Thursday, July 31, 2014

'Grand Opening Month' just about here for restaurants, retailer; some jobs remain. Recycling Center hit by another blaze. Johnny Mitchell's gets some national attention on BBQ Crawl. Regional Public Health restaurant scores. Cool snap ends; rain returning.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Low 80s with your rain chance rising from 20% to 50%; cool snap ends


  • 'Grand Opening Month' almost here for restaurants, retail. Today: Opening dates and who's still hiring. Surge
  • Yet another fire at the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center late Wednesday. Fire (four photos)
  • Johnny Mitchell's Smokehouse goes national thanks to BBQ Crawl episode Wednesday night. BBQ
  • Tellus to celebrate planetarium's 500,000th visitor today; ready for Night at the Museum on Aug. 9. Tellus
  • Lumsden honored as Policy Maker of the Year by the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education. Politics
  • Performance tonight by RHS band. Fall festival sign-ups begin. Cartersville Medical honored.  Annie Moses Band at Pleasant Valley South on Sunday. Updates
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves were off Wednesday; open series in Greenville tonight.
  • Huge fall ahead for Barron Stadium with college, high school, middle school football -- and Peach State. Barron

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Kurt Stuenkel, Floyd's president and CEO, on the hospital's bid totreat patients who have a mental illness or an addictive disorder and who meet clinical criteria for admission, but are unable or unwilling to provide informed consent for services.
  • Dr. Tygar Evans, principal of Rome High, on the eve of the new school year.
  • Dr. Todd Jones, Vice President for Students Affairs and Campus Dean of Floyd Campus, at Georgia Highlands on the 'Go Back. Move Ahead' initiative and the new school year about to begin.

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