Wednesday, September 17, 2014

$36 million Etowah Grove off the Bypass gets a green light. Bids sought on first hotel near LakePoint. Latest business updates (Hobby Lobby, Neaton Rome). Farmers' market roundup. Low of 57 tonight as cool front settles in

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Mid 80s today but the best news is overnight as we'll see a morning low of 57.


  • Brewster's $36 million Etowah Grove on the Bypass gets green light from regional planners; Deal to attend regional commission meeting Thursday. Etowah
  • Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites looks like the first hotel due at LakePoint sports center in Emerson. LakePoint
  • Business: Honors for Berry, Davis of Brinson Askew. Updates on Hobby Lobby, Neaton Rome, Rome Cleaners. Updates
  • Chattahoochee Tech healthcare management program blends medical, supervisory skills for graduates. Health
  • Season's final Berry College Student Enterprises' farmers market this Saturday; two others set for today. Berry
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia.  Dining.
  • Floyd County Jail reports from 4 and 8 a.m. as well as 8 p.m. Crimewatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • West End Elementary students preparing for Saturday's Roman Rumble.
  • YMCA Arsenal Rome Soccer Club updates: Last weekend's results; what's ahead this weekend
  • Honors for Berry College's Preston Stewart.
  • John McClellan's high school picks: Narrow Rome win; Darlington 8-point underdog; first win for Cedartown; Calhoun cruises; Cass crashes.
  • Shorter University's sports updates. / Football season Next: Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas vs. West Texas A&M, 2 p.m. kickoff. Next home game: Oct. 2 vs. Mississippi College, 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
  • Berry College's sports updates / Football season Next: Team off this Saturday.  First home game Sept. 27 vs. Rhodes, 1 p.m., Barron Stadium.
  • Coming Friday: Norman Arey's Norman's No-nos, 15 locks to lose in college football this weekend.

  • 7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online
  • Please join our guests including:
  • Bill Peterson, athletics director of Shorter University, on Saturday's huge game in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Willis Potts on the Greater Rome Chamber's upcoming program featuring social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus at Rome City Auditorium on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m.
  • Berry's Greg Howard on the student enterprise team's final farmers market of the season this Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. near the Cage and Krannert centers.

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