Almost live from Studio 1A: Constant growth since opening four years ago this month has Doug’s Deli Downtown searching for a second spot, perhaps in Cartersville or Calhoun. Almost a year to the day after closing in East Rome, ground work well under way for Little Caesar’s off Turner McCall.  Development authority close to… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News: Massive meth bust; quarter ton seized. Major milestone for Rome attorney Brian Bojo. Huge weekend. Week-in-review: Busy week for law enforcement.

HHPodcast News: Massive meth bust; quarter ton seized. Major milestone for Rome attorney Brian Bojo. Huge weekend. Week-in-review: Busy week for law enforcement.

Friday’s Hometown newscast brought to you in part by Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill in downtown Rome: Massive meth bust ends with three arrests; quarter ton of meth seized. Big milestone for Rome attorney Brian Bojo. Huge weekend: Balloon festival, start of Independence Day celebrations on Saturday. Our first week-in-review: From the meth bust to… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast. Newscast: Bucket of Shrimp due by later summer. Aragon fire kills man, 84. Weekend: Plays, fireworks, parades. Rant: Our restaurant addiction.  Plus: ‘Funky Druck’?

HHPodcast. Newscast: Bucket of Shrimp due by later summer. Aragon fire kills man, 84. Weekend: Plays, fireworks, parades. Rant: Our restaurant addiction. Plus: ‘Funky Druck’?

Click the above arrow to the left to listen Your Hometown newscast brought to you in part by Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill on Broad Street:  Bucket o’ Shrimp due by ‘the end of the summer.’  An 84-year-old Aragon man died in fire early Wednesday.  A suspect in the burglary and attempted arson at a… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News:  Employee at Willy’s in Cartersville tests positive for Hepatitis A; what to know. As East Bend looms in East Rome, keep an eye on Etowah Crossing. Plus: Midweek rants.

HHPodcast News: Employee at Willy’s in Cartersville tests positive for Hepatitis A; what to know. As East Bend looms in East Rome, keep an eye on Etowah Crossing. Plus: Midweek rants.

To listen: Click the area above, to the left, for all the radio you need in around eight minutes. From Studio 1A, brought to you in part by Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill. The silent player as the East Bend (former Kmart) deal unfolds is the resurgent Etowah Crossing shopping center. Opened in the 1980s,… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News: Census shows we’re getting older, more diverse and growing at a slow rate. Business updates. Open house at Ruth & Naomi shelter. Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast News: Census shows we’re getting older, more diverse and growing at a slow rate. Business updates. Open house at Ruth & Naomi shelter. Peaks & Valleys.

What’s on today’s newscast, brought to you in part by Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill on Broad Street: Northwest Georgia is growing slower than the state average with Hispanics representing much of the population gains here between 2010 and last year. As a community, our median age is now older.  Cartersville’s newest RaceTrac near Main… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast News: Remembering Teresa, the ‘face of Steak ‘n Shake.’ Friends helping local vet restore Frankenstein the pickup as his time runs low. Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast News: Remembering Teresa, the ‘face of Steak ‘n Shake.’ Friends helping local vet restore Frankenstein the pickup as his time runs low. Peaks & Valleys.

Today’s newscast brought to you in part by Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill:  ‘What’s on your bucket list?’ Longtime friends come together to help restore ‘Frankenstein,’ an old Dodge pickup for local veteran fighting terminal cancer diagnosis.’ Natalie Simms shares a story about some old friends on a mission to restore a buddy’s truck loaded… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast Interview:  Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. Exploring what’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab.

HHPodcast Interview: Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. Exploring what’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab.

Click the above arrow to listen. Rome’s rich history contains numerous references to severe floods and how Broad Street as well as the buildings lining it were changed from their original designs to better cope with the reoccurring nightmare. But with those changes came stories of what’s below some of the buildings we know today… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast for Friday: 3 men sought in Rome shooting; another Rome man wanted in attempted murder captured. A win for Summerville Park; the fight isn’t over. Huge weekend: 13,500 due at River Jam.

HHPodcast for Friday: 3 men sought in Rome shooting; another Rome man wanted in attempted murder captured. A win for Summerville Park; the fight isn’t over. Huge weekend: 13,500 due at River Jam.

From Studio 1A: CRIME: 3 men sought in Wednesday shooting; Rome man wanted in attempted murder case captured; two deaths in Cedartown were a murder-suicide. COMMUNITY: A win for Summerville Park in the fight of the Sleep Inn development; the battle continues. WEEKEND: Huge — 13,500 due at Rome River Jam; plenty of entertainment options.… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast for Thursday: A rough morning of weather, a violent evening of crime. Huge weekend ahead (River Jam: 13,500 fans). Plus: Thanking our law enforcement community.

HHPodcast for Thursday: A rough morning of weather, a violent evening of crime. Huge weekend ahead (River Jam: 13,500 fans). Plus: Thanking our law enforcement community.

From Studio 1A (just a little late today): Severe weather hammers Rome, Cedartown this morning. Violent night of crime, from SWAT-assisted drug arrest to murder-suicide in Cedartown to another Rome shooting. Huge weekend ahead with Rome River Jam to draw 13,500 fans (sold out!) Plus 10 other new updates from Northwest Georgia. ABOUT OUR PODCASTS… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Wednesday: Manhunt under way for attempted murder suspect from Rome; Lindale man in custody. New buyer for American Legion. More on AirLife’s exit. Plus: News radar, Peaks & Valleys.

From Studio 1A: -Your local news headlines for the day. -Local sports: Dylan Beasley signs with Nats. -Today’s newsmakers: Buzz Wachsteter and Gene Proctor. -Peaks & Valleys: Highs and lows of Northwest Georgia. Also today:  -Our latest long-form podcast: Underground Rome — Down and a Little Dirty. What’s below Broad Street with Mark Cochran of… Continue Reading

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HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

HHPodcast for Tuesday: Closer look at the East Bend (Kmart) updates. Political season begins. Names in the news. Peaks & Valleys.

  From Studio 1A today: What’s new with the Ledbetters’ East Bend development and what’s next. Political season is formally under way with a sheriff’s “forum” today, presidential politics tonight and in late June. Names in the news: Bob Berry, Chip Hood and the late Neil Sanders. Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows of… Continue Reading

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