Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day! Parades, 5K run, Block Party and fireworks. Beautiful weekend forecast: sunny, high of 85 today. Local home sales improved in June. Cabela's Acworth store opens Aug. 21. Sports updates.

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Beautiful Independence Day weekend ahead. Today: Sunny, high of 85 with mostly clear skies tonight for fireworks.


  • Independence Day: Parades, 5K run, Block Party, Fireworks and more. Details
  • Local home sales improving, but still down for first half of year compared to 2013. Sales
  • Cabela's opening new Acworth store on Aug. 21. Cabela'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
  • Final days of this summer's Vacation Bible Schools. Bible School
  • Rome Braves lose 3-2 to Augusta.
  • Tonight-Monday at Charleston.
  • Next home game: July 10 vs. Hickory.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery  
  • Advance tickets now on sale for Lone Star Football Festival with Shorter vs. West Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys, on Sept. 20. Shorter
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guest host Randy Quick for replay of this week's guests including:
  • Mark Jenkins, AAA South, on Independence Day travel and gas prices.
  • Christa Jackson, founder of Cave Spring Independence Day Parade.
  • Jay Shell, promotions chair of Rome Downtown Development Authority, on Friday's Block Party.
  • Kristi Kent, Parks and Rec, on Independence Day activities.

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