Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Not even built yet, East Rome Hardee's for sale. Latest on ALDI opening. Northwest Georgia teen gets starring role in movie due Aug. 22. Latest health and business updates. CrimeWatch: Murder arrest; attack on Red Top trail. Smog alert in Bartow; high of 9

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Nothing but the low 90s through Sunday with rain possible beginning Thursday (20%) and then growing to 50% over the weekend.
  • Smog alert again for Bartow County, metro Atlanta today.


  • East Rome Hardee's months from opening and already up for sale. Business
  • Update on the ALDI opening on Aug. 28: ribbon cutting, sweepstakes and store hours. ALDI
  • Chloe Grace Moretz, the star of the upcoming movie 'If I Stay,' has roots, family in Northwest Georgia. Star
  • Construction on new Polk Medical Center should be completed by late September (video/radio interview). Health
  • Surya breaks ground on 1 million-square-foot office/distribution center in Cartersville; to employ 165. Surya
  • Students honor Dr. Paul Brock. Seminar explores blood clot concerns. Dr. John Cowan retiring. Health
  • Tellus camera tracks fireball that fell near Georgia-Alabama line. Fireball
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Inspections
  • Gordon County murder suspect captured near Silver Creek intersection of Ga. 101 and Wax Road. Arrest
  • Woman reports attempted attack on Iron Hill Trail at Red Top Tuesday; partial description of suspect. Attack
  • 'Routine' traffic stop nets drugs, cash, arrest in Adairsville. Arrest
  • 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.hold on for 3-2 win over Lexington. Rare three-game winning streak; sweep possible tonight.
  • Additional updates on the Braves: Big reunion this weekend.
  • 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.

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:
  • District Attorney Leigh Patterson and Sheriff Tim Burkhalter on the growing concerns over gangs in Rome/Floyd County.
  •  Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, and Dr. Raymond McKoy on the Health Initiative for Men's health fair coming up Aug. 16 at the Floyd County Health Department.

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