Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sunny, rain-free Independence Day weekend ahead. New Taco Bell proposed near mall. Independence Day weekend guide. Regional Public Health restaurant scores. Sports updates and more.

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Ware Mechanical forecast: 20% rain chance with high of 90 today. Sunny, warm, rain-free Independence Day weekend ahead with clear skies for fireworks.


  • Variances sought for proposed Taco Bell on Martha Berry Hwy. across from mall. Details
  • Independence Day events kickoff today. Weekend Guide
  • Coosa Valley Credit Union replaces over 30 American flags in community. Flags
  • GNTC Law Enforcement graduation, Registration open for Tillman Clocktower 5K, Floyd Co. Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration. Buzz
  • State BOE releases End-of-Course Tests, Show positive improvements. Results
  • Regional 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 win 6-5 over Augusta.
  • Tonight: Braves vs. Augusta, 7 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium with postgame fireworks.
  • Home game photos by Mills Fitzner. Gallery  
  • Berry's Rachel Rebne named All-American Scholar.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter (updated football information), Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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  • Please join our guest host Randy Quick and his guests including:
  • Jay Shell, promotions chair of Rome Downtown Development Authority, on Friday's Block Party.
  • Matt Pierce, with the Small Business Development Center of Rome, on financing start-up businesses.
  • News Roundtable on the top headlines of the past week.

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