Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Strong storms possible this afternoon, evening. Regional update on new restaurants. Primary runoff four weeks from today; low turnout expected. Public Health restaurant inspection scores

For more on these updates and for the latest updates from Northwest Georgia, please click www.hometownheadlines.com:

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Today:  "Numerous thunderstorms are expected with some strong storms. Weather hazards expected include frequent lightning and locally heavy rain. Gusty winds and small hail also will be possible.  The most likely time will be late morning into the evening,"  according to the hazardous weather advisory from the National Weather Service. Our rain chance is 70% today and today, with a high of 85.
  • Weather coverage all day, evening on Hometown Headlines.


  • El Toro site giving way to another Mexican restaurant: Taqueria Vallarta. Shorter
  • New restaurant updates: Fast food dominates the list, from Rome to Cartersville to Calhoun. Restaurants
  • Rome man held on 10 counts following search near Floyd/Polk line. Arrest
  • Four weeks to primary runoff: As for turnout, how low will it go? Voters
  • Berry Student Enterprises plans sale at Oakhill Friday, Saturday. Oakhill
  • Monday's 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
  • June is a huge month for Vacation Bible School. Bible School
  • Rome Braves lose fifth straight game, 7-5 to Augusta.
  • Next home game: July 1.
  • Today: Braves in Augusta. Next series in Savannah.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery
  • Georgia Fire vs. Columbus Friday at 7:30 at The Forum. Georgia Fire
  • Twelve Rome Middle School football players and one Pepperell Middle player spent last week in Bradenton, Fla., to play in the Future Stars game.
  • 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.

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  including:
  • A discussion about why Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week is so critical with Public Health  Immunizations Coordinator Janet Eberhart.
  • An interview with Valarie Wilson, a Democratic candidate for Georgia Schools superintendent, who's in the July 22 runoff election with Alisha Thomas Morgan.

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