Thursday, June 26, 2014

'Ichiban steaks & sushi 'definitely' due next month. May's jobless rate jumps in Floyd, across NW Georgia. More on massive Kroger in Cartersville. Regional Public Health restaurant scores. 20%-30% chance of rain, storms today, high in upper 80s

For more on these updates and for the latest updates from Northwest Georgia, please click

Ware Mechanical forecast:

-20% to 30% chance of rain/thunderstorms today, growing to 60% Friday and then 50% on Saturday. Highs in the upper 80s, low of 70.


  • Ichiban opening still a question mark but it will 'definitely' be in July. Restaurants
  • May jobless rate jumps across Northwest Georgia as 11,625 looked for work. Employment
  • Floyd County Schools: Reading, English language arts, math scores highlight results. CRCT
  • Supersized Kroger to anchor new regional shopping center on Main Street in Cartersville. Kroger
  • Later this morning: Updates from Greater Rome Chamber's media briefing. "We will announce a prominent keynote speaker who will be coming to Rome in September. This person's presence in Rome will provide a tremendous opportunity for our community."
  • July 1: Hixson Flight Museum brings preview to Russell Airport. Sept. 13: Quota International's annual fashion show. Updates
  • Keith Mickler column: Keeping corn earworm out of sweet corn. Column
  • Regional Public Health restaurant scores. Scores range from low 70s to several perfect 100s. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • Our guide to Independence Day weekend sponsored by Sweet Frog. Guide
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • It's not to late to join dozens of summer camps under way in our area. Summer Camp
  • June is a huge month for Vacation Bible School. Bible School
  • Rome Braves take two from Augusta Wednesday: A furious seventh inning gives Braves first win of the day. Rome shut out Augusta in game two, 4-0.
  • Today: Braves in Augusta. Next home game: July 1.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery
  • LakePoint offers 23-foot TV to view today's USA v. Germany World Cup game.
  • Georgia Fire vs. Columbus Friday at 7:30 at The Forum. Georgia Fire
  • Shorter Hawks hold free tryout Friday at Ben Brady Field.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • Floyd Chaplain Jack Foley on his Treasured Tyrtles Project, a trip around the state to build awareness of cerebral palsy.
  • U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on the latest from Washington.
  • Mary Hardin Thornton of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful on the recent North Rome block party and upcoming events.

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