Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jazzy Southern Cajun headed to Dean Avenue; lunch back at Gravy Boat. Dining notes. First new renderings of Tennis Center (6). Politics: Nunn/Perdue debate Thursday; locals named to state campaigns. Heat wave begins: 95 today.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

We'll see highs in the mid 90s at least through the next week or more. Today's high: 95.


  • Jazzy Southern Cajun opening Dean Avenue restaurant. Jazzy
  • Gravy Boat brings back lunch service, including Chili Dogs and burgers (no change in breakfast hours). Gravy Boat
  • A couple of quick dining notes including ... gluten-free beer? Restaurants
  • 'First pass' from Cevian, Populous on what the Tennis Center could be (six images). Tennis Center
  • Nunn/Perdue debate on WRGA at noon Thursday. Carter, Perdue name locals to campaign teams. Hufstetler honored. Politics
  • Blood drive this Saturday. Emergency Preparedness Expo is Sept. 26. BooFest returns. Updates
  • Chattahoochee Tech's Acworth campus second largest in enrollment as new school year starts. CTC
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • John McClellan's first high school football predictions for the new season: Look for wins by Rome, Darlington, Model, Unity. McClellan

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  • Dr. Brian Carroll of Berry College's communication department on the media and the Ferguson story, and on baseball's new commissioner.
  • Cheryl Bishop, the director of development for the YMCA, on the Second Annual BooFest on Oct. 24 and seeking sponsors for the event.

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