Friday, June 26, 2015

More heat, storms possible today. LakePoint to partner with WellStar. Busy weekend in Bartow County. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

For continuing local updates, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • One more round of stifling heat and then a cooler, wetter weekend
  • Tips on staying cool plus a guide to local cooling stations. Safety


  • Whistle Britches opening on Broad July 2. Next up: Three new (well, mostly) takes on downtown restaurants. Broad Street
  • Buchanan's Sports Bar -- and Nightclub -- not wasting any time; look for a July opening. Near the mall
  • Dr. Phillip Brown named new principal of Rome High School. RHS
  • LakePoint Sports names Wellstar Health System as official health partner. LakePoint
  • Weekend: Freedom Fund Banquet, Cedartown concert (Scott Thompson), brewery tours, Rome Braves. Calendar
  • Coosa Valley: Bartow Winds plans July 3 concert. Rodeo returns July 10-11. In case of emergency . . . Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Health News: High court preserves subsidies in all states. GHC
  • Lawmakers reaction to Obamacare ruling: Isakson, Perdue, Graves, Loudermilk. Politics
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Advertising: Posting at 3 p.m.

  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: 13 homes from Rome to Armuchee (in our new format).

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 announce that infielder Ozzie Albies has been named to this year's roster for the 2015 Futures Game at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.  Also: Latest roster moves.
  • Rome Braves fall 3-2 in 12 innings to Augusta
  • Augusta at Rome tonight at 7
  • Atlanta Braves swept by Nationals. Thursday's final: 7-0.
  • Atlanta at Phillies, 7:05 tonight.
  • GHC women's basketball coach named to panel.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 7:40 a.m. Christa Jackson on the 2015 Independence Day parade in Cave Spring.
  • At 8:10 a.m. Mark Cochran of Cevian Design Lab on what's next for the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia at Berry College.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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