Friday, July 28, 2017

Joe says no new home yet for shoe shop as building now for sale. Another local retailer offering own sales tax holiday. Storms likely today -- a bit cooler, too. Police to motorists: Let's be careful out there; school is back in session (Rome).

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

Business: Joe Murray of Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop still looking for new home as former building is now for sale. Also: Second Rome retailer offering tax-free shopping. Business

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Morning storms could be severe; half-inch of rain expected. Good news: High of 84, snapping triple-digit heat index streak. Weather

Back to School: Back to School: From police to DOT, the plea is out for motorists to use extra caution as the school year begins. Plus: Floyd County Schools Kickoff Classic is Friday. Regional schedule for classroom returns. Safety

Buzz: Soul Fest is Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park. Coming up: Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meet Aug. 12. Local men are a first GNTC class. Buzz 

Remembering William Troy "Bill" Hartley, James Edward Kirby, Mamie Surel "Sue" Mull, Mr. Clifford Pace Jr., Daisy Rhinehart, Mrs. Ethel White Thompson. 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 Braves continue road trip in Asheville tonight.
Fall soccer registration begins.
Cartersville loses new baseball coach to retirement rules.
Latest high school football, Berry Vikings updates.

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

8:10 a.m. Kevin Payne  Floyd County Tax Commissioner,  and president of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials, on proposals to do away with state license plate tags.
8:40 a.m. Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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