Friday, August 15, 2014

Hobby Lobby on track for Sept. 19 opening. Help (still) wanted: Floyd emergency director. Huge weekend in Northwest Georgia. Weather: Highs near 90, slight chance of rain Sunday. Public Health restaurant scores.

For more on these stories and for tomorrow's Rome news today, please see 

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Near 90, sunny skies through Saturday; 20% rain chance Sunday.
  • Kickoff forecast tonight: 86, sunny skies, low humidity.


  • Hobby Lobby's front-end work continues; Sept. 19 opening still a 'go.'
  • Floyd seeks new County Emergency Management director; vacant since late December.
  • Video: Floyd Breast Center's Aimee Griffin, Foundation's Cassidy Carter on Hometown Radio discussing 3 Rivers Run, Paper Doll Parade.
  • Knights of Columbus Labor Day BBQ ready to start smokin' as tickets go on sale (with coupon to save $1 on Rome Braves' game).
  • Big Cat Quest fishing tournament adds a Rome stop on Aug. 30.
  • Exchange Club gets Blood Assurance update today. Rome leaders meet Monday to review Tennis Center plans.
  • Tillman 5K, Health Walk. Health fair for men (mostly). And time to get dancin.'
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for 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:

  • 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 hang on for 3-2 win.
  • Braves at Charleston tonight.
  • Plenty of high school football scrimmages tonight. Games
  • Georgia High School Football Daily picks Darlington to win AA Section 7. Click
  • John McClellan on high school football: New challenges in 2014 season for many programs. McClellan

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:
  • A meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office as we look at our recent cool weather and what's ahead for the rest of August across Northwest Georgia.
  • Deanna Dennis, a counselor at Highland Rivers Health, with an update on suicide prevention and warning signs, including risk factors and resources.
  • Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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