Friday, August 1, 2014

Sweet Bar replaces Hana's, expands menu (chocolate-covered bacon). Rome, Floyd students back in class; sales tax holiday begins. Latest business, health updates. Public Health dining scores: U for popular spot. Wet weekend under way.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Rain returns now through Sunday but not as heavy; look for around a third of an inch of rain now through Saturday night. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s. Some storms possible.
  • Tropical Storm Bertha threatens Puerto Rico.


  • The Sweet Bar opens in former Hana's location with expanded focus, including southern desserts. Sweet Bar
  • Rome, Floyd schools back in session; so is morning traffic. Plus: Tax holiday begins. Back to school
  • CNN: Cartersville jet bringing stricken U.S. doctors back to states for care. What CDC says about Ebola. Updates
  • Woods wins recount in runoff with Mike Buck for GOP state school superintendent nomination. Politics
  • Cartersville man gets 30 years in federal prison for child pornography production, possession, other counts. Courts
  • Huge second quarter for Mohawk; Bank of the Ozarks grows again. Business
  • Free concert (but the question is where). Making big waves at wake board park. Farmers markets. Weekend
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia: 63 for popular Rome restaurant. Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Additional updates on the Braves: Big trade, big reunion.
  • Huge fall ahead for Barron Stadium with college, high school, middle school football -- and Peach State. Barron

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