Friday, August 8, 2014

First review of Ichiban steak and sushi. Wet weekend on the way; at least 1.35 inches of rain. Updates on new Bartow industry. What's ahead this weekend. Rome Braves win fifth straight; home tonight vs. Charleston.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

60% chance of rain which means 1.35 inches of wet stuff are on the way now through Sunday; high near 90.


  • First bites at Ichiban: Great show, good chow but the guys just down Turner McCall are still the ones to beat. Dining
  • Labor Department to help Toyo Tire recruit on Aug. 23 in Calhoun. Jobs
  • Regional commission seeks comments on Beaulieu project; company to pay $1.6 million in taxes a year. Business
  • Latest on Buckle in Rome.  Honors for Brinson Askew's Richardson. Townsell joins Floyd. Craton Promotions: Next Generation. Coosa Valley Financial unites holdings. Roundup
  • Kiwanis Club's Volleyball Showdown is Aug. 23. Independent Living offers 'time out for chocolate.' County Commission meets Tuesday. Briefs
  • Cowboys, bat boys, bayou boys (and girls) and a Night at the Museum. What's ahead this weekend. Updates
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Inspections
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

  • We're now posting photos on our Instagram page as well. Follow us at Hometown
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder
  • Rome Braves win fifth straight, 3-1, over RiverDogs
  • Additional updates on the Braves: Big reunion this weekend.
  • Shorter's football team begins new season with check-ins, physicals Friday. Hawks
  • John McClellan's high school football: 7 local schools start 2014 season with new head coaches; scrimmages next. McClellan
  • Shorter sets Meet the Coaches lunch for Aug. 28 (date change).

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Mike Beavers of Rome High on what's ahead for the Wolves this football season. Changes on and off the field.
  • Jim Powell of the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary's Catholic Church on the Labor Day Barbecue coming to the Rome Civic Center.
  • Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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