Category Archives: Podcasts

Newscast/Rant: Liberty Square choir member dies. ‘Emergency’ decree due at 4 p.m. Rant: A sad but historic day.

Newscast/Rant: Liberty Square choir member dies. ‘Emergency’ decree due at 4 p.m. Rant: A sad but historic day.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: We start today with the death of a local woman, Beth Wells, 66, a member of the choir at The Church at Liberty Square. The Floyd County and Rome City commissions have called a 4 p.m. meeting ‘to declare a public health state of emergency.’ We have… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant:  16 coronavirus cases at Cartersville Medical; 86 await results. Truett’s, Harvest Moon close. Rant: Make the tough call.

Newscast/Rant: 16 coronavirus cases at Cartersville Medical; 86 await results. Truett’s, Harvest Moon close. Rant: Make the tough call.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: 16 positive tests at Cartersville Medical between March 9 and today. Plus: Other hospital updates, statewide reports. Truett’s Chick-fil-A in Rome closes temporarily after ‘one or more team members experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19.’ Riverside, mall locations open. Also last night, Harvest Moon announced it was closing,… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report: What to know about coronavirus, from symptoms to treatment, and best ways to protect yourself, loved ones with Dr. Charles E. McBride, Chief Medical Officer at Harbin Clinic.

The Druck Report: What to know about coronavirus, from symptoms to treatment, and best ways to protect yourself, loved ones with Dr. Charles E. McBride, Chief Medical Officer at Harbin Clinic.

>Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. New: You can listen to the podcast straight from YouTube. Click the above or click here. ABOUT TODAY’S PODCAST With new interest on the coronavirus in our community, dozens of questions are on the table. We have those answers today as Dr. Charles… Continue Reading

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Staying in touch with Hometown Headlines: From local news to coronavirus reports, here are the always-free services we offer for receiving our updates.

Staying in touch with Hometown Headlines: From local news to coronavirus reports, here are the always-free services we offer for receiving our updates.

How to get the latest updates from Hometown Headlines: With so much happening right now concerning the coronavirus pandemic, we want to be sure you have the most convenient way of keeping up-to-date with local and state reports from Hometown Headlines. We’ve welcomed thousands of new visitors in the past five days from across the region… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Second Floyd Schools employee tests positive. Our changing lives. Rant: A decision on indecision.

Newscast/Rant: Second Floyd Schools employee tests positive. Our changing lives. Rant: A decision on indecision.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: A second Floyd County Schools employee tests positive for coronavirus. This person serves both Alto Park Elementary and Cave Spring Elementary; is now in self-quarantine. The employee “may have come into contact with teachers and students while in attendance at the fifth grade FCS Quiz Bowl event… Continue Reading

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Druck Report: Coronavirus and our community: County Commission Chair Scotty Hancock, County Manager Jamie McCord keeping us ahead of the threat, what’s been done, what might be ahead.

Druck Report: Coronavirus and our community: County Commission Chair Scotty Hancock, County Manager Jamie McCord keeping us ahead of the threat, what’s been done, what might be ahead.

    >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. For weeks, city and county officials have prepared for the “what if” about coronavirus in our area. Last week, when a test confirmed a person at Cave Spring Elementary School had the virus, a “trigger” was tripped to take critical steps to… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 16 virus cases here; 75 await results. Our changing lives. Two new bargain stores open. Rant: Compassion and coronavirus.

Newscast/Rant: 16 virus cases here; 75 await results. Our changing lives. Two new bargain stores open. Rant: Compassion and coronavirus.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Coronavirus updates: 16 cases are now reported in Northwest Georgia; the state total jumped 50% to 99 on Sunday and the next update is due today at noon. Latest from local hospitals where 75 people await their test results. What’s next: From dining to business, some changes in the… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: 8 test positive in our area; 42 statewide. Flu not letting up. Rant: Our economy also a victim.

Newscast/Rant: 8 test positive in our area; 42 statewide. Flu not letting up. Rant: Our economy also a victim.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: Coronavirus headlines: Local: Eight people in Northwest Georgia test positive for coronavirus including four in Bartow, two in Gordon and one each in Floyd and Polk counties. The latest updates on what’s closed, from schools and colleges to churches, governments, others. Also: Canceled weekend events. Health: With… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 6 coronavirus cases in NW Georgia; latest updates. 100 new jobs due. Rants: Confronting a pandemic.

