About Us


About the owner

John C. Druckenmiller, 60, is a 38-year media veteran. He’s the owner/editor of Hometown Headlines Inc., an Internet media group serving Northwest Georgia.

Since our premiere in January 2004, nearly 200 million hits have been recorded and more than 700,000 e-mail alerts sent to our Web site subscribers. In addition, more than 25,000 people follow Hometown Headlines on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Google+. In addition to the Hometown websites, Druckenmiller also is host of the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition heard each weekday on WRGA 98.7 FM from 7 until 9 a.m. You can listen online as well as wrga.streamon.fm.

Druckenmiller has worked for four Georgia newspapers including the Atlanta 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. 

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. He has been a frequent presenter at the American Press Institute, the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and at the University of Georgia.  Druckenmiller also has served as an adjunct professor of communication and journalist-in-residence at Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga.

Druckenmiller is 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 is 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.

He is married to the former Jean Wilkening and they have one son, Jack, 15. They reside in Rome.