Saturday, June 28, 2014

Scattered thunderstorms today, United Community Banks acquires Business Carolina, Cartersville's People's Choice Awards, Weekend events and more.

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Ware Mechanical forecast: We have 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms are expected through this evening. Some storms may be strong and could produce locally heavy rain, strong gusty winds and frequent lightning. High of 90, low of 66.


  • United Community Banks Inc. announced the closing of its acquisition of Business Carolina Inc., a Columbia-based commercial lender, according to the Greenville News.
  • Voting now underway for Cartersville's 2014 People's Choice Awards. Awards
  • Weekend: Farmers' market, politics and a nautical fund-raiser. Events
  • The Forum to open for free viewing of U.S. vs. Belgium World Cup game on Tuesday. Cup
  • Public Health restaurant scores. 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
  • Final days of this summer's Vacation Bible Schools. Bible School
  • Rome Braves: Braves fall 4-2 to Savannah.
  • Tonight: Braves in Savannah. Next home game: July 1.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery
  • Georgia Fire loses final game of season, 69-55 to Columbus Lions. Georgia Fire 
  • Nearly 25 recent high school graduates attend Shorter's first-ever football tryouts on Friday.
  • Berry College Baseball announces the commitment of 19 student-athletes who will be joining the Vikings for the 2014-15 season. 
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), 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 guest host Randy Quick and his guests including:
  • Kristi Kent of Rome Floyd Parks and Rec on the Color Me Free run and Independence Day celebrations.
  • Mark Jenkins of AAA South on Independence Day weekend travel and gas prices.
  • Christa Jackson, the founder of the Cave Spring Independence Day parade, on what to expect with this 29th edition of the 9 a.m. event.

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