Tuesday, August 5, 2014

O'Charley's adds overflow/employee parking lot. Mexican restaurant due near East Rome Walmart. Patterson, Burkhalter take on gangs. John McClellan's high school football column returns. Smog alert in Bartow, ATL; high of 91.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Code orange air quality alert for Bartow County, metro Atlanta today. High of 91.


  • What's the scoop on all the dirt being moved off Avenue A? Additional parking for O'Charley's. Dining
  • Patterson, Burkhalter team up on anti-gang billboard. Gangs
  • Home sales down again in July; around 7% below year-to-date numbers from last 2014. Real estate
  • Exchange Club named nation's top Toys for Tots campaign in 2013. Smile Report
  • And the genre of the newest restaurant coming to East Rome is ... Mexican. Restaurant
  • Centennial memorial service for First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson is this Monday at 6 p.m. First Lady
  • Health Initiative for Men returns Aug. 16. Berry extends Thursday farmers markets through Aug. 21. Briefs
  • 11th Rome International Film Festival set for Sept. 4-7; opening, closing films announced. RIFF
  • CRBI's River Revelry returns Aug. 23 with raft races, Musselhead crownings and auctions. Coosa
  • 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

Returning today:

  • John McClellan's high school football: 7 local schools start 2014 season with new head coaches; scrimmages next. McClellan

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 take opener vs. Legends, 7-4.
  • Additional updates on the Braves: Big reunion this weekend.
  • Huge fall ahead for Barron Stadium with college, high school, middle school football -- and Peach State. Barron

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Matt Gorman, administrator of Polk Medical Center, on the latest updates on the new hospital quickly rising on U.S 278.
  • Gail Johnson on the Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and 2 Mile Health Walk on Aug. 16.
  • Nancy Smith on next Monday's Centennial Memorial Service to remember First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Rome at 6 p.m.

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