Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bids sought on Church's Chicken on Shorter. Parking to be tight in downtown Rome Friday night with Block Party, Spell Off. 'Mass fatality' drill is Friday. Weather service confirms Whitfield County tornado Monday night. Sunny, 68 today; great weekend forec

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Georgia weekend ahead and it gets a cooler start today with cloudless skies and a high of 68. Low 70s for the weekend. No rain in the forecast for at least the next five days.


  • Downtown Rome parking to be scarce Friday night; plan now. Downtown
  • Bids sought on Church's Chicken on Shorter. Floyd GOP Women to hear from governor's wife, labor commissioner on Tuesday. Updates
  • Friday: 'Mass Fatality Response Drill' planned for Russell Airport; be prepared for increased traffic around area hospitals. Drill
  • Weather service confirms small tornado late Monday near Cohutta; 16,000 chickens killed. Weather
  • Salvation Army adds space the shelter four women in need each night. Women's shelter
  • Gas hits $3.75 a gallon -- and higher -- in parts of Northwest Georgia. Gas prices
  • CRBI's Waterfest XIV to fill Ridge Ferry Park Friday, Saturday. Waterfrest
  • Latest Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd; no Bartow reports. Dining
  • County jail reports. Jail
  • Braves: Another double-digit loss for the Rome Braves as the Asheville Tourists win, 12-7, Wednesday night.
  • Tonight: in Asheville. Next home game: May 7.
  • Latest roster moves.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • Saturday: Georgia Fire vs. Nashville Venom, 7:30 p.m. at The Forum.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Jay Shell or Brewhouse Music & Grill and Rome River Jam on Friday's season-opening block party in downtown Rome. Shell is the chair of the promotions committee for the Downtown Development Authority.
  • Matt Peace of the Small Business Development Center on what benchmarking means for your company's success.

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