Thursday, June 8, 2017

Another Shorter coach resigning. New food truck joins local barbecue battle. Sears, Kmart stores closing in Calhoun, Ft. Oglethorpe and Dalton. Berry alum's success with McDonald's. Road improvements coming to Bypass at Riverside Pkwy. More sunshine for weekend. Sports updates.

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

Another Shorter Hawks' coach out: Longtime women's basketball coach Vic Mitchell resigning. Shorter

Dining: New food truck, Three River BBQ, joins the smokin' hot barbecue battle in Northwest Georgia. Dining

Business: Local McDonald's franchisee shares his 'Taste of Success' in Berry magazine. Business

Sears and Kmart closing stores in Calhoun, Fort Oglethorpe and Dalton. Closings

Buzz: GDOT to begin work on improvements to Bypass at Riverside Pkwy. on Friday. Berry's Brian Carroll receives grant from Scripps Howard Foundation. Bartow History Museum updates. Buzz

GHC alumna from Polk County follows her passion to 'save the world' and now helps those with same addictions she has overcome. GHC

Education: Blood Assurance awards 12 'Crystal Green Memorial Scholarships' to recent high school graduates. Education

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly sunny, high near 78, slight rain chance tonight. Beautiful weekend ahead. Forecast

Remembering Pamela Spivey Branch, Paul Morgan Lowe, Lou Winnie Norton, Otha Lamar Ray and Delmonte Eugene Wood. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

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

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

Rome-Floyd Parks and Rec announces baseball champions for 2017 season.
Rome Braves lose another to Augusta, 5-2. Game 3 of series tonight.
Community updates including Saturday's 'An Afternoon with Coach Phil Jones' honoring the retired Shorter University football coach.

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Please join our guests Thursday including:
7:40 a.m.: Dr. Brian McNiece of Harbin Clinic on men's health month now under way.
8:10 a.m.: Bill Peterson & Bob Berry on Saturday's  "An Afternoon with Coach Phil Jones".
8:40 a.m.: Salvation Army's Capt. Jason Smith and Board Chair Mark Kozera on the Salvation Army Family Store and June 10 yard sale.

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Health headlines: Georgia Health News

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

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