Thursday, June 23, 2016

Barbecue restaurant planned for Bridgepoint Plaza? Courtyard update. Latest employment snapshot, county by county. Heat index of 97 today; smog alert in Bartow.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • High of 93 today with a heat index of 97. Smog alert for Bartow; how to track local smog conditions. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Barbecue restaurant now looking at Bridgepoint Plaza as Cotton Block continues to sizzle. Plaza
  • Business: Courtyard by Marriott now due by late December, early January. Two conventions on the way. Business
  • Jobless rate updates across Northwest Georgia in May. Employment
  • Latest updates on Paddle Georgia as the kayaks and canoes stop in Calhoun, depart for Rome. Paddle
  • Education: Floyd Schools set three new student registration dates; first day of classes is Aug. 2. Education
  • DOT contractor to do some painting maintenance at six key spots along the bypass. DOT
  • Briefs: Floyd Board of Education meets June 28, July 7. Georgia Northwestern sets GED orientation set for June 28, July 12. Briefs
  • Remembering Ms. Joyce White Clark, Charles A Nicholson, Mr. William Lamar Sims. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. VBS
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves open 'second season' tonight at 7 vs. Charleston.
  • Next: Today-Sunday at home vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: Braves fall 3-0 to Miami. Home today-Sunday vs. Mets.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:20 a.m.: Joe Cook, who's on the river with Paddle Georgia, updates us on the trip winding its way to Rome this week.
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Jayne Wyatt of the Polk County Sports Walk of Fame debuting Saturday in Cedartown.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Donna Carver, director of School Nutrition for Floyd County Schools, on how the program is doing this year as we near the midpoint -- and how you can help.

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