Friday, June 27, 2014

USA's World Cup match spawns unique 'watch' parties. Busy week of politics; advance voting starts Monday. Chamber welcomes 'micro' enterprise speaker. 60% chance of storms today. Weekend guide.

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

Ware Mechanical forecast:

-A 60% chance of scattered thunderstorms today and tonight with a high of 88. More of the same Saturday with temperatures beginning to settle into the low 90s through midweek.


  • Local soccer fans, old and new, found different ways to watch Thursday's USA vs. Germany showdown. Watch parties
  • Politics: Early voting begins Monday for primary runoff. New HQ for Bartow Republicans. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Campaign watch
  • Chamber announces 'micro' enterprise initiative; will welcome Nobel-winning speaker Dr. Muhammad Yunus on Sept. 28. Business
  • Weekend: Georgia Fire football at The Forum. Farmer's market. Special sale at Oak Hill. A Sunday mix of pig, paddle and party. Click
  • Public Health restaurant scores. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Editor's note:

A simple update to our programs Thursday night was anything but simple. It scattered much of our normal format. We've restored most of our normal features but a few might be a little out of whack today as repairs continue.

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: Augusta blanks Rome Braves, 7-0
  • Tonight:  Braves in Savannah. Next home game: July 1.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery
  • Georgia Fire vs. Columbus tonight at 7:30 at The Forum. Georgia Fire
  • Shorter Hawks hold free tryouts tonight 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:
  • John Bennett, Rome's city manager who is retiring next week. Expanded interview.
  • Hometown Headlines-WRGA News Roundtable.

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