Thursday, July 14, 2016

Heard on the Street: Doughnuts for an injured cop. Fire fight in 95-degree heat. Busy weekend in Northwest Georgia. Raccoons interrupt Rome Braves' game.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Heat index of 100 later today; hour-by-hour forecast plus weekend outlook. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Heard on the Street -- or Tweet or text: Doughnut delivery for injured officer. A real hot spot. Who's new. And Republicans rock ('n roll). Tweet
  • Buzz: Highlands helping hungry students. Critical need for blood donations. Tomato festival, low country boil coming up. Buzz
  • Weekend: Soul Fest, farmers markets (and expo), Homespun Festival on the calendar. Weekend
  • Remembering Carol Roberta Hall Langford, John Edward Riley Jr., Julian Reese. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • SEC Media Days concludes today.
  • Rome Braves: Charleston RiverDogs edge Braves 3-2 in 10 innings on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Rome Braves endure a ... raccoon delay ... in game vs. RiverDogs. Raccoon
  • Next: At Charleston, today. At Columbia, Friday-Monday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: All-Star break.
  • Rome, Coosa grads join Berry track and field team.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Softball, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Melissa Reder, the new principal of Saint Mary's Catholic School, and Christa Jackson on what's ahead for 2016-17.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce from the Small Business Development Center on what small business owners need to know about retirement and overall exit strategies.

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