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Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Prayer service tonight at Trinity (on FB Live). Also: Rome Police say protests require permit first. Weekend protests set. Polk authorities investigating threats for this Sunday. Funeral services are set for 16-year-old killed in Monday’s shooting. Police: Teen wanted for questioning… Continue Reading

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Rant: Who decides what you should know? Newscast: Rome shooting kills one. Office on 6th Ave. listed at $990K. Virus updates.

Rant: Who decides what you should know? Newscast: Rome shooting kills one. Office on 6th Ave. listed at $990K. Virus updates.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: A ‘young male’ dead following a shooting on Grady Avenue off Calhoun Avenue Monday evening, Rome Police report. Business: Twin pieces of East Sixth Avenue across from federal courthouse on the market. Greater Community Bank opens two lobbies; updates hours. Georgia… Continue Reading

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Rant: Of pandemics and protests. News: Floyd, Bartow river rescues rising. Judicial center closed. Ga.’s May virus report: Deaths up 44%, positive tests, 50%.

Rant: Of pandemics and protests. News: Floyd, Bartow river rescues rising. Judicial center closed. Ga.’s May virus report: Deaths up 44%, positive tests, 50%.

  >Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below.   Today’s top headlines: River rescues on the rise in Floyd, Bartow as more people take to the water during pandemic. What to know about staying safe. Floyd County Judicial Center closed today after employee tests positive for coronavirus. State deaths in May up… Continue Reading

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Expanded access to Hometown Headlines: From news to business, dining and local coronavirus reports, here are EIGHT free services we offer for receiving our updates.

Expanded access to Hometown Headlines: From news to business, dining and local coronavirus reports, here are EIGHT free services we offer for receiving our updates.

How to get the latest updates from Hometown Headlines: With so much happening right now, we want to be sure you have the most convenient way of keeping up-to-date with updates from Hometown Headlines. We’ve welcomed thousands of new visitors this year who might not be familiar with all our coverage options. All of our services… Continue Reading

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Rant: Doubling down on downtown. Kemp lifts restrictions even as virus deaths, positive tests rise.

Rant: Doubling down on downtown. Kemp lifts restrictions even as virus deaths, positive tests rise.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Kemp: Emergency declaration in effect until July 12. Summer school, overnight camps, pro sports practices OK’d; bars open Monday. Groups of 25 or more allowed. Positive cases in Northwest Georgia hits 1,006, up 62% since April 30. State death toll… Continue Reading

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(Audio updated) Rant: When Facebook meets Shark Tank. News: Record-level jobless rates. Ga. virus deaths at 1,933.

(Audio updated) Rant: When Facebook meets Shark Tank. News: Record-level jobless rates. Ga. virus deaths at 1,933.

  Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Jobs: Ugly April updates on the local unemployment. County-by-county comparisons to the previous month as well as April 2019. State death count at 1,933, up by 236 over 7 days; third largest gain to date. Floyd sees highest increase in… Continue Reading

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Rant: Brutal Tuesday shows virus impact. Newscast: 4 more deaths here. 2 businesses announce closings.

Rant: Brutal Tuesday shows virus impact. Newscast: 4 more deaths here. 2 businesses announce closings.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Polk records first virus death; 2 more in Bartow; 1 more in Floyd. Regional total at 71; statewide, 1,895. Numbers up at local long-term care facilities. New Rome test spot. Business: Elysium on Broad Street closing after 14 years. Cartersville’s Discount… Continue Reading

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Newscast: LakePoint reopens for summer. Virus cases up 50% here in under a month. Gondola moving. Rant: ‘Citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest!’

Newscast: LakePoint reopens for summer. Virus cases up 50% here in under a month. Gondola moving. Rant: ‘Citizen’s arrest, citizen’s arrest!’

>Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: LakePoint Sports open for baseball practices; tournaments resume in June. Rentals on other sports venues begin today. Hotel construction pushed back because of pandemic. Business: Development Authority’s website premieres. Gondola moving to former Tang’s restaurant on Shorter. Steeplechase set for June… Continue Reading

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Newscast: GBI suspect faces drug charges. Virus deaths surge by 78. Graduations begin. Storms due. Rant: Rough day for governor, virus victims.

Newscast: GBI suspect faces drug charges. Virus deaths surge by 78. Graduations begin. Storms due. Rant: Rough day for governor, virus victims.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here One of the GBI suspects arrested on additional drug possession, distribution charges. Among the deadliest days in Georgia: 78 new deaths in 24 hours (1,775). Positive cases climb to 40,663. Locally, 884 test ‘positive’ with 66 deaths. Gov. Brian Kemp’s… Continue Reading

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Newscast: GBI: 2 men arrested ‘in connection with’ Rome murders. Jobless claims surge. Jump in positive virus tests here. Rant: Ready for some football?

