Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nearly 2,900 jobless in Bartow in May. 76-year-old cyclist dies in wreck on I-75 near Adairsville. More intense heat today; cooler by weekend. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

For continuing local updates, please see

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Call it the Alka Seltzer forecast as relief is on the way; so are more storms.
  • Tips on staying cool plus a guide to local cooling stations. Safety


  • May jobs report: 9,246 people unemployed in Northwest Georgia; jobless rate climbs in five area counties vs. April. Jobs
  • 76-year-old motorcyclist killed in accident on I-75 below Ga. 140 near Adairsville. Fatal
  • Coosa Valley: Oostanaula Lodge's BBQ, chip, blood donation event July 25. Good summer for 'Nitro.' Bartow meet and greet. Polk GNTC students help denistry mission. Coosa Valley
  • Georgia Northwestern's Catoosa campus will be ready by fall 2016. Catoosa
  • Harbor House awarded re-accreditation by National Children's Alliance. Harbor House
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics. 54 for local favorite in Rome. 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

  • Darlington alum Myles Englis ('12), who was a member of Darlington School Soccer Academy and now plays midfield/forward at Creighton University, has been listed as a Top 40 Prospect of the Premier Development League summer league
  • Rome Braves off Wednesday,
  • Rome opens 'second season' tonight at 7 vs. Augusta.
  • Atlanta Braves fall 2-1. Today: At Nationals, 4:05 p.m.

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

  • Please join our guests including:
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Michael Thurmond, superintendent of the DeKalb County School System and former Georgia's former Commissioner of Labor, who is the guest speaker at Friday night's Annual Freedom Fund Banquet.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Elliott Echols, a Darlington and Berry graduate, on being named to Maverick PAC's Future 40 List and his work with the Republican National Committee.

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