Monday, June 20, 2016

Draught beer growlers on sale starting today in Rome; what's next. Sales tax holiday makes brief return. Heat returns by midweek.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Back to the low 90s this week. New storm in the tropics headed toward Mexico. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Growlers: Take-home draught, craft beer sales start today in Rome with two more options brewing. Growlers
  • Georgia's two-day sales tax holiday for back-to-school is July 30-31. A look at what's covered - and what Alabama, Tennessee are doing. Sales tax holiday.
  • Buzz: Darlington's Purple Tie 'Tigers and 'Tails' set for Aug. 13. Busy June for Rome Tea Party. Buzz
  • Remembering Mrs. Carolyn Eubanks Jones, Mrs. Betty Yvonne Holtzclaw Snead. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce a 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 fall  8-2 to Grasshoppers to end first 'half season.'
  • How the Braves did for the first 69 games of 2016.
  • Next: All-Star break through Wednesday; home Thursday-Sunday vs. Charleston.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves beat Mets 6-0 on Sunday; off today.
  • 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.: Rome City Commissioner Bill Collins on Soul Fest coming to Ridge Ferry Park in July to benefit the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Louise Branham on upcoming DIGS concert at Brewhouse.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Ellen Archer from the Cartersville/Bartow County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the new shuttle from LakePoint to downtown Cartersville.

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