Newscast: GBI: 2 men arrested ‘in connection with’ Rome murders. Jobless claims surge. Jump in positive virus tests here. Rant: Ready for some football?

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here 2 Rome men arrested as the investigation continues into murders of Richardson, Campbell. Watts faces theft, gun possession charges; Brown, obstruction of a law officer. Bartow sheriff: Grandmother, Cartersville man held in child’s shooting death now charged with murder. April… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Memorials in place where murder victims were found. Coronavirus updates.

Newscast: Memorials in place where murder victims were found. Coronavirus updates.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here A week later, two flower arrangements mark the spot above where two Rome women were found murdered. Ga. death toll at 1,675 with 38,855 confirmed cases; 834 in our area with 65 deaths including 36 at long-term healthcare facilities in… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Hospital celebrates virus patient’s release after 21 days. Rant: We understand the confusion over the Pandemic Primary.

Newscast: Hospital celebrates virus patient’s release after 21 days. Rant: We understand the confusion over the Pandemic Primary.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Politics: Some still think today is election day — only if voting in advance or returning absentees. Primary vote is three weeks off, June 9. 21 days later (7 on a vent), coronavirus patient heads home from Cartersville Medical Center.… Continue Reading

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Newscast: New charges in child’s shooting death. House 13 proflies. Coronavirus updates. Rant: Time to recycle recycling.

Newscast: New charges in child’s shooting death. House 13 proflies. Coronavirus updates. Rant: Time to recycle recycling.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Couple now faces involuntary manslaughter charges in 5-year-old’s shooting death. Politics: Q&A with state House District candidates Katie Dempsey (incumbent) and Brad Barnes. Topics: Pandemic aftermath and Georgia’s initial response. Statewide death toll at 1,606 with 37,642 confirmed cases in… Continue Reading

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Newscast: Double murder: Agents seek public’s help. More openings in Rome. Positive tests rise. Rant: Feeling lucky this weekend?

Newscast: Double murder: Agents seek public’s help. More openings in Rome. Positive tests rise. Rant: Feeling lucky this weekend?

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Armuchee High mourns graduating senior Vanita Richardson. GBI: Autopsies show both women were murdered; tips sought from Bypass motorists. Cartersville man faces murder, 12 other charges following the beating death of an 86-year-old man last week. Memorial services for Calvin… Continue Reading

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Newscast: GBI investigates deaths of 2 sisters found off Bypass. 4th Bartow resident dies this week. Rant: To identify or not.

Newscast: GBI investigates deaths of 2 sisters found off Bypass. 4th Bartow resident dies this week. Rant: To identify or not.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Family, friends mourning two sisters as the GBI investigates who dumped their bodies off the Bypass below Grizzard Park. Fourth Bartow resident dies this week; 35th overall. State toll now at 1,517. Positive tests cases climbs to 35,427 in Georgia;… Continue Reading

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Newscast: C-130 flyover is Thursday. Jandy’s closes. 34th Bartow virus victim; nearly 1,500 in Ga. Rant: Jandy’s, where our kids grew up and the grown-ups were kids.

Newscast: C-130 flyover is Thursday. Jandy’s closes. 34th Bartow virus victim; nearly 1,500 in Ga. Rant: Jandy’s, where our kids grew up and the grown-ups were kids.

Please click the above for the podcast version or below for SoundCloud: Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Thursday evening flyover to include Floyd, Redmond, Cartersville hospitals. Approximate times 6:26-6:30 p.m. in Floyd; 6:34-6:37 p.m. in Cartersville. Jandy’s Frozen Yogurt won’t be back. ‘We don’t see how we can safely re-open because we are a self-serve business.’… Continue Reading

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Newscast: 3 more virus deaths here; state at 1,444. Rome talks budgets, block parties. Rant: Serving time as a patient under investigation.

Newscast: 3 more virus deaths here; state at 1,444. Rome talks budgets, block parties. Rant: Serving time as a patient under investigation.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or click below. Hometown’s top headlines: please click here 2 more deaths in Bartow, 1 in Gordon; 63 for the region; state toll at 1,444. Positive test results at 34,002; in our area, 728. Hospitals: Floyd, Redmond report 4 ‘positive’ patients. Cedartown woman faces 14 charges in wild chase that started… Continue Reading

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Newscast: More than 1,400 dead, 34,000 testing positive in Georgia. Court clerk candidate profiles.  Rants: Why we’re trimming Facebook and flirting with disaster.

Newscast: More than 1,400 dead, 34,000 testing positive in Georgia. Court clerk candidate profiles. Rants: Why we’re trimming Facebook and flirting with disaster.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or below. TODAY’S HEADLINES State death toll at 1,405 with nearly 34,000 people testing positive including 727 in Northwest Georgia. Politics: Q&A with Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court candidates Joe Costolnick and Barbara Penson. Gas prices going up across Northwest Georgia. This week: Rome Commission to review three… Continue Reading

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