Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Rhino Smokehouse hopes to open late this month. Foundry's latest, 'May the fourth be with brew,' and why it works. Georgia Health News series focuses on closing of NW Georgia Regional. Storms due Thursday; cooler Friday

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: Rhino Smokehouse hopes to open later this month. The Foundry takes a different spin on 'Star Wars' day: 'May the fourth be with brew.'  Yup, it features 'dark' side vs. 'light' side beers. Cinco de Mayo at an Italian place? Why not? First Bank opens in Calhoun. Business

Georgia Health News' special report on the fate of Northwest Georgia Regional patients: Years after closing, some ex-patients struggle for housing. Health

New science museum now open at Berry College; includes some pieces shared by Tellus in Cartersville. Museum

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Wind advisory Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; gusts of 30-plus mph.  Next cold front means business -- high of 59 on Friday, low of 45. Weather

Education: 60% of Saint Mary's Catholic School's fourth through seventh grade students qualify for Duke TIP. Darlington's Cates receives Vincent J. Dooley Award and Scholarship. Education

Buzz: Pepperell High's Lexi Beard showcases art to the Deals. Free Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling on May 13.  Plus five more. Buzz

Remembering Mrs. Allie Sue Patterson. 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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome Braves rally for a 4-3 win over the Suns
Honors for Berry soccer star.
Shorter Softball's first game pushed to Friday by rain.
Community sports updates and a look at summer sports camps.

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

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m.  Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, as well as Ryan White, who is helping organize the Kickoff Classic, or Lenora McEntire, the school system's new Public Relations manager.

8:10 a.m. Mandy Perry with Blood Assurance's Rome office on the need for blood as we enter the busy summer months.

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