About Us

About the ownerJohn_D

John C. Druckenmiller, 58, is a 35-year media veteran. He’s the owner/editor of Hometown Headlines Inc., an Internet media group serving Northwest Georgia.

In 2010, more than 21 million hits were recorded on our family of Web sites. Since our premiere in January 2004, more than 135 million hits have been recorded and more than 500,000 e-mail alerts sent to our Web site subscribers.

Druckenmiller has worked for four Georgia newspapers including theAtlanta Journal-Constitution, the Fulton County Daily Report, The Times in Gainesville and The News-Tribune in Rome. Other career stops include USA Today, Florida Today, The Fresno, Calif., Bee, the Fort Myers, Fla., News-Press and The Ledger, Lakeland, Fla.

In addition to the Hometown websites, Druckenmiller also is host of Hometown Headlines: The Radio Edition heard each weekday on Rome’s News Talk WRGA 1470 AM from 7 until 9 a.m. You can listen online as well as wrga.streamon.fm.

A Barberton, Ohio, native, he is a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, and has completed several courses toward a master’s degree at Georgia State.

Druckenmiller is past chairman of the regional board of Blood Assurance and has served on the board of the Rome/Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Druckenmiller also has served on several committees at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he’s also an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4410. He has served on the St. Mary’s Catholic School advisory board and also chaired the school’s booster club.

Druckenmiller also is an adjunct professor of communication and journalist-in-residence at Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga.

He is married to the former Jean Wilkening and they have one son, Jack, 13. They reside in Rome.