Thursday, June 12, 2014

Opinion: Use vacant NW Georgia Regional to help ease VA medical crisis. Restaurants: Pub crawl Saturday; El Mariachi opens. Public Health: New Rome restaurant scores another 'U.' 40% chance of more rain; highs in upper 80s. Latest business updates.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

A carbon copy forecast now through the weekend with highs in the upper 80s and your rain chance varying from 20% to 60%


  • Our opinion: Use former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital to help treat VA medical crisis. Commentary
  • Downtown restaurants host 'Putt-Putt Pub Crawl' to help special veterans. El Mariachi opens in Armuchee. Restaurants
  • Ribbon cuttings set for new locations of Coosa Medical Group, Snazzy Rags. DDA meets this morning. Business
  • WRGA: Two more charged in fraud case where callers sought money in exchange for relief from alleged legal summons. Fraud
  • Big interest in Tyler Perry production here Friday -- but no Perry or actors expected. Perry
  • Exchange Club plans Flag Day salute, to honor John Bennett. Rockfest returns to Tellus. Phil Kent to visit Tea Party. Details
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for the region. New Rome restaurant gets second 'U' in three months Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports. Updated at 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m. Jail

Regular features:

  • 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: Marathon men -- Braves win 3-2 in 14-inning game vs. Augusta.
  • Tonight-Sunday: In Asheville.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery
  • Georgia Fire vs. Lehigh Valley Saturday at The Forum.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Dr. Donald Green, the incoming president of Georgia Highlands College, on what's ahead for GHC.
  • Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on assembling your company's exit strategy.
  • Ken Wright of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce with a closer look at the push to improve Ga. 101.

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