Newscast: 6 coronavirus cases in NW Georgia; latest updates. 100 new jobs due. Rants: Confronting a pandemic.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: Coronavirus headlines: A day of shock as Northwest Georgia endures the coronavirus: It touched two schools, one church, three hospitals — and six people trying to survive. Local: Six confirmed patients in Northwest Georgia or half the total cases in Georgia as of Wednesday night. Updates from… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Floyd leasing Kindred space ‘just in case.’ 3 local patients. Rant: Nail down the virus data, please.

Newscast/Rant: Floyd leasing Kindred space ‘just in case.’ 3 local patients. Rant: Nail down the virus data, please.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: Corona virus updates: Floyd leasing space at soon-to-close Kindred Hospital ‘just in case’ as threat continues. Local/state: 3 patients with ‘positive’ tests remain at Redmond, Floyd. Georgia has 7 cases, 16 others with presumptive tests. Calhoun/Gordon task force meets. Alabama to post weekly test results – negative and positive. 28… Continue Reading

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Newscast/Rant: Updates on local coronavirus cases, tests. 238 vote early on Monday. Rant: Spread the news, stop the virus.

Newscast/Rant: Updates on local coronavirus cases, tests. 238 vote early on Monday. Rant: Spread the news, stop the virus.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Today’s headlines: Local: Redmond Regional confirms corona virus case. Two tested at Cartersville Medical. Polk patient ‘stable’ at Floyd this morning; 20 caregivers remain under self-quarantine. State/national: Kemp says Georgia has 6 confirmed cases (2 in NW Georgia) and 11 ‘presumptive’ patients. Nationwide, the death toll is at 26. Vanderbilt University… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Expanded local, state coronavirus updates. Cabell studio headed to arts district. Advance voting expands. No rant.

Newscast: Expanded local, state coronavirus updates. Cabell studio headed to arts district. Advance voting expands. No rant.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day returns Tuesday. First, our coronavirus updates: Local: The Polk County patient remains ‘stable’ at Floyd Medical Center. Also, the 20 caregivers at Floyd remain under self-quarantined. No updates yet on 3 tested from Redmond Regional Medical Center but we do expect those results today. Cartersville… Continue Reading

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Sunday newscast: Updates on the local coronavirus case, three additional people tested here and reports from the state, nation and world.

Sunday newscast: Updates on the local coronavirus case, three additional people tested here and reports from the state, nation and world.

  >Listen by clicking the above arrow. Transcript of today’s newscast: Welcome to the Sunday edition of the Hometown Headlines Newscast. This is John Druckenmiller with hometown headlines dot com with an update on the corona virus situation in our community, state and national. One caveat: What follows is current as of 7 a.m. Sunday. Please… Continue Reading

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Radio edition: Preliminary positive coronavirus test at Floyd. Politics heats up. Rant: Facebook got it right.

Radio edition: Preliminary positive coronavirus test at Floyd. Politics heats up. Rant: Facebook got it right.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Coronavirus: First test performed on Floyd patient come back positive for the virus; follow-up tests ordered. Continuing updates all day. Politics: Dempsey, Trey Kelley draw GOP challengers in the primary. Democrats line up, from U.S. House to County Commission race. Qualifying ends… Continue Reading

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Rant of the Day: Local coronavirus test proves one thing: Facebook had it right.

Rant of the Day: Local coronavirus test proves one thing: Facebook had it right.

  >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. This has been a virtual week from hell in terms of covering the corona virus from a Northwest Georgia angle. That’s not a whine; that’s part of what we do in journalism: Go all out to get the story and to get… Continue Reading

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Radio edition, rant will return Friday.

Radio edition, rant will return Friday.

  Today’s headlines: Our radio edition as well as the Rant of the Day will return on Friday. We’re on the road until midday — plus we overslept! Our websites and social media are all up to date. Thank you for your patience. Hometown Podcast Network and text alerts: Newscasts and podcasts: Our weekday newscasts and Druck Report… Continue Reading

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