Thursday, August 4, 2016

More Cajun cooking on the way. Another Broad-to-Central Plaza jump. Sykes sets sights on 300-500 jobs here. Harbin Hero Hustle to benefit five nonprofits.

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Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • No relief this weekend with highs in the low 90s. We had a high of 99 on Wednesday. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Dining: More cajun on the way as On the Bayou moves to former Opie's on Ga. 53 near Ga. 140. Dining
  • Business: Central Plaza adding tenants as redesign continues. Plus: More growth for Rome-based group? Business
  • Business: Sykes bringing 300 to 500 jobs to Berry Corporate Center; will start with around 100 employees. Jobs
  • Health: 'Harbin Hero Hustle' includes 5K, health walk, chance to help five local charitable groups (use #HarbinHeroChallenge). Health
  • Education: Safety tip -- pass a stopped school bus, get a $585 fine. Plus: Classes open today at Berry Elementary, Gordon and Chattooga counties. Education
  • Politics: Your voter information is now just a text away. Also: Rome Young Republicans meeting at Putt-Putt Aug. 11. Politics
  • Georgia Health News: Caregivers of veterans need their own support. Health
  • Remembering Janice Virginia Rakes Chapman, Ruben Hubert "Jack" Cordle, Nannie Belle Daniels. Mrs. Opal Wilson Willoughby. 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

  • High school football: Updates on scrimmages, unique team picture and season openers.
  • Georgia High School Football Daily:
  • Rome Braves snap skid, beat Lexington 3-1.
  • Next:  At home vs. Columbia; two games tonight beginning at 5 p.m.; home through Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At home vs. Pirates.
  • Berry, Shorter counting down to opening weekend of college football.
  • Preseason updates from the Shorter Hawks.
  • Community: Arsenal Rec soccer sign-ups and updates.

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Rusty Mansell, from 247 sports, on the start of high school and college football seasons.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce from the Small Business Development Center on how and why to use benchmarks.

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