Thursday, May 7, 2015

J.R. Cricket's coming to Rome; outlets add new restaurant. Cartersville sweeps double header; advances in state baseball playoffs. Sunny, mid to upper 80s through Sunday. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police arrest reports

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Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Sunny skies, high of 85, low of 56.


  • J.R. Crickets, known for their wings, targets July opening in Magretta Hall. Crickets
  • Luii's now open at Calhoun Premium Outlets; Chili's helping the Alzheimer's Association May 21. Restaurants
  • Roger, Diane Manis of Scott Logistics donate $25,000 for 62 body cameras for Floyd County Police. Cameras
  • Deal signs five bills sponsored by Dempsey and OK'd by legislators in 2015 session. New laws
  • Graduation for more than 600 Georgia Highlands' students is May 16. Graduate list and special faculty, student honors. GHC
  • Weekend: Graduations, baseball, barbecue -- and an adult prom. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Local hospitals get A, B grades in recent patient safety review. GHN
  • Obituaries: Graveside services Friday for Louvenia M. Shelley. Funerals
  • Public health restaurant inspections scores for Northwest Georgia brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.   Dining.
  • Bartow County Jail reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall 9-6; rematch today at 10:30 a.m. vs. Hagerstown.
  • Atlanta Braves beat Phillies 7-5.  Off today, at Washington Friday.
  • High school updates: Darlington in rubber match in high school baseball playoffs; Cartersville sweeps to next round.
  • Rome Middle School football back this weekend.
  • The Northwest Georgia Auburn Club will have a dinner meeting on Monday, May 11 at Roma Mia Restaurant
  • Colleges: The latest from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.


    Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA (98.7 FM or 1470 AM). Our guests include:

    • At 7:40 a.m.: Alisha Green, a Nurse Practitioner at Redmond Women's Center and Leah Skinner, a Redmond nurse who has strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer, on fighting back against cancer as part of a Mother's Day focus by
    • At 8:10 a.m.: Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on the ABCs of a good business: ABC – that is, attorney, banker, CPA.
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