Friday, July 18, 2014

Key updates on new businesses. Ichiban, O'Charley's, new Mexican restaurant seek alcohol pouring permits; Jefferson's marks 10 years in Rome. Shorter Hawks' sports moving to 99.5 The Jock. Weekend guide. Community updates

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

At least 1.5 to perhaps 1.75 inches of rain are on tap for the next two days as a lingering storm system will hang over much of Northwest Georgia. There's a chance of thunderstorms as well. Temperatures will stay in the mid 80s with more rain next week.


  • Big day for next steps in restaurant, retail, hotel projects. Projects
  • Restaurants: Jefferson's celebrates 10 years on Broad. Schroeder's adding wine? Permits sought for Ichiban, O'Charley's. Restaurants
  • Shorter Hawks' sports moving to 99.5 The Jock FM starting with football season. Hawks
  • Cartersville-Bartow visitors bureau adds Twitter, text to alert merchants of booming tourism from LakePoint, others. Visitors
  • Weekend:  Farmers markets. Legally Blonde. Free summer concert in Cartersville. Homespun Festival in Rockmart. Details
  • What's ahead: County Commission meeting, special services at Greater Bethlehem Temple, special show at Paradise Gardens. Agenda
  • Northwest Georgia Credit Union employees help student summer lunch program. Smile Report
  • 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
  •  Rome Braves strike out 13 in 6-4 win over Greenville.
  • Tonight-Monday: In West Virginia.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery 
  • Parks & Rec Fall Youth Sports registration begins
  • 2014 high school football schedules. Football
  • 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:
  • Kristi Kent from Parks & Rec on fall sports signups and what's ahead from the agency.
  • Shorter University Athletics Director Bill Peterson on the latest updates regarding Hawks' sports.
  • Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable: The week's top local  headlines reviewed.


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