Thursday, September 4, 2014

10,000-square-foot office/retail site proposed in East Rome. Huge weekend under way (film festival, football, concert). Democrats have busy week ahead. Storms hold off but more rain due today. Job fairs set.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Flood watch, flash flood warning in Gordon expire as most of the area was spared from heavy rain.
  • A tad cooler going into the weekend with highs mostly in the upper 80s or normal for this time of year. Rain expected throughout the weekend, 40% chance.


  • Free seeks zoning change for 10,000-square-foot office/retail on Turner McCall; East Rome homeowners group opposes. East Rome
  • Busy week-plus ahead for Floyd County Democrats with HQ opening, visiting state candidates. Politics
  • Huge weekend under way in downtown Rome with the international film festival, Shorter Hawks football and First Friday concert. Events.
  • Work continues on new Hardee's in East Rome. Business.
  • State Labor Department to host recruitment drive for federal OJT training program in Rome on Sept. 11. Jobs
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores from 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
  • Shorter hosts Paine Lions at Barron Stadium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Game preview
  • John McClellan's picks for week three: Model moves to 3-0; rough weekend for Rome, Calhoun, Cartersville, Unity
  • Berry Vikings announce 2014 football ticket plans for five home games at Barron Stadium. Several options and packages available. Tickets

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  • Please join our guests today including:
  • Tony Kunczewski, head football coach of the Berry Vikings, on the start of the college's second year of football, this Saturday in Maryville, Tenn.
  • Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on tips for business owners including marketing, pricing and finances.
  • Attorney General Sam Olens on a bizarre public access case in Dawson County.

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