Thursday, January 5, 2017

Winter storm watch as 1-3 inches of snow likely between Friday afternoon, Saturday; updates all day. Hotel: Courtyard construction resumes; 84 new rooms in Cartersville. Bull riding returns to Forum

For these and today's latest news, please see


Ware Mechanical ALERT: Winter storm watch for our area from 1 p.m. Friday through 1 p.m. Saturday; until 6 p.m. in some areas. 1-3 inches of snow expected. Storm watch

Winter storm watch: Closings, delays, cancellations. Plus additional alerts. What to know

Business: Construction resumes on on-again, off-again Courtyard by Marriott on West Third Street. New Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Cartersville. Business

Cedartown man now faces murder charge as victim in Lindale shooting on Dec. 28 dies from his injuries. Murder

First local scam alert for the new year: Fines for 'missed jury duty.' Scam 

'Indoor weekend' ahead? Bull. As in the 12th Annual Third Rivers Invitational Bull Riding competition Friday, Saturday at The Forum. Bull

Buzz: 'Beer pairings' next from Speakcheesy/River Dog. Blood Assurance's 'BAChampion' launches. Blacks Bluff Road closing. 'Valentunes' returns. Buzz

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Weekend celebration Jan. 13-16 to include play, prayer breakfast, symposium and Freedom March. King weekend 

Knights of Columbus say thanks for huge support during Labor Day barbecue; $25,000 in profits donated to community groups. KofC

Remembering Mrs. Doris Taylor McDaniel, Michael Ellis Edge, Hugh Dorsey 'Bug' Warren Jr. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

SPORTS: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report 

 Falcons to play at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at The Georgia Dome; opponent to be decided.

Playoff tickets on sale, $75 to $325.
High schools adjusting schedules just in case Friday's weather is bad; many games moved to tonight.
Please check with each school before traveling to games tonight or Friday.
Latest local college basketball scores.

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

7:40 a.m.: Updates on our incoming winter weather.

8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on starting the new year right plus updates on the upcoming GrowSmart program.

8:40 a.m.: Dr. Renee Carleton from Berry College on the latest eagle egg and what comes next.

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