Category Archives: Podcasts

The Druck Report. Why we’re in ‘weather panic’ mode this weekend.

The Druck Report. Why we’re in ‘weather panic’ mode this weekend.

>Please click the above box to hear the audio version.   Normally in January, if we’ve gone into weather panic mode as our friend Wendy Davis likes to call it, usually is because of a French toast forecast. That is, snow and or ice are expected and people, in turn, wipe out the milk and… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Severe weather due Saturday; heavy rain next. Banking updates. Wreck update. Rant: We’re in ‘weather’ panic mode.

Newscast: Severe weather due Saturday; heavy rain next. Banking updates. Wreck update. Rant: We’re in ‘weather’ panic mode.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Double trouble on the way? Severe weather Saturday afternoon, evening following by very heavy rain early next week.  A January tornado? Just ask Adairsville, Gordon County residents about what they lived through on Jan. 30, 2013. Business: Veteran area… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Echos from the November City Commission election — or is Rome listening?

The Druck Report. Echos from the November City Commission election — or is Rome listening?

    Perhaps the closest thing we’ll ever see to a re-enactment of Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar happened last January. Jamie Doss, Rome’s commission-elected mayor, was seeking another one-year term from his colleagues. Also in the running was longtime Commissioner Bill Collins. It was cruising toward a 5-4 vote in Doss’ favor when the dagger… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Driver ‘serious’ after Shorter wreck. Updates on Turner McCall bridge. Politics and dining. Rant: Echos from the city election.

Newscast: Driver ‘serious’ after Shorter wreck. Updates on Turner McCall bridge. Politics and dining. Rant: Echos from the city election.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: One person seriously injured in Shorter Avenue collision Wednesday evening. The accident shut down the highway for nearly two hours. Turner McCall bridge replacement to take two years, cost $28.5 million. The fun begins in the summer of ’22. DOT ‘open… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Is there a doctor in the House? (and other congressional candidates).

The Druck Report. Is there a doctor in the House? (and other congressional candidates).

  >Click the above box for the audio version of this rant. There was a definite buzz at Tuesday’s meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women. On tap were three GOP candidates who want to be your next sheriff; only one of them will make it to the Nov. 3 ballot and with a primary… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Armuchee burglary ring. Bistro site for sale. Political show & tell. Rant: Is there a doctor in the House? (Maybe)

Newscast: Armuchee burglary ring. Bistro site for sale. Political show & tell. Rant: Is there a doctor in the House? (Maybe)

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Floyd Police: Burglary team distracting homeowners in Armuchee area while an accomplice loots their homes. As Cartersville man’s trial begins in W. Va., disturbing details about woman who’s remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill. From WVNews.com The home of Bistro… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Big changes for the ’20 Rome Braves: New boss, new spring training base, upgraded stadium and where to after Rome?

The Druck Report. Big changes for the ’20 Rome Braves: New boss, new spring training base, upgraded stadium and where to after Rome?

>Please click the above for the audio version of this report.     We’ve still not settled on college football’s st team from this past season. We’re about a month out from crowning the next Super Bowl champion (and it won’t be a repeat). So why not rant a bit about baseball. For one, pitchers… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Cedartown parents in jail following child’s death. 2019 weather: hotter, wetter. Rant: Big changes for ’20 Rome Braves.

Newscast: Cedartown parents in jail following child’s death. 2019 weather: hotter, wetter. Rant: Big changes for ’20 Rome Braves.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: The Cedartown parents of 11-month-old boy found dead two weeks ago are jailed on child cruelty, neglect charges, Polk County Jail records show. Business: Moore’s Soda Fountain ‘making baby steps progress’ toward reopening in downtown Cedartown. TOMCO Systems hires Trey Smith as… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. 2020 already a hit (so far, at least). Think politics, restaurants, River District — and city hall.

The Druck Report. 2020 already a hit (so far, at least). Think politics, restaurants, River District — and city hall.

>Please click here for the radio edition.   So welcome to day seven of 2020. Indeed, it already is the roaring ‘20s and that has nothing to do with what’s happening on the world stage right now. Why is it roaring so soon in the new year? Here’s a snapshot: POLITICS: The race no one… Continue Reading

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Newscast: ‘Emerson Explosion’ of development begins. About that new bridge. Rant: We like the ’20s (so far).

Newscast: ‘Emerson Explosion’ of development begins. About that new bridge. Rant: We like the ’20s (so far).

  Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: ‘Emerson Explosion’ about to light up southern Bartow County with millions — perhaps $1 billion — in residential, industrial, office, recreational and retail growth. 63 years old and in ‘fair’ condition, a closer look at the open house Jan. 16… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report.  The incredible life story of Dr. Ouida Dickey. Of her family and friends, her obituary states: ‘Many of them attended Berry and will ensure that her light there never goes out.’

The Druck Report. The incredible life story of Dr. Ouida Dickey. Of her family and friends, her obituary states: ‘Many of them attended Berry and will ensure that her light there never goes out.’

  >Please click the above for the audio edition of this post.   Perhaps the best writing to ever grace the thousands and thousands of pages from Hometown Headlines that have clogged the Internet these past 16 years is on our website today. It is a story we wished we never had to read. It… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Rainfall at 1.5 inches; flood watch until 7 p.m. Police, health, education updates. Plus: An amazing life, Dr. Ouida Dickey.

Newscast: Rainfall at 1.5 inches; flood watch until 7 p.m. Police, health, education updates. Plus: An amazing life, Dr. Ouida Dickey.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather alert: The latest on the New Year’s monsoon. At least 1.5 inches of rain so far with more due; flood watch until 7 tonight. Also, watch for fog. Rome Police: Operation Zero Tolerance ends with 23 arrests (traffic… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. 10 quick rants to open the new year: Politics; dining; sports; and remembering a legend, on and off campus.

The Druck Report. 10 quick rants to open the new year: Politics; dining; sports; and remembering a legend, on and off campus.

>Please click the above item for the audio version.   First up: Who is Clayton Fuller? The surprise of New Year’s Day was his formal entry into the 14th Congressional District sweepstakes as he enters the race to replace Tom Graves a year from now. Fuller, a former Navy JAG officer and White House fellow,… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 2 inches of rain, flood watch due. New U.S. House hopeful. 10 rants: Politics, dining, sports and remembering a local legend.

Newscast: 2 inches of rain, flood watch due. New U.S. House hopeful. 10 rants: Politics, dining, sports and remembering a local legend.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rants of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Two-plus inches of rain on the way; flood watch starts at 1 this afternoon. Continuing updates. Politics: Clayton Fuller, a former Navy JAG officer and White House Fellow,  joins District 14 U.S. House race. Health: Meet Bryson… Continue Reading

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The Druck Report. Our 2020 predictions including retail, dining, traffic and politics.

The Druck Report. Our 2020 predictions including retail, dining, traffic and politics.

Click the above for the audio version. How about a few 2020 predictions Return of Turner McCrawl: Well, it never really went away, those congested days – especially Fridays – on Turner McCall Boulevard. But wait until East Bend gets up and running in the fall of 2020, especially with that new selection of restaurants.… Continue Reading

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