Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Chilling Floyd Schools video will change how you drive. Ollie's opens in Cartersville in October. Area restaurants offer unique 'plates.' Mid 90s by Friday.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid-90s by Friday through Monday; slight chance of rain early next week. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Safety: Floyd Schools, first responders produce a chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Nine minutes
  • Business: Ollie's due on red hot Main Street in Cartersville in late October. Busy Downtown Development Authority agenda. Plus: Chamber updates. Business
  • Dining: Schroeder's, Johnny Mitchell's, Maine Street make state '100 Plates' list. New owner for Rome's Popeye's (and BK). Update on Greener Burger. Dining
  • Buzz: Berry Student Enterprises' summer farmers' market returns July 16. Summer Feeding program celebration is today at Ridge Ferry Park. Buzz
  • Education: Floyd Board of Education extends Superintendent Dr. John Jackson's contract a year; gives tentative OK to 2016-17 budget. Schools
  • Independence Day features Harbin Clinic's Splash Bash with race, contests, concert and fireworks. Splash
  • Remembering Mr. Marty Michael Rogers. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 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: Rematch with RiverDogs today at 1 pm.
  • Next: Thursday-Sunday, in Greensboro.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • 5 Rome Braves named to South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 21. All-Star
  • 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. today including:

  • At 7:40 a.m. Kristi Kent from the city of Rome and Convention and Visitors Bureau on the '100 plates' report on top local restaurant picks including three in our area.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: A meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office on the heat wave steaming our way this weekend.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Mike Hacket, city of Rome, on changes on where we draw our water and why.

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