Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bartow caps incredible year with almost 2,000 jobs, $781 million in investment. VW in Chattanooga to grow by 2,000 jobs, $600 million. Local business updates. 80% chance of storms today, high of 84.

For more on these updates plus for today's latest headlines, please see www.hometownheadlines.com

Ware Mechanical forecast:

 Since 8 p.m. Monday, we've seen 0.11 of an inch of rain with up to three quarters of an inch possible today. We'll also see cooler temperatures Wednesday with a high of 83 and a low of 59.


  • Latest project boosts Bartow economic development boom to 1,970 jobs, $781 million in investment. Bartow Boom
  • Formal work to begin at Courtyard by Marriott Thursday. Courtyard
  • VW to grow Chattanooga plant by $600 million, 2,000 jobs as production set for midsized SUV. VW
  • River City Bank board member dies in plane crash; Bank of the Ozarks sees 29.9% income jump. Business
  • Busy weeks for local Democrats: Multicounty meeting Thursday; delegate selection; state convention. Democrats
  • Floyd County native, honored journalist Herman A. Buffington remembered for 'commitment, dedication, expertise.' Obituary
  • Expanded: Daily Public Health restaurant inspection scores for all five area counties each Tuesday through Saturday. Including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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
  • Braves open three-game set vs. Greenville tonight. Three 'alums' in MLB All-Star game tonight
  • Today: Greenville in town through Thursday; 1 p.m. game Wednesday.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.
  • Aragon man wins bass fishing tournament's Bama division; Calhoun man third. Fishing

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:
  • Matt Santini, the mayor of Cartersville, on the Beaulieu International announcement on bringing 350 jobs and a $200 million investment to the city.
  • Dr. Brian Carroll, a Berry College communication professor and baseball fan, on where the Atlanta Braves are on the morning of the All-Star break.
  • Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis, also with the Floyd County Democratic Party and Democratic National Committee, on the multicounty meeting of Democrats this Thursday evening at The Partridge. Also, updates on the state convention.

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