Thursday, May 15, 2014

More signs of Hobby Lobby's new Rome store. 700 new jobs here last month. 1.22 inches of rain here, nearly 2 inches in Cartersville; clearing and cooler. Regional Public Health restaurant scores; 'U' in Gordon County

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

The flash flood watch was canceled early by the National Weather Service but we still received 1.22 inches of rain between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 5 this morning. Cartersville received almost two inches of rain. Today: 40% chance of more rain with a high of just 71 degrees, 44 tonight. Weekend: Clear and cooler with highs in the low to mid 70s.


  • More signs of Hobby Lobby's pending arrival including help-wanted ads for co-manager in Rome. Hobby Lobby
  • Rome/Floyd gains 700 jobs in April vs. previous month; first-time jobless claims down in all counties except Chattooga. Jobs
  • Floyd Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne named state's best in 2014. Payne
  • Car show, child ID protection set for Saturday. Ducks Unlimited golf tournament June 13. Today: 'Roses for Ellen.' Updates
  • Brown Conference Center in Cartersville adds summer concert series beginning June 21. Concerts
  • Keith Mickler column: Azalea and Camellia leaves looking weird? Mickler

Continuing features:

  • County jail reports. Jail
  • Regional Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 'U' for Gordon restaurant. Dining
  • 2014 Guide to Summer Camps. Guide
  • The Rome Braves fall 8-3 in Greensboro
  • Tonight at Greensboro, 7 p.m.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • Georgia Fire at Harrisburg Stampede this Saturday.
  • Shorter Hawks' NCCAA baseball bid delayed a day by rain in Ohio.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM  7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online

  • Please join our guests today including:
  • Logan Boss of Public Health on the Middle East Respiratory System concerns and what it means to our area and our state.
  • Bud Owens from Floyd EMS and Dan Sweitzer, Floyd's Vice President of Market Development, on the decision not to seek a sole EMS service for the region.
  • Amos Tuck of Coosa River Basin Initiative on Sunday's Pig Paddle & Party. Proceeds will support CRBI's efforts to create a 160-mile-long Etowah River Water Trail from Dawsonville to Rome.

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