Friday, April 26, 2013

35-unit, $4 million apartment complex opens in East Rome. Remembering the April 2011 winds, tornadoes. Soggy weekend; 2 inches of rain due. Etowah gives way to El Agave

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Oak Ridge opens in East Rome; nears 50% occupancy:

 -Charles Williams REIC and associates have built 35 one-bedroom apartments of Chateau Drive in East Rome.


Weekend marks two years since winds, tornadoes swept Northwest Georgia

-Georgia was slammed by straight-line winds and 15 tornadoes on April 27-28, 2011, causing the death of 15 people and injuring 143 across the state.

-GEMA cites anniversary as it urges residents to be ready for the next big storm or disaster.


More than two inches of rain possible Saturday, Sunday
-Weekend outlook: Heaviest rain due Sunday.

-Friday: Sunny, high of 75, low of 51. 30% rain chance overnight.
-Saturday: 70% chance of rain, high of 72, low of 57.
-Sunday: 70% chance of storms, high of 73, low of 56.


El Agave coming to Martha Berry Highway

-The former Etowah Restaurant at 3766 Martha Berry Highway will soon see new life.

 -Thursday Public Health restaurant scores for Floyd, Bartow.

GNTC's Peco wins top teacher honors:

-Troy Peco, an automotive technology director and instructor from Georgia Northwestern Technical College, is the Technical College System of Georgia's Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for 2013, 


Armuchee's Carson Roes part of UGA's 'Hairy Dog' team.


Weekend events calendar:  R

 elay for Life assembles this afternoon at Ridge Ferry Park.


Latest jail reports.


Hometown Headlines Radio Edition

7-9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online

-Please join our guests including:
-Lisa Janak Newman of Georgia Emergency Management on the two-year anniversary of the savage storms and 15 tornadoes that pummeled the state, causing 15 deaths and injuring 143 people.

-Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Round Table where Kevin Karel and Andrew Carter (and perhaps Nelle Reagan) join us to put last week's local headlines into perspective.


Rome rallies to beat Kannapolis, 8-6.
-Tonight: Rome at Greensboro.




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