Thursday, August 21, 2014

Double hit of weather: Aftermath from Wednesday's storms; heat concerns today through Sunday. Unemployment rate jumps in July. Latest development updates. Cabela's opens in Acworth. Public Health restaurant scores

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Aftermath reports from Wednesday's storms: downed trees, power outages, rainfall and winds.
  • Today: Heat index could top 100 again; high of 96. Dress lightly, drink plenty of water, avoid outdoor activities during peak heat hours.

Headlines:

  • July unemployment: Jobless rate jumps from previous month; some counties close to July 2013 levels. Jobs
  • Latest look at some of the permits and bids for hotel, restaurants, others. Business
  • Cabela's grand opening set for 10:45 this morning; watch for traffic at I-75 and Highway 92. Cabela's
  • Heat index could top 100 degrees today-Saturday; was 103 on Wednesday. Heat wave
  • City Manager Sammy Rich named chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board. Health
  • Floyd County Prison Warden Jeffrey Chandler named an assistant commissioner of the state Juvenile Justice department. Warden
  • Coosa Valley Credit Union announces promotions, new chief financial officer. Business
  • Exchange Club to donate large Fort McHenry/Francis Scott Key replica of American flag to Rome. Flag
  • Tom Sawyer, River Revelry and one of your last chances to see the Rome Braves this year. Weekend
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

'Ice Bucket' note:

We're being swamped with all the Ice Bucket challenges designed to help raise funds for ALS. We've created a Facebook hash tag to help track them all. Please add #icednwgeorgia to your Ice Bucket Challenge posts to share with Northwest Georgia.

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  • Rome Braves win 6-3 in early game Wednesday.
  • Tonight: Savannah at home, 7 p.m.
  • John McClellan's first high school football predictions for the new season: Look for wins by Rome, Darlington, Model, Unity. McClellan

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM

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  • Please join our guests today including:
  • Dr. Chris Piller of Harbin Clinic's orthopaedics department on key precautions during these next few hot days across Northwest Georgia.
  • Jason Bearden, chief executive office of Highlands River Health on community updates.

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