Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rain expected all weekend long. Jimmy John's to open Sept. 16. Iconic Rome photographer laid to rest. Weekend Buzz. Weekend guide: BBQ, baseball and more. Sports updates, Friday night scores. Public Health restaurant scores

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Rain expected all weekend with 60% chance of storms this afternoon, high near 90.


  • The next opening: Jimmy John's at Charles Hight Square in Rome on Sept. 16. Restaurants
  • Iconic Rome photographer Bill Bussey laid to rest. Bussey
  • Weekend Buzz: Cameras will be off for a few days for the Berry eagles . . . Cedartown schedules Sept. 11 remembrance . . . Deal of the day (or Christmas in August?). Buzz
  • Weekend: Baseball, barbecue, Native American culture, Tom Sawyer in Rome. Calendar
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia. 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 fall 6-5 as final home stand of 2014 gets under way vs. Savannah; fireworks tonight after the game.
  • Norman Arey's series premiere of Norman's No-Nos: A good start for Georgia Tech, Auburn, Alabama -- and Clemson. Arey
  • Friday night scores: Huge wins for Darlington, Cartersville, Adairsville.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: How did John do Friday night?
  • Shorter's 'Hawk Talk' premieres at 8 a.m. Saturday on The Jock 99.5 FM
  • Berry College partners with Stretch Internet to stream athletic events this season

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 Monday as we rebroadcast several recent interviews:
  • Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on getting ready for the Christmas shopping season now.
  • Jim Powell of the Knights of Columbus on the Labor Day Barbecue at Rome Civic Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday.
  • Jason Bearden of Highland Rivers Health on local services and possible uses for the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property.

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