Wednesday, June 17, 2015

'Bigger' baseball plans at LakePoint? Smoothie King coming to Rome. Loudermilk sets town hall meeting. More heat today; air quality alert, too. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

For continuing updates and latest news, see

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Another round of mid to upper 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees.
  • Tips on staying cool plus a guide to local cooling stations. Safety


  • 'Bigger' baseball at LakePoint? Nothing involving the Braves except the previously announced clubhouse store. Baseball
  • Business: Yellow Door Antiques opens. Those tiny cabins. Green light for Buchanan's. Business
  • Smoothie King coming to the corner of Turner McCall and Martha Berry. Smoothie
  • Cave Spring Pharmacy the second independent to close in recent weeks in Floyd County. Closings
  • Berry's Dr. Brian Carroll named educator of the year (newspaper/online news) by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Carroll
  • Coosa Valley: Freedom Fund Banquet is June 26. Loudermilk plans town hall. Ham radio exercise set. Good grief: Charlie Brown in Cedartown. Coosa Valley
  • Manufacturing jobs, Rome City Schools opportunities among offerings of upcoming career fairs. Jobs
  • Seth Ingram named executive director of the Rome International Film Festival. RIFF
  • Georgia Health News: Childkind assists parents of fragile children. GHN
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Our list of summer camps across Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Big plans for Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall to Hickory, 7-6.
  • Today: At home vs. Hickory, 7 p.m.
  • Latest Rome Braves roster moves.
  • Atlanta Braves fall to Boston at Fenway, 9-4.
  • Today: Boston Red Sox at Turner Field, 7:10 p.m.

Hometown Headlines on the radio, 7-9 a.m. WRGA 98.7 FM

  • Please join our guest today including:
  • At 7:40 a.m.: Shorter University's JJ Merritt, the new assistant men's basketball coach.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Detective Joe Costolnick and Lt. Chris DeHart of the Rome Police Department on Operation Thunder Rolling.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Dr. Brian Carroll, chair of Berry's communication department, on his new book, "A Devil's Bargain," due next month.